WATCH: Let’s All Remember the First Time Jericho Rosales Walked Into our Lives

Jericho Rosales is one of the best Filipino actors of this time. That is a fact. (Anyone care to argue?) He has a flourishing career, a good life, and is married to a beautiful wife, model and host Kim Jones. He lived in New York for a time to study at the reputable New York Film Academy.

He also has a passion for surfing which he says gives him “spiritual balance”.

But it wasn’t always this way. Jericho’s life story is literally the rags to riches kind, where he started off as a market vendor and a pizza delivery boy. It was his passion and perseverance in life that got him to where he is now.

But it’s nice to look back to where it all started. In 1996, to be exact, at noon time show Eat Bulaga! as a contestant for the male pageant Mr. Pogi. Jericho was only 17 years old.

You might remember it, or if not, here’s a refresher:

Jericho went all the way to the finals, and took home the title of Mr. Pogi 1996. And the rest is history.

What is your favorite Jericho Rosales film or teleserye? Tell us in the comments!