From the first time he stepped on the stage of It's Showtime as one of the contestants of Miss Q & A InterTALAKtic 2019 on August 24, 2018, we already knew that Chad Kinis Lustre-Reid would make us ROFLing (or Rolling On the Floor Laughing) due to his striking charm and impeccable comedic chops.
But there's indeed more to him than his amazing talent in comedy as he was able to defeat his opponents in the Wit Lang and Di Ba Teh portions and successfully proceeded on the portion wherein he faced three-time reigning queen then Kwangky Florendo.
His wit and eloquence brought him not only the Best In Chukchak prize, but the Miss Q & A crown as well, after dethroning Kwangky with his winning answer to the question "Ang lahat ba ng paglisan ay kailangang may paalam?"
Rocking a bob hairdo on his first day as the pageant's queen, Chad had to face his good friend Jewel Jumii Agbayani, to whom she later on won by 2 points -- 9.0 to 7.0.
He was able to qualify to the semifinals after snagging his third crown when he triumphed against challenger Princess Ocampo via his thought-provoking retort to the question "Kapag hinahanap-hanap mo pa, mahal mo pa ba?"
Asked, "Sa iyong palagay, bakit hindi namamayagpag ang Pilipinas ngayon sa larangan ng sports o palakasan?", Chad and his rival for that day Archie Gray chose to address the question with different answers. But it was the reigning queen's response that was favored by the hurados and received a perfect 10 score.
The pride of Lipa City, Batangas was able to keep her streak on his fifth day after outdoing challenger Arcie May Pagador by 1 point. The judges gave them the scores 8.3 and 7.3, respectively.
However, due to his important personal commitments, Chad had to step down from his thrown and stop defending the crown.
Thus, those who have followed his journey were delighted upon seeing him again on-screen recently and astounding us with his unbelievable wit and infallible hilarity during the Di Ba Teh? Ganern round of the Miss Q & A InterTALAKtic 2019 semifinals.
He chose to pit himself against fellow semifinalist Michaela as they had to debate on the tricky question "Sino ang mas importante ang pupuntahan, ang di lumingon sa pinanggalingan o ang naglalakad nang matulin?"
Being able to compel everyone with his argument for the first option, he got the unanimous vote of the four judges.
Everyone watching his intense debate with another fellow semi-finalist Megan Castillo Manzo were surely exhilarated with the way they rebutted to each other's arguments when asked, "Sino ang mas mahirap kalimutan, dating kaibigan o dating pag-ibig?", and even clamoring for another round.
But in the end, it was still Chad who dominated that day's semifinals round after defeating his last rival, 10-7, securing his spot to the grand finals.
Will Chad Kinis Lustre-Reid become the second queen succeeding first-ever winner Juliana Parizcova Segovia? Let's find out in the grand finals of Miss Q & A Intertalaktic 2019 happening on Saturday, February 23, at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.