Jeyrick Sigmaton, more popularly known as the “Carrot Man,” rose to stardom after a random netizen posted his candid pic on social media in 2016. Surprisingly, he immediately received positive feedback from the vast majority of social media users back then.
Based on the comments of the netizens, the 21-year-old online sensation shares an obvious similarity to Kapamilya actor Hero Angeles. Moreover, some netizens also linked him to Vic Zhou of “Meteor Garden”, and Kim Taehyung (V) of BTS (Bangtan Boys).
Following his palpable success, the popularity of “Carrot Man” immediately transcended from social media into mainstream media. As a matter of fact, he had numerous appearances on the national television and got a deal to model for a local fashion brand.
According to him, the overall transformation he underwent really helped him prosper.
“Noong na-makeover ako, doon ko ho nakita na, ‘Wow, ganito pala. “Parang nagulat lang ako sa sarili ko, kasi noong nagbubuhat ako ng carrot, talagang walang ayos-ayos. Tapos noong inayusan ako, napa-wow talaga ako noon, tapos excited na ako sa mga next na gagawin ko… Hindi ko naman sa pinagyayabang, pero may kaguwapuhan din pala.”
However,Jeyrick Sigmaton drastically went back from his simple life in Baguio City after all that happened before.
“Pagkatapos ng mga guestings at endorsement, napadpad po kami ng UK, Korea, and then Thailand po. Wala naman ho akong pinagsisisihan, pero napapaisip ako minsan, ‘Ba’t ganito ‘yung nangyari?’ Madalas kong narinig na sinasabi ng iba, ‘Bakit hindi mo tinuloy ‘yung showbiz mo?’ Hindi ko tinuloy dahil walang humawak sa akin noon. Bumalik lang kami ng Baguio ulit.”
But, despite the unfortunate situation, there are some people who still believe in him. In fact, some of these people encouraged him to still pursue a career in the local entertainment scene.
As of now, he is currently on a self-development program to improve his confidence. Moreover, he already met Benjie Alipio, the talent manager of Kapamilya actor Ejay Falcon. For the next step in his dream, he is eyeing to be part of the next Pinoy Big Brother (PBB).
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