829: Letting Go Of Toxic People With Shanaia Gomez

Shanaia Gomez is an actress, TV commercial model and singer.  She is also one of the fiveLetting Go Of Toxic People With Shanaia Gomez newest talents of Rise Artists Studio, a unit of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic.  Born in Ireland and raised in Canada, Shanaia got her first big break when she landed her first TV commercial in the Philippines.  Since then, Shanaia has starred in many TV commercials for some of the biggest brands in the Philippines and has expanded her career into acting, hosting and singing.  One of her missions is to spread positivity and good vibes as much as possible.  Shanaia has also been featured in METRO Magazine, Manila Bulletin and more.

Shanaia talks about how she used to measure her self worth from social media and how that made her go into a dark place in her life at one point.  She also shares how letting go of toxic people in her life gave her the freedom to show up as her authentic self.


Shanaia Gomez is an actress, TV commercial model and singer. 

Cultural Background

Shanaia is of Filipina and Italian descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

You accept the love you think you deserve.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is accepting yourself including your flaws.  It’s something you constantly work on.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shanaia relied on other people’s approval and started using things like filters and photoshop to look perfect on social media.  Her self worth was measured by how many likes and followers she had on social media.  When she moved to the Philippines and started losing many friendships, she went into a dark place at the age of 14 and felt worthless.

The “AHA” Moment

Shanaia realized that having more friends wasn’t necessarily a good thing, some of the people she surrounded herself with were fake and toxic.  She also realized it was not worth it and let go of the toxic people in her life.  She now has a small circle of friends and family that she goes to for support through good and bad times which gave her the freedom to show up as her authentic self.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Shanaia is doing better now since she was able to focus on working herself and she still continues to work on herself every day.  She accepts herself including her flaws and stops comparing herself to others.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Surround yourself with people who care about you.  Accept your feelings even if you are sad or upset at the moment.  Take things one step at a time.  Do the small things that make you happy.

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