Yeng Constantino's Edgy And Kikay Style

Find out how the Rockoustic Princess of the Philippines translates her music into fashion, as she talks about her first fashion endorsement.

Even when she was still a teenage dreamer in Pinoy Dream Academy, Yeng Constantino already showed so much potential as a performer and songwriter. Fast forward to the present, Yeng, now 21, is living her dream as an award-winning and best-selling recording artist.

A lot of things are going on for the "Rockoustic Princess" of the Philippines, and one of these is her first fashion endorsement for Rough Rider Jeans (RRJ), together with comedian and host Vhong Navarro. Incidentally, Yeng is RRJ's first female celebrity endorser.

So how exactly does a young pop rock singer and songwriter express herself through her personal style? At the press conference for Yeng's launch as RRJ's image model, we tried to find out Yeng's take on fashion and her new endorsement.

How did you feel when RRJ chose YOU as their endorser?

Nakakataba po talaga ng puso. Ito po 'yung unang endorsement ko ulit. Parang ganun. Ang tagal ko na po since nag-endorse ako ng produkto. Sobrang saya, ang sarap ng pakiramdam na may mga nagtitiwala sa'yo para maging torch-bearer ng kanilang produkto, so I'm looking forward pa sa maraming projects na darating with RRJ.

Sa transition ko from being 'yung bata na naka-Chucks dati at naka-gown and all, 'yung evolution ko bilang artist and sa age ko na 'to, ang sarap lang na meron kang kasama or partner na tutulungan ka para sa fashion na gusto mong ipakita sa mga tao.

What similarities do you see between RRJ and your music?

'Yung nakikita kong similarity ng RRJ with my music and my style is pareho kami ng RRJ na edgy, very young, and adventurous. Ang RRJ parang laging nagpre-present ng bagong fashion. At saka 'yung lahat ng kabataan kaya [itong] sakyan. Hindi mahirap intindihin, tapos ang sarap suotin. Parang 'yung music ko, parang ang dali lang niyang intindihin, hindi sobrang lalim, so ganun 'yung style ko and ganun 'yung style ng RRJ.

Who are your fashion icons?

Si
Taylor Momsen ng Gossip Girl. Siya talaga 'yung gusto ko. Actually hindi ko 'yun alam, 'yung stylist ko 'yung nagpakita sa 'kin. [Tapos sabi ko,] "Wow, ang ganda, gusto ko siyang gawing peg!" So nakikita ko 'yung buhok niyang gulo-gulo lang ['pag] lumalabas siya ng bahay. Kinukuha ko 'yung paparazzi photos niya, 'yung ibang porma niya [kasi] sobrang cute and rock and roll. Also, si Hayley [Williams] ng Paramore.

Do you get bothered when people say that you act/look a little 'tomboyish'?


No, hindi naman ako bothered 'pag sinasabi nila na tomboy ako kasi alam ko naman 'yung truth, hindi naman ako ganun. So ako, I just wanna be myself, ayoko masyadong mag-worry. Pero maganda rin 'yung nakikinig ka sa mga tao--'yung magagandang [sinasabi tungkol sa'yo], keep mo sa heart mo pero 'yung mga nakakapagpa-down sa'yo, throw [them] out. So ako, bina-balance ko lang.

So do you have a kikay side?

Favorite color ko pink, hindi lang halata. Like 'yung case ng iPod ko, 'yung pillow ko, and 'yung bedsheet ko kulay pink.

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