Pop star Justin Timberlake is a Pacquiao fan

Posted at 03/27/2010 9:13 PM | Updated as of 03/28/2010 3:01 PM
Manny Pacuiao (left) in a photo with Justin Timberlake (far right), who is in Manila for a concert.

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao has certainly earned the admiration of other international stars such as Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Sylvester Stallone.

The newest addition to his list of celebrity fans, however, is American pop star Justin Timberlake.

According to an ABS-CBN news report, a starstruck Timberlake has asked to be introduced to the Filipino boxing champion shortly after he arrived in Manila for a concert.

He even sought to have a picture with Pacquiao, the report said.

Timberlake is a guest performer in a concert featuring female singer Jojo and rapper Timbaland at the SM Mall of Asia on March 27 (Saturday).

Upon arriving in the Philippines, the pop star tried some Filipino dishes and liked the taste of "pan de sal" (a breakfast roll).

Timberlake was a former member of the popular pop group 'N Sync. He opted for a solo career, and from then on released a series of successful albums and has won six Grammy Awards. With a report from Gretchen Fullido, ABS-CBN News.