Aya Medel once a “Papaya Queen” now a Loving Mom and a Chef

Aya Medel was one of the most popular sexy stars during the 1990s, now she is living this kind of life after she left the Philippine showbiz industry.

The ‘Papaya Queen’, this is the title being tagged to the name of former sexy star Aya Medel during the highest peak of her career in showbiz because of her voluptuous curves.

She starred in daring films such as ‘Kaya Ko Pero Masakit’, ‘Gatilyo’, ‘Akin Ka Lang’, and ‘Sisa’.

(a)It has long been since Aya reigned in this kind of movie genre but she is definitely reigning now in a different field.

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After she left showbiz in 2002, she got married with her Japanese boyfriend named Yoji Hayakawa, a businessman.

(a)They were blessed with a lovely daughter who they named Shania Ishi.

On the other hand, it was reported by GMA News Online that the couple had already separated but fortunately their communication line is still open and that they were getting along well, despite what happened to their relationship.

Aside from having her own family when she left showbiz, Aya Medel also studied culinary arts and she even revealed that she got recognized for her remarkable performance.

(a)“Proud to say I got 2 medals. SILVER MEDAL FOR PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS AND SILVER MEDALS FOR PROFESSIONAL BAKING  CACS Batch XIV 2008,” this was mentioned in the report.

Through that, she was able to put up a Japanese restaurant which she called IshiAya’s Garden Bistro in her hometown Tabaco, Albay.

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(a)Two years ago, the former sexy star announced that she gave birth to her second child, a baby who she named Simon Grey Hayakawa, based on the article published in ABS CBN Entertainment.

The former actress turned chef and businesswoman revealed that what she had been through as a second-time mother was not easy because she gave birth via cesarean section, based on the report.(a)


Currently, Aya Medel is focusing most of her time on her business and taking care of her two children.

What can you say about Aya Medel’s new journey in life? Share us your thoughts!

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