Jeric and Jeron Teng
MANILA -- Besides stealing the hearts of many Filipino TV viewers, "Maria Mercedes" lead star Jessy Mendiola has also been capturing the eye of top celebrities.
Co-star Jake Cuenca, actor Sam Milby and even the "double-trouble brothers" Jeric and Jeron Teng have all expressed interest in the sexy actress.
Which leads to the question, who will Mendiola choose?
In an interview on "Buzz ng Bayan" that aired on Sunday, Jeric challenged Cuenca to a basketball showdown to see who is the better man.
"Wala tayong masabi kay Jake kasi alam natin na Jake is Jake. Pero tingan natin," he said. "Puwede, basketball na lang?"
His brother Jeron added, "Depende na lang kay Jessy, siyempre. Siya na lang mamili. Bakit ako magpapatalo?"
In a separate interview, Cuenca accepted the challenge of the brothers but also dared them to a game of soccer.
"Game ako mag-bastketball kung game rin kayo mag-football," the actor replied.
"Love isn't a game and kung seryoso ka sa tao, hindi mo dapat ganun tinitingan. Kung sino makakapagpasaya kay Jessy, that's the best man," he added.
The 24-year old beauty, however, said Milby probably has the best chance since the actor was the first one to openly admit his interest.
"For me kasi kapag nanliligaw ang isang tao, sasabihin niya talaga sa iyo na, 'I'm courting you,'" she said. "Siya 'yung umamin pero ganoon din, wala rin. Hindi naman kami."
Milby earlier said that he likes Mendiola because of her simplicity and beauty.