Photos credit to @loveangelinequinto IG
Admit it. Once in your life you become a full-fledged supporter of a certain person and/or group, and has dreamt of meeting them in person and profess your admiration for them.
It’s a far-fetched ambition for some due to various circumstances, but not for Angeline Quinto who’s able to work and become friends with her ultimate idol Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
From being just a fangirl who satisfied her feels through watching her on television, renting video tapes to see her movies, collecting her records, and putting her cut-out pictures on a collage, the Queen of Teleserye theme songs finally fulfilled her wildest dream of seeing her idol in person and performing with her onstage.
They first met in 2002 through the defunct Star for A Night, with the Asia’s Songbird as the host while she was one of the contestants. Although she wasn’t fortunate enough to win the singing competition dominated by Sarah Geronimo, that encounter was followed by the veteran singer’s guesting on her first-ever solo concert in 2011. This was after her victory in Star Power: Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar, wherein she introduced her as the “next superstar”.
That was the start of a fan and an idol’s sweet and strong friendship. Aside from supporting each other’s personal endeavors, they also prove their willingness to stand by one another by addressing the controversies involving them.
All the things happening between them is definitely overwhelming, thus, the 28-year-old power belter found it hard to contain her emotions during the presscon of their 2016 Valentine’s concert “Royals”, wherein she shared how she felt working with her idol and a funny anecdote of her as Regine’s avid fangirl.
Angeline’s inspiring success story only shows that nothing is impossible for someone who believes in herself and has an unwavering faith. Besides, there’s also no harm in being involved in a fandom as long as you set your idol as a motivation and would not cause your destruction.
With the ultimate success she possesses, it’s now her time to inspire aspiring singers to pursue their dreams. We’re so proud of you, Angge!