Bretman Rock

Who is Bretman Rock?

Bretman Rock is a Filipino internet star active on Instagram, YouTube and other social platforms. His full mane is Bretman Rock Sacayanan Laforga, and he was born on 31st July 1998 in the Philippines. He was named after Bret Hart, whose nickname is The Rock because Bretman's father was a massive fan of wrestling. His family moved to Hawaii when he was 7 years old. As a child, Bretman enjoyed participating in sports activities, such as volleyball, soccer and baseball.

Bretman's early career

Bretman began appearing on the internet while he was still in high school. He created his YouTube channel in 2012 for the purpose of filming mainly comedy content. He used to be active on Vine and other similar sites and made funny meme videos and sketches. Although he enjoyed filming comedy videos, most of them couldn't be found anymore because he deleted them after becoming famous, since they weren't of the highest quality.

In 2015, Bretman found a new passion of his, makeup. He moved on from making meme content and started to focus on makeup tutorials and beauty tips. With this decision, Bretman became of the most followed influencers overnight. One of his contouring videos became so viral that he gained over 2 million followers on Instagram within two days. It was such a vast increase that Instagram shot his account down but luckily put it back on because of the #bringbretmanback hashtag that flooded Twitter.

Bretman Rock's Instagram

Bretman is the most active on Instagram, where he has almost 20 million followers. At first, he thought his fame was just a phase and didn't plan his future as a beauty influencer. But soon, it turned out that he would become even more famous. People were mesmerized not by his makeup skills, at least not primarily. They were shocked by his looks, and with every picture he posted, his fame grew even more. Bretman is openly gay and believes that clothes have no gender, which he presents with his outfits. He became a sort of icon for the LGBTQ+ community. He isn't a typical activist in common sense, but he inspired and helped many people with his confidence. He isn't afraid to show his authentic self and continues to do so through his Instagram photos and YouTube videos.

Apart from Instagram, Bretman is a showman, and his YouTube channel is proof of it. He enjoys filming mukbang videos, often with one of his family members. His younger sister, Princess Mae, seemed to be as popular as Bretman himself and appeared in his most viewed videos. Bret invited her to participate in many challenges and mukbang videos with him and apparently, he made the right choice. Videos such as Sister Does My Makeup of Never Have I Ever: feat. Sister has over 10 million views.

His other videos mainly consist of comedy vlogs, which continue to be famous due to his over-the-top personality and elite humour. Although his sister appears in his videos regularly, Bretman rarely collaborated with other influencers. One of the lucky ones who welcomed him on their channels was James Charles or Nikita Dragun.

Reality shows with Bretman Rock

In 2021, Bretman got a chance to become famous also on television. MTV approached him with an opportunity to be a star of his own reality show. The show is called MTV Following: Bretman Rock, and it had six episodes in total. Each episode was focused on one aspect of Bret's life, and it was released on MTV's and Bretman's YouTube channels.

Right after the show ended, another one started. In this case, the show was called 30 days with Bretman Rock, a YouTube Original series which presents only the most influential people. This show had five episodes in total. Bretman's task was to survive a week in the jungle alone, without his belongings and everyday objects. Needless to say, people were thrilled to watch Bretman in the wilderness, and each episode had millions of views.

Personal life on Bretman

Though Bretman shares his personal life regularly on social media, he is very secretive, considering his crushes or dating history. Since his coming-out post on Twitter years ago, the internet has been trying to find out about his spouses or ex-lovers, but with no luck whatsoever. He once shared a photo on Instagram with his boyfriend but later announced that he is single and happy.

Achievements of Bretman Rock

Because of his personality, natural beauty and fame, Bertman has reached several achievements. For example, in 2016, he signed a management contract under ABS-CBN's Adobe Studios, which is a network owned by ABS-CNB Corporation, which is the Philippines' largest media conglomerate. He is so famous amongst the LGBTQ+ community that he made it to the cover of Gay Times by Pride Month in 2019. In 2020 Bretman launched his own makeup line as a result of collaboration with Wet'n'Wild cosmetics brand. In order to promote his collection, he appeared on a BuzzFeed tour. He got so far that in 2021 he became the first gay man to make it to Playboy magazine's cover.

Interesting facts about Bretman Rock

  • As of 2022, he is 24 years old.
  • His zodiac sign is Leo.
  • His height is 5'8'' or 176 cm.
  • His weight is 70 kilograms or 154 lbs.
  • His YouTube channel has over 8,9 million subscribers.
  • On his Instagram account, he has over 20 million followers.
  • In 2017, he was announced as one of the 30 Most Influential Teens.
  • Forbes Magazine involved him in the 30 under 30 Asia - Media, Marketing & Advertising list.
  • In 2019 he collaborated with the stylist Andrew Gelwicks and attended New York Fashion Week.
  • He had two cameo appearances in Bella Poarch's music videos.
  • In 2019 he won the People's Choice Awards in the Beauty Influencer category.
  • In 2021 he was named the Breakthrough Social Star by MTV Movie and TV Awards.