After releasing her first online album this year after more than a decade, Star Music singer Rachel Alejandro said she is raring to make more music again and get into collaborations with other local artists. The “Ang Pag-ibig Kong ito” singer admitted that she would love to collaborate with young and talented singers like Inigo Pascual.
“Meron akong isang kanta ng tatay niya na si Papa P in the album called ‘Kung Ako Ba Siya’. And the reason bakit may ganung kanta diyan is because sabi ko kailangan meron akong papa P na song dahil kailangan meron naman akong kilig na kanta dahil iniisip isip ko si papa P nung inaawit ko yun for the album (laughs). But anyway aside from the fact na anak siya ni papa P is he’s such a good performer. I’m so impressed with his development as an artist lalo na ngayon nagkaroon pa siya ng international show. Ang bongga di ba? Sobrang bongga and it’s very well deserved. I love the fact that he sings and dances. Nung nag-uumpisa kasi ako as a singer di ba ganun din naman yung image ko nung kabataan ko nung ‘Mr. Kupido’ days, ‘Kulang sa Pansin’ days. So parang I would love that,” she said.
When it comes to female singers, Rachel singled out former child actress and theater star Krystal Brimner.
“Actually naumpisahan na namin ito, si Krystal Brimner. Meron kami supposedly pelikula together. Tatlo kasi yung bida dito, it starts Morissette Amon and then si Krystal Brimner yung isa. But it’s been put on hold for such a long time now an nandun na nga tayo sa point na medyo nagdadalaga na rin si Krystal. But ever since I met her dun pa lang when she was Annie, ininterview ko na yan dun sa aking daily talk show nung panahon na yun and I was really just so impressed with her. She’s such a good actress and a good performer all around. I’d love that maybe some day we’ll see,” she admitted.
At 47 years old, Rachel shared the secret to her youthful face and body. “I work out and I really try to get fresh air and sunshine. I go out. I try to be outdoors as much as I can. Vitamin D. Maganda yan para sa immune system. Kaya nga dito nagbubukas ako ng bintana kahit na on the days na wala kaming shoot and andito lang ako sa room, yun yung ginagawa ko. And of course tuloy tuloy ang workout ko dito. Yan naman ang gawain ng lahat ng mga cast dito sa The Broken Marriage Vow. Pag hindi kami nag-shu-shoot, ayun nag-wo-workout. So ang saya dahil very healthy din yung mga kasamahan ko dito. So we kind of encourage each other to stay healthy dito kasi sa panahon ngayon that’s so, so important to keep your immune system working properly. So yung pag-wo-workout, nutritious food, pagpapa-araw, napaka importante niyan. And of course yung genes na rin siguro. Nakita niyo naman yung tatay ko di ba hindi tumatanda? (laughs). Siguro suwerte lang talaga ng aking minana,” she said, referring to her father, OPM icon Hajji Alejandro.
Rachel also gave an update on her longtime diet and healthy food delivery service which she started in 2004 along with her sister Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck.
“Okay naman. We’re doing quite well. We’re doing better with my sister Barni. Siya talaga ang Sexy Chef at namamahala niyan. You know we’ve been blessed kasi 18th year na namin. Can you believe it? Kumbaga kung nagkaanak na kami, nag-debut na this year. At ilang beses na kaming nasa bingit ng kamatayan dahil nga during the pandemic ang hirap talaga pero kahit papano naman ay nakakaraos with all of your support,” she added.
Rachel is also part of the cast of the upcoming drama series The Broken Marriage Vow which is the Philippine adaptation of the 2015 hit BBC series Dr. Foster.