Before she became an online influencer, Kristel Fulgar was one of the child stars who brought us good vibes in the kiddie gag show, Goin’ Bulilit. Now at 25, the young woman appears more confident and certain of her career path. Kristel entered showbiz at the age of 8. Thus, she can attest to the beauty and challenges of growing up in the public eye. Her showbiz life is an endless cycle of ups and downs. It went more difficult when she reached the so-called awkward stage or the tween years. Since the projects slowed down, Kristel decided to focus on her studies. In college, she juggled full-time acting gigs and schooling and still graduated on time. The Kapamilya beauty is a Communication Arts degree holder.
As the digital age reached its peak, Kristel found herself diving into the online sphere. Although acting and vlogging are both related to entertainment, she stressed that they are different. She mentioned that creating digital content is more challenging yet fulfilling. “’Yung sa pag-aartista, mayroon po akong director, scriptwriter, aarte na lang ako. Unlike sa digital, sa paggawa ko po ng mga vlogs, ako po lahat,” Kristel shared.
Kristel is also known as a huge K-drama fan. She even learned to use the Korean language just by watching Koreanovelas and self-studying. The obsession is so real that Kristel can also write in Korean alphabet. “Pinakamadali raw na language na pag-aralan, isulat, at basahin sa buong mundo ay Korean,” she assured.
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It seems like the Korean addiction opened up several opportunities and happy times for her. Kristel swooned the netizens when she uploaded her photos with Korean businessman Yohan Kim she fondly calls as “Big Boss.” Yohan is the CEO of a popular skincare brand that has Kristel as one of its influencers. They became good friends and they often collaborate on her YouTube channel.
Fans also ship Kristel and her constant vlogging partner, Benedict Cua. They garnered a huge following so they decided to put up their joint channel.
But who is the real “oppa” in Kristel’s life? The Kapamilya actress revealed that she’s an NBSB or No Boyfriend Since Birth. And she seems so happy with the single life. She promised to only entertain romance when she’s matured enough or close to marrying age. She envisions herself settling down
at 30, only five years from now. Still, she doesn’t want to rush into love.
Kristel keeps just the right balance of traditional and modern beliefs. On the critical issue about a millennial girl’s style of clothing, she said that she makes an effort not to look too daring while still keeping it fashionable.
“Dahil gusto ko rin protektahan ‘yung sarili ko at hindi ko po mako-control ‘yung utak ng mga tao na pwedeng makakita sa akin, so ang way na ginagawa ko, eh ako na po ‘yung nag-a-adjust,” she explained.
On the responsible use of social media, as one of the most followed stars on YouTube, Kristel wants to promote the use of digital platforms for positivity. “Ang dami na po kasing problema ng mundo, so sana sa social media, doon na lang tayo maging positive. Para good vibes, ganyan na lang po ang mga i-share natin.”
Kristel’s conservative upbringing in this modern time makes the image of a “dalagang Pilipina,” she described as principled and not easy to get, truly admirable. And as a message to fellow Gen Zs still trying to figure out their place in this world, Kristel highlights self-love as the first step to knowing one’s core.