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Candy Rookie Luigi Velasco Is Making His Voice Heard

Luigi is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.
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School: De-Lasalle College Of Saint Benilde

Year and course: 4th Yr, Bachelor Of Science in Business Administration Major in Computer Applications

Age: 20

Instagram: @luigivelasco

Luigi Velasco's infectious smile already says that he's the type you can instantly click with after a few conversations, which makes sense because he's outgoing and loves connecting with everyone around him.

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One of the things Luigi is most passionate about matches his personality-hosting. "It all started when my cousin requested I host her 18th debut celebration as a birthday gift," Luigi shares. "The idea of taking the stage while having your voice amplified in front of family, friends, and my cousin's batchmates for the first time was definitely something." For Luigi, the fact that hosting requires the perfect mix of humor, intelligence, and a dash of confidence thrills him.

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We'll be looking forward to how Luigi makes his voice heard as one of the Candy Rookies this year.

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Luigi is part of Candy Rookies 2020, a group of influential and aspirational college students handpicked to represent #GenerationCandy in the year to come.

Photography: Rxandy Capinpin

Art Direction: Hannah Villafuerte

Team Art Director: Jico Joson

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Producers: Ysabel Y. Yuzon and Mylene Mendoza

Shoot Coordination: Lou Ferrer

Styling: Van Mercado

Grooming: Mikki Malonzo

Hair: Robina Davin

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