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TPQ EXCLUSIVE: GETTING TO KNOW VERGE LLEGO, MISTER UNITED CONTINENTS PHILIPPINES - ARGAO, CEBU

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"YOLO “You only live once”. So make the most of your life!!! Live it to the fullest and be healthy! Live with a purpose! Be a blessing. Be somebody and be the better change!!

"I want to be Mister United Continents Philippines because more than the title, the greatest prize I could get is the power and prerogative to influence and motivate more people toward my advocacy. A privilege and honor as well to represent our country to Mister United Continents 2016. I believe that this pageant would be my platform to showcase my inner-self more than my looks and a great chance as well too push my advocacy."





Tell us a little about yourself, your family background, education?

I’m Virgilio Llego, my friends call me Verge, for short. I’m 22 years old, I live in Argao Cebu.  I came from a simple yet well-oriented family wherein education has been one of the guiding principles we used to live by. My father is a typical farmer and my mother as well. We are nine in the family, five girls and four boys. I graduated high school at Calagasan National High School. Since my parents only do farming for a living, pursuing my college education has not been that easy for me due to financial constraint. But then I have an utter regards to education so I strive harder for me to pursue my college education. I’ve been a working student, self-supporting my education and a scholar too. I took up BS Accounting at University of San Jose Recoletos-Cebu City then after 2 years taking up Bachelor of Science in Accounting, I realized that it is not my cup of tea so I decided to shift in a Hospitality Management course in the same University. After two years of pulling out all the stops and struggling with my study because of financial constraints, I decided to quit college and looked for a job. Sad, I must say because I really wanted to finish college but I know that’s the thing I have to do to help my family already.I worked in a bank and a BPO company. I know learning doesn’t end up in schools. But I am still willing to continue my college education if given a chance. Currently I am into modeling.

How did you become interested in pageants?

I regard pageant as an avenue to show people your inner self. More than how astounded you look but showcasing as well your skin-deep beauty which constitutes substance, personality and virtues. These are what made me interested to pageantry - a showcase of oneself holistically. Aside from that, It is my passion to serve other people, my fellow Filipino, specially and I believe joining and winning this pageant would be a great means and opportunity to do what I love which is to serve.

How does it feel to represent Argao, Cebu in Mister United Continents Philippines 2016?

I am so privileged and more than happy to represent my province. Representing my province means giving pride and honor. A diplomat once said, a successful one is someone who looks back. A way of looking back is taking the flag of your roots. To me, representing my province is representing every Cebuanos- telling people our stories, culture, and beauty.

Give three adjectives that your friends would use to describe you.

1. Dynamic 2. Driven 3. Resilient

Tell us about one life-changing experience in your life.

My life-changing experience is when I became a professional model from being a farmer. I was walking on the street that time from school when someone approached me and asked if I am model, then I answered telling the person that I am not a model. But maybe that person found model qualities in me so he invited me to an event. After that said event a lot of opportunities in modeling industry got in my way. Basically, that’s how the story went. More than that, I guess the experience that really has a great impact in my life is my experience as a candidate of Mister United Continent Philippines itself. This experience pushes me to be a better person that I can be and to be someone that I can be. I know this experience would open doors for me. And all the learning in this experience will forever mark my life.

Name three things that you would never do.

1. Quit when I know I can make it.
2. Relinquish my National Identity.
3. To stop dreaming.

What do you like to do for fun?

There are lots of things that I like to do for fun. I like being with my friends, spend hours at the gym for a healthier me. I like exploring nature. I like to lay on the rooftop and stare at the stars. That's genuine happiness for me. The feeling of being useful and peaceful is my kind of fun. But what I really love to do is to help the community. I love doing charity work, do outreach programs, and to serve. There is nothing more fun than doing what you really love.

What would constitute a "perfect" evening for you?

A moment of silence to reflect, to assess how my day went, to think of the negative things I've done and encountered and to plan for tomorrow,  to think of what I can do for the better and how could I be a CATALYST.  And also the perfect evening for me is the night that I will be crowned as Mister United Continent 2016 (flash a smile) haha.

 Tell us a little bit about Argao, Cebu.

More than the pristine beauty and majestic scenery, Cebu is a home of colorful and diverse culture. It has a blend of modern and traditional living. Cebu is blessed to be a nestling place of hospitable, God-oriented, and environmental steward people. These are the characteristics that made us stood out and well-preserved.

How will you motivate others to practice sustainable living choices?

I will motivate others through this pageant. As I am already practicing my choice of sustainable living, joining this pageant would give me a label to be looked up to by the people. I would be their model. That’s why I really wanted to win this pageant because I believe that this would give me a great opportunity to motivate and inspire others.

How would you describe your advocacy to the judges?

I believe that every person should only have up to 3 advocacies for me to concentrate. Mine would be environmental stewardship, health, and education. I believe that this three causes are interrelated to each other and has a great significance. I've always believed that in order for a child to achieve his/her dreams and succeed in life, he/she needs to be given quality education. No child can study well if he/she is hungry or sick which brings us to health. Lastly, in order to provide children a healthy living environment, we must protect our resources and the environment. First, EDUCATION- I will support any organizations like CHILD ZERO which I am currently supporting or any activity and that promotes literacy and education. Next, HEALTH- I will involve myself to any programs like medical mission, outreach program like supplementary feeding to help promote health awareness. I will also encourage and educate other people to live a healthy life style. Last but not the least, ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP- My advocacy would be a campaign to find the inner spark of concern for our environment. I would encourage people to do simple things such as waste segregation and water and energy conservation. Perceiving the number of those who will follow, small or big, still it is a great difference. I will teach them how to conserve our nature and personally I also started projects like tree planting and coastal cleaning.

Boxers or Briefs?

Boxers,I don’t wear brief.LOL. Boxer is more comfy that’s it.

Blue or Pink?

Blue- royal blue to be precised because I believe that I was born royal.

Piolo Pascual or Derek Ramsay?

Derek, we are look alike. [wink emoticon}

Anne Curtis or Angel Locsin?

Anne, because of her persistence. She is a pursuer of dreams.

Message to your supporters, friends and family?

To my supporters, friends and family, I’d like to extend my heart and convey my deepest gratitude for supporting me all the way. Your love and support serves as my inspiration to fight this good fight! Without all of you, this dream would remain as only a dream but with you behind me gives me courage to pursue and finish what I have started. Thanks a million. No words will suffice to express how grateful I am. Your support is very much appreciated. To my friends, thanks for being there in bad times and in good times. We are golden, guys! To my beloved family, this is all for you! All I ever wanted is to give pride and glory to our family. Thanks for the love and I will make you proud. To GOD be the Glory!!!

Want to know more about Verge? Follow him on his Facebook page: Mister United Continents Philippines - Argao, Cebu

Thank you Verge and we wish you all the best! Enjoy the competition.

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2 comments

  1. Verge i have never been so proud of you as I am right now! You have my support always, even though I'm so far away from you! I wish you the very best luck! I am TeamCebu!!!

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