Ambassador Antonio M. Lagdameo hailed 14-year-old Justine Afante from Swansea, Wales, for doing the Filipino community in the UK proud when she bagged the coveted grand prize in The Voice Kids UK 2020.

During the courtesy call on the Ambassador by Justine, accompanied by her parents Virgilio and Renea Afante and brother Rafayel, the young girl beamed with pride and joy as Ambassador Lagdameo presented her with a Certificate of Commendation on her momentous win as the first Filipino-British to clinch the top prize in the popular singing competition. Justine also holds the distinction of having been voted as The Voice Kids winner by a virtual audience, as the fourth season of popular show had to go online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As she received accolades from Ambassador Lagdameo and Embassy officers, the confident and well-spoken Justine said, “I’m happy to have brought pride and joy not only to the Filipino community in the UK but to my fellow Filipinos back home as well.”