In her three decades in the music industry, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid proved time and time again that there is a lot more to her than her intense vocal range. She has a good heart, fun-loving personality, and a Cinderella-like story that inspire many dreamers – these are the reasons why she is everyone’s ‘idol.’
Many would call the Asia’s Songbird as their idol. She does not want to be tagged as such, though. Regine believes only God is worthy of that term,’ so she would rather want to be called as an inspiration, someone others could look up to.
Yet, even a superstar like her is a fan, too. On top of her list of favorite singers is Sharon Cuneta whom she was able to share the concert stage with just last year. Regine is a big Sharonian she still gets starstruck with her until now. Regine as a fan girl is just like anybody else who would save money to buy movie tickets. There’s something magical and relatable about Sharon’s movies that never fails to awaken the dreamer in her.
As she becomes an icon in the OPM scene, Regine slowly paints her personal life with contentment and joy. She loves being a mother and a wife, apart from being a singer.
As a mom, she would describe herself as a worrier. The anxiety even grows now that we are facing a pandemic. As much as possible, they limit going out unless called for tapings. On the brighter side, she is able to spend more time with her family. “I enjoy being with my husband. May time pa rin kami na we talk with each other, we encourage each other. Pero mayroon pa rin kaming alone time,” she relates.
On how the pandemic changes the entertainment industry’s landscape, Regine would rather focus on the excitement of new beginnings. Virtual performances seem the trend in this new normal. While she misses singing with a live audience, the digital setup does not lessen her passion when performing. “Ang iniisip ko pa rin maraming manonood sa akin, so ‘yung performance ko ‘pag live pareho ko pa rin binibigay kahit ako lang mag-isa o minsan ‘pag nasa studio na walang audience. We still give our 101 percent,” assures the Asia’s Songbird.