While the star certainly sounds confident, it seems like his mother is also helping to keep his feet on the ground. “I don’t think she even knows anything about Bretman Rock,” he said. “My mom thinks the show is only going to air in the Philippines … My mom still has no idea what I’m doing. She has the basic knowledge about it – she knows I make videos, she knows these people, watch it but I don’t think she knows how extreme it is. “
Extreme is not an exaggeration. With millions of eyes fixed on Bretman’s every digital step – and the drama and scandal-ridden YouTube beauty world – the 22-year-old is considering adding to his résumé.
“I feel like I’m never finished and I feel like I keep finding new interests in things and right now I really just want to venture into my talents,” he said. “I don’t mean to say that I want to turn my back on the beauty community, but at the same time I don’t think I belong to that community because it’s so toxic right now and it’s not the same values as it was a few ago Years ago. It used to be all about makeup, our love of beauty, our love of vanity and now it’s our love of fame and our love of drama and our love of mutual hatred. It was never about that. “
Instead, he has some other pursuits in mind, including fashion, acting, hosting, and comedy. As he said, he “really wants to train me to be the best entertainer I could be”.
“I really think I have what it takes to be the best entertainer of my time,” explained Bretman.
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