MANILA -- Vice Ganda appeared rattled in the live episode of "It's Showtime" Wednesday when his close friend and co-host, Vhong Navarro, casually brought up a name on the topic of "those who have loved the comedian's beauty."
Doing their usual banter in the "Tawag ng Tanghalan" segment, the two were feigning romance when the Navarro's joke quickly shifted to an apparent real-life detail involving the comedian, whose shocked reaction was a clear indication he did not want that name publicly mentioned.
That name was "Kevin," which Navarro subsequently clarified was Kevin Balot, the transgender beauty queen, but Vice Ganda's quips and actions showed that the actual Kevin was someone else, and that he wasn't pleased with the person being brought up in the show.
"Bahala ka, hindi kita kakausapin ng isang buwan," an apparently anxious Vice Ganda told Navarro, before trying but failing to divert the topic to the judges' comments on the contestant on stage.
Vice Ganda continued: "Alam mo, sasampalin kita kahit ma-suspinde ako! Naiinis ako sa 'yo! Napipikon ako!"
Addressing the audience, the "Revengers" star said, in jest, "Isa lang po ang pakiusap ko: sa mga nakarinig no'n, atin-ating lang 'yun."
This isn't the first time a certain "Kevin" was brought up in relation to Vice Ganda. In December 2014, the box-office superstar had to clarify his ties with basketball player, Kevin Alas, after Kris Aquino's son, Bimby, mentioned the name in an earlier live episode of the now-defunct talk show "The Buzz." At the time, Vice Ganda stressed that Alas is only a friend and a part of his "barkada."