S I T E N A V I G A T I O N
Sunday, July 1, 2007
The controversial Wendy Valdez placed third with 1,209,978 votes (23.32 percent). Gee-Ann Abrahan got 1,119,714 votes (21. 58 percent) to place fourth.
PBB Season 2 Big Winner Bea came out in a giant mirror ball before reuniting with her family. "Follow your dreams, go!" an esctatic Bea exclaimed to the jubilant crowd.
Bea wins a house and lot from Globe Asiatec, a kitchen showcase, a brand new car, a business franchise from Crystal Clear water, package tours, as well as P1 million cash prize.
After Wendy was announced as the third placer, she was heard saying "Teka, baka i-boo ako" to the other Big 4. True enough, most of those in Araneta booed her but Wendy was smiling through it all and made a peace sign with her two hands.
When co-host Bianca Gonzales asked Wendy to give a message to her family, the crowd's jeering got louder.
"Sana pagsalitain n'yo muna po ako. Ayoko lang nasasaktan ang family ko. Ako, okay lang kahit parang gusto ninyo akong sunugin. May purpose po si Lord [kung bakit nandito ako]. Pag isinisigaw ninyo ang pangalan ko, at least pinapansin ninyo ako. Thanks," said Wendy to the crowd.
Four months ago, select housemates were introduced to the public as the new tenants of Kuya for the second season of Pinoy Big Brother. They represented a cross-section of Filipinos, including those with mixed parentages.
After 126 days, the remaining four finalists, Gee-Ann, Mickey, Beatriz, and Wendy, bested all the other 16 housemates by garnering the highest number of votes for the period.
Auditing firm SGV and Company tallied the votes, dating back from when Robert Woods II was evicted until the very night of voting, June 30. The firm verified the number of votes coming in until the Big Winner was announced.
The Big Four were brought to the Big Dome in vintage cars.
The theme for the night was "Global Fiesta," according to Maribeth Bichara, the choreographer of the show. For the opening number, she had around 60 dancers filling the stage of the Araneta Coliseum. Professional dancers and former PBB housemates performed a medley of Filipiniana dances and modern numbers that wowed the audience.
Ex-Slovenia Big Brother housemate Tina Somelic, who flew all the way from Slovenia, participated in the grand event by joining in the opening number.
The 18,000-seater Araneta Coliseum was jampacked with supporters of the Big 4. Comedian Chokoleit pleaded with the audience before the start of the program. "Sana walang magkasakitan. Sports tayo lahat," he said.
All the evicted housemates participated in the opening dance number. Bruce Quebral and Bodie Cruz danced Maglalatik, Saicy Aguila and Dionne Monsanto danced ballroom, while Nel Rapiza and Kian Kazemi danced polka with Tina.
Comedians Jon Santos, Candy Pangilinan, Giselle Sanchez, and RS Francisco impersonated the Big 4—Jon as Mickey, Candy was Bea, Giselle as Gee-Ann, and RS as Wendy. When RS appeared, he was booed by majority of the people inside the Big Dome reflecting the people's disapporval of Wendy, whom they perceive as a "villain" inside the PBB house.
The PBB 2 housemates performed the finale with the Cebalo band.
Just a sidelight, when Wendy saw her boyfriend Bruce, she rushed to him. Bodie also hugged Gee-Ann upon seeing her.
Previous PBB winners Nene Tamayo (Season 1), Keanna Reeves (Celebrity Edition), and Kim Chiu (Teen Edition) were also present. With Bea's victory, the lucky streak continues for the women housemates.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
[Note to reader: if you wish to skip the commentary on Wendy’s problematic beliefs just scroll down and read “Where do all these problems come from?”]
Also recall that Wendy’s past boyfriend, Alex, only told her recently that he is already married. So all the time they were together, Alex had been deceiving her.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Yen and Hanna were busy preparing their meal tonight when the acting parents in the house Mickey and Bea asked everyone to set aside what they’re doing and gather in the dining table. For the careless management of their food supplies, Big Brother imposed a serious penalty for them to ponder on their recent actions. All the consumable goods in the house were confiscated and sent in the storage room for an indefinite period until they fully realize the importance of budgeting even if they have a bountiful stock.
