The Kumu x Parcinq runner-ups - Marie Alma Dela Cruz (@mamdc), Julinne May Hermosilla (@pretty.jules), Angelgrace America Benito (@americana), and Wilson Trinidad (@boyhumbletoo) - embody the spirit of resilience, creativity, and community that makes Kumu a thriving platform. Their stories serve as inspiration to aspiring content creators, showcasing the transformative power of determination, authenticity, and a supportive digital community. As they continue to make their mark and reach new heights, we celebrate their achievements and look forward to witnessing the continued success of these extraordinary individuals on their Kumu journeys.
Over the course of three years, Marie has not only become a successful streamer but also managed to support her mother's medical needs and pursue her dream of becoming a flight attendant. Her Kumu journey has been a transformative experience, paving the way for her to reach her dreams step by step, such as by joining the Kumu x Parcinq campaign. The community she has built on her own on the platform has become an essential part of her life, allowing her to express herself fully and believe in her own potential. Through live performances and collaborations with various creative minds, Marie has created unforgettable memories, including participating in the Billboard Campaign and now gracing the pages of Parcinq. Her dedication to her viewers and their enjoyment sets her apart; she always gives her best and makes sure their time and support are cherished.
Julinne, on the other hand, has been streaming since 2020; she witnessed how the support and camaraderie within the Kumu community transformed her life. Through her streams, Julinne found the means to support her family during challenging times. Julinne's most memorable stream was her second-anniversary celebration, where she proudly shared how Kumu changed her life. Remaining true to herself, Julinne's authenticity shines through in her streams, attracting viewers who appreciate her genuine nature. As she looks forward to more opportunities and success, Julinne cherishes the unwavering support of her viewers and expresses heartfelt gratitude for their prayers and love.
Through her streams, Angelgrace America Benito finds productivity and hones her communication skills, creating an avenue for personal and professional growth. With her entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to daily habits, Angelgrace has found success while always striving to entertain and bring happiness to her viewers. Angelgrace’s Kumu journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and hard work. Her dedication and talent have brought her the opportunity to be featured in her first magazine with the Kumu x PARCINQ campaign, a milestone that fills her with a sense of accomplishment.
Wilson Trinidad has a different story. At first, when he joined Kumu, it was a temporary pastime. Little did he know, it would turn into something more significant. Joining the Parcinq magazine campaign became a memorable milestone for him, as it was filled with excitement and anticipation. Building connections and friendships, Wilson found joy in streaming regularly while earning a little extra for his daily expenses. As a working professional and business owner, Wilson's streams are very special, as he shares a genuine bond with his viewers. With his friendly demeanor and unwavering dedication, Wilson looks forward to continuing his Kumu journey, embracing the surprises it holds.
Photography by Rxandy Capinpin
Art Direction by Joe Andy
Words by Mark Baccay
Fashion film by Pogs Francisco
Makeup by Nadynne Esguerra and Lars Cabanacan
Hair by Mycke Arcano
Assisted by Jam Jacobe
Styling by Edrick Paz and Ryebread
Interns: Airabelle Mae Damalla, Manuela Joyce Tarrayo, Jessa Mae Jackson and Alexis Ampoan
Produced in partnership with Kumu