Sophie Albert and Vin Abrenica emerged as Best Actress and Best Actor of Artista Academy respectively, during the Awards Night held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
Sophie Albert, dubbed as the “Artistic Chick of Mandaluyong,” and the “Singing Hunk of Pampanga” Vin Abrenica, emerged as the first Best Actress and first Best Actor award of Artista Academy.
Vin and Sophie each bagged a total of P10 million worth of prize package which includes a trophy especially crafted by Leeroy New, a condominium unit at Lakefront in Parañaque City, 1 million pesos cash, a Toyota Innova and an exclusive TV5 contract with a minimum guarantee of P5 million.
Hosted by Cesar Montano, the Artista Academy Awards Night showcased all six Honor Students’ talent in singing, dancing and also in acting via a short film directed by Eric Quizon (for the 3 girls) and Bb. Joyce Bernal (for the 3 guys).
Both winners will also become new Close Up ambassadors and lead stars of an upcoming teleserye on TV5.
Meanwhile, the non-winning honor students Akihiro Blanco, Chanel Morales, Shaira Mae andMark Neumann, together with Tropang Kick-Out members Benjo Leoncio, Brent Manzano, Chris Leonardo, Jon Orlando, Malak So Shdifat, Marvelous Alejo, Nicole Estrada and Stephanie Rowe, will all become exclusive TV5 talents. All of them will star in an upcoming youth-oriented series on the Kapatid Network titled “Forever Barkada.”