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  • Writer's pictureParcinq Magazine

The Inspiring Journeys of Kumu Streamers, John Bryan Carnaje, Angelica Maranan, and Mark Joseph Cruz

The Kumu x Parcinq runner-ups: John Bryan Carnaje (@jbcarnaje), Angelica Maranan (angel_shines), and Mark Joseph Cruz (marcjosephcruz26), have captivated audiences with their remarkable talent, unwavering dedication, and vibrant personalities. Their journeys inspire aspiring content creators, showcasing the transformative power of unwavering determination, embracing authenticity, and fostering a supportive digital community.

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves led down unexpected paths. For John Bryan Carnaje, his journey began as a streamer on a different platform until, by chance, he stumbled upon Kumu. Little did he realize that this chance would bring him a whole new family and new opportunities. As John reflects on his Kumu journey thus far, he can't help but describe it as serendipitous.

Being a part of the Kumu x Parcinq campaign is a true blessing for John, as it pushed him to surpass his own self-doubts and inspire others. With a sincere passion for music, Kumu has become his avenue to share his gift and connect with fellow artists and fans. But beyond the screen and the online realm, John Bryan cherishes the real-life friendships that have blossomed from his Kumu journey. His authenticity shines through, making him stand out from the crowd. With hope and faith in the future, John Bryan prays that Kumu will open doors for him to expand his reach and achieve his goals, confident that the platform will continue to present new opportunities.

For Angelica, Kumu is not merely an app; it is a platform that offers talented individuals endless possibilities and avenues for growth. That’s why being part of the top ranks in the Kumu x Parcinq campaign is a dream come true for Angelica. The chance to see herself in magazines and billboards was once unimaginable but has now become a beautiful reality. Kumu has witnessed an incredible outpouring of love and support for Angelica Maranan. The community has embraced her wholeheartedly, showering her with love and inspiration even though she only started her Kumu journey not so long ago.

Through her streams, rehearsals, and recordings, Angelica captivates her audience and creates an engaging experience for her viewers. Her authenticity and dedication to bringing her true self across the screen set her apart. Looking ahead, Angelica strives to become a better content creator and person, knowing that Kumu has the power to propel talented individuals toward success. Angelica aims to create safe spaces where everyone can freely share their talents, thoughts, and dreams, fostering positivity and love.

For Mark Joseph Cruz, Kumu has become a lifestyle. Being part of the Kumu x Parcinq campaign is an unforgettable experience that Mark Joseph treasures, as it showed him the unwavering support of friends near and far throughout his journey.

Known for his lively hosting skills and ability to connect with viewers, Mark Joseph creates a mini-program during his streams, incorporating prayers, entertainment, and engaging interactions. As a Kumu content creator, he aspires to establish a foundation for his chosen charity. Mark Joseph continues to entertain and inspire his viewers with his competitive spirit, relatability, and leadership qualities. His message to fellow dreamers is simple: keep moving forward, give it your all, and seize every opportunity as if it were your last.

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



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