A “world-class” visually enticing production and a touching, meaningful incorporation of its advocacy about alopecia, Team Vice Ganda captivated viewers in the last Magpasikat performance marking It’s Showtime’s 10th year.
Vice used his not-so-good experiences especially about being bashed and bullied in order to address an advocacy that focused on supporting people suffering from alopecia, a skin condition that leads to uncontrollable hair loss.
The performance that Vice dubbed as “Hair Story” was certainly full of surprises – from the choreography to Vice Ganda’s songs to the presence of none other than the timeless beauty Dawn Zulueta, and Miss Q&A beauties. The song that struck the viewers’ hearts the most was the one sung by Vice in the finale that was quite suitable for the concept and advocacy, Lady Gaga’s “Hair,” which sends a simple yet very important message that we can always express ourselves freely despite all the judgments and criticisms that may surround us. The remarkable line of the song which goes like “I'm as free as my hair…” symbolized self-love, validation, and strength.
The awe-inspiring number featured electrifying song and dance numbers, aerial stunts, visual effects, and the appearance of alopecia sufferers, including a child who would claim her confidence back from Vice’s assuring tune.
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After the performance, Vice revealed how they conceptualized the performance. He said his team was thinking of a concept which can relate to the history of It’s Showtime. It was then suggested that it can revolve around his hairpieces as they have played a big part in the history of the show – because as the show faced every success and every challenge, Vice’s wigs at the same time also changed.
What made Vice push through with this concept was the inspiration that he got from the alopecia community, and used his performance as a platform for awareness and support. Alopecia sufferers had indicated that Vice served as an inspiration with the many hairpieces he has worn.
Vice expressed how grateful he is for being blessed with people who helped him, specifically in their performance, maintaining that he can’t do it alone, mentioning Dawn and the Miss Q&A queens. He said that it was difficult to feel that you are alone and tell yourself that you can do it all by yourself, because the truth is that we cannot – we will always need someone else to help us.