Charice’s new hairdo gets mixed reactions
By Karen Valeza | Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom – Wed, Apr 17, 2013 10:56 AM PHT
Yahoo! Southeast Asia Newsroom - Charice attends the 'Here Comes The Boom' premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on October 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
Charice’s choice of hairstyle never fails to catch attention.
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From her beautiful long locks, Charice has made various transformations by going blonde. She’s now sporting a short hairdo, reminiscent of K-pop stars. Others compare her hair to that of Daniel Padilla’s.
A photo of Charice sporting her new do went viral and abuzz online. The photo seems to have been taken in a campaign sortie where Charice was performing. She was wearing a blue polo with bow tie.
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Her new style earned mixed reactions from netizens. While many disapprove of her new do, many defended Charice’s choice of hairstyles.
Senatorial candidate Teddy Casiño defended Charice, saying that it’s normal for the young ones to experiment.
"Youth is the time to experiment and do all sort of things, even to your hair. So let's give Charice a break." - Teddy Casiño @teddycasino
Charice’s friend and music producer Troy Laureta also gave Charice words of encouragement.
"Never apologize 4 who u r and having the guts 2 expose yourself, regardless of what others say. U r beautiful." - Troy Laureta @TroyLaureta
Popstar princess Sarah Geronimo found it unfair for people to judge others based on looks alone.
“Kailangan natin irespeto siya sa pagiging artist niya. Hindi natin kailangan bigyan ng issue 'yung sexuality niya or kung anuman ang gusto niyang gawin sa buhay niya kasi hindi natin buhay iyon,” [We need to respect her being an artist. We don't have to make 'her sexuality or whatever she wants to do with her life' an issue because it's not our life.], Sarah said in an interview on TV Patrol on Tuesday, April 16.
In an interview on “The Buzz” last year, Charice expressed disappointment over people criticizing her image.
“Yung pinakamasakit ‘yung jina-judge ako ng mga tao na hindi naman ako kilala. Especially yung mga tao na kilala na nga ako, jina-judge pa ako. Kasi para po sa akin, parang kilala niyo naman ako, hindi naman porket nagpalit ako ng buhok, hindi naman porket may tattoo ako sa katawan ko eh iba na ako. Hindi naman ganoon iyon.”[The most hurtful for me is when people who doesn't know me is judging me. Especially those people who already knew me still judge me. Because for me, it's like, 'you know me', it doesn't mean that if I changed my hairstyle, or even if I had a tattoo on my body means I became somebody else. It's not like that.]
See more photos: Charice through the years
A very young Charice Pempengco attends party at Shrine during the Grand Opening Weekend Celebration at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 17, 2008 in Ledyard, CT. (Getty Images)
Charice Pempengco arrives at the 13th annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas October 11, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Singer Charice Pempengco performs during the 30th anniversary Carousel of Hope Ball to benefit the Barbara Davis center for childhood diabetes held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 25, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Singer Charice Pempengco, the international 16-year old singing sensation, arrives at Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Rising Stars Gala at The Beverly Hilton on Ocotber 30, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
Charice Pempengco attends the 1st Annual Night To Make a Difference At Mr. Chow on February 22, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
Charice Pempengco arrives at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XV held at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Getty Images)
Singer Charice Pempengco arrives at the 14th annual Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation's Grand Slam for Children benefit concert at the Wynn Las Vegas September 26, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event raises funds for the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, which helps improve education for underprivileged youth in the Las Vegas community. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actress/singer Charice attends the Woman's Day 8th Annual Red Dress awards at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actor/singer Charice Pempengco in the ring to sing the national anthem from the Philippines before the Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Singer Charice attends the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat at Teen Choice 2011 at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
It seems like Charice has grown tired of her long hair as she now sports a shorter and edgier hairstyle. (Contributed photo by Geo Yusooncho)