Jose Marie Borja Viceral is a Filipino comedian, talk show host, TV host, actor, entrepreneur, and singer who is better known by his stage name Vice Ganda. He is a regular host on the ABS-CBN noontime variety show It’s Showtime and has been in many movies, eight of which are considered to be the highest-grossing films in the Philippines.
Vice Ganda is non-binary, which means she doesn’t mind being called either male or female. Throughout his career, he has fought for queer rights and representation. He is also the first openly gay person to be a Globe Telecom endorser.
While talking about his love life, since November 2018, he has been dating Ion Perez, a member of the supporting cast on It’s Showtime. The duo met in Gandang Gabi Vice. In this article, we’ll talk about Vice Ganda’s personal life and more details you need to know regarding him.
Vice And Perez Had A Commitment Ceremony
This year Vice Ganda surprised his fans on Valentine’s Day by telling them about his “wedding” to Ion Perez in Las Vegas in October of last year.
On Feb 13, 2022, a vlog on the comedian’s YouTube channel showed that Ganda and Perez had a wedding commitment ceremony at The Little Vegas Chapel, where they promised to “commit themselves” to each other. According to The Little Vegas Chapel’s official website, these commitment ceremonies are “pretend” weddings that don’t need legal paperwork and where the couple can only be called partners or a committed couple instead of husband and wife.
Who Is Vice Ganda’s Partner, Ion Perez?
Benigno Dungo Perez is a Filipino actor, model, and TV host who is better known as Ion Perez. He is best known as the Kuya Escort on It’s Showtime’s Miss Q and A segment. He usually hosts the noontime variety show It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN.
Perez is the 11th of 15 siblings. His father drives a jeepney and his mother sells kakanin. From what he’s said in interviews from the past, he was picked on as a kid because he was skinny. As a response, he pushed himself to get fit and take care of himself. He used to help his parents run a poultry store in a wet market. After he got stronger, Perez often went shirtless to attract customers to his parents’ stand.
Perez is a model, and Cosmopolitan Philippines fashion magazine put him on their list of bachelors. He also took part in beauty pageants. Perez was one of the winners of the Misters of Filipinas contest in 2017 and the winner of the Mister Universe Tourism contest in 2018. Because he did well in pageants, he got more chances to be a model. At first, he didn’t want to take part in beauty pageants. His manager tried to get him to enter pageants for three years.
Perez joined ABS-Showtime CBN’s It’s for the first time in September 2018 to try out for the role of “Kuya Escort.” He got the job and became a co-host of the show in the end.