Veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez will assume the role of Filipino Colonel for KFC Philippines.
The international fast food chain introduced Valdez as the first Filipino version of Colonel Sanders on its Facebook page.
He bested other candidates for the role, including fellow actors Leo Martinez and Pen Medina.
In the video posted by the company, Valdez wears the signature white suit and glasses with his left hand over a red-and-white tub filled with fried chicken as he declares, “So help me gravy” in front of a crowd.
Valdez resembles Colonel Sanders down to the goatee and the video drew thousands of positive reactions from social media.
People were entertained and most of them thought the company made the right choice.