Lea Salonga editing own Wikipedia page


Posted at Oct 03 2013 03:57 AM | Updated as of Oct 03 2013 10:53 PM

Broadway diva and 'The Voice of the Philippines' coach Lea Salonga. Photo: Handout

MANILA -- Broadway star Lea Salonga is not impressed with a Wikipedia entry detailing her 30-year career, saying there are "several egregious errors" on the page that she wants to correct in the next few days.

The 42-year-old singer went candid on Wednesday night, as she shared on Twitter that she made an initial edit on the "Lea Salonga" entry on Wikipedia.

"Check out the top of my Wikipedia entry (link). I wrote the 'egregious error' blurb at the beginning. So don't touch it!" she said. 

At around 9:35 p.m., Salonga's Wikipedia entry showed a line on top of the page, which read: "Lea Salonga is actually going to edit this biography over the next few days as it contains several egregious errors due to misinformed individuals who think they know her career better than she does. Thank you. (October 2, 2013)" 

A screenshot of Lea Salonga's edited Wikipedia entry as of 9:35 p.m. Wednesday

It has since been edited out. On Twitter, Salonga said she was not the one who removed the blurb.

In the revision history of the Wikipedia page, a user with the handle "MsLeaSalonga" said: "I am the subject of this biography, and will be making edits over the next few days. Thank you."

Salonga also replied to a follower on Twitter, who noted the online encyclopedia is "not a reliable source." The singer quipped: "It will be once I'm through with it."

Wikipedia is described as a "collaboratively edited, multilingual, free Internet encyclopedia."

It is said to have 30 million articles in 287 languages, and ranks sixth globally with an estimated 365 million readers worldwide.

Salonga, a self-confessed geek, would appear enthusiastic in interviews when asked on the subject of online and video games.

She is also one of the more active Filipino celebrities on social networking sites, with a verified account on Twitter followed by over 2.1 million users.