BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Obscure men and women become instant celebrities with just one snapshot posted on the Internet. That’s what happened with Chris Kohrs, the ‘hot cop of Castro’ after an admirer snapped a picture of him while patrolling the gay Castro Street in San Francsico. The post went viral, and the rest is history.
Now, an unassuming man from a farming family in Sagada, Mountain Province — north of Baguio City — is the new darling of the Internet.
The vegetable farmer was photographed carrying a load of carrots by a Facebook user, Edwina Bandong. Netizens around the world went crazy. Many have said he was a lookalike of very prominent Korean actors like Jan Geun-Suk.
His name is Jeyrick Sigmaton, and he is living proof that it doesn’t take multiple postings of your selfie photos for you to become famous. You just need to be at the right place and right time, and be around someone with a good eye for beauty, and of course, a camera. Or smart phone.