Who is Kirst Viray?
Most have associated him with Kiray Celis, who may or may not be his girlfriend in real life.
For all we know, the two are working together on Brilliante Mendoza’s upcoming indie film.
That’s why PEP has decided to share the humble beginnings of the model-turned actor with their exclusive interview, for us to know him better.
Kirst, according to them, was originally a nurse in Pangasinan, where he is originally based.
He is the second of five kids, whose mother works in Israel while his father takes care of their businesses in Dagupan City.
The 25-year-old also expressed his interest in domesticated activities, such as farming and breeding stock, which his father does too.
His modeling gig, however, started after joining the pageant circuitry. The judges gave him the opportunity to do so, which he took when his work contract as a nurse was not renewed.
Of course, not all models have it easy – he found it hard to commute back and forth from Manila to Pangasinan, making him sleep at bus terminals a lot.
Despite life’s challenges, every cloud has a silver lining as he became the Model of the Year during Canada Philippine Fashion Week four years ago.
This opened up new doors for him, as he became one of Cosmopolitan Philippines’ 69 Bachelors for two consecutive years.
Kirst has done so much over the years, what do you think he’ll be doing next? Let KAMI know what you think of his life story and share yours too!