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Leo Consul shares secret to success: Patience and perseverance

Leo Consul shares secret to success: Patience and perseverance

  • Leo Consul is so proud and happy of his achievement with his career, as he remembers all the trials and challenges he has encountered
  • At the end of the day, he brought nothing but questions; doubting his capabilities
  • There are people who would pull you down and tear down your self-confidence, but the one who survives, are the ones who never stopped

Leo Consul, one of the hosts of the popular TV show “It’s Showtime” Indonesia, is so proud and happy of his achievement, when he remembers all the trials and challenges he has encountered as he shared it on Facebook.

The host had recalled how he started in reaching his dreams, patiently waiting outside ABS-CBN with other participants, who all wanted to audition for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy.

Naalala ko yong pila noon sa labas ng ABS-CBN for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy. Gutom, uhaw, kaba, takot at lahat-lahat na ng pwedeng maramdaman ng isang taong may matinding pagnanasang makamit angkanyang mga pangarap na buong tapang kong hinarap para lamang matupad ang higante kong mga pangarap.”

Leo sacrificed waking up early. At dawn, he was already lining up, with other participants, with all his hopes. But at the end of the day, he brought nothing but questions, doubting his capabilities.

“Pumila ako ng madaling araw bitbit ang isang libong pag-asa at umuwi ng walang dala maliban sa mabigat na balikat at butas na bulsa. Maraming mga tanong sa isipan ko: Anong kulang? Bakit sila at hindi ako? Hindi ba ako magaling? Kulang ba talento ko? Name it.

And now, he finally found the answer to all his questions and doubts, as he wanted to tell it to all aspiring individuals who are having the same dream. Leo believed that there is always a right time for everything.

“But I tell you what, hindi dahil hindi ka magaling or kulang ka or mas magaling sila kaya hindi ka nagtagumpay. Ang totoo nyan, HINDI PA IYON ANG PANAHON MO. Lahat may tamang oras. Lahat may tamang tiyempo.”

While waiting for the right time of having a big break, a person should persevere and never give up. With his experience, he could say that there were people who would pull you down and tear down your self-confidence but the one who survives are the ones who never stopped.

Naalala ko yong pila noon sa labas ng ABS-CBN for Pinoy Big Brother and Pinoy Dream Academy. Gutom, uhaw, kaba, takot at…

Posted by Leo J. Consul on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kelangan mo lang magpursige habang mataimtim kang naghihintay sa tamang panahon na nakalaan para sayo. In time, everything will make sense. Huwag kang panghinaan ng loob. May mga taong manghihila sayo pababa at lalamunin lahat ng kumpiyansa mo sa iyong sarili pero tandaan mo, tanging ang mga taong hindi humihinto sa pag-abot ng kanilang mga pangarap ang nakakarating sa dulo ng tagumpay. Tuloy-tuloy ka lang. 🙌🏻”

And Leo leaves a final message:

“And I’ll say it again: Dream Big! The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.”

Leo perseverance and hard work paid off, though not in the Philippines but bringing the name as a representative of the Philippines in hosting a franchise local show like Showtime in Indonesia is really a big break for him.

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Public has natural tendency to look for scandals of famous personalities, experts say

Public has natural tendency to look for scandals of famous personalities, experts say

  • Kapamilya star Loisa Andalio became the subject of Internet’s watchful eye due to a lewd video being linked to her
  • Fans and other celebrities defended the star and one psychologist explained that people have a natural tendency to look for scandals of celebrities
  • The general public lives vicariously through public figures so they feel superior or feel pity over their actions

Scandals have been part of our society since ancient times—they present a dishonest action or unethical behavior usually by a public figure that is deemed unacceptable by the community. Furthermore, scandals can be found in almost every aspect of society: entertainment industry, government, academia, and at work.

And because of their shocking and immoral nature, they raise different, extreme feelings and reactions amongst people – one is for the purpose of helping solve the issue found in the scandal, but most often, results in other people perpetuating the same problem.

This paradox is better seen in video scandals. While some call for respecting one’s privacy, others would rather spread the video to scrutinize and discern whether the alleged subject in the video is real and not a case of mistaken identity— like the incident Kapamilya star Loisa Andalio found herself in, when a lewd video of a young woman circulated online since March 22 and was said to be her.

