Renz Baña who’s known on social media as ‘Baby Giant’ and ‘Jejemon Vines’ revealed that he was not originally part of the casting of ABS-CBN’s top-rated show ‘FPJ’s Batang Quiapo’.
In an interview with Bernadette Sembrana, Renz admitted that he was not originally chosen for the role of Owen.
Fortunately, he received a call from the production of Batang Quiapo, changing their plans for him.
“Napunta po sa ‘kin ‘yung opportunity po.” he said.
He also revealed that he was the breadwinner of their family and decided to go to Manila to find opportunities.
According to him, he started the idea of becoming a content creator after his cousin urged him to create videos.
“Sobrang hirap po talaga, kayod nang kayod po talaga. ‘Yun po ‘yung mahirap talaga ‘yung sabay-sabay po kaming nag-aaral, tapos ‘yung pinagkukunan po ng mga baon namin at saka pagkain namin sa araw-araw. Mahiyain pa ‘ko dati nun eh pero sabi (ng pinsan ko), gawa tayo, ‘wag kang mahiya, kaya mo ‘yan,” he narrated.
Baña decided to stop studying to focus on his vlogs which gave him huge income.
Aside from being a content creator, he’s now part of FPJ’s Batang Quiapo cast.
The content creator was planning to save money so he could build a house in Manila for his family.
“Isa po sa mga pangarap ko sa buhay ‘yung magkaroon ako ng bahay dito sa Maynila kukunin ko sila (pamilya) sa probinsya, lilipat ko sila rito …Gusto rin nila ng bagong buhay.” he said.
As of writing, Bana’s videos on social media already received millions of views.