After coming out with her real gender preference, Charice became more open about the real score between her and former X Factor Philippines finalist/AKA Jam member Alyssa Quijano. During the press con for Yahoo OMG Awards 2013, the international singer confirmed that she’s actually wearing their promise ring. She also couldn’t hide her kilig as she talks about Alyssa, whom she first met at an amateur singing contest when she was 10 years old. “Alam mo ilang beses ko siya tinanong, ‘Ready ka ba? Ready ka ba? Ready ka ba?’ And hindi naman kami yung ipapakita ko siya ganyan. kung makikita sya e di makikita siya. pero hindi kami yung ilalantad lang namin ng ilalantad.
Charice further shared that Alyssa is really supportive of her decision to admit that she’s a lesbian, which also means that they have to be open about the status of their relationship as well. Although she’s aware that she might get negative feedback because of it, she’d rather be honest than deny their romance. “Hindi naman po namin dinecide na ilabas. Ang napagusapan lang namin once na mag-come out ako, people are going to try to invade my privacy which kasama siya dun. Ayaw din naman namin i-deny, ayaw din naman namin lokohin ang tao, ayaw namin na lalabas kami tapos sasabihin namin friends kami. We’re not like that. We’re normal. Couple kami, eh di couple kami.”
Given her gender preference, Charice explained that she’s the masculine lesbian type. She actually looks up to Chris Brown and Justin Bieber when it comes to her fashion style. “Merong feminine, may butch. I think dun ako sa butch. Hindi naman sobrang makeup. Siguro konti lang. Pero we’re still trying to experiment kung ano yung right [look for me]. Kasi tinanong nila ako inspirasyon ko sa guys, which is sina Justine Bieber and Chris brown. They’re gonna mix it up. It’s gonna be different. Sobrang excited ako, ‘di ba halata? Kasi yung ibang tao nasanay na mini skirt and high heels, pero wala eh.”