Many TV celebrities today have turned to social media, especially video streaming platform YouTube, to get closer to fans by creating their own kinds of entertaining content. And ICYDK, some of today's top YouTube sensations find their humble beginnings in the showbiz industry.
Here are a few social media personalities who had their fair share of exposure on national TV:
Before rising to international fame as one-half of the popular sibling duo Ranz & Niana on YouTube, Ranz Kyle started out as a member of the boyband Chicser. As a group, Chicser has made several appearances and performances on TV. Ranz also starred in the TV5 mini series Wattpad Presents: Ex Ko Ang Idol N'yo.
Alex is one of the highest-earning YouTube stars in the country, with almost 11 million subscribers as of writing. Before cementing her rep as a certified vlogger, Alex starred in several films, including My Rebound Girl, Buy Now, Die Later, and Everybody Loves Baby Wendy. Alex is also a TV host, having hosted shows like ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother and TV5's Lunch Out Loud.
Video game streamer Christine Samson rose to national fame after her stint on the noon-time variety program It's Showtime. Aside from being a gamer, Christine also launched her own YouTube channel in April 2020. She got 100,000 subscribers after uploading her first video.
Angelica Jane Yap
Although a video she made went viral on the internet (the one where she made pastillas while throwing hugot lines about her ex), Angelica Jane Yap owned the moniker Pastillas Girl after going on It's Showtime. They even made a whole new segment where they try to look for her very own Pastillas Boy through the show. Now, Angelica has quite a successful career on YouTube, with close to four million subscribers.
Another It's Showtime alum, Jackie Gonzaga is a dancer who became known as Ate Girl Jackie on national television thanks to her stint in the show's segment called Miss Q&A. Now, you'll find Jackie making content on YouTube for her half a million subscribers.
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