Charice might be one of the new faces on "Glee," but she certainly isn't new to fans of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or pop aficionados in her native Philippines. On Tuesday, she made her big debut on the hit Fox show as exchange student Sunshine Corazon, a possible rival to Rachel Berry. And after seeing her bathroom "Telephone" duet with Lea Michele, it seems like now is a good time to find out just how the "Pyramid" singer got the high-profile gig.
When MTV News caught up with Charice at the show's season-two premiere party earlier this month, she dished on getting her mom to make the fateful call. "It was like three months ago, and my mom and I were talking about it, and so she talked to my manager," she recalled. " 'Glee' 's my favorite show, and so we tried. We talked to Ryan [Murphy]. I sang for [him] but I never expected that I would be a part of it. And I found out on Twitter. I was like, 'This is not true,' so after 30 minutes, I got an e-mail from them [saying], 'Congratulations.' "
What is it like to be one of the new kids at McKinley High?
"I love all the cast. They actually really gave me a warm welcome when I was on the set," she said. "I love my character. It's really me. It's very Charice, because I love wearing glasses kind of nerdy kind of cutie, fashionable clothes and all that. It's really me. I love it."
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