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  • Writer's pictureHans Ethan Carbonilla

Kumu x Parcinq Cover Star Olga Buenaventura Masters the Art of Balancing Ambition with Self-Care

Reflecting on the journey thus far in 2024, Olga Buenaventura (@olgaofficial) acknowledges the mix of happiness, challenges, and opportunities that have shaped her path. As someone who is steadfast in her pursuit of growth and personal development, the Kumu x Parcinq campaign cover star recognizes that the journey is not always smooth sailing. 

Her ability to find silver linings amid challenges underscores her optimistic outlook and unwavering resolve to conquer whatever comes her way. Attempting to be featured on the magazine cover a couple of times, she stresses that she always gives more than a hundred percent effort in each of her livestreams as she approaches the campaign “with the intention of winning, while remaining grateful for the support.”

Following her recent features in Parcinq, Olga notices a surge in engagement and recognition. The outpouring of support from new acquaintances testifies to her growing influence and the resonance of her message as a content creator.

“This experience feels truly special to me,” she expresses. “As everyone involved has gone above and beyond to make me feel like a star, I'm incredibly grateful for their attention and effort, and I cherish this opportunity.”

The genuine warmth she encountered along the way made the experience truly remarkable. Feeling like a star, she gives a nod to the efforts of everyone involved, recognizing their role in making her feel special in more ways than one. 

Being the new face of Kumu, attending gala nights, appearing on television shows, and pursuing various side hustles, Olga has been incredibly busy with projects. However, she aims not to be overwhelmed and not to compromise the quality of her work as she only commits to tasks that she can fulfill, dedicating her time and effort to avoid falling into the pitfalls of burnout.

“By properly planning, managing my time, and maintaining a positive attitude towards these goals, I find enjoyment in what I do,” she remarks.

By setting boundaries and being selective about the projects she takes on, Olga demonstrates a commitment to preserving her mental and physical well-being, balancing ambition with self-care. She understands that saying no to certain opportunities is not a sign of weakness but rather a strategic decision to safeguard her peace, energy, and creativity. 

Rather than spreading herself thin, the streamer chooses to focus on endeavors that align with her passions and values, ensuring that each endeavor receives the attention and dedication it deserves.  

As her birthday coincides with the summer season, Olga’s celebration holds special significance this year. Not only does she commemorate the passing of another year and the addition of another candle to her cake, but she also marks the fourth anniversary of her journey as a Kumu streamer.

“For me, my birthday isn't just about receiving gifts,” she reflects. “It's about giving back to the Kumunity, showcasing my gratitude for another year of endless opportunities and treasured friendships.”

It’s only fitting, considering that her 2024 has been a year brimming with “happiness, challenges, and endless opportunities.”

As she looks back, “I’ve achieved milestones I never thought possible and overcome struggles that truly tested me. Despite the challenges, I always strive to focus on the brighter side of things.”

Despite these experiences, Olga remains grounded and humble. She doesn’t perceive herself as famous in any regard. For her, there’s no division between her supporters and herself. Instead, she sees them as friends, even as part of her extended family.

Looking ahead, Olga declares that things will only get better from now on. For the remaining months, she vows to challenge herself to venture out of her comfort zone, embracing new experiences, and creating lasting memories. This summer, she’s committed to cultivating a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.


Photography by Rxandy Capinpin

Art Direction by Joe Andy

Words and Interview by Hans Ethan Carbonilla

Styling and Set Design by Dave Arden

Makeup by Nadynne Esguerra and Jhai Castillo

Hair by Vilma Legaspi

Fashion Film by Ian Francisco and Adrian Alegre

Produced in partnership with Kumu



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