Charice has added to her impressive haul of accolades with her inclusion amongst femalenetwork.com’s inaugural Womanity Award winners.
Announced on March 8 to mark International Women’s Day, Charice was named as the winner in the Entertainment category, one of 10 catergories in what is the first year of the Womanity Awards.
The winners in each of the categories were selected after more than a month of online voting from readers. The criteria for the award seems to have been a simple one: which Filpino women’s stories of triumph, talent and determination inspired their readers the most.
Charice took the award ahead of three contenders, actresses Angel Aquino, Iza Calzado and comedienne Eugene Domingo, but as the only one of the four to have a truly international career, she was always heavily fancied to take the gong.
“Charice is a household name – and not just locally, thanks to Oprah Winfrey’s patronage and her own powerful set of pipes,” femalenetwork.com state in their bio, before highlighting her down-to-earth attitude despite her fame as a source of inspiration.
“But despite the international renown, she continues to be as loyal to her fanbase (now thousands, perhaps millions strong) as they are to her, and she keeps it real by never forgetting where she came from – an attitude any you Filipina can learn from.”
The other categories included in the awards ranged from arts and advocacy (charity work) to business and science.
Lea Salonga, who has long been a living entertainment icon in her home country because of her successful Broadway and West End career, claimed the award for arts. She has also long been a vocal supporter of Charice.
Charice has already won one significant music award this year, when she was named J-WAVE Best New Artist in February, also after some online polling.
She took one night out of her highly successful Tour of Japan to attend the awards ceremony in Tokyo, at which she also performed.
Last year, in November, Charice received the prestigious BPInoy Award in recognition of her continuing success abroad, and her status as a figure of national pride.
By Admin, Charicemania.com
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