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Mariel De Leon finally made up her mind on what she wants to be

  • After ‘Ang Panday’ with Coco Martin, Mariel De Leon has finished two more movies, ‘Latay’ and ‘Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara’
  • She shared that she’s excited to share the stage with Ogie Alcasid as the singer invited her to his Valentine concert ‘Master of Love’
  • She finally decided to be a singer than actress after her controversial statement: “Ayoko nang maging beauty queen.”
  • She’s bound to to go to New York to pursue a music course

Mariel De Leon will be on stage with Ogie Alcasid on his Valentine concert “Master of Love,” which will be held at the Newport Theater in Resorts World Manila. She’s excited to perform as Ogie chose her to sing with him the duet.

“All I Ask of You”, from the musical “Phantom of the Opera.” “I was the one who chose it and I’m glad Sir Ogie agreed to sing it with me.”

She shared that she loves singing more than acting, it is no doubt that she has a talent as she is from a family of singers. Her dad Christopher de Leon, and her aunt, Pinky de Leon, are both good singers.

“I want to study classical voice, preferably abroad,” she says. “I’m really partial to classical and jazz music. Late bloomer ako sa music, e. Back then, I still didn’t know what I really wanted to do. Nag-join ako sa Bb. Pilipinas, pero ayoko nang mag-beauty queen. Ayoko nang mag-diet at ayoko na ng mga question and answer. Now, I’m more sure of what I really want, which is to focus on music.”

“I think that’s good,” says Ogie Alcasid. “Alam mo kung ano ang gusto mo at saan ka magiging mas comfortable. That’s a really good way to start. So just keep on honing your craft.”

Mariel has done two new movies, ‘Latay’ and ‘Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara,’ after ‘Ang Panday’ with Coco Martin, but she says she has realized that she really loves singing more than acting.

If ever, ‘Latay’ and ‘Patayin sa Sindak’ would be her last films, as she decided to go to New York to look for a good school, where she would need to stay for four years to finish her music course.

What’s her role in these movies?

“In ‘Latay’, ako ‘yung first girlfriend ni Allen Dizon, who’s the battered husband of Lovi Poe. Nagselos sa’kin si Lovi at sinampal ako nang dalawang beses. Sa ‘Patayin sa Sindak’, I play the ghost, but hindi natapos ang movie because our director (Chris Ad. Castillo) passed after a heart attack. I think they’ll get another director to finish it.”


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