IN PHOTOS: First housemates revealed on 'Pinoy Big Brother 737'
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Five more housemates were introduced on ASAP 20 for Pinoy Big Brother 737. They entered the house on Sunday, June 21. (READ: Meet the 12 new housemates of 'PBB 737') The new housemates are:
Edward Kyle Secades –Mr. Nice Guy ng San Juan
Zonia Ysabel Mejia – Blooming Beauty ng Quezon City
Franco Rodriguez – Totoy Smiley ng Albay
Ylona Jade Garcia – Daldal Darling ng Australia
The first batch of housemates was formally introduced in the premiere of Pinoy Big Brother 737 Saturday, June 20.
The first 7 contestants, a group of teens, were introduced in this season's first episode, and before that, their profiles were teased on social media. Get to know them one by one:
Ryan James Bacalla, "Kid Sunshine of Cebu"
Ryan is 14 years old and auditioned for PBB at the Pacific Mall in Cebu. Ryan is openly gay and said in his interview that he would like to be an inspiration to gay teens everywhere.
Bailey Thomas May, "Global Gwapito ng UK"
Bailey is 12 years old and loves playing football, basketball and rugby. He also loves to sing. Born in Cebu, he grew up in the UK but visits his relatives as much as he can. Speaking Filipino is a challenge for Bailey so a Filipino dictionary is one of the items he will bring inside the house.
Hendrix "Jimboy" Martin, "Barrio rapper ng Nueva Vizcaya"
Jimboy is 17 years old who looks up to Gloc 9 as one of his inspirations as a rapper. According to the PBB website, Jimboy also made a rap song about the Fallen 44 soldiers.
In Jimboy's bio, he said he decided to join PBB 737 to help his family financially.
Ailah Antopina, "Faithful daughter ng Bacolod"
Ailah is 13 years old. Ailah's mom is a housewife while her father works in Saudi Arabia. According to her bio, Ailah, who practices Islam, said she joined PBB because she dreams of a better future and for her dad to come home.
Karlo Lorenzo "Kenzo" Gutierrez, "Astig Athlete ng Quezon City"
A varsity football player, Kenzo, 18 is the youngest and only boy among 5 siblings. His parents are separated. Though a heartthrob, Kenzo said he is not comfortable making girls cry.
Kamille Filoteo, "Teen Mama ng Manila"
Teen mom Kamille, 18 said it will be a great challenge to be away from her daughter Aneeka. She's hoping for things to improve between her family and Justin, the father of her daughter.
Barbie Concine Imperial, "Doll Along Da Riles ng Albay"
Barbie is 16 years old. No stranger to challenges early in life, Barbie, her mother, and brother moved from relatives' houses until they were able to get a home near the Philippine National Railroad in Daraga, Albay. She also longs for her dad, whom she rarely sees.
Check back on Rappler to see the rest of the contestants as they're revealed on the show. – Rappler.com