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Candy Rookie Miguel Venegas Proves It’s Never Too Late To Go After Your Passion

Miguel 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: University of Santo Tomas

Year and Course: Second Year College – Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Age: 19 Years Old

Instagram: @venegasmigs

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If there’s one thing to learn from Miguel Venegas, it’s that it’s never too late to discover something you’re passionate about. The 19-year-old UST student tells us that he initially decided to go for the Accountancy, Business, and Management strand back in senior high as per his mom’s suggestion because she was hoping he’d pursue business post-graduation.

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Miguel had his eyes set on another interest, though. It all started when he attended his freshmen orientation and got instantly captivated by the charisma of hosting in front of people. “I was really amazed at how the hosts welcomed us in the university, how the production team worked together to have a very memorable orientation for the freshies,” he says. “It made me think that I also want to be like them, I want to be seen in front of a huge crowd hosting big events in UST and working [on] the production.”

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Fast forward to now, Miguel is the hosting department head of his organization and shares his knowledge and experience in hosting to his juniors. To him, it’s both a fun and heartwarming experience to be able to help and inspire his peers about something he’s deeply passionate about.

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Miguel 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

Producers: Ysabel Y. Yuzon and Mylene Mendoza

Shoot Coordination: Lou Ferrer

Styling: Van Mercado

Grooming: Angela Manhilot

Hair: Oliver Lagueras

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