“I want to be a star, quick!”, Yes, Sure.
The emergence of internet, especially the video uploading site, particularly YouTube, as well as the reality shows have swamp the Entertainment industry with disposable instant superstars which only last for 1 year or months of stardom wherein every year there is a brand new star and celebrity produced by the reality shows replacing the glittering stardom of the former winners, however some former winners are able to survive the competition and tightly cleaved on their distinct star quality which can never be eclipsed by any new comer emerging from where one also come forth.
In the Philippines, there is a star that was produced by a reality show in the Philippines wherein his star quality remain shining despite of all his successors in the reality show he come forth, that is Mr. Sam Milby. Sam Milby is the top and now very famous star and celebrity that come out from a reality show – Pinoy Big Brother-, according to the survey done among who is the most reality show produced stars that is continually making success in the Philippine Entertainment industry.
In the other hand, in terms of internet stardom, the only Filipino that emerges as a bigger and even international star resulting from her YouTube videos is of course – Ms. Charice Pempengco. The video uploading site has given her almost fainting star status in the defunct local talent search in the Philippines, a bigger and wider boost.
To summarize, though there are many channels and free platforms today in order to be famous and fabulous, the only thing that remains a star shining is his or her own distinct talent, wherein the new channels and platforms have just given their respective talents to be noticed in a larger and real scale without a lot of scripting and tailoring done in a commercialized talent show.