I first saw Phil Younghusband on TV in a showbiz-oriented talk show on GMA7. To gain popularity mileage, the story this talk show concocted was that Phil, a popular football/soccer player based in England saw Rhian Ramos’s photo on the internet and then got smitten, then came to the Philippines to pursue her. When Phil was being interviewed, it was obvious that the press release wasn’t true–para may angle lang at mapag-usapan. Then he was almost never heard from again, until the rise of the Azkals.
When I saw Phil again (this time even more popular than Rhian Ramos), I just stared and stared on to his face NOT because I was one of the many girls with a huge crush on him, but because he reminded me so much of someone…I kept on thinking and thinking and thinking, until it hit me: tisoy version siya ni Gilbert!