MANILA -- Comedienne-singer Maria Krista Aguilar, popularly known as Ruffami, wanted to establish her own identity when she auditioned for "The Voice of the Philippines."
Aguilar said she really wanted to be a singer since elementary. But she ended up being an impersonator of actress Ruffa Mae Quinto after a friend of his dad told her she looks like the sexy comedienne.
"Gusto kong patunayan na hindi lang pag-iimpersonate [kay Ruffa Mae] ang kaya ang puwede kong i-share sa ibang tao," she said. "Na meron naman akong talent kahit papaano at baka sakaling magkaroon ako ng sarili kong identity."
However, Ruffami fell short singing Rihanna's "Diamonds" during the Blind Auditions of the competition.
"Minsan sumosobra o kumakapos sa nota. Pero ang diction mo, klaro e," Coach Lea Salonga noted.
"I wanted to hear something different from the song. That just did not happen," said Coach Bamboo Mañalac.
Despite failing to impress the coaches with her singing skills, for Coach Apl.de.ap Ruffami is still a winner.
"Para sa akin panalo ka pa rin kasi pinapaligaya mo 'yung mga kababayan natin e," he said.
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