Our cultral norm hails fair pale skin as the epitome of beautiful. Combine it with long straight jet black hair and we have the usual standard of beauty. But most Filipinas aren’t born with that skin color but actively try to achieve that. There isn’t anything wrong with that, and there are a lot of people who totally rock their fair skin. It’s just that I don’t think that being fair skinned is for me. This isn’t a popular opinion, but let me explain why.