Last week, celebrity DJ KC Montero playfully announced on his radio program The KC Show on U92 that he would dress up in drag for five days if singing sensation Justin Bieber (of "Baby" and "One Time" fame) followed him on Twitter, PEP.ph reports. Loyal listeners and friends rallied eagerly for KC. The result? The Biebster actually followed him!
A man of his word, KC embarked on a journey this week to become the long-haired, sultry-eyed Cassandra Monteroid with the help of fashionista friends Bubbles Paraiso and Denise Laurel. Their peg? Ruffa Gutierrez.
Female Network asked KC what lessons he learned because of this experience. The DJ shares that after five days of womanhood, he now understands why it takes women longer to get ready compared to men. "I think men should also remember something said by the great female prophet of movies and television, Tina Fey," he says. "'Everything you're doing, I'm doing in heels.' [adapted from the famous quote "Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels" by Faith Whittlesey] To all the women of the world, I salute you. I understand that it's a lot of hard work being a woman."
KC Montero has witnessed with the tough side of being a woman twice before. He and wife Geneva Cruz eventually split after the loss of two babies through miscarriage. This is, however, the first time he's experienced it first hand, and stepping into a woman's shoes (and clothes and makeup) has shown him a lot about what it takes to be a woman nowadays.
Here's what else the DJ had to say about the tough lives girls lead from a man's perspective.
1. Having long hair is annoying.
"This could be because I have no hair, but I found myself constantly spitting hair out of my mouth. The constant brushing, combing, moving, twirling, twisting and flipping just seemed like such a chore. Not only was it annoying but it was frustrating."
2. Makeup is a tedious task.
"Although it depends on what style you're going for, for me, applying makeup is a time-consuming chore. It was by far the worst part of my transformation this week. Concealer, blushes, brushes, powders, mascara, foundation, lipstick, fake eyelashes, lip gloss, lip liner, eye liner, eye shadow—the list goes on and on. These are just some of the tools used to make up a face. I was lucky enough to only experience the application of makeup five times this week, but for some women, this routine is followed everyday."
3. Women's clothes are not that comfortable.
"Most of my clothes this week did not fit me. They were too small and too tight. With that said, some women prefer this style. I can only pretend to imagine how it must be to always sit properly and protect your assets from bulging or falling out."
(Photo by Bubbles Paraiso)