Tsinelas to su­per­heroes: the Elmer Padilla story

Manila Times - - PUBLIC SQUARE - Tsinelas, sicaSoho, Ka­pu­soMo,JesThor:Rag­narok

LAST Septem­ber, Elmer Padilla made head­lines when his hand - cy­cled were posted on Face­book. He has since made an ap­pear­ance on

and his work was even handed to ac­tors Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruf­falo.

Elmer has al­ways loved ac­tion af­ford them as a child. He turned to his cre­ativ­ity at a young age so that he could make his own. Orig­i­nally hail­ing from Sa­mar, Elmer, his wife, and two daugh­ters re­cently moved to Imus, Cavite. It was in Cavite that he was dis­cov­ered sell­ing his ac­tion fame sky­rock­eted.

To­day, Elmer re­ceives guid­ance from Jerry San­tos, a toy­maker who makes life- sized stat­ues for his store. The or­ders for his work have piled up so much, he could barely keep up with the de­mand. Elmer also shared that his pri­mary ex has been the pur­chase of Mighty Bond. Some­times, when he ran out of money, he would just buy or­di­nary shoe glue, but this low­ers the qual­ity of his work.

In spite of ris­ing fame and for­tune, Elmer’s dreams re­main squarely grounded at home. He still wants to be able to buy a house for his fam­ily, and buy what­ever they need.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.