As she consistently astounds us with her compelling dramatic performance as Mira in the well-loved inspirational series Huwag Kang Mangamba, Andrea Brillantes also never fails to amuse us with her bubbly personality, which she’s able to showcase through her and The Squad Plus’ vlogs and her TikTok videos.
In her recent appearance in FYE Channel’s Metro Chats, she talked about how she comes up with her contents in the popular video-sharing app, as well as a funny story behind her most-viewed video in the platform.
According to the 18-year-old actress, her fascination in creating comical videos of herself started in musical.ly. With the advent of the latter a few years ago, she downloaded it, promising herself to only watch content of other users and not upload anything as she wanted the people to know her more as an actress than a social media star.
“Pero noong gumawa ako ng TikTok, ang daming views so nagulat ako. Tapos sabi ko, ‘sayang naman makakatulong din ‘to sa platform ko and makakatulong din siya sa akin, sa pagsikat ko. So nag-TikTok ako lagi no’ng early pandemic, no’ng first lockdown natin dahil wala ka namang ibang gagawin sa bahay kundi mag-TikTok,” Andrea related.
Then she went on to disclose that in around 80% of her content, she did not take a bath as she usually does it every time she needs to go out. Just like some of us, she’s the lazy type of person who loves to just stay in her room almost the whole day. In fact, the shirt she was wearing when she recorded her most-viewed video, which was the trending “Pajama Party” dance challenge, had been on her body for three days already and she just rose from her bed that time.
TikTok and YouTube may already be her top sources of entertainment, but her Mommy Belle also always encourages her to upload content on the short-form, video-sharing app, probably as a way of providing fan service as well.
Metro Chats is a one-on-one interview with former Metro cover girls and other trending celebrities and personalities. Catch them on FYE Channel's official Kumu account (@FYEChannel) every Thursday at 7PM, hosted by Metro Editor-in-Chief Geolette Esguerra. You may also binge-watch past episodes on TFC.tv.