Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — There has been a surfeit of LGBTQ-related stories in local media recently, though most of it hasn’t been good news. U.K. magazine Gay Times provides a breath of fresh air with their recently announced cover story. Hawaii-based Filipino beauty vlogger Bretman Rock graces the cover of their latest issue, “Summer of Pride.”
In an Instagram post, Bretman expressed his gratitude and dropped a few timely words of advice, saying, “I will always continue to use my platform to remind y’all that once you truly love yourself, you are unstoppable.”
Bretman shot to fame for his makeup and beauty vlogs, which he injects with his signature blend of humor, sass, and sincerity. With over 5 million subscribers on YouTube, Bretman has collaborated with beauty brands like Morphe and ColourPop.
As Gay Times Magazine describes him, “In an age of algorithms, fake followers and more influencer drama than you can wave an endorsed beauty wand at, Bretman Rock brings refreshing authenticity to the realms of social media.”
Gay Times’ Pride 2019 issue has a double cover, featuring Bretman Rock and LGBTQ+ activist and “Pose” actor Billy Porter.