Who Is VJ KAYE? 7 Things To Know About The New MYX Squad Member!
Karen Jane Ng
Disbelief and excitement both showed on her face as I entered the dressing room for a quick chat. Although she just came from a long day of interviews and shoots, that didn’t stop VJ Kaye from talking to me about finally having her dream job.
Looking around the space once occupied by her idols, one of the newest MYX squad members said in satisfaction, “Dati pinapangarap ko lang siya tapos, to be here, nakakatulala. Kasi parang ‘Oh my gosh, nandito pala ko. Minimakeup-an ako for the shoot.'”
Synteche Anne Reyes was still in high school and below the MYX VJ Search’s age requirement when she realized that this is her heart's desire. That’s why turning 18 last year was a big deal for her since she could finally audition.
“Number 200 plus ako non tapos last day. Na-imagine ko po gaano kapagod na yung mga tao, ang tagal-tagal na po kasi. Inabot na ko ng gabi,” recalled Kaye who traveled all the way from Cavite to Quezon City. “Kabang-kaba po talaga ko. Gusto kong mahimatay sa sobrang kaba. Gusto ko pa nga pong umuwi noon sabi ko, ‘Ma, uwi na lang kaya tayo kasi parang ‘di ko kaya’.”
Kaye was anything but confident over her audition. But as it turned out, the girl got what she wants.
Eto yung mga sandaling hinde mo mababayaran. My garbear,you are indeed a true friend 💛 imagine we were in this competition,we both want the job. na dapat we were competing with each other but no. nung nanalo ako i saw it in your eyes kung gano ka genuine yung saya mo for me. I love you,I won a great friend in this journey 💛 blessed!!! @iamsoplobnrg
Juggling school and work is easier said than done but “prioritizing things is key”. She aims to be more responsible in managing her time as a Communication student at Adamson University by day and MYX VJ Kaye on the side.
Here are 7 interesting things you should know about the MYX VJ!
1. VJ Nikki Gil inspired her to be part of the MYX fam
Growing up watching VJ Nikki on the No. 1 music channel in the Philippines brought her to this path. “Kasi alam niyong pinalaki [siya] nang maayos ng magulang – may mga values and at the same time kaya niyang gawin yung job niya professionally. Parang fun siya to be with and nakaka-inspire siya. Tignan niyo naman po yung life niya now.”
2. She’s a freelance makeup artist
“Mahilig po ako mag-makeup. Doon po ako na-start ma-bully,” she revealed. Wait, what? Hate her all you want but she'll unapologetically continue her love affair with makeup. “Natuto po ako sa YouTube. Before po ako sumali dito ‘yun po yung ginagawa ko… Ang laki din po ng income actually.”
3. She doesn’t play sports
Physical activities are totally out of her bucket list. “Hindi naman sa ayaw. Hindi po talaga ko ma-sports e. Hindi naman po sa ayaw kong pinapawisan pero ayoko po yung feeling ng nag e-exercise. Tulog na lang ako.” She’s actually more of a home buddy.
4. She loves horror movies
The eldest of 6, Kaye bonds with her siblings through movies. “Lahat kaya kong panoorin pero favorite ko po is horror.” Citing the 2008 film The Strangers, she added, “Dun ako mas natatakot sa mga realistic like serial killer kaysa dun sa mga multo.”
5. She’s a life guru
Kaye is a trusted voice when it comes to friendship, love or family problems. “As much as possible I reach out… kasi you’ll never know ano yung capability ng isang tao. Mamaya depressed pala yung tao tas ikaw yung last person na makakausap niya tas hindi mo siya natulungan. And I think yun yung magha-haunt sa’yo for the rest of your life. Hindi mo talaga alam ano yung effect na mabibigay mo dun sa tao.”
We all have to pull ourselves together and learn from our mistakes 💓💓— kaye reyes (@synthecake) June 23, 2018
6. The girl can sing!
“Nung high school po ako yung unang audition ko was for a school band… Tapos dun po nagstart ‘pag tuwing may event po ako yung pinapakanta. Dun din po nagstart yung parang ‘host ka naman’, ‘sige na magaling ka naman mag-English’. Tas parang sabi ko, ‘Uy, ang saya pala mag-host’. Tas nung nag-college po ako kinukuha din po ako from time to time sa maliliit na event sa school.”
7. She also writes songs
Kaye is a big fan of Michael Buble, Alicia Keys, and Celine Dion. Coming from a musical family, she puts her thoughts and emotions into melody. But she’s not ready to share it to the world just yet. “Medyo personal siya kasi minsan nandoon yung fears, like yung feelings ko.”
Watch out for VJ Kaye on your favorite MYX shows this July! Can’t wait to see what her positivity will bring to the squad!