Before becoming known as the Suklay Diva that she is now, Katrina Velarde had a very humble beginning.

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In a press conference held on Wednesday, January 16, Katrina shared her life before her videos became viral. According to her, she used to help her mother make sampaguita garlands.

“Yun na po talaga ‘yung ginagawa ng Nanay ko, nagtutuhog po siya ng sampaguita. ‘Pag wala po akong singing contest (na sasalihan) nagtutuhog din po ako (ng sampaguita).

“Minsan po inaabot ng madaling araw ‘yung nanay ko kasi isang batya po ng sampaguita ‘yung tinutuhog niya. Minsan po tulong tulong po kaming magkakapatid.”

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And of course she was a veteran ‘contesera’ too. She shared, “Nahasa po ako nang nahasa sa mga singing contest kasi gabi-gabi [ako may sinasalihan]. Kung baga sa isang linggo po isang araw lang ang pahinga ko.”

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But fate and her incredible talent has brought Katrina to greater heights. Now, she will be having her first major solo concert, SiKat Ako and she will be guesting other great artists like Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, and the trio of Bugoy Drilon, Daryl Ong, and Michael Pangilinan or BuDaKhel.

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Her concert will be held at the New Frontier Theater this coming February 1, 2019. Get your tickets now!




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