Pacquiao was quick to admit starting a conversation with a certain Arzaylea Rodriguez on her Instagram live video. But he clarified that there was no malice in their little chat. He also said the viral screenshot does not show their whole conversation and was framed in a way that made him look interested in Arzaylea.
"Ako yan. Actually pag-open ko ng Instagram nakita ko live, so pinindot ko. Nakita niya Manny Pacquiao joined live, so nag-hello siya... Tapos tinanong niya ako, 'Are you in the Philippines?' Kaya sabi ko, 'Where are you from?'" Pacquiao explained.
Arzaylea is a 22-year-old internet personality from Austin, Texas who’s into music and fashion. She enjoys a strong following on social media platforms like Instagram (444k ) and Twitter (220k).
Her popularity rose when she and 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist and lead vocalist Luke Hemmings started dating back in 2015. But the couple reportedly broke up this year due to third party rumors.
If you’re wondering how a budding social media star caught the attention of someone like Pacquiao, senator, sports icon, and the undisputed face of Philippine boxing, then you might want to check out some of her eye-popping photos: