Filipino-Canadian internet sensation Mikey Bustos has become some sort of an icon with his funny song parodies while promoting Philippine culture to the world.
Bustos says he initially wanted to be a famous singer, like Arnel Pineda and Charice Pempengco, who were both discovered on YouTube, but his luck turned out differently.
“I actually wanted to start YouTube because I wanted to promote myself as a singer, that’s why I joined,” Bustos shared. “I had came off from Canadian Idol several years before that, so I said, hey why not promote myself on Youtube, so that’s when I started the channel. But then, I decided one day just for fun to upload a comedy skit and that went viral and that took a life of its own and determined my career after that.”
Bustos danced, sang ballads and delivered his own style of comedy, much to the delight of his millenial fans who grew up watching his videos online.
These young kababayans were so happy to see him up close and personal.
Bustos has performed in Edmonton, Calgary, and Saskatoon and will be performing in Winnipeg on February 24 and in Vancouver on February 25.