Spiral pole dancer Kristel de Catalina was named the winner of Pilipinas Got Talent 2016.
The grand finals of the talent competition's 6th edition was held at the Bren Z Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga on Sunday night, April 29.
The show's judges Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda, Robin Padilla, and ABS-CBN's newest Chairman Mark Lopez announced Kristel as the grand winner of the Kapamilya talent competition. The 2018 edition of PGT was hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga.
Kristel won P2 million pesos as the grand winner of this year's PGT.
The Antipolo-based single mom received a total score of 99.67%, based on judges scores and audience votes.
Overwhelmed by her big win, Kristel uttered a few words to express her gratitude to all those who supported her during the whole journey.
She simply said, "Maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat."
In an interview after the show with Kalad Karen Davila for PGT Exclusives, Kristel said she's even more inspired now that she knows a lot of people support and appreciate her talent.
She told Kalad Karen, "Lalo po akong na-inspire sa mga bumoto po sa akin dahil ibig sabihin nun kailangan ko pang ipagpatuloy ang akin nasimulan.
"At marami pa akong mas mai-inspire na tao sa aking ginagawa. Sa pamamagitan ng pagsasayaw, naitaguyod ko ang aking anak at bukod dun, ito ang aking hobby talaga at gusto ko po yung ginagawa ko.
"At bukod dun, nagbibigay ako ng karangalan sa ating bansa sa pamamagitan ng sining na ito."
The PGT Season 6 grand winner admitted that this is also the most challenging competition she has ever joined.
But Kristel took this challenge to learn more about her self and her abilities.
Kristel said, "Sa lahat po ng competition na nasalihan ko, ito po yung masasabi kong pinakakakaiba.
"At talaga pong mahabang proseso po siya dahil kailangan po hindi lang isang routine ang gagawin ko.
"Normally pag sumasali ako sa acompetition, isang routine tapos sabak na 'tapos tapos na.
"Ito po, tuwing papasok ka kailangan laging magle-level up ka."
She added, "Na-iinspire po ako na nagawa ko rin yung mga yun dahil yung iba po dun ngayon ko lang din nagawa."
This year's runner-ups are Wheelchair Dance Duo Julius Obrero & Rhea Marquez who received a score of 84.6%, and comedian Joven Olvido with 79.05%.
Before the announcement of winners, OPM hitmakers Ogie Alcasid and Gary Valenciano performed a medley of Sampaguita's songs including "Sayawan" and "Bonggahan."
The other grand finalists include acrobats DWC Aeon Flex, athletes Bardilleranz, hip-hop dance group Nocturnal Dance Company, billiards trick master Jonacris Bandillo, utility pole balancing act CEBECO II Blue Knights, hip-hop dance group Xtreme Dancers, and lip sync artist Orville Tonido.