After GMA stint, Carrot Man wants to enter Pinoy Big Brother house

Carrot Man reveals why he wants to become a Pinoy Big Brother housemate.


Jeyrick Sigmaton, a.k.a. Carrot Man, recalls his Internet fame and reveals plans of reviving his showbiz career.

In 2016, Carrot Man was spotted by tourists while working in the fields of Bauko Mountain in the Mountain Province.

In an interview with ABS-CBN's PIPOL, Jeyrick recounts the events that led to his fame in social media.

“May mga dalaga, tapos nandoon kami sa baba, nag-harvest po ng carrot. Pag-akyat naming, dala-dala yung carrot, kinukunan po ako ng picture. Doon ako nagulat noong pumunta si mayor, iyon ho ang sinabi, na sikat nga daw ako, pinag-uusapan sa Internet. Hindi naman kasi uso sa amin yung Facebook noon. Magtrabaho ka na lang para may pera ka, ganon ho.

"Pag dumadaan ako sa mga kalsada may nasasalubong akong mga tao, 'Uy, si Carrot Man!'”

He appeared in various GMA-7 shows such as Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Bubble Gang, Unang Hirit, Sunday PinaSaya, and Wowowin.

This Igorot Internet sensation adapted a new look shortly, trading in his long locks for a modern undercut and doning on stylish outfits to replace his then baggy pants and hoodies. It was here that Jeyrick finally understood why Pinoy women were travelling all the way to Barlig, Mountain Province just to take selfies with him.

“Noong na-makeover ako noon, doon ko ho nakita na, 'Ay wow, ganito pala.'

"Parang nagulat lang ako sa sarili ko kasi noong nagbubuhat ako ng carrot noon, talagang walang ayos-ayos. Tapos noong inayusan ako, napa-wow talaga ako noon. Hindi ko naman sa pinagyayabang, pero may kagwapuhan din pala.”




After doing some travelling for endorsement deals and guestings, Jeyrick’s career began to slow down.

“Pagkatapos ng mga guestings saka endorsement, napadpad po kami ng U.K., Korea, and then Thailand po. Kaya wala pong humawak sa akin na talent manager. Kaya hindi ko tinuloy yung showbiz ko noon. Wala naman ho akong pinagsisisihan, pero napapaisip ako minsan, 'Ba’t ganito yung nangyari?' Bumalik kami ng Baguio ulit.”

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Jeyrick’s passion was rekindled after two years when admirers and family members encouraged him to pursue stardom again.

“Two years ang nakaraan tapos may nag-encourage sa akin na, 'Bakit hindi mo ituloy? Pumunta ka doon at ituloy mo.'

"Tapos yung mga pinsan ko, pinagtutulakan nila ako, “Go, i-push mo ‘yan, kasi sumikat ka na, sayang naman. Mag-workshop ka na lang doon.”

What’s next for Jeyrick? He has set some definite goals for his career, with a particular interest for a spot in the next batch of Pinoy Big Brother housemates.

“Inaasahan ko pong makapasok sa Bahay ni Kuya kasi ang daming nangangarap na pumasok doon. Lucky ako pag nakapasok ako doon. Kakayanin ko ‘to dahil sa sarili ko din at sa pamilya ko at sa mga taong sumusuporta sa akin. Pinakamahirap po yung mahiwalay ka sa pamilya, makapag-adjust na kahit nag-iisa ka, mabuhay na mag-isa ka, ganun po.”

Jeyrick reveals what he wants to achieve if he gets the chance to enter the PBB house.

"Nag-pu-pursige po akong mag-workshop para mapaghandaan yung pagpasok sa Bahay ni Kuya, kung makukuha po."

Why does he want to join ABS-CBN's reality show?

"Sabi nila, 'pag daw iyong nakapasok doon at nanalo, o basta nakapasok doon, isa nang artista, or something like that po. Ba't ko kaya hindi i-try para malaman ko rin?

"Gusto kong mag-artista para makapagpatayo ng bahay, sariling bahay."




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