Alicia-Mayer


Happy Slip: Online Media is Not a Stepping Stone

I used to admire Filipina former online star Alicia Bonifacio — until she totally abandoned her online fans (and a national hero’s surname) to become run-of-the-mill colonially-minded American-sounding Philippine showbiz sellout Alicia “Mayer“. Few things are uglier than a global online media star desperately selling out to local offline media.

That’s why I love how Filipina YouTube star Christine “Happy Slip” Gambito is so nonchalant about any offers Philippine showbiz might throw her, as she reveals in this interview with Joey Alarilla. Lest any rabid Philippine showbiz fans think that somehow biased, she holds the same attitude towards US showbiz, too. No longer is online media just a “stepping stone” to offline media.