Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco appeared as the Favorite Asian Act in 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award. Charice, who will be turning 20 years old on May 20, was able to beat some of the region’s hottest music starts which includes Korea’s global girl group Wonder Girls, Agnes Monica from Indonesia and Yuna of Malaysia.
On its 25th year, the Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards is witnessed in over 300 million households around the world. This year marks the first time that the Favorite Asian Act award was given.
The awards were broadcast from the Galen Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles who was then hosted by 10-time KCA winner Mr. Will Smith.
Charice shared a photo in her Twitter account holding the KCA trophy that is shaped as a blimp. She posted another update to articulate her appreciation for all her fans who accompanied her to win this contest. “Thank You, Chasters for all the hardwork. I love you all,” she said in her tweet.
The Filipina singer seemingly gathered 6 million votes during the contest period.
“Millions of Charice’s fans voted online, on mobile, on Facebook and on Twitter, showing us not only how popular she is across Asia, but also how active Nickelodeon’s audience in Asia is online. We couldn’t be happier for her or her fans, and congratulate Charice for winning the inaugural Favorite Asian Artist Awards.” According to Syahrizan Mansor the Senior Director, Programming and On-Air, Nickelodeon SEA.
The top winners at this year’s KCAs are singer Justin Bieber as Favorite Male Artist, actress-singer Selena Gomez as Favorite TV Actress and Favorite Female Singer, Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame as Favorite Movie Actress, Adam Sandler as Favorite Movie Actor and Taylor Lautner as Favorite Butt Kicker. While the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, presented The Big Help Award to Taylor Swift.
Other major winners were Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked for Favorite Movie and Puss in Boots for Favorite Animated Movie. Katy Perry conquered home the blimp for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie for her role of Smurfette in The Smurfs. For TV, Favorite TV Show went to Victorious; Favorite Reality Show to Wipeout; Favorite Cartoon to SpongeBob SquarePants; Favorite TV Actor to Jake Short; and Funniest TV Sidekick to Jennette McCurdy.
In the music category, Big Time Rush was named as the Favorite Music Group while the track “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO won for Favorite Song. Most valuable players Tim Tebow and Danica Patrick won for Favorite Male Athlete and Favorite Female Athlete, respectively. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series garnered Favorite Book and Just Dance 3 won for Favorite Video game.
The KCAs will premiere on the Nickelodeon Philippine channel on April 14 (Saturday) at 10:00am; with repeats on April 16 (Monday) at 6:00pm; April 18 (Wednesday) at 12:00pm and on April 20 (Friday) at 8:00 pm. Nickelodeon is now on its 32nd year globally and 14th year in Asia.