Header image featuring Donnalyn in a yellow outfit and JM De Guzman in a cap, blue collared shirt and dark jeans. They are in handcuffs, laughing.

JM De Guzman Starts Vlogging; Donnalyn Collab Earns Over 3M Views

The Kapamilya actor became a YouTuber to share fun and serious moments with his fans.

JM De Guzman has had a storied career. His personal life has been equally colorful. A few years ago, he inspired many when he opened up about his stint in rehab. He went on to turn over a new leaf. The actor, commercial model, and musician recently added a new title to that list: vlogger.

In mid-June, he launched his very own YouTube channel.

Up close and personal with JM De Guzman

De Guzman’s first vlog is short but definitely sweet. Titled “GET TO KNOW ME,” it’s a little over eight minutes long. No fancy editing or special effects; it’s De Guzman getting raw and real. He began the vlog by simply sharing a fact: his full name, Juan Miguel Gob De Guzman.

“Papakilala ko lang kung sino ako,” he said. He started going to VTRs at the age of 6, accompanied by his mom. Today, he has around 20+ commercials under his belt. Alongside that, he has done many movies and TV shows.

“I started as a breadwinner. Tumulong ako sa pamilya ko, sa mga kapatid ko,” he said. His academic journey was rocky since he always missed class due to work. Even so, he got into the University of the Philippines. He took up Theater Arts in the Diliman campus. At that point, he was certain he was in love with the craft of acting.

Days after starting his YouTube channel, De Guzman did a Maalala Mo Kaya Father’s Day special. He played a miner named Mel, a man driven by his quest for justice. In many ways, the episode reflected his personal journey. De Guzman tries his best to do the right thing, no matter what.

His collaboration with Donnalyn

De Guzman’s foray into YouTube is already making waves. He hit over 100,000 subscribers in less than a week. His first vlog now has over 275,000 views as of this writing.

He also worked with “Social Media Goddess” Donnalyn. Their collab dropped on the same day as De Guzman’s first vlog. The ‘Extreme Handcuffed Challenge‘ is at 4.2 million views and counting. It’s also a top trending video on YouTube Philippines.

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Clearly, JM De Guzman is looking to strike a balance between having fun and opening up. It’ll be exciting to see what other types of content he comes up with next!

Featured Image Daniella Sison


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