Glaiza De Castro Refuses to Be Called the Dua Lipa of the Philippines

She's her own person, thank you very much.

( Music fans are undoubtedly on a high after pop star Dua Lipa announced that she'll be releasing a track with K-Pop act Blackpink (whom non-K-Pop stans might know from their hit single "Ddu-Du Ddu-Du.") Their collaboration, entitled "Kiss and Make Up," will be part of a super deluxe edition of Dua Lipa's self-titled album. It's set for release on October 19. Among the hordes of fans who celebrated the news online was Pinoy actress and singer Glaiza de Castro

De Castro expressed her excitement about the collaboration on her Twitter account, saying that it'll probably lead to a rapture—in a good way, of course.

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Fans echoed her sentiments. One even replied with an edited photo of the four-piece girl group with de Castro, jokingly calling her "Dua Lipa." De Castro retweeted the photo, saying, "Perfect!"

Another fan replied with a comment saying de Castro could be considered the Dua Lipa of the Philippines. But de Castro clarifies that she doesn't think the comparison is a fitting one, replying, "Ay hindi po...Dapat walang version ng kung sino mang foreign artists dahil may sarili tayong identity."

It's always nice to see a local artist take pride in their own craft—because being a fan of someone (or in this case, two acts) doesn't necessarily mean they want to be them. On the bright side, maybe Dua Lipa will be performing her new songs when she comes to the Philippines on September 14. And if you want to hear singer-actress de Castro's tracks, her 2017 album, Magandang Simulain is also available on iTunes and Spotify


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