As one of the most kwela guys in showbiz, Luis Manzano makes some of the funniest nicknames for his close friends in the industry.
For example, he calls girlfriend Jessy Mendiola “Haw haw,” best friend Anne Curtis “Nips,” and close friends Vice Ganda “Munchie” and Alex Gonzaga “Devil.”
But how does he come up with them?
On Kapamilya Chat yesterday, October 22, the “I Can See Your Voice” host related that the nicknames usually come from real-life events or things.
His “haw haw” endearment for Jessy started when he said “love” while imitating cats.
“‘Yung love, ginawa ko parang tunog-pusa… hanggang sa naging haw haw na,” he related.
The same is true for “Nips,” which he explained isn’t at all as dirty as it sounds.
“Sa chocolate ‘yun… model yata siya (Anne) nun, hindi ko na maalala… it was 15, 16 years ago,” he said.
Meanwhile, “Munchie” is a bit dirty even if it doesn’t seem like it!
“Si Vice ‘yung gumawa ng ‘Munchie’, hindi ko alam kung may kinalaman ba sa pwet ko kasi mahilig ako maglabas ng pwet… sabi niya parang… kung nakaka-munchie ba ‘yung pwet ko,” he said with a laugh.
(Hindi kami sure kung gusto ba naming malaman ‘yung sagot… LOL)
As for Alex’s nickname “Devil,” it was born when the actress accidentally scratched his arm with her nails.
“Hanggang ngayon talaga may marka pa,” he said.
Sino kaya ang next na bibigyan niya ng nickname? 😂