Bianca Manalo says she's ready to date again

Posted at 09/04/2012 3:53 PM | Updated as of 09/04/2012 7:20 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Beauty queen Bianca Manalo said she harbors no ill feelings towards her former boyfriend, actor John Prats.

In an interview with Push.com.ph, Manalo said both of them have already moved on from the breakup.

Beauty queen Bianca Manalo

“Masaya na siya eh, masaya na ako. Masaya na kami sa bawat ginagawa namin. ‘Yun ang mahalaga. I am enjoying the company of my friends and family. Sa ngayon, doon muna. I’m trying to enjoy all by myself and I want to focus on my career for now,” she said.

The beauty queen added that she is ready to date again.

“Ay alam niyo walang nanliligaw sa akin. Walang nakikipag-date. Hindi ko alam kung bakit. Here we go again. Pero wala talaga. If ever meron, why not? I’m young, I am happy. So kung may ma-meet man ako or may magpakilala sa akin, sino ba naman ako para tumanggi, ‘di ba?” she said.

While she is happy now, Manalo admitted that it was not easy dealing with the breakup.

“Alam niyo, hindi rin advantage ‘yung pagiging strong when you’re coping with pain. Kasi bilang babae, kapag nasaktan ka, masakit. Naniniwala ako na you can wallow in misery, you can grieve. But you have to give your grief a deadline. ‘Oops sandali, ganito lang ako,’ or ‘tama na ‘yun, naiyak ko na, okay na.’ Naniniwala ako sa kasabihan na kung mahina ka ngayon, iiyak mo lang, mahina ka eh. Pero darating ang panahon, lalakas ka rin,” she said.

Asked how she would feel if she would bump into Prats anytime soon, Manalo said: “Okay naman, wala namang problema doon. Marami rin naman kaming magandang pinagsamahan together, masasayang memories. Tignan natin. Ayoko pangunahan, kung anon a lang mangyari I’ll just go with the flow.”