Alex’s entry into the famous house shocked not only viewers but also her sister and co-host Toni Gonzaga. Inside the house’s confession room, Big Brother told Alex, dubbed as the season’s Sassy Sister of Rizal, that he wanted her to experience being a housemate so she can be a more effective host.
“PBB All In” started unleashing surprise after surprise when it first revealed in “ASAP 19” the Jock-Next-Door of Taguig, Axel Torres, and Rising Celebriteen of Quezon City, teen actress Jane Oineza.
Also saying goodbye to the outside world via “Buzz ng Bayan” are the Biba Rakitera of Valenzuela, Cess Visitacion who used to sell pirated DVDs and played bit roles in TV shows and commercials; the Simpatikong Salesman of Camsur, Chevin Cecilio, who is now trying his luck in real estate sales to help his family; and 15-year-old Nichole Baranda, the Sweet Revelation of Makati, who joined “PBB” so she can find and prove herself and to make her mom Phoemela Baranda proud.
Presented at the grand kickoff were the Dancing Bombshell of Boracay, Aina Solano who is training to become a mermaid-swimming teacher, and Devoted Daughter of Las Pinas, the 23-year-old and religious Jayme Jalandoni, a licensed nurse.
Joining them are 16-year-old Joshua Garcia, the Tatay’s Boy of Batangas, an out-of-school youth, and Manolo Pedrosa, the Wonder Son of Quezon City, who is also 16 and has never had a girlfriend despite being a certified heartthrob and popular among girls in different schools.
There is also the Singing Sunshine of Davao Maris Rascal, a teenage passionate about music and knows how to play the piano, ukulele, and guitar, and the Maginoong Marino of Quezon Ranty Portento, a seaman and this season’s oldest housemate at 26.
Celebrity housemates also include volleyball superstar Michelle Gumabao, the Spunky Spiker of Quezon City, the daughter of actor-politician turned pastor Dennis Roldan.
Also introduced were Fourth and Fifth Pagotan, the Brad Bait and Brad Kulit of Pasay, who joined the show as individual housemates who can be nominated and evicted separately. Fourth is a chef at a five-star luxury hotel, while Fifth is a businessman and owns a humble hamburger stall.
Completing the cast are theater actor Jacob Benedicto, the Cutie Crooner of Paranaque; freelance model and Mutya ng Pilipinas International 2011 Vickie Rushton, the Lady Mahinhin of Bacolod; and 15-year-old student Loisa Andalio, the Talented Darling of Paranaque, a member of group 3G that performs in mall shows and fiestas.
The grand kickoff was hosted by Toni, Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, Robi Domingo, and Alex and was graced former housemates Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Zanjoe Marudo, Ejay Falcon, Jason Gainza, Nene Tamayo, Jason Francisco, Ryan Bang, Keanna Reeves, Yayo Aguila, James Reid, Gaby Dela Merced, Beauty Gonzalez, Myrtle Sarrosa, and Yves Flores.
Viewers and netizens warmly welcomed the new housemates as the grand kickoff recorded a national TV rating of 20.5%, or almost twice its rival program, GMA’s “Imbestigador” that only got 10.9%.
“PBB All In” and its housemates also dominated 10 out of the 10 trending topics on the micro-blogging site Twitter.
It was also announced that “PBB Unlimited” Big Winner Slater Young and “PBB Teen Edition 4” housemates Joj and Jai Agpangan will be hosting the nightly “PBB Online Uplate” on pinoybigbrother.com/livechat where viewers can discuss the latest events inside the PBB house.
Get to know more about the housemates by tuning in to “Pinoy Big Brother All In” weeknights after “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Primetime Bida” and “Pinoy Big Brother All In Uber” after “Moon of Desire” on Kapamilya Gold.
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