Miles Ocampo on Joey de Leon's weight gain remark: 'Nag-sorry naman po siya'

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  • During the sideline interviews at the media conference for her new TV series "Padyak Princess" at theTV5 Media Center, Mandaluyong City on June4, Miles cleared the air that there is no bad blood between them.

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Miles Ocampo (Facebook) 

All is well between "Eat Bulaga" hosts Miles Ocampo and Joey de Leon after his weight gain remark during the birthday celebration of Miles last May.

During the sideline interviews at the media conference for her new TV series "Padyak Princess" at the TV5 Media Center, Mandaluyong City on June 4, Miles cleared the air that there is no bad blood between them.

"Actually si Boss Joey po naapektuhan din kasi bakit daw po ganun yung mga tao sa akin, eh segment naman po talaga namin yun sa Eat Bulaga. So sabi ko po kay Boss Joey, walang problema dun and the next day naman po nag sorry po si Boss Joey sa akin," Miles said.

(Actually, Boss Joey was also affected because why are people like that to me? It's our segment on Eat Bulaga. So I told Boss Joey there was no problem, and the next day, Boss Joey apologized to me)

She also mentioned that not all of the audience understands how the hosts of the "Eat Bulaga" express their love for each other through banter.

"Hindi lang siguro sanay ang mga tao. Ilang taon na rin ang ‘Eat Bulaga’ at alam na rin nila na ang biruan at tawanan ang pagpapakita namin ng pagmamahal. Madalas ang asaran ay pag-show ng love sa isa’t isa," Miles said.

(Maybe people just aren't used to it. 'Eat Bulaga' has been around for a few years, and they know we show our love through jokes and laughter. Teasing each other is how we show our love for one another)

Embracing her curves and understanding her condition, Miles admitted that it was hard for her in the first few months after undergoing her surgery due to papillary thyroid cancer last April 2023.

"Hindi po talaga maiiwasan dumaan dun, parang napapagod na po ako kasi lagi ko na lang po pinoproblema yung weight ko, napapagod na po ako maapektuhan. Hanggang sa dumating po sa point na wala naman po akong magagawa nasa health ko to, and kung may magsasabi man na mataba ako, okay," Miles said.

(I can't avoid going through that. I feel like I'm getting tired because I'm always having problems with my weight. I'm getting tired of being affected. Until it gets to the point where I can't do anything about my health, and if someone says I'm fat, it's okay)

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The cast of 'Padyak Princess'

First lead series

Working in the showbiz industry for nearly a decade, Miles couldn't help but feel emotional. She expressed her immense gratitude to TV5 for casting her in the upcoming series "Padyak Princess."

"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa APT, kay Direk Mike. Nung sinabi po nila ito sa akin parang siguradong-sigurado po sila sa akin, kaya tinanong ko po talaga sa kanila kung final answer po ba na ako yung kukinin nila. Laking pasasalamat ko po kasi sila yung mga taong nagtiwala sa akin," Miles said.

(I am grateful for APT and to director Mike. When they told me about this project, they seemed convinced that I was fit to play the lead, so I asked them if that was their final answer. That's why, I'm very grateful to them for trusting me)

"Padyak Princess" follows the story of Princess (Miles), a charming and determined young woman who dreams of someday reviving her family’s reputation and her barangay’s golden days.

To support her family, Princess must step up as the breadwinner. As her story unfolds, she faces life's challenges with courage, determination, and a dash of humor.

Directed by Easy Ferrer, the upcoming series promises to deliver an entertaining story filled with heartwarming moments, inspiring triumphs, and unforgettable characters that will delight noontime viewers.

Joining this exciting new series is an ensemble cast led by Ara Mina, Ces Quesada, Christian Vasquez, Cris Villanueva, Yayo Aguila, Gillian Vicencio, Jameson Blake, Jem Manicad, Joao Constancia, Karissa Toliongco, Kira Balinger, David Remo, and Miel Espinoza.

Padyak Princess, airing Mondays to Fridays at 11:15 am beginning June 10, with same-day catch-up on BuKo at 7:30 pm.