Zyrene Parsad, third placer in GMA-7′s — Are You The Next Big Star?, was Manny Pacquiao‘s personal pick to sing the Philippine National Anthem in his fight versus Antonio Margarito on Saturday, November 13, 2010 (Sunday in Manila) at the Cowboy Stadium, Arlington Texas, USA. Is Zyrene a look-a-like of Krista Ranillo, the sex siren previously linked to the Filipino boxing hero?
Singers who rendered the Philippine National Anthem, “Lupang Hinirang“, in previous Pacquiao bouts were criticized by the National Historical Institute (NHI). The NHI has reprimanded a lot of artists who rendered the wrong version of the Philippine National Anthem. Among those included in the list of artist, who were criticized by the NHI are well known singers such as: Sarah Geronimo, Lani Misalucha, Kyla, Charice Pempengco, Jennifer Bautista, Arnel Pineda and Christian Bautista.
Here is a video of Zyrene Parsad during the her stint in- Are You The Next Big Star?