Sunday, June 7, 2009

Dr. Hayden Kho: Life, Showbiz and Controversies

Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. was born on May 20, 1980. His father is a pure Chinese who is also a doctor and his mother is a Spanish Filipina who is in charge of their family business. Hayden is the fourth among the five children. He studied in Grace Christian School in Binondo Manila for 14 years and he is fluent in Chinese language.

Hayden became romantically involved with Dr. Vicki Belo. Aside from being a doctor, he also ventured in show business and became a talent artist of GMA Network in 2007 and Lolit Solis became his showbiz manager.

Hayden Kho's first TV appearance was as contestant in the first season of Celebrity Duets in GMA-7, that was in 2007. This was followed by his inclusion in the cast of Marimar with Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes which became a monster hit. He alo played as a doctor in the show in the character of Dr. Hayden Miranda.

After his stint in Marimar, Hayden was again featured in Ako Si Kim Sam Soon, a local remake of a Korean hit television series. The said show was topbilled by Regine Velasquez and Mark Anthony Fernandez where Hayden played the character of Dr. Henry.

Hayden's latest TV appearance is in Luna Mystika where he plays the guest role of Jonas.

Aside from showbiz, Hayden is also into modelling, thanks to his almost perfect body. He is an endorser of the Belo Medical Group where he posed nude in a billboard together with actress Katrina Halili.

A controversy made him the center of the news in the Philippines. In December 2008, Hayden and Vicki Belo parted ways as lovers and talks of alleged sex video with some celebrities sprouted. Hayden and the celebrities mentioned however denied of having such video.

But in May of 2009, three videos of Hayden Kho appeared and distributed all over the Philippines and the internet showing Hayden and three different female celebrities in compromising encounters. Katrina Halili, Maricar Reyes and a young Brazilian model are seen with Hayden in the said controversial videos.

This controversy caused an uproar from different civil society groups condemning Dr. Hayden Kho Jr. Even the Malacanang Palace made a statement condemning his acts and the Senate of the Philipines even made an investigation "in aid of legislation". Katrina Halili and Hayden Kho meet face to face in the senate for the first time since the controversy started.

Hayden's professional license is also in jeopardy after some groups lobbied a complaint in the Professional Regulation Commission asking the boy to ban him from practicing medical profession.

NBI and PDEA also came to the picture especially when Hayden's mother implicated Katrina and Hayden Kho in drug use. This revelation however put Hayden's mother into defensive mode because Katrina's camp filed several law suits against her.