Despite the tremendous controversies he went through, Hayden Kho is proud to have become a better person.
Hayden Kho showed up to support the Stars For A Cause project of the Philippine Movie Press Club held last Sunday, September 18, at the SM North EDSA Skydome. “Basta maganda ‘yung
cause nakakatulong naman ako siguro ito na lang ang maliit na magagawa ko
[so] bakit naman hindi
?” he explained.
Hayden, who has had his share of highly controversial issues in the past, appeared more optimistic and relaxed during the interview by members of the press. “Nakikita mo naman kahit masakit ang dinaanan ko
before kung ikukumpara ang buhay ko ngayon sa mga taong tinutulungan n’yo, parang mas
lucky pa rin ako
, so anong
reason ko para maging malungkot?
” he reasoned out.
He continued that he has no grudge against some showbiz reporters who assaulted him through negative write-ups at time of the controversies he got involved with. “Kung pinersonal man ako ng ibang tao kung masakit ang sinabi nila
before parang naintindihan ko naman kung bakit sila naipit
about me, kung bakit nila nasabi
about me,” he explained.
He recalled how deeply affected he was during the time of the sex video scandal because it heavily marred his reputation. “Parang naipinta na si
Hayden ganitong klaseng tao
, kulang na lang sabihing demonyo
. Actually may mga nagsabi na rin na masasakit gaya ng
time na ‘yon masakit wala namang hindi masasaktan lalo na ‘pag pinepersonal ka
, lalo na kung pinaniniwalaan mo sa sarili ganito kang tao, tapos pinaniniwalaan ng lahat eh ‘yung
opposite, lalo na ‘pag naapektuhan ang pamilya mo
Though he has long-since overcome that phase in his life, Hayden clarified that he does not feel he is immune to showbiz criticisms. “’Di ko alam kung manhid ‘yung
term or ‘di ko na lang pinepersonal. Ganun talaga ang buhay kaya nga ako lumabas na sa
showbiz world dahil parang hindi ako fit for that
, hindi ako sanay na ganunin
. From the very beginning hindi naman talaga ako dapat papasok
Hayden is now engaged to long-time girlfriend Dr. Vicki Belo. And amidst claims that it was only after the scandal that Hayden developed feelings for the cosmetic surgeon, Hayden made clear that he loved Vicki even before the controversy. “Of course naging
unfaithful din ako
, may mga nagawa din akong kasalanan
and now I’m making up for it.”
If he had gone wayward while they were still together, Hayden shared that it was because he didn’t know how to handle fame then. “Paminsan-minsan makakagat ka ng
fame makakagat ka ng
fortune tapos akala mo ikaw na ang pinakamalakas sa mundo,
‘di ba? Hanggang tuturuan ka ng Diyos na teka lang...”
Asked if he is now okay with Vicki’s eldest son, Quark Henares—who has been very vocal of his disapproval of Vicki’s relationship with Hayden, the latter replied, “Okay naman kami ni Quark
.” Prodded if he believes that their tiff has been resolved, he added, “I’d like to believe so.”
The medical-graduated-turned-showbiz-personality however refused to reveal when he and Dr. Vicki plan to get married.