Joey de Leon Criticized for Joking About Miles Ocampo’s Weight Gain

Joey de Leon Faces Backlash for Joking About Miles Ocampo’s Weight Gain

JOEY DE LEON – The television host faced criticism for joking about co-host Miles Ocampo’s weight gain during a recent episode of “Eat Bulaga.”

The hosts were celebrating Miles’ birthday, which was on May 1, and several, including Tito Sotto, shared their birthday greetings. While Tito remarked, “Wala akong masabi kundi Pataas! Pataas ‘yung edad eh,” Joey made a controversial comment about Miles’ weight, attempting to play off the song ‘Spaghetti’ he composed. He said, “Pataba! Ay pababa.”

This comment drew disapproval online, especially since Miles had previously undergone thyroid surgery for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, which led to a thyroidectomy. This procedure significantly slowed her metabolism and contributed to her weight gain.

Discussing her challenges, Miles mentioned, “Galing pa akong trabaho po noon bago ko i-meeting yung doctor, so parang, ako at that time, frustrated na ako kasi yung weight ko ang iniisip ko na parang, ‘Anong nangyayari? Ginagawa ko naman yung part ko.'” Despite the difficulties, the weight gain was considered relatively minor compared to the potential complications of her previous health condition.

Meanwhile, Miles Ocampo, whose real name is Camille Tan Hojilla, is an actress, television host, commercial model, and writer. She started her career in entertainment at a young age, initially appearing in commercials and variety shows. Ocampo gained significant recognition as a child actress on the children’s comedy show “Goin’ Bulilit,” which she joined in 2005.

She has been a part of various television shows and movies, showcasing her versatility across different roles. Notable television roles include her parts in “Luv U,” where she played Camille Sarmiento, and “Home Sweetie Home,” where she portrayed the character Gigi. She has also starred in several films, including roles in “A Very Special Love” and “Write About Love,” the latter earning her significant acclaim. Besides acting, Ocampo has also been a host on the Philippines’ longest-running noontime show, “Eat Bulaga!”

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