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That's My Bae: "Twerk It" Dance Contest is a dance contest for good-looking men who are skilled at dancing to the 2014 hit single "Twerk It Like Miley" by Brandon Beal. The segment premiered on 6 July 2015 and concluded on 29 August 2015.

The concept of the segment was inspired by a Dubsmash trend that involved guys smiling, pouting, and trying to look cute on their “Twerk It Like Miley” videos, typically without a shirt on. The viral trend was started by Kenneth Earl Medrano of Cebu City who subsequently joined the segment after being invited to audition and ultimately became the grand winner of the dance contest.

The regular hosts of the segment were Alden Richards and Sam YG. Alden's hosting stint on the segment earned him the nicknames "Ultimate Bae" and the "Pambansang Bae ng Pilipinas." Meanwhile, Sam YG also gained the moniker "BoomBae" in reference to his Indian roots.

After the competition, the seven grand finalists—Kenneth Medrano, Gab Bayan, Kim Last, Joel Palencia, Tommy Peñaflor, Jon Timmons, and Miggy Tolentino—became a resident dance group of the noontime show known as That's My Bae. Their success and popularity even scored them their own television show in 2016 titled Trops.

The title of the segment is based on the name of the classic Eat Bulaga! segment That's My Boy. The word "bae" is a slang term of endearment for one's romantic partner.

Overview

Auditions

The dance contest was open to young men 18 years old or above who are good-looking and skillful at dancing. Auditions were held at the Broadway Centrum.

Internet celebrities whose "Twerk It Like Miley" videos on Dubsmash went viral online were also invited to audition at the studio, such as Erick Smith, Jay Arcilla, and even the creator of the viral trend Kenneth Earl Medrano.

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from 6 July to 25 July 2015. They were primarily hosted by Alden Richards and Sam YG.

Each day, two young men competed against each other by showcasing their "Twerk It Like Miley" dance moves and looks onstage. Contestants were dressed with themed outfits during their performances.

Afterwards, the contestants enticed audience members with their clever pickup lines, which were dubbed as "Motto ng Kapogian".
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Original title card

They were then asked to perform a pose for the camera as demonstrated by the hosts during the mini-segment, Lesson of the Bae. The mini-segment teaches tips and tricks on how to look cool and cute in front of a girl even during embarrassing moments.

Daily winners received a cash prize and advanced to the semifinal rounds of the competition.

Wildcard rounds

The wildcard rounds occurred from 27 July to 31 July 2015. After the regular daily rounds, contestants who previously lost in the daily rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more in the wildcard round. The returning competitors showcased their dance moves, delivered pickup lines, and performed camera poses once again for a chance to win a cash prize and to advance to the semifinal rounds.

Semifinal rounds

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Kagat Kuko Bae (KKB)

The semifinal rounds were held from 1 August to 13 August 2015. Each day, two contestants were randomly pitted against one another to gain a spot in the next round. To completely randomize the match, cards containing the contestants' names inside them were selected by audience members to determine the two players who would compete for the day.

The competitors showcased their level-up "Twerk It Like Miley" dance moves, delivered pickup lines, and performed camera poses to entice the avid audience. Winners took home an additional cash prize and advanced to the qualifying rounds of the competition.

Semifinal wildcard round

A one-day wildcard round was held on Friday, 14 August 2015. Two contestants who lost in the semifinal rounds were once again given the opportunity to compete in the segment and join the other semifinal winners in the next round. The winner received a cash prize.

Qualifying rounds

The 14 remaining finalists battled each other once more in the qualifying rounds, which occurred from 15 August to 24 August 2015. This time, the contestants were given the chance to incorporate their own style and concept in their performances using a completely new song remixed with the familiar "Twerk It Like Miley" music. Two contestants competed each day.

After their performances, they were asked to deliver pickup lines and pose for the camera. Only seven winners advanced to the grand finals of the competition.

Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 August 2015. It was hosted by Alden Richards, Sam YG, Julia Clarete, and Pauleen Luna.

The seven grand finalists who competed in the final round of the competition were Jon Timmons, Gab Bayan, Miggy Tolentino, Tommy Peñaflor, Joel Palencia, Kim Last, and Kenneth Medrano. The contestants were randomly paired with a well-known Filipino dance group as backup dancers for their performances.

Each of them showcased their looks and showed off their ultimate dance moves. The contestants were able to input their own concept, style, and music in their performances which they must mash up with the song "Twerk It Like Miley".

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That's My Bae grand finalists

The judges included Eat Bulaga! host Ryan Agoncillo, comedian Michael V, volleyball players Dindin Manabat and Rachel Anne Daquis, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young. The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 50% – Good looks
  • 40% – Dance moves
  • 10% – Audience impact

Kenneth Earl Medrano, the 24-year-old bae of Cebu City, was declared as the winner of the competition, receiving ₱250,000. As part of his grand prize, he also became a brand ambassador of PLDT Home Ultera.

Kenneth also won the Dabarkads Choice Award after receiving the most likes in an online voting on the show's Facebook page, taking home an additional ₱10,000.

Lesson of the Bae

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Alden and Sam pose for the camera

The Lesson of the Bae is a mini-segment that teaches tips and tricks on how to look cool and exude cuteness in front of a girl even during embarrassing moments. The contests were asked to perform the pose for the camera as demonstrated by hosts Alden Richards and Sam YG.

The segment became well-loved by Kalyeserye fans because Alden's poses were usually accompanied by the pabebe wave, a gesture popularized by the AlDub loveteam. Alden was frequently teased that his gestures were directed toward Yaya Dub (played by Maine Mendoza).

List of Lesson of the Bae camera poses
Date Lesson
9 July 2015 One Calorie Smile
10 July 2015 Smile With Your Eyes (SmiEyes)
11 July 2015 KagatLaBae (KLB)
13 July 2015 Biglang Tingin Bae (BTB)
14 July 2015 Kamot Ulo Bae (KUB)
15 July 2015 Bilangan ng Balikat (BNB)
16 July 2015 Hubad Shades Bae (HSB)
17 July 2015 Last Bye Bae (LBB)
18 July 2015 Royal Bae Look (RBL)
20 July 2015 Kagat Kuko Bae (KKB)
21 July 2015 Good Bae Look (GBL)
22 July 2015 Sapak Sa Sarili (SSS)
23 July 2015 Pa-Fall Ka Bae (PFKB)
24 July 2015 Bad Bae Look (BBL)
25 July 2015 Wag Sad Bae (WaSaBae)
27 July 2015 Wag Na Cry Bae (WaNaCryBae)
28 July 2015 Basta Ikaw Bae (BIB)
29 July 2015 Ako Ba Bae? (ABB)
31 July 2015 Heartbreak Drill (HBD)
1 August 2015 Ikaw Pa Bae (IPB)
3 August 2015 Pabaebae Pa More (PPM)
4 August 2015 Maintain Lang Bae (MLB)
5 August 2015 Punas Pawis Bae (PPB)
6 August 2015 Extra Rice Pa Bae (ERB)
7 August 2015 Bae na Nabulaga (BaeLaga)
8 August 2015 Weh Pa Bae (WPB)
10 August 2015 May Something Ka Bae (MSB)
11 August 2015 Hangin Pa Bae (HPB)
12 August 2015 Puwing Si Bae (PSB)
13 August 2015 Bae, Ipunas Mo Para Ohhsome (BIMPO)
14 August 2015 Bagong Gising Bae (BGB)
15 August 2015 Bae Pa More (BPM)
17 August 2015 Tali Mo Bae (TMB)
18 August 2015 Excuse Me Bae (EMB)
19 August 2015 I-Selfie Mo Bae (IMB)
20 August 2015 Galit Ka Bae? (GKB)
21 August 2015 Selos Ka Bae? (SKB)
24 August 2015 Umiiyak Ka Bae? (UKB)
27 August 2015 Double Look Bae (DLB)
28 August 2015 Call You Bae (CYB)

 Hosts

Below is a list of hosts who been involved in the segment at some point in its run. This may include main, co-, substitute, and one-time presenters.



  • Alden Richards
  • Pauleen Luna
  • Sam YG
  • Pia Guanio
  • Julia Clarete
  • Ryan Agoncillo


Results

Daily rounds

The daily rounds occurred from 6 July to 25 July 2015. Each day, two young men competed against each other by showcasing their "Twerk It Like Miley" dance moves and looks onstage. Contestants were dressed with themed outfits during their performances. Daily winners advanced to the semifinal rounds of the competition.

