Multi-awarded Comedian and Actor Vice Ganda does his version of the ALS Ice bucket challenge. His performance happened on the set of ABS-CBN’s noontime show ‘Its Showtime’ on Monday, August 25, 2014.
The It’s Showtime host did the challenge after receiving a nomination from his numerous friend. He received the challenge from actress/talk show host Kris Aquino, news anchor Korina Sanchez- Roxas, and news reporter Doris Bigornia.
Instead of the usual pouring of a bucket of ice-cold water in the head immediately. The Preybeyt Benjamin star’s version has some deviations. Prior to doing the challenge, Vice Ganda performs the hit single “Hot and Cold” by Katy Perry, which is probably the best theme song for the challenge.
He wears complete attire, blond hair extension, and with backup dancers during his performance. Afterward, the staff pours a huge pail filled with ice-cold water over his head.
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According to Vice Ganda, he did the challenge not only to entertain but also to spread awareness about ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. It is a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain down to the spinal cord.
He did it to make the public familiar with the said uncurable disease (yet). Aside from doing the stunt, the Petrang Kabayo star did the extra mile as he also donated to the ALS Association.
Vice Ganda afterward nominate some of his friends. He nominates actors Coco Martin, Richard Yap, and Its Showtime director Bobet Vidanes. He also challenges his fans and followers called the Little Ponies to do the ALS challenge by themselves.
In the latter part of the video, co-host of the noontime show, Billy Crawford explained to the audience the reason behind the challenge. He said that getting drenched with ice-cold water is the same feeling that ALS patients experience when they undergo therapy.