By ALEX VALENTIN BROSAS
October 3, 2011, 12:43pm
MANILA, Philippines – “Diyos ko, wala!”
That had been the incredulous reaction of Brazilian model-turned TV host Daiana Menezes, denying rumors that she had a romantic interlude with “Eat Bulaga” co-host Ryan Agoncillo.
Before explaining, Daiana thanked “Showbiz Central” for giving her the opportunity “to finally open up itong issue na ito kasi sobrang nasaktan talaga ako.”
“Actually, I’m the kind of person na very sensitive,” she began explaining on “SC” on Oct. 2.
“Nag-a-adjust kasi ako sa culture n’yong Filipino na parang kung ano ang sinasabi n’yo sa akin—I’m sorry for the terms—na laspag or malaswa… hindi dahil Brazilian or foreigner, porke’t hindi ako taga-dito [ay] wala akong respeto sa inyo at especially sa isang tao na may asawa. Galing ako sa isang broken family so I know how it feels. So I would never go into a relationship with a guy na merong asawa,” she said.
She shared that some fans of the couple have lashed out at her in social networking sites because of this ugly rumor.
“For me kasi, parang ‘wag na lang [akong] bastusin ng mga fans nila kasi siyempre ang biggest star of the Philippines is Judy Ann [Santos]. Siya mismo ang nagsabi sa akin na bakit gano’n? Merong mga araw na walang kuwenta talaga na sinasabi nila sa akin, ay absent kayo pareho sa ‘Eat Bulaga.’ Bakit daw. ‘Magkasama kayo?’ Diyos ko, meron akong sariling schedule.”
And because the issue has dragged on for about one year, Daiana admitted that “umiyak na talaga ako.”
There were times that she doesn’t even know how to address the issue.
“Sometimes I answer and after a while na-realize ko na deadmahin ko na lang ang issue para mawala na. Natuto rin ako kasi bilang showbiz personality, mahirap din ‘yung parang iwasan mo ‘yung… alam mo ‘yon? Siyempre, may feelings din [ako bilang] tao,” she said.
On matters of the heart, Diana said she’s ready to marry TV and concert director GB Sampedro.
“Handa akong magpakasal pero ‘wag sana ngayon. Of course, when you’re in a relationship, oo naman.”
She revealed biding her time on marriage because, “Ang priority ko kasi trabaho at the same time gusto kong mamanhikan muna siya [GB] sa Brazil.
“If our schedule permits, we will be going to Brazil on December tapos mamamanhikan pa siya sa tatay ko kasi siyempre without my parent’s blessings hindi mangyayari ‘yon,” she insisted.
She respects her dad so much, which is why she remained very low key about her reported engagement to the TV director. In fact, she does not wear her engagement ring out of respect for her father.
“Kaya po, hindi po ako nagsuot ng singsing kasi nga for me parang irespeto ko aside ang sarili ko. Ang family ko rin parang ang sabi nila, ‘Hoy,tigilan mo na ‘yan, sobra na ‘yan. Dapat makilala ko muna ‘yung lalaki.’ ’Yun ang sinabi ng tatay ko. In fairness to my parents, they’re very strict.”
Daiana also shed light on reports that host SamYG did not take their previous relationship to another level because he thought it was only a fling.
”Kinda, yes,” she admitted.
“Sa akin kasi, ‘yung naging kami, let’s call it that way for eleven months, so para sa akin, in my culture naman, kung together kayo, kayo ‘yon. Meron akong nabasa na article na parang tikiman lang. I was really hurt about it.”
But all is water under the bridge now for the sexy Brazilian model-host.
“Okay naman kasi kami. For me, I will not keep any bad feeling. [Nag-move on] na ako nang bonggang-bongga. Wala na sa akin ‘yon,” she happily declared.