Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI), the exclusive local distributor of Nissan vehicles, has announced the winner of their Sylphy Transformation promo. And out of over 500 participants who sent entries via social media, it was Atty. Michael Hanz Villaster of Bacolod City who came out on top with an interesting story to tell.
Despite being a practicing lawyer and a law school professor, Villaster used to struggle with a weight problem. At 320 lbs., he used to be called names and pay double in public transport. But after an unpleasant experience during 1 of his plane trips, he decided to change and slim down. He even joined the Ironman 70.3 Philippines to give his weight-loss mission a challenging boost.
Now a much fitter, much healthier person, Villaster set out on another mission – to share his story and be of inspiration to others. This led him to joining the Nissan Sylphy Transformation.
I wish to share my story of failures, struggles and hard work in the hope of inspiring generations, both young and old, to aspire for greater things and never settle for what is less or mediocre,” he said.
For him, winning the brand new Nissan Sylphy is also very timely because prior to this, he made a decision to sell his old car and use a part of the proceeds to support the medical operations and treatment of a child whom he is very close to.
The Nissan Sylphy also fits his chosen lifestyle, especially its sleek exterior design which reflects his on-the-go attitude. But more importantly, the car’s spacious cargo area can fit in his most essential office, school, and triathlon equipment. He also noted his satisfaction for the compact sedan’s good technology and safety features.