One of her earliest You Tube video performances has a 14-year-old Charice wearing a red Bebe tank top over a feminine white button-down blouse as she croons Christina Aguilera‘s “Reflection” into a karaoke machine microphone.
“It made me sad because every time I saw something online, like a lesbian couple and one is like me, I could imagine myself like that; telling myself ‘That’s me.“Inspired but that doesn’t mean I’m proposing tomorrow,” she said in an interview on ABS-CBN 2 talk show “Aquino and Abunda Tonight” aired on December 23. Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70 titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Charice and his live-in partner Alyssa Quijano have called it quits.I want her (Quijano) to finish her studies,” she said.Pempengco said she wants to be “stable” first, adding that they are not going to shirk from their responsibility to their families. Charice admits to being inspired as well by the wedding of fellow singer Aiza Seguerra and actress Liza Diño last month.The performer got extra emotional when talking about her dad, and revealed his death was the beginning of her emotion unraveling.Taking it one step further, she confessed that she never actually tried to kill herself as rumored, but definitely thought about it.“We talk about it all the time,” said Pempengco in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph) during the wedding reception of GMA 7 stars Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera on December 30 at Mall of Asia Arena.We can’t avoid it, she said, “ “It feels good when you find ‘the one’…we can relate to it,” Pempengco said in a mix of Filipino and English.However, according to Pempengco, there are no concrete plans yet: “There are many things that we still need to accomplish in life.