Charice was grateful for the overwhelming support that she received from colleagues following her confirmation concerning her gender preference.
Broadway star Lea Salonga gave the young international singer a boost of confidence in her tweet, saying that she has inspired a lot of young people with her courage to stand up for herself. Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo also defended Charice from bashers as previously reported here on Push.
To which Charice stated, “Idol ko talaga yun (Sarah). Isa nga yung hinihintay ko na magsalita about this and she did. Ms. Lea Salonga, yung iba ko pang mga kaibigan, lahat… Paris Hilton, Ryan Seacrest, maraming salamat po,” said Charice who’s nominated as Female Performer of The Year in the upcoming Yahoo OMG Awards 2013.
She could only hope that her critics would eventually learn to be happy with her decisions in life. “Sana kung ano nafi-feel ko ngayon na happiness at fulfillment, sana ganon din ma-feel ng ibang tao na gusto ko, like yung family ko at ibang tao.”
On a lighter note, Charice revealed that Sarah happens to be her biggest local celebrity crush. Hence, she was really happy when the singer-actress expressed support towards her. “Si Ate Sarah po, kasi siyempre she’s pretty. Bonus na yun. We all know that. Pero napakabait niya and I know dinefend niya ako.”
As it is, she and her girlfriend Alyssa Quijano each has their own showbiz crush. “Siyempre naman ‘di naman mawawala yun. Meron siya meron din ako,” Charice cheerfully exclaimed. But before other people jump into conclusions, Charice’s admiration for Sarah is no big deal as she even calls her “ate” (or elder sister). “Ate Sarah talaga [ang tawag ko], eh mas matanda siya sa akin.”