MEET: Charice's girlfriend Alyssa Quijano

Before they became a couple, Charice Pempengco and Alyssa Quijano were former rivals in various singing competitions.
"Nagkakilala po kami noon [sa isang contest], 9 years old po siya, 10 years old po ako. Ako po 'yung nagpakilala sa kanya, kasi na-cute-an ako sa kanya, tapos sabi niya, feeling niya ang yabang ko daw." 

The two had already faced off several times in amateur singing contests when they, once again, became competitors in the ABS-CBN talent search "Little Big Star" in 2005.

At the time, Pempengco was already 13, Quijano, 12.

Quijano joined the singing contest "The X Factor Philippines."

It was during the Kapamilya program when Pempengco and Quijano had a chance to resume communication.

Getting the approval of all four judges during her first audition, Quijano landed a spot in Gary Valenciano's stable of talents.

She was merged with other contestants to form the girl group AKA Jam, which, despite losing in "The X Factor," has remained active through performances on local TV.

In May, first reports of Quijano and Pempengco's relationship surfaced, with the two rumored to have eloped (READ: Charice elopes with 'X Factor' finalist?). However, this was denied by Pempengco when she first admitted her sexual preference on "The Buzz" (WATCH: Charice admits: 'Tomboy ako' | The First and Exclusive Tell-All Interview) early this month.

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