The Gen Z star joined YouTube when she turned 20.
Belle Mariano recently added another feather to her cap. The endorser, influencer, and performer is now a vlogger too! Coinciding with her birth month in June, she launched her YouTube channel #BelleAndBeyond.
It’s a step up for the multi-hyphenate, who’s determined to share more of her personal life with her fans. The trailer’s description sums it up quite well: “Beyond the characters. Beyond the script. Beyond the teen years. This is Belle and Beyond. Life with no pretensions.”
The channel hit 100,000 subscribers in its first week. That’s no surprise given Belle’s popularity. So far, there are only a few videos on it. But fans can learn a lot from what the star has shared. Even casuals will enjoy her easygoing, honest, bubbly nature. It shines through in her videos.
Her first vlog called “All About Firsts” has over 376,000 views to date. In it, she gave her subscribers a peek at her day-to-day life. Here are some life hacks we picked up from her.
Recharging is important
She talked about the first thing she did that morning, which was get coffee. Those who know the He’s Into Her star know that Belle is a self-confessed coffee addict). She also said the first person she talked to that day was her mom.
She then moved on to talking about “career firsts.” She looked back on her first audition for Goin’ Bulilit under Direk Bobot Mortiz. She also waxed nostalgic about her first leading man. He was none other than Zaijian Jaranilla, who starred opposite Belle in Lorenzo’s Time. They were both around 10 or 11 years old at the time.
But it’s the first thing she does on her days off that brings in great perspective. “Bumabawi ako ng tulog,” she grins. “I make time to sleep, pero bumabawi din ako by spending time with family and friends. I call it a recharge. I also make time to drink coffee and read books.”
Belle Mariano says white goes with everything
Since the color white is a blank canvas in itself, it’s a great way to mix and match outfits over time. This is likely why the majority of Belle’s fashion must-haves are white. That includes her long-sleeved button-down polo shirts and tank tops. “Isa lang halos yung color palette ko. White goes well with everything,” she explained, motioning to the rack.
For her, a white tank top can go with anything: doll shoes, jeans, sandals, skirts. Even the long-sleeved button-down polo, in white, can go from a formal set-up to the beach!
It’s OK to repeat outfits
Despite what many say when it comes to repeating clothes, Belle is the practical sort. She doesn’t see anything wrong with that, even if she’s a public figure.
“Hindi naman porke’t nasuot mo na ‘tong outfit na ‘to hindi mo na pwede suotin next time, ‘di ba?” she exclaimed while explaining how a black sling bag can go with any outfit. “Pwede mo namang labhan. OK lang na umulit tayo ng outfits at mag-mix and match.”
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Mariano currently uploads once a week, usually Saturdays. Fans are keeping their eyes peeled for a vlog with her onscreen partner Donny Pangilinan.
While there’s no sign of #DonBelle on her channel yet, it’s worth subscribing to already!
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