This Funny Video Tries to Prove That You's Penn Badgley Is Filipino

Shay Mitchell seems to think so, too.

PHOTO BY Ian Santos

( There's no doubt that the halo-halo-loving, turon-craving Shay Mitchell is a Filipina. (Her mom, after all, is from Pampanga.) But what about Mitchell's You co-star Penn Badgley? Well, during their trip to Manila in January to meet their fans, the two were brought in for questioning by "Filipino investigator" Tom dela Cruz (a.k.a. comedian Victor Anastacio). Dela Cruz is the host of Secret Filipino Files, Netflix Philippines' social-media series. He already proved that Riverdale's KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse are actually Filipinos (but not really), so in this new episode, dela Cruz tries to prove that Badgley is Filipino, too.


Dela Cruz looks into clues—like how Badgley eats his pan de sal, or rather, “Penn de sal" or how he moved to Los Angeles...Pampanga when he was a kid. Badgley himself eventually admits, "I think I might be Filipino." Even the half-Pinay Mitchell insists, “[It's] proof that you're Filipino, okay!"

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But of course, dela Cruz already had a conclusion even before Badgley was asked. Still, in the end, dela Cruz says, “Penn is Filipino beyond reasonable doubt." Props to you for your determination, Tom.

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