The cat is finally out of the bag and people can stop wondering about the identity of Enchong Dee’s girlfriend.
The ABS-CBN actor arrived with his girlfriend Samantha Lewis at the 8th Star Magic Ball last Saturday, September 6, held in Shangri-la Makati.
It was the first time that Enchong appeared in public with his lady love.
Last July, Enchong admitted that he has a non-showbiz girlfriend, but he preferred to keep the girl’s identity private.
At the ball, Enchong revealed why he changed his mind all of a sudden.
“Nung na-realize ko na wala namang nakikinig na I want it private and I want to be quiet, sabi ko I don’t care anymore,” he explained in an interview with ABS-CBN News Online.
Enchong added that he and Sam have been together for less than a year.
MEET SAM. Samantha Lewis, or Sam, is a Filipina-British model and a graduate of Nursing. She hails from La Union.
She was featured in the Philippine edition of Cosmopolitan magazine in 2011 for its "Cosmo’s 8 Sexiest."
Sam revealed to Cosmo.ph that year how she started her modelling career.
“I was still living in La Union and I did a beauty or hair show for one of my friends who used me as a ‘model.’
"He borrowed clothes from a designer, and that's where I met the then-president of FDAP [Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines] Edgar San Diego,” she was quoted as saying.
“He got my number and he texted me to do a show. So, all the way from La Union I came to Manila to do my first fashion show.”
Sam, who was still a teenager then, started doing regular fashion shows during her free time from school.
She said: “I only do shows or shoots when I have my sem break or summer break.”
Nevertheless, getting into modelling was her childhood dream, so it was a dream came true when she finally penetrated the industry.
Sam also told Cosmo back then about her dreams of becoming an international model.
Sam further related that she enjoys doing photo shoots more than ramp because with shoots, she gets to be a different person.
Accordingn to reports, Sam’s previous boyfriend was host Marc Nelson.