"My heart is full."
This is what Bea Alonzo said as she celebrated not one, but two major milestones on Wednesday, February 10.
In her social media post, Bea, who started vlogging in 2018, announced that she has reached the one million mark on video-sharing site YouTube.
Coincidentally, the 33-year-old actress was also celebrating her 20th year in show business.
Addressing her loyal fans, Bea said in her post: "It’s a great feeling to have you guys support me in every step of my journey. You are a big part of those twenty years, and I wouldn't have gotten here without your undying love and support. My heart is full. Salamat."
"Life is indeed beautiful," she added.
Bea started her showbiz career as one of the members of Batch 10 of ABS-CBN's Star Circle, along with Dennis Trillo, Alfred Vargas, Nadine Samonte, and TJ Trinidad.
The actress is best known for her lead roles in numerous Kapamilya teleseryes, including K2BU, It Might Be You, Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin, Maging Sino Ka Man, and I Love Bea La Fea.
As a Kapamilya artist, Bea also starred in several films, mostly under ABS-CBN's Star Cinema; and released a studio album, The Real Me, under Star Music.
She then ventured into vlogging two years ago. In a conversation with Internet personality Mimiyuuuh last October, Bea admitted that she doesn't consider herself a vlogger, saying, "I will always be an actress. I think that is the medium that I enjoy, that is the industry that I enjoy doing. I love what I do."
"Hindi ko ma-consider 'yung sarili ko as a vlogger because what they do, I don’t know how to do," she added.
She also shared the lessons she learned since launching her own YouTube channel.
“'Yung take home ko, the experience is that, just like in any other industry, you should be willing to put in the work if you want to be a successful vlogger. Nung nag-uumpisa siya, siya din ang nag-e-edit ng videos niya, siya ang nagsusulat. I have so much respect for all the vloggers out there na talagang nagpapakahirap just to be able to put a good content for their subscribers,” said Bea.
“'Yung natutunan ko siguro, because I love it whenever Mimiyuuuh says na meron siyang public responsibility to the audience. What we put out there, we don’t know kung paano maa-affect yung viewers natin so we also have to be responsible. If it won’t make this world a better place, why share it? If you want to get into vlogging, learn also to set your boundaries. I think you have to protect your mental health as well,” she added.