Shayne Sava from Angono, Rizal and Kim de Leon of Batangas emerged as the ultimate survivors in the seventh season of GMA’s original reality-based artista search, “StarStruck.”
Shayne, 17, and Kim, 19, bested finalists Lexi Gonzales, 19, from Manila and Allen Ansay, 16, from Camarines Sur at the Final Judgment on Sunday.
Seventeen-year-old Shane was an SM Little Stars winner. She is the eldest of three siblings and their family’s breadwinner since her father left their home. Kim, 19, is a fixture of TV commercials.
His dad was a former OFW and his mom is a housewife.
Shayne believes a “Starstruck” winner should always be tough. “Matatag sa kahit anong laban, hindi susuko, handang tanggapin ‘yung mga kamalian niya, opinion, at advice ng iba.”
Kim says a real winner is someone who is humble. “Always keep your feet on the ground, talent, and character. Of course, hindi dapat mawala ‘yung page-enjoy para mas maganda ‘yung kalabasan ng performance,” he said.
This year’s winners were determined by the votes of the audience (50%) and the “Starstruck” council composed of Heart Evangelista, Cherie Gil, Jose Manalo (the other 50%).
Kim and Shayne each received an exclusive management contract from GMA worth P5 million, P1 million cash, and a new house.
The seventh season of “StarStruck” was hosted by Jennylyn Mercado and Dingdong Dantes, while Kyline Alcantara hosted “Inside Starstruck” on YouTube.