Veteran showbiz reporter Jobert Sucaldito revealed the effects of Jake Zyrus, formerly Charice Pempengco’s fading career as an artist.
In an interview with Snooky Serna, Jobert said that he was saddened by the career decisions made by Jake who decided to become a transman in 2017, losing his signature high voice that made him popular internationally.
“Sayang.. Ako nanghihinayang talaga kung nanonood si Charice ngayon, she was of all [ng] mga Filipino artist, siya ang pinakamalaking international star na na-produce na sana natin,” said Jobert. “Nakapasok na siya sa merkado ng international, kasi ‘yung pyramid na album, being managed by Oprah Winfrey and David Foster is not a joke,”
According to him, it was understandable for Jake to reveal his real identity, but Jobert believed that it was better if the singer didn’t make changes in his body, which affected his voice.
He also gave some updates about Jake, saying that the singer was forced to sell the properties he bought during the height of his career as Charice.
“Nakakaawa siya ngayon, ‘yung pinundar niya tuloy dito mga bahay, apartment parang naibenta na, tapos pumunta sa America, tinanggihan na nila Oprah, tapos nagsho-show nalang sa maliliit na bars, hindi na tinatao,” he stated.
“Nakakaawa, but you know, ginusto mo to eh.. Alam mo naman ang pagsisisi laging sa huli,” he added.
Jobert wished that Jake would retain his career.