The original clip, uncertain where it had originated, had since been deleted but many Filipinos were able to spread copies of it on various social media platforms.

Some opposed the spread of the video, which was thought to be defamatory for the young actress, even though it has not been confirmed or verified that it was indeed her appearing on it. While others condemned those who are requesting for copies of the recording as phonies.

As stated, a scandal is therefore a problem generated in society which becomes a concern and issue for a larger section of the collective.

Dr. Susan Kolod of Psychology Today, as reported on Interaksyon, said that fans and critics crave to know the goings-on in the lives of celebrity people, and that they naturally have the tendency to look for scandals.

“What makes scandals so interesting? A good scandal can be titillating, outrageous, entertaining, satisfying and edifying—it allows us to feel superior, to pity or despise the transgressor and to get vicarious pleasure, all at the same time,” said Kolod.

She also explained that scandals allow a person to determine whether they live “far better” than those who have committed scandalous things. “Scandals allow us, through fantasy, to vicariously experience ‘another’ life, while leaving us reassured that we are better off in our ordinary, non-scandalous existence.”

They also help distract individuals from the banality of everyday life.

“Not only does it take our minds off our problems, it also assures us that our problems are small and manageable in comparison,” Kolod added.

The Guardian, on the other hand, reported that the use of social media helped in providing people easier access to information related to scandals.

Aleks Krotoski wrote: “It’s because the web works outside the consent of the business. The audience is in charge, armed with a smart phone and a Wi-Fi connection. This makes us potentially more dangerous to the celebrity than ever before.”

Andalio was first seen on Philippine TV in April 2014 as a housemate of the fifth regular season of Pinoy Big Brother, Pinoy Big Brother: All In, where she was dubbed as the “Talented Darling ng Parañaque.” She has yet to issue a statement on the matter as no other official details have been disclosed.

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Pinoy Big Brother House: 7 of the Most Scandalous Moments that Happened

Pinoy Big Brother House: 7 of the Most Scandalous Moments that Happened

  • Pinoy Big Brother has been entertaining the viewer for more than a decade now
  • All actions of the housemates are not scripted
  • They are just being true to themselves

The reality show of ABS-CBN network, Pinoy Big Brother, has been entertaining viewers for more than a decade now. Since it is a reality show, all the actions of the contestants are not scripted and only given tasks to accomplish.

In every season of Pinoy Big Brother, there are always controversies that shook viewers and became talk of the season. Now let us recall the most scandalous moments in the PBB House since it started.

1. Nene Tamayo and Cass Ponti

Back in season 1, we remember Kuya’s famous pool where big winner Nene and third placer Cass kissed in front of their fellow housemates.

2. Beatriz Saw and Maricris Dizon

“Act your age, Maricis!” was the iconic line of Beatriz Saw. After the intense exchange of conversation, it became the Internet’s favorite from Season 2.

3. Dionne Monsanto and Ezekiel Dimaguila

The closeness of Dionne and Ezekiel has been Kuya’s primary concern from Season 2. They have been scandalous when Dionne went on her knees to smear sunblock all over Zeke’s genitals and there was a time when she was right on top of Zeke’s shirtless body and Dionne just plopped herself on him.

4. Sam Milby and Chx Alcala

Another moment from season 1 that they surely love to remember is the scandalous moment in the pool when Sam and Chx had their hottest kissing moment.

5. Rustom Padilla’s confession

This has become one of the most controversial PBB moments when former action star Rustom Padilla finally revealed to his friend Keanna Reeves his gender identity. He transitioned into a woman and is now known as BB Gandang Hari, currently working and living in the United States.

6. Bianca Gonzales and Zanjoe Marudo

These two had also become housemates of PPB Celebrity Edition. As they developed their closeness inside the house, they also had the longest hugging moment in the PBB house.

7. Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette

Recently, they have become the most trending search on the internet. Lou and Andre made out during a group “inuman” session on Pinoy Big Brother House. It was then that their co-housemates were scandalized watching these two share their kisses.

