Bianca Manalo denies she has a new boyfriend

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 21 2012 05:15 PM | Updated as of Nov 22 2012 07:25 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Beauty queen turned actress Bianca Manalo denied that she is back on the dating scene following her breakup with actor John Prats early this year.

Former beauty queen Bianca Manalo

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Manalo denied that she is already in a relationship with a male model.

“Wala po akong boyfriend. I’m not dating anyone. Walang nanliligaw. Masaya po akong mag-isa,” she said.

Manalo said she has been open about her personal life since she joined show business, and she would definitely not hide it if ever she gets into a new relationship.

“Ever since I was in this industry alam niyo po ‘yan, na-witness niyo na nagkaroon ako, [at] nawalan ng love life. Ngayon po humaharap ako sa inyo at sinasabi ko sa inyong hindi po totoo ang lahat ng lumalabas. Masaya po akong mag-isa ngayon,” she said.

Rumors surfaced several weeks ago that Manalo is now in a relationship with model Carlo Gonzales after a picture of them made the rounds on the Internet.

Saying she does not know why it became an issue, Manalo said she only met Gonzales once through her friends who own modeling agencies.

“Model eh, matangkad, 6-foot-1. Bata, 23 [years old] lang ata siya. Sabi ko nga, ‘Ay alam ko na kung bakit nagre-react lahat. Matangkad, model-model.’ Pero hindi po, walang katotohanan [ang issue],” she said.

Manalo said she is not rushing to enter into a new relationship because she is genuinely happy with her career.

“Darating din [ang love life]. Sa ngayon kasi masaya ako na career muna talaga. Naniniwala ako na siguro at this time you can’t have the best of both worlds. Kung career, career. Para ngang naisip ko every time na nasa teleserye ako may nawawala sa akin, so baka sign ‘yon ni Lord, ‘Focus ka muna sa career,’” she said.