Unto each life some rain must fall.
Aiko Melendez’s series of torrents came last year, when she least expected it. She was taping a teleserye when part of her left face got swollen – or distorted, as she puts it.
“Merong nasaksak na medicine sa face ko. Apparently, nag react ako. Nagkaallergy at namaga ang mukha ko.”
In her work where good looks is a premium, that was a no-no.
“I got a memo from the network I was then doing the teleserye with, asking what I did to my face,” recalls Aiko. “Nawalan ako ng teleserye.”
She got a lot of bashing on Twitter.
“Walang ginawa ang taong yon kundi siraan ako sa Twitter.”
‘Are you in trouble?’
Her health suffered. Aiko developed hypertension. She was at the end of her rope. When longtime friends like Carmina Villarroel invited her for special occasions, Aiko begged off. Her swollen face made her insecure. They cried with Aiko, but her insecurities persisted.
As she was about to close her Twitter account, Coney Reyes, who