Erich Gonzales, the blind beauty queen?

Erich Gonzales
Erich Gonzales

Erich Gonzales will inspire TV viewers this Saturday (July 12) as she portrays the role of a visually impaired model-beauty queen named Jessa in ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya.”

Inheriting her mother’s glaucoma and losing her eyesight at the age of 18, Jessa grew up being bullied in school. But she became a source of inspiration to other blind students and other people, especially when she was crowned Miss Philippines on Vision 2013.

Also part of this episode are Irma Adlawan, William Lorenzo, Nikki Bagaporo, Abby Bautista, Bianca Bentulan, Ogie Escanilla, Louise Bernardo, Joe Gruta, Amy Robles, Dionne Monsanto, Nina Ricci Alagao, and Koreen Medina. The episode is directed by Nuel Naval and written by Joan Habana. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has a legion of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

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