- Was born in Saudi Arabia and spent her early years in the Philippines.
- Worked as a hostess at a sushi restaurant.
- Sang Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at her American Idol audition.
- Musical influences include Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5 and Mariah Carey.
- Plays piano and guitar.
- May Malubay — Sister
- Alicia Malubay — Mother
- Roger Malubay — Father