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Netizen calls out to people smart-shaming “PBB Otso’s” Wakim Regalado

Netizen calls out to people smart-shaming “PBB Otso’s” Wakim Regalado

  • A Facebook user defended PBB’s Wakim Regalado against smart shamers.
  • He said that people should just let the housemate express himself the way he wants to and stop telling him offensive words.

Amid the viral videos of Pinoy Big Brother housemate Wakim Regalado, a Facebook user has defended him and called out the people who has smart-shamed the teenager’s intellectual answers.

Katami Alinga Dimapunong stated that he didn’t expect to find himself posting about PBB, however, he can no longer stand some of his friends who kept on smart-shaming the teenager.

He said that it was because he has experienced being smart-shamed by his own math professor when he respectfully pointed out a wrong point in the lecture.

READ: Nerd response from the “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Wakim Regalado goes viral

“Then instead of him humbly admitting the evidently incorrect usage of the formula, he said, ‘Sorry naman, o edi sige, ikaw na lang pumalit sa ‘kin dito. Nakakahiya naman sayo.’ Then there goes all the hidden laughs and stares from all my classmates inside the room.”

It is when he realized that words do hurt and that incident affected his self esteem. He said that before, he was really active inside the classroom, but after experiencing it, he became less energetic.

“This is the long-term destructive impact of smart-shaming, it obstructs intellectual growth and it hinders self-actualization.

“I believe this has to stop.”

Posted by Wakim Regalado on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Dimapunong said that even the simplest offensive terminologies could deeply hurt someone as it is never a compliment. He urged people to let Wakim be if he wants to express himself that way.

“If ever you felt degraded, lacking, and inferior because of the way he intellectually respond to some difficult questions, which you find yourself incapable of answering the same way he beautifully did, hindi yun kasalanan ni Wakim,” he wrote.

He also addressed those who used the topic of sexuality against the housemate.

“I pity you. He is a researcher, a debater, an environmental advocate, a football player, a student leader, a young scientist, and a DOST leadership awardee. I repeat, there is more than just our sexuality.”

Never in my wildest dreams that I am gonna be seeing myself posting something about PBB.But I felt the urge to do so….

Posted by Katami Alingan Dimapunong on Monday, January 21, 2019

Ever since Wakim has entered the PBB house, memes have started appearing as he expressed himself differently than most of the people.

Dimapunong’s post has now reached more than 9,400 shares, as of this writing.

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Lauren Dyogi reveals plans for the “PBB Otso” teen housemates

Lauren Dyogi reveals plans for the “PBB Otso” teen housemates

  • Lauren Dyogi shared plans regarding former PBB Otso housemates.
  • He said that they will undergo workshops to prepare them  for the showbiz industry.
  • The teens will mostly stick with guestings but will branch out to teleseryes and movies if continuously supported by fans.

Now that some of the Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemates already stepped out of the PBB house, they are expected to make appearances in different shows of the Kapamilya network.

READ: Direk Lauren Dyogi is happy with the performance of “Pinoy Big Brother: Otso” in the ratings game

ABS-CBN executive Lauren Dyogi was then asked if the first batch – consisting of Ali Abinal, Gian Wang, Rhys Miguel, Aljon Mendoza, Criza Ta-a, Krist Vertudez, Missy Quino, Reign Parani, Lienel Navidad, Sansan Dagumampan, Josh Worsley, Art Guma, Gabby Sarmiento, Seth Fedelin, Achilles Samain, and Kurt Gerona – will have project with the network like shows or movies.

Dyogi said that he’s not sure yet as the season is technically not yet over.

“Well, technically, di pa tapos yung season so we don’t know what their involvement will be. Lagi namang may surprise yung PBB, so we don’t really tell them na tapos na until we have the big night and announce [the winner].”

He added that the housemates are currently attending workshops.

“For now, the commitment is to give them workshops, just so [makita] kung sino sa kanila ang may determinasyon, may puso sa pag-aartista, o sa larangan ng showbiz, so at least we prepare them and we equip them with the skills.

“Kasi naman, nasa bahay, they’re very raw. What you see now, they’re raw, hindi pa marunong masyado sumagot, nahihiya pa.”

The executive shared that they are going to help the teens adjust to the outside world and the showbiz industry.

