Klaudia Koronel's fiance will come to Manila for their wedding

Successful with her online business for OFWs, Klaudiaalso found love through the Internet when she met Andy Zhang.


Milfe Dacula, formerly known as sexy actress KlaudiaKoronel, definitely had her whole life set out for the good ever since she finishedher college degree in New Era University last March 2005. Klaudia gets anotherblessing this 2009, her forthcoming wedding with Andy Zhang, whom she met on the Internet.

The Atlanta, Georgia-based Andy is a 43-year old Chinesecitizen who works as an Information Technology consultant and investor who hasbusinesses here. Through the Internet, he and Klaudia got to know each otherthough Klaudia admitted that she was less than interested when she saw Andy'spicture on the Internet. Besides, Klaudia was also focused on managing an online business called mabuhaycity.com for OFWs.

When the two finally met in person, however, it was love at first sight, Klaudia said.

Since then the two have been inseparable. In December2005, Klaudia introduced Andy to her family. Two months later, she met Andy'sfamily. Last December 2008, Andy spent Christmas and New Year in the countryand is set to wed Klaudia on August 28 at an Iglesia ni Cristoceremony here.

LIVE AT STARTALK. Klaudiaguested yesterday, January 24, on Startalk to revealall the details concerning her husband-to-be Andy. But for now, what's new withKlaudia's business mabuhaycity.com?

"Fiancé ko kasi, IT consultant siya," explained Klaudia. "Sohabang pag nagmi-meet kami every two months, e, medyo naiinip ako at namamasyalako. So, marami akong nami-meet na OFW. So alam ko nagiging buhay nila atlungkot nila. Alam ko mga stories nila, so gumawa ako ng website para sa OFW paramakapag-communicate sa family nila kasi medyo mahal ang pagtawag. Sa website namin,puwede sila mag-send audio [message] nang libre..."

Before she could explain further, Lolit Solis asked, "Tekamuna, nakatapos ka ng college, di ba?"

"Opo, noong 2005 po," answered Klaudia. "Computer Science poang tinapos ko."

Lolit remarked,"Kaya niya yata tinalikuran [ang showbiz], kasi si Klaudianoon kilalang sex symbol. Kaya niya tinalikuran ang pelikula [para] makapag-aral."

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Klaudia proceeded to explain why sheturned to studying. "Siyempre na-experience ko din na nagkaroon din ako ng mgaboyfriend na nilait din siyempre ako, na wala daw akong education. So, ginawa kopo naman yun [pag aral] para may ma-harvest ako."

Does Andy know about Klaudia's past?

"Alam niya lahat," revealed Klaudia. "Pero noong nagkakilalakami, e, hindi niya alam na artista ako. So, sinabi ko lang sa kanya na panoorinniya na lang ako sa show sa kabila. Siyempre, pinanood ko din siya ng moviesko."

She quipped, "Pero pag may palabas na sexy, pinu-[fast] forward ko po 'yon."

Does Andy accept that Klaudia's former career?

"Sabi niya na huwag ko daw ikahiya dahil ang trabaho ko daway professional," smiled Klaudia. "Sa United States naman, open-minded mga tao."

Klaudia is a follower of Iglesia Ni Cristo. Is Andy willingto convert for her?

"Siyempre po noong umpisa ay sinabi ko na sa kanya na itoang religion ko," related Klaudia. "Hindi magiging tayo kung hindi ka magpapa-convert.So, pumayag po siya. Sa kalagitnaan din po ay huminto siya dahil IT Consultant,so marami din kaming problema't away hanggang sa huminto na siya... Pero pinagsikapan naman niya, so nag-resign po siya sa work para magampanan niya ang pag-convert sa INC."

Going out with Andy has been an enjoyable experience forKlaudia. Joey de Leon commented that her being with him enabled her to go moreplaces.

"Middle East na lang yata ang hindi ko pa napupuntahan," revealedKlaudia. "Europe, America, Australia, Canada, at buong Asia. Pero dahil dinnaman sa work niya. Every time na may project siya, e, ini-invite niya ako."

RAGS TO RICHES.Butch Francisco said that Klaudia started out so poor that she had to literallylive on a highway island back then.

"Siyempre muna, sa province, sa sakahan, tapos dito saMaynila, e, sa squatter," a teary-eyed Klaudia said. "And then, nakikita nakami sa mga building na ginagawa ng papa ko at sa overpass. Nade-demolish dinkami..."

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At this point, Klaudia's tears were already noticeable. "Hindiko pa naman din nakakalimutan ang nakaraan ko..."

Is she helping her parents right now?

"Opo,"she smiled. "Hindi na po sila made-demolish."

MARRIAGE PLANS. Klaudia'sgoing to get married this August 28. Has she made plans for thewedding?

"Travel theme po ang gagawin ko sa reception," revealedKlaudia. "Ang mga ninong siyempre si [former] Mayor [Mel] Mathay. Mga abay ko, e, mga alaga niTita A [Cornelia "Angge" Lim]." Then looking at Joey de Leon and Lolit Solis, she smiled and added, "Siyemprekung papayag din po kayo."

Klaudia also called out to Seiko big boss Robbie Tan to be oneof the ninongs. "Kanina din po tinext ko si Ara Mina na sana nasa abay ko."

So where would the wedding take place?

"Dito," Klaudia said. "Yung family niya [Andy], uuwi dito. Yungparents niya at kapatid niya. Gusto ko kasi sa Philippines dahil dito angfamily ko at friends ko."

For the record, Andy is still single and he has nochildren. When asked how many kids he and Klaudia would want to have, Klaudia smiled, "Tatlo lang. Lagi kasi akong kinakausap ng mom niya na bigyan kosiya ng apo."

MESSAGE TO HER LOVE. "Sorry dahil siguro naging masyado akong strong kasi ayaw kona magkamali ulit sa buhay," began Klaudia. "Ayoko na sundin lang ang sinasabimo at sinasabi ng ibang tao. Gusto ko kasi, lahat tama...dapat respetuhin molahat ng nakaraan ko at mga taong nakapaligid sa akin... I'm proud of you naipinakita mo sa akin lahat yun. Alam ko na muntik na tayong magkahiwalay, perodahil sa pag-ibig, lahat yun nagpatuloy."


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