Remember “Badjao Girl”? She looks even more beautiful now

The internet is truly unpredictable. Someone may just be passing by or just doing their jobs and the next thing they know, they are already trending and in a blink, they become instant celebrities.

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That is exactly what happened with Rita Gaviola or more commonly known as “Badjao Girl.” Yes, Rita is that girl whose photos went viral on the Internet in 2016 when a photographer took notice of her natural beauty during a festival in Lucban, Quezon.

 

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She then went on to have several guest appearances in various TV shows because of the attention she got from the viral photos.

Now, barely four years since that brief celebrity moment in her life, she became a guest on Eat Bulaga’s Bawal Judgmental segment looking more gorgeous than she did before. On the show, she also shared that she is now prioritizing her studies.

 

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Rita shares that even if she did not become viral, she will still pursue her education because this is very important to her. She says that it is better to have a diploma which you can carry even when you get old.

 

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When asked about her advice to her fellow Badjaos, Rita said that they should not stop dreaming because dreaming is free and no amount of money can buy it. She then went on to share that in her community, a lot of girls tend to marry early. As for her, she wants to be a good example to them that their origin does not define them as a person. Instead, they should learn to uplift their kind and be proud of who they are.

 

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That’s the spirit, Rita. A lovely young lady like you surely has a bright future ahead.