A trending social media upload caught Vice Ganda’s attention back in 2014. In there, a local barber from Cebu City was seen making a unique design shave on a customer’s head, using Vice’s face as inspiration.
When Vice and the talented barber named Neshel finally met in an episode of Gandang Gabi Vice, the Unkabogable Star asked this curious question: “Bakit naisipan mo na i-ukit ang mukha ko?” Neshel had a simple but sincere answer, “Kasi idol kita.”
He further shared, “Noong high school, tina-try ko lang ‘yung mga basics tulad ng lines at shapes. In the last two years, tina-try ko naman umukit ng mukha.”
Then, Vice asked Neshel’s model, “Bakit pumayag ka na ilagay ‘yung mukha ko?” to which the man replied, “Kasi ang ganda mo, Vice.”
The host-comedian was overwhelmed by Neshel’s talent and the appreciation he got. “Gusto kong magpasalamat sa inyong dalawa. Sobrang nakaka-touch. Unang-una, ang hirap ng ginawa mo at para i-consider mo ‘yung mukha ko na ilagay sa ulo niya, napakalaking bagay na sa akin. Tinatanaw kong malaking utang na loob, maraming salamat,” he told the guests.
To amaze viewers even more, Neshel showcased his talent on the spot as another audience member volunteered to have his head design-shaved with Vice’s face.