Tuesday, October 5, 2010

About a BBBoy

No one wants to be seen as a poor judge of character so why didn't anyone in the fashion media bother to research? We are lucky to live in a time when Google has replaced the Dewey Decimal System yet when someone from the fashionable set (Marc Jacobs, are you there?) deems someone or something cool, no one checks.

The fashion pack is indeed a herd. Take the shearling aviator jacket this season--an 'investment buy' even if it makes you look like Quasimodo in an Elizabethan collar made of carpet remnants.

Enough ranting. Now for my story....

Before this fashion blogger from the Philippines was hosted by fashion brands and had a Marc Jacobs bag named after him, he had to position himself in cyberspace society and shop until his friends dropped him.

Like Bernie Madoff and Ken Starr, he used other people's money. Maybe he still does!!!

Like many of us, the Boy doesn't carry cash and always uses credit cards but the cards are not (quite) his. They could be yours, though.
He manages to use numerous credit cards under different names and has even blackmailed someone into paying for his first trip to Australian Fashion Week because the organizers weren't willing to fork over the cost for him to go down under.

He is a member of creditboards.com, a site for people with bad credit or those who want to acquire credit without collateral or a job. Or rich parents. He was active in one forum on "Getting a Sears credit card..." Last time I checked, there ain't no Lanvin at Sears. Maybe HnM.

Like Bernie Madoff and Ken Starr at the height of their popularity and wealth, he is sought after.

BBbbut things didn't start off that way...
He anonymously started a local Philippine gossip site called chikatime.com, got caught and had to close it down due to insistent public demand, insults and lawsuits that were hurled at him. Also "due to insistent public demand," Nokia pulled out of an advertising campaign. He was removed from the Philippine edition of Project Runway before its first season was ovah!

If that's not last season enough....

Unlike Bernie Madoff and Ken Starr, he is not smart enough to manipulate funds to finance multiple homes, yachts, art, jewels and dodgy investments. He merely spends on bags, shoes and incidental travel. Okay, small time. (If you steal, wouldn't you have to steal big 'because you're worth it?" How you gonna "sweat glitter?")

You would think he would want a lot more because of where he came from. I guess his Momma didn't teach him that you have to reach for the moon because if you miss it, at least you'll end up with stars.
(Mind you, I admire people who have no education and manage to go from rags to riches through hard work and not credit card scamming. After all, it is the success story of many immigrant familes)

He may have Globe Trotter luggage but a globe trotter and fashion connoisseur he is not.

His family is so far from rich that they not only live in the outskirts of Manila but in one of the poorest outskirts of the Philippine capital--think close to homeless, probably without a proper address. The Philippines is 80% poor and he falls into that category. And this is not 'a good look.'

The Boy is so poor that he lives in a shack made of aluminum siding (if it has not been washed away by recent floods) near the national maximum security prison.

His sister was so happy when she got an internship at a local radio station because they had a food allowance. Apparently, in their household, they have no money for food.

But they have LOTS of handbags. So how does he finance la vida nada?

Wait for my next post.

Baboosh!

21 comments:

khaz said...
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Anton said...

the things people do in the Philippines just to assuage their self esteem. Hirap kasi, people equate their self worth to the things that hang from their bodies. Nakakaawa actually...c

Calex said...

well, from the beginning and when BBoy became famous, I suspected this gay isn't rich at all. why? because why would someone go around and have a signage of I love BBoy placed into the hands of people? and note, these aren't famous people we are talking about. plus, the moves and the sense of etiquette and culture, he doesn't have that. please do tell how he pulled off such heist?!

Cherylle said...

Can hardly wait for your next post. I've always wondered how he financed his "jetset" lifestyle. Abangan indeed!

crystal_farmer said...

i know you don't shop at sears :D (of course) but i do ;) so i should tell you there is even no h&m at sears. they have levi's at least. :D

sungit28 said...

i knew it!!

goodgirl said...

talaga?!!!!!!! i never would have suspected it from the way he flaunts himself.
he lives in one of manila's poor district? there's nothing wrong with that if youre honest about it but pretending to be someone youre not is the biggest sin of all -- youre being dishonest to yourself!
grabe!!! i never would have suspected it talaga. TALAGA!

autumnheartsme said...

