- “Queen of Soul” Jaya did not hesitate to admit that she was a victim of discrimination in showbiz
- She revealed that she was rejected in a famous show before
- Because of that, Jaya decided to try her luck in the United States
Kapamilya singer Jaya eagerly shared to public the unfortunate discrimination that she experienced when she was just young in the Philippine showbiz industry.
KAMI learned that the promising musician’s mother would always push her to get a job in several programs but she just got rejected.
The singer recalled a show, which she refused to name, that did not accept her because of her physical appearance.
She revealed that the production crew of the program discriminated her looks, color, and hair that was why she did not get the job.
“Siguro iba kasi nung panahon noon when I started. My mom was trying to push for me, hindi ko na sasabihin kung anong show at kanino,” Jaya quipped in an interview with PEP.ph.
“But I was really turned down because of my face, my color, and my hair—everything. Alam ko yung rejection na hindi ka maganda...” she added.
The veteran musician, however, believed that talent is more important than physical attributes or beauty.
She said it was also God’s plan that she made a name in the United States first before really appearing in the Philippines’ television shows.
“But at the end of the day, it’s all about your talent and when is your time, when is your moment. My moment didn’t come here,” Jaya explained.
“God had to put me there sa U.S. muna kasi nga mas bagay ako dun, di ba? Sabi Niya, ‘Dito ka muna, bigyan kita ng pangalan dito, hayan. Tapos tigil natin 'yan. Tapos dito ka ulit balik. And then that’s it, you settle,’” she added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Jaya broke her silence over the allegations that Regine Velasquez is given a VIP treatment in “ASAP Natin To.”
Born on March 21, 1970, Jaya is a Filipina singer who is dubbed as the “Queen of Soul.” She is now serving as one of the judges in “Tawag Ng Tanghalan sa Showtime.”
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