Jessica Villarubin performs her first single "Ako Naman"
March 29 2021
During Jessica’s interview with Papa Obet, she looked back at her life before winning in GMA’s original reality singing contest.
She narrated, “Si Jessica po sa tunay na buhay isang simpleng bata lang po. So growing up, gusto ko na po talagang kumanta. So, I started singing when I was six years old.
“And ‘yung pagkanta ko po, ito po ‘yung way din na nakatulong ako sa family ko. Ito rin ‘yung dahilan bakit ako nakapagtapos ng pag-aaral.
“So, habang nag-aaral ako, kumakanta ako para may pambayad ako sa tuition ko. So, I’m very happy naman po na nakapagtapos ako ng kolehiyo po sa pagpupursigi ko rin na makapagtapos.”
Jessica Villarubin during her interview with Papa Obet / Source: @BarangayLS971 (FB)
Jessica also shared that she’s the only one among nine siblings who was fortunate enough to finish college with a bachelor’s degree in Education.
She said her mother who was a laundrywoman and her father worked as a carpenter couldn’t afford to pay for her college education.
Nevertheless, Jessica used her God-given talent to produce money for her education.
“Buti na lang nanalo ako noon ng isang contest na may malaking premyo. So, ‘yun ‘yung dahilan bakit ako nakapg-enroll ng kolehiyo po at nakapagtapos.”
She also said that joining ‘The Clash’ was a dream come true for her.
“Sumali po ako sa ‘The Clash’ kasi ‘yun po ‘yung dream ko na makapagperform sa TV, makasali sa isang malaking contest, like ‘The Clash.’
“Luckily po, ako po ‘yung nanalo. I’m very happy po right now sa mga nangyayari sa buhay ko.”
Things are indeed looking up for Jessica since her ‘The Clash’ win, as she had also undergone a beautiful transformation recently.
She described how it has changed her life by saying, “Si Jessica noon ay mahiyain, ang Jessica ngayon is confident.”
Jessica also explained why she decided to undergo such beauty enhancement.
“Ako naman po, I’m very open naman po sa enhancement ko. ‘Di ko naman po siya tinago talaga na parang naging proud din po ako na nagpa-enhance ako.
“Dati naisip ko na talaga siya, gusto ko nang gawin, like ‘yung pag-enhance. Pero dati hindi pa talaga 100%, pero ngayon parang gusto ko na talaga.
“Kasi I really love myself, self-love din and right now po I am more confident and happy. And ngayon po ‘pag nakatungtong ako sa stage, parang iba po ‘yung nararamdaman ko.
She then talked to beauty expert Dra. Vicki Belo, who served as her fairy godmother in her amazing transformation.
During the latter part of the radio program, Jessica also performed her first single “Ako Naman,” composed by Christian Bautista and available for streaming worldwide in Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube music, and other streaming services, only from GMA Music.
Watch and listen to Jessica Villarubin’s amazing performance and the rest of her interview with Papa Obet in the Barangay LS 97.1 video below.