Dela Salle University basketball heartthrob and model Simon Atkins made headlines recently when he used the micro-blogging site Twitter to communicate with Kim Chiu.
In an interview with Entertainment Live aired last Saturday, February 19, Simon narrated, "I called my friend... I had a chance to talk to her. I was really shaking. I didn't know what to say... She was really nice naman."
The cager sought the help of his friend Josef Elizalde, the former Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus housemate.
Kim was the winner of the first teen edition of PBB.
When asked if he will pursue his feelings for Kim, Simon candidly remarked, "Di ko pa siya kilala... I think pag nakilala ko siya. Katatapos lang ng relationship niya with Gerald [Anderson]. I really don't know if she is ready for anything like that. I'm just looking for friendship right now. Let's see what happens."
When Kim was asked in a separate interview to comment about Simon wanting to meet her, she replied, "Actually, hindi ko naman siya kilala. Naririnig ko lang.
"Hindi ko pa siya nakikilala, 'yon lang. Pero nakausap ko pa lang siya sa phone. 'Yong isang friend niya, 'tapos pinakausap sa akin."
Kim felt flattered that Simon wanted to meet her. "Okay naman siya... Thank you na gusto niya akong makilala." (CLICK HERE to read related article.)
What is the reaction of her love team partner Gerald Anderson to this development?
Gerald admitted, "Talagang di ako nagugulat diyan...talagang friends kami ni Kim. Pero siyempre nakakanibago. Ganun siguro talaga... Kumbaga sa amin, kailangan naming mag-move on."