Do you watch competitions and reality shows on TV? If yes, you would certainly agree that there are cases when the winners gets overshadowed by the runner-ups or the finalists themselves.
Take the case of Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod. While both were participants in the first season of “The Voice Kids” Philippines edition, it cannot be denied that Darren’s name is more recognized and known by people. Lyca emerged as the champion but it’s Darren who got more gigs and exposure.
YouTube user ‘Dalton Channel’ released a video report on certain contestants who have become more famous than the grand winners themselves. Here are some of them:
1. Nene Tamayo and Sam Milby
Nene became the winner of the first-ever “Pinoy Big Brother” but it was Sam Milby who got famous because of his charming looks that easily stuck among viewers.
2. Keana Reeves and John Prats
Keana won the celebrity edition of “Pinoy Big Brother” but it was John Prats who got more attention from the media.
3. Gerald Santos and Aicelle Santos
Gerald won in the amateur singing competition “Pinoy Pop Superstar” but it was Aicelle who became well-known after the season.
4. Hero Angeles and Sandara Park
Hero was actually the winner of “Star Circle Quest” but the masses got hooked on Sandara because of her Korean roots and quirky attitude.
5. Sam Bumatay and Bea Binene
Sam emerged as one of the winners of “StarStruck Kids” but it was Bea who got the most out of the competition and appeared in television shows.
6. Kurt Perez and Miguel Tanfelix
Kurt also won in “StarStruck Kids” but it was Miguel who got famous and even got paired with Bianca Umali.
7. Jackie Rice and Arci Muñoz
Jackie emerged as the winner of the third season of “StarStruck” but it was Arci who made waves in the showbiz industry.
8. Steven Silva and Rocco Nacino
Steven won in “StarStruck’s” fifth season but it was Rocco who got the star treatment.
9. Jewel Mische and Kris Bernal
Jewel was the winner of “StarStruck’s” fourth season but Kris was the one who established herself.
10. Ejay Falcon and Robi Domingo
Ejay won in the “PBB: Teen Edition Plus” but it was Robi whom the network gave more projects to.
11. Mitoy Yonting and Morissette Amon
Mitoy won in “The Voice” but eventually, it was Morissette whom Star Music favored more.
12. Lyca Gairanod and Darren Espanto
As mentioned above, Lyca won in “The Voice Kids’s” first season but it was Darren who evidently got more gigs and concerts.
13. Jeric Gonzales and Ruru Madrid
Both joined “Protégé” but it was Ruru who got famous instead of Jeric, who was the winner.
14. Aljur Abrenica and Paolo Avelino
Aljur won in one of the seasons in “StarStruck” but Paolo became more known by the public.
15. Rita Daniela and Julie Anne San Jose
Rita won in “Popstar Kids” but it was Julie who received more projects.
Watch the video report below!
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