- Kim Atienza criticized Thai actor Mario Maurer on social media after the latter said that Rabiya Mateo is one of his fans
- Kuya Kim said that it’s not Rabiya but Kakai Bautista who used to admire Mario
- According to Kuya Kim, Mario and his PR team treated Kakai badly
- He was referring to Mario’s PR team accusing Kakai months ago of using and abusing her friendship with the Thai actor
Kim Atienza had strong words for Thai actor Mario Maurer regarding Filipina actress Kakai Bautista.
Kuya Kim reacted to Mario’s recent interview shown on GMA News where he wished Rabiya Mateo good luck in the upcoming Miss Universe 2021 pageant. According to Mario, he heard that Rabiya is a fan of his.
“I heard that Rabiya is kind of a fan of mine, and I’m very happy to hear that.
“And, you know, I wish her good luck because I know she’s in the competition, so I wish [her] good luck,” Mario said.
In the comments section, Kuya Kim said that Kakai was the one who used to admire Mario. He added that Mario and his PR team treated Kakai badly.
"No, Rabiya is not a fan of yours, Kakai was and how badly you and your PR team treated her. Just had to say that,’ Kuya Kim commented.
Kuya Kim was referring to Mario’s PR team accusing Kakai months ago of using and abusing her friendship with the Thai actor, which supposedly harmed the latter’s reputation.
Catherine "Kakai" Bautista is a Filipina actress who is also a host, singer, and comedienne. The actress also starred in the highest-grossing Filipino film, "Hello Love Goodbye", alongside Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards. She is currently one of the cast members of GMA-7's "First Yaya".
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As reported earlier by KAMI, Kakai Bautista allegedly received a "cease and desist" order from Mario Maurer's agency. The agency claimed that Mario and Kakai’s rumored romance damaged the Thai actor’s career.
Meanwhile, in a previous report, the actress posted about setting "the bar high" amid the said controversy with Mario. “Set the bar and don't even lower that sh**. If people don't get it, that's not your problem," she posted.
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