By Lyka Jazmin Dela Cruz
With the government’s lockdown restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 giving several athletes plenty of spare time, many of them have begun exploring the virtual world by putting up their own YouTube channels. Here are some of the athletes, who have started vlogging to while away their time.
Alyssa Valdez and Abby Marano
These two national team standouts with an estimated 227,000 and 122,000 subscribers, respectively, vlog about their usual everyday routines aside from doing travel videos before the pandemic. Valdez often includes her boyfriend, basketball stat Kiefer Raven on her vlogs, while Marano includes other players in her vlogs.
Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee
The two created their YouTube channels together with their own families, that’s why their contents are usually about what their families do. Lee’s YouTube channel (Paul Rubie Tokyo Lee) already has at least 83,200 subscribers, while Sangalang’s channel (IanEunice Fam TV) has over 29,300 subscribers. The two professional players became more active in vlogging when the pandemic began.
Eya Lure and Kim Kiana Dy
Aside from filming their day-to-day lives, these two rising stars also engage themselves with the challenges often done by other content creators in YouTube. Laure and Dy usually include their friends and families when doing their contents. Laure has over 71,600 subscribers, while Dy already has over 108,000 subscribers.
Scottie Thompson and Joe Devance
Although Thompson and Devance started making YouTube videos even before the pandemic began, the two Kings became more active during the pandemic. The contents of their vlogs are all about their training, travels, and families. During the PBA Bubble, these two have been some of the most active player-vloggers who update their fans. Thompson has over 266,000, while Devance has over 70,100 subscribers.