- Kakai Bautista uploaded new photos on her Instagram account a day after Kim Atienza defended her and lambasted Thai actor Mario Maurer
- Earlier, Mario Maurer said he is glad to know that Philippines’ representative to the Ms. Universe pageant, Rabiya Mateo, is his fan
- TV host Kim Atienza refuted this in a post, saying that Kakai Bautista is the Thai actor’s fan and not Rabiya
- In March, the management team of Maurer sent a cease and desist demand letter to Kakai, asking her, among others, to stop using Mario’s name in her interviews, appearances, vlogs, and similar undertakings
Kakai Bautista posted several new photos on her Instagram account just a day after TV host and actor Kim Atienza defended her and lambasted the statement of Thai actor Mario Maurer.
It can be recalled that Kakai became embroiled in controversy when the alleged talent management team of the Thai actor sent her a demand letter telling her to cease and desist using Maurer’s name.
Kakai is a confessed fan of Maurer and would often tell followers in a jest that she and Maurer have a thing together.
She would always mention the name of the Thai actor if opportunity arises.
According to Maurer’s talent management company, Kakai is destroying the image of the Thai actor, resulting in lesser opportunities for their talent.
Kakai denied the charge but has since then largely kept quiet about the issue.
Recently, Maurer was among the guests in a TV show where he stated that it came to his knowledge that Rabiya Mateo is his fan.
The statement prompted Kim to post a message on social media that read: “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.”
A day after, Kakai posted several photos, with one having the caption: “ Not your covergirl, ut I know why and how I got here.”
It is still unclear whether her posts were related to the post of Kim but it might become clearer in the coming days.
Catherine "Kakai" Bautista is a Filipina actress, host, comedienne, and singer. She was born on born September 2, 1978. She first started out as a theater actress and was eventually discovered by Ricky Rivero in 2003 after her explosive appearance in the play, Alikabok. Rivero asked her to audition for a drama series directed by Lauri Dyogi titled Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay. Kakai then started appearing on television shows and movies through supporting roles, but was recognized when she appeared as Matilda in Kampanerang Kuba, Angelina in Kokey and most recently as Marj in the Filipino-Thai movie, Suddenly It's Magic. From 2010-2011, she did the horror-comedy sitcom, My Darling Aswang, in TV5 but stayed with ABS-CBN.
In March, Kakai received a warning from the camp of Mario Maurer telling her to cease and desist from using the Thai actor's name. The cease and desist letter came from Kwaonhar Nine Nine Co., Ltd., the agency that handles the career of Mario. The said letter revealed that it has reached the agency that Kakai was allegedly using Mario's name in several interviews. Addressing the manager of Kakai, it stated that Kakai allegedly continues to use the name of Mario without consent.
Recently, Kakai updated her social media account amid the current controversy she is involved in. It was reported that Kakai allegedly received a letter from Mario Maurer's agency. In the letter, the agency asked the Dental Diva to stop herself from using Mario's name. The actress-singer, while she has yet to speak up about the issue, recently posted about "being busy" on social media.
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