Social media management in the Philippines is taxing. People are always online. In the middle of working hard, we find its great for our mind, sanity, and productivity to take a break. We have already shared our love of media celebrities but there are other celebrities that command our fanboy and fangirl love: athletes.
Athletes represent our hopes and dreams for victory and when they do win, it electrifies us. They're our modern day heroes and we love them for it.
Social media gives us a chance be close to them – letting us find similarities and lessons from our champions.
Here are 6 of our favorites from different sports.
With over 53 million followers, Neymar Jr. is only the third most popular athlete on Facebook. But our team fell in love with him because of his outstanding plays for FC Barcelona and Brazil's national team. We've been proud to be linked with him while promoting Police Eyewear, in which he serves as brand ambassador.
While it's debatable if pro wrestling is a sport, there is no doubt that their athleticism is real. Cena's more than 38 million followers certainly do not mind. Although he gets boos as much as he gets cheered, there is no doubt that he is a good guy – in the ring and, more impressively, out.
The Cavaliers forward is the most popular active basketball star in Facebook with 22 million fans. The outspoken basketball giant shares his thoughts freely on social media, including social issues. But take note that when the playoffs start, he goes offline to focus his mind on the game.
With over 15 million Facebook fans, the Russian tennis darling is the most popular female athlete on social media. This is not a coincidence. She embraced her personal brand and the importance of online communities. Unlike other celebrities, Sharapova writes her own posts because she respects her fans and their ability to see through fakery.
The People's Champ has almost 10 million Facebook fans. His account is sprinkled with family pics and Gospel references, projecting a refreshing down-to-earth aura in stark contrast with the more social media popular Floyd Mayweather.
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