She might have gone through a really rough patch in her life last year, but “Queen of Hugot Songs” Moira Dela Torre has apparently moved on from it and is now living in a new chapter – the so called “happy era.
Since the second half of 2022, many of us have surely noticed the drastic changes on her, especially with her physical appearance. She has become relatively become leaner, more daring when it comes to the clothes that she wears, and more glowing, which had a lot of people buzzing.
But the process she went through before getting to where she is at present wasn’t really easy, which she imparted in her exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News resident showbiz correspondent MJ Felipe in November 2022. She opened up about losing herself and the motivation to write songs, and it took her quite sometime to get back on her feet and to muster the courage to let go of some of the baggage she carried, including some people from her life.
The ASAP Natin ‘To regular told MJ, “When I exited that season, I felt like I was released from prison. It felt like I was allowed to be the creative Moira that wrote ‘Malaya,’ and I lost her for a little bit. But now, I’m very careful with the people that I allow into my life, the projects that I allowed in my life.”
She continued, “Ironically, this crazy season has made me a stronger and a braver person. I thought this season would make me more scared. But God works in mysterious ways and definitely used my weakness and made it into strength.”
Moira was able to regain her energy in composing songs and eventually bounce back, thanks to the help of her family and friends who are there for her through it all. She started again by signing up with Republic Records Philippines in hopes of expanding her wings in the global music scene, and, at the same time, still doing special projects with Star Music. She also went back to writing songs for her upcoming new album; released the first single off it titled “Ikaw At Sila,” which seems to be about that “difficult chapter in her life”; and kicked off her world tour this year by staging a concert in Araneta Coliseum early this month.
The “Babalik Sa’Yo” singer also opened up losing her self-esteem. “I think I just healed. There was a long time that I wasn’t confident in how I look, how I felt. There was a time, after a long day at work, I would go home and feel good and feel confident. But I think, after so many years, ngayon ko lang naramdaman na ‘I don't look so bad after all.’ I’m not so bad after all.”
While a new love hasn’t come for Moira yet, she seems to be currently enjoying this phase of her life and striving to be a better version of herself. Check out some of her stunning glow-up photos in this gallery!