Filipina Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco, widely known as Charice, just debuted her newest video, “One Day.” It was written as a part of the ACUVUE® 1•DAY Contest, where teens were asked to submit a photo and with a one-sentence caption stating what they hoped to accomplish “one day.”
Darien Chen, Rona Capono and Kevin Yu were the lucky trio who, as a part of their win, were flown to L.A. to star in the video, focusing on the typical struggles of high schoolers. Chen is in the beginning of the video and is seen drawing a self-portrait (he wants to be an artist!). Then you can spot Yu making some twists and turns as a dancer. And Capono, who wants to be a pediatrician, makes her cameo as a shy high schooler who goes through the awkward moment of not knowing where to sit during lunch (we’ve all been there, I’m sure).
“I’ve really grown to love the art of dance, and in entering the contest I hoped that it would help take me a step forward in pursuing my dream,” Yu said. “Working with Charice was amazing, she’s so inspirational! This overall experience so far has just been tremendous; I’m just loving every second of it.”
I remember seeing Charice make an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show only a few years ago and I was blown away by her voice . . . and amazing story of how she got to where she is now. If you don’t already know, she was born in the Philippines and raised by a single mother after they ran away from her abusive father. To make ends meet, Charice performed wherever she could, starting at the age of seven. Despite the struggles, she always kept in mind her dream of making it big in the music industry. It’s nice to see that Charice is inspiring so many people and giving opportunities to teens just like her. Way to give back, Charice!
Filipina superstar Charice recently made her second appearance as Sunshine Corazon on Glee, and we’re sure her fans were ecstatic. What if you got a chance to make an appearance on Charice’s new music video? Ecstatic? We think so.
Now through May 23, 2011, you can enter the ACUVUE® 1•DAY Contest for a chance to win a featured role in Charice’s new video for “One Day” (yes, the song co-written and co-produced by Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers) and a trip to L.A. Read on for more details.