“Juanita Banana” is an upcoming series of ABS-CBN starring Binibining Pilipinas 2009 – Universe Bianca Manalo. She will be joined by Bern Joseph Persia aka Bekimon, a popular gay icon who popularized the term Bekimon and uploaded the Bekimon videos on YouTube.
“Juanita Banana” is Bianca Manalo‘s first starring role. Bianca Manalo has appeared on ABS-CBN’s shows like “Magkaribal” (as Bea Alonzo’s bestfriend) and as a judge in “Showtime.”
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“Juanita Banana” is a remake of a 1968 movie starring Juanita (Rosemarie Sonora) and Prince Rikitik (Ricky Belmonte). It is a fantasy musical based on the Pinoy folk belief that catching a teardrop from a banana tree’s heart will give a person magical powers. Juanita tries this tactic when she can’t seem to handle her cruel new stepmother, Marilou (Bella Flores). Help comes in the form of a magic dwarf, Prince Rikitik, who uses his elfin’ magic to grant Juanita her every wish. The pint-sized prince also offers her complete escape from her problems by proposing matrimony, but Juanita have a boyfriend named Gordo (Pepito Rodriguez).