Fil-British soccer player smitten by Rhian Ramos's charm

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Philip James Younghusband (inset) flew all the way from England to personally meet his crush, young actress Rhian Ramos. The two met at the GMA-7 Network where the professional soccer player gave Rhian flowers.


Philip James Younghusband, the 19-year-old Filipino-British professional soccer player who got the chance to play with David Beckham, fell in love at first sight when he saw pictures and videos of local star Rhian Ramos, 17, on the Internet.

"A friend of Rhian told me about her and sent me some pictures...and she's very, very pretty, so I'm looking forward to meeting her," said Philip in an interview with Showbiz Central.

Philip tried contacting Rhian and soon enough, they became friends. This friendship also led to Philip visiting the Philippines again just to see her. Excitement and anxiety was written on Phil's face as he arrived at Broadway Centrum to meet his crush and give her flowers.

Showbiz Central was there to document this tender moment.

After the initial getting-to-know you, Philip introduced his Filipino mom Susan to Rhian.

What does Rhian feel about Philip traveling all the way just to see her in person?

"Siyempre nakaka-flatter," Rhian gushes. "Masaya at siyempre ang sweet-sweet niya dahil kakadating lang niya galing sa airport at may flight pa pala siya papuntang Palawan, pero he took the time to see me, kaya ang sweet naman."

"First impression is that she's very pretty... obviously," Phil shyly says. "She's very nice and very funny which is exactly what I've heard about her and that I would like to get to know her better."

Rhian adds, "Hindi ko alam kung kailan siya may time, or kung kailan ako may time. Pero, you know, we'll see."

According to his profile in wikipedia, Philip was born in Ashford, Middlesex, England, the son of Philip Younghusband, a chartered accountant, and Susan Younghusband, a Filipina.

He was the youth team's top scorer in the 2003/2004 season and made his first reserve start in November 2004. In the 2005/2006 season, Phil made 21 appearances for the Chelsea reserve team, including 18 starts, and scored five goals. He also made one appearance as a substitute for the Chelsea youth team.

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He played for the Philippines Under-23 national squad in the 2005 Southeast Asian Games. Phil scored two goals in the Philippines 4-2 loss to Malaysia.

Rhian, on the other hand, is one of the most promising young actresses today. She started her showbiz career as Richard Gutierrez's leading lady in Captain Barbell and they are paired together again in Lupin. Rhian made her film debut in The Promise, starring Richard with Angel Locsin. Her follow-up movie is the horror film Ouija, starring Judy Ann Santos, Jolina Magdangal, and Iza Calzado.


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