FAMILY, friends and supporters of Douglas Errol “Migo” Adecer rejoiced as the 15-year-old Bacoleño was hailed as the newest Ultimate Male Survivor of StarStruck Season 6, an ‘artista’ search on television of GMA–7 Network.
Adecer’s win was announced during The Final Judgment at the GMA Network studios Saturday night.
Klea Pineda of Caloocan City won as the Ultimate Female Survivor.
They each took home P1 million pesos in cash, a house and lot from Camella worth P2 million pesos, and a five-year exclusive contract with GMA Artist Center. The two will also be part of the much-anticipated remake of the hit fantaserye “Encantadia.”
“Thank you to my parents for giving me their 100% support and for sacrificing family time for this dream of mine. I could say now that it’s all worth it,” Adecer said.
Adecer advanced in the competition having the highest combination of text and online votes and of the StarStruck Council’s decision, leaving Elyson De Dios of Cebu City as the first runner-up.
Adecer’s uncle Bong Palo told Sun.Star Bacolod that his family and relatives in the province are very happy with the result of the competition. The whole Dreyfus–Adecer clan is thanking those who supported Adecer all throughout the competition, he added.
“We are very proud of what he has achieved,” Palo said, adding that the success of his nephew is not only for their family but also for all Bacoleños and Negrenses.
In social media, Negrense fans and supporters of Adecer have also expressed their gratitude and congratulations, tagging him as an addition to the pride of the city and the province.
Adecer, who was born in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, is a 100 percent Filipino but grew up in Sydney, Australia.
The third year high school home-study student is the youngest of the four siblings, with parents working as administration costumer associates in an insurance company in Australia. His mother, Kaye Dreyfus is from Bacolod, while his father, Dennis Adecer has roots in Cagayan.
Adecer was among the thousands of hopefuls who auditioned in the competition which made a comeback after more than five years of hiatus.
Prior to StarStruck, he has already entered the showbiz industry in the Philippines and Australia—from concerts, to television shows and commercials, to print advertisements.
His StarStruck victory was an indeed a birthday gift for him, as celebrated his 16th birthday Sunday, just a day after the Finals Night. In his visit to Bacolod City last week, he said he did not ask anything for a birthday gift.
“Only God knows what I truly deserve to receive,” he said.
But for his family, his StarStruck win “is one of the best gifts God has given to Migo and he deserves it,” Palo said, adding that they are now preparing for a big welcome party for Adecer.
Also, prior to the finals, Adecer initiated a gift-giving activity for the street children of his hometown. Whether he wins or not, he promised to help the Bacolod street kids.
“Little by little no matter what is given to me, whatever blessings I receive, I will bring it back to the needy especially to the street children,” Adecer said.
Elyson de Dios and Ayra Mariano are the season's First Prince and Princess, respectively.
The star-studded event was a reunion among alumni of the original reality-based artista search including Miguel Tanfelix, Rocco Nacino, Ryza Cenon, Diva Montelaba, Sam Bumatay, Ella Guevarra, Sandy Talag, JM Reyes, Kris Bernal, Aljur Abrenica, Dion Ignacio, Rainier Castillo, Enzo Pineda and council member Jennylyn Mercado.
Season 6 marked a momentous comeback as the program took a hiatus for five years. StarStruck has produced talents who have won prestigious awards and impressed audiences in different entertainment genres. (With report from GMA)