Don’t let his boyish charms fool you. Cecilio Jhuncel Aquino Abella is a multi-faceted character.
Born on May 12, 1988, in Poog Lutopan, Toledo City, this 22-year-old UV AB-Journalism student already has a number of titles under his name. When he was in his teens, he bagged first place in Mr. UV High School, and today he is one of the leading faces of Cord Models and Talents.
Though many know him as someone who capitalizes on his looks, Cecilio is definitely more than that. He is a passionate lover of music. To prove that, he previously belonged to the esteemed UV Chorale, won second place in Tabango Idol, and bested the rest in UV Intramurals singing competition. If the modeling stints and studies don’t eat up much of his time, you’ll see him playing front act for a band.
Singing for Cecilio allows him to expand his wings and break out of his shell. It teaches him how to mingle with other people, gain new friends, and discover what it takes to entertain. Most of all, he believes that with his talent, he’s able to share his skills and inspire others.
In spite of his achievements, Cecilio remains simple and humble. He’s open to anyone who wants to be friends with him, he counts his faith as extremely valuable, and he helps motivate others to become better persons. He simply wants to be called a true-blooded Cebuano who pursues life with a lot of love and passion.
A singer, model, student, and passionate individual—all these things make him worthy to be the ultimate Face of Cebu for May.
Writer: Milafel Hope Awe-Dacanay