Week of 6 July–11 July

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
6 July 2015
Jay Arcilla* San Pablo, Laguna Winner
John Louie Dizon San Fernando, Pampanga Eliminated
Tuesday
7 July 2015
Tommy Peñaflor Dinalupihan, Bataan Eliminated
Michael Catayas Melbourne, Australia Winner
Wednesday
8 July 2015
Jovy Bequillo Naga City Eliminated
Miggy Tolentino Caloocan City Winner
Thursday
9 July 2015
Anthony Kwon N/A Eliminated
Josh Ward Taytay, Rizal Winner
Friday
10 July 2015
Warren Circular N/A Eliminated
Dice Villabroza San Pedro, Laguna Winner
Saturday
11 July 2015
Angelo Nabor Magalang, Pampanga Eliminated
Kenneth Earl Medrano Cebu City Winner
*did not compete in future rounds of the competition after forfeiting to join the sixth season of Starstruck



Week of 13 July–18 July

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
13 July 2015
Daniel Aquino Quezon City Winner
Jayson Evangelista Bulakan, Bulacan Eliminated
Tuesday
14 July 2015
Ray Cataluna Angono, Rizal Winner (tied)
Joel Palencia Antipolo, Rizal Winner (tied)
Wednesday
15 July 2015
Erick Smith Laoag, Ilocos Norte Eliminated
JR Dela Paz Marikina City Winner
Thursday
16 July 2015
Mike Hogan Ilocos Norte Winner
John Manangun Angeles, Pampanga Eliminated
Friday
17 July 2015
Kim Last London, England Winner
Eldrin Crisolo Pangasinan Eliminated
Saturday
18 July 2015
Ryan Kevin Biol Imus, Cavite Winner (tied)
Christian Alano Quezon City Winner (tied)



Week of 20 July–25 July

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
20 July 2015
Gab Bayan Pasig City Winner
Jexsen Pimentel Cagayan de Oro Eliminated
Tuesday
21 July 2015
Ralph Durmiendo Quezon City Eliminated
JV Suzara Bacolod City Winner
Wednesday
22 July 2015
Sky Cornejo Caloocan City Winner
Alsworth Barleta Antipolo, Rizal Eliminated
Thursday
23 July 2015
Armand Tuason Cavite Eliminated
Jon Timmons Los Angeles, California Winner
Friday
24 July 2015
Patrick Alvarez Zamboanga City Winner
Irand Andrade Tacloban City Eliminated
Saturday
25 July 2015
CK Walo* Mandaluyong City Winner
Gio Perez Quezon City Eliminated
*did not compete in future rounds of the competition



Wildcard rounds

The wildcard rounds occurred from 27 July to 31 July 2015. Contestants who previously lost in the daily rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more in the wildcard round. The returning competitors showcased their dance moves, delivered pickup lines, and performed camera poses once again for a chance to advance to the semifinal rounds.

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
27 July 2015
Angelo Nabor Magalang, Pampanga Eliminated
John Louie Dizon San Fernando, Pampanga Winner
Tuesday
28 July 2015
Tommy Peñaflor Dinalupihan, Bataan Winner
Jovy Bequillo Naga City Eliminated
Wednesday
29 July 2015
Erick Smith Laoag, Ilocos Norte Eliminated
Armand Tuason Cavite Winner
Friday
31 July 2015
Ralph Durmiendo Quezon City Winner
Warren Circular N/A Eliminated



Semifinal rounds

The semifinal rounds were held from 1 August to 13 August 2015. Each day, two contestants were randomly pitted against one another to gain a spot in the next round. To completely randomize the match, cards containing the contestants' names inside them were selected by audience members to determine the two players who would compete for the day. Winners advanced to the qualifying rounds of the competition.

Week of 1 August–8 August

Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
1 August 2015
Sky Cornejo Caloocan City Winner
Ralph Durmiendo Quezon City Eliminated
Monday
3 August 2015
Patrick Alvarez Zamboanga City Eliminated
Gab Bayan Pasig City Winner
Tuesday
4 August 2015
Miggy Tolentino Caloocan City Winner
JR Dela Paz Marikina City Eliminated
Wednesday
5 August 2015
Christian Alano Quezon City Eliminated
Daniel Aquino Quezon City Winner
Thursday
6 August 2015
Jon Timmons Los Angeles, California Winner
Josh Ward Taytay, Rizal Eliminated
Friday
7 August 2015
Ryan Biol Imus, Cavite Winner (tied)
Ray Cataluna Angono, Rizal Winner (tied)
Saturday
8 August 2015
Armand Tuason Cavite Eliminated
Tommy Peñaflor Dinalupihan, Bataan Winner



Week of 10 August–14 August

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
10 August 2015
Michael Catayas Melbourne, Australia Eliminated
Kim Last London, England Winner
Tuesday
11 August 2015
Joel Palencia Antipolo, Rizal Winner
Dice Villabroza San Pedro, Laguna Eliminated
Wednesday
12 August 2015
Kenneth Earl Medrano Cebu City Winner (tied)
JV Suzara Bacolod City Winner (tied)
Thursday
13 August 2015
John Louie Dizon San Fernando, Pampanga Eliminated
Mike Hogan Ilocos Norte Winner
Friday
14 August 2015
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Christian Alano Quezon City Winner
Michael Catayas Melbourne, Australia Eliminated



Qualifying rounds

The 14 remaining finalists battled each other once more in the qualifying rounds, which occurred from 15 August to 24 August 2015. This time, the contestants were given the chance to incorporate their own style and concept in their performances using a completely new song remixed with the familiar "Twerk It Like Miley" music. Only seven winners advanced to the grand finals of the competition.

Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
15 August 2015
Sky Cornejo Caloocan City Eliminated
Jon Timmons Los Angeles, California Winner
Monday
17 August 2015
Daniel Aquino Quezon City Eliminated
Miggy Tolentino Caloocan City Winner
Tuesday
18 August 2015
Joel Palencia Antipolo, Rizal Winner
Mike Hogan Ilocos Norte Eliminated
Wednesday
19 August 2015
Christian Alano Quezon City Eliminated
Gab Bayan Pasig City Winner
Thursday
20 August 2015
Tommy Peñaflor Dinalupihan, Bataan Winner
Ray Cataluna Angono, Rizal Eliminated
Friday
21 August 2015
Ryan Biol Imus, Cavite Eliminated
Kenneth Earl Medrano Cebu City Winner
Monday
24 August 2015
Kim Last London, England Winner
JV Suzara Bacolod City Eliminated



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 August 2015. It was hosted by Alden Richards, Sam YG, Julia Clarete, and Pauleen Luna. Each of the seven grand finalists showcased their looks and showed off their ultimate dance moves for the final time. The contestants were able to input their own concept, style, and music in their performances which they must mash up with the song "Twerk It Like Miley". Kenneth Earl Medrano, the 24-year-old bae of Cebu City, was declared as the grand winner of the competition.

Grand Finalists
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Gab Bayan
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Kim Last
KennethMedrano
Kenneth Medrano
JoelPalencia
Joel Palencia
TommyPenaflor
Tommy Peñaflor
JonTimmons
Jon Timmons
MiggyTolentino
Miggy Tolentino



Order of Performances
Contestant Age Origin Accompanied by
Jon Timmons 24 Los Angeles, California The Addlib
Miggy Tolentino 19 Caloocan City Junior New System
Joel Palencia 23 Antipolo, Rizal Junior New System
Gab Bayan 19 Pasig City Manoeuvres
Tommy Peñaflor 22 Dinalupihan, Bataan Philippine Island Assassins
Kim Last 18 London, England Max Movement
Kenneth Earl Medrano 24 Cebu City Philippine All Stars


Final Result
Candidate Age Origin Result
Youtu.be-emXbOzTe0xw Kenneth Earl Medrano 24 Cebu City Grand winner
Special Award
Award Contestant Age Origin
Dabarkads Choice Award Kenneth Earl Medrano 24 Cebu City

List of contestants

A total of 36 contestants competed in That's My Bae: "Twerk It" Dance Contest. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Origin
Christian Alano Quezon City
Patrick Alvarez Zamboanga City
Irand Andrade Tacloban City
Daniel Aquino Quezon City
Jay Arcilla San Pablo, Laguna
Alsworth Barleta Antipolo, Rizal
Gab Bayan Pasig City
Jovy Bequillo Naga City
Ryan Kevin Biol Imus, Cavite
Ray Cataluna Angono, Rizal
Michael Catayas Melbourne, Australia
Warren Circular N/A
Sky Cornejo Caloocan City
Eldrin Crisolo Pangasinan
JR Dela Paz Marikina City
John Louie Dizon San Fernando, Pampanga
Ralph Durmiendo Quezon City
Jayson Evangelista Bulakan, Bulacan
Mike Hogan Ilocos Norte
Anthony Kwon N/A
Kim Last London, England
John Manangun Angeles, Pampanga
Kenneth Earl Medrano Cebu City
Angelo Nabor Magalang, Pampanga
Joel Palencia Antipolo, Rizal
Tommy Peñaflor Dinalupihan, Bataan
Gio Perez Quezon City
Jexsen Pimentel Cagayan de Oro
Erick Smith Laoag, Ilocos Norte
JV Suzara Bacolod City
Jon Timmons Los Angeles, California
Miggy Tolentino Caloocan City
Armand Tuason Cavite
Dice Villabroza San Pedro, Laguna
CK Walo Mandaluyong City
Josh Ward Taytay, Rizal

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