MANILA, Philippines - One of the members of Philippine football team Azkals has invited young actress Jessy Mendiola to watch their game against Kuwait at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
| Actress Jessy Mendiola. File photo
Mendiola told Push.com.ph that Azkals player Paulo Pascual invited her via microblogging site Twitter. She said a friend told her about Pascual's admiration for her.
"Tinweet na nga niya [ako.] 'Hello, Jessy.' In-invite niya ako sa games nila. Siyempre may mga pagkakataon na may mga trabaho. Sinabi ko, 'Hello, thank you for inviting me.' Siyempre nag-explain ako. Alangan naman isnabin ko sa Twitter," she said.
Mendiola said she already told actress Angel Locsin about Pascual's invitation. Locsin went out on a date with Azkals player Phil Younghusband after the latter asked her to be his Valentine via Twitter.
"Ka-BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) ko nga si Miss Angel, tapos tinanong ko, sabi ko, 'Ate Gel, anong masasabi mo 'dun sa nababanggit na crush ako [ni Paulo]? 'Naku girl work ka muna,' sabi niya sa akin," Mendiola said.
When asked if she is open to meeting him, the young actress replied, "Sa ngayon, wait na lang muna. Oo, definitely I'm very, very flattered nung sinabi niya na crush [niya ako]."
For now, she just wants to concentrate on her career, as Locsin advised.