It’s no secret that Zeinab Harake has made progress during the previous 12 months. She not only attracted 13 million followers to her YouTube channel, but she also went to the sexiest parties in Manila and visited the most spectacular places, leading a life that any 24-year-old could only imagine.
It turns out, though, that the vlogger’s life isn’t quite as flawless as her Instagram feed. In 2022, she really had to cope with a few difficult controversies.
In her latest vlog, Zeinab admits that the constant bashing from strangers online became so *toxic* that she once thought of deleting her YouTube channel once and for all. “Meron akong moment na gusto kong i-delete yung channel ko. Sabi ko, ayaw ko ng media. Sobrang toxic na nito,” she shares. “Hindi ko na alam paano i-explain nang paulit-ulit ‘yung sarili ko.”
However, it was her avid fans (a.k.a. the Zebbies) and their continued support that gave Zeinab the strength to push through. “Sa mga Zebbies ko, simula noong 2019 hanggang sa nag-stay kayo noong 2022, maraming-maraming salamat. Hindi niyo alam kung paano ko kayo tinignan nung mga times na gusto kong sumuko.”
She continued, “Kung hindi dahil sa inyo, this 2023 wala na kayong videos na mapapanood, kung hindi niyo [ipina-realize] sa akin na ‘ganyan ka tignan ng mga tao, okay lang, nandito kami para sayo.’”
We’re hoping that this year will be even better, Zeinab!