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You're My Foreignay is a beauty pageant and talent contest for pure female foreigners who are 100% Filipino at heart. The segment premiered on 24 February 2014 and concluded on 29 March 2014.

It is the spin-off to and the female counterpart of the Eat Bulaga! segment You're My Foreignoy, which is for male foreigners with a Filipino heart. These fun and one-of-a-kind segments were well-received by the public for promoting Filipino culture by showing how foreigners loved the Philippines enough to learn its language and assimilate its cultural orientation. Coined and popularized by Joey de Leon, the title of the segment is a portmanteau of the words "foreigner" and "Pinay".

Twenty-one-year-old Son Yung Kuk (also known as Shine Kuk) of South Korea was proclaimed as the winner of the competition. Ieva Vedeckyte of Lithuania was named as the first runner-up, while Dasuri Choi of South Korea was bagged the title of second runner-up.

Dasuri Choi was a notable contestant who used to be a backup dancer and choreographer for many popular K-pop groups prior to joining the competition. Grand winner Son Yung Kuk also later entered the Philippine showbiz industry; she became a regular cast member of ABS-CBN's gag show Banana Sundae in 2017.



Overview

Contestant selection

The contest was open to pure female foreigners who are 100% Filipino at heart. Contestants must know decent information about the Philippines and be able to pronounce words and phrases well enough. They must also be able to perform a Filipino-inspired talent for the competition.

Daily rounds

Each daily round featured two new contestants. In the interview portion, the contestants attempted to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word. They were then asked to deliver a famous Tagalog movie quote properly and with feelings. The contestants finally showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion.

The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 30% – Personality
  • 50% – Talent
  • 20% – Wit and charm

The winners of the daily rounds received ₱20,000 and advanced to the weekly finals of the competition.  

Weekly finals

The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds. The daily winners once again competed against each other in the weekly finals. In the interview portion, the contestants attempted to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word. They were then asked to deliver a famous Tagalog movie quote properly and with feelings. This time, the movie quote was acted out by Eat Bulaga! hosts Isabelle Daza and Ryzza Mae Dizon. The contestants finally showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion.

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Original title card

The weekly winners received ₱100,000 and advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Each weekly winner became the representative of one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

A Dabarkads Choice special award were also given out based on the number of likes on the contestants' photos on the official Facebook page of Eat Bulaga!.

Wildcard rounds (Lakambini)

The week-long wildcard rounds was held from 17 March to 21 March 2014. Some contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The contestants showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion again. They were then asked to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word and finally deliver a well-known Tagalog movie quote. The wildcard round contestants were called "lakambini".

The seven wildcard winners immediately advanced to the grand finals of the competition, joining the three representatives of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Grand finals

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The winner and grand finalists of You're My Foreignay

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 March 2014. The Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the seven "lakambini" made up the ten grand finalists of the competition's final round. For the final time, the contestants attempted to properly pronounce a challenging Filipino word in the interview portion. They were then asked to deliver a famous Tagalog movie quote properly and with feelings. The movie quote was acted out by Eat Bulaga! hosts Isabelle Daza and Ryzza Mae Dizon. The contestants finally showed their Filipino-inspired performance in the talent portion.

The panel of judges included Department of Tourism chief promotions officer Francisco Lardizabal, actor Richard Gutierrez, newscaster Mel Tiangco, actress Heart Evangelista, and Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up Janine Tugonon. The criteria of judging were as follows:

  • 30% – Personality
  • 50% – Talent
  • 20% – Wit and charm

Twenty-one-year-old Son Yung Kuk (also known as Shine Kuk) of South Korea was proclaimed as the winner of the competition, receiving ₱100,000 in cash prize and other prizes.

Meanwhile, Ieva Vedeckyte of Lithuania was named as the first runner-up and Dasuri Choi of South Korea was announced as the second runner-up. Dasuri also won the Best in Talent award for her excellent performance of the Filipino folk dance binasuan. Marianna Henud of Italy was given the special Dabarkads Choice Award after receiving the most likes on an online Facebook poll.

Results

Daily rounds and weekly finals

Each daily round featured two new contestants who must compete against one another. The winners of the daily rounds advanced to the weekly finals of the competition. The weekly finals occurred on Saturdays after the daily rounds. Winners advanced to the grand finals of the competition. Each weekly winner became the representative of one of the island groups of the Philippines—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—in the grand finals.

Week of 24 February–1 March (Luzon)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
24 February 2014
Marianna Henud Brazil Winner (tied)
Joanna Bartosiewicz Poland Winner (tied)
Tuesday
25 February 2014
Maria Zhukova Russia Eliminated
Luane De Lima Brazil Winner
Wednesday
26 February 2014
Hyun Jung Park South Korea Winner
Jaque Borges Brazil Eliminated
Thursday
27 February 2014
Ieva Vedeckyte Lithuania Winner
Yuliana Palacio Colombia Eliminated
Friday
28 February 2014
Lindsey Joy O'Connor England Winner
Nazanin Farazi Iran Eliminated
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
1 March 2014
Marianna Henud Brazil Eliminated
Joanna Bartosiewicz Poland Eliminated
Luane De Lima Brazil Eliminated
Hyun Jung Park South Korea Eliminated
Ieva Vedeckyte Lithuania Eliminated
Lindsey Joy O'Connor England Winner
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Marianna Henud Brazil



