Rocky Salumbidez and Sam Pinto are the New Housemates in Pinoy Big Brother Double UP

“Pinoy Big Brother Double Up” comes up with another twist with the entrance of two new housemates last Sunday (Nov 15) - the Humble Hunk Rocky Salumbides and the Fab Fashionista Sam Pinto.

The addition of the new housemates came after a series of unexpected exits in the program, which is now on its seventh week. JP Lagumbay and Princess left the Big Brother house voluntarily while JM Lagumbay, Kenny and Toffi Santos, Yhel, and Tom were forcibly evicted. Only Jimson and Delio came out the house through a regular eviction.

Rocky is a 29-year old international model who turned his back on fame for his current relationship with a woman he calls “Pag-ibig.” Sam on the other hand, is a teen head turner who for the first time will live away from the comfort of her family’s care.

With a teleserye-like life, Rocky came from a broken family and grew up inside the Villamor Airbase, where her mom was part of the football team. With no money, Rocky and his siblings would often feed on junk food to pass the day. To help out, he also took a variety of jobs like construction worker, balut vendor, bakal tingga boy, and forklift operator.

It was during PBB Celebrity Edition 1 when Rocky first auditioned, but then a great modeling opportunity in Singapore took him elsewhere.

Sam Pinto, on the other hand, came from a well-off family. Like Rocky, her parents also separated when she was young. Her father has another family now. Sam, who started modeling at ten years old, used to wish for her parents to be reunited but she soon realized she must get used to the idea that her parents are now living separate lives. Now that she has bloomed to a beautiful woman, she has become an in demand TV commercial model as well.

Sam and Rocky got a taste of Kuya’s tasks early when Big Brother asked them to return the clothes of the original House B members. However, they can only bring in the clothes that they can wear.

As the two get used to life inside the PBB house, this week’s nominees Rob, Yuri, Patria, and Carol now face uncertainty as one of them will get evicted this week. To save them, just text BB space NAME OF HOUSEMATE and send to 2331 for Globe, TM, Sun Cellular and Bayan Wireless subscribers, or 231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text Subscribers. You may also vote at

Don’t miss this week’s exciting moments. Join Mariel Rodriguez in “Uber” after “Banana Split Daily Servings,” Toni Gonzaga in “PBB Double Up” after “Dahil May Isang Ikaw,” and Bianca Gonzalez in “PBB Double Uplate,” every after midnight.

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