"So to my dear Filipinas - take a look. Venus Raj, Danica Magpantay. Beautiful, dusky, exotic. STOP with the whitening creams already," [Model and former VJ Sarah Meier-Albano] tweeted.
Filipinos tend to turn to whitening products in an effort to achieve a complexion as fair as most commercial models and Hollywood stars.
Vice President Jejomar Binay earlier noted that a number of skin care companies are distorting the concept of beauty by pushing the use of cosmetics that make a person's complexion lighter.
"Cosmetic firms have been selling their products by subliminally promoting distaste for our natural brown complexion," Binay said in an interview.
Trouble with Pinoys: we are too busy copying to appreciate and develop what is indigenously inherent. Preference and adulation is instead showered on the tall and grotesquely fair-skinned but pathetically mediocre local celebrities.