Vhong Navarro and his team emerged as the winner in It’s Showtime’s Magpasikat 2017. On Saturday, October 21, Team Vhong was hailed the winner of the annual competition, which showcases the talents of the noontime show’s hosts in celebration of its anniversary.
A visual treat, Vhong’s group performed a synchronized dance number, which tackled the topic of loneliness. Team Vhong consisted of Hashtags members Nikko Natividad, Tom Doromal, Bugoy Carino, Kid Yambaro, and Girltrends Erin Ocampo and Joana Hipolito. They received the prize of 300,000 pesos, which will go to their chosen charity.
Asked about how he felt after his team won, Vhong remarked, “Siyempre sobrang saya parang si Bugoy (Cariño) nga eh parang nauna pang umiyak wala pa nga ‘yung announcement. Sabi ko ‘Bugoy huwag ka munang umiyak dahil wala pa.’ Kasi ako ‘di ba sabi ko naman ‘yung prize naman hindi mapupunta sa amin pero ‘yung alam mo lang na ‘yung mga bata nagi-enjoy kasi dahil alam namin na pinag-hirapan, pinag-isipan pinag-handaan para sa madlang people.”
Vhong added, “Pero ‘yung masabi ‘yung nanalo ka, iba rin kasi ‘yung pakiramdam parang lahat nong pagod, ‘yung oras eh napalitan lahat iyon, ‘yun eh parang ‘yun na lang ‘yung ibibigay sa amin parang masabi na ikaw ‘yung manalo.”
For Vhong, all of the teams are winners because everyone gave their best in the performances. “Lahat naman dito hindi lang kami ang nanalo eh lahat kami nag-perform mula Monday hanggang Friday kasi lahat naman ‘yan pinag-hirapan, pinag-isipan at pinag-handaan para sa madlang people,” Vhong stated.
Team Vice, Jugs and Teddy landed in second and received 200,000 pesos while Team Karylle and Jhong placed third and received 100,000 pesos. Their prizes will also go to their chosen charities.