Philippines' R&B Jewel Lora Love held a press conference today, August 18, at the Discovery Suites Hotel in Ortigas, and the former FHM babe is every bit the R&B diva: soulful, calming, and emotional as well. [firstpara]
Her debut album Lora Love is now available in record stores. Composed of eight tracks and packed with bonus instrumentals, the one-time girl group member has made a successful return to the craft she is most certainly good at.
Lora however is currently on the wrong side of the showbiz fence with her recent court case against a former collaborator. Click here to read related story.
Expenses and promotion issues over her album would prove to be the first of many setbacks for this singer, but Lora intends to smile it off anyway.
Still, we love the girl for being hard at work at pursuing her dreams. There's plenty more to love about this woman, and being a rising OPM star is just one of them. Here are five things:
LORA WILL STAND UP FOR LOVE
Love actually meaning herself. Lora is presently on a legal battle with long-time producer Larry Hermoso. The reason: Larry allegedly failed to honor contract agreements concerning promotional efforts for her album. "It's not all about the money now. It's more about bringing justice,” she tells PEP.ph. One who knows how to stand up for herself, Lora continues to promote her album anyway.
SHE’S GOT LOTS OF LOVE AROUND HER
Lora is also a frequent visitor at the Asociacion de Damas de Filipinas, assisting and helping out orphan kids on her spare time. She has also worked with the Animal Welfare Coalition, stating her desire in protecting our four-legged friends. And despite singing mostly about heartbreaks and love lockdowns, Lora is actually seeing the bright side of it all.
WE ARE ONE OF HER FIRSTS
Returning home after a stint in Australia, her first stop-over was in our pages. FHM March 2009 issue would prove to be Lora’s take-off point, giving us a glimpse of what was in store for us for the months that followed – a woman with a sexy and sophisticated voice, and a scorching body that go with it. And lucky us, for she has hinted of a possible FHM comeback very soon.
The woman isn’t your typical made-up pearl-skinned music diva. But her patent Pinay looks is just as captivating, not to mention a glowing and flawless female form. Lora Love is by all means golden – from the way she looks to the sound of her voice. We admit to having a weakness for mestizas and chinitas just as much as the next dude, but the Iloilo native could change all that.
LORA LOVE – WE LOVE HER NAME
We were quite intrigued with the moniker at first, and we can only recall our pleasure when we saw the beautiful woman behind the brilliant name. “My name is spelled Lora because my parents named me after them,” she shares. “We came up with Love because I do sing about it.” Good thing the name presupposes the person: sexy, controversial, and lovely.
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO