100 Women We Love 2014

From professors, to musicians, to activists, we present to you 2014’s 100 Women We Love.


Charice Pempengco, better known simply as Charice, is a YouTube sensation who rose to international fame after being discovered in 2007 by Ellen DeGeneres and later performing on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Within three years, she´d followed that up with a small arc on Glee and debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart with her first international studio album, Charice. Add to these facts that she´s a huge advocate for the LGBT community and we´d say Charice has accomplished a lot in her 22 years! Charice came out very publicly last year during an interview with a Filipino talk show host. When asked if she is a lesbian, she replied ″Yes, I am,″ in her native language of Tagalog. From that moment on, she´s been outspoken about who she is and how she lives her life. ″To those who could accept, and who could accept me, thank you very, very much,″ she stated. ″I just want to say to all of you that I feel very light-that I can leave the house knowing I am not hiding anything.″ Charice can next be seen performing at a June 15 concert in Washington D.C., a fundraiser for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). -CC

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