Another Filipina in Glee
Via Asian Journal
Glee, the hit TV series which won the 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series—Musical or Comedy- has become more popular with Filipinos ever since Charice joined its cast in Season 2.
But now, Pinoys all over the world has another reason to watch the series. Another Filipina will be seen in the show—Hazel Faith Dela Cruz. They have just filmed the segment last Friday, November 11.
Hazel Faith is the winner of ETC’s Glee off to Hollywood Promo and is one of less than ten lucky winners from around the world who were awarded with an all-expense paid trip to Hollywood with a walk-on role in Glee’s 2nd Season.
She arrived in LA a few days ago, accompanied by her mother, Chay de la Cruz, and Rolly Abuya, Corporate Marketing and Events Manager of Solar Entertainment, parent company of cable stations ETC and Jack TV, where the hit series Glee is aired.
In an exclusive interview with the Asian Journal in downtown Los Angeles, Hazel recalled how she joined the contest where she bested more than a hundred contestants in the Philippines.
“I remember that day in April distinctly. As has been my habit over the years, I asked the Lord to give me a verse for the day. He gave me a Bible verse in the book of Corinthians about singers and I didn’t know why. Later that day while I was watching TV, I saw the advertisement of ETC’s Glee off to Hollywood Promo. To join, you just come up with a creative video of why you deserve to win the special prize. I told my dad I wanted to join but didn’t think I had any chance to win. He encouraged me to go ahead and join. So, I got a camera and recorded myself singing one of my original compositions entitled Can’t Comprehend. That was five days before the deadline. I submitted my video and didn’t expect much,” Hazel Faith shared.
The middle child and only daughter of Ding and Chay Dela Cruz from España, Manila, Hazel has always loved singing. She takes after her mother who was a member of the Christian group, Papuri, when she was younger. Her brothers are Kaiser Jared (who introduced his younger sister to Glee knowing she would love it since she loves singing)and Kyle Jordan.
Hazel is in her 4th year in college, taking up Architecture at Mapua University. “To be an architect is my life plan but at the back of my head, I have always wanted to sing. I grew up singing in church. I have always been a member of our choir and the praise and worship team,” she said.