While Royal Wellness is in a bitter competition with Magda (Erich Gonzales)’s soap company, two of its key players – Adrian (JC De Vera) and Miguel (Kit Thompson) – battle it out for power and dominance as well. Let’s take a look at their male rivalry via this Kapamilya Toplist from the teleserye La Vida Lena.
Magda, now Lena, played a big role to measure the better man between the two. Lukas (Raymond Bagatsing) and Vanessa (Agot Isidro) tasked Miguel to investigate Magda's magic soap ingredients. Bent on proving his worth to Lukas and his aunt Vanessa, the cunning Miguel played with Magda’s heart to execute his mission.
However, Lukas and Vanessa weren’t satisfied with Miguel’s work so they asked Adrian to speed it up. In a scene, Adrian arrived to spy at the marketplace where Magda sells her magic soap but only to be sent away by Miguel, who was then getting closer with Magda.
Miguel failed to accomplish the mission. Worse, he impregnated Magda. Thinking that Miguel was already on a dead end, Adrian thought of just stealing the soap formula, leading to a fire that killed Magda’s grandfather, Lolo Dado (Soliman Cruz).
Miguel didn’t like what happened, concerned for his baby and Magda’s family as well. The surprising display of softness induced mockery from Adrian. Despite getting laughed at, Miguel proposed to redress the situation but the Narcisos simply played blameless.
Following that misfortune was Magda miscarrying her child due to food poisoning. Knowing what his family is capable of, Miguel confronted Lukas and Vanessa to know their involvement in the crime. But the couple alongside Adrian played innocent and feigned sympathy towards him. Adrian even laughed at him buying Magda’s side.
Moving forward from his son’s loss, Miguel persevered to secure his place in Royal Wellness. Adrian, of course, had an advantage for being a true Narciso. He got all the praises and opportunities while Miguel had to work doubly hard. To be fair, Adrian also has the skills, if only he’s not too distracted with females.
Despite the challenge, Miguel managed to prove his talent and secured a good position in Royal Wellness. He also ended up with Rachel (Sofia Andres), who used to be Magda’s biggest rival in high school.
There was a time when Adrian low-key patterned his team’s promotional strategies from that of Miguel. It worked well. Miguel made a snide comment about Adrian copying his works and the latter was embarrassed in front of Lukas and Vanessa.
To get even, Adrian set Miguel up on a date with another woman. It failed as Miguel wasn’t in the mood to play that night. Rachel entered the scene, prompting Adrian to leave but not without threatening to expose Miguel’s secrets once he humiliates him again.
Magda’s fierce comeback as Lena would surely heat up Adrian and Miguel’s rivalry even more. Don’t miss an episode of revenge-drama teleserye La Vida Lena, weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.