If it hurts, then it’s probably because it’s true.
File this under things that you can hear: “P*tanginang face shield to o!” Yep, you already you know who we’re talking about. One of the OG content creators, Bryanboy has successfully maintained his popularity on the world wide web for nearly two decades. Successfully adapting through the times and transitioning his funny and relatable personality across platforms, one cannot discount his hard work from the simpler days of pre-toxic Internet culture to the complex concept it has evolved into these days. Armed with his tongue-in-cheek humor, sharp one-liners, and witty commentary, Bryanboy has won the hearts of many Filipinos, especially on TikTok. Just as it has always been, people either love him for his sass or hate him for his sarcasm, there is no in between. Aside from being the CEO of ✨ Today was the worst✨, Bryanboy has also given some of the realest advices anyone could ever hear. Scroll down below for some of our faves and learn a thing or two!
1. NEVER FORGET WHERE YOU CAME FROM
Flew back to the Philippines ??♬ original sound – Bryanboy
“Sh*t, anong gagawin ko? Developing country ‘yan! Nakakatakot, hindi ko sya brand!” Bryanboy documented his trip back to the Philippines and made this mini rant on TikTok about how face shields are the ugliest and useless things that ever existed. In the same conversation, he says, “Wag mo kalimutan kung saan ka nanggaling 70 years ago.” The TikTok now has 14.3 million views.
2. BRYANBOY SHARES WHAT HE LEARNED FROM PARIS HILTON
From one icon to another, Bryanboy shared wisdom that he’s learned from the best marketing person ever: Paris Hilton. She gave him a lot of sensible business advices, but one that stood out was: “Dapat daw, bawat galaw ko, binabayaran ako ng kwarta.” Facts.
3. HIS TWO CENTS ON FILIPINO FEATURES
@bryanboy Reply to @criss.grey ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
When a TikTok user tried to call out Bryanboy for skin lightening and surgery to get rid of his Filipino features, he had to sit them down. It’s a stereotypical mindset accusing Filipino immigrants for being too “white-washed” once they come back to the Philippines, but it’s not a reason to generalize that fact. “Wala po sa features ang pagiging Filipino,” he says.
4. BRYANBOY’S THOUGHTS ON HOW MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING
@bryanboy Reply to @s4mmy.zxc ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
“Wala akong pakialam kung gaano karami ng pera ng isang tao hindi naman madadala sa langit ‘yan,” a user commented on one of Bryanboy’s TikToks. WRONG. While there is a certain truth to the matter, which he relented to, he asserts that since we are still living on Earth, survival means paying the bills, bills, bills.
5. BEING MADAMOT CAN ACTUALLY BE A GOOD THING
Real talk: tips kung paano maging mayaman♬ original sound – Bryanboy
With his work revolving around attending fashion weeks and being surrounded by the finer things, it’s understandable that one would ask, “How to be you po?” In a response, Bryanboy kept it real by advicing his followers to be madamot, only because the best way to save money is to remind yourself that you are not the central bank to give so much of yourself and your earnings away.
6. FORCING SOMEONE TO BE GOOD DOESN’T MAKE YOU ONE
@bryanboy Reply to @kimmerytk1 ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
If anything, Bryanboy is unfiltered, keeping it real each and every time, and rightly so. Here, he explains that it’s better to hold yourself accountable and admit that you’re not as perfect as you think than to convince everyone else that you’re righteous. That’s on what? Maturity.
7. IT’S EVERY PARENT’S RESPONSIBILITY TO GUIDE THEIR KIDS, NOT THEIR IDOLS
Ang tanging ina ???♬ original sound – Bryanboy
We live in a world where celebrities are treated like gods. Their influence may play a huge role to some people, but that doesn’t mean they’re responsible for shaping one’s mindset and lifestyle. “Bakit hindi mo tawagan ang Bantay Bata? Tawagan mo ang mga nanay nila tapos ipa-Tulfo mo, go!”
8. CALLING SOMEONE A SOCIAL CLIMBER DOESN’T MAKE SENSE
Real talk: tips kung paano maging mayaman ??♬ original sound – Bryanboy
You know the old saying, “Tell me who you friends are and I’ll tell you who you are?” This applies to everyone. Like what Bryanboy says, “Anong mas pipiliin mo? Makikipag-kaibigan ka sa taong mas matalino sa’yo or makikipag-kaibigan ka sa mga taong kasing b*bo mo rin?” There’s nothing wrong with being friends with people who inspire you to be a better version of yourself. In fact, isn’t that the best kind of friendship?
9. ON PLASTIC SURGERY
@bryanboy Reply to @zasnifa ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
Over the years, Bryanboy’s been frequently asked if he’s had any work done to which he admitted that he did. Besides, what’s wrong with doing so and ultimately being happier with the way you look? He then explains that one of the reasons why people are driven to get plastic surgery is because of how society looks down upon them for their looks. “Wala naman po talaga tayong karapatang humusga sa pinag-gagagawa ng mga tao sa katawan nila.” Word!
10. HOW TO DEAL WITH FRIENDS THAT DON’T PAY THEIR DEBTS
@bryanboy Reply to @pauiekan ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
There’s a reason why money’s said to be the root of all evil. In another TikTok, Bryanboy answers a question about how to follow up with a friend who borrowed money from you without ruining the friendship. Without batting an eyelash, he answers that it could probably be their fault too for tolerating the delay. At the end of the day, you have to stand your ground, and collect what is due you. And if you really are friends, then they would completely understand that.
11. WHEN BRYANBOY REMINDED EVERYONE TO VOTE WISELY
@bryanboy Reply to @hsdjdhejdksla ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
In a question asked about Bryanboy’s thoughts on why same sex marriage is never going happen in the Philippines, he answered it with so much truth. “‘Yung mga batas sa Pilipinas, reflection po ‘yan ng mga decisions ng politicians na binoboto ninyo.” He further explains that we have to be careful with who we vote for, because if they’re misogynistic, sexist, or homophobic, chances are high that their policies and moral compass are the same.
12. EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN DEFINITION OF HAPPINESS
@bryanboy Reply to @p0lid0 ♬ original sound – Bryanboy
TikTok’s favorite ninang gets it right. When a user commented that he can never relate to her happiness of having a child despite being poor and a single mom, Bryanboy had the snappiest response. “I’m happy for you,” he reminds her that while she can’t relate with his lifestyle, he remains happy despite not having a child because he’s living his dream job, is happily married, and financially capable. “Hindi kita ide-demand na maka-relate sa akin kasi happiness ko ‘yan.”
BONUS: THE TIKTOK THAT STARTED IT ALL
Mabuhay ??♬ Face Shield – Bryanboy
This is the exact video that made TikTok fall in love with Bryanboy. The first two seconds already got us hooked, because he straight up spoke facts. Did anyone even like wearing face shields? We’re gonna have to pass.
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