Five things to know about SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 23, 2017 02:30 PM
Nikko looks like someone, but we can't quite put our finger on it...
We all know that Nikko Huelgas is one heck of a triathlete.
Recently, Huelgas captured his second Southeast Asian Games gold medal, defending his Men's Triathlon crown at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This, and his other accolades should speak for themselves, but there's more to Huelgas than just his abilities on the course.
One peek at his Instagram account, and we found out a bunch of stuff about the Pinoy athlete.
1. He is a man of many hats.
Maximizing each day to the fullest with the help of the best supplements. Everyday matters. ✔ @usanapilipinas @teamusana. . . . . . #TeamUSANAPilipinasELITE #ChampionsChooseUSANA #USANAPilipinas #TeamUSANA #progress #training #racing #motivation #performance #sports #endurance #triathlon #LabanPilipinas
Nikkko is famous for his achievements as a triathlete, but not many people may know that the 26-year old is the Chairman of the National Athlete's Commission, aside from also being a motivational speaker and a commercial model...which shouldn't be a surprise given that he's quite the looker.
2. He looks A LOT like Rico Blanco.
Will ride for food! 🐖🚴 pic.twitter.com/7vlf9BJ7fj— Nikko Huelgas (@nikkohuelgas) July 16, 2017
Speaking of looks, doesn't he look kinda like former Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco?
No, really, he looks A LOT like Rico Blanco.
3. Dude's a MAJOR FOODIE.
Even the bio on his website says "Food and Travel Enthusiast."
On his Instagram account, if it isn't competing, training, or shoes, it's food.
From the fancy to the familiar, Nikko likes 'em all...and yet he stays in fantastic shape, which really isn't fair for the rest of us.
4. He's been happily taken for the last five years.
5 years of life filled with growth, faith and love. That joyful thought I go to everytime I needed comfort on long days being away with you most of the time. That one who lights up my soul, that brings peace of mind and a full heart. Above all, who has fully accepted my imperfections. And praying to God this continues until the end of time. Happy Anniversary darling. I'll always do my best for you.
Pretty self-explanatory, really. But we're sure there are some people out there, asking.
5. He's living a childhood dream.
There are many who stumble onto greatness, but for Nikko, his journey began as a kid in Las Piñas, who 'dreamed of becoming a National Athlete.'
Now, after years of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, Nikko isn't just simply a National Athlete, rather, he's one of the best that the country has today.