Vice Ganda on It’s Showtime Saturday, December 7, got confused when BiyaHero: Ang Bayaning Noypi contender Manuel “Iboy” Abella explained how he got his nickname.
To explain the origin of it, he started with narrating how often he joins competitions when he was young.
“Nung maliit pa po ako, masyado raw po akong pilyong bata, sinasali ako sa iba’t ibang contest, singing contest, dance contest. Ang pinaka naalala ko po nung panahon na maliit pa 'ko, pinasayaw ako ng itik itik kaya minsan ‘yung mga kamag-anak ko po, tawag sa‘kin itik,” he said.
Confused with how Iboy came out of that story, Vice started to ask.
“So nasan na ‘yung Iboy?” he said.
“Kasi nga po magiliw po ako nung maliit pa 'ko,” Manuel answered.
Still addled by it, the Unkabogable Star hugged Jhong Hilario to ask for support.
Vhong Navarro then asked why the contender liked itik, so Manuel explained again.
“Karugtong po ‘yan ng tawag sa‘kin nung mga kamag-anak ko kasi nanalo po ako sa sayaw na itik itik,” he said.
The Phenomenal Box Office Star then asked again about his name in order to clarify things.
“Nung sumayaw kang itik itik, pinangalanan kang Iboy?” he asked.
“Hindi po. Dating Iboy, pinalitang Itik,” Manuel answered.
Vice then turned to Jhong and thanked him for the support he has given.
“Salamat at lagi kang nandiyan sa tabi ko para saklolohan ako sa mga araw ng kaguluhan,” he said.
When the contender tried to explain again, Vice stopped him by holding onto his neck.
“Tama na, tama na. Gulong-gulo na ‘yung buhay namin, ang dami dami na naming problema araw-araw, dinagdagan mo pa sa Iboy na pangalan mo,” he said.
According to Manuel, he idolizes Boy George so he continues to dress like him. Because of this, Vhong assumed that that was where he got Iboy.
“‘Yon! Kaya Iboy. Itik tapos Boy George,” he said.
“Sana nga ‘yon na lang eh kaso hindi nga 'yon. Ang daming pinanggalingan. Dahil sa magiliw pa siya nung bata, sinali pa sa maraming contest, itik lang pala 'yan,” Vice reacted.
Jhong then asked what Iboy's real name was then shared his own conclusion.
“‘Pag matanda, man. ‘Pag bata, boy kaya Iboy,” he said.
Vice then questioned where the first syllable came from so Jhong said it was because of the “itik itik.”
“Tama na, tama na. Nanggigil ako sa inyo,” Vice answered.