Bryanboy has really gone big. From his humble beginnings as a blogger in the Philippines four years ago, he’s traveled the world, met some very cool fashion icons and designers like Vogue’s Anna Wintour, Fashion Designer Mark Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld. He’s been sprinting from city-to-city to cover Fashion Week from Milan, Italy to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Huffington Post once did a write-up on how much Bryanboy was earning through his blogging and I believe it was in the upwards of a hundred grand (yes, US dollars).
Now, it’s time to put another jewel to his crown. He confirmed on Twitter that he will be joining the cast of America’s Next Top Model. The jewel to his crown didn’t come with all praises. He’s got his critics too.
BryanBoy’s new role marks the first time a blogger has scooped a big name TV gig, and while some in the industry have criticised the appointment (fashion blogger Mark St. James said Bryan doesn’t ‘possess the necessary knowledge, skills or abilities to sit on a panel of industry professionals and determine a young girls future’), the general consensus is that the move is a reflection of the changing industry.
What do you think? Is he right for the job?
I guess we shall see….