Angeline Quinto denies getting plastic surgery

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 10 2012 09:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 11 2012 09:31 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Since being declared champion in singing contest “Star Power” last year, pop singer Angeline Quinto has made strides both as a performer and with her image as a celebrity.

Angeline Quinto. File photo

Quinto denied, however, that she had gone under the knife to improve her appearance, but had no qualms revealing other measures she takes to look every bit the pop star.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, the “Pangarap” singer admitted she gets weekly glutathione (skin-whitening agent) treatments from celebrity dermatologist Vicky Belo.

“Wala pa po akong pinaretoke, pero sa totoo po eh linggu-linggo naman po ako nagpapa-gluta kay Dra. Belo, at saka cleaning po, ‘yun lang po talaga ‘yung ginagawa sa'kin ni Dra. Belo,” she said.

The physical changes that come with Quinto’s new-found celebrity, it appears, is as evident as the changes in her life since her big win a year ago.

Changes

“Sobrang dami po [ng changes] eh. Unang-una, sa totoo lang po, mas dumami ‘yung kamag-anak ko po ngayon kasi,” she said.

“Kasi ‘yung mga dating ‘di ko naman po kilala, ngayo’y sobrang lapit na po sa akin at saka lalo sa nanay ko. ‘Yun po ‘yung unang unang napansin ko.”

Whether the sudden expansion of her kin is something Quinto sees as good or questionable, she didn’t say, but inarguably, the singer is thankful for the better quality of living her career affords.

“Masarap po talaga sa buhay ngayon kasi mas nakakaluwag at mas naibibigay ko po ‘yung mga kailangan ng pamilya ko,” she said.

But the comfort and ease of living are not without some sacrifices, Quinto said.

“Sobrang hirap po pala balansihin. Hindi ko alam na ganito po. Ang hindi nila alam ‘yung pagod po talaga, na minsan wala ka nang oras sa sarili mo lalung-lalo na sa pamilya mo,” she said.

“Parang syempre dapat po naman hindi lagi trabaho, dapat may oras ka rin para sa sarili mo, na minsan hindi mo maibigay, dahil sa dami ng iyong ginagawa,” she added.

'You Light Up My Life'

Currently, a factor in Quinto’s life that has a larger share of her time is dramatic actor Coco Martin. On the current status of their relationship, Quinto said, in jest, “Hindi pa [kami ni Coco], hindi pa po. Ewan ko ba diyan sa tao na yan. Tagal tagal ko nang nanliligaw eh, nung nakaraang taon pa nga eh.”

“Pero okay naman po kami ni Coco ngayon, magkaibigan parin po kami kaya lang medyo matagal po kaming hindi nagkita dahil nga po sobrang busy rin niya sa ‘Walang Hanggan.’”

For her launch as a film actress, Quinto is sharing the big screen with Martin in Star Cinema’s “You Light Up My Life.” The erratic schedule of the film’s shooting has led to speculations of its cancellation, but Quinto denied this to be the case.

“Hanggang ngayon naman po tinutuloy namin ‘yung pelikula. Medyo na-stop lang din po nung December hanggang January dahil po sa ‘Walang Hanggan,’” she said.

“Pero ngayon pong February at March, nagtuloy na po ulit kami, saka alam ko po kasi malapit na po ‘yung play-date niya kaya medyo minamadali na pong matapos. Siguro po sa bakasyon ay maipapalabas na,” she said.