Cebuano boy is first 'Grand i-Shiner'


Posted at Jul 28 2012 01:49 PM | Updated as of Jul 28 2012 09:50 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- A seven year old boy from Cebu bested 11 others in the search for the first "Grand i-Shiner."

Lukas Enrique Magallano on Saturday was named the winner of the kiddie talent competition "Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp."

Lukas Magallano (third from left, top row) with the male finalists of "Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp." Image courtesy of Promil Pre-School official website

Aside from scoring a contract with ABS-CBN's talent management firm Star Magic, Magallano also won P500,000, and a one-year supply of Promil Pre-School.

He is also now the brand ambassador of Promil Pre-School.

Magallano, along with 11 other i-Shiners, took part in a series of workshops over the talent camp's six-episode run during Sunday mornings.

Among their mentors at the talent camp were directors Frasco and Edgar Mortiz for acting; actor-host John Pratts for dancing; singer Karylle for singing; and actor-host Luis Manzano for hosting.

The other 11 finalists who each won a consolation prize of P30,000 and a gift pack from Promil Pre-School were: Althea Guanzon, Ayeisiah Manalansan, Charis de Omampo, Ella Placa, Cris Queg, Nourish Lapuz, Jake Llamas, Jonicka Movido, Prince Navarro, Patricia Coma, and Prince Vinluan.

"Promil Pre-School i-Shine Talent Camp" was hosted by Dimples Romana, Matteo Guidicelli and Xian Lim.