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ROUND 10: Impersonators
There's probably an army of Nora Aunor impersonators.
Perhaps, because of her distinct mannerisms, Nora Aunor seems to be a favorite among impersonators. Aside from "Ate Gay," there are more Nora Aunor "clones" in comedy bars. Heck, some people even turn into "split second impersonators" each time they mouth off Nora's famous lines such as "Walang himala!" and "My brother is not a pig."
Jon Santos does a great job impersonating Vilma Santos, but then he also impersonates Nora Aunor and other personalities.
Vilma Santos is not that easy to impersonate. Comedian Jon Santos does a great job at it, but then he also impersonates Nora Aunor.
The round goes to: Nora Aunor. She's very, very "impersonatable."
THE FINAL VERDICT: We love them both. Maybe after they star in another movie together we can decide who gets to be National Artist first. (Then again, maybe Dolphy should get before either of them do. Ate Vi said so. We're pretty sure Nora would be just as gracious.)
Art by Warren Espejo
Image credits: Publicity stills from film companies, YouTube video screenshots, and fan site postings.