Where Are They Now:
8 More Pinoy
YouTube Viral Stars
By Janus Dosequis Harvey
We’ve seen many Pinoys go viral on the internet and then disappear right after, so it sometimes makes us curious what they’re possibly up to after their fifteen minutes of fame are up.
8. Dyoga Girl
Tulad mo by dyoga ng buhay mo
Posted by Kaysee Gregorio on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Best Known For: Two very noticeable things. We’ll leave it at that.
Kaysee Gregorio bust into the public consciousness a couple of years ago as “Dyoga Girl,” always emphasizing the fact that she has a pair that admittedly catches people’s eyes all the time. About a year later, after thousands upon thousands of bashers who slut-shamed her and demanded she take down her Facebook (after ogling her first, naturally), she “reformed” after admitting that she was just playing a character, dropping the monicker, but as Kaysee Gregorio, still released a bunch of suggestive videos we’d rather not link to, because one is more than enough.
Currently: Still messing around on the internet, but minus the same level of notoriety, ever since she decided to not keep replacing every other song lyric with the word “dyoga.” Inasmuch as we’d tell her to keep doing her, it clearly wasn’t her, and by the end of it, she didn’t really enjoy the attention anymore.
7. Hasht 5 (or 4)
Best Known For: Being the guys not named Marlou in the original Hasht 5 group. The minute Marlou had solo success, it didn’t take too long before he ended up leaving his so-called friends in the lurch.
For all of the hate we’ve piled on Hasht 5, ultimately, they were just a bunch of kids who wanted to be famous in the worst way possible – which is exactly how they got famous. With a level of talent Verne Troyer would scoff at as “too low,” these four kids really had nowhere to go but down the minute the only member anyone recognized, Marlou, found notoriety on his own.
Currently: Kinda bitter about Marlou leaving them. Our #5 entry in this 8List, Lloyd Cadena, interviewed them late last year about their feelings when the guy they thought was their “tropa” suddenly abandoned them for greener pastures. They mostly pulled their punches, but you know there’s something there.
6. Arjohn Gilbert
Best Known For: That video above, shot in 2011.
Arjohn Gilbert can sing, beatbox, and endeared his way into everyone’s hearts seven years ago. Then, after Globe featured him in their events in 2012, we never heard from him again. What happened?
Currently: By all accounts, and according to a blogger who frequents the area, blogger Enrico Dee of Byahilo fame claims he saw Arjohn back in Puregold Clark, doing exactly what he was doing before he became famous for one hot minute. We hope that his fame led to more than just full circle, though, and he was just spotted hanging out where he used to always be, though. Unfortunately, until we hear from the man himself, it should be obvious that not all viral sensations turn out to be big success stories in the long run.
5. Lloyd Cadena
Best Known For: YouTube vlogging, since 2011.
Lloyd Cadena has covered, pranked, and parodied so much in the last seven years that it’s hard to find one thing to say about him. Needless to say, he has gone viral, and learned how to keep himself relevant all this time.
Curently: Not only is Lloyd still a popular vlogger, he’s also now a DJ with 90.7 Love Radio. Probably one of the most appropriate jobs for a guy who just doesn’t know how to stop talking – and we love him for it.