Week of 3 March–8 March (Visayas)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
3 March 2014
Monika Rofler Sweden Eliminated
Vanessa Rez Brazil Winner
Tuesday
4 March 2014
Michelle Ng Singapore Eliminated
Hanieh Sharifi Iran Winner
Wednesday
5 March 2014
Hyun Lee South Korea Eliminated
Son Yung Kuk South Korea Winner
Thursday
6 March 2014
Sarah Smith Italy Winner
Bahar Bahari Armenia Eliminated
Friday
7 March 2014
Shiva Shafeei Turkey Eliminated
Natalia Lopez Mexico Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
8 March 2014
Vanessa Rez Brazil Eliminated
Hanieh Sharifi Iran Eliminated
Son Yung Kuk South Korea Winner
Sarah Smith Italy Eliminated
Natalia Lopez Mexico Eliminated
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Son Yung Kuk South Korea



Week of 10 March–15 March (Mindanao)

Daily Rounds
Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
10 March 2014
Kristine Bakare Nigeria Winner (tied)
Fernanda Scheffer Rolim France Winner (tied)
Tuesday
11 March 2014
Jana Kolarikova Czech Republic Winner
Debra Wolford Netherlands Eliminated
Wednesday
12 March 2014
Jung Min Park South Korea Eliminated
Hardeep Kaur India Winner
Thursday
13 March 2014
Kailie Nagrath United States Eliminated
Kalkidan Abera Ethiopia Winner
Friday
14 March 2014
Amit Bhupal India Eliminated
Dasuri Choi South Korea Winner
Weekly Finals
Date Contestant Origin Result
Saturday
15 March 2014
Kristine Bakare Nigeria Eliminated
Fernanda Scheffer Rolim France Eliminated
Jana Kolarikova Czech Republic Eliminated
Hardeep Kaur India Eliminated
Kalkidan Abera Ethiopia Eliminated
Dasuri Choi South Korea Winner
Special Award
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Dasuri Choi South Korea



Wildcard rounds (Lakambini)

The week-long wildcard rounds were held from 17 March to 21 March 2014. Some of the contestants who lost in previous rounds were given the opportunity to compete in the segment once more. The wildcard round contestants were called "lakambini". The seven winners immediately advanced to the grand finals of the competition, joining the three representatives of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Date Contestant Origin Result
Monday
17 March 2014
Hanieh Sharifi Iran Eliminated
Luane De Lima Brazil Winner
Tuesday
18 March 2014
Joanna Bartosiewicz Poland Eliminated
Vanessa Rez Brazil Winner
Wednesday
19 March 2014
Ieva Vedeckyte Lithuania Winner (tied)
Fernanda Scheffer Rolim France Winner (tied)
Thursday
20 March 2014
Maria Zhukova Russia Winner (tied)
Marianna Henud Brazil Winner (tied)
Friday
21 March 2014
Kalkidan Abera Ethiopia Eliminated
Kristine Bakare Nigeria Winner



Grand finals

The grand finals was held on Saturday, 29 March 2014. The Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao representatives as well as the seven "lakambini" made up the ten grand finalists of the final round of the competition. Son Yung Kuk of South Korea was declared as the grand winner.

Grand Finalists
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Brazil
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Brazil
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Ieva Vedeckyte
Lithuania
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Fernanda Rolim
France
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Maria Zhukova
Russia
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Marianna Henud
Brazil
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Kristine Bakare
Nigeria
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Lindsey O'Connor
England
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Son Yung Kuk
South Korea
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Dasuri Choi
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Final Results
Contestant Origin Result
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Son Yung Kuk South Korea Grand winner
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Ieva Vedeckyte Lithuania First runner-up
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Dasuri Choi South Korea Second runner-up
Special Awards
Awards Contestant Origin
Dabarkads Choice Marianna Henud Italy
Best in Talent Dasuri Choi South Korea

List of contestants

A total of 30 contestants competed in You're My Foreignay. The contestants are listed in alphabetical order based on their last names.

Full List of Contestants
Contestant Origin
Kalkidan Abera Ethiopia
Bahar Bahari Armenia
Kristine Bakare Nigeria
Joanna Bartosiewicz Poland
Amit Bhupal India
Jaque Borges Brazil
Dasuri Choi South Korea
Luane De Lima Brazil
Nazanin Farazi Iran
Marianna Henud Brazil
Hardeep Kaur India
Jana Kolarikova Czech Republic
Son Yung "Shine" Kuk South Korea
Hyun Lee South Korea
Natalia Lopez Mexico
Kailie Nagrath United States
Michelle Ng Singapore
Lindsey Joy O'Connor England
Yuliana Palacio Colombia
Hyun Jung Park South Korea
Jung Min Park South Korea
Vanessa Rez Brazil
Monika Rofler Sweden
Fernanda Scheffer Rolim France
Shiva Shafeei Turkey
Hanieh Sharifi Iran
Sarah Smith Italy
Ieva Vedeckyte Lithuania
Debra Wolford Netherlands
Maria Zhukova Russia
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