Paris Hilton meets Manny, will visit Philippines

Posted at 05/08/11 7:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines – American socialite Paris Hilton is a big fan of Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.

Paris, along with her equally famous sister Nicky Hilton, trooped to the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday (Manila time) to watch Pacquiao's bout with American Shane Mosley.

On Twitter, Paris praised Pacquiao for being “an incredible fighter” following his victory over Mosley. The 32-year-old Filipino boxer won via unanimous decision.

According to Reuters, the Hilton sisters stayed after the bout to attend the post-fight news conference.

Paris also got to meet the Fighter of the Decade and his wife, Jinkee.

Paris tweeted: “Hanging out with @MannyPacquiao and his beautiful wife Jinkee. They are such a sweet & down to earth couple! Love them! :)”

Jinkee also had her picture taken with the American celebrity.

Paris reportedly had a hard time leaving the media room as Filipino fans mobbed her.

Paris also announced that she is coming to the Philippines this year, and she is planning to visit the country’s prized fighter and his family.

“Wow! Such an honor to be brought on stage by Manny & his wife Jinkee after the fight. Can't wait to visit them when I go to the Philippines,” she tweeted.

Speculations said Paris will open a Paris Hilton Beach Club here, but this has yet to be confirmed. -With a report from Dyan Castillejo