Ate Glow as she was commonly known to us or, Renee Hampshire is a Filipino Comedian famous for her impersonation of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
Born into a family of six, she was the fourth child of four or as it is called here in the Philippines “bunso”. At the age of three or four years old she began to learn and explore her gender identity realizing she wasn’t a straight male. But her parents never had any problems with her choice including her police officer father.
Ate glow said she wasn’t the typical gay during her childhood, though her father called her feminine, she never took a liking with playing with Barbie dolls, instead she gravitated toward games that she describes as games for boys like tumbang preso and luksong baka.
She was an honor student and an active participant to extracurricular activities during her tenure as an elementary and high school student.
During her elementary and high school years, she describes herself as flamboyant and talkative. She attended and is an alumna of the University of the Philippines.
She made her first appearance in 2003 as part of Live Aids, UP SAMASKON, impersonating the then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, with the latter taking a liking of her and even appointed her as an ambassador of her administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.
Glow was later described by then President G.M.A as a smart person, the main reason the President taking a liking to her. Though with Arroyo’s term coming to an end in 2010 Ate Glow’s fame also gradually declined.
Ate Glow is now married to British man he met in London while visiting a friend there. Before tying the knot she had two previous serious relationships one with a Filipino and another one with an Irish National.
Ate Glow now reportedly goes by the name Renee Hampshire after being married to the British man, the man was fully aware of her gender identity. They were married on July 2, 2016, at the Chelsea Registry Office.