MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – At EDSA Shangri-La Hotel’s Boracay Hall, on August 2, lunchtime, an exclusive press conference was held for the one and only Superstar, Nora Aunor, hosted by TV5.
La Aunor came home after a long stay for eight years of stay in the US and hiatus from Philippine entertainment circuit. She announced her arrival via her friend German Moreno’s radio program on DZBB.
Nora Aunor was sitting alongside with her long-time showbiz best friend German 'Kuya Germs' Moreno at the a panel before the media men exclusively organized by TV5.
During her stay here in the country, Nora is slated to do shows for TV5 and a movie with Gov. ER Ejercito to be directed by Tikoy Aguiluz. The role of Maria Agoncillo, the second wife of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Republic of the Philippines has been offered to her in the filming of ‘El Presidente’ and is intended to be an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
Though La Aunor was just the second choice for the role, she has no qualms of pursuing the project, after all, she has nothing to prove anyway.
At the afternoon function, Nora’s fans, supporters, and mostly press people who have witnessed the rise of the Superstar into stardom were all there.
Despite her absence, people are still interested about her and what she has been doing. A question was thrown at her if what could she say about Regine Velasquez tagging Angeline Quinto as the next Superstar and a follow-up question if she knew the celebrity that Velasquez was referring to, but she just dismissed it with, “Let’s not focus on those types of issues.”
Also, La Aunor is free to do some guesting and some films, but it should be coursed through TV5 first.
She was born as Nora Cabaltera Villamayor. She always loved to sing, and she was barely 13 when she had her first taste of success, winning Naga City’s ‘Darigold Jamboree’s Bulilit Singing Contest’ where she sang ‘You and the Night and the Music.’ She joined the contest out of necessity – her older sister needed P20 for her tuition and the rest was history. La Aunor was a great success story in Philippine entertainment industry breaking all traditions of making it a big star even if she’s not the ‘mestiza’ type.
As an artist, she also won countless citations, recognitions and awards for her acting. She was named URIAN’s Best Actress for her portrayal in ‘Atsay’ and FAMAS’s ‘Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos’, respectively. However, it was Gil Portes’ film ‘Andrea, Paano Ba ang Maging Ina?’ that gave her second Best Actress grand slam – from the FAMAS, URIAN, FAP and Metro Manila Film Festival.
Over t he years, she still reassured her fans and supporters that she is still the same Nora they used to know before. She still remains the crazy type of personality.
Nora’s first series of her fans days is set on Sunday, August 7 at Broadway Centrum.