Crismar B. Moya of the MAPEH Society dazzled both judges and audiences of this year’s Louisian Got Talent competition with his street calisthenics performance, which incorporated Capoeira and other martial arts, as well as gymnastics. He managed to win second runner-up at the competition and had a lot to say about the fruits of his labor.

When asked how he felt about making it into the top three, he described the feeling of achieving such an award as overwhelming and elating. He also thanked God for granting him his talent, and acknowledged his friends and schoolmates for their support. “First of all, nagpapasalamat ako kay God kasi binigyan niya ako ng talent. Syempre usually, ang nararamdaman ng nakakapasok sa second runner up . . . masaya–overwhelming kasi nararamdaman mo ‘yung suporta ng mga kaibigan mo at tsaka mga schoolmates mo.”

Preparing for such a competition certainly wasn’t easy though, as he admitted that he had to balance his training with his responsibilities as a student. “Actually, pressured kasi . . . kulang talaga sa oras kasi nag-aaral . . . ng maraming mga requirements, so parang every Saturday ‘yon”

In spite of this trial, his hopes to be recognized as an outstanding talent in the competition were not diminished due to his hard work and confidence. “Parang ganoon na rin. Nag-expect na rin ako. Confidently na ginawa ko lahat ng mga kaya ko sa contest, so nagpapasalamat ako.

When asked who his biggest inspiration was, he acknowledged his family due to their support. “First of all yung family ko kasi . . . actually, expected na parang hindi ko inexpect kasi may pambayad na ako ng tuition fee, ganoon. So, ‘yung family.”

He profusely thanked the students of STELA for their overwhelming support and faith in his talents. “I would like to say thank you for the support, and I love you all. And, salamat dahil may paniniwala sila sa akin at sinuportahan nila ako morally and spiritually.”


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