READ: Director Lauren Dyogi: “PBB, di artista search”

“So we’re still going to help them to get adjusted and you know how crazy showbiz is, so we need to also prepare them with what they want to get into, kasi I’m sure all of them they want to be in show business.

“So our commitment to our star dreamers and housemates is to give them proper training and opportunities”

So what are the plans? It turns out that they will stick to guestings first but will hopefully continue on to having their own projects as well.

“Of course, the guestings will be there, hopefully with the continuous support, they will have more exposure on television, cinema, and other platforms of ABS-CBN.”

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Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate shocks everyone with transformation; slams bashers

Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate shocks everyone with transformation; slams bashers

  • PBB’s Ryan Bacalla surprised everyone with his transformation.
  • The ex-housemate expressed his gratitude to those who encouraged him and replied to those who left negative comments.

Netizens were shocked when ex-Pinoy Big Brother 737 housemate Ryan Bacalla’s transformation went viral.

Despite being evicted from the reality show that was aired three years ago, he decided to fully flaunt his sexuality as he continuously changed his looks.

With this, people stated that Ryan can actually be mistaken for a girl with the way he looks now.

In a Facebook post, he expressed shock with the appreciation he received online. But his surprise was not only because of the positive messages he received. He also said that some of those good things are from those who turned their back on him when he was still in showbiz.

“But shockingly, some of them are people who, unfortunately, has turned their back on me when I failed showbiz. And now they are here again, cheering me up, supporting me and telling me how proud they are to me. Sadly, I just realized, people will only remember you when you’re rich, famous/popular or dying.”

I am certainly surprised with the huge number of people that has appreciated my "transformation." I went viral on social…

Posted by Ryan Bacalla on Saturday, November 3, 2018

Unfortunately, Ryan’s change wasn’t viewed positively by everyone. While others complimented him, there are some who can’t help but comment negatively to his transformation.

In a comment, he said that negative comments don’t affect him as he is “living the life [he] desired to and [he is] happy with it”. He also urged everyone to stop using the Bible to hurt others.

Hi guys! First of all, wala akong pake sa mga negative comments niyo. I am living the life I desired to and I am happy with it, now deal with it guys! Come on it’s 2018 let’s stop using the Bible to hur tone another and to justify your belifs. What’s more important in this world is love, happiness and peace. Talagang hindi uunlad ang bansa kung paulit-ulit kayong mangingialam sa buhay ng may buhay. After all, ang lawak naman kasi ng nagagawa ng inggit sa sarili at inggiy sa kapwa. Anyway, thank you for the warm response to my transformation. God bless us all

Ryan is currently a student at the Southwestern University (SWU) in Cebu City.

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Where is “Pinoy Big Brother’s” Ann Li now?

Where is “Pinoy Big Brother’s” Ann Li now?

  • Pinoy Big Brother’s Ann Li is now a fashion blogger and businesswoman in Taiwan.
  • She has been a part of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list and owns her brand named Chrysogem.

If you’ve been an active supporter of Pinoy Big Brother, you probably know her. Being a part of PBB: Teen Clash 2010 along with James Reid, Ryan Bang, Bret Jackson, Yen Santos, and Ivan Dorschner, Ann Li has made a name of her own in the world of Fashion and blogging.

Having joined the reality show when she was 15 years old, she was one of the “teenternational” housemates that entered the house on day 22. She has been a part of the JamLi lovetime, wherein she got paired with James Reid.

Li was the last one to be evicted from the show.

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She had several local television appearances before she decided to pursue her interest in fashion and won the Best Fashion Award in the 2011 Shorty Awards in New York City. A year later, she decided to open her blog AnnSnaps, that was later turned into a lifestyle platform Ann Louie Li.

Li also worked for Roberto Cavalli, Imane Ayisi and Emanual Ungaro as an intern during Paris Fashion Week while on other days she’d be seen on front rows at shows like Elie Saab, Ralph and Russo, and Issey Miyake. She has also done editorial shoots and collaborated with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marimekko, and Kenzo.

The blogger has been announced as an official insider of Vogue Taiwan in 2017.  She also became a part of Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 Asia under The Arts category.

