Rina Forbes is from Makati City.
Rina’s mother enrolled her older sister to a music course. She was so interested in singing that even though she wasn’t getting the formal education her sister has, she took to it to herself to study her sister’s lyrics sheets and practice singing on her own. To get free singing lessons, she joined a church choir.
Her stepfather eventually encouraged her mother to enroll Rina to formal voice lessons.
After joining several singing contests, people soon recognized her and invited her to perform for weddings and events. She began her professional singing career at age 16.
She would perform at five-star hotels as a lounge singer. This led to opportunities to perform outside the country. She joined televised singing contests in the past and lost. But she decided to give it another try and auditioned for Talentadong Pinoy.
She considers being one of the Hall of Famers as a major achievement.
Even though her mom has not explicitly expressed her feelings, she knows that she is supporting her and regularly watches her performances on Talentadong Pinoy.
She wants to offer her success to God as a way of giving back to all the blessing He gave to her.
Watch Rina Forbes perform one last time in the “Battle Royale” of Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide this Sunday, August 18, 7:00pm at the Cuneta Astrodome with live telecast on TV5.
To vote for Rina Forbes, text TP4 and send to 5656.