VIRAL: Open letter to Atom Araullo from 'sapiosexual' Lia Badillo

An open letter to ABS-CBN news anchor Atom Araullo written by Liavel Badillo, a woman who's got a huge crush on him, has gone viral.

In her letter, which was published on Rappler X, Lia said the "Umagang Kay Ganda" host has turned her into a sapiosexual, one who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature in a person.

She admitted to have seen Atom for the first time on TV when she was still 17 years old and said, "I was totally smitten with how smart you sounded."

Lia shared that she was "gushing over him on television" for eight long years and it was only in October last year that she finally saw her ultimate crush in person while having lunch with friends at Chocolate Kiss Cafe, a restaurant inside the University of the Philippines campus. At the time, she was enrolled at the UP College of Law for Bar Review.

The writer said Atom passed by her table while holding a bottle of water but she was having doubts whether to approach him or not. Thinking that it could be her only chance, Lia swallowed her pride and asked for a picture with him. That photo was all she got from her crush as she didn't have the courage to tell him what she really feels.

Lia said Atom's reporting during the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda (not to mention his humility and charm) has put the news personality "among the most crush-worthy celebrities."

The law graduate also admitted that she gets jealous over the pairing of Atom and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. The two have been collectively called "PiaTom" on the morning show, UKG.

At the end of her open letter, Lia expressed her love for Atom. She hopes to have coffee and dine with him so they can spend quality time together, even if it means that she has to be absent from work.

"Seeing you and talking to you that day at Chocolate Kiss made me realize that you are my standard. A man who is smart, talks smart, and dresses smart. Plus, our genes put together will make the best offspring in the world," she wrote. "I love youuuuuuu, Atom. I really do."

Lia asked the readers to tell Atom that there is a girl somewhere who loves him so much. Well, it seems the 33-year-old broadcast journalist already knew about her open letter.

"Googles sapiosexual," Atom posted on his Twitter account.