But as of September 2, 2012, they're now just 10: 6 girls and only 4 girls.
Meet the remaining finalists of 'Protege (Season 2): The Battle for the Big Artista Break' and vote for your favorite(s) on Mykiru's poll embedded below.
Arny Ross, 21, Dasmariñas City, Cavite / Bryan Benedict, 21, Cebu City
Elle Ramirez, 18, Angono, Rizal / Japs De Luna, 20, Nueva Ecija
Jeric Gonzales, 19, Laguna / Mikoy Morales, 18, Roxas City
Ruru Madrid, 14, Zamboanga City / Shelly Hipolito, 16, Nueva Ecija
Thea Tolentino, 15, Calamba City, Laguna / Zandra Summer, 18, Cebu City
*ELIMINATED ON SEPTEMBER 2*
Andres Vasquez, 21, Taguig City / David John Llanas, 19, Cagayan De Oro City
Steffi Pacheco, 16, Davao City / Vien Alen King, 19, Tiaong, Quezon
*ELIMINATED ON AUGUST 26*
Reese Tayag, 16, Tarlac City
*ELIMINATED ON AUGUST 19*
Apple Vega, 20, Dipolog City / Glenn Roy, 18, Tarlac City
Kelly D., 15, Pasig City / Mitch Capili, 15, Bohol
Mykel Ong, 20, Batangas