We all know that internet becomes an outlet to be famous and becomes viral if we want. There are a lot of Internet Sensation rising nowadays through YouTube. It was 2010 when someone became viral in YouTube and his uploaded videos became famous and because of that he started to build his career in Philippines.
And now, we will get to know more about our featured Internet Superstar named Mikey Bustos. Mikey Bustos is a Canadian singer who has appeared on the reality television show Canadian Idol. He is now based in Philippines and famous by his own medium.
He was also the 7th runner up finalist in Canadian Idol Season One in 2003, being the first Filipino to make the top finals in any Idol show in any country. He became famous through his comic way of entertaining people.
Getting to know Mikey:
We asked him some questions to know him better especially off camera. Here’s his personal information.
Full name: Michael John Yadan Tumanguil Pestano Bustos
Nick name: Mikey, Pinoyboy
Date of Birth: June 23, 1981
Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada
Current location: Manila and the Internet
Zodiac sign: Cancer Sun, Leo Rising, Pisces Moon
Motto in Life: Follow Your Dreams and Live Life
Describe yourself in 5 words: I don’t fit in categories.
General interests and hobbies: Animals, Music, Entertaining, Ants, Entrepreneurship
Also we asked his favorites stuff in life. He shares why some people find him weird because of his favorite things to do.
Food: Right now strawberry a la crème cronuts
Pet: So many, but right now a pig, 2 cats, a lizard, a snake, a rat, 2 spiders, and an ipis colony to feed the lizard and spiders
Past time: Making videos, writing music, performing, working…
Cartoon character: Any Disney Character
Singer: Christina Aguilera
TV shows: Shark Tank and Dragon’s Den (both entrepreneurial tv shows) and any show on Animal Planet
Mikey’s journey towards fame is not an easy road. He shared that he also has ups and downs and almost quit at one point of his life. He shared it through personal questions.
As an entertainer, how do you describe yourself?
Mikey answered; I’m weird.
How did you come up with your style and entertaining persona?
I didn’t come up with them. They found me.
What is your ULTIMATE DREAM?
To employ millions of people and to entertain people for generations even after I am gone.
He even said that YouTube was the turning point in his career.
Who are your biggest supporters? What keeps you in this business?
The NSF Angels, the Pinoyboy Society, and those how follow me online.
What do you think will be the biggest reason for you to ‘retire’ as an artist?
If I die.
We even asked him about his heart matters and he candidly answered the questions.
Do you believe in “first love?”
What is that? No.
What are the characteristics you are looking for in a partner?
Someone who makes me a better human being.
Who’s your showbiz crush?
What’s the best age to marry?
When you’re ready. No age.
Being known as the “Ambassador of Filipinos On The Internet”, he is best known for his witty Filipino-themed and musical videos, both comedic and serious, on Youtube and Facebook. Sometimes there are good and bad publicity. Mikey shares his sentiments and he’s only human to feel the pain, frustrations and even hurts.
What is your most embarrassing moment so far?
Every day on my radio show with DJ Mo Twister and Sam Oh.
What was the toughest challenge you had to face?
Something personal I’d rather not talk about but if you watch my video “Draw My Life” on YouTube there are clues.
Do you think you have bashers? If yes, how do you deal with them?
Yes, but I don’t deal with them. If they’re commenting on my videos I ignore them, but if they’re commenting on my wall or IG, I block them if I catch them. I don’t mind being hated on. It’s their problem, not mine.
What was your most unforgettable moment/experience?
Every day a new dream comes true for me. Some are little, some are big. There are too many unforgettable moments to remember.
What was your biggest frustration?
Getting people to understand that I am a singer before anything else.
What was your biggest regret?
If you are not living as an artist, what is your other career?
I will always be an artist. Even if I would ever find myself for whatever reason stopping working in entertainment, I will still be doing what I love, and all the things I love to do revolve around artistic activities. Also, I sell ant farms worldwide. Check it out www.antscanada.com This is my science career. I love both the entertainment industry and science.
Your social media popularity as an artist doesn’t always last forever. Any alternative plans?
Well, I would rather keep those plans to myself for now, kasi my mom always told me “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” My general plan however is to simply live life, enjoy every moment, learn and grow from every challenge, and do my best in everything I do.
How do you develop your skills as an artist?
I continue working like a maniac and gaining experience. If only you knew. There is nothing else in my life but work. Every single moment for me is an preoccupation with how else I can entertain and/or help people smile a little and/or help people forget about life’s problems.
Five years from now, who is Mikey Bustos?
I hope someone still alive… I have lots of work to do pa.
Any parting words for your fans?
I love you, guys and have devoted my life to you na. I’m a married man, married to you!
He is also brand endorser in the Philippines for Samsung, Globe, Nescafe, Acer, Lazada, Gold’s Gym, Cebu Pacific Air, Standard Appliances, and others, as well as the face of the popular Mang Juan Chicharron/Shingaling/Korniks snacks for which Mikey appeared in a series of TV commercials. He has worked with international brands and corporations including Walt Disney Pictures, Al Gore, and the NBA through viral video collaboration via Mikey’s Youtube and Facebook videos.
Mikey, being such a nice guy, prepared a video that talks about more of his life.
He is currently based in Manila, Philippines where he works as a singer & performer, TV actor, event host, and morning radio host DJ on Magic 89.9 FM. He is an active Youtube Creator under Maker Studios, running the Youtube Channel.