31-year-old actor and TV host Paolo Ballesteros specialises in transforming himself into female celebrities from around the world – including Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and more. Believe it or not, there’s no Photoshop involved; Paolo uses only wigs, makeup, and colored contact lenses to complete the stunning transformations.
Paolo is the host of a popular TV show in the Philippines called Eat Bulaga. His transformations actually started as a segment on the show Super Sereyna, where he would surprise audiences with his mind blowing makeup skills. Paolo revealed that he is self-taught – he learned to apply makeup by watching YouTube tutorials, and he does it all by himself.
To completely change one’s appearance is no mean feat, and it takes him hours of painstaking effort to recreate these popular female icons. Although he can do almost any celebrity, his favorites are Angelina Jolie and Mariah Carey. “Angelina is very easy to do,” he explained. “I put big lips and I look like her already.”
“But my favorite is Mariah Carey. With Angelina, she is beautiful, but Mariah performs.”
He also posts ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures of each of his transformations on his official Instagram account, where thousands of followers express their awe of the fact that he can be so handsome and pretty at the same time.
Paolo has refused to reveal his own sexual preference, but he is popular for having played gay characters on TV. “I’m not hiding anything,” he insisted in a 2013 interview. “What you see is what you get. Now, if you’re asking if I’m gay, I’ll say no. It’s up to you to be confused.”
Photos: Paolo Ballesteros/Instagram
via GMA Network