When Paolo Ballesteros was asked how he identifies himself, he quickly said, ‘I'm a person.’
"I'm a person," this was the quick and short answer of The Panti Sisters lead actor Paolo Ballesteros when asked how he identifies himself. After the media conference for his new movie with Christian Bables and Martin Del Rosario, the noontime show host had a short talk with the press about his sexuality.
"Hindi naman naging isyu sa akin yung ‘panghuhula’ (ng sexuality). Ginagawa ko lang naman yung part ko, yung trabaho ko. Nakakatuwa kasi kapag nagpapa-girl ako, nae-excite yung mga tao, ganyan. Pero it's not about who I am kasi alam kong alam naman nila who I am," Paolo explained, who also admitted that he is now more free in expressing himself.
When PUSH asked Paolo on how he explain to his daughter Keira Claire about his sexuality, the actor got honest and said he never sees her getting confused about it. "Kasama ko nga siya nanonood ng Rupaul’s (Drag Race) e," he said.
"Hindi naman (siya nagtatanong), kasi she's a kid, she's innocent and yet she gets it. So yun yung maganda do'n," Paolo added.
Keira, who is now in Grade 5 and studying in the States, is Paolo's child with his ex-partner Katrina Nevada.
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It was in January when Paolo first revealed that he was in a gay relationship, after posting an Instagram photo of himself holding hands with another man.
Meanwhile at the same press conference, Paolo also gave his opinion about the recent incident of a transwoman being denied use of a female restroom.
"Kung umihi sa CR ng babae, e ano naman? Kung ikaw sa sarili mo, hindi ka naman tinapakan habang umiihi siya doon.
"Kailangan siguro magpakatao tayong lahat. Then hindi naman masama yung pagbigyan mo siya, hindi naman masama yon, hindi naman makakababa ng pagkatao yon, diba? E kung dito niya gustong umihi mapipigilan mo ba yon, hindi naman siya nakapatay, ba't mo siya ipoposas, masama bang umihi?" he said.
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The Panti Sisters is one of this year's 10 entries for Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino. It will start screening in cinemas on September 11.