Sinon Loresca is on GQ magazine's website!
The 28-year-old social media sensation and his catwalk in six-inch heels are featured in the "Pride Week" article by Jake Woolf published last Friday, June 23.
Earlier this year, Sinon made headlines around the world after his catwalk video wearing a royal blue gown and high-heels went viral and received millions of views.
In his interview with GQ, Sinon talked about how he developed his skill which earned him the monicker "King of Catwalk."
The comedian recalled, "Growing up, I was a big fan of Victoria's Secret models and the Miss Universe pageant, which happens in the Philippines. In my country, it's a really big deal.
"I always dreamt about being a catwalker and becoming good in high heels.
"I started training like two years ago in two-inch heels and then changed to four, and, this year, I thought I was ready to do a perfect catwalk in high heels.
"So I did the walk and I put it on my social account, and it went viral."
He named Victoria's Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio as his biggest catwalk idol.
Sinon added that walking in high heels has given him a lot of confidence.
He explained, "For me, I have so much confidence to do it. I really love it. If it makes people happy or not, I don't give a sh*t. It is my passion. I feel happy when I do it.
"I know that not only women can catwalk, everyone can do it, even if they're masculine, as long as they love it."
ACCEPTANCE. As the world continues to celebrate Pride month, the Eat Bulaga host also talked about the current landscape of the LGBTQ+ community in the Philippines.
LGBTQ is the acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning.
The plus (+) sign represents the community's fervent desire for the inclusion of all identities who do not fall under the previously-mentioned categories, including straight people.
Sinon said, "There's more acceptance now. Unlike seven years ago, now it's more accepted. I can still see people's faces, and I can tell they don't like me because I'm gay, but they don't talk about it.
"There is freedom now.
"I don't experience discrimination there now. On social media, sometimes, people bash me, but in real life people don't care."
Sinon also observed that compared to his last visit to the country seven years ago, the country has become more tolerant towards members of the LGBTQ+ community.
"At the moment, I think it's mostly good for gay people.
"Seven years ago, I was walking down the street, and there were some straight guys drinking outside, and they threw their bottles at me and the glass shattered and went everywhere. There was four of them and only one of me, so it was scary. But I haven't experienced anything like that since.
"A lot of people do ask me about being gay in the Philippines, and I tell them that what they've heard about it is wrong. It's not the truth. As long as you don't hurt anybody, you are totally fine."