The hashtag #MMKJuanKarlos became a trending topic on Saturday after ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya featured the life story of The Voice Kids runner up Juan Karlos Labajo.
The Cebuano charmer acted as himself and showed his life before he joined “The Voice Kids”.
The episode featured the many challenges that Labajo had to face with his family and school. He has a German father whom he hasn’t met, he was bullied in school because of his appearance and he had to transfer to different houses with his grandmother and uncle because they cannot pay their house rent on time. And his biggest challenge was when his mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died few months before he auditioned for “The Voice Kids”.
Netizens lauded his acting skills in the episode. The Voice coach and Broadway star Lea Salonga posted a tweet that says: “It sure looks like The Voice Kids found not just singers, but actors! Congrats to Lyca and Juan Karlos for their MMK appearances!”.