“Ang Singing Sweetheart ng Siargao” Anji Salvacion from the Celebrity Kumunity emerged as the Big Winner of the “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10” of ABS-CBN in an emotional Big Night held in front of the "PBB" house on May 29.
Anji edged out the other Big 5 housemates to become the season’s victor and winner of P2 million with 40.42 percent of the combined save and evict votes.
As she received her prize, Anji thanked her supporters for bringing her to victory.
“First of all, I want to really say thank you to God for giving me this opportunity and for giving me this biggest blessing in life. It's not the title but it is how people trusted me. That's my biggest, biggest blessing. How people look up to me...Tagumpay ang plano,” she said.
Her mother, Melisa Gorbulev, also expressed her gratitude to those who voted for Anji, “Salamat sa sumusuporta sa anak ko. Thank you for believing in her.”
Isabel Laohoo of the Adult Kumunity placed second with 18.20 percent to win P500,000 followed by Samantha Bernardo from the Celebrity Kumunity (16.28 percent), who received P300,000.
Completing the season’s finalists were Rob Blackburn from the Teen Kumunity (4.01 percent) who got P200,000 as the 4th Big Placer, while Celebrity Kumunity’s Brenda Mage (1.19 percent) went home with P100,000 as the 5th Big Placer.
Anji’s road to the Big Night and the Big Winner title was not easy after being nominated for eviction numerous times during the Celebrity Edition, which kicked off the season on October 16 last year. Moreover, her family in Siargao was also affected by Super Typhoon Odette while she was still inside the house.
However, these did not stop her from improving herself as she used her gifts in singing and songwriting and her determination to succeed in each of Kuya’s tasks and challenges to win the hearts of the people and become part of the Celebrity Kumunity Top 2 alongside Alyssa Valdez.
Anji continued to show grit and persistence as she and fellow Celebrity housemates Samantha Bernardo, who replaced Alyssa, and comeback housemate Brenda Mage managed to snatch the first three slots in the Big 5.
Welcoming Anji and the rest of the Big 5 outside the “PBB” house where hosts Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, Enchong Dee, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, MayMay Entrata, Sky Quizon, Richard Juan, and Kim Chiu, together with other “PBB” Kumunity housemates and ex-housemates from other seasons of the iconic Kapamilya reality show, which aired on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, TFC, iWantTFC, and Kumu. The Big Night also featured guests Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Ez Mil, Jeremy Glinoga, Sab, Nene Tamayo, as well as BINI, BGYO, and the loveteam of Andi Abaya and Kobie Brown.
This is the second season of “PBB” in partnership with Kumu, the largest social entertainment app in the Philippines, which has helped the program bring joy and inspiration to Filipinos and deliver a new and unique experience to viewers during the pandemic.
Watch the highlights of the Big Night and other episodes of “PBB Kumunity Season 10” on the Pinoy Big Brother YouTube channel and “PBB” social media accounts on Twitter and Kumu (@PBBabscbn), and Instagram and Facebook (@PBBabscbntv).