Alex Gonzaga, 17 others welcomed as PBB All In official housematesAs Big Brother opened its doors again to the public after two years, he welcomed his 18 housemates differently in the edition called "All In," with this season being the mix of all types of Pinoy Big Brother seasons -- the regular, celebrity and teens.
The first two housemates were introduced on ASAP 19, Axel Torres aka as “Jock Next Door of Taguig,” and Star Magic talent Jane Oineza dubbed as “Rising Celebrity of Quezon City.” Another three were welcomed on Buzz ng Bayan namely, Cess Visitacion aka as “Biba Raketera ng Valenzuela,” Phoemela Baranda’s daughter Nichole Baranda dubbed “Sweet Revelation of Makati” and Chevin Cecilio with the monicker“Simpatikong Salesman ng Quezon City.”
Thirteen more had been introduced on the evening of April 27, right in front of Big Brother’s house. The first set were Aina Solano “Dancing Bombshell of Boracay,” Jayme Jalandoni as the “Devoted Daughter of Las Pinas,” and Joshua Garcia aka "Tatay’s Boy ng Batangas.”
The second set were Manolo Pedrosa aka the “Wonder Son of Quezon City,” Maris Racal, the "Singing Sunshine ng Davao,” and La Salle volleyball star player Michelle Gumabao as the “Spunky Spiker of Quezon City.”
The last bunch of housemates who went inside Big Brother’s house were Jacob Benedicto as the “Cutie Crooner of Paranaque,” Loisa Andalio the “Talented Darling of Paranaque,” and twins Roberto Pagotan the IV and Roberto Pagotan the V. “Fourth”and “Fifth” are known as “Brad Bait and Brad Kulit of Pasay” respectively.
Last set of housemates were Ranty Portento, the “Maginoong Marino ng Quezon,” and Vickie Rushton aka the "Lady Mahinhin of Negros Occidental.”
The 18th housemate came as a complete surprise to everyone. At first, everybody thought that there were only going to be 17 housemates, but it was announced during the event that there would be, in fact, 18 housemates. The 18th housemate was soon revealed to be the “Sassy Sister of Rizal,” new PBB host recruit Alex Gonzaga.
The actress-host played it cool although she was obviously unprepared at the sudden turn of events. Shock was more apparent in her sister Toni Gonzaga's face as she was teary eyed at the prospect of losing her baby sister to “Kuya.” Alex also talked to Kuya in the confession room and he explained to her that to be an effective host she needs to experience the life of a housemate just like Toni, Bianca and the other hosts did. Toni later quipped with her usual brand of humor that she should then be called a “host mate.”
PBB All In Big Reveal became the talk of the twitter world as it dominated the top 10 trending topics: #PBBScripted, #Loisa, #PBBMatinde, #PBBLaSalleReunionEdition, #NicholeBaranda, #JoiandJai, #Charice Solomon, #Jayme, #May Kambal, #Joshua Garcia.