‘The King of Pop and I’ by Aileen Medalla, the Filipino Homeschool Teacher of Michael Jacksons Kids Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson, Speaks Out
The King of Pop and I by Aileen Medalla | For 15 years, Aileen Medalla has lived a quiet life as a mother and entrepreneur in Cebu, Philippines. Her name may be unfamiliar to many, but 15 years ago Aileen Medalla has had an extraordinary experience with the privilege of working for the most recognized name in all of music history: Michael Jackson.
In her new and upcoming book ‘The King of Pop and I’, Aileen Medalla finally shares her story after 15 long years. Her humbling story started as a Filipino OFW in Bahrain, the Middle East. After months of failed interviews and job rejections, she had thoughts of giving up and returning to the Philippines–until she received a mysterious phone call that eventually led her to work for Michael Jackson.
The King of Pop and I by Aileen Medalla provides a glimpse of the private world of the King of Pop as she travels around the world with Mr. Michael Jackson, Prince, Paris, and Blanket Jackson, as they traversed across continents and visited the USA, UK, France, Japan, and more. Although not a celebrity herself, she has also experienced meeting VIPs, being harassed by paparazzi, and hounded by journalists in the jet-setting VIP lifestyle she acquired by working with the Jacksons.
Aileen Medalla shares her side of the story
Eleven years since Mr. Jackson’s death, Aileen Medalla has finally decided to come out of reclusion and speak out in public after seeing the false accusations and documentaries (such as Leaving Neverland) that surfaced in media in the last few years. She believed that it’s now her time to tell the world who the real Michael Jackson is, the way she knew him.
Towards MJ’s final years, Michael Jackson has become more reclusive and selective with his social circle, trusting only very few people. Aileen was one of the very few people who had unrestricted access to the King of Pop himself. In her years of working with the Jacksons, she has gained the trust of her boss and developed a close friendship and fondness for the children. Aileen has befriended many of Jackson’s most trusted staff, the security personnel, household staff, most especially Grace Rwaramba, who became her advisor and confidant.
A story of HOPE, FAITH, and GRATITUDE, this book provides a glimpse of the private world of the King of Pop in the eyes of Aileen Medalla. ‘The King of Pop and I’ aims to open hearts and eyes about the true Michael Jackson.
‘The King of Pop and I’ by Aileen Medalla will come out on December 25th and is produced in Cebu. It will be available for orders on her website at www.thekingofpopandi.com and through Amazon. You can also follow her on IG and FB @authoraileenmedalla.
Book Details of The King of Pop and I
- Available in Hardbound, Softbound, and e-book on Amazon and online
- Editing by Rachel Arandilla
- Cover and Layout by Jaclyn Abregana
- Photography by Anthony Hejie Suralta / Phoebe Espejo
- Illustrations Bunny Bailoses
- Printers Grafiknine Inc.