Real Pink – Episode 60

When someone is diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s scary for them and everyone around them. The emotions involved can seem even more heightened to a child who has to watch their parent go through a diagnosis or treatment. Raphael Alejandro joins the podcast to share his family’s story….

About Raphael

Raphael Alejandro brings his comedic timing as a lead on the Disney Channel series “Bunk’d” where he portrays ‘Matteo,’ a cautious kid who is learning to face his fears while at Camp Kikiwaka. The series was just picked up for a 5th season and nominated for a Daytime Emmy. He’ll also be seen as ‘Zaqueu’ in Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” (July 2021) alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Alejandro kicked off his acting career doing commercials before landing, at the young age of 5, his first television role as ‘Roland,’ Robin Hood’s son, on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” He went on to appear on the series, “Almost Human” and “Olympus.” Alejandro’s film credits include “Badge of Honor” and “Kindergarten Cop 2.” For his work in “Almost Human,” Alejandro received a Young Artist Awards nomination. He was also honored with a Joey Award (honoring young Canadian performers) for his role in “Kindergarten Cop 2.” Recently, Raphael stole the hearts of audiences across the world in his starring role of ‘Hugo’ in “How to be a Latin Lover” with Salma Hayek and Eugenio Derbez.

Proud son of a Brazilian mother and a Panamanian father, Raphael is the youngest of three siblings. the Canadian native loves to play sports with his family, watch television and movies and travel. He is fluent in Portuguese, French, Spanish and English. Causes near and dear to his heart include environmental issues such as pollution of our oceans and global warming. He also hopes to raise awareness for breast cancer research as his mother is a survivor. Alongside acting, Raphael is a huge lover of education and can see himself one day being an environmental lawyer or paleontologist. He loves acting because every day is a big adventure and he never knows who he may be playing next.


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Intro and outro music is City Sunshine by Kevin MacLeod. Ad music is Blue Skies by Silent Partner.