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Wil Dasovich wins PHP5.9 million at the World Vlogging Challenge in Nepal: ‘I just want to make you all proud!’

Vlogger Wil Dasovich took home the top award for his vlog on a trip to the Himalayas this year.

Wil Dasovich wins PHP5.9 million at the World Vlogging Challenge in Nepal: ‘I just want to make you all proud!’-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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10/17/2022 10:13 AM
Wil Dasovich wins PHP5.9 million at the World Vlogging Challenge in Nepal: ‘I just want to make you all proud!’
Photo credit to @worldvlogchallenge Instagram

Wil Dasovich brought home a whopping USD 100,000 or PHP 5.9 million after joining a vlogging contest.

Earlier this year, YouTube content creator Wil Dasovich flew to Nepal to join 10 other vloggers to trek the highest mountain on earth above sea level.

Wil’s trip to Mt. Everest was part of the World Vlogging Challenge to help raise awareness about the impact of global warming on the Himalayan glaciers. The contest also had a cash prize of $100,000.


Last year, Wil also won the top prize at the International Vlog Fest in Malta where he received a $30,000 prize. 

READ: Wil Dasovich wins $30,000 at the International Vlog Fest in Malta

The 31-year-old vlogger shared the good news in an Instagram post last October 16. “We did it!!! I just want to make you all proud & it’s moments like these where I get to represent an entire country that makes me feel like I’m creating an impact,” he began.

“This single Nepal video was arguably the most difficult video to produce to date and getting millions of people to watch these carefully crafted mini documentaries that promote a meaningful cause is the highest accomplishment I can achieve as a content creator. Capture with entertainment (the bait 😜), leave with life lessons and a greater appreciation for life and the beauties that planet earth beholds. Mission accomplished,” he added.

“Congrats to @camerawalebhaiya of 🇮🇳 & @_juanesvelez of 🇨🇴 for their award winning videos and making equally powerful pieces that embellish what content creation is all about! If you haven’t seen them yet, check our WVC videos and learn more about the melting glaciers of Everest and how climate change has devastated not only the locals of Nepal but the entire world. The entire ceremony and my full speech of the @worldvlogchallenge Awarding is on my Facebook page!” he continued.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In his speech, the former 2016 Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity housemate admitted how much work went into his winning vlog. 

“I feel high. I don’t know why. Awards ceremonies freak me out. I got so scared when I got on stage. The jitters never go away and I guess it just means that I really care about what I do. As a content creator, it’s extremely difficult to make a piece that is both entertaining and meaningful and that has an impact on the world,” he said.

“It’s something I think I and many creators struggle with. Because it’s easy to be entertaining and get a lot of views. And it’s easy to make a piece that’s informative but it’s really difficult to bind those two together. So the amount of work it took to create this vlog was easily more than month including the two weeks of hiking, the weeks in the editing cave, the weeks of writing, and to receive a recognition like this, it means a lot,” he added.

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Wil also admitted that he was going through some personal struggles during their trip to Nepal, making it an even bigger challenge for him to create the video.

“I was getting emotional because there’s so much that we all went through during that hike in the Himalayas. So much mentally, physically, emotionally. A lot of tears were shed. There’s a lot of stuff personally I was going through that I never really shared,” he said.

“Just to be here, it’s an honor. And getting the point across about climate change and the whole purpose of this thing is to get as many eyeballs as we can on things that matter in this world,” he added.