Ronnie Alonte: Vice and I not dating
“It’s depressing to know that a lot of Filipinos still think so negatively of gay people,” said actor-dancer Ronnie Alonte, who is now being romantically linked to Vice Ganda.
Ronnie, a member of the dance group Hashtags, insisted that there is nothing going on between him and the host of “It’s Showtime.”
“People are so judgmental when it comes to those who are gay or bisexual, especially to comedians like Vice. If you’re seen hanging out with them, people automatically assume that you’re dating them,” Ronnie told reporters at the launch of Penshoppe’s #ClubPenshoppePH campaign, for which he is one of seven celebrity endorsers.
Also part of the campaign are actresses Sofia Andres and Loisa Andalio, former PBB housemate Tanner Mata and his twin Tyler, Brazilian model Maria Fabiana and Spanish model Emilio Francisco Perez.
“I learn a lot from Vice in terms of how to deal with bashers and vicious rumors in show biz. I also get advice from (cohosts) Vhong (Navarro) and Billy (Crawford),” Ronnie pointed out. “They said that having bashers is a sign that people are starting to take interest in you.”
Ronnie said he used to get affected by the negative comments about him in social media. He has eventually learned to laugh them off. “I answer them and sometimes ‘like’ their comments. I say ‘I love you’ to them. My fans get jealous because they say I pay more attention to the bashers than to them. But that is my way of showing my bashers that I am not at all affected by them.”
Aside from “It’s Showtime,” Ronnie is in the cast of the series, “A Love to Last,” where he plays struggling student Christopher or Tupe. “I took a beating when I did ‘Vince & Kath & James’ and ‘Seklusyon.’ They said I shouldn’t be made to act,” he shared with the Inquirer.
He pointed out that his first two projects were offered to him and “didn’t want to turn them down, but I did my best. Too bad I got negative reviews for them. So I promised to do better next time. Now, I’m happy I’m getting good feedback for the series. I’m working hard to get better.”