WATCH: Kris Aquino awed by impersonator on ‘Wowowin,’ teases Willie Revillame about courting her
A Kris Aquino impersonator on “Wowowin” got the Queen of All Media’s accent and tone nearly down to a T, so much so that Aquino was wowed herself.
The variety show hosted by Willie Revillame featured Chino Liu who expertly spoke like Aquino on the episode that aired on Tuesday, May 21. Liu gained internet fame in a video where he imagined celebrities’ voices giving directions on navigation app Waze.
During the segment, he said he hoped to meet Aquino and got what he wished for. Revillame called up the talk-show queen, first asking her about her love life before telling her that their conversation was being broadcast on the show.
When she found out their conversation was on national TV, she joked, “I almost said, ‘Hinihintay kita kaya hindi ako nagpapaligaw sa iba’! Because ikaw lang ang tanggap ng dalawang anak ko (Josh and Bimby).”
(I almost said, “I’m waiting for you which is why I’m not letting others court me.” Because you are the only one accepted by both my sons.)
“Because sinabi nila na si (according to them) Tito Willie will like you not because of your money because he’s richer than us,” she said.
Finally speaking to Liu, she said, “I love you. Because you know why? It’s hard to get the voice correctly. You kinda got it.”
“I’m very impressed ha. Because you have the intonation correctly. Actually even the accent is correct,” she noted.
On Thursday, May 23, Aquino took to Facebook to share why the impersonation stood out for her. She said the episode was recorded on Saturday night and that watching it “somehow made me feel special.”
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“Truth is when [comedy show] ‘Banana Split’ used to impersonate me, oftentimes I’d feel I was being ridiculed and the exaggeration was too much,” she said.
“Watching Chino on YouTube, who in actuality is Kuya Josh’s age I was genuinely impressed because he got the inflection and the conversational nuances correctly and I appreciated it for what it was, a person’s sincere form of expressing his being a fan.”
She said seeing other comedians imitate her at times felt like “bullying,” but that Liu’s attention to detail was flattering. “It must mean nagka-impact ako sa mga buhay nila para pag-aksayahan ako ng panahon, aralin ako,” she explained.
(It must mean I had an impact on their lives such that they would use their time on me, to study me.)
She clarified too that she did not expect something romantic from Revillame and that her priority is still her sons.
Aquino reasoned that Kuya Josh, who has taken a liking to his Tito Willie, is a “gentle giant” looking for a “constant, strong, decidedly male figure” who can keep up with his hobbies in cars and physical activities like running and biking.
Last August, Revillame paid a visit to Kuya Josh and gave him a drive in his red Ferrari. Aquino told him then, “Thank you Willie Revillame for the effort to make our Kuya Josh feel genuine HAPPINESS.” /ra
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