She was a judge at Miss World Philippines 2017 and now owns Chrysogem, a distribution company selling chrysocolla to high end jewelry brands.

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BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

  • There has been a number of artists that moved from GMA Network to ABS-CBN.
  • DailyPedia listed down some of the current Kapamilya stars who were once Kapuso.

Regine Valesquez’s recent signing with ABS-CBN is one of the most talked about topics this week.

After a month of staying mum about her network transfer, she has been emotional as soon as she stepped inside the premises of the Kapamilya network.

She’s not the only icon that moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. Her husband, Ogie Alcasid, has also transferred, along with others like Janno Gibbs, Jaya and Lani Misalucha.

Here’s the growing list of former Kapuso artists that decided to switch networks in the past:

Richard Guttierez

After being in GMA-7 for more than a decade, Richard officially became a Kapamilya a little more than a year ago. He became a part of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s fantasy series La Luna Sangre. He is also set to star in a movie with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban.

Louise delos Reyes

Prior to transferring to ABS-CBN, she had numerous appearances in GMA-7’s TV shows. When she moved to ABS-CBN, her first project was becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as SPO3 Katrina Velasco.

Angel Locsin

Considered as GMA’s former primetime star, Angel shocked everyone with her decision to change her home network. She has starred in Star Cinema films such as One More Try, Everything About Her, and The Third Party. She has also led the primetime hit The Legal Wife and became one of the judges for Pilipinas Got Talent. She has renewed her contract with ABS-CBN in 2015 and has made an appearance in La Luna Sangre.

She will star in the network’s upcoming series, The General’s Daughter.

Isabelle Daza

Isabelle has been a Kapuso for three years before signing up with ABS-CBN in November 2014. Her first project as a Kapamilya is the upcoming series Nathaniel.

Iza Calzado

After 10 years with GMA-7, she transferred to its rival network in 2012.

She expressed her thankfulness to her previous company and why she made the decision to move to ABS-CBN. “I’m grateful for all my years with [GMA-7], but [my father] was the one with me in wanting new things for me and my career. He wanted me to spread my wings and fly.”

Jake Cuenca

More than a decade ago, Jake has moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. He has been cast in numerous dramas like Maria Mercedes, Rubi, and Palos, wherein he played the main lead, and Ikaw Lamang and Tayong Dalawa as the antagonist.

Cristine Reyes

Not everyone knows that Cristine’s entry to showbiz has been with GMA-7’s artista search program, Starstruck.

She transferred networks 10 years ago and has top-billed several projects such as Eva Fonda, Kristine, Reputasyon, Tubig at Langis, and I Can Do That.

Paulo Avelino

Paulo has been with GMA-7 for five years before becoming a Kapamilya. He has served as the male lead in shows such as The Promise of Forever, Honesto, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, and Bridges of Love.

JC de Vera

JC has stayed as a Kapuso for six years then transferred to TV5. He finally became a Kapamilya in 2014 and played a role in The Legal Wife and Moon of Desire.

Ellen Adarna

Ellen signed with ABS-CBN last 2013. She admitted that her transfer to the network made a huge impact regarding the recognition she got.

“When I was with the other network, ‘What are you doing now? What are your shows?’ ‘Uh, I’m a part of this show.’ ‘Ay, nandoon ka pala!’ Ibe yung audience ng ABS-CBN talaga. Iba yung impact.”

Toni Gonzaga

Toni has hosted in GMA-7 for seven years until 2005. She continued her career with ABS-CBN, venturing to acting and music. She has released six albums under Star Records and has starred in 11 Star Cinema films.

She has also continued hosting with The Buzz, Pinoy Big Brother, and The Voice of the Philippines.

Elmo Magalona

His first project with the Kapamilya network was the TV series Born for You, wherein he was paired with Janella Salvador for the first time.

Maxene Magalona

Just like her brother, Maxene was also a Kapuso turned Kapamilya, however, she actually started off in ABS-CBN in 1992 with Ang TV. She was then identified with GMA-7 for nine years before signing up with ABS-CBN in 2016.


Karylle has co-hosted GMA-7’s SOP for seven years. She is currently in It’s Showtime.

