This year has seen a number of netizens who became instant online celebrities with their viral quirks and several memes that also trended. PUSH looks back at the top 10 most talked about online topics this year.
The 10-year Challenge
Several celebrities took on this challenge where your current look would be compared to your decade younger self.
Alex Gonzaga’s vlogs
Alex Gonzaga has already established herself as a YouTube star for gaining millions of subscribers. Her vlog entries always stay viral or trending upon its release.
Dante Gulapa is a former macho dancer whose dancing videos went viral and soon gained a number of fans called ‘Gulapanatics.’ Since becoming viral, he has appeared on TV and several gigs. After appearing with the band Tanya Markova at the Rakrakan Festival 2019, he has also joined Minute To Win It and showed host Luis Manzano his famous “Eagle dance” moves.
Kadenang Ginto memes
Dimples Romana’s character Daniela Mondragon-Bartolome and Beauty Gonzalez’s role Romina Mondragon have done several feisty confrontations. Daniela walking in the streets wearing a red dress dragging along similarly-colored luggage instantly became a meme.
"At first you know it was so funny dahil nong una nakikita ko si Daniela na humihila ng kalabaw. Maya-maya pag-scroll down, hala nakasakay na si Romina sa kalabaw,” Beauty shared in one of her interviews.
Dimples also had to wear a wig for her role because she originally had long hair. The look went viral and she eventually cut her hair for Kadenang Ginto.
Dimples soon donated her wigs to those who lost their hair due to treatments or illness.
Jeremy Sancebuche—or popularly known as Mimiyuuuh—is a fashion design student who eventually became a vlogger. Mimiyuuuh became a viral sensation with his “Dalagang Pilipina” moves that celebrities eventually copied for their own versions.
Since then, Mimiyuuuh has already been featured on TV and has collaborated with celebrities such as Heart Evangelista and Alex Gonzaga.
Mimiyuuh has also became the second Filipino personality who was featured as the voice navigator on app Waze after Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.
GirlTrends’ dance performance
It’s Showtime’s all-girl group GirlTrends’ performances for the songs “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du” by BlackPink and Sam Smith’s “How Do You Sleep?” went viral after netizens noticed that they didn’t move as one.
Member Chienna Filomeno then addressed the issue and simply described it as “Those days weren’t our days.”
This is how I end my week... sabaw... lol Blackpink is shakiiiiing pic.twitter.com/Z2dc3f4Oua— JAMES_ReidTide (@_thejamesharold) August 17, 2019
“You Do Note” kid Majo
Majo Lingat instantly became an internet sensation after her video channeling Kadenang Ginto characters went viral. She was soon interviewed on TV and met the Gold Squad (Kyle Echarri, Francine Diaz, Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin) who are also part of the show. She also had the opportunity to bond with TV host Robi Domingo.
An old clip of Kit Thompson during his Pinoy Big Brother stint was unearthed by the netizens and since it has resurfaced online, Kit’s “masasamang words” statement immediately went viral.
yung hindi lumabas sa exam yung pinag-aralan mo pic.twitter.com/eIi5r4vlaY— stacyyy (@stacetubeza) August 28, 2019
Regine Velasquez admiring Catriona Gray
During an event where Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray both in attendance, Regine was caught beaming and staring at the beauty queen as she spoke. Netizens were delighted to see that even a famous singer like her could get star struck by Catriona.
“Tala” dance craze
Sarah Geronimo released the song “Tala” back in 2015 but it was only after four years that it caught on and became the latest online dance craze. Sarah, who credited G-Force for the dance choreography, thanked the LGBT+ community for making it viral.
A group of dancers called “Bessy Family” went viral after their “Tala” ‘protest dance’ against Aling Nelia, who wanted them to stop playing volleyball in front of her house. They also danced “Tala” on It’s Showtime.