Actor, comedian, and TV host Paolo Ballesteros has been announced as the host of Drag Race Philippines. Many Western fans of drag might not be familiar with Ballesteros, but he is a Filipino drag legend who’s appeared in numerous movies, TV shows, and has 2.4 million followers on Instagram.
Back in May, RuPaul’s Drag Race season four and All Stars 6 contestant Jiggly Caliente was announced as a recurring judge on Drag Race Philippines. However, World of Wonder has only now revealed that Ballesteros will be hosting the series.
At 39 years of age, Ballesteros has accomplished a lot in his career as a drag performer. He is best known for hosting the variety show Eat Bulaga! since 2001, but he’s also gone on to appear in films like 2016’s Die Beautiful and 2019’s The Panti Sisters.
As a celebrity impersonator, Ballesteros has transformed himself into several mainstream celebrities such as Madonna, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Megan Fox, Drew Barrymore, and Anne Hathaway, to name a few. As such, stakes will be pretty high for the Snatch Game episode of Drag Race Philippines.
Scroll through to see pictures of Paolo Ballesteros and make sure to tune into Drag Race Philippines premiering August 17 on WOW Presents Plus.
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