“I need a girlfriend. I need a volunteer,” said Kapuso actor Mikael Daez about the status of his lovelife in an interview on October 25.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media spoke to Mikael after the fashion show of denim brand Lee at the Philippine Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014.
Despite persistent rumors that he and Miss World 2013 Megan Young are a couple, the GMA hottie maintains that he is currently single.
“Totoo! I haven’t had a girlfriend in… ever since I got into showbiz.
“Oo! Bakit, nobody believes me?” he said in jest as reporters pushed him to reveal the real score.
The truth is, according to Mikael: “I’m single. She’s single.”
Once more, he tried to douse all speculations.
He said he and Megan were never an item, nor was their friendship ever “complicated” by a romance or a breakup.
“Not complicated, no. My life is very, very simple.
“All I do, iyong ginagawa ko sa buhay ko, is simpleng-simple lang: Natutulog ako, nagigising ako, ‘tapos kumakain ng midnight snack all day,” he recited.
Mikael also reiterated that he never courted Megan.
“No,” he answered the query with a smile.
“Yeah, we’re friends,” he added, letting on that they continue to communicate even though Megan is away.
“We are on group chat. We’re still talking, so nag-uusap pa rin kami.
“I haven’t seen her, though, ‘cause she’s still out of the country.”
Asked if they talk outside that group chat, Mikael said, “We don’t communicate one on one.
“We just talk to each other sa group line [group chat] and that’s it.”
With Megan being based abroad to fulfill her commitments as Miss World, does Mikael miss her, as a friend?
“No,” he said laughingly.
“I don’t miss her, I don’t miss her. Ano, e, ako iyong tao na… I don’t miss a lot people. Hindi ako masyadong ma-senti, e.
“Ako, I’m more of an adventure-seeker, so right now my projects are getting ahead of me.”
Indeed, Mikael is busy doing three shows for GMA Network.
He has a new fantasy series called Adarna, he co-hosts the morning show Unang Hirit, and he still hosts the “Midnight Snack” segment of late night news program Saksi.