February 22 ------ Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez does not have to prove herself to anyone, but a flash of ego could get her riled up, she recently admitted in an interview. The singer got candid about the time she upstaged American boy band singer Nick Lachey on the online show “Brightwin Ninangs” last Thursday, Feb. 18. Velasquez recalled meeting the boy band 98 Degrees and confessed that she was unimpressed with Nick.
“Iyang si Nick Lachey, nuknukan ng yabang. Nuknukan ng yabang!” she exclaimed. She described his bandmates Drew Lachey (Nick’s brother), Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre as “really cool.” “Siyempre, medyo oriental ang hitsura ng lola mo so nagagandahan sila sa akin, di ba? Lumalandi-landi ng ganoon nang very light,” she recalled. “Iyong Nick Lachey, ang salbahe!”
Velasquez was set to perform with them onstage and because she did not like Nick’s behavior, she decided she would outshine him. “Biruin mo umpisa pa lang, nagmamagaling! Baklang ito. Humanda ka sa akin, hindi ka na maririnig,” she quipped. “Kinain ko talaga siya,” she declared. “Nainis ako kasi parang, ‘Bakla, nasa country ka namin, ha. Huwag kang umarte-arte diyan,’” she added. Amused by her story, fans dug up her performance of “The Hardest Thing” with 98 Degrees from a 1999 episode of GMA variety show SOP.