|The top 5 grand finalists of 'I Am Pogay' posing with their respective awards: (from left) Peter Sycris Brown, Marc Gregory Gajasan, John Raspado, Christian Tian Lacsamana and Rinz Alton Villaruel. Photo by Michael Bagtas/ABS-CBN News|
John Raspado, who hails from Baguio City, entered the grand finals as a wildcard and was named the first-ever grand winner of "I Am Pogay" on "It's Showtime" on Saturday, May 10.
Raspado bested 22 other grand finalists of the show's segment for gays. He took home P300,000 grand prize.
Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng sumporta sa akin all throughout, nung daily hanggang weekly. Sa lahat po na nagbigay sa akin ng lakas ng loob na sumali sa wildcard, maraming maraming salamat po.
Raspado went on to wow the studio audience with his song and dance performance of Ricky Martin's hit "The Cup Of Life."
Raspado also impressed in the question and answer portion.
Asked about how he relates to a blank photo, Raspado answered:
Para sa akin, it symbolizes rebirth. Para sa akin, maiuugnay ko sa buhay natin ito bilang isang canvass na tayo ay magkukulay.
Finishing first runner-up in the first edition of "I Am Pogay" grand finals was Christian Tian Lacsamana, who took home P200,000.
Marc Gregory "Oreo" Gajasan was named 2nd runner-up, winning P100,000, while Peter Sycris Brown and Rinz Alton Villaruel were named runners-up, taking home P50,000 each.
Kumucotour Award - Peter Sycris Brown
Brusko Day Award - John Raspado
Beksfriend Award - Rinz Alton Villaruel
During the opening of the show's Saturday episode, the hosts performed a Tango-inspired production number.
WATCH IT'S SHOWTIME MAY 10 EPISODE (I AM POGAY GRAND FINALS) HERE:
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