Most people have been thinking that Richard Juan is courting Miss Universe Thailand 2016 Chalita Suansane. But the actor said that they are just friends.
The rumor about the two dating began when the actor went to Bangkok last February, wherein he met the beauty queen titlist for the second time. The first time that they met was during the Miss Universe pre-coronation event at the SMX Convention Center.
“We’re just really good friends.We’re really close, we’re really good friends na parang (like) we talk once in a while. So, we got to know each other,” he said in an interview with PEP.
After two months, the two met once more along with another beauty queen, Miss Universe Korea 2016 Jenny Kim. It was just pure luck that the two met in Korea since Chalita Suansane was about to leave the country in two days while Juan arrived on that day.
He told the site Pep.ph: “Miss Korea rin kasama namin, siyempre nasa Korea na kami. We messaged Miss Korea and we told her, like, ‘Miss Korea, are you still here in Korea?’ It’s funny ’cause on the day that I arrived, two days later, aalis na siya papuntang US. Buti naabutan ko pa siya and everything, so we hanged out. We met on the third day.”
Juan become popular when he joined the Eat Bulaga contest, “You’re My Foreignoy” and eventually won the Dabarkad’s Choice Award back in 2014. He also joined the popular TV show from ABS CBN, Pinoy Big Brother: 737.