The first batch of PEP List 2015 winners are out!
There are two groupings for this year's awards: the Editor's Choice and the PEPster's Choice. The Editor's Choice was be deliberated on by the PEP.ph staff in which they will select the celebrities that'll get the highest scores based on their criteria and categories. The PEPster's Choice, on the other hand, was based on the number of online votes cast by PEP's online community.
Last Friday, May 22, the leading local showbiz website announced the winners of the PEPster's Choice at the Grand Ballroom of Luxent Hotel in Timog, Quezon City. Taking command of the stage was PEP.ph Editor-In-Chief Joan Maglipon as she presented to the press the winners.
The winners were determined via online poll from February 9 to May 9, 2015 and generated a staggering 14,090,744 online votes. The votes were then given to leading business firm Punongbayan & Araullo for auditing and to ensure the integrity of the results.
Here now are your 2015 PEPster's Choice:
- Celebrity Pair Of The Year - Xian Lim and Kim Chiu
- Child Star Of The Year - Lyca Gairanod
- FAB Star Of The Year (Female) - Kim Chiu
- FAB Star Of The Year (Male) - Xian Lim
- Movie Star Of The Year (Female)- Kim Chiu
- Movie Star Of The Year (Male) - Daniel Padilla
- Newsmaker Of The Year - Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera
- Teen Star Of The Year (Female) - Kathryn Bernardo
- Teen Star Of The Year (Male) - Darren Espanto
Joining her on stage was Kapamilya star Xian Lim who was voted as this year's Fab Male Star Of The Year. He also won the Celebrity Pair of the Year category with loveteam partner Kim Chiu.
Aaand because Marian's present and there's an online voting involved, we thought it was apt to ask the three-time Philippines' Finest about this year's FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll.
"Actually, we already talked about that, na just in case palarin ulit ako, and let’s say mag-number one uli ako for example, mukhang hindi ko na kaya ang rumampa, mahiya naman ako sa asawa ko, buntis pa ako! Ha ha! So, huwag na muna. Siguro, pass na muna ako for this year’s FHM's 100 Sexiest Victory Party," said the preggy but still pretty Mrs. Dantes.
Well, we understand, but who does she think the FHM Nation should instill as 2015's Philippine Sexiest?
"Vote for Andrea [Torres] na lang, sister ko yun 'eh. Actually, when she did her FHM cover, nagustuhan ko yun," answered Marian. I told myself nga, yung ginawa niya, hindi ko kayang gawin. Ang lakas ng loob ng bata and nakikita ko talaga na pursigido rin siya. And nakikita ko rin na sobrang sexy niya talaga ngayon."
The rest of the PEP List 2015 winners will be honored at the PEP List Grand Awards Night on June 18 at the Soliare Resort and Casino.