Charice’s grandma reacts to the singer's new image

After seeing her new photos, one of which shows her in a polo, bowtie and slacks, Charice’s grandmother Tess Relucio has appealed to the international singer to return to her old image.

“Mahal ka ng mommy mo, Charice. Masakit sa aming lahat ang itsura mo ngayon anak. Gusto ko maayos ang pamilya natin. Ang mommy mo anak, iba na, down to earth na siya. Naaawa na ako sa kanya. Pamilya pa rin bunso,” Relucio said in an interview on “The Buzz” on Sunday, May 5.
Read related story: Charice’s new hairdo gets mixed reactions

While Charice’s grandmother disapproves of her changed image, she tries to understand the singer because she is important to her.

“Pero huwag mo naman anak dumihan ang sarili mo, ang katawan mo. Nung maliit ka, halos hindi kita padapuan sa lamok. Lumaki ka, wala kang peklat,” Reluciio went on.

She  also appealed to Charice’s fans, the Chasters.

“Sana ang lahat ng Chasters ng aking apo, ituro niyo yung tama kay Charice. Pinalaki ko siya. Tatanungin nila ako, ‘Nanay, bakit po ganun ang itsura ng apo niyo ngayon?’ Gusto ko umiyak. Masakit, gumuguhit. Nahihiya rin ako. Hindi ko ikinakahiya ang pagkatao ng apo ko. Ang nahihiya ako doon sa bakit nagkaganyan siya. Ibalik lang niya ang dati.”
Charice’s recent photos sent netizens abuzz. Some were shocked over her changed image and even questioned her sexuality. Others defended Charice, saying that it is right for her to choose her own hairstyle and way of dressing.  Charice also has a couple of tattoos on her body.

Also read: Singers that Rose to the Occasion, Won Against Obscurity

Ninong speaks up

Meanwhile, Charice’s ninong and columnist Bum Tenorio defended Charice regarding one of her viral photos, where the singer appeared together with a pretty girl.  Bum denied that the girl is Charice’s girlfriend.

See photos: Charice through the years

A very young Charice attends party at Shrine during the Grand Opening Weekend Celebration at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 17, 2008 in Ledyard, CT. (Getty Images)
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