A transgender telenovela is coming very soon
The story will revolve around a transwoman.
(SPOT.ph) First it was My Husband's Lover, followed by the more recent The Rich Man's Daughter. Now, GMA 7 is set to air another LGBT-themed teleserye entitled, Destiny Rose, which will revolve around the life of a transgender woman.
Singer-turned-first time actor Ken Chan will take on the role of Joey who transitions into a woman named Destiny Rose. In an interview with PEP.ph, he explained that the character knew she was a woman from a very young age. "Iyon 'yong nasa puso niya, iyon 'yong nasa isip niya...na babae siya," he said. In a previous interview, Ken said he did a lot of research, including spending a lot of time with transwomen to understand and get to know them.
His love interest will be Brazilian model and actor Fabio Ide and the show's kontrabida will be played by Katrina Halili. Other stars of the cast include Sheena Halili, Jackie Lou Blanco, Joko Diaz, and Manilyn Reynes.
The show is directed by Don Michael Perez and will be aired this September.