Journalist, television presenter, and now YouTube content creator Karen Davila admits she’s used to bashing and negative attention. “I’ll be viral, but it’s because of a question I asked or how I did an interview,” she admitted, in a funny and revealing conversation with Summit OG.
So when she went viral on the internet and social media because of her interview with singer and fellow YouTube content creator Lyca Gairanod, she couldn’t believe it.
“I really thanked God for it because it was refreshing. You know, to be viral over something else. To be viral over something funny,” she said.
In case you missed it, Davila and Gairanod broke the internet August this year because of how they reacted when they found out they had the same birth date.
Gairanod was completely surprised when Davila freaked out. “Na-shock po ako, kasi hindi ko po akalain sa tagal-tagal naming magkasama, magkausap noong time na ‘yun, sa dulo lang namin nalaman na magka-birthday pala po kami,” Gairanod told Summit OG.
Of course, the internet just had to immortalize the moment by making the most hilarious memes and clips.
“When you interview people, you just ask them things,” Davila explained. “I asked her, ‘When’s your birthday?’ And when she said November 21, I was just in shock.”
A few people thought it was scripted, but Davila and Gairanod guaranteed that it was not. “Si Ms. Karen mataas po talaga energy niya ‘pag nagugulat siya,” Gairanod explained.
“It wasn’t fake,” Davila said. “That’s quite rare that you’re interviewing someone pareho pa kayo ng birthday.”
“It’s really how I react,” Davila added. “I’m what they call ‘eksaherada.’ It’s just how I am. I’m hyper as a person. I’m energetic.”
“In the rawness of it is tuwang-tuwang tuwa ako,” Davila said. “I mean, how many people do I meet na pareho kami ng birthday?”
Now, everyone is excited for the big day. “I really felt, pakain ko ‘yun. That we should celebrate together,” Davila said.
“Akala namin pagdating ng November nakalimutan na nila pero sila pa po ang nauuna sa amin,” Gairanod said.
“I think my birthday wish for myself, I want to change. I really want to change to become a much better Karen,” Davila answered when she was asked about her birthday wish.
“I want to be able to do my job in the best way that I can,” she added.
Gairanod, on the other hand, wished for good health for her family. “[Sana po] gabayan din ako ng Panginoon sa lahat ng hamon ko sa buhay, sa lahat ng pangarap ko,” she said.
Curious about the two’s plan for their birthday? Watch the full interview here:
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