Donnalyn Jereos Bartolome
July 9, 1994
Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
|Other names||Donna, Lyn|
|Occupation||Singer, songwriter, rapper, model, actress|
|Agent||Viva Artist Agency (2012–present)|
|Website||Donnalyn Bartolome on Facebook|
Early life and career
Donnalyn Jereos Bartolome was born in Yokosuka, Japan on July 9, 1994.
Bartolome started posting videos on YouTube when she was 13 years old after moving away from the Philippines. Originally the videos were intended for her friends only. But eventually she began to build a following. She posted everything from makeup tutorials to dance and song covers. She eventually moved to Facebook where her fame really began to grow.
At the age of 18, living in Japan with her family, she met David Hulbert, founder of iDOLTap Productions, who wanted to cast her in a film. Eventually they became friends and together they wrote an independent film titled Big Sister that was loosely based on Bartolome's real life experiences.
She shot to fame after the release of her single "Kakaibabe", a track on the Diary ng Panget soundtrack, and "LM4M", a song produced by Jon Bonus. She released the album Happy Break Up with lead single "Happy Break Up".
She was featured in Jireh Lim's "Magkabilang Mundo" music video along with the late Tado Jimenez, which eventually became the most viewed OPM music video on YouTube after "Gayuma". She was featured in Ryan Bang's video "Shopping", which also features Kristine Santamena, Jayson Gainza, Aiko Climaco and James Reid.
The Big Reveal (aka April Fools Joke)
On April 1, 2019, Donnalyn Bartolome shocked netizens when she revealed on her YouTube channel that she sired a baby boy in 2015. To protect her sexy wholesome image back then that Viva management had created for her following her breakthrough as an online sensation, her parents took custody of the baby which led to him growing up thinking Donnalyn is his older sister.
After the "big reveal" however, Bartolome ended the video disclosing that everything she said was a prank in time for April Fool's Day. Subsequently, some local pornographic sites also allegedly uploaded a "video sex scandal" that reportedly featured Donnalyn but this was already denied by the actress.
- 2014: Kakaibabe
- 2015: Happy Break Up
Music video appearances
- 2013: "MasaRAP!" (Schizophrenia)
- 2013: "Sugar Sugar" (Sugar High)
- 2013: "Trip Lang" (Shehyee ft. Sam Pinto)
- 2014: "Magkabilang Mundo" (Jireh Lim, also featuring Tado Jimenez)
- 2015: "Shopping" (Ryan Bang, also featuring Jayson Gainza, Aiko Climaco, Jef Gaitan, Yam Concepcion, Kristine Santamena, Mayumi Yokoyama, and James Reid)
- 2018: Cry No Fear (Kaycee)
- 2018: Jacqueline Comes Home (Marijoy Chiong)
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best New Female TV Personality||SpinNation||Nominated|
|ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Awards||Pop YouTube Sensation||Kakaibabe||Won|
- "David Hulbert". IMDb. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
- CHUA, NIMFA (7 June 2018). "Meg Imperial and Donnalyn Bartolome as the Chiong sisters in 'Jacqueline Comes Home' movie". cbn.com.
- Brantly, Emily (21 August 2018). "Celebrity Photographer Rodney Torres – The Rising Name In The Photography Scene in Manila". NEWS NOW.
- Nominees for ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice revealed
- ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice 2014 winners announced