Nadine Lustre Officially Explains the Real Story Behind Her Viral Lechon Sauce Photo

For the first time ever, we got to hear what really took place when that photo was taken!
by Cosmopolitan Philippines   |  Dec 9, 2021
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Back in August, a photo of Nadine Lustre buying lechon sauce at a store went viral. It even became a popular Halloween costume in October! The photo went viral *again* in November, when a photo of Nadine's ex BF James Reid with a lechon resulted in witty memes.

For the first time ever, we got to hear what really took place when that photo was taken. Nadine talked about the pic during an episode of the radio program Boys Night Out, saying that on that day, she had just come home from a trip and was really tired + hungry.

Nadine Lustre on what really happened on that day

"It's really really funny," Nadine shared. "We went back home, and the only thing that we could get is the lechon manok...I bought lechon manok and then there was no sarsa. No sarsa, no suka, walang sawsawan yung lechon manok. So I was like, 'Ay parang gusto ko ng Mang Tomas.' Kulang yung lechon manok 'pag walang Mang Tomas. Wala na ngang rice, wala pang sarsa 'di ba?"


According to Nadine, that particular store was the closest one that *possibly* had the sauce. "I got Mang Tomas which is right beside the counter. So I got it, put it on the counter. And then this girl, I saw her already that she was taking a photo. But I was so freaking tired, I was like, 'Oh okay, whatever.' Kaya yung mukha ko ganun na lang."

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She saw the photo the next day because everyone was posting and talking about it! "I was like, oh yeah, cool." Nadine also clarified that the brand did not pay her for that photo.

In an interview with The Philippine Star, the original uploader said: "Nung pag-picture ko po tumingin lang sa'kin tapos balik po agad sa tinda po namin kasi sinuklian na siya. Sana lang po 'wag magalit si Nadine po, na-shock lang po talaga ako."


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