MANILA, Philippines – Did hunk actor Piolo Pascual see Azkals heartthrob Phil Younghusband as a threat in his relationship with actress-host KC Concepcion?
Over the weekend, Pascual commented about the men said to be declaring their admiration toward Concepcion. Among the names mentioned were those of Younghusband and Black Eyed Peas member apl.d.ap.
Younghusband, for one, however, told abs-cbnNEWS.com he thinks otherwise.
"I don't think it's a competition and that Piolo felt threatened," he said.
Younghusband said Concepcion is a gem who can draw a lot of other admirers.
"I'm sure lots of others have expressed their admiration for KC because she is who she is and I don't think what I said made a difference," he said.
Eager to get himself out of the issue, Younghusband even sent his regards to the couple.
"I'm happy for them. It's good to know and I wish them the best," he said.
Last Sunday in "The Buzz," Pascual announced–after persistent reports of a relationship with the Megadaughter– that the 2 Kapamilyas are officially a couple.
He said one of the reasons why he divulged their relationship is to finally guard Concepcion from media-hogging admirers.
'KC, Piolo together not surprising'
When asked about his reaction to Pascual and Concepcion's revelation, Younghusband said he wasn't that affected.
"I'm not surprised or disappointed," he said.
The Azkals star claimed he really didn't think of pursuing Concepcion since he has never met her personally.
He said this will also apply for "Imortal" lead actress Angel Locsin, who he has also mentioned earlier as his crush in local show biz.
"When I made the statement 'I find KC and Angel attractive', I didn't realistically think it would be possible to go out with them on Valentine's Day considering, as KC said, we have not met, nor have I met Angel. I was just throwing it out there," he said.
Single this V-Day
Younghusband is set to play for the country against Mongolia in the Asian Football Confederation Cup next week.
When it was pointed out that he will have to spend Valentine's Day single this year, he couldn't help but laugh.
Younghusband said, however, that he will not let the lack of a partner spoil the lovers' feast day.
"Yeah that maybe the case again and I'm used to it now but I will be with family and friends. So the day shouldn't be too bad," he said.
As for a date, the heartthrob might have failed to even ask the already-taken Concepcion out.
But as for the single Locsin, Younghusband could only hint:
"Is Angel free? People forget I didn't just say KC."