ACTRESS Iza Calzado was on cloud nine when she met famous football player David Beckam at a famous grocery in Los Angeles, California recently.
“Ang bait n’ya,” said Calzado, during an an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.
Calzado met Beckham at Erewhon, an upscale health-food store in Beverly Hills. Beckham, 41, who retired from professional football in May 2013, is married to Victoria Beckham, former member of the successful group Spice Girls now fashion designer. They have four children.
The actress narrated her memorable encounter with Beckham on Instagram.
“Posted this story on my private Facebook account earlier and thought it would be nice to share it with you guys. I just met and had a lovely chat with David Beckham at Erewhon! I saw a good looking guy by the food section and thought ‘looks like Beckham’ so I smiled at him and he smiled back. Saw him again, exchanged smiles but I wasn’t sure but the tattoos should have been a dead give away;
“Then I proceeded to line up to pay. He then puts his basket after me. I said ‘Sorry but I have to ask, are you David Beckham’ and he said “Yes, I am.” And I was like ‘Oh gosh, I just had to make sure;’
“Then I added ‘I’m from the Philippines so I’m not really from around here so I had to double check. I’m Iza.’ Then we shook hands. He told me he was in the PH 9 months ago and I asked if it was for a football thing and he said Unicef sent him there. So I said ‘Oh for Haiyan… Thank you for doing that.’
“Then I was called up to the cashier and he said ‘It was lovely to meet you.’ He was the nicest and even said bye to me as I was leaving and said ‘It was very nice to meet you.’ OMG I’m dying!;
“Thank you, David Beckham, for being a lovely human being! I know your are known for your good looks and football skills but for me, your greatest strength is your kindness. I am now a FAN!;
“P.S. To those asking about taking a selfie.. No, I didn’t ask for a photo. I would rather he remember our conversation and that I made him feel more like a human being rather than a piece of public property. Pero Juskoooo, grabe pagpigil ko at sabay tili pagsakay sa uber!!!” Calzado said.
Calzado, 33, will soon be seen in an upcoming Kapamilya teleserye “The Second Wife” opposite Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion.