Mexican superstar Thalia recently took to Instagram to confirm rumors that she had her ribs surgically removed. However, she retracted her statement after several days. She made the revelation in response to a comment made by Queen of All Media Kris Aquino in her week night talk show, Aquino and Abunda Tonight, aired on August 5.
During the said episode, Aquino and co-host Boy Abunda were talking about guest Beauty Gonzalez’s dramatic weight loss resulting to an enviable slim waistline. Aquino quipped that it is possible to achieve the same waistline via rib removal surgery just like Thalia who has long been rumored to have undergone such procedure.
On August 10, Thalia took to Instagram to “set the record straight” regarding the “chismis” about her ribs.
“Watching Aquino and Abunda Tonight, a talk show in Philippines, Ms. Aquino is saying I had some of my Famous Ribs removed.To all my Filipino fans I would like to set the record straight about this issue, the Chismis is totoo .To be continued…….#THALIASRIBS #MYTH #MARIMAR #AQUINOANDABUNDA @LOVEKRISAQUINO,” Thalia said on Instagram.
After a couple of days the Marimar star posted a photo of her with a jar containing what looked like bones. The caption said:
“To all my loving Filipino fans, here is the proof … love My Famous Ribs, I kept them with me all these years… And the Saga continues….. @LOVEKRISAQUINO #AQUINOANDABUNDA #MARIMAR #MYTH #THALIASRIBS #THALIASWAISTLINE #Thaliasnewnovela #Formalin #SOUVENIRS.”
In yet another post made of several photos, Thalia said, “To all my Filipino Fans, Tadaaaa!!! Here is My Famous Ribs, would you like to try some… Kris Aquino. I am inviting you,Boy Abunda and Anthony Taberna , I’ll cook it like Bulalo style next time… Bring Halo-Halo, Sisig and Ensaimada por Favor… @LOVEKRISAQUINO @iamtunying28 @BOYABUNDA #THALIASRIBS #THALIASWAISTLINE #MARIMAR #MYTH #MABUHAY #JOKE #KAPAMILYA #GOTCHA #NOPASANADA #IT’SALLGOOD I love you guys.”
Reacting to the buzz her Instagram posts have generated, Thalia also posted a video collage of some of the online reports about her supposed “rib removal surgery.” The caption said:
“And the #myth will continue… “Myth is not a true story, it is a story that is true,”….”Myths are a special kind of literature not written or created by a single individual, but produced by the imagination and experience of an entire age and culture and can be seen as the distillation of the dreams and experiences of a whole generation” I love you guys I love you guys… And I loved every single story! Super fun and creative 😉 … Bravo! Que el #mito continue… Me encantaron las historias 😉 muy creativas y divertidas! Los amoooo.”
Meanwhile, Aquino posted a message on her Instagram account thanking Thalia for being a good sport. She also said that she hopes to meet the Mexican superstar someday.
“Super FUN posts from @thalia . @iamtunying28 she tagged you! If you review the A&A footage what we said was in ADMIRATION because for us Pinoys we equate sexiness w/ @thalia . And now the myth is debunked, her body is all natural & that is even more awe inspiring… Thank you for being a good sport! We Filipinos remain forever fans, it was because of MARIMAR that primetime TV viewing & programming changed for us. Hoping to meet you 1 day @thalia & share a meal of bulalo.”
Thalia became a household name in the Philippines after her telenovela, Marimar, was aired in 1996. Her other soap operas, such as Maria Mercedes and Maria la del Bario, were also well received and even had local adaptations.