Kapuso hunk and matinee idol Aljur Abrenica is starring in this Saturday’s episode (April 27) of the GMA drama anthology program, “Magpakailanman.”
The episode, entitled “Bayarang Adonis: The Kristoffer King Story,” features the true life story of Kristoffer King, a fledging independent actor who sacrificed his own dignity and resorted to prostitution to save his son ailing son.
Kristoffer (Aljur) grew up in a family filled with all the comforts of life. When he was younger, he got almost anything that he wanted. Unfortunately, when his breadwinner mom passed away, his family’s fate turned upside down. Because his father wasn’t always available to guide him while he was growing up, Kristoffer turned to drugs and not long, his life was a mess.
Kristoffer became a father at a very young age. In order to provide for the needs of his own family, he worked as a back-up dancer, however, his irregular and modest pay was not enough to foot the bill. He desperately needed to find a higher paying job.
One day, a gay bar owner approached Kristoffer and offered him the job of a macho dancer. At first he was hesitant to accept the offer but driven by his financial woes, he took the job convincing himself that it will be “temporary.”
With his new job as macho dancer, he became more able to make ends meet but fate, it seemed, wasn’t done throwing hurdles at the young father just yet. Making things worse, Kristoffer’s son was diagnosed with a rare disease called Hunter’s Syndrome, a serious genetic disorder.
Feeling hopeless, Kristoffer upped the ante and shifted from being just a macho dancer to a high-class male prostitute. With his good looks and chiseled body, he drew in matrons and gay benefactors who were more than willing to squander huge amounts for a chance to be with Kristoffer in private.
Just as he thought it was too late and that he doesn’t have a way out of the mess he placed himself into, Kristoffer received a marriage proposal — and a Green Card – from a rich matron. He saw it as a chance to straighten up his life and start anew. The offer is enticing, but will he take it?
Featuring Aljur Abrenica as Kristoffer King, “Bayarang Adonis: The Kristoffer King Story” also stars Max Collins, Marc Justine Alvarez, Philip Lazaro and Joel Camacho. It is written by Paul Sta. Ana and directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes.
Hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco, “Magpakailanman” airs every Saturday, after “Vampire Ang Daddy Ko” (approx. 7:45pm) on GMA-7.