It was Sandara Park herself who invited Sam Milby to the Korean pop group’s 2NE1 concert held at the Mall of Asia Arena last May 17. Sam was with actors Joross Gamboa, Jason Abalos and G-Force dancer, Ram.
During the concert, they were called on stage for about a minute so the girls can give them a lap dance.
Sam said he doesn’t know anything about K-Pop, so he was shocked with the energy and the response of the viewing public. He was also impressed by the girl group that included Sandara.
“Nakakatuwa, it was fun naman. Wala kaming ginawa, nakaupo lang. And I have to admit, wala akong alam sa K-pop… wow! Wala silang bands, ang mga fans, sobrang taas ng energy.”
He doesn’t know Sandara personally, but John Prats is very close to the former Philippine actress and now a big Hallyu star. Even when Sandara was still in the Philippines, Sam was never given a chance to work with her.
Sam was just surprised by the invitation. It was extended to him via Twitter’s direct messaging. Sandara is also close to G-Force’s Teacher Georcelle. And since Sam had time, he decided to attend the concert.
Does Sandara have a crush on him? Sam said he has no idea, but he finds Sandara extremely nice and has a good personality. He’s also open to getting to know her better since a lot of people have been telling him that she did not change from who she was when she was still in the country.
“I don’t know her that well, pero nagagandahan ako sa kanya.”
Sam said they don’t text and they haven’t met after the concert. They only had that one interaction on stage and it didn’t even last a minute.
Here is the video of the said lap dance:
Sam turned 30 years old last May 23. He is happy and content with his life, but he also hopes to find the girl for him since there were a lot of couples getting engaged or tying the knot already.
This year, Sam hopes to find the one for him. And since he just turned 30, he believes whoever will be his next girlfriend will also be his wife. Although he is a little picky when it comes to girls, Sam said he is praying that she will come soon.
Seeing almost all his friends engaged or married makes him excited rather than pressured. “Hindi naman inggit, it makes me excited. I would admit na sometimes… siyempre lahat ng kaibigan ko engaged na or may asawa na, ako laging third wheel.”
“I’m only 30, alam ko na darating din naman ang babaeng nakalaan para sa akin.”
There are times when relationships just don’t work, Sam said, adding that it takes a lot of efforts and prayers to make one relationship go the distance. But Sam is a firm believer that the right person will come at the right time.
Meanwhile, Sam attended his ex-girlfriend’s, Anne Curtis, concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. Although he was not supposed to be a guest, he became a spontaneous guest because he was spoofed by Billy Crawford.
It is true that not so many people attended the concert? Sam said there were a lot of people there. Almost 80 percent of the arena was full, he added.
Sam understands that some people are still supportive of his relationship with Anne although the actress has already found a new love with restaurateur Erwan Heussaff.
The actor said that’s expected of their fans since they got to know them as a couple since “Maging Sino Ka Man,” which was eight years ago. When it comes to Erwan, Anne’s relationship with him was more private, so the fans don’t know much about them.
Sam, however, respects Anne’s and Erwan’s relationship. They have been together for four years.
The actor did not deny an interview by Bangs Garcia wherein she said they almost had a relationship, but Sam had to enter the Pinoy Big Brother house. Sam shared they met because Bangs was a contestant in an endorsement of Sam’s before.
After the contest, they dated for a while. It was cut short, however, by his entrance to the PBB house. “We didn’t become officially together and that was nine years ago.”
Now, they think of each other as friends only. “Reminiscing about yung dati, nakakatawa lang, enjoy lang yung reminiscing, pero hindi naman kinikilig.”