"PBB All In" kickoff marks firsts in introducing 18 teen, regular and celebrity housmatesIn a season of many firsts and tremendous revelations, “Pinoy Big Brother All In” finally revealed on Sunday (April 27) in three different ABS-CBN shows its 18 official housemates that include one of its hosts, Alex Gonzaga, the last housemate to be introduced at its official grand kickoff outside the famous PBB house.
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.
For updates on the program, follow @PBBabscbn on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/ OfficialPinoyBigBrotherAbsCbn.
1. JANE OINEZA
17YO. ACTRESS. RISING CELEBRITEEN NG QUEZON CITY
Jane is a teen actress whose television career started when she was just a toddler. After a couple of TV commercials, she was casted to play the young Istah in Marina and became a regular on Goin’ Bulilit. After graduating from Goin’ Bulilit and blossoming into a beautiful teen actress, she got meatier roles in different teleseryes. She is now acknowledged as a serious artist after she bagged a Best Actress nomination in the 2013 New York Festivals for her role as “Nene” in MMK’s “Manika”.
Jane never a boyfriend, not even an on-screen partner. Her being NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) is by choice, but will love find its way into her heart while inside Kuya’s House? After all, anything can happen inside the famous blue and yellow house, right? :)
2. AXEL TORRES
19YO; STUDENT. JOCK-NEXT-DOOR NG TAGUIG
Axel is the eldest of seven siblings. He and his brothers are both athletic scholars; definitely a big help in the family’s economic condition. In grade school and high school, he was part of the La Salle varsity team. When he reached college, he only made it to Team B unlike his brother who is a legitimate La Salle Green Archer. Even with his good looks and strong appeal, he never an official girlfriend. He has been dating someone for two years now, but still hasn’t asked her to be his girlfriend. Will his stay in Kuya’s House finally give him the courage to take things on a another level with the girl he’s been dating?
3. NICHOLE BARANDA
15YO; STUDENT. SWEET REVELATION NG MAKATI
Nichole is the daughter of TV host and celebrity, Phoemela Baranda. She was raised by her lola whom she fondly called “Mommy La”, and didn’t become close to her mom until her grandmother passed away in 2009. She is a second year high school student at Colegio de San Agustin and is a part of the CSA Dance Troupe. She moves her nose in a cat-like way a lot, a mannerism that she thinks she got from her mom. She always wanted to have a big brother.
4. CHEVIN KLEIN CECILIO
22YO; PROPERTY SPECIALIST. SIMPATIKONG SALESMAN NG CAMSUR
Chevin's family story is that of riches to rags because of a failed business venture. He is supposed to be in his 1st year as an IT student in college, but didn’t pursue schooling anymore. He is now trying his luck in real estate sales. He has been single for the last three years because he is focusing on helping his family financially. He enjoys playing basketball with his brothers and friends during his free time.
5. CESS MAE VISITACION
23YO. RAKETERA. BIBA RAKETERA NG VALENZUELA
Cess is the breadwinner of their family. Her dad is a tricycle driver while her mother is a housewife. She has two younger brothers, and she dreams of sending them to school some day. She’s a certified raketera who would take on any job just to support her family – from peddling soap and other beauty products to taking on bit roles on TV and commercials. Umubra kaya ang kanyang diskarte kay Kuya?
6. JACOB BENEDICTO
21YO. THEATER ACTOR. CUTIE CROONER NG PARAÑAQUE
Because his father was an expat, Jacob grew up in Indonesia where he first discovered his gift of music. He was the drummer of a pre-teen band, one of the cool kids and enjoyed school life. When he came back to the Philippines, he had to make a big adjustment as he had difficulty speaking Tagalog. But eventually, he was able to make friends as he dabbled in musical theatre, film and now, Kuya has opened his door for Jacob. Will he finally find his place in the sun?
7. JAYME JALANDONI
23YO. NURSE. DEVOTED DAUGHTER NG LAS PIÑAS
Jayme grew up in a conservative and religious family. She has two sisters and a brother. She’s very close to her mom but often consults her dad whenever she needs advise on anything. She loves to draw (mostly anime characters) and paint. She wanted to be a Fine Arts student but pursued a degree in Nursing because it is what her parents want for her. She never had a boyfriend because she still hasn’t found the right guy for her. Makilala kaya nya si Mr. Right sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya?
8. VICKIE RUSHTON
21YO. MODEL. LADY MAHINHIN NG BACOLOD
Half-Pinay, half-British Vickie Rushton is a Bacolod-based model who also wants to pursue a career as a Flight Attendant so she can travel. She joins beauty contests for the prize money and to make her visually impaired mother proud. In 2011, she bagged the Mutya ng Pilipinas International title. She is in a relationship with Jason Abalos and they’ve been together for almost a year now.
9. MICHELLE GUMABAO
21YO. HOST/VOLLEYBALL PLAYER. SPUNKY SPIKER NG QUEZON CITY
Michelle is a familiar face among volleyball fans. She’s a former star of the DLSU Lady Spikers, with an MVP award for Women’s Volleyball under her belt from the 75th UAAP Season. During her term in DLSU, she did not only deliver on the court, but was also a consistent Dean’s Lister until she graduated with a degree in Marketing Management. Her dad is former actor-politician turned pastor, Dennis Roldan.
