Netizens think that this 18-year-old guy from Pulilan, Bulacan bears an uncanny resemblance to Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.
Just recently, a certain Jhono Tayopon caught the attention of netizens after posting photos of himself smoking, having lugaw (porridge), enjoying a cup of coffee and drinking beer for breakfast in a Facebook group called Alak Pinas.
“Nung araw kasi na yun ang lamig, tapos nag-lugaw si ate. Nagjo-jogging kami nung araw na yun. Pag-uwi namin naisipan ko kumain ng lugaw tapos magkape, eh naalala ko may naitago pala akong isang bote ng pagmamahal kaya naisipan ko inumin,” shared Jhono in a message to Latestchika.com.
The online community were quick to notice Jhono’s similarities to Mayor Vico in the post, which has since gone viral and gathered over 12,000 reactions and 18,000 shares to date.
Jhono, who said it was his first time to post something in the group, found it flattering to be regarded by netizens as the 31-year-old politician’s look-alike.
“Natuwa kasi di ko akalain na kamukha ko talaga until they (said so), and nung nag-send na din sila ng pic,” he said.
Jhono is a Grade 12 student who works as a farm laborer to earn money and support his own studies.
He said, “Sa hirap ng buhay kailangan maging maparaan at madiskarte para di mapag-iwanan. At ayaw ko na rin po kasi umasa kay mama kasi kita ko ang paghihirap ng nanay namin na pag-aralin kami. Kaya we decided to work while studying para po kami na mismo mag-support sa pag-aaral namin.
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Jhono is just among the Vico Sotto lookalikes netizens have found on the internet.
Carl Cervantes, 25, went viral online for dressing up as Mayor Vico in last year’s Halloween.
K-pop fans also saw Vico’s resemblance to D.O. or Kyungsoo of Korean boy group EXO.