Carlos Celdran

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10, 1972
Makati, Philippines
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10, 1972 (age 48)
Makati, Philippines


Artist, activist, and performer who has become particularly well known as the creator of the Walk This Way walking tours of Manila. Not only is the Walk This Way tour a guided historical tour of the city, it is also a performance and one-man show. He is also a well-known activist for HIV and AIDS awareness.

Before Fame

His interest in art began at the age of fourteen when he worked as a cartoonist for the Business Day newspaper. He then later attended the Rhode Island School of design where he first pursued a degree in illustration. After discovering an allergy to paint, however, he resolved to pursue performance art.


Early in his career, he worked as a production assistant for the internationally renowned Blue Man Group.

Family Life

His father Mike was a pediatrician and named him John Charles Edward to avoid an ethnic sounding name for a potential move to the United States.

Associated With

In 2012, he was detained by authorities for a controversial performance in his "Living La Vida Imelda" tour concerning an imagined conversation between Imelda Marcos and Muammar Gadhafi.