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Grace Under Pressure: The Journey of Zephanie Through Smooth Song and Style

Grace Under Pressure: The Journey of Zephanie Through Smooth Song and Style

Music | November 9, 2021
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Zephanie shares her inspiring journey and rise to stardom as she proudly carries her crown as the Grand Winner of Idol Philippines and her crowning glory as a Palmolive girl

When the world’s stresses of criticism keep on pushing you down, and the public eye remains watchful of your every move, adding pressure for only perfection, how do you strive for success and contentment? If this has been a looming concern for you, with the constant overthinking causing sleepless nights or making you tug a little bit harder on your already-frizzy hair, maybe you can learn a thing or two from Zephanie. As a veteran singer-songwriter at a humble age of 18, crowned the Grand Winner of Idol Philippines and proudly stands as a Palmolive girl with her effortlessly smooth hair, there is grace in her every note and feat.

Starting the Musical Journey

From joining singing competitions in her school and in her barangay, Zephanie set her sights on a much grander scale: televised singing competitions. Such a large stage may be daunting for a budding talent, but she was able to muster the confidence and pushed herself. At 12 years old, she joined The Voice Kids Season 2, but was eliminated in the live rounds. Undeterred, she joined Tawag ng Tanghalan, another singing competition last 2017, where she lost against the eventual champion Janine Berdin.

One would think that after two losses, Zephanie would give up, but she was determined to move through the tangles of life. “For a young kid, it’s so disheartening, [when a child loses]. Alam mo ‘yan, aayaw na sila. But all her failures didn’t stop her from trying and trying,” Cynthia Roque, Zephanie’s manager, explained in an interview.

Grace and Glamour

While most people would reconsider their options after these shortcomings, Zephanie chose to carry confidence and bet on herself once more. As luck would have it, Zephanie’s singing career effortlessly took off when she won in the first season of Idol Philippines. “When I saw all of my co-contestants [in the auditions], sabi ko, ‘oh my, kaya ko ba ‘to,‘” Zephanie laughingly recalled since she was one of the younger contestants joining. “[There were even times when] I wasn’t confident na kaya ko, or that kaya ko lumaban sa kanila. But I still did it anyway, kasi naroon na rin ako. [I was there already].”

That is the epitome of grace under pressure. With a nationwide audience and some of the industry’s leading stars all focused on you and your talent, it’s easy to just shy away and crumble. However, Zephanie carries herself with a smooth suave, and with one stunning hair flip, she never fails to serenade everyone’s hearts with power and resonance.

The Ultra Secret To Stardom

So, what does it take to be an idol? Evident in the newly-minted star, it’s how you take care of yourself even before stepping into the spotlight: getting plenty of rest; being dressed to always impress; and taking care of her aesthetics through routines. Yes, more than the title and accolades, being a true superstar starts with the habits we may take for granted.

As the voice of Palmolive Naturals’ new catchy campaign song, and evident in her gorgeous social media posts, Zephanie cares deeply about her hair. Whether at home or in the studio, hair plays a huge role in her confidence. More than just the smooth serenades thousands of listeners get to hear, keeping a well-kept image also helps bring out the emotion and message in every song. That’s why maintaining her smooth hair is a top priority. To help make every day manageable amid her changing environments and occasions, the Palmolive Naturals Ultra Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner has been her go-to. With a gentle cleanse and deep nourishment with 100% natural aloe vera extract, naturally smooth hair now accompanies Zephanie’s natural talent on the mic. You can visibly see the result even as she performs on social media and virtual stages worldwide—you can’t help but both listen and look.

“I’m really happy with what I’m doing [because] I realized that I can do so much more than just singing. I can inspire people, help people in ways that they don’t see,” Zephanie said. If the heart-felt tunes aren’t enough to spark a mood shift and inspire others, then hopefully her self-care habits can. As she continues to make waves in the music industry, both locally and even internationally, grace and confidence will always be by her side—rather, on her hair.

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