MNL48 crowns Abby Trinidad as 3rd generation center girl

Abby Trinidad was crowned as the new Center Girl of the MNL48’s Third Generation members.

The announcement was made during the live telecast of It’s Showtime on Saturday, February 20.

As the new Center girl, Abby will have the privilege to sing the solo parts of the group’s songs. She is also the face of the group worldwide.

First Generation Center Girl Sheki Arzaga and Jamie Alberto ranked second and third, respectively. Completing the Kami 7 are Ruth, Ella, Jan and Andi. Members of the Senbatsu also include Jem, Yzabel, Gabb, Alice, Princess, Lara, Coleen, Thea and Tin. The Senbatsu will lead and perform the group’s new single.

The results were determined through the votes cast via the official website and the MNL48 Fan Club mobile app. Voting ended last November 30, 2020.

The General Election is an annual event borrowed from AKB48, their sister group in Japan, where fans can vote for their favorite member. It is similar to a popularity contest.

The MNL48 General Election will determine the top girls who will be included as group’s official members.