Nowadays, it is common for celebrities to convert their vans into mobile homes. In that way, even if they get stuck in traffic jams or simply having long travels for their shows, they can still rest and relax in their customized vans. Not to mention all the stuff that they needed to bring with them every now and then.
Since they had to travel most of the time, the road already becomes celebrities’ second home. It is also one of the reasons why it is now a trend among them to get a spacious van and then having it customized by their favored car shop, Atoy Customs.
The founder of car customizer Atoy Customs, Atoy Llave is the one responsible for transforming the vehicles of Kris Aquino, Coco Martin, and Sylvia Sanchez.
Here are other Pinoy celebrities who also had their vans converted into mobile homes by Atoy Customs.
Former “Halik” actor Sam Milby owns this simple but super classy vehicle that will make you forget you’re in the middle of a traffic jam.
Atoy Llave said: “Kay Sam, simple. OC siya eh. Gusto niya maluwag pagpasok, feeling sala. Importante sa kanya’ yung sounds. Doon siya gumastos, top of the line.
“This van helped me get through some crazy work schedules,” the actor shared.
This Hyundai H350 4-door van belongs to “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” actress Yassi Pressman. She got this minibus last year and had it customized at Atoy’s custom car shop. It has a portable toilet, a table ideal for eating, and a sofa that magically turns into a bed.
The Journey frontman Arnel Pineda can take his concert on the road as well with his installed karaoke system. He also makes sure that his travels with his family will always be less hassle and relaxing, thanks to the well-cushioned sofa beds and seats. “Parang sala ‘yung likod, Yung mga upuan magkakaharapan,” Atoy said.
Jona (Jonalyn Viray)
Pinoy Pop Superstar first grand winner Jonalyn “Jona” Viray has a very reliable vehicle that she uses for her gigs, TV guestings, and concert. The 30-year-old singer now has 2 customized vans.
According to Atoy Llave, Jona was very hands-on with the interior set-up and details of her van’s layout, “Kay Jona, gusto niya mat footrest ‘yung nga seats.”
Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero
Celebrity couple Aubrey Miles and Troy Montero had their SUV upgraded for the preparation of the newest addition to their family last year.
Atoy Llave said that the couple requested a relaxing ergonomic design and “Captain’s chairs” or those seats that have two armrests on both sides. He added, “Gusto nila comfortable for travelling.”
The Kapamilya actress owned this spacious van with a cozy couch for her daily travel, she specifically requested pink and gray details to make her van more homey. Kim also has a mini theater placed inside this mobile home.
Filipino-Moroccan actress and model Ivana Alawi turned her van into a dream van with the help of Atoy Customs.
The founder of the said car shop described her van as, “Bongga look, sa loob may vanity mirror, and may footrest din siya.”
Donny Pangilinan, the young Kapamilya actor, and MYX VJ have his van customized at Atoy’s car shop. This mobile home that he called “VENOM’S NEW CAVE” has a large space at the back of the van, a built-in karaoke, and starry lights, same as Yassi’s customized van.
The young star has been eyeing Atoy’s van even before he got his first van. “Sabi ni Donny, one day pag nagkapera ako, magpapagawa ako.”