After the controversial haircut and manly clothes, Charice has become one of the hot topics anew after she reportedly eloped with former “X Factor” finalist Alyssa Quijano.
Alyssa was 19 when she joined the reality singing show and a member of the girl group AKA Jam that judge/coach Gary Valenciano formed for his team.
Meanwhile, Charice’s mom Raquel Pempengco was quick to defend her daughter. She said no one’s even sure yet who Alyssa went with, adding that people should wait until Charice talks about her sexuality before people jump into conclusions that she has eloped with another girl.
“Tumawag po sa akin yung mommy nung girl (Alyssa)… Asking po for help… Nakatakas daw po kasi kahapon ng madaling araw, na may nakakita na dalawang babae din in a grey car. Nagpapatawag po ng media dahil ‘yun daw po ang akala niyang makakatulong para makita niya ang anak niya,” Raquel said in a text message.
But Pempengco said one should not jump to conclusions that the girl who took Quijano was indeed Charice.
“Kung ako po ang tatanungin di ko po masasabing tanan ‘yun coz we are not sure if it’s really Charice who got her… Hangga’t hindi po mismo natin naririnig kay Charice ang totoong pagkatao niya… Para sa akin ‘di po dapat mag-judge dahil sa physical appearance lang,” she added.
If you don’t know Alyssa, here’s her audition video: