Charice reveals new hairstyle during a local campaign of Team PNOY for the upcoming election! What do you think guys? Does she look nice (hit LIKE) with her newest look or would you say yikes (hit dislike) for it’s not suited for her?!

MANILA, APRIL 22, 2013 (ABS-CBN) The newest look of singer Charice has sent Filipino netizens abuzz once again.

Drawing mixed reactions anew, a photo of the singer recently made the rounds online, showing Charice sporting very short hair while wearing a polo shirt with a bowtie and slacks at what appears to be a campaign sortie.

There was also a composite picture of Charice and South Korean rapper Psy (photo at right) posted at the blog Fashion Pulis (, showing the resemblance between the two artists.

Several users said they do not like Charice's new look, while others were simply shocked at how the young Filipino singer has changed her image.

“Nakita nyo ang new hairstyle ni charice? gahd what's happening with the world?” said ‏@BitsbyBitch.

“Nakakabigla talaga yung new hair style ni Charice,“ said @Jyamimay.

“Shux, anyare sa hairstyle ni Charice ngayon?! U kiddin' meh braw,” added ‏@merylxdelacruz.

“I choked when i saw charice's new hair,” said @SamanthaNavata.

Twitter user @miggoww even compared Charice’s hairstyle to that of actor Daniel Padilla. “Charice's new hair. Daniel Padilla, is that you?” he said‏.

Others, meanwhile, raised questions about Charice's sexual preference.

“She looks like a dude. Awful. She's hot with long hair,” said @baddieju.

“Ang tomboy ni Charice ngaun wth happened nakajeans guys shirt bowtie and short hair... sna talent same prin!” said @aRjAy_915.

Others defend Charice's new look

While there were many people who did not like what they saw, there were also several Internet users who came to the defense of Charice.

Most of them believe that the singer can pull off any hairstyle, while others said her physical appearance is a non-issue because she has brought pride to the Philippines with her international achievements.

“I love any way you want your hair @OfficialCharice. you rocked any length of hairstyle long/short/med. i love them all,” said @1SilvaMaria.

“Wow @OfficialCharice setting a trend for short hair... from Miley to Paris Jackson,” added @oh_tenoryo.

Twitter user @joan_lanuza, meanwhile, said: “Respect @Official Charice many celebrities have short hair so why hate #charice respect her pls.”

“Its very hot in the Phils! Everyone wants a short hair. Act natural and just be yourself like Charice!” said @hertzblaster.

Charice: 'I don't care'

Charice has yet to react to all of these statements on her official Twitter account, @OfficialCharice, but the singer earlier reiterated that she does not care about other people's opinions about her appearance.

"Are you kidding me? I've read tons of negative comments and I don't care. Whatever they think maybe if I look somebody or whoever I don't mind. I mean this is the look that I want. So, the only thing you can do is to move on," she told ABS-CBN News in a previous interview.

"For me, just love me, I'm a person and if you think I'm a boy or a girl or if I look like a boy, then fine," she added, referring to people who are making an issue out of her sexual preference.

Charice made headlines in March last year when she had her hair dyed blonde prior to her "Infinity Tour" concert at the Araneta Coliseum.

She also had her blonde hair curled in several episodes of “The X Factor Philippines,” where she was one of the judges.

Mommy Raquel misses old Charice By Reyma Buan-Deveza, Posted at 03/04/2013 1:08 PM | Updated as of 03/04/2013 3:14 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Just like some of her fans, Raquel Pempengco also misses the old Charice.

"Noon kasing menor de edad pa siya, ako ang nagde-decide para sa kanya -- 'yung ayos ng buhok, pananamit at mga friends. Siyempre nakaka-miss 'yon, inosente sa ayos. But now ang laki kasi ng pagbabago na kahit ako walang magawa," Pempengco told on Monday.

But since the singer is turning 22 this May, Charice's mother said her daughter has all the right to decide for herself.

Still she reminded the singer to keep her Filipino values intact.

"Kasi sa US kapag 18 na, wala ng karapatan ang magulang. Pero remind ko lang kay Cha na ipinanganak ko siya dito at pinalaki sa ugaling Filipino. Sana ay huwag niyang kalimutan yon," she said.

In her previous interviews, Charice insisted that she is still the same old person despite her new looks.

The Filipino singer, who rose to international fame through YouTube and eventually appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and “Oprah,” has been criticized over her new, edgier image.

Charice had said she is disappointed that several people have been quick to judge her, with others even turning to social media sites to make fun of her.

Last month, the singer surprised her fans by changing her look yet again. Photos of Charice with short black hair with baby bangs and a new body mark under her collarbone were posted on the microblogging site Twitter.

The new hairdo drew mixed reactions from fans.

Charice admits she's in love Posted at 12/07/2012 10:57 AM | Updated as of 12/07/2012 5:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Singer Charice has admitted that she is in love.

"Ano po, oh my God. When I'm in love like this, I get crazy," she said in an interview on the ABS-CBN morning show "Kris TV" aired on Friday.

While she did not directly say that she is in a relationship, Charice, who was giddily jumping up and down, had something to say to her special someone.

"Sa iyo, I just want to thank you for inspiring me. Thank you for loving me for who I am, for loving me. Alam ko na kahit hindi ganito ang status ko, you still love me. This is the last time I will fall in love," she said.

In an interview on "The Buzz" last Sunday, Charice maintained that she is the same person that Filipinos used to know despite her new look.

The singer, who was initially known for her long black locks, now has blonde hair and tattoos.

“I think ‘yung pinakamasakit ‘yung dyina-judge ako ng mga tao na hindi naman ako kilala. Pati ‘yung mga tao na kilala na nga ako, dyina-judge pa ako. Kasi para po sa akin, parang ‘hoy, kilala niyo naman ako eh, hindi naman porket nagpalit ako ng buhok, ‘di naman porket may tattoo ako sa katawan ko eh iba na ako. ‘Di naman ganoon ‘yun,” she explained during the interview.

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