MANILA – Creators Kaycee & Rachel and Ranz Kyle became the latest Filipino YouTube creators to receive the Gold Play Button Award in recognition of gaining one million subscribers on their YouTube channels. YouTube gave out the award today at a press event kicking off the Philippines’ third YouTube FanFest, co-presented by Globe Telecom and Milo in association with Philippine Airlines, Jollibee, and official partner Ayala Malls.
Sisters Kaycee and Rachel entertain kids from around the world on their KAYCEE & RACHEL in WONDERLAND YouTube channel, which features skits and kid-friendly challenges from eating spicy ramen to cracking eggs on their heads. Their videos also feature them unboxing and reviewing toys, and when they’re not playing, they’re busy singing along to their favorite songs on YouTube.
Ranz, a member of teen pop group “Chicser,” gained YouTube followers by showcasing his talent through skits, vlogs, dance covers, and tutorials on his channel since 2008. His most popular dance videos feature his sister Niana and include the Salt Bae dance and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” — his channel has over 167 million lifetime views. Ranz is also among the world’s fastest growing channels worldwide this year: he hit 1M subscribers earlier this year and is now quickly closing in on 1.5M subscribers.
Ranz and Kaycee & Rachel join other YouTube creators, Fliptop Battles and Kids Toys in the distinction of being Filipino Gold Button awardees. YouTube creators who hit 100,000 subscribers on their channels are awarded the Silver Play Button. Past awardees from the Philippines includeWil Dasovich, Daniel Marsh, Haley Dasovich, Janina Vela, Pamela Swing, Purple Heiress, Real Asian Beauty, Say Tioco, That’s Bella, and Zendee Tenerefe. On average, two Filipino channels have crossed the 100,000-subscriber mark every week this year.
“The YouTube Play Button Award is our way of recognizing YouTube channels and creators who have successfully formed a community of engaged and interested fans. Congratulations to Ranz and Kaycee & Rachel, who have shown that YouTube is a platform for Filipino creators to share their amazing talent with a global and passionate audience!” said Google Philippines Country Marketing Manager Gabby Roxas.
The awardees were chosen based on the channel’s number of subscribers. For more information about YouTube Creator Rewards, visit the YouTube Creator Hub.