Angeline Quinto shared what it's like to be the ultimate Regine Velasquez fangirl on Toni Gonzaga’s online talk show “I Feel U" last Sunday, August 17.
Her admiration for the Asia's Songbird started when she was just eight years old. She shared she would listen to Regine’s hits and sing them in small-town competitions.
"Marami po talaga akong inaral na kanta ni Ms. Regine, hindi ko talaga abot dati," Angeline revealed.
She also recalled the first time she met the Pinoy diva when she was 12 on the early-2000s TV singing contest “Star for A Night".
“Kaya po talaga ako sumali doon, nung nalaman ko na Ms. Reg 'yung host ng show. Isa sa mga dahilan ko po 'yun.”
And just like most fangirls, Angeline was left in awe when she finally saw Regine in the flesh! "Siguro 'pag sobrang idol mo, gusto mo lang siya tingnan, kahit anong ginagawa niya gusto mo lang siya makita. Parang ganun."
Regine, who was also present during the interview, talked about the "altar" in Angeline's room when she was younger.
While shooting for "Star for A Night", Regine's dad walked up to her and pointed to an eager fan. "[My dad said] 'Uy, magpapa-picture daw 'yung isang contestant sa'yo. Sabi nung nanay, may altar ka daw sa bahay nila.'"
Angeline then explained what it meant, "Ate, ibig sabihin ni Mama, meron talaga akong lugar na puro picture lang ni Ms. Reg talaga sa kwarto."
When it came to her birthday celebrations as a child, Angeline's friends knew exactly what would make her happy.
"Kapag birthday ko, wala silang ibang ireregalo sa akin kundi mga picture sa dyaryo at magazine ni Ate Reg, naka-envelope 'yun. Tuwang-tuwa na ako. Kasi alam nilang ididikit ko lahat," she said.
Hearing all of Angeline's love and respect for her, Regine couldn't help but feel proud.
"I'm happy, like I said, napa-proud ako na naging parte ako ng karera niya kahit papaano, [na] na-inspire ko siya."
Watch the full "I Feel U" episode here!
"I Feel U" streams every Sunday on the digital platforms of ABS-CBN Films (Star Cinema), ABS-CBN Global, and ABS-CBN Music at 6pm. It's also available on TFC.tv, TFC IPTV, and TFC Cable Satellite.
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