Princess Vanessa “Baninay” Bautista is a Former PBB housemate-turned-Youtuber who was dubbed then as the Bibang Bentang-guena ng Batangas. She was born on January 2, 1996 as the youngest and the only daughter in their family.
The 23-year-old former housemate was introduced as a regular housemate on Big Brother in October 2016. She is an accounting management student at Batangas State University, who caught the attention of the viewers because of her cheerful and colorful personality.
But behind the joy and life she brought inside the house, she also touched many people with her life story. Baninay’s mother passed away when she was only 9 years old, because of that, she grew up to her stepmother and her eldest brothers. They also struggled financially and to help support her family, she worked in several sideline jobs including working in a fast-food chain while pursuing her studies.
Before she auditioned for the “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7” Adult edition, another unfortunate event happened as Baninay’s father passed away on February 2016.
Inside the PBB house, Baninay is known for her strong Batangas accent and sometimes her funny childish personality. Together with Wil Dasovich, Baninay was fake evicted on Week 36 to do the challenge for the 3rd Lucky House slot. Unfortunately, no one voted for her and had left the house after that. She was given another chance to participate in the 4th Lucky Spot Competition but failed again and got evicted on the date of her birthday, January 3, 2017.
After going back to the outside world, Baninay tried her luck in creating her own YouTube channel and started filming her own vlogs, which paved her way to become a successful online personality. Baninay’s channel earned her 100K subscribers in just two months – one of the fastest-growing channels in the Philippines. She now has over 1.4 million subscribers.
In a recent video shared by ABS-CBN’s Rated K titled “Korina meets Trending YouTubers,” Baninay shared that she was able to purchase a condominium unit, bought some lots in her hometown in Batangas, and brand new cars, all because of her trending vlogs.