Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Search for Sm Little Star 2018 announces over 9.5 million worth of prizes

Last February 28, 2018 at the Events Center SM MegaMall -  SM Supermalls unwraps a bigger and more exciting SM Little Stars as the kiddie-talent search gives away over PhP9.5 million worth of prizes, which include 2 brand new Chevrolet Trax, trips to China for 2, college scholarships from the National University, and PhP200,000 worth of cash and SM gift certificates.

The programs started with the introduction coming from Ms. Grace Magno - Vice President for Advertising SM SuperMalls.

SM Little Stars continues to be a platform for kids to share talents, enhance their personalities, and develop their confidence. The competition not only recognizes the shining and brightest kids, but it also celebrates the start of their journey in becoming stars in the future as they inspire more children to discover their innate talents.

Joining the Media Conference are CELEBRITY JUDGES below as follows:
Chun Sa Angella Jung
SM Little Stars 2014 Girl Grand Winner; she is a TV child
actress, TV commercial model, Goin’ Bulilit resident child
Esang De Torres
One of the most successful alumni of SM Little Stars. She has
been performing on screen and on stage. She became a
household name when she auditioned for The Voice Kids
Season 2 and joined Team Lea where she became one of the
4 finalists. On stage, she played the role of Little Cosette in
Les Miserables Asian Tour and the lead actress, Matilda, for
Matilda The Musical.

Gaea Mischa Salipot
SM Little Stars 2017 Girl Grand Winner and representative
of the Philippines in the 2018 Championships of Performing
Arts- Vocal Solo competition in Los Angeles, California.

JC Gumacal
One of the most successful 2014 SM Little Stars Boy Grand
A winner who is now a child actor and a TV commercial model.
He was a part of Team Yey Seasons 2 & 3 cast and currently
is a Junior Hashtag member.

Mr. Mickey Perz
Starting with a remarkable and successful stint at the
famous Pinoy Big Brother House to being a celebrated dance
master and a national dance icon dubbed as one of ASAP’s
Supahdance Crew, and changing Philippine Hip Hop and
New Style on TV, from ABSCBN and It’s Showtime, the
present choreographer and trainer of Hashtags, BoybandPH
and MNL48, entrepreneur, dance and production consultant
and star coach.

 Ms. Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez
Actress, dancer, and influencer with years of experience in
the industry of entertainment who successfully performed
in dramas and variety shows. She is now a teacher and an
international beauty queen who recently won Reina
Hispano Americana 2017. She is the first Filipina and first
Asian to win the said pageant.

Mr. Sam Concepcion
A top singing recording artist, celebrity endorser and
influencer who has been in the entertainment industry for
over sixteen years. His career launched when he became
champion at ABSCBN’s Little Big Star (2005), a singing
competition searching for young and exceptional
performers. This catapulted him to numerous recordings,
concerts, theater, film and television appearances, in the
Philippines and across the globe. His accomplishments
include winning first place at the PHILPOP Music Fest (2013)
for his interpretation of ‘Dati’ together with Tippy Dos
Santos which garnered over forty-one millions views on
YouTube. He was also invited by the Tourism of Japan to film
one of his songs (AFTERGLOW) as an effort to promote
Japan’s Tohoku Region. Aside from these, Sam has been
World Vision’s Ambassador for Children since 2008. Sam
Concepcion has been coined the country’s Absolute
Mr. John Arcilla
A multi-talented actor having been part in numerous tv and
theatre productions. He is well known for portraying
Heneral Luna which was also a critically acclaimed movie in

After the presentation of the judges for the competition, media press and fellow bloggers got the chance to ask some questions from the panel of judges.

SM Little Stars achievers who are now making big names on showbiz include 2014 Girl Grand Winner Fil-Korean Chun Sa Angella Jung, who continue to win fans with her acting prowess and is a mainstay of a kiddie sketch comedy show on mainstream TV. Joining the celebrated kids is 2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Vheench Calma who was awarded as WCOPA 2017’s Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World last July 8 in Long Beach, California. Also not to be missed is 2016 Girl Grand Winner turned commercial model Sheena Kirtsten Bentoy who is all set to play a well-loved role in Disney’s The Lion King The Musical in March. Don’t forget that auditions begin on April 7 in participating SM malls nationwide! For more details about SM Little Stars, check out

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