Actress Bea Alonzo has received the Gold Creator Award from video-sharing site YouTube.
The Gold Creator Award, or Gold Play Button, is given to YouTube channels with one million subscribers.
In her latest vlog, Bea expressed her gratitude to all those who have been supporting her since she joined YouTube in 2018.
"Thank you very much to everyone who has already subscribed to my channel. Thank you for allowing me to show you my other side, and allowing me to show you a glimpse of my life. Thank you dahil nagugustuhan niyo yung content ko kahit na alam ko bago pa lang ako sa YouTube," she said.
"So maraming maraming salamat. Here's to more content and vlogs about me and my family," she added.
As of this writing, Bea has more than 1.73 million subscribers on her YouTube channel.
Despite her large following on the platform, Bea, in a previous conversation with Internet personality Mimiyuuuh, 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,” she said.
“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.