MANILA – Ogie Alcasid is not forbidding his daughter, showbiz newcomer Leila Alcasid, to entertain suitors or have a boyfriend.
But he has one condition to whoever plans to pursue his daughter with former beauty queen Michelle Van Eimeren.
“I would appreciate siguro if they come to the house, get to know the family. Wala namang problema iyon. Dumaan naman tayong lahat doon,” he said in an interview on Wednesday.
Alcasid said that’s one way for him to look after his 19-year-old daughter and keep his promise to Van Eimeren when she agreed to let Leila move to the Philippines and live with him.
“We are very hands-on, not only with her career but with her life. Pinangako ko kay Michelle na aalagaan namin siya. Every aspect of her life, we try not to be too pakialamero kasi siyempre she’s already 19, pa-adult na iyan. At the same time, gusto mong i-lead siya ng kaunti,” he said.
After only a few months since she moved to the Philippines, Alcasid said he is very happy with how Leila is slowly making her own mark.
“Si Leila is actually the one who’s getting a lot of attention. I am very happy for her that in such a short time, may mga fans na rin siya. Her Instagram following is growing and her Twitter following is growing. She’s remained very humble,” he said.
Aside from occasional TV appearances, Alcasid said Leila will soon come out with her own album, also under Star Music.