Manila: Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco has had noninvasive cosmetic procedures in preparation for her debut in the second season of the hit TV show Glee.
The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ and Oprah Winfrey’s shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage procedure, involving an anti-ageing skin tightening device, and Botox treatment to make her “naturally round face” more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.
“She really has a natural round face. So we did Thermage. It will make her face appear narrow... so she will look beautiful in Glee,” she said.
Charice, in the same interview, said the face makeover was part of her big preparations “to look fresh on camera” for the Fox show, nominated in 19 categories at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards.
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“People will be anticipating how will Charice look? Is she good enough to pit against Rachel Berry? So of course there is tremendous pressure,” Charice said.
Charice, who recently performed in Dubai, said she’ll start filming at the end of July.