Anne Curtis

Anne was a Kapuso until 2003. She has lead Kapamilya shows such as Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man, Dyosa, Green Rose, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, and Dyesebel.

She can be seen regularly in noontime show It’s Showtime.

Liza Soberano

Liza has previously admitted that she “didn’t feel at home” in GMA-7, wherein she became an artist for only a week. She added that as ABS-CBN’s the one she always watches, it’s really where she wanted to work in the first place.


After winning Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona has been one of GMA-7’s most promising singers. She then joined the trio La Diva.

She made a shocking transfer to ABS-CBN in 2017, saying that the network gave her more trust and has promised her a line-up of projects.

Yassi Pressman

Yassi has spent almost a decade with GMA-7 and TV5 before making her way to ABS-CBN. She has become a household name after appearing in Pinoy Big Brother and becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Jay R

Jay R spent the first decade of his career as a Kapuso artist. In 2015, he opened a new chapter of his life with ABS-CBN when he appeared as a contestant in Your Face Sounds Familiar.


Jaya decided to leave GMA-7 after she concluded her final project with the network, Poor Señorita. Her appearance in It’s Showtime in 2016 marked as her surprising decision to switch networks.

Ogie Alcasid

After being out of the limelight when he left GMA-7, Ogie has been with TV5 for a while before returning to ABS-CBN, where he did a few shows in the 90s.

He became a judge of Tawag ng Tanghalan and talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.


Kyla stayed as a Kapuso for 15 years before she moved to ABS-CBN.

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur was a GMA-7 artist for nearly a decade before deciding to be a Kapamilya. Only six months after his move to ABS-CBN, he already top-billed his own series Asintado.

He has also appeared as a guest in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Janno Gibbs

Needing some freshening up, Janno made a switch and signed with Star Music, wherein he’s currently promoting his latest single, Feeling JKL. He has also appeared in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and other ABS-CBN shows.

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“Pinoy Big Brother Season 1” Housemates: Where are They now?

“Pinoy Big Brother Season 1” Housemates: Where are They now?

  • Let’s look back to Pinoy Big Brother’s first season.
  • PBB Season 1 housemates’ whereabouts.

It has been 13 years since the first-ever season of the Pinoy Big Brother and it started with 13 housemates and went on for 112 days inside the Bahay ni Kuya.

They now have threaded different paths, pursuing varied careers.

Let us peek into their lives after they moved out from the four corners of the highly restrictive and most probably a speculative setup show in Philippine television?

Nene Tamayo.

Tamayo was the Big Winner of the Philippine edition of the said show. Also known as ‘Commander Nene’, she showed a strong will-power inside the house.

She is now married to her U Can Dance’ partner and has a seven-year-old son named Antonio. She owns her business called Nene Primefoods, wherein she sells Pickled Chili, Eight-spiced Tuyo and Spanish-style Bangus Sardines, among others.

Jayson Gainza.

Jayson can be remembered as the humble construction worker-waiter that challenged his luck at the first season of the show. His sense of humor made him stand out on the show and he eventually made it in second place when it concluded its season.

After PBB, his impersonation of Boy Abunda secured him a spot in the line of comical acting. He is a part of ABS-CBN’s Banana Sundae, Funny Ka Pare Ko, and appeared in FPJ’s Ang Pobinsyano.

Franzen Fajardo.

Franzen was one of the troublemakers of the season and had to face a force eviction.

He tried his luck in the showbiz for a while before going back as a salesman. It was recently reported that he has a buying and selling business in Malaysia.

Uma Khouny.

Uma was that one housemate that bluntly says what’s in his mind. The Israeli-Filipino was known as straightforward individual and has a strong attitude on the show.

After he tried hosting for the travel show Trip na Trip, he decided to live in New York City where he now manages his own cafe business.

Cass Ponti.

Cass was the third big placer of the season and was very close to Uma as she is Filipino-Indian. Adding to that, she was also the resident cook of the house.

After PBB, she became a sexy actress and had the chance to be on the cover of a Maxim. After her disappearance in showbiz, she lived a simple life with her family. Cass now has two children.

Say Alonzo.

Say was the kikay of the house back then. One of her memorable moments back then was her chart-topping duet with Sam Milby titled ‘Magmahal Muli’.

