Paolo Ballesteros graces cover of gay men's magazine

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Paolo Ballesteros, who bagged acting awards for his transwoman role in Die Beautiful, graces the cover of a magazine for gay Filipino and Southeast Asian men. 


Die Beautiful star and Eat Bulaga! Dabarkads Paolo Ballesteros is on the cover of Team Magazine, which carried his name along with the headline that read “Thinking Queerly.”

 

According to the magazine’s online counterpart, teammag.ph, Team Magazine primarily features “news and stories for gay men in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.”

 

The magazine’s Instagram account also showcased a behind-the-scenes teaser of Paolo’s cover shoot.

 

Although his face wasn’t shown in the video, netizens guessed that it was Paolo based on his clothes and accessories.

 

The magazine’s editor at large, Victor Platon, also posted on Instagram a copy of the magazine with Paolo on the cover.

 

Victor’s caption read: TEAM Issue 8: The Freedom to be Yourself TeamMag#PaoloBallesteros #gay #lgbt #magazine#????

TEAM Issue 8: The Freedom to be Yourself #TeamMag #PaoloBallesteros #gay #lgbt #magazine #????

A post shared by Victor Platon (@victorjohnplaton) on

 

Paolo, who headlined the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Die Beautiful, won best actor for his role as a transwoman and aspiring beauty queen in the annual Filipino film festival.

 

The 34-year-old actor-TV host was also named Best Actor in the 29th Tokyo Film Festival for the same role.

Other showbiz personalities earlier featured in the magazine included John Lloyd Cruz and Boy Abunda.  


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