I Am Pogay grand winner named on It's Showtime

The first-ever grand winner of I Am Pogay, the search for gay heartthrobs on ABS-CBN It's Showtime, has been named over the weekend.

I Am Pogay Grand Finals

The grand finale was telecast live on ABS-CBN on Saturday, May 10, 2014 after the grand finalists battled it out during a week-long grand finals competition.

From 23, the Top 10—Oreo Gajasan, John Raspado, Jay dela Cruz, Peter Sycris Brown, Christian Laxamana, Kris Alcantara, Ton Villaruel, Francis Tamo, AJ Fullido, and Von De Guzman—were chosen after a thorough deliberation and selection process done by judges Lani Misalucha, Richard Gomez, and host Jhong Hilario.

Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2014 MJ Lastimosa and celebrity dermatologist Dra. Vicki Belo joined the panel on Saturday as surprise judges.

Grand finalists Ton Villaruel and Bench Tinao received the Friendship "Beksfriend" Award and Best In Talent "Pamintalent" Award, respectively. Two more awards were given later on the show, the Best in Formal Wear "Kumu-Couture" Award to Peter Sycris Brown and Manly-looking "Bruskoday" Award to John Raspado.

The Top 5 were announced following the final talent contest and the grand winner was determined after the final Question and Answer (Q&A) portion. They were Christian Laxamana, Ton Villaruel, John Raspado, Oreo Gajasan, and Peter Sycris Brown.

Final results:
  • Grand Winner: John Raspado (wildcard pick)
  • 1st Runner-Up: Christian Laxamana
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Oreo Gajasan
  • 3rd Runners-Up: Peter Sycris Brown and Ton Villaruel
The I Am Pogay grand winner will bring home a cash prize of P300,000.

Poster courtesy of @Mike_Magsaysay/Twitter