She became an actress-host after the show. Say got married to  Ryan Tordesillas and now has a son named Asher. She also manages her own business and blog, ‘The Kikay Mom’.

Chx Alcala.

Chx was deemed as the ‘wild girl’ of the season. She also became the topic of the town when as she shared a kiss with Sam Milby.

FLASHBACK FRIDAYSAM MILBY and CHIX ALCALA kissing in the pool inside PBB house Season 1. Grabe ang sarap lang ni papa Sam! #laplappamoreLike us for more updates! :-)™

Posted by PAMINTA DIARIES on Friday, September 4, 2015

She’s currently a freelance host and talent director. She has also maintained her friendship with big winner, Nene.

Rico Barrera.

Rico was the first one to be eliminated from household as he violated few rules such as jumping into the pool while still wearing his lapel microphone and accidentally causing a pan to catch a flame, which triggered the fire alarm.

After PBB, he started a career in the showbiz industry, appearing in movies like Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako, among others. He then became a flight steward and eventually a businessman.

He’s now a part of the Millionnaire’s Club of FrontRow.

Sam Milby.

Sam was the Fil-Am model that made the ladies swoon by his good looks.

After he got eliminated, he rose to stardom and became one of the network’s top actors. He is currently one of the main leads of ABS-CBN’s newest TV series, Halik, alongside Jericho Rosales, Yen Santos, and Yam Concepcion.

Jenny Suico.

Jenny was the housmate that made a voluntary exit because of her sick father. She came back inside the house as she became part of the Pinoy Big Brother’s Big Switch.

She is now married and is residing in the US with her husband.

JB Magsaysay.

JB was one of the heartthrobs of the season and was paired with Say. The two became a couple but broke up after.

He ventured into acting after his PBB stay but followed his family’s political line. He is currently the captain of San Juan, La Union. In 2012, he married Coleen Garica‘s mother.

Bob dela Cruz.

Bob shared in the PBB house before that he aspired to be a politician.

Right after the reality show, he pursued his aspiration as he is now the first councilor of Marilao, Bulacan and is serving on his third term.

Raquel Reyes.

Raquel was the motherly figure in the first season.

She continued her profession as a teacher after she went out of the PBB house. She has also survived four strokes and is now teaching at a school in Batangas.


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ABS-CBN Studio Experience opens its doors to the public

ABS-CBN Studio Experience opens its doors to the public

  • The ABS-CBN Studio Experience is finally made available to the public.
  • You can experience booths and activities based on the theme of your favorite Kapamilya shows.

On September 16, ABS-CBN opened their ABS-CBN Studio Experience or Studio XP to the public at the Ayala Malls Trinoma in Quezon City.

According to ABS-CBN Themed Experiences Inc. head Cookie Bartolome, the studio comes with three parts, namely the Reality, Fantasy, and Retail Studios. It has 15 attractions that took inspiration from their shows and artists.

“We took inspiration from Kapamilyas who are curious and eager to feel what it’s like to be inside the network’s studios. The vision was really to bring ABS-CBN closer to the people.”

The Reality Studio has booths showcasing programs such as Pinoy Big Brother, Minute To Win It, The Voice, Goin’ Bulilit, It’s Showtime, and Tonight With Boy Abunda.

There is also a Kapamilya Theatre that plays 4D movies, live shows, and other events. There are also multi-player games like Misyon: Ang Probinsyano and Ang Propesiya: La Luna Sangre.

The Fantasy studio consists of Action Academy, which is an obstacle course for stunt trainees.

Visitors will get to see the Walk of Fame, leading to the Heritage Wall wherein they will get to see vintage memorabilia and broadcasting equipment like the Millenium Transmitter. They can also get their photos taken with their favorite artists at the #Starsnaps photo booth, and try their luck of getting autographed merchandise at the Star Catcher claw machine.

Guests can enjoy Studio XP with XPass Prime tickets priced at P375 for first-timers and at P350 for returning guests with access to all attractions except #Starsnaps and Star Catcher. There is also the XPass Lite option at P300 for first-timers and at P275 for returning visitors which excludes access to the Kapamilya Theater, #Starsnaps and Star Catcher.

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