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Epey Herher named first-ever “That’s My Tomboy” grand winner
Herher, an English teacher and aspiring singer, won the P300,000 cash prize. She sailed through the question-and-
“The meaning of success is making other people happy, especially the ones who are most important to you. You fulfill dreams for other people and not just for yourself. Just like what the blessed saint Arnold Janssen said, ‘To God, the glory. To my neighbors, the benefit. To myself, the burden,’” she quipped.
Herher tearfully dedicated her victory to the people in her hometown Lubang, Occidental Mindoro in Luzon, Philippines and thanked “It’s Showtime” for showcasing lesbians in a beauty pageant, a first of its kind on Philippine television.
“I thank ‘It’s Showtime’ for showing people that we deserve to be accepted by society,” said Herher, who also received the Best in T-Boom Style after being selected as the most fashionable among the finalists.
Kim Oriencio was declared the first runner-up and won P200,000. Orencio was also declared the Best in T-Boom Talent for showcasing her suave moves in an electrifying dance number.
Sky Teotico, meanwhile, placed second runner-up and took home P100,000.
Completing the Top 5 winners were Kim Andaya and Phao Faraon, both named runners-up and who won P50,000. Andaya and Faraon bagged the Best in T-Boom Smile and Talumpating T-Boom Award, respectively.
The Trending T-Boom award was given to Nicky Escalderon for generating the most buzz online and having the most number of followers and likes on social media sites, while Yhael Basila received the Friendship Award.
The much-anticipated grand finals of “That’s My Tomboy” was heavily talked about online, with the hashtag #ThatsMyTomboyGrandFinals and Congrats Epey Herher landing on Twitter’s worldwide trending topics.
“That’s My Tomboy” became an instant hit after it was launched in October 2013 and became one of the show’s most talked-about segments along with “Kalokalike,”
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