It's been a big week for Charice Pempengco. First she took a brave stand in coming out of the closet on Filipino TV, and now she's won Popdust's tournament to determine the Greatest YouTube Star!

To do so, she had to get through the legions of veteran Greyson Chance voters, who have a long track record of success in tourneys like these. Though Charice eventually triumphed over her younger rival, we don't think there's any hard feelings: Charice and Greyson have sung together, which in the pop world means they're basically best friends.

What's next for Charice? It's hard to say. The singer hasn't tweeted in over six months (she sent her last message while on vacation in Hawaii last November) and the most recent video on her YouTube account is the "Louder" music video, from late 2011.

UPDATE: Charice stopped tweeting at @OfficialCharice, but that doesn't mean she's left Twitter. She's back at @OfficialCCRP:


Now that the fans have come out in support of Charice, we're looking forward to seeing where she goes from here! We'll end with a look at Charice's earliest YouTube videos. Look at how far she's come!