The tabloids had some juicy news last week regarding a former award-winning child star, who is reportedly working as macho dancer now. The said actor was also allegedly seen dancing at private parties for women.
According to information gathered by Showbiz Central, the description matched that of former child actor Lester Llansang.
Lester first gained recognition by playing Ricky Davao's son in Gil Portes's acclaimed movie Saranggola (1999). He bagged the Best Child Actor award for the film in FAMAS and other award-giving bodies.
Lester's break from showbiz left many wondering what became of him. When Showbiz Central got a hold of the former child star, he related how he is getting along with his life nowadays.
"Sa ngayon, ang pinagkakabaalahan ko yung banda," said Lester. "Nagbebenta din ako ng gamit ng kabanda ko at pinapatungan ko na lang."
Since Lester is experiencing financial issues, did he resort to dancing in private parties and the like?
"Sa lugar mismo namin nanggaling," related Lester. "Sa call center, nandito kami noon. Yung brod ng girlfriend ko, sabi na noong December 5 daw ako nagsayaw. Parang private party daw. Binayaran daw ako ng 15,000 [pesos]. Sabi ko naman na parang imposible naman, kaya sabi ko na kumuha ng katibayan."
Lester added that up to now, there is no evidence to prove that he is a macho dancer in a Quezon City gay bar, as reported in some tabloids. He pointed, "Sabi ko na, e, di puntahan ako sa mga gay bar. Hindi naman nagtugma, e."
As it turned out, that gay bar in Quezon City had a dancer that looked very much like Lester. SC got to know a macho dancer named Marc Raymond, a young man who had a striking resemblance to the real Lester. The macho dancer uses the nickname "Lester" because of that resemblance.
"Matagal na akong sumasayaw," said Lester, the macho dancer. "Palayaw ko lang yung Lester. 'Kala nila ako yun, pero sabi ko hindi ako yun."
Lester, the macho dancer, also said that he felt sorry for Lester, the actor, and added that he wants people to stop thinking that the former child actor is a macho dancer.
"Masasabi ko lang sa kanya na huwag niya intindihin mga ganun bagay at saka hindi totoo na ako ikaw," he ended.