MANILA -- After years of speculation, Mexican superstar Thalia has confirmed that she had surgery on her ribs to have a smaller waist -- and that she has kept the removed body parts as a souvenir.
In her official Instagram account, Thalia, who is known in the Philippines for her soap “Marimar” and “Maria la del Barrio,” told her Filipino fans that the rumor is indeed true, after Kris Aquino mentioned it on her show "Aquino and Abunda Tonight" last week.
Thalia said she watched the particular episode when Aquino said the Mexican actress had part of her ribs removed.
"To all my Filipino fans, I would like to set the record straight about this issue: the chismis is totoo," Thalia wrote Thailia, who also included the hashtag #LOVEKRISAQUINO.
During the August 5 episode of "Aquino and Abunda Tonight," Aquino and Boy Abunda were talking about Beauty Gonzalez's weight loss, when the Aquino remembered the long-standing rumor that Thalia underwent rib removal.
On Tuesday afternoon, Thalia posted photos of herself with a jar containing her ribs.
"To all my loving Filipino fans, here is the proof I love (love) My Famous Ribs, I kept them with me all these years, Thalia said.