Maria Mercedes star Jessy Mendiola created buzz online last Wednesday, October 30, and made it to the top trending topics worldwide on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The 20-year-old actress was seen wearing a sexy white halter-top swimsuit in the October 30 episode of the Mexicanovela remake.
Her character Mercedes was about to take a dip in the pool with love interest Luis (Jake Cuenca) when she took off her top and underpants to reveal a sexy white one-piece bathing suit underneath.
Before this much-talked about episode, Jessy was appointed as honorary ambassador for Korean Tourism.
As part of her duties as ambassador, Jessy had a five-day trip to South Korea to meet with KTO Chairman Charm Lee and go around the country’s famous tourist spots to promote Korea’s tourism to Philippines.
The Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) chose the Filipina actress for this position previously held by K-pop superstars Psy and Jay Park.
“Isang karangalan ito and masaya na napili ako ng KTO. Mabait sa akin ang mga Korean and napamahal na rin ako sa kanila,” Jessy was quoted as saying in a release furnished by ABS-CBN.
In November 2012, Jessy took part in the KBS show World Date with Shinee wherein she got to meet Jonghyun and Key of Korean boy band Shinee. Jessy also became a familiar face to Koreans when she did some photo shoots for a magazine. She was also tapped by a Korean mobile messaging application to be its endorser.
During her trip to South Korea, Jessy had the chance to meet up with former Star Circle Quest contestant Sandara Park. The Korean singer, who is more popularly known as Dara of the K-pop group 2NE1, posted their photo with the caption: "With Jessy Mendiola in Seoul!!! Abangan niyo ako sa matang lawin!!! :)"
Matanglawin is an educational show hosted by Kim Atienza on ABS-CBN.
Jessy Mendiola creates online buzz due to sexy swimsuit; named honorary ambassador for Korean Tourism
by posted on November 3, 2013