MANILA -- There are rumors floating around claiming Franki Russell is dating model and race car driver Marlon Stockinger, buoyed by photos of them together in La Union with friends last month.
On Thursday, Russell, a former housemate of "Pinoy Big Brother," answered them by saying that there's nothing wrong with them getting to know each other, considering they're both single.
Russell was asked about it during her live interview on "Tonight with Boy Abunda," and she first denied that they are already a couple.
She explained that they often hang out in groups, although they also go out alone together at times. She revealed that Stockinger once took her to go race car driving. "I'm single and he's single so there's nothing wrong with that," she said.
Russell also said she's been living in the country for about a year, and that she's "very open to meeting people and making [her] circle a little bigger."
She also said she's open to dating Stockinger.
Of the negative comparisons people have been making between her and Miss Universe winner Pia Wurtzbach, who dated Stockinger, she said that she used to read them. But after realizing that they get her down, she now just blocks her bashers.
Russell, who rose to fame as part of "PBB," appears currently on "Ang Probinsyano" as a female cop.