Pinoy Dream Academy (season 1)
The pilot season of Pinoy Dream Academy formally began on August 27, 2006 and ended on December 16 of the same year. Nikki Gil was the main host of this season, while joining her in the Saturday Gala Nights were Bianca Gonzalez, Roxanne Barcelo, and Toni Gonzaga. Sam Milby was also part of the Saturday shows, but had stopped appearing mid-season. Barcelo also hosted the UpLate edition of the show.
Yeng Constantino of Rizal was proclaimed as the "Grand Star Dreamer" of the first season on December 16, 2006. Jay-R Siaboc of Cebu and Ronnie Liang of Pampanga were proclaimed as the runners-up. The other finalists of the competition were Panky Trinidad of Cebu, Irish Fullerton of the United States of America and Chad Peralta of Australia. Constantino eventually became a successful recording artist in her own right.
Thirty-Eight contestants were chosen from different areas around the world. The Metro Manila dreamers all came from Metro Manila and nearby provinces. The dreamers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are called the regional dreamers. The dreamers from Australia, San Francisco, Dubai, Japan and Europe are called the global dreamers.
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