Daquis wins hearts of Southeast Asian neighbors
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 10, 2015 04:02 PM
"She (Rachel Anne Daquis) is a familiar face not only here, but all around Southeast Asia because I heard she is a product endorser. But it will be our first time to see her play." --- a senior Indonesian volleyball official.
SINGAPORE -- From the hotel lobby to the games venue and the press center, there's only one question people here are asking:
Who is Rachel Anne Daquis?
On Wednesday, they got an answer.
"She is jumps high and has power on her spike," a senior Indonesian volleyball official said at the sidelines of the match between Philippines and Indonesia at the OCBC Arena Hall 2.
"She is a familiar face not only here, but all around Southeast Asia because I heard she is a product endorser. But it will be our first time to see her play."
A Thai journalist also requested Filipino scribes to introduce him to Daquis after the game simply because "she's good-looking."
True enough, Daquis seems to have stolen the hearts of Southeast Asian fans.
Starting the game at the open position, the comely 27-year old packed her smashes with power, leaving the pro-Filipino fans holding their breathe in attraction and admiration.
At one point, as she chased the ball all the way to the sidelines, a female fan waving a Philippine flag at the VIP section screamed: Go get it, Rachel. Get it my baby love.
Daquis failed to get the ball, but still managed to hear what the fan shouted.
She smiled and thew a friendly wink.
The world seemed to have stopped. Everybody was melting.
Daquis may have failed to win the game, but she won the hearts of her Southeast Asian neighbors.