Welcome to our list of the Top 10 Most Influential Gay Celebrities in the Philippines where we honor the contributions of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community in our country. Without thinking twice, we put Asia’s King of Talk–Boy Abunda–at the no. 1 position simply because of the impact of his influence for being an outstanding TV host, publicist, talent manager, and endorser, and for being an active advocate for gay rights.
Aside from 6 other gay celebrities from different fields, also included on this list are two lesbians and 1 transgender from showbiz.
Please take note that we did not consider in this list those who are NOT publicly out as gay.
Without further ado, here is Starmometer’s list of the Top 10 Most Influential Gay Celebrities in the country…
TOP 10 MOST INFLUENTIAL GAY CELEBRITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
1. Boy Abunda
What’s the common denominator of Zac Efron, Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz and Nicholas Sparks? Well, at some point of their lives, they’ve done a one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda. “Tito Boy”, as everybody calls him, has been the epitome of what a great talk show host is in the Philippines. He has able to establish a standard in hosting that is based on truth and relevance. In a sometimes superficial world of showbusiness, Boy Abunda seeks the reality behind every issue, the humanity behind each celebrity he gets to talk to, and to tag his famous show, “the bottom line” of every story he covers. He is a talk show host who balances his heart and mind in dealing with various subjects he encounters in his work. No doubt he tops this list. Because no one can do it better than Tito Boy!
2. Vice Ganda
Who could resist the humor and crazy antics of Vice Ganda? This comedian is smart and spontaneous that you will drown your self in laughter if you watch him on TV. More to that, there is an unexplainable mass appeal and spark about Vice that sets him apart above and beyond everyone else in the game. There’s no wonder that he is where he is right now. From humble beginnings, Vice has rise to the occasion and prove to us that when you follow your dreams and put forth your vision into action, the gates to success open. Vice Ganda once said on TV, “Naniniwala talaga akong ang misyon ko sa buhay ay magpasaya ng tao,” and with that, Vice has become a very influential comedian in the history – breaking box office records, setting comedic trends, and becoming one of the most talk about stars in social media.