She has said she would borrow bus fares to travel to amateur singing contests, and eventually broke into the American market when she was invited at age 15 to appear on "The Ellen De Generes Show" after the show had seen a fan video of her on You Tube that went viral.She also appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show" and has had a recurring role on "Glee" as the character Sunshine Corazon.
She stares into the camera, commanding attention while she sings “Look at me,you may think you see who I really am, but you’ll never know me.” A deep guttural burst of sound comes out of by the time she’s reached the chorus, and it’s easy to ignore the lack of video quality or family photos perched on the desk behind her, anything that might deem this display the performance anything less than professional. Charice, now 22 in May, came out last year, but it hasn’t made her talent any less awesome.
Her father, 40-year-old construction worker Ricky Pempengco, had been at a small grocery store in the San Pedro township south of Manila late on Monday when he brushed against a drunk man who became angry and stabbed him with an ice pick in the chest and back, according to the Laguna province police chief, Senior Supt. A manhunt has been launched for the suspect, with a 20,000 pesos (£295) award for information leading to his arrest.
Cruz said the killing appeared random and there was no indication the suspect and victim had any prior grudges.
When asked about the possibility of transitioning into a man she said: 'Not exactly transitioning to like a 'male male' but basically like…my soul is male, but I'm not going to change everything,' she said as if struggling for the right words.'You don’t want to change your body? 'Not change my body, I would change like, this look you know?
' She said gesturing to her new appearance of cropped blonde hair and less feminine clothes. 'That night when I was thinking about coming out I was ready to lose my career, ready to lose my fans, I was confident that I wouldn't lose my family because I knew that eventually they would understand me,' said the Infinity songstress.