|Controversial cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho. File photo
MANILA, Philippines - Controversial cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho, whose license to practice medicine was revoked in connection with a sex video scandal in 2009, said he does not want to show off his toned body again to the public.
Kho made the statement after he was given a choice between taking off his clothes and doing a set of challenges for comedy show "Gandang Gabi Vice."
"Ayaw ko na nakikita ako ng mga taong nakahubad. Ayaw ko na," he told host Vice Ganda on Sunday night.
Vice Ganda then said in jest, "Hindi naman namin masyadong nakita pero bongga ang daming hits niyan ha. Ikaw kasi ni-remind mo ako hindi ko na nga naalala 'yan."
During the show, Kho was made to eat chicken liver, cow tongue and other food items he does not like.
But when he failed to complete one challenge -- to touch an iguana -- Kho had no choice but to take off his shirt.
"Usually natatakot akong magpa-interview at um-attend ng guestings, ganyan. Pero ito, noong nalaman ko na ikaw at fan mo ako, at alam kong magiging masaya ito at mga makakasama natin ay masayahin naman, eh hindi na ako kinabahan," Kho told Vice Ganda.
Early this month, Kho admitted that he was hurt by the decision of the Professional Regulation Commission's decision to revoke his license to practice medicine.
He said, though, that he already expected this outcome.
"Siyempre masakit pa rin. Mabigat pa rin kasi lisensya ko 'yon no. Malungkot. Mahirap. Masakit kung masakit pero hindi na kasing sakit nung before. Alam naman ng lahat ano ang pinagdadaanan ko," he said in an interview.
Asked if he is still willing to appeal to regain his license, Kho said, "Kakausapin ko lawyer ko kasi hindi ko alam kung ano ang actual na pwede gawin. I'm still not decided."
Kho's fiance, Dr. Vicki Belo, shared the same feeling of disappointment upon receiving the news.