In the tradition of producing ground-breaking and game-changing drama series like “My Husband’s Lover,” “Dading,” and “The Rich Man’s Daughter”, GMA Network will air another unique character-driven story in “Destiny Rose.”
If “My Husband’s Lover” tackled gay relationships and “The Rich Man’s Daughter” gave spotlight to lesbian relationships, “Destiny Rose” will highlight a transgender woman’s struggles in society.
Multi-talented Ken Chan bags the titular role that will shape his career as a dramatic actor. He will delight Afternoon Prime viewers as he takes the challenge of portraying a transsexual woman who pursues her dreams into becoming an influential writer. Ken participated in a series of auditions and delivered a string of thrilling and convincing performances all throughout, making him the perfect choice for the role to become Joey Flores Vergara.
Joey is a woman trapped in a man’s body. All his life, he only dreamt and hoped to be the best for his parents. Despite the fact that everyone around him was against his personal desires and wishes, he remained to be the loving and obedient child.
A passionate student and a loving son to his family, Joey will go through different setbacks in life but will continue to be patient and understanding. All these positive qualities will outweigh life’s challenges as Joey transforms into a full-pledged woman and will now be known as Destiny Rose.
Now that Joey/Destiny Rose has fulfilled her dreams, all she wants is to be with the love of her life and for her family to be complete once again. But what if her family, especially her estranged father, refuses to accept her? And what if the love of her life finds out that she only had sex reassignment surgery to become a woman? Will she still find happiness?
Playing opposite Ken is Fabio Ide as Gabriele Antonioni, Joey’s Fil-Italian penpal. He will make Joey/Destiny Rose’s life more colourful as he becomes her one true love.
Completing the cast are esteemed TV and movie actors and actress: Manilyn Reynes as Daisy Flores Vergara, Joey’s loving mother; Michael de Mesa as Rosauro Armani Vitto, a rich philanthropist who will be instrumental in Joey’s transition in becoming a woman; Jackielou Blanco as Dahlia, Jasmine’s mother who will make Joey and Daisy’s life difficult; ; Katrina Halili as Jasmine Flores, Joey’s ambitious cousin; Sheena Halili as April Rose Vergara, Joey’s kind-hearted sister; Jeric Gonzales as Vince, Joey’s first love; Joko Diaz as Joselito Vergara Sr., Joey’s strict father; Irma Adlawan as Bethilda, Armani’s sister who will make Joey’s life a living hell; JC Tiuseco as Lance, Jasmine’s boyfriend and accomplice in deceiving Gabriele; Ken Alfonso as Aris, Bethilda’s son who will eventually fall in love with Destiny Rose.
Directed by Don Michael Perez, witness the one-of-a-kind story of Destiny Rose which airs Mondays to Fridays beginning September 14, 2015 on GMA Afternoon Prime after “Buena Familia.”
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