Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon were named Female and Male Breakout Stars of the Year in THE PEP LIST Year 4 under PEPsters' Choice category.
Even though Elisse and McCoy are collectively known as the McLisse love team, they've earned votes in separate categories.
The winners of the Breakout Stars of the Year category were determined by PEP.ph readers (PEPsters) through an online poll, which ran from May 29, 2017 to July 4, 2017.
Elisse bested the following Female Breakout Star of the Year nominees: Arci Muñoz, Inah de Belen, Kate Valdez, Kim Domingo, Mikee Quintos, Nathalie Hart, and Sanya Lopez.
On the other hand, McCoy won over these other Male Breakout Star of the Year nominees: Christian Bables, Jak Roberto, Jake Ejercito, JC Santos, Joshua Garcia, Ronnie Alonte, Ronwaldo Martin, and Super Tekla.
The PEP.ph editorial staff surprised Elisse and McCoy during their #TGSMcLisseDay at the Star Magic office in ABS-CBN ELJ Building earlier today, September 21.
While being interviewed about their latest project, The Good Son, PEP.ph associate editor Rommel Llanes handed the McLisse tandem their trophies and announced that they won Female and Male Breakout Stars of the Year.
Upon seeing the trophies, McCoy reacted: "Hala!"
Meanwhile, Elisse exclaimed: "Wow! Uy, grabe!"
McCoy then recalled, "Dati, gustung-gusto ko talaga malagay lang yung pangalan ko sa mga article, sobrang sarap na sa pakiramdam."
Smiling, Elisse continued, "Tapos ngayon po, meron na kaming hawak na award."
The McLisse love team also thanked their fans and PEP.ph for the award.
McCoy said, "Nagpapasalamat kami sa mga sumusuporta sa amin dahil kung hindi dahil sa inyo, hindi namin matatanggap itong grabeng award na ito.
"Sarap sa feeling pala pag nakatanggap ng award!"
Elisse added, "Siyempre, salamat din sa PEP po, kasi napasama kami sa list ng nominees, so thank you so much.
"At tsaka siyempre, sa mga fans namin na bumoto, thank you po."
Elisse and Mccoy were the third and fourth THE PEP LIST Year 4 winners who have been announced.
The first two were Barbie Forteza, who won Female Comedy Actress of the Year, and Governor Vilma Santos, who was hailed as Movie Star of the Year.
More winners from both PEPsters' and Editors' choice categories will be announced in the coming days.