Elimination Round: Little Stars 2013 at Sta. Lucia East Mall

Previously, I posted the screening of Little Stars 2013 and, as I’ve mentioned, we were advised to wait for their call to know if Keisha passed the screening. It was April 25 when I received a call from the Ad and Promo Department of Sta. Lucia Mall and was informed with the good news that Keisha was scheduled for the elimination round on April 27.

The elimination round was subdivided into three categories:

  • Introduction wearing school uniform outfit
  • 3-minute talent presentation
  • Question and answer portion wearing their Sunday dress

We were there early and upon seeing the other kids dressed in their school uniforms, Keisha requested to wear hers as well.

School Uniform Outfit For Girls

Her outfit was just self-designed and made by my mom since Keisha hasn’t been in school yet. I super like her whole ensemble, it’s so girly and cute.

Little Stars Elimination in Sta. Lucia East Mall

Do I look nervous right from the start?

Little Stars Elimination at Sta. Lucia East Mall

School Uniform For Girls and Boys

Keisha played with the other contestants before the program started. I think the young kids didn’t consider this as a contest, they think of this as a game that they have to graciously play more than anything else.

Little Stars Elimination Day The event was held at the old building of Sta. Lucia East Mall.

The program started with the kid’s self-introduction giving the following details, complete name, age and their place of residence. There were 10 girls and 2 boys who competed for the elimination round. When it was Keisha’s turn to introduce herself, she was caught off-guard when she saw half of our relatives in the audience cheering for her. But, thank God she still managed to do it well.

Here’s the video of Keisha introducing herself.

The second part was the talent presentation. Since we were only advised 3 days before the event, we didn’t have the chance to change Keisha’s performance. We only improved it by adding the famous song “Gwiyomi”. Take a look at her video…

In all contests, the question and answer portion is the most-awaited and exciting part since the judges can interact with the contestant and throw any questions they find suitable for them. But, in this case, since this is a kiddie model search, the questions asked were just appropriate for the kid’s age. I couldn’t help but be proud of Keisha when I heard how smart she answered the judge’s questions and how she graciously carried herself. I would have want to scream “that’s my baby girl!”. Haha! Sorry, I’m just really so proud of her.

Little Stars Elimination - Question and Answer Portion

After tabulation, the judge announced that they will only be getting 2 boys and 2 girls from this batch. We were all nervous, we didn’t know if Keisha will make it or not. I was holding my breathe for few seconds. Good thing, I have a calm husband who always manage to uplift and pacify me in times like this.

Little Stars 2013 Elimination

The pretty girls and handsome boys waiting for the judge’s announcement.

Fortunately, thru the help of prayer, my daughter was chosen to be part of the top 2. When her name was called, I almost jumped out of happiness. It’s funny, because she really knew that she’s the winner. She even said this to her yaya “Yaya, I’m the winner! Are you happy for me?” Our relatives present there were all so happy for her, most especially my mom. Keisha’s victory is also the victory of our whole family since she’s the princess and the youngest in our clan, maternal and paternal side.

Little Stars Elimination Round

Little Stars Elimination Round


Little Stars 2013 at Sta. Lucia East Mall

We were surprised that my Lola came to watch and support Keisha.

Keisha and Wowa at Sta. Lucia East Mall

Keisha’s proud Wowa. My mother-in-law who’s also as nervous as I am, was so happy when her only grandchild was chosen to move forward to the next round – Semi-Finals.

Keisha's fans club

To all our relatives, thank you for supporting Keisha!

Shakey's Sta. Lucia East Mall

Victory party for the little girl at Shakey’s Sta. Lucia Mall.



  1. June 8, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    She’s so adorable and so natural 😀 she does have the potential 😀 congratulation pretty girl 🙂

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you Ms. Jheylo!

  2. June 9, 2013 / 12:16 am

    Awww! You are too cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Keisha 🙂 pretty girl too. I hope you win and cannot wait for the next post. Good job baby girl. How I wish my K will join event like this but she is very shy 🙂

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:41 pm

      Hi Ms. Jessica! Thank you! I’m sure you can encourage your daughter to join contests like this.

  3. June 9, 2013 / 12:34 am

    WOW! congrats Keisha! Congrats to your pretty and intelligent daughter! It is a milestone for her life and yes it is a very proud moment for you sis!

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:41 pm

      Yes, it’s really a proud mommy moment. =) Thank you sis for the nice words!

  4. June 9, 2013 / 12:37 am

    wow! congrats Keisha!! she is in deed right, she a winner now.. i watch her videos and the little princess is really having fun.. good luck to the semi-final round..

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you sis for watching!

  5. June 9, 2013 / 12:40 am

    Keep it up Keisha! Hope you win the next level.

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:40 pm

      Thank you Ms. Claire!

  6. June 9, 2013 / 2:11 am

    Oh that’s great news, what a victory for your daughter and your family, congratulations.

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you Ms. Rose!

  7. June 9, 2013 / 3:49 am

    congratulations to your pretty little girl. reminds me of our own experience with our youngest sister back then when she represented Cebu City for Eat Bulaga’s Little Miss Philippines. She’s 6 years old then, now she’s a newly registered nurse at 22 years old. time flies! i love kiddie beauty and brain contests. 🙂

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Hi Ms. Jenn! I’m sure your little sis gained a lot from her experience in Eat Bulaga. My mom wanted me to join Little Miss Philippines back then, but, due to financial constraints it didn’t push thru.

  8. June 9, 2013 / 4:27 am

    your daughter is so cute! you have a beauty queen in the making right there.:)

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:37 pm

      Thank you Ms. April!

  9. June 9, 2013 / 1:26 pm

    Wow, cute naman ni Keisha mana sa mommy, congrats Keisha.

    • Maica Ocfemia-Figuracion
      June 9, 2013 / 4:36 pm

      Thank you sis for the nice words!

  10. June 11, 2013 / 6:05 am

    hurrray for your princess! wish you good luck for the next round

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