- Aya Medel was known in the 90s as the “Papaya Queen”
- She left showbiz and became a chef
- Aya now owns a restaurant in Albay and has a beautiful family as well
Aya Medel was known in the 90s as an actress who appeared in daring movies. What happened to the former “Papaya Queen” after leaving showbiz?
KAMI learned about her story these days from GMA Network and ABS-CBN.
It turned out that Aya has become a chef and a businesswoman.
"Di alam ng marami ng nag stop ako mag showbiz I went back to school to pursue my dream to be a Professional Chef," Aya explained.
Her restaurant in Tabaco, Albay called IshiAya's Garden Bistro opened in 2014 and is still going strong.
She also has two children, her daughter Ishi and her baby boy Simon Grey.
GMA reported in 2014 that Aya and her husband Yoji Hayakawa, a Japanese businessman, have already separated.
"Ngayon, nagpapasalamat ako sa Diyos kasi nalagay sa ayos ang buhay ko at ng pamilya ko. Nakakilala ako ng mabait na asawa na kahit na hiwalay na kami, walang nabago sa pagtingin niya sa akin at sa anak niya,” she said.
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