From simply interacting with their fans through social media by sharing snippets of their lives via the photos and short videos they post, celebrities have found another avenue for them to reach out to their throngs of supporters – through video blogging.
In the recent years, we’ve noticed the exponential growth in the number of celebrities who are hopping on the new trend as many of them have joined the ever-growing number of vloggers by creating their official YouTube channels. Here, they upload videos of them doing random things – from taking us to their vacation trips, demonstrating us their hobbies or passion projects, and giving us a peek of their everyday life, up to making us laugh with the fun challenges and pranks they take on and inspiring us with their personal anecdotes – much to their avid followers’ delight.
And aside from the opportunity to form at least a virtual bond with their fans, as well as to fulfill their primary mission of entertaining and/or educating them, some of these celebrity vloggers were able to achieve another milestone as they’re recipients of the Gold YouTube Play Button, too!
Go through this gallery to find out who among our favorite Kapamilya stars are already able to get their hands to the highly coveted plaque!
Along with the success gained by the afternoon soap opera Kadenang Ginto, its teen stars Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, and Seth Fedelin have also undeniably grown popular as “The Gold Squad.” From being the quartet whose on-screen appearances we all anticipate, they eventually turned out to be the group of YouTube stars whose videos we’re always excited to see. Created on September 28, 2018, The Gold Squad has now over 2.32 million subscribers.
Kapamilya Drama Queen and Starla lead actress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo’s Christmas celebration last year got extra special as she received her Gold YouTube Play Button after her online cooking channel Judy Ann’s Kitchen has already reached the one million subscribers mark. She started it on October 19, 2017 and has already raked in more than 1.32 million subscribers as of this writing.
She may have been single for quite some time now, but breakout star Ivana Alawi still felt loved last Valentine’s Day as the online video-sharing platform sent her her Gold YouTube Play Button after her self-titled channel raked in millions of subscribers. Almost two years after creating it on June 1, 2018, it now has more than 8.25 million subscribers.
From making us laugh in her television stints, I Can See Your Voice Sing-vestigator and The Voice of the Philippines host Alex Gonzaga found another way to deliver good vibes to everyone by kicking off her career as a vlogger in 2017. And just a year through vlogging, she’s already surpassed the one million subscriber-mark that bestowed her the highly coveted plaque. As of this writing, it has now raked in over 8.21 million.
Her older sister Toni Gonzaga followed suit last year after she encouraged her to create her own channel too. But unlike Alex’s, the Ultimate Multimedia Star’s content are more serious and thought-provoking as she incorporates life lessons that she has learned in the videos that she uploads. Just five months after the creation of Celestine Gonzaga-Soriano channel on January 14, 2019, it amazingly gained more than one million subscribers and the Gold YouTube Play Button. More than 1.5 million subscribers have been enjoying it at present.
It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda also added another feather in his cap as his self-titled YouTube channel, which was created in March 13, 2014, was awarded the Gold YouTube Play Button after it reached one million subscribers last year. As of this writing, the Unkabogable Star has now more than 2.27 million subscribers.
Two years after Love Thy Woman actress Kim Chiu established Kim Chiu PH, it finally surpassed the one million subscribers mark last 2019. She received the golden plaque a month after celebrating its second anniversary in September and now has over 1.73 million subscribers.
Meanwhile, singer-actress Kristel Fulgar not only has one, but two gold play buttons! Well, it’s because she has two channels – the Kristel Fulgar, which she created in 2014, and KrisTells Vlogs, which was formed in 2018 – both containing random vlogs of her trips and shindigs, song covers, and collaborations with her friends and other YouTubers. Last May 21, she took to Instagram to share this incredible milestone and thank everyone who helped her make this possible. Her first channel now already has over 1.16 million subscribers, while the second has 1.75 million subscribers.
And the latest Kapamilya stars-turned-vloggers to cop the highly-coveted gold play buttons are actresses Kathryn Bernardo and Erich Gonzalez, who shared the latest milestones in their lives recently by not simply uploading a video about it, but also celebrating it with a fun giveaway.
The Queen of Hearts, whose Everyday Kath channel has already recorded 2.3 million followers ever since its creation in December 2019, celebrated her silver and gold play buttons last August 7 by posting a video of her prank calling five of her fans and giving each of them care packages from her endorsements.
Just a few days after, it was Erich’s turn to celebrate her gold play button as her self-titled YouTube, which was launched in February 2019, already now has more than 1.1 million subscribers. She also has an on-going giveaway, so you better check her latest videos out!
Congratulations on this remarkable feat, Kapamilyas! Keep on creating!