Manny Pacquiao: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Him [+Video]


1. Manny Has a Personal Chef

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When Pacquiao fights in Las Vegas, he brings his personal chef who cooks Filipino dishes for him in a private section of the main kitchen at Mandalay Bay.

He is the only person who has this privilege.




Pacquiao eats quinoa before every fight.

Quinoa is a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

It is a pseudo-cereal rather than a true cereal.

It is high in protein, and is tolerant of dry soil.




Manny heard the voice of God and decided to stop his life of debauchery and partying and is a Reborn Christian.


4. Manny Sings


Pac-man has a music production career that includes his hit single Sometimes When We Touch. There are seven versions of the same song on one of his albums.

You can purchase a DVD with video of how the song was recorded on Ebay for $29.95 plus shipping.

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Pacquiao loves basketball and actually is listed as the head coach of the Kia Carnival team in the Philippine Basketball League.

He also has played for the team on occasion and if you were wondering he’s a little better at boxing.



Pacquiao generally buys $1 million worth of tickets for his family and friends before each of his fights.



His nickname has nothing to do with the video game; it is simply the first syllables of his first and last name.




In 2009 Pacquiao starred in a Filipino film called Wapakman.

In the movie he played a plumber who had super powers.



Pacquiao has a boxing glove tattoo on his chest that he designed himself.



At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Manny became the first Filipino, who was not participating in the Olympic Games, to carry his country’s flag.


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