Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert were crowned winners of TV5 network’s search for “Artista Academy.”
Vin, brother of actor Aljur Abrenica was named Best Actor and Sophie, nephew of talk show host Kris Aquino won Best Actress in the grand finals of the talent search held Saturday night, October 27 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Vin and Sophie each took home P10 million pesos worth of cash and prizes, including P1 million in cash, a condominium unit at Presidio, a Toyota Innova, and a guranteed P5 million management contract from TV5.
They will also star in their own teen drama series for TV5 called “Forever Barkada” along with other scholars including Chanel Morales, Shaira Mae, Mark Neumann, Akihiro Blanco, Malak So Shdifat, Stephanie Rowe, Brent Manzano, Nicole Estrada, Jon Orlando, Marvelous Alejo and Benjo Leoncio.
“Artista Academy” will return for a second season in the summer of 2013 as “Artista Academy Tweens”.