KZ recently met up with bloggers during a simple blog conference merienda sena held at the Star Records premises in ABS CBN. She candidly and gamely answered all questions thrown at her and had fun in the process.
Here are interesting breakdown takeaways I gathered during my first blog con with the gorgeous and chic KZ
**KZ is a perfectionist when it comes to production numbers that it causes her stress. “’Yun ang pinaka-problema ko talaga kasi pag perfectionist ka, parang hindi naman talaga lahat ng performance umaayon sa gusto mo,” she disclosed.
**“Kasi as an artist you will never settle na ito lang ‘yung kaya ko, everyday I get to learn things and ‘yun din ‘yung may epekto sa packaging ko. May matutunan ka araw-araw, may bago kang music na maririnig so merong epekto ‘yun pagdating sa nailalabas mo na music, pagdating sa packaging, siyempre ngayon super edgy-edgy ako, baka next year parang may bagong touch sa style ko.”
**The concert will run for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours long with surprise guests of course!
**She is currently under Cornerstone Talent Management same agency who handles Gretchen Ho, Kyla, Markki Stroem, Richard Poon, Yeng Constantino among others.
**KZ bought a car for her mom after she won the jackpot prize of a Kapamilya show. Watta su-weeeet and thoughtful daughter!
**Her style and fashion Glam Team include make up artist Anthea Bueno, stylist Myrrh Lao To, assisted by Carvey Samonte. Hair by Justine Navato, Ethan David Labadia and Mark Familara. Photographed by Dookie Ducay
Thanks to celebrity hair stylist, Jing Monis, KZ’s spunkier and shorter hairdo made her look more chic and edgy. I personally like it too!
**Twenty-three years young KZ admits in between laughs, “Tipid sa shampoo and conditioner ang may short hair!”
**When asked if there will be dance numbers, KZ assured she’s concentrating on the songs she will deliver based on different genres. Let’s cross fingers she may dance after all?
KZ has shared her ideas and suggestions to concert director Marvin Caldito who’s directing her for the very first time! Direk Marvin has previously worked with Jed Madela, Lani Misalucha and Daniel Padilla. “She will have at least 22 songs at may mga hidden talents pala si KZ,” he shares
**Fans and supporters should and must watch out for her costume changes during the concert. Not used to donning long gowns, KZ is still your pantsy-pantsy gaL!
**Just like fellow singer Yeng Constantino, KZ is also open to the idea of doing an indie film. In fact she shares undergoing acting workshops. And looks forward to be paired with any Kapamilya actors. “Mas maraming leading men mas masaya!” she kidded.
**”May inihanda po akong song sa iba’t ibang genre.Kaya dapat po ninyong abangan ‘yun!”
**KZ also wants to have a concert tour under her name just like the series that Jed Madela had.
**Noticed she’s blooming and always “kilig” lately? Thanks to romance! For one year she was courted by OPM singer-musician TJ Monterde. They have been officially a “couple” (BF/GF) for two months now. Awwww!
**Boyfie TJ also surprised her with VIP tickets to see One Direction’s On the Road Again Tour Manila concert. They watched the 2nd show last March 22 and enjoyed it a lot!
**KZ is a “turon” lover. The same snack was served during our blog con which was paired with a yummy sandwich courtesy of 9501 Restaurant.
**She and her X Factor finalist friends are still in touch with X Factor mentor/judge Martin Nievera. “Minsan magtatawag si Sir Martin for ice cream dyan sa Family Mart. Nakakatuwa po sya.” recalls KZ
**KZ also misses collaborating with her fellow X Factor friends that she hopes one day they find time to come up with a few recordings.
And after meeting and getting to know Kristine Zhenie Lobrigas Tandingan or simply KZ a little bit more, I can say that she still has that humility inside her amidst the celebrity status. She’s a singer-performer who puts her family’s welfare first and never grows tired of perfecting and honing her God-given golden voice.
The Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako concert is produced by ABS CBN’s Star Events, stage direction by Marvin Caldito and Karel Honasan as its musical director
Tickets available at Music Museum 721-6726 and thru Ticketworld at 891-9999 or log on to ticketworld.com.ph.