Hence, they resolved not to exert too many movements to prevent themselves from getting hungry. Other plans were in store for them however, particularly to the ‘expectant mothers’ who had to learn tedious workout routines, which they later demonstrated to the guys.
Their presentation brought the second revelation. Big Brother was pleased with their demo, so he made them transfer their mock preggy bellies to their chosen guy-housemates; and this included Hannah who was supposed to be really heavy with child! But this was not a shocking announcement (or instruction) anymore because unbeknownst to her, they were already oriented to treat her like an expectant mother even before she showed up. This task resulted to a warm acceptance of the newbie and easier adjustment for everyone.
The exchange of this condition passed with much hilarious jeers which Big Brother also joined in. “Nel ba’t parang buntis ka na,” Kuya remarked while Mr. Perfect took off his shirt and showed his plump tummy. On the other hand, Bodie immediately slipped into a demanding persona whom Gee-Ann dubbed as Boda, “Tubig Gee! Tubig! Masahe mo naman ako… Ano bang pabango niyo? Pwede bang i-layo niyo muna! Kala niyo ba madali ‘to?"
Soon after this light moment, they shared a frugal meal -- grateful that at least their stomachs won’t be entirely empty after all. The housemates were truly humbled through this tough lesson. No complaints were heard as they proceeded to eat the simple food staple: six pieces of tuyo and several cups of rice. With this small amount of nourishment, some of them just decided to share plates!
Last but not the least was the happy reunion of Kian with the guy-housemates and Wendy’s with the girls who were separately detained in their respective bedrooms. Their comeback won’t be easy though because of the latest weekly task the lucky duo announced. Labeled as “Hati-House”, Big Brother forbids the housemates to interact with the opposite sex! And Bruce’s initial disappointment was obviously shown on his face.
How will they deal with this gender isolation? Will Bruce, Wendy, Kian, Gee-ann and all the others manage to hold their excitement and happiness when they see each other? How long will this difficult division continue?Don't miss the following happenings after the successful balik-bahays' return on Pinoy Big Brother Primetime Bida!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Four hopefuls, all with spectacular personalities, came back to show the people that they are worthy of residing in Big Brother’s house once more. And week 12 in PBB's calendar showcased a series of strange happenings as they worked their way through the covert duties they have to accomplish right under the housemates’ nose.
Most of the time, they led a humdrum life inside the four corners of their secret room. To chase away the boredom and tension towards what awaits them by the end of their stay, they relied on their wit and their game cards which perhaps restrained them from getting mad. Once in a while, they were allowed to watch how their former housemates are faring. And knowing that mere walls separate them from each other were their endless source of amusement.
Naturally, Big Brother saw a way to play tricks on the resident housemates and make them anticipate the big surprise which they learned tonight. From Kuya’s intended name-dropping of Wendy's name, a pinakbet fare for G-ann from Kian to the frequent detainment intervals and the mysterious meals cooked in their own kitchen... CSI Bodie and Mickey came to the conclusion that most probably an ex-housemate would be entering the housemate once again. However, they felt that this idea is too good to be true.
It can't be denied that the Hardcourt Hottie was one of the housemates who wished for Wendy’s return. Their unfinished business is a factor and more than that, the knowledge that he can now freely express his feelings for the commercial babe filled him with unsurpassed excitement.
Seeing Big Brother’s residents and the secret housemates interact separately next to each other was totally fascinating! Kian, Wendy, Jasmin and Zeke gave their best efforts throughout this week; unfortunately, only two of them were chosen through the people's votes and these are Wendy and Kian.
The Harcourt Hottie's righteous prayer for Wendy’s return may be answered but he has to wait a little longer for their much-awaited reunion. Because only Zeke was revealed to the housemates tonight! He got the lowest number of votes yet Big Brother permitted him to spend a night with them and fix whatever issues he has with the HMs. Meanwhile, Kian, Wendy and Jasmin were still left in the secret room.
How will Zeke fare tonight with the surprised housemates? Will Jasmin be given a similar privilege? And when will the lucky duo be officially out in the open? Tonight’s events certainly kept everyone hanging on thin air! So stay tune for the exciting happenings which will unfold in the coming days at Pinoy Big Brother Primetime Bida!