PBB Batch 1, Ito Na Sila Ngayon

Pinoy Big Brother is one of the most famous reality TV shows that produced many famous celebrities nowadays both in film and TV series. The first ever season of the reality TV show was first aired in 2005, and believe it or not, most of the housemates that joined the competition back in the day are now big and successful names in the industry now.

Despite treading on different paths and careers now, the first batch of PBB housemates mentioned that Bahay ni Kuