Vice Ganda is a Filipino comedian, television presenter, actor and singer. He is a regular host judge on ABS-CBN’s noontime variety show It’s Showtime and has starred in several films, eight of which are considered to be the highest grossing in Philippine cinema. He is best known for his stand-up routines in which he uses observational comedy, situational irony and sarcasm in pertaining to Filipino culture and human sexuality. He is also the first openly gay endorser for Globe Telecom.
Jose Marie Borja Viceral
Vice Ganda, Tutoy
Actor, Comedian, Singer, Television Presenter
OPM, Pop, Pop Rock, Dance, Novelty
Viva Records, Star Music
Birthday / Date of Birth
Vice Ganda was born on the 31st of March 1976, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines.
She’s currently 44 years old.
Quezon City, Philippines
He has Filipino ancestry.
Vice graduated in political science from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines.
- Father – Reynaldo Viceral
- Mother – Rosario Viceral
- Siblings – Emma Viceral, Babut Viceral (Older Brother), Tina Viceral (Older Sister).
- Relatives – Camille Maxine Anne Viceral (Niece), Francisco Gaerlan Borja (Maternal Grandfather), Rosa Dacumos Palacay (Maternal Grandmother)
Boyfriend / Spouse
Vice Ganda has dated –
- Ion Perez (2019-Present) – In November 2019, Ganda is in a relationship with Ion Perez, a member of the supporting cast on It’s Showtime.
- In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
- In centimeters – 182 cm
- In meters – 1.82 m
- In Kilograms – 67 kg
- In Pounds – 148 lbs
His size is 11.5 (US) shoe.
Vice is best known for his stand-up routines in which he uses observational comedy, situational irony and sarcasm in pertaining to Filipino culture and human sexuality. He is also the first openly gay endorser for Globe Telecom.
In 2011, Viceral released his first studio album, Lakas Tama under Vicor Music. The album has 8 tracks including 5 original songs.
In 2007, Vice made his film debut in the comedy film Four In One (Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat: Friends 4 Lyf and Death in the Philippines) as a Chinese restaurant employer.
In 2007, Vice made his first television show appearance in the fantasy comedy series Kokey as Lyka Horse.
Vice Ganda has done endorsement work for several brands such as ABS-CBN Mobile, Funtastyk, Vice Cosmetics, Belo Sunscreen, Just Things shoes, Luxe Station, Rajo Laurel, Julius O Closet NYC, Shoe Fiend Los Angeles, Pumped Up Kicks Philippines & Globe Telecom.
In May 2013, Viceral was widely criticized for making several jokes about gang rape during his I-Vice Ganda Mo Ko! comedy concert show. One of them was directed towards respected news anchor Jessica Soho, whom he mentioned in a joke regarding several personalities starring in a hypothetical adult movie. Philippine women’s rights group GABRIELA condemned the joke as being distasteful in light of rape victims.
GMA reporter Arnold Clavio, a colleague of Soho, defended the news anchor and expressed his disapproval of Viceral’s body-shaming remark in one of the former’s radio programs. Although Viceral, initially defended his stance, saying that the brand of humor he uses is based on his roots doing stand-up in comedy bars and karaoke lounges, the comedian eventually issued an apology over the issue during an episode of It’s Showtime!.
Awards & Nominations
|2009||23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Single Performance by an Actor||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Bola||Nominated|
|2011||2011 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Bert Marcelo Achievement Award for Excellence in Comedy||It’s Showtime/ Petrang Kabayo||Won|
|2012||2nd EdukCircle Awards||Best TV Comedian||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012||Best Reality Game Show Hosts||It’s Showtime hosts||Won|
|Best Celebrity Showbiz Talk Show Male Host||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|39th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Actor||Sisterakas||Nominated|
|2013||PMPC Star Awards for TV 2013||Best Celebrity Showbiz Talk Show Host||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Box Office Star||The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Box Office Star||Sisterakas||Won|
|39th Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Festival Actor||Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Nominated|
|2014||1st Paragala: The Central Luzon Media Awards||Central Luzon’s for a Variety Show Host||It’s Showtime||Won|
|30th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Movie Actor of the Year||Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Male Concert Performer of the Year||N/A||Won|
|Yahoo OMG Awards 2014||Loveteam of the Year
|Eastwood City Walk Of Fame Philippines||Celebrity Inductee||Acting, Singing, Hosting||Won|
|4th EdukCircle Awards||Best TV Comedian||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|Most Influential Film Actor of the Year||Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Won|
|Best Talk Show Host||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Stars (with Vic Sotto)||Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Won|
|2015||Star Cinema Awards||Favorite Fandom of the Year with Karylle||It’s Showtime||Won|
|29th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Male TV Host||It’s Showtime||Won|
|GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Box-Office Star||The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin||Won|
|2016||47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Box-Office Star||Beauty and the Bestie||Won|
|6th EdukCircle Awards||Most Influential Film Actor of the Year||Beauty and the Bestie||Won|
|Box Office Tandem of the Year (with Coco Martin)||Won|
|2017||48th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards||Phenomenal Box-Office Star||The Super Parental Guardians||Won|
|7th EdukCircle Awards||Most Influential Film Actor of the Year||Won|
|2nd Golden Laurel: LPU Batangas Media Awards||Best Talk Show Host||Gandang Gabi, Vice!||Won|
|2018||8th EdukCircle Awards||Most Influential Film Actor of the Year||Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad||Won|
Vice Ganda Favorites
His favorite things are unknown.
Vice Ganda Net worth
Vice Ganda has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million dollars as of 2020.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – Vice Ganda
- Instagram – praybeytbenjamin
- Twitter – Vice Ganda
- YouTube Channel – Vice Ganda
Some Lesser Known Facts About Vice Ganda
- Viceral’s career began to build after appearances on television and reviews from tabloid columns.
- In 2009, Viceral became part of Showtime, a talent search program where he eventually gained his present role as a regular presenter/judge.
- In 2010, he starred in a remake of the comedy film, Petrang Kabayo which was an instant hit at its release.
- He has a dog named, Chip In.
- In 2013, Vice released his 2nd album, self-titled and debut album under Star Records.
- In 2014, Vice released his 3rd album, entitled #Trending, which featured the song Boom Panes and Push Mo Yan Teh!
- In July 16, 2016, Viceral launched his first book titled President Vice: Ang Bagong Panggulo ng Pilipinas a parody about how he would deal with problems of the Filipinos in case he was elected the next president of the Philippines.
- In 2017, Vice launched his own beauty products for the purpose of wanting women to feel beautiful and loved.
- In 2017, Yes! magazine listed him as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Stars of Philippines.