Angeline Quinto chooses Coco Martin over Erik Santos

Posted at 07/30/2011 1:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - "Star Power" champ Angeline Quinto admitted that, given the chance, she would definitely pick "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" star Coco Martin over singing sensation Erik Santos.

In an interview with “Showbiz News Ngayon” on Friday, Quinto revealed that Martin has been her longtime crush even before she entered showbiz.

“Si Coco Martin, parang pantasya ko ‘yon e,” she blurted.

She even expressed how much she appreciated Martin’s surprise guesting during her recently concluded solo concert, wherein he gave her a necklace.

“Pagkatapos ng concert ko talagang nag-thank you naman ako sa kanya sa text. Sobrang nagpasalamat ako kasi 'di ko talaga inasahan na pupunta siya doon,” she said.

Meanwhile, Quinto also said she admires Santos.

She explained, “Si Kuya Erik kasi dati talagang crush ko ‘yan kasi idol ko siya sa pagkanta simula nung nanalo siya sa 'Star in a Million.'”

But as much as she openly adores Santos, Quinto said what she feels toward him is more of brotherly affection.

“Sobrang sweet lang talaga ni Kuya Erik, pero ‘kuya’ kasi tawag ko talaga sa kanya. Parang kapatid lang din kasi turing niya sa akin,” she said.

In a separate interview, Santos, admitted that he, too, admires Quinto as an artist.

“Medyo kilala ko na si Angeline and ang masasabi ko na napakabait niya, napaka-professional and hardworking,” he said.

He even added that he is looking forward to their upcoming concert abroad.