Ion Perez

Details about Ion Perez including his life and career in show business.

Here are some details about Ion Perez regarding his personal life and career as an actor, host, and social media influencer.

Before being known as “Kuya Escort” on “It’s Showtime”, Ion Perez already made a mark in the field of pageantry. He was also already a rising fashion model. This was a speck of his life before he got into a relationship with Kapamilya superstar Vice Ganda.

Ion Perez

Ion Perez Personal Information

The television personality was born on November 27, 1990, in Concepcion, Tarlac. He is the 11th of 15 children of his jeepney driver father and vendor mother. In some of his previous interviews, he was bullied as a child because of his thin and small frame.

Because of this, he worked hard to achieve a fit body which led him to modeling opportunities. Moreover, when he was younger, he used to help his parents sell products in a wet market.

Ion Perez Educational Background

He went to Tarlac State University but was not able to finish his degree.

Ion Perez Career

Despite his good looks, Ion lacked in the confidence department. It took three years of convincing from his talent manager until in 2017, he finally joined Misters of Filipinas and won the 2018 Mister Universe Tourism.

Ion Perez Showbiz Career

In October 2017, he was picked by “Gigil Kid” Carlo from the audience of Vice Ganda’s now-defunct late-night show “Gandang Gabi Vice”. He was picked for an on-the-spot interview.

In 2018, he first appeared on Showtime. He thought that he was only made to appear for an audition but was put on stage and interacted with the hosts including Vice.

He was also modeling prior to his show business career. He was actually featured in the bachelors list of Cosmopolitan Philippines fashion magazine.

Ion Perez Films

Among the films he got included were The Mall, The Merrier (2019), Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim (2020), and Kaka (2021), his first lead role in a movie.

Ion Perez and Vice Ganda

On October 2019, Vice confirmed his relationship with Ion by candidly announcing it during Showtime’s 10th anniversary. It was a #LoveWins moment for them as Vice’s previous relationships were all hush-hush. In 2021, Vice and Ion got married in Las Vegas.

Ion Perez and Vice Ganda Issue

Previously, Showtime producers were summoned by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) following the alleged “indecent acts” of Vice and Ion. Following the buzz this created, Vice and Ion went on a vacation as they were given two days off. However, even their vacation was intrigued and rumored to be a suspension.

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