MANILA, Philippines – Did President Benigno Aquino III go on a date with beauty queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo?
Composite photo of President Aquino and Bianca Manalo.
In an interview with “The Buzz” aired on Sunday, Manalo played down the rumors, as she stressed that the country's bachelor President is not pursuing her.
However, the Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2009 winner did not deny that she indeed had dinner with Aquino.
“Na-meet ko po si Mr. President. Wala naman pong ligawan but nakipag-dinner po kami with him. My sister was with me,” she said.
Aquino’s last reported relationship was with Korean TV personality Grace Lee early last year. However, they have stopped "seeing each other" in May 2012.
Manalo, on the other hand, was previously linked with model Carlo Gonzales after a picture of the two made the rounds on the Internet late last year.
Prior to that, Manalo’s last relationship was with actor John Prats. They broke up in June 2012.