The Pop Princess defends the Star Power winner against intrigues.
Fresh from abroad, a visibly energized Sarah Geronimo gamely answered questions from the local media during her recent press conference for Globe Prepaid held at the ABS-CBN compound last August 11. The 23-year-old admits that even after being in the limelight for the past eight years, she has yet to get used to the intrigues that come with being in showbiz. “Hanggang ngayon hindi ko kaya noh
(laughs). Natatawa na lang ako. Sa totoo lang, mas kaya ko na ngayon, basta hindi ko lang pinapansin eh. Natatawa na lang talaga ako pagka heto na naman, may bago na namang
issue, ganyan ganyan. Bahagi na talaga siya ng
showbiz,” she shares.
One of the issues she is constantly being asked about is her supposed rivalry with Angeline Quinto. Sarah admits she would probably have reacted differently when she was younger, but experience has taught her how to control her reactions to issues. “Siguro noon, mas magiging
affected ako kasi bago ako sa
business, ganyan. Kumbaga ma-o-verwhelm ako sa mga intriga, hindi ko kakayanin. Kasi noon, napagdaanan ko na yan nung nandoon ako sa
point na tama na. Pero may
realization din ako na hindi kailangang ipilit ang isang bagay. Halimbawa, kasi kami ni Ate
Rachelle (Ann Go), laging pinag-sho-
showdown na kailangan kung bibirit siya, bibirit din ako, yung ganun. Pero ngayon talagang nasasabi ko na ako po ay hindi para dito. Ito lang ang kaya ko. at may kanya-kanya tayong galing
so wala namang dahilan talaga para i-
compare ang bawat isa
,” she explains.
Sarah also says that she doesn’t see the need for the public to compare her and Angeline because they both have their own strengths and appeal when it comes to singing and performing. The Pop Princess even defends the newer singer against rumors that Angeline is more difficult to work with because she supposedly has an attitude problem. In fact Sarah looks surprised that such an issue was even brought up. “May ganun?
No, parang hindi totoo yan kasi
personally kilala ko naman
si Angeline. Ang makakapag-
prove naman nyan yung mga nakakatrabaho niya eh, na napaka-
down-to-earth. Ako na nga yung nagsasabi dun sa tao na,
‘Angeline, huwag mong abusuhin yung
health mo, pati yung boses mo alagaan mo. May karapatan ka magsabi kapag pagod kana,’ kasi siyempre di ba yung boses naming kailangan alagaan yan. Hindi habang buhay andiyan ang boses
,” she stresses.
Sarah says she also experienced the same thing when she was starting out so she knows exactly what Angeline is going through right now. “Ako, napagdaanan ko na yan na talagang
I was doing everything at the same time. Ayun na nga. Kasi andoon yung
pressure eh. Kumbaga hindi ko alam yung gagawin ko, sunod lang ako ng sunod.
So yun yung ma-i-she-
share ko lang kay
Angeline na pagka hindi na niya kaya, wala namang masama
to say it in a polite way ‘di ba?
” she says.