Some people might say that her greatest achievement is winning the reality show “Pilipinas Got Talent.” But for PGT Season 6 grand winner Kristel de Catalina, her most defining moment is being a full-fledged mother to her seven-year-old son, Troy.
Do you still remember the pole dancer who earned the golden buzzer on “Pilipinas Got Talent?” The studio audience, as well as the judges, were stunned when Kristel de Catalina took on the stage. Fast-forward to the finals, Kristel won the hearts of everyone who watched her perform on the PGT stage.
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She was at the peak of her career when suddenly news broke out that the PGT pole dancer was pregnant. Even though having a child might potentially be disastrous for her career, Kristel’s spirits were not dampened. Instead, it turned her life around.
“I had to choose. I had to stop my career for a while. But then, nung paglabas nung anak ko [it was] pure happiness. Iyon po yung pinaka source ng strength ko sa lahat ng ginagawa ko.”
Her journey certainly wasn’t easy, but Kristel was supported by her family and loved ones. Above all, her most dedicated supporter is none other than her son, who has been with her since day one. The mother and son learned to draw strength from one another every step of the way.
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Now, Kristel de Catalina has finally gotten back to her feet as mother and a performer. She’s a responsible and loving mother to Troy, all while still being a great performer on stage. As she tours the Philippines for her shows and guestings, her seven-year-old son Troy is with her along the way.
In an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda,” the “Pilipinas Got Talent” season 6 winner revealed that she will be using her prize money to sustain Troy’s education.
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