Proud stage father Ogie Alcasid shared with ABS-CBN News that his daughter Leila is not yet focused on joining beauty pageants and is making efforts to improve her acting and singing skills instead. Leila is Ogie’s daughter with Miss Universe-Australia 1994 Michelle van Eimeren.
“Well, sabi naman niya nirerespeto niya ang mga beauty queen. Siyempre nanay naman niya beauty queen din kaya lang 'yung puso niya I think is in music, and she also wants to do acting. So 'yun ang gusto niyang gawin," he said during the 2017 MYX Music Awards.
The OPM singer-songwriter also said that he had mixed emotions when he learned that his daughter wants to join showbiz.
"Lagi akong kinakabahan pero when I see her naman she's excited and at the same time nervous. When she's happy, I'm happy too," he said.
Leila said she loves acting and singing. She is currently taking workshops under Star Magic.