It's funny how the "internet/cyber TROLLS" of the person you're talking about always mentions how he lives in Ayala Alabang... yun pala sa may gilid ng Munti Prison nakatira! Ngek!

Maleficent said...

I've read BB's blog through the years. I wish I was a fashionista like him though my expertise is far from his---in the world of boring numbers. BUT you have to give it to him that he really knows how to LIVE. He has done so many things others can only hope for in a lifetime. I love his blog, they should keep on printing this in the local papers in the Philippines. Grabe, icon na siya....and Chikatime was really fun too. :)

rockmyworld3 said...

I knew where BB came from but I'm happy for him meeting all these famous people but I hope no scams!

Isn't it that another bag hag blogger is with him in Paris? Could it be she's also spending for BB there? Lagot!

goodgirl said...

in fairness, i saw in BBBboy's multiply blog his claim that he is dirt POOR and he recommends those who thinks he is rich and are asking him for money to wear classy clothes and whore themselves all over the world (because that - according to him - is what he's doing). Essentially, he gets free coitus and free greenbacks - the best of both worlds he said.

Papabear said...

The number of trips he takes must add up to tens of thousands of dollars in air fare alone. So am I to understand right that he is paying for all this travel and his lack of fashion sense on stolen credit cards? None of this adds up...there has to be more to the story...Hopefully, the next post is going to make everything crystal clear.

goodgirl said...

could you please post the next entry already??????? =P tnk u pow.

first name said...

alber elbaz's collection for HnM will soon be here kitty. my sister can't wait, although i might sneak a peek myself. i'm sure you wont be caught dead wearing it though, hah!

kirsty said...

i dont believe this.

the banks of credit card owners usually call them when there are unusual activities in their cards such as purchases of an indecently priced birkin (w/c BB owns), a thousand-dollar alexa mulberry bag (BB has one in yellow), and plane tickets to stockholm, new york, milan, paris (where BB was in the last month).

are we to believe he managed to get these all from thievery? such a very expensive jet-setting life doesn't go unnoticed (apparently so, since this blog is written. jealous much?). BB is indeed high-profile today and so anyone allegedly victimized by BB for credit card fraud, stealing, et al would be screaming for his head in the tri-media. as well as piquing the authorities' attention.

i read BB's blog. i dont know exactly about his finances or where he gets them. im pretty sure he gets some from ads in his blogs, the gigs he's apparently hired from and other means we shouldn't care to know.

nothing in this blog actually presents/supports concrete proof, argument, logic that BB is a thief.

and to the author:
if you stand by such claims then you wouldn't have trouble posting my reaction.

oh fudge said...

ang tagal ng follow up! naiinip na ako hahaha

Lasherations said...

Publish the next post fast!

Oriellini said...

What an Uglly beast!I deserve the Doleces and the LanvinS MORE THAN HIM/HER.Nice one BBbutt!

dontaskmetosmile said...

@kristy

Actually, only Philippine credit card companies call their cardholders when there are unusually expensive transactions on the card. And not even all of them do that. I've had my card fraudulently used to purchase tickets with Kenya Airlines and Turkish Airways (!), and the credit card company didn't call me to confirm either charges. I only saw the charges when I checked my online statement. So if, indeed, BB's stolen credit cards are issued by US banks, then he could very well use the cards a few times before anyone gets suspicious.

Anyway, on BB. I am not surprised. There was something about his rise to fame that was too meteoric, too fantastic. And when I knew he was hanging out with the son of the corrupt general, I knew something was up.

http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com

Pura said...

just read this.. great scoop. i knew it! how can he have afforded that birkin and suv.. haha..

but now i guess the the "lie to your teeth till you make it" worked for the boy. law of attraction success.. now, he can afford things at least...

we featured you also miss kitty at http://www.truevali.com/2011/02/chic-hits-fan.html

bian said...

i've only watched this BBBoy once on youtube while browsing some fashionweek videos i missed and was quick to judge he's fake, trying hard, social climber, name it.of course, it didnt infuriate me seeing a fellow pinoy on international social scene, but what disgusts me is the home-made videos of him pulling a paris hilton gesture while smoking a cigarette is so FAKE that i almost throw up. socialites, has it by nature but he just couldnt pull it off. there is nothing wrong with what he does(for living), but faking it and using other people's resources to live the life you dont have?failed!!!