Aside from being a successful vlogger, Viy Cortez is the proud owner of multiple businesses, including VIYline Cosmetics and VIYline Skincare. But before she was able to have them up and running, she revealed that her long-time partner Cong Velasquez (aka CongTV) gave her the money she needed to jumpstart her business.
"Una pa lang talaga, gusto ko magkaroon na talaga ako ng business. Kasi na-train na ko ng mga magulang ko nung maliit pa lang ako, pinagtitinda na 'ko. Ginagawa akong kahera, nagha-house-to-house," she revealed.
When she started doing vlogs after, Viy expressed her interest in opening up her business soon afterward. Since she didn't have money at the time, she asked Cong if she could borrow money from him to serve as her start-up capital.
"Sabi ko kay Cong, baka pwedeng makihiram ako ng 10k, pang-puhunan ko lang. Eh hindi rin naman mayaman si Cong noon, eh. Ang laman ng banko niya noon is 15,000 [tapos] binigay niya pa yung 10k."
"Hindi milyon yung pera niya tas pinahiram niya 'ko ng 10k, hindi, eh. Parang buhay na rin niya yung pinahiram niya sa akin," she shared.
Cong's trust in her is so great that he even went as far as *investing* in her business by becoming her first regional distributor for VIYline Cosmetics.
"Naging regional distributor ko pa si Cong. Nag-invest pa siya sa 'kin. Kasi kinakabahan ako noon sabi ko, 'Love, kaya ko ba 'to?' 'Kaya mo 'yan. Kunin ko 'yung region IV-A, ako mag-RD, suportahan kita."
"Siya ang kauna-unahang nag-down sa'kin, na naging regional distributor ko sa ViyLine Skincare. So sabi ko hanggang ngayon, ganoon ang tiwala at support sa'kin ni Cong. Sobrang saya," she shared. How sweet!
Viy and Cong recently had their gender reveal party last February 5, 2022, where they shared that they are expecting a baby boy. They will be celebrating their 7th anniversary this June.
Watch her interview below: