Fostanes has message for ridiculed dreamers

Posted at 03/02/2014 8:24 PM | Updated as of 03/02/2014 8:24 PM

MANILA -- "X-Factor Israel" winner Rose "Osang" Fostanes, who had been a target of ridicule because of her appearance, encouraged all those who are experiencing the same thing to never give up and continue pursuing their dreams.

In an interview on "Buzz ng Bayan" on Sunday, Fostanes said she almost gave up on her dreams of being a professional singer because of the discrimination she got early in her life.

She said people who experience discrimination because of their appearance should use all the name-callings and harsh comments as a motivation in life.

"Dahil po doon sa mga naririnig natin na di maganda sa pandinig, 'yun po 'yung magtutulak sa atin na para magsumikap tayo. Dahil po sa kanila kaya tayo nagiging strong."

Meanwhile, asked what song best describes her life, Fostanes answered and sang "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera.

The "X-Factor Israel" grand winner is now back home in the Philippines, but will be returning to Israel to fulfill a contract she signed after winning the singing contest.