Leila Alcasid, 15 going on beautiful!
She’s only a tween, but she’s definitely got the beautiful genes. Leila van Eimeren Alcasid is the firstborn of singer Ogie Alcasid and ex-wife/former Miss Australia Michelle Van Eimeren. While her parents have already parted ways with a marriage annulment last 2007, Leila has maintained a strong bond with her famous dad and always makes sure that they see each other whenever time permits. In fact, all of them were recently in Singapore for a much-needed holiday – she with mom Michelle and younger sis Sarah meeting up with dad Ogie, wife Regine and half-brother Nate.
Leila inherits some of the best features of her mom - Miss Australia 1994 Michelle van Eimeren
Back to the question at hand, could Leila be a future Bb. Pilipinas, or have we already lost her to a future edition of Miss Universe Australia? You see, any which way she goes, the young lady is sure to be a head-turner. Right now, she may only be 15, but given a few more years, she will surely turn out to be one gorgeous woman. I’m not sure if she can eventually match her mom’s height of 5’9″, but she’ll get there, give or take a few inches.
Your thoughts, dear readers? 😉
The Songbird and the Songwriter tie the knot today, December 22.
Heading into wedded bliss, Ogie & Regine are.
Today, December 22, marks a milestone in the lives of Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez – two of the Philippines’ finest and most popular singers – as they seal their undying love for each other in a grand wedding to be held at The Peak, Terrazas de Punta Fuego in Nasugbu, Batangas.
It was the proverbial long and winding road for the two lovers before reaching this point in their lives. Ogie was married to former Miss Australia Michelle van Eimeren with whom he has two lovely daughters – Leila and Sarah, while Regine – while still single – remained relatively unattached (save for a few short-lived romances in the past). It was only within the year when the annulment of Ogie’s & Michelle’s marriage was granted and that paved the way for the romance to bloom in the open.
Hailed as the Philippines’ Wedding of the Year – or of the decade for some – the entourage includes individuals very close to the couple’s hearts. President Noynoy Aquino will be one of the groomsmen together with fellow singers Janno Gibbs & Dingdong Avanzado and close buddy/comedian Michael V., while Megastar Sharon Cuneta will be one of the ninangs alongside GMA-7 bigwig Wilma Galvante, Regal Head Lily Monteverde, Amparito Lhuillier and beauty magnate Vicki Belo. The ninongs include Manny Pangilinan, GMA-7 Head Atty. Felipe Gozon, Orly Ilacad, Michel Lhuillier and singer Jose Mari Chan. Jaya’s daughter, Sabriya, will be one of the flower girls, while the vow sponsors are George and John – Ogie & Regine’s pet dogs. Regine’s Maid of Honor is Ogie’s daughter Leila van Eimeren-Alcasid with the Best Man being Ogie’s brother, Antonio.
Want to watch the whole ceremony but are not invited to the same? Then you can catch the exclusive coverage of GMA-7 this coming December 26 on SNBO (around 9:30pm).
Congratulations to Ogie and Regine!!! 😉