Fate and destiny is never equated nor predicted with what you have, but by who you are”. As it is, there was never a time in a person’s life that those gray clouds won’t fade way. All you need to do, is just to patiently wait for God’s sweetest time to open His doors of abundance and happiness for you. This was the tear jerking context of a very surprising gift from Above, which will drastically move and transcend the interesting life journey of Epey Herher. Last Saturday, the first-ever grand winner of “That’s My Tomboy” a local noontime show competition in the Philippines has marvelously proven that gender inequality is no longer a big deal in the invincible social mainstream of Philippine society. This extremely nostalgic article will teach all of us that genuine friendship can miraculously move mountains, regardless of those insurmountable challenges ahead of us. Epey Herher who is April Mariz in real life, had made use of her prolific word power to make it to the top by vesting other lesbian competitors without any inch of difficulty.

Epey Herher

Epey Herher, the first- ever grand winner of Showtime’s “That’s My Tomboy Contest” on ABS-CBN Channel 2 last Saturday February 1, 2014

Epey Herher had successfully brought home a huge sum of money amounting to Php 300,000 in cold cash. Right after the much awaited announcement of the runners up and the ultimate winner of the most well-applauded noontime competition, she humbly said these words of gratitude. “Nagpapasalamat ako po ako kay Papa God. Hindi po ako nagdasal na sana ako’y manalo, pinagdasal ko po ay manalo ang pinakadeserving. Nagpapasalamat din po ako sa ‘It’s Showtime’ para sa pagbibigay sa amin ng pagkakataon na maipakita ang mga ‘T-Boom’ na karapat-dapat kaming tanggapin sa society, ” These realistic and provocative statements of Herher had really shown her unwavering faith in God; as well as her personifying guts and tenacity that He created all of us with abounding talents to make each one of us unique from other people. Similarly, she dearly dedicated her magnanimous victory to her best friend, Pinky who died in an accident a few days before the grand finals of “That’s My Tomboy”. According to Epey, this best buddy of hers had lovingly taught her the essence of humility despite of her numerous triumphs and personal accomplishments. Of course, she was so grateful to “Showtime”, the only variety show in the country which had willingly provided the most glaring and worthwhile avenue to let the entire world realize that lesbians too are special people who are excellently equipped with unmatched artistry and creativity that we must not fail to positively recognize, without reservations.

Epey Herher, proudly impressed the audience and the judges with her heartfelt speech about success. Along this line, this was what she said that made the jurors decide to unanimously choose her as “That’s My Tomboy” grand finals victor. “Para po sa akin, ang kahulugan ng tagumpay ay ang makapagpasaya ka ng mga tao lalong lalo na ang pinakmahalagang tao sa buhay mo. ‘Yung pangarap sa iyo ng ibang tao, nagkakaroon ng katuparan, ‘yun ang tunay na kahulugan para sa akin ng tagumpay”. Hindi para sa sarili ko dahil katulad nga po ng sinabi ni Blessed Arnold Janssen: to God, the glory; to my neighbors, the benefit; to myself, the burden” On the lighter side of this story, Kim Orencio, was declared as first runner up which made it possible for her to win Php 200,000. Aside from the said cash prize, she was also adjudged as the “Best in T-Boom Talent”. Meanwhile, Sky Teotico bagged the second runner up. Last but not the least, both Kim Andaya and Phao Faraon were fairly chosen as runners up with a total cash prize of Php 50,000 each.

To conclude, Epey Herher magnificently possessed the winingest weapon and secret which boil down to one thing. “A human must have a pure and selfless heart, for this is the most expressive gem of his untainted and forgiving soul”. Ultimately, the true meaning of success is letting go of your own happiness for the sake and welfare of other people. Having realized this far reaching truth and wisdom, our colorful lives will be inspiringly engulfed with contentment and peace that this complex and divided world earnestly yearns for, since the time of reckoning which had gloriously unfolded for man to flourish and live in God’s loving grace forever.


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