Dustine Mayores from Manila won the title of Ultimate Bida Star in ABS-CBN’s online star search “Bida Star: Boy Next Door” last Wednesday (September 8).
Mayores, whose parents lost their jobs due to pandemic, tried helping them by juggling his studies and opening his own business at an early age. In the competition, Dustine was considered the dark horse because of his shy attitude but eventually got the confidence that helped him reach the final four.
He shared that he learned through his Bida Star journey to erase his fears and never give up. “Nadevelop ko po na tanggalin yung takot dito. Kasi kapag natakot ka, magsisisi ka lang sa huli kapag hindi mo sinubukan. Isa pa po iyong ‘never give up’ Hindi ka pwedeng basta-basta lang susuko. Laban ka lang nang laban kasi para sa akin po kapag sumuko ako, walang mangyayari. Kaya hanggang nandito pa po yung oportunidad push lang ng push,” he shared
He won the title Ultimate Bida Star after garnering a total of 75.68 total vote points from collected kumu diamonds, KTX votes, and judges’ scores from TVDG head Alex Asuncion, Star Hunt Management head Raymund Dizon, and Direk Rahyan Carlos.
“Sobrang saya at sobrang thankful kasi ibinigay sa akin iyong pinagdasal ko. ‘Yung pinaghirapan ko, worth it. Nawala yung pagod,” he said.
Dustine said that he dedicates his win to his brother Austin. “Itong pagod ko para sa kapatid. Lahat ng tinatahak ko sa buhay para kay Austin lahat. Para secured naang future niya,” he added.
He also shared that he did not expect the support he got from their last kumu livestream which happened last Tuesday (September 7).
Aside from taking the title, Dustin also won P50,000, an ABS-CBN Management Contract, a Star Magic Workshop Scholarship, a chance to be shortlisted for an interview in the “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity” Season 10, and chance to star in a digital show.
Meanwhile, landing in second place is Red Mendoza from Las Piñas who got 70.63 vote points. Finishing at 3rd and 4th places are Lee Feng Nuñez and Cyrille Tumamak with 58.26 and 57.65 vote points, respectively.
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