|Celebrity stylist Liz Uy
MANILA, Philippines - Celebrity stylist Liz Uy said she's happy over reports that President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, who was once linked to her, has found a new apple of his eye.
"You know, basta I always wish him well, yun lang," says Uy, who became close to the President through his sister Kris Aquino.
Uy said that it has been a long time since they were reported to be dating.
Asked if she was affected with the way her name is always mentioned every time there is a report about the president's love life, Uy replied: "Ay ganoon nada-drag pa din ba ako? Kasi feeling ko naman that's been such a long time already, hindi ko alam."
On Wednesday, President Aquino mentioned twice in his speech in Negros Oriental that he finds Bais City Mayor Karen Villanueva "gwapa" or beautiful.
Aquino was in Negros Oriental to attend the inauguration of the Mercado de Bais public market complex.
Villanueva, 31, is single.
Aquino quipped in his speech last week before the Filipino community in China that his love, like the soft drink Coke, has gone from classic to light to zero.
Since assuming the presidency in mid-2010, he has been linked to several women, among them celebrity stylist Liz Uy and stockbroker Len Lopez.
Also last June, the President called 2 other women "beautiful" during a visit to Cebu -- Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Korean television personality Grace Lee.
He has also been linked to actress Iza Calzado and Sabrina Chua of Singapore-based Channel News Asia.