The Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez has always been honest and vocal about her life story. There are numerous articles and interviews chronicling her rags-to-riches journey and all the struggles she has battled with before becoming the artist that she is today.
Looking back on her bittersweet past, Regine is grateful for where life has taken her. She knows there are other talented singers out there but fate has still very kind by choosing her to be the one sitting on her throne. With all humility, Regine recognizes that her success is not hers alone but the people who have stayed beside her since the beginning, especially her family and late father Mang Gerry.
Regine doesn’t believe in luck; rather, her mantra is focused more on dependence with God who blesses her more than she imagines. She shares that even her decision to come home as a Kapamilya was a leap of faith. The Songbird admits being clueless of what lies ahead especially now that her age is not fit for career experiments anymore. Yet, she just felt something strange in heart; as if her inner voice is telling her to do something that would re-awaken the excitement in her life.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Regine also talks about her artistic skills and her relationship with make-up. Unknown to many, most of Regine’s looks are created by her bare hands. She began her love affair with make-up since she was 12 years old, the time when she was starting in the industry and still cannot afford to pay the services of a make-up artist.
The Songbird and King of Talk also talk about her co-performers in the Kapamilya variety show ASAP. According to Regine, Sarah Geronimo is a wonderful and passionate singer. Despite her musical prowess, Sarah is still scared at times; to which Tito Boy remarks, “Fear fuels excellence”. Meanwhile, she describes KZ Tandingan as halimaw; belting out high notes as if she is a giant. Regine has a different kind of admiration for Yeng Constantino’s songwriting skills coupled with her soothing voice. Morissette Amon is fearless but knows what she is doing, Regine tells. She also praises Moira dela Torre’s good storytelling skills and inspiring character.