Thea Tolentino and Jeric Gonzales were declared the Female and Male Protégé Battle Champs during the Final Battle that was held on October 21.
They bested four other finalists of the second season of Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break.
Thea was mentored by Gina Alajar while Jeric was also originally mentored by Gina but eventually went under Jolina Magdangal when a reshuffle happened. It could be said, then, that both winners were both from mentor Gina.
Before the winners were announced, a special Texters’ Choice Award was given out and it was also won by Jeric.
Both Thea and Jeric received P1-million cash, condominium unit worth P7-million and management contract with GMA-7. The winning mentors, on the other hand, got P500,000 each.
All 6 finalists each got a 4-year college scholarship courtesy of STI.
Non-winning finalists include Zandra Summer, Elle Ramirez, Ruru Madrid and Mikoy Morales.