Noranians angry at Georgina over idol's photo


Posted at Sep 12 2012 06:46 PM | Updated as of Sep 13 2012 02:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- Veteran actress Nora Aunor has a word of advice for model-host Georgina Wilson after she allegedly posted "disrespectful" mock-up image of the veteran actress wearing a two-piece.

Nora Aunor speaks to reporters during a dinner hosted by Gov. ER Ejercito in celebration of
the success of the Brillante Mendoza-directed film "Thy Womb" at the 69th Venice
International Film Festival.

"Ituloy lang niya kung ano 'yung mga pintas na gusto niyang iparating sa akin, at tatanggapin ko nang buong puso," Aunor told reporters on Tuesday night, when asked for her message to the Filipina-British model.

"Ba't naman ako ma-iinsulto, hindi naman totoo. Ibig sabihin alam naman nila na inilagay lang 'yung ulo ko doon at hindi naman talaga ako 'yun," she added.

Wilson reportedly posted the controversial image on micro-blogging site Twitter last week. The image, which has since been allegedly deleted, shows Aunor's face superimposed on Wilson's. The original photo, which appears to be taken from the model-host's July appearance in men's magazine Esquire, shows Wilson wearing a two-piece athletic wear.

According to a number of reports, Wilson was prompted to delete the image after she drew flak from Noranians -- long-time supporters of Aunor -- moments after the image was posted online.

The TV host has yet to speak on the alleged editing and posting of the image, which has been branded as "disrespectful" by netizens.

"Ayaw niyo no'n, sexy na ako? Matagal ko nang pangarap 'yung maging sexy," Aunor said in jest, addressing the controversy.

With a career spanning decades, the "Superstar" said being "insulted" comes with being a celebrity.

"Hayaan na natin 'yun. Hindi natin maiiwasan 'yung mga ganung pag-iinsulto sa mga artistang katulad ko, sa iba pang mga artista," she said.

"Kung saan sila maligaya, pagbigyan na natin sila, kung anong kaligayahan nila," added Aunor, referring to Wilson.

The veteran actress, who had recently come home from the 69th Venice Film Festival for her film "Thy Womb," admitted, however, that she is not familiar with the Filipina-British model.

"Kilala ko ba? Ay, hindi ko po yata na-meet," she said.