Talents are meant to be exposed – that’s what people always say. And in today’s world, there’s no better place to expose whatever talent you have in you than in the internet. You can ask Rex Hermogino about that.
Rex Hermogino (born October 8, 1975 in Candelaria Zambales, Philippines) is a Filipino graphic designer who had a passion for music ever since he was a kid. At the age of 7, Rex , along with his family, moved to Dededo Guam, where his parents were both teachers in an elementary school.
They were indeed a musical family, with his father founding the first Drum and Bugle Corps at Wettengel University at Guam. Rex played the xylophone, while his twin brothers played the bugle, trumpet or drums.
On his college days, Rex became a radio disk jockey at the University of Guam for it’s KUOG Boradcasting, Hit Radio 100 (KUOG FM).
Along with his love for music, Rex Hermogino was also a guy fond of computers where he spends most of his time improving his craft with sound engineering and eventually finding the connection with computers and music. And this is where he discovered the potentials of the combination of his music, computer technology, and the internet.
But the biggest day (probably) of Rex came on Dec 14, 2006, when Yahoo! Inc. has been voted the winner of the first-ever Yahoo! Talent Show, the online video contest dedicated to discovering the hottest original talent on the Internet – by impressing judges Tom Green (comedian), Maria Sansone and The Ninja from Ask a Ninja.com, as well as the votes of online viewers, with his singing, songwriting and video making talents , where he single handedly made a series of online music videos, including the very popular “Love on the Internet” which already had a ton of views up to date.
By the way, winning the award also entitled him to a development deal to either star in or produce his own show on Yahoo! as well as $50,000 in cash, not to mention the fame he’s surely going to get.
Creativity, talent, wit, and the attitude of keeping up with whatever improvement there can be to master a craft surely brought Rex Hermogino to where he is right now. And for that we should be both inspired, and proud of.
He was a talent. He was Eager. And he made it worth it. Rex Hermogino.