Eian Rances is one of the top Kumu streamers in the country.
He has established a solid fan base called EKIS (Eian Kumu International Squad) made up of Pinoys all over the world.
Now that he has taken part in Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10 celebrity edition, Eian has gained even more fans outside the streaming platform.
Get to know more about Kumu streamer and actor Eian Rances.
Eian is the younger brother of actress Jenny Miller. Their family hails from Lucena, Quezon, where they have a glass and aluminum trading business.
Eian's popularity grew when he became active on the popular streaming app Kumu. He is also a Star Magic actor and a model.
As an actor, Eian starred in short indie films and played minor roles in other films and TV teleseryes.
Eian's very first acting stint was a gay role in the three-minute short film Lipstick. It told the story of a gay make-up artist, portrayed by Eian, who was doing the make-up of his beloved mother, who turned out to be a corpse at the end. The movie was touching and earned critical acclaim.
"Una, mahirap, gay role kasi. Kaya sabi ko, 'Naku baka ma-typecast ako nito...' Pero dahil na rin sa tulong ng workshops…
"Nakagawa na rin ako ng gay roles sa mga workshops, kaya sabi ko, 'Sige ilalaban ko ito…' Malapit naman ang puso ko sa LGBT community, gagawin ko ito nang maayos para sa kanila," Eian shared.
He also talked about his inspiration for the role.
"Na-inspire ako doon sa Die Beautiful... nila Paolo [Ballesteros], and doon sa best supporting actor na si Christian [Bables]... doon ako na-inspire, noong pinanood ko yung movie... 'Ah, eto yung tama.'"
Eian later starred in other LGBTQ-themed films. In the short film To Love And Not Be Loved, he portrayed the ward of a gay old man who is secretly in love with him, and lets him go so he can pursue his dreams.
In 2021, Eian starred in the BL short film Pa-Mine Pare. He played the role of Anton, who has a best friend and business partner who has feelings for him.
In October 2021, Eian was announced as an official housemate of PBB Kumunity Season 10 Celebrity Edition. He was dubbed as the "Striving Streamer ng Quezon."
Inside Bahay ni Kuya, Eian got involved in some controversies, including one that involved fellow housemate Brenda Mage.
It started when Brenda asked Eian, “Paano ‘pag nag-inuman tayo ‘tapos pag gising mo, hawak ko na, lasing ka?”
To which Eian replied, “Huwag naman ganun.”
Brenda insisted on the topic, asking Eian repeatedly, "Tuloy o tigil?"
Eian got serious and said, “Huwag kang ganun, masama yun kasi… hindi lang sa akin, huwag mong gagawin yun.”
Upon Brenda's insistence, Eian finally said, “Tigil. Tigil. Magkakaupakan tayo. Ha-ha!”
The incident went viral, with Brenda earning the ire of netizens.
ISSUE WITH ALEXA ILACAD
Eian and fellow housemate Alexa Ilacad unwittingly established a love team inside the house, sparking the start of their fan club, AlEian nation. The two were very close and sweet until things took a sour turn.
It started when Eian suddenly felt uneasy about Alexa's attention towards him, and he started avoiding her.
In conversations with their co-housemates, Eian admitted that he did not like Alexa's behavior.
“Gusto ko ako yung naghahanap sa kanya, gusto ko ako yung naghahabol,” he said.
“Crush ko siya, pero yun pa lang muna. Getting to know, gusto ko i-nourish yung pagka-crush na yun, pero yung humor ko at humor niya, hindi ano...
“Ako yung aggressive, parang ganon,” he further added.
Their fellow housemates advised Eian to talk to Alexa.
Eian and Alexa's conversation took place in the December 6, 2021 episode of PBB, where Eian finally told Alexa how he felt.
“Hindi ko na alam kung ano yung totoo. Hindi ko alam bakit nararamdaman ko ito sa iyo. Hindi ko alam kung kailan ka totoo, hindi ko alam kung kailan yung hindi ka totoo.” To which Alexa asked if he thinks she's just creating a love team.
Eian admitted, “Siguro, hindi ko rin alam.”
Flabbergasted, Alexa exclaimed, “Omigod! So, do you think ginagamit lang kita? Para magka-love team or something?”
Eian replied, “Wala naman akong sinabing ganung word. Wala akong word na sinabing ganoon. Sorry kung sinabi ko sa iyo yung nararamdaman ko.”
After their confrontation, the two became closer again. They were even sweeter towards each other, much to the delight of their AlEian followers.
However, the end of PBB celebrity edition also seemed to signal the end of the AlEian love team. Eian and Alexa soon parted ways, and Alexa has established a new love team with another housemate, KD Estrada.
So, how's AlEian?
"We're okay now dito sa labas. May communication din naman," Eian clarified.