Hayden Kho

Hayden Kho
Born
Hayden dela Santa Kho Jr.

(1980-05-20) May 20, 1980 (age 43)
Other namesDoc H
EducationUniversity of Santo Tomas (Medicine and Surgery, Medical Technology)
Occupation(s)Media personality, Aesthetic Physician, Entrepreneur, Actor
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Spouse
(m. 2017)
ChildrenScarlet Snow Belo

Hayden Kho, born Hayden dela Santa Kho Jr., is a Filipino media personality, medical doctor, actor, and entrepreneur.

Early life and education

Hayden dela Santa Kho Jr. was born to a Chinese doctor, Hayden Kho Sr., and a Spanish-Filipina businesswoman, Irene dela Santa on May 20, 1980. He spent his early years at Grace Christian High School (now Grace Christian College) in Quezon City. Kho went on to study at the University of Santo Tomas, where he earned his bachelor's degree in medical technology in 2001, and then his medical degree in 2005. He completed his internship at the Makati Medical Center where he also served as president of the interns' association. He earned his medical license in 2007.

Professional career

Medical career

After earning his medical license in 2007, Dr. Kho specialized in anti-ageing medicine through the European Anti-Ageing Medicine Society.

Modeling and showbusiness

At the age of 16, Kho started his career in ramp modeling while pursuing his bachelor's degree. This stint brought him to places like New York City, Singapore, South Korea and Japan.

In 2007, Kho started appearing on Philippine television as an actor. He was a contender in Celebrity Duets, and appeared in various supporting roles on TV, as a talent for GMA Network.

Infamy and scandal

In December 2008, it was reported that Kho had tried to take his own life. In 2009, while already well known in the modeling and showbiz industry, he achieved household infamy in his involvement in a sex scandal.

Kho was brought to a senate hearing and was tried publicly on national television. Attention towards the controversy lasted for years and resulted to criminal and civil cases filed against Kho by one of the involved parties, Filipina actress Katrina Halili, his partner in Celebrity Duets. CNN described this incident as the most controversial sex scandal in Asia.

The Philippine Board of Medicine revoked Kho's license to practice medicine and cited unethical behavior as the basis for his expulsion from the medical society. In December of the same year, Kho reportedly attempted to commit suicide for the second time.

Ongoing work

In 2011, Kho launched his own brand of fragrances called, "HAYDEN". He also promoted the Filipino fashion brand Maldita Man and the cosmetic giant Ever Bilena, Inc.

He also hosted the defunct Filipino showbiz-oriented talk show Paparazzi, which was aired on TV5. Kho was also director of the skin care distribution brand ZO Skin Health in the Philippines.

In 2014, Kho went to the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics to study Christian apologetics, where he met and was tutored by Christian sociologist and author Os Guinness; scientist, mathematician, and philosopher John Lennox; theologian and author Alister McGrath; and anti-Islam polemicist Jay Smith, among others.

While Kho was studying in Oxford, the Professional Regulation Commission reinstated his medical license. The same year, all cases against Kho were dismissed. Kho and Halili reconciled thereafter.

Kho has acted in movies such as The Bride and His Lover in 2013, and EDSA, the Movie in 2016.

Kho then became Managing Director of the Belo Medical Group. He also founded Venn Intelligent Aesthetics.

Currently, Kho holds dual leadership roles in the aesthetic medicine field: He serves as the Managing Director for Belo Medical Group and concurrently as the President of Venn Intelligent Aesthetics.

Kho is a board member for the non-profit RightStart Foundation and supports various other philanthropic causes.

Personal life

In 2013, Kho met Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias in an event hosted by some leaders of the Christ's Commission Fellowship (CCF) in Manila. Kho became an active member of the group, and later became a devout Christian in June of that year. He was mentored by the late Zacharias, and also by the CCF movement founder, Pastor Peter Tan-Chi. In September 2017, Kho married his long-time partner Dr. Vicki Belo, in a lavish ceremony in Paris. In 2018, he continued his studies in Christian apologetics.

Following the birth of his daughter, in 2018, Kho furthered his academic pursuits in the field of Christian apologetics.

Television

Year Title Character/Role Notes Channel
2015 Healing Galing! Himself Host TV5
2011 Paparazzi Himself Host
2009 Darna Danny Cameo GMA Network
2008 Ako si Kim Sam Soon Dr. Henry Lead Role
2007 Marimar Dr. Hayden Miranda Supporting Role
2007 Celebrity Duets: Philippine Edition Contender Performer

Film

Year Title Release Date Production Company
2016 EDSA June 30, 2016
2015 Homeless, Not Helpless August 15, 2015
2013 The Bride and the Lover May 1, 2013 Regal Films

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