Amid the popularity of It’s Showtime’s contest ‘Mini Miss U,’ Eat Bulaga announced the return of their iconic talent search, Little Miss Philippines.
The said segment produced several talents since its creation in 1984, including Camille Prats, Aiza Seguerra, Gladys Reyes, Julie Ann San Jose, Kim Domingo, Ryza Mae Dizon, and Pauleen Luna.
This year’s Little Miss Philippines was hosted by Winwyn Marquez and Cassy Legaspi.
Cassy admitted that she was a fan of the said talent search, saying that she dreamed to join the contest.
“Actually noong bata pa ako mahiyain ako pero yan talaga ang dream ko.” said Cassy.
Winwyn admitted that she wanted her daughter Luna to join Little Miss Philippines.
“Lagi akong nanonood niyan. Pero actually ‘yung anak ko ang pangarap kong sumali sa ‘Little Miss Philippines,’” she said.
Observers believed that their decision to revive the contest was the answer of TAPE Inc. to the popularity of Mini Miss U.
Meanwhile, it’s not yet known if E.A.T would also launch its own counterpart to challenge the two other noontime shows.
It can be recalled that TAPE owned the trademark of Little Miss Philippines, so E.A.T must present something different if ever they wanted to create a counterpart of the iconic Eat Bulaga segment.