Daniel Padilla is Nick’s Global Slime Star
Teen King Daniel Padilla has been named Nickelodeon’s Global Slime Star, the the first Filipino celeb to snag the title.
The announcement of the win, made through the international television network’s official Facebook page, came with a 30-second video showing Daniel getting slimed.
“A very special thanks to Nickelodeon Asia for nominating me for this honor, and my fans from Nick Asia who voted for me. Let’s do this!” the teen actor said before having the green goo poured on him. He added, “Thank you to everyone around the world for choosing me to be slimed.”
Daniel bested YouTube star Jamie Curry, Brazilian singer Luan Santana, and bands CD9 and Union J World.
The winner was identified with the number of times his hashtag was tweeted (in Daniel’s case #SlimeDanielKCA).
The young actor was unable to attend the awards night held at the Forum in Inglewood, California on March 28 as he was in the midst of the “One Magical Night” US Tour.
He was also nominated for Favorite Asian Act at the Nick’s Kids Choice Awards but lost to Indonesian group JKT48. Daniel’s mother, Karla Estrada, cheered up his son’s disappointed fans.
“Guys its ok !!! Bonggaaa na ang manominate! And lets be thankful na may napanalo parin tayo!” she wrote on Twitter.
Daniel was recently hailed Favorite Male Artist at the MYX Music Awards. His song '”Simpleng Tulad Mo” was also named Favorite Song.
DANIEL PADILLA (Screengrab)