A Fairy Tale Comes True for Melai of PBB Double UP

Melisa Cantiveros of General Santos City got her fairytale ending after she was named "Big Winner" of the phenomenal hit reality show "Pinoy Big Brother Double Up" last Saturday (Feb 13) at the "Big Date on the Big Night" in the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.

The “Inday Kengkay of Gen San” won a close fight with second Big placer Paul Jake Castillo, who was revealed to be leading the votes when Big Brother showed the tally last Tuesday (Feb 9).

But when voting closed last Saturday, it was Melisa who led with 32.08 percent of the almost four million text votes sent by fans of the program followed by Paul Jake (27.31%), Jason Francisco (24.97%), Johan Santos (7.94%), and Steve “Tibo” Jumalon (7.69%).

Wearing a pink gown and sitting on a moving throne, Melisa was grandly welcomed to the outside world by honor guards, screaming fans, fireworks, and no less than ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, who was escorted by “Rubi” hunks Jake Cuenca and Deither Ocampo. She also cried on stage before receiving her check of P1 million, her key to a brand new house an lot, a new laptop, and a business franchise.

But before her dramatic proclamation, the viewers were also treated to special numbers from Kapamilya stars Charice Pempengco, Sheryn Regis, Mark Bautista, JayR Siaboc, Bugoy Drilon, Teddy Corpuz, Yeng Constantino, Charlie Green, the Jabbawockeez, and the cast of “Rubi” – Angelica Panganiban, Deither Ocampo, Shaina Magdayao, and Jake Cuenca in the program hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzalez.

The crowd also went wild during appearances of ex-housemates Toffee, Kenny, JM, JP, Jimson, Yhel, Tom, Delio, Princess, Patria, Rocky, Yuri, Rob, Patrick, Carol, Rica, Cathy, Kath, Sam, Hermes, and Mariel, only proving that this season is really one of the best ever.

Big Brother’s last message to the Big Five, on the otherhand, brought tears to the viewers who will also miss him and his famous house.

What awaits for the new Big Winner? Will she continue her love story with fellow Big Five Jason? Also watch out for new Kapamilya programs “Rubi,” “Pilipinas Got Talent,” and “PBB Teen Edition Season 3 Clash of 2010” on ABS-CBN.

Watch Melai’s winning moment here:

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