10. FOURTH PAGOTAN
22YO. CHEF. BRAD BAIT NG PASAY
Fourth cooks for one of the restaurants in a 5-star luxury hotel in the country. He has a twin brother who’s also a part of PBB All In. Inside the house, he’s the more responsible twin, making him Kuya’s “Brad Bait”. Besides his culinary skills, he also knows how to dance, sing and paint. He’s one of the voice talents for dubbed anime and asianovela programs. He can also impersonate the voices of Gary Valenciano, Janno Gibbs and Gus Abelgas. He has a girlfriend of two years.
11. FIFTH PAGOTAN
22YO. BUSINESSMAN. BRAD KULIT NG PASAY
As his moniker suggests, Fifth is the more makulit twin. His twin brother is also a part of PBB All In. He likes pulling pranks and used to make and upload funny videos online. Despite his antics, Fifth is business-minded. He owns a small hamburger stall, on which he is too focused to even have time for a girlfriend. Like his twin brother, Fifth can also sing, dance and draw. He can also do Doraemon voice impersonations.
12. MANOLO PEDROSA
16YO; STUDENT. WONDER SON NG QUEZON CITY
Manolo is the youngest among 5 siblings. His parents run a business together. He is more open to his mom, while he loves jet skiing and going on hiking trips with his dad. He also plays basketball, frisbee and badminton. Although he studies in one of the most prestigious all-boys high schools in the country, he is very popular among girls from other schools. This year alone, Manolo went to 5 proms! Despite being a heartthrob, Manolo never had a girlfriend because he wants to focus on his studies first as his parents wish.
13. JOSHUA GARCIA
16YO; OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH. TATAY’S BOY NG BATANGAS
Joshua lives with his dad, stepmom and three half brothers. He regards his father very highly because he sees how his dad is very hardworking. His stepmom treats him as her own and he has a good relationship with his half brothers. He is a member of Batangas’ cultural dance group, Sining Kumintang. He used to be a “Campus Crush”, but had to stop school on his 3rd year in high school due to financial instability. Apart from being a dancer, he also plays basketball and plays the guitar.
14. LOISA ANDALIO
15YO. STUDENT. TALENTED DARLING NG PARAÑAQUE
Loisa is part of a sing-and-dance girl group called “3G” that performs in mall shows and fiestas. She grew up in a close-knit family; second among 4 siblings. Her dad is a sales manager while her mom is a housewife. Even though she is NBSB (no boyfriend since birth), she prefers making friends with boys because she thinks girls have a tendency to be “plastic”. She plays volleyball and dreams of becoming a flight attendant so she can go to different countries.
15. RANTY PORTENTO
26YO. SEAMAN. MAGINOONG MARINO NG QUEZON
Ranty is second among five siblings. His father is a househusband while his mother, who he considers as his best friend, is a photographer and acts as the family’s breadwinner. He wasn’t able to enter college due to financial difficulty. Instead, he finished a 2-year vocational course in HRM (hotel and restaurant management), which lead to him becoming a seaman. Even though he is open-minded and a good listener, he can also be short-tempered at times. He has a girlfriend and they’ve been together for 8 months now.
16. MARIS RACAL
16YO. STUDENT. SINGING SUNSHINE NG DAVAO
Davao’s Singing Sunshine grew up in a musically inclined close-knit family. Both her parents sing and her dad also plays the guitar. But Maris learned how to play the guitar on her own by watching videos on the internet – the same way she learned how to play the piano, ukulele and the beatbox. Besides music, Maris also excels in acting and in dancesport. She is admittedly still in love with her ex-boyfriend whom she had to break up with because her parents found out about their secret relationship. Will her stay inside the big and yellow house help her get over her lost love?
17. AINA SOLANO
21YO. ENCODER. DANCING BOMBSHELL NG BORACAY
Aina was born in Boracay and was raised there until her family moved to Geneva, Switzerland when she 8yo. She finished her studies there, and also tried to work as a hiphop teacher for kids. She recently moved back to Boracay on her own to try her luck out here, leaving her family and Moroccan boyfriend in Geneva. Aina knows how to swim like a mermaid after being trained in a mermaid school in Boracay.
18. ALEX GONZAGA
26YO; SASSY SISTER NG RIZAL
The younger sister of one of the biggest Kapamilya Stars today, Alex recently made her comeback as a Kapamilya Star last year as a co-host for The Voice of the Philippines and as a regular on Banana Nite. Like her older sister, Alex is a triple threat who can act, host and perform on stage. But despite comparisons, Alex is still able to keep her individuality; veering away from her ate’s shadows, she is able to make a name for herself. In fact, this proves to be an even bigger year for Alex – taking on the challenge of co-hosting The Voice of the Philippines Kids with Luis Manzano, and joining the all-star set of hosts of PBB All In together with her older sister. But before she goes straight to hosting the biggest reality show on TV, Alex must face the challenge of being one of the housemates first! Kayanin kaya ng kikay powers niya ang mga hamon ni Kuya?