First for any Filipino celebrity or public figure
MANILA, Philippines - "Showtime" judge and comedian Vice Ganda became the first Filipino celebrity to breach the 1-million-fan mark in the social networking site Facebook.
As of posting, Vice Ganda's Facebook fan page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vice-Ganda/56771207447) has 1,013,490 fans.
This puts her ahead of stars such as Kris Aquino (http://www.facebook.com/pages/KRIS-AQUINO-YAP/144395322898), who has 438,188 fans as of posting time, Angel Locsin (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angel-Locsin/122338327152, 75,206 fans), Anne Curtis (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anne-Curtis/38270334750, 177,143 fans), and even international star Charice (http://www.facebook.com/Charice, 54,356 fans).
Vice Ganda is even ahead of presidential candidates Sen. Benigno Aquino III (http://www.facebook.com/noynoy.aquino, 956,448), Sen. Manuel Villar (http://www.facebook.com/mannyvillar, 922,164), and former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (http://www.facebook.com/giboteodoro, 229,264).
"Dahil sa dami nang nagmamahal na madlang peeps sa Showtime, ay nakakaaliw sabihin na malapit na malapit na po akong magkaroon ng 1 million na members sa aking fan page," the comedian said during Friday's 'Showtime' episode.
On Sunday, the comedian shared the good news, which was relayed to him by Showtime director Bobet Vidanes.
"Si Direk Bobet tumawag na sa akin, 'nak, nag-1 million na [ang fans mo sa Facebook]. Tapos iyong mga staff, [bumati na ng] congratulations, you are the first Filipino to reach 1 million (na) following sa Facebook," he said via a recorded phone patch aired on The Buzz on Sunday.
"Iyong salita sigurong 'saya,' understatement. Parang hindi sapat iyong salitang saya," he said.
Vice Ganda was in Dumaguete, which was one of his stops for the "May Nag Txt... May Show Ako" provincial tour.
The Dumaguete show, the first stop of the tour, was sold out, the comedian said.