Vanessa Hudgen's mother talks about raising her daughter with Filipino values, 'family is very important'


Actress Vanessa Hudgens and her Filipino immigrant mother recently opened up about raising her in the United States.

At a press conference in Manila on Friday promoting her upcoming travel documentary, the Salinas, Calif.-born “High school musical“Star She shared her experience. Growing up as a Filipino American.

“I definitely grew up American,” Hudgens, 34, began. “Except for all the rice and adobo and pancit,” she added with a laugh.

“I was very close to my mother and my sister,” Hudgens said, describing the “family aspect” that is prominent in Philippine culture. We’ve always been wrapped up as a pack, and that’s definitely something that comes from my heritage.

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Realizing that most of her own was “Filipino by nature”. Hudgens She recently revealed that her motivation to visit the Philippines was related to her own future vision.

“I’m 30 now. I’m thinking about raising a family and I want to be able to know my heritage so that I can have that. So that my children can know their parentage. So that they can know more about their own blood,” she said.

Her motivation is similar to that of her mother, Gina Guangco-HudgensShe revealed that she raised her own children as a single parent.

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“Raising two daughters in America, I try to model the Filipino culture and kindness,” she said. He said in a press conference..

Don’t forget who they are. Being true to yourself is the only way to be an example to other people, and kindness is always first in my words, and limiting yourself to small things and sticking to things that don’t matter. Because at the end of the day, family is very important.

Hudgens’ recent visit to the Philippines is part of her. An upcoming untitled travel documentaryThis shows that the Filipino American star is moving towards her Mother’s country of origin For the first time.

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It’s a very close look at my first experience in the Philippines. Just really getting to know this beautiful land and wonderful people and connecting with a piece of myself that’s always been there, but never intimately known.

Reflecting on her “eye-opening” experience in a new country, Hudgens expressed an early desire to return.

“My time here feels amazing and special,” she said. “But I need more time. The country is very big. It has a lot to offer.

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