Read on for fun facts about our favorite YouTuber Bretman Rock!
What Is Bretman Rock’s Real Name?
The beauty industry is one of the most popular categories of content creation on social media. There is a place for it on almost every platform. Be it Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, or something else. All makeup artists and beauty experts want to make a name for themselves on social media. After all, who doesn’t want their talent, effort, hard work, and skill to be validated and appreciated? But the reality is that not many people can achieve that fame, prestige, and financial benefit that comes with getting recognized on social media. Those who have been blessed with the good fortune of gaining a fan base or a following on one social media platform usually can transfer that following to all of their social media accounts.
One such influencer is Bretman Rock. We have all heard about this talented makeup artist and even watched some of his entertaining and eye-catching videos but what do you know about the beauty guru behind the camera? One of the most interesting facts about this up and coming YouTube star is that Bretman Rock is his actual name. Although it seems that this is just the name of his on-screen persona it is his real name. The full form of the YouTube sensation’s name is Bretman Rock Sacayanan. His father was a big fan of wrestling and enjoyed the sport of much that he named his son in relation to the sport as well! Bretman Rock was named after two world-famous wrestlers i.e. Bret Hart and The Rock, also known as Dwayne Johnson.
What is Bretman Rock’s Nationality And Where Does He Reside?
Bretman Rock was born on the 31st of July in 1998, making him 22 years of age at the moment. His zodiac sign is Leo which is represented by the Lion, the king of the jungle. His zodiac sign is an accurate representation of him as Leos are not afraid to be in the spotlight. With Bretman’s attitude and confident demeanor, we can surely say that he lives up to his zodiac sign for sure. He was born in the Philippines and stayed there till he was 7 years old.
Around the age of 8, Bretman along with his family moved to Hawaii in the United States of America. His father was Edmund Laforge who is responsible for Bretman’s unique name, and his mother is Mercedita. Bretman also has a younger sibling. His little sister who is not so little anymore considering she also has her own daughter goes by the name of Princess Mae. It is unclear what her real name is but on social media everyone refers to her as Princess Mae. Her daughter is called Cleo and the two of them often appear in Bretman’s videos and vlogs along with his mother. Cleo’s father is not known and fans often attempt to predict or guess who the father of this adorable little girl is. Princess Mae, in fact, has her own fan base although, smaller than her brother’s following, she too is a social media influencer. Her account on Instagram has over 2 and a half million followers. Rock’s family was a big support in his career and he truly values family life a lot.
He currently still resides in Hawaii but he has a desire to move to California to pursue an education in Fashion and Textile.
How Did He Become A Beauty Influencer?
Bretman was exposed to the world of beauty and glam from a young age. His parents separated and he lived with two confident females i.e. his mother and his sister. He was not a stranger to makeup, nails, hairstyles, and all things glamorous. His earliest known inspiration was YouTube star, Talia Joy. Talia was a makeup artist with wonderful skills and a charming personality. Bretman was instantly drawn to the world of makeup through her YouTube videos. Unfortunately, the beautiful Talia was struggling with cancer, and alas lost her battle in 2016 when she passed away. But as his first inspiration and the person who is responsible for introducing him to the field that led to his success in his adult life, she has a special place in Bretman’s heart.
His first video that went viral was a contouring makeup tutorial video on YouTube in 2016. This video gained millions of views and was the one that got him the popularity that he has today. Bretman is not just known for his flawless makeup and beauty videos; this young celeb even has a clothing line to his name. Innovative, creative, and very much talented Bretman Rock is an entrepreneur that almost all of us wish to be. And with so many people watching and envying, Bretman has had to face a lot of hate as well. But hate was actually what motivated him in the first place. People commented on his videos saying that it was not normal for a boy to wear makeup and criticized him for doing so. All influencers and people in the media receive hate. After all, you can’t make everyone like you. But what truly matters is how you receive this hate. Bretman was brave, bold, and took negative comments as motivation for him to keep on making content and doing what he does best.
How Did He Become A Famous Social Media Personality?
Something interesting to know about Bretman is that he did not actually start as a beauty guru. The very first time that he was recognized on social media was not on YouTube or Instagram rather it was the old app of Vine. Vine was an app that allowed people to upload short videos. Although it is no longer available to download and use, many people still remember its content and appreciate it.
So, Bretman was not initially a beauty guru rather he was a comedian as Vine was mostly used as a comedic platform. This is probably what differentiates Bretman from his other fellow makeup artists and influencers in the beauty community. His channel is primarily about makeup and beauty but Bretman adds a flavor to it that many others lack. His personality is alluring and entertaining. He is full of energy and shows attitude and confidence in his videos. He not only teaches people how to do their makeup excellently but also makes them laugh. This is what makes Bretman Rock stand out. Bretman does not just make videos that teach people, he makes people feel good about them.
What Famous Brands Have Sponsored Him?
Rock has a little over 15 million followers on Instagram and almost 8 million subscribers on YouTube! With such a large and global fan base Bretman has tons of opportunities to earn through sponsorships. Companies, brands, and organizations reach out to him for the promotion of their products. Fans want what their role models have. So seeing a celebrity using a particular kind of deodorant or chew a specific gum makes fans want to buy and use those same products. So, using social media influencers for promotions is a great business tactic that many companies employ. But the larger your following is the bigger the brands are that approach you asking for sponsorship. Some of the big names that have sponsored Bretman’s videos include Morphe, Colourpop, and Wet n Wild.
Other Facts About Bretman Rock
Bretman Rock is Asian but he also has Portuguese ancestry. This influential YouTuber has a net worth of around 1.5 million dollars which is not something a ton of 22-year-old entrepreneurs can say for themselves. Bretman is an openly queer influencer and is a role model for many members of the LGBTQ+ community. He was in a relationship with his boyfriend for around two years until recently when they broke up in 2019. He has represented the LGBT community and spoke up about his experience with homophobia and bullying. He was on the cover of Gay Times in the Pride Month edition of the magazine.
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Bretman Rock is fabulous and hilarious at the same time which is what makes him so likable. He appeals to a wide range of people as the comedy aspect of his videos draws everyone in, not just makeup fanatics. He has grabbed our attention and is not about to let it go any time soon. We can’t wait to see what he is up to next.