Pop Star Princess wins top honor at 25th Awit Awards
MANILA, Philippines -- Sarah Geronimo readily disagreed with a supposed remark by a veteran composer on her life achievements -- that the only thing lacking in her life now is a "boyfriend."
|Sarah Geronimo. File photo
At the sidelines of the 25th Awit Awards held Tuesday night, Geronimo was asked to respond to an alleged remark by composer Vehnee Saturno after the Pop Star Princess won at the annual awarding ceremony: "Boyfriend na lang ang kulang."
"Wala po 'yun. Hindi totoo 'yon," Geronimo said of the remark. "Hindi naman 'yun ang makakapag-kumpleto sa 'kin as a person. 'Yung pagmamahal ko talaga, unang-una muna sa Diyos, at sa sarili ko, kailangan matutunan ko 'yun."
Before she was romantically linked to actor Gerald Anderson early this year, Geronimo was rumored to have had a blooming relationship with actor Rayver Cruz. Her aborted romance with the two actors were supposedly caused by the disapproval of Geronimo's parents.
Asked Tuesday night about Anderson, the singer-actress respectfully declined to answer, saying, "Huwag na lang po natin pag-usapan."
"Panalo na ako sa mga pagmamahal ng mga tao sa paligid ko eh," the 24-year-old singer added. "Wala na akong hihilingin pa. I couldn't ask for more."
Having won the Best-Selling Album of The Year award at the 2012 Awit Awards for "One Heart," Geronimo indeed has other reasons to be happy.
"Iba 'yung joy pag nare-recognize ka sa mga trabaho mo. Hindi ko akalain na mabibigyan ako ng award for this album, kasi last year pa po ito eh. Magte-10 years na po ako sa business, at it's good to know na naa-appreciate parin 'yung ginagawa ko as an artist," Geronimo said.
The Pop Star Princess added that she dedicates her latest recognition not only to her family, but also to her ever supportive fans. "Of course sa Panginoon, sa pamilya ko, to everyone who bought the album, sa lahat ng mga supporters, sa Popsters. Grabe talaga, sobra 'yung support nila," she said.
With a self-titled concert variety program to her name ("Sarah G Live"), the actress-singer said she intends to continue entertaining fans. She also expressed gratitude for being entrusted with the Sunday night program.
"Unang-una sa lahat, gusto ko magpasalamat sa ABS-CBN, dahil napakalaking proyekto po nito para sa akin. Sariling show ko po ito," she said.
"Nandoon palagi 'yung pressure, pero as long as may mga tao kaming napapasaya at nae-entertain, nandodoon pa rin kami," she added.