First read on Vhong joins ‘Betty’ cast

Vhong Navarro is the newest name to be announced as a cast member of the much-awaited Pinoy version of Betty La Fea. The dancer-comedian is set to play Nicolas, the best friend/sidekick of lead character, Betty, who will be portrayed by Bea Alonzo. This comedy project is very much up Vhong’s alley, as seen in the success of his last movie, Supahpapalicious. This will be Vhong’s second time to a role in a teleserye after playing the lead in Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman.

Fans of the original Colombian Betty La Fea will remember the character of Nicolas as the equally “ugly” but cunning best friend of Betty. Nicholas is a significant role as he will serve as Betty’s “partner-in-crime” as she struggles to work in the demanding and discriminating Eco Moda fashion house. As much as people are excited to see how Bea will fit into her “Betty” character, another element to watch out for is the comic spin that Vhong will add to the teleserye.

From the time it was announced that Bea was playing the title role in ABS-CBN’s adaptation of the worldwide hit franchise, fans couldn’t wait to find out who would play the other characters, especially the role of Armando, Betty’s boss and love interest. Producers are keeping the names of the cast under wraps for now, but Vhong is definitely a welcome addition to the Betty La Fea crew.