MANILA – Enrique Gil was one of the celebrities spotted at the Miss Universe national gift auction at the Conrad Hotel on Monday night.
Gil was at the event without his rumored girlfriend Liza Soberano.
While the actress wasn’t around, Gil could not stop talking about her when he was interviewed by ABS-CBN News.
Although he is supporting Philippine bet Maxine Medina, Gil said: “Ang pinaka-type ko pa rin, my love, Liza Soberano. She’s going to be the next Miss Universe, I’m telling you right now.”
Gil believes Soberano has the qualities of a Miss Universe and he will definitely support her if she decides to join.
“I will bet all my money in the world for her to join and she’s gonna win Miss Universe because she’s the sweetest little girl, no pretensions. Whatever she says on the stage is what she really is,” he said.
But whether she joins the pageant or not, Gil said Soberano will always be his own Miss Universe.
Last year, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach said she believes Soberano would make a good beauty queen.
“She really has the beauty for it. She doesn’t even need to try! Natural,” she said.
Soberano is considered as one of the most beautiful stars in local showbiz and was even included in a British movie critic's list of "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2015."
The 18-year-old Soberano placed sixth in TC Candler's annual ranking, behind Iran's Golshifteh Farahani, "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson, British fashion model Jourdan Dunn, Hollywood actress Gal Gadot, and South Korea's Nana.
Although she is pleased with hearing people's compliments, Soberano said she does not want people to remember her just for being pretty.