By Arika Kim
It’s tough being Belle Mariano. The 19-year-old singer, actress and model is one of the Philippines’ biggest Gen Z stars with a following of 1.5 million on Instagram.
Having been in the public eye since she was 9, Mariano is no stranger to criticism and the harsh opinions of others. Thankfully, she’s got a healthy way of dealing with any sort of backlash she might face.
In a recent interview with ABS-CBN, the actress reveals how she handles any sort of public bashing.
“Honestly, just never let the negativity affect you. As long as you know who you are, your core, and as long as you always seek the daylight. Surround yourself with the people you love and the people who love you. Surround yourself with positive people because I feel like the ones around you are the biggest influences in your life. We can’t blame them because we all have different preferences and opinions. It’s just a matter of respect and I feel like there’s just a lot of hate going around so why don’t we just spread kindness. It’s so easy to be kind,” she explained.
Despite her massive superstardom, Mariano’s everyday style remains rather simple. In photos on Instagram, she’s often seen wearing halter tank tops in various colours. From beige to green and even orange, halter tank tops seem to be Mariano’s go-to item when she’s looking for something simple yet fashionable.
Shop some of our halter tank top picks below: