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[Musical Inspirations/Heroes]

Early Influences:
Destiny’s Child, Cris Villonco, MLTR (Michael Learns To Rock), Blue, A1, Mandy Moore, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Ronan Keating, Lara Fabian, Sarah Connor, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, LeAnn Rimes, BoA, Ronan Keating, Backstreet Boys

Musical Influences:
(In Pop): Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, Nina, Sharon Cuneta, Yeng Constantino, Charice Pempengco, Dima Bilan, Siti Nurhaliza, Priscilla Chan and Edison Chen.
(In Classical): Katherine Jenkins, Sissel, Anna Netrebko, Monserrat Caballe, Sumi Jo

Other Favorite Singers (Local and Foreign):
Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Yael Yuzon, Choi Siwon, Yamashita Tomohisa, Dmitry Koldun, Dima Bilan, Nikolay Rastorguyev, Rob Thomas, Robbie Williams, Kim Taeyeon, Lee Soo Young, Zhou Xun, Sogdiana Fedorinskaya, Svetlana Svetikova, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Jacky Cheung, Jin Akanishi, Nana Mouskouri, Sofia Rotaru, Carla Bruni, Ziana Zain, Leehom Wang, Sammi Cheng, Yuna Ito

Favorite Opera/Classical Singers:
Joan Sutherland, Kathleen Ferrier, Maria Callas, Beverly Sills, Cecilia Bartoli, Renata Tebaldi, Mady Mesple, Mado Robin, Natalie Dessay, Anna Netrebko, Luciano Pavarotti, Juan Diego Flores, Anatoliy Soloyanenko, Katherine Jenkins, Tarja Turunen, Diana Damrau, Kristin Chenoweth

Favorite Band/Group:
M2M, Superjunior, Girls Generation, Sugababes, Femminem, Deep Purple, Lubeh, NEWS, Big Time Rush, Twins (HK Band), F4

Favorite Singers From The Yesteryears:
Dalida, Mireille Mathieu, Nora Aunor, Diana Ross

Influences in songwriting:
Justin Bieber, Kate Bush, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Carla Bruni and Patrick Stump

Music she listens to:
The Housemartins, Nana Mouskouri, Dalida, Natasha St-Pier, Lara Fabian, Siti Nurhaliza, Sofia Rotaru, Ani Lorak, Makpal Isabekova, Dilnaz Akhmadieva and Hitomi Shimatani.

Dream Duet Partner:
Lea Salonga, Joshua Ledet, Philip Philips, Wilson Philips, Jessica Sanchez, Anna Netrebko et al.

Dream Ultimate Concert Partner:
Jose Carreras, Renato Bruson, Logan Henderson

First Major Performance:
A Message From Me (2002)

Worst Performance:
Angels Walk for Autism (2012)

Favorite History Event:
Araneta Coliseum – Echoes of Dreams

[Inspirational People]

Favorite Actors and Actresses (Local and Foreign):
John Lloyd Cruz, Kristine Hermosa, Enrique Gil, Olga Kurylenko, Milla Jovovich, Julie Andrews, Deanna Durbin, Francesca Annis, Eva Green, Keira Knightley, Glenda Jackson, Maria Schneider

Favorite Politicians/Public Figure:
Yulia Tymoshenko, Dalia Grybauskaite, David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Justin Trudeau

Favorite APEC Leaders:
Michelle Bachelet, Park Geun Hye

Favorite Fashion Models:
Laetitia Casta, Linda Evangelista, Jaslene Gonzalez, Natalie Gal, Anouck Lepere, Adriana Lima, Coco Rocha, Helena Christensen

Favorite Role Models:
Kate Middleton, Gillian Chung, Leehom Wang, Justin Trudeau

Favorite Writers:
Anne Frank, Emma Bronte

Favorite Composers:
Claude Debussy, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert

Favorite Directors:
Franny Armstrong

Favorite Scientist:
Dmitry Mendeleyev

Favorite Philosopher:
Ralph Miliband, Karl Marx

[Other Favorites/Interests]

Favorite Past Time:
Listening to music (all types), Sleeping, Learning different languages, Dancing, Shopping, Doing household chores, Doing something creative (like creative clothes designing, creative writing), Practicing hair and make up

Favorite TV Shows:
Lazy Town, Hi5, Hillsong Kids, Hillsong United, America’s Next Top Model, Russian Lessons, Dramarama, Hardwicke House

Favorite Movies:
Macbeth, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Two Who Stole The Moon, Julius Caesar, Last Tango In Paris, The Passenger, The Count of Monte Christo, Kings and Desperate Men

Favorite Shoe Stores:
Rusty Lopez, Gibi Shoes

Favorite Makeup Essentials:
Revlon, Avon, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, Maybelline New York, L’Oreal

Favorite Dishes:
Chocolate, Fish fillet, Lasagna, Salads, Pastas, Pizzas, all kinds of dairy products.

Favorite Dessert:
Yogurt, Lasagna, Grahams

Favorite Drinks:
Ice Tea, Orange Juice, European Tea

Favorite Perfumes:
Obsession by Calvin Klein, Miss Dior Cherie by Dior, J’adore by Dior, Opium by Yves Saint Laurent, NINA by NINA RICCI, Tresor de Lancôme, Euphoria by Calvin Klein, Midnight Poison by Dior, Play by Givenchy, L’Eau par Kenzo

Favorite Gadget:
The Tablet, Ipod

Favorite Color:
Red, Black, Maroon, Dark colors that suits me

Favorite Philippine City:
Manila

Favorite Foreign City:
Kiev, Astana, Toshkent

Favorite Metal:
Silver

Favorite Sport:
Badminton, Ice Skating, Gymnastics, Bowling

Favorite Proverbs/Quotations:
“Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be different” – Nick Clegg,
“Freedom is BETTER than non-freedom” – Dmitry Medvedev

Favorite good traits of a guy:
caring, understanding and considerate

Likes:
music, politics, friendly people, ancient history, conservatism in fashion, decency, comfortable places

Dislikes:
academics that was not suitable to my preferences, bullying, discrimination, unfriendly people, long trips on cars, hot weather, anything that destroys my life