Former Mr. Gay World winner, entrepreneur, and online philanthropist Wilbert Tolentino earns a new job title. He is now a vlogger who has shown remarkable dedication to content creation in just a short time. Barely two months in the vlogging scene, his YouTube channel has already reached almost 300,000 subscribers.
“I am indeed thankful for this achievement,” shared Tolentino. “As a newbie in this entertainment streaming, knowing that I can bring smiles on the lips and good time to my subscribers, it makes me feel great.” He also added, “The main reason why I turned into vlogging is that I want to spread joy and honest-to-goodness entertainment to people who are cocooned in their houses. All of us have faced anxiety and depression in this time of the pandemic.”
Tolentino admitted, “Having survived critical COVID pneumonia, this vlog, aside from the fun a and cheer it brings, is my way of offering assistance, reaching out to our fellow Pinoys who faced all sort of calamities, either man made or because of nature’s wrath and of course, all those who are in the sectors greatly afflicted by the current pandemic.”
“Sir Wil” continued, “As a co-owner of three entertainment bars (Apollo, Club 690, Farenheit), creativity and content are the best ingredients you must input to pique the interest and arouse the curiosity of your viewers who eventually become subscribers. Since the start of my vlog, I make it a point to read the good comments, even the nastier ones. Each comment has something to say, and you unearth from them gems of ideas. These ideas inspire me to come out with exciting and relevant content. And I believe that with the impressive numbers that we have reached in a short period of time, I am giving our growing audiences happiness and good vibes. I am overwhelmed and grateful for all their love and support.”
Tolentino emphasized that there is a bigger advocacy involved in his new endeavor. He said, “I want to bring the people together, to collaborate, to work in harmony, and offer all innovative forms of entertainment. In the nearest future, part of my dream is to realize convention where the participants are all the popular and positive influencers in the different social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Lyka, Facebook. This coming together convention of the digital universe’s crème dela crème will surely a big step in assessing our strengths, where have we gone so far, what else do we want to achieve in the realm of social media and how we can become more responsible in using the medium in bringing concrete changes that will have beneficial effects to all.”
A major plan has also been revealed by Tolentinto. He shared, “The Philippines’ Influencer Awards 2021 is already in the pipeline. This is for all the press, media and vloggers.”
Currently, some of Tolentino’s noteworthy endeavors are a music video billed as “Kafreshness ng Pasko” and his collaborations with the Beks Battalion (Chad Kinis, Richardson de la Cruz, Reginald Lassy Marquez, Mc Muah Calaquian), DoLaiNab (Donnalyn Bartolome, Jelai andres at Zeinab Harake), Sachzna Laparan, Sanya Lopez, JaMill (Jayzam Manabat, Camille Trinidad).
Tolentino believes in powering through trials and adversities. He left an inspiring message, “ Despite the struggles and challenges that we are facing because of this global health issues, we Filipinos will rise from this. We are not alone. We have each other. Let us not permit anxiety and sadness get the better of us. My vlogs are my modest manner of spreading positivity and gratitude to the many blessing that we all receive and have.”
On December 24, at 7PM, watch out for Tolentino’s Noche Bola Raffle Bonanza on his Youtube channel.
In case you missed it, here’s Wilbert Tolentino’s most popular Youtube video: