Representing Camarines Sur of the Bicol Region is Eugene Burog Manimtim. Eugene, the singing barista is also known in this competition as “The Gifted Protégé”. This 29-year old Pop Icon contender is no stranger to winning singing competitions both in the Philippines and abroad. His previous stints include: ‘The Voice of McDonald’s Philippines 2005’ Nationwide Champion, Finalist in GMA TV Network’s ‘Protégé 2011’, a nationwide reality-based singing talent show for television in the Philippines, ‘Himig ng Kalayaan KSA 2012’ Grand Champion, and ‘Talentadong Pinoy Dubai 2013’ Semi-Finalist. In addition to these decorated achievements, Eugene will try and make it once again and become the Jeddah Pop Icon 2014 grand winner as he believes he has both the talent and the personality deserving of that Pop Icon status.
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