KaladKaren reminisces about friendship with Paolo Ballesteros

It’s been 12 years since the two met each other.

KaladKaren reminisces about friendship with Paolo Ballesteros-Drew Acierto
Drew Acierto


10/15/2022 03:21 PM
KaladKaren reminisces about friendship with Paolo Ballesteros
Photo credit to @jervijervi Twitter

TV personality and Drag Race Philippines’ season 1 main judge KaladKaren shared a throwback photo of herself and Paolo Ballesteros. On her Twitter account, KaladKaren was glad she got to reunite with one of her longtime friends in the showbiz industry. 



She showed how thankful she was for fate allowing her to cross paths with the Drag Race Philippines host.

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“Kuya Pao and I, 12 years apart. 😭😭😭 I’m so thankful that our paths crossed again. kuya! I’m really grateful and happy sa opportunity na ibinigay ng @dragraceph. Ang daming memories and learnings. Sobra sobra pong salamat, Mama Pao. Sobrang-sobrang salamat po,” she wrote.

In her tweet, she showed an image from 12 years ago with the host. She also channeled drag queen Xilhouete in her other tweet—the iconic line of the artist from the season.

“Gusto ko lang pong sabihin na gusto ko po talaga din 'tong makuha kasi po as a drag mother, that's what I do. I nurture young kids, drag artist, and drag queens. So sobrang salamat po. Validation po 'to nang sobra for me. Alongside my partner… (sh*t, sinapian ako ni Xilhouete),” she quipped.

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Their friendship rekindled after being part of the first season of Drag Race Philippines. KaladKaren was one of the main judges while Paolo was the main host.

The show ended last October 12 with Precious Paula Nicole being crowned the first Drag Race Philippines winner. She bested 11 other drag queens for the coveted title.