“Let’s stay connected, no matter what.” This is the theme of “Pinoy Big Brother Connect,” the ninth season of the iconic reality TV show that will premiere this Sunday (December 6) on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and Kumu.
Even as the pandemic has forced people to stay indoors, “PBB Connect” hopes to inspire Filipinos to continue striving for their dreams just like the 14 official housemates chosen to be part of the longest and biggest reality show in the Philippines, which will be hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, Kim Chiu, Melai Cantiveros, Enchong Dee, and Richard Juan.
Big Brother has started to reveal the identities of his 14 housemates, who were chosen from over 177,000 who auditioned from around the world via Kumu. They include Andrea Abaya (Ang Cheerdance Sweetheart ng Parañaque), Justin Dizon (Ang Courageous Cabalen ng Pampanga), Jie-Ann Armero (Ang Kwelang Fangirl ng Sarangani), Kobie Brown (Ang Charming Striker ng Parañaque), Chico Alicaya (Ang Striving Footballer ng Cebu), Mika Pajares (Ang Single Momshie-kap ng Bataan), Ella Cayabyab (Ang Ra-kweentera ng Quezon), and Kyron Aguilera (Ang Shy Biker Boy ng Butuan). In a few days, the public will also meet the individuals behind the monikers “Alluring Accountant ng Australia,” “Bunsong Boksingero ng General Santos City,” “Miss Malakas ng Misamis Oriental,” “Military Son ng Palawan,” “Makatang Marikit ng Pangasinan,” and “Dong Diskarte ng Zamboanga Del Sur” via Kumu, It’s Showtime, and TV Patrol.
Most of Kuya’s housemates are Gen Z and millennials who will have to hurdle tasks that will inspire Filipinos to connect with their own ability, family, and society. All official housemates passed their medical, psychological, and COVID-19 exams to ensure their safety.
ABS-CBN and Kumu have teamed up to bring viewers a unique experience in “PBB Connect,” where they can stay connected with the show 24/7 through the variety of content it offers on multiple media platforms like fun livestream shows with the hosts. Viewers can also catch the exclusive 24/7 livestream of “PBB Connect” on Kumu.
Meanwhile, this season’s new and returning hosts are ready to connect with viewers around the world. Toni will host “PBB Connect” on primetime on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live, while Robi and Bianca will bond with viewers on the “Kumunect Tayo” Primetime Show on Kumu.
Enchong and Melai will lead “Kumunect Tayo” every afternoon, while Kim will dish juicy details during special Big Brother events. Richard meanwhile will be the go-to source of updates on PBB’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.
Since its launch in 2005, “Pinoy Big Brother” has mirrored the hopes, plight, and aspirations of Filipinos through its diverse mix of housemates. Big Brother formulates tasks and challenges for the housemates to bring out their best, test their strengths, and foster camaraderie as they undergo a transformative journey inside the house.
Don’t miss the launch of “Pinoy Big Brother Connect” this Sunday (December 6). For updates, visit https://app.kumu.ph/PBBabscbn or follow “PBB” on Facebook (PBBABSCBNTV), Twitter (PBBABSCBN), and Instagram (PBBABSCBNTV), and subscribe on YouTube (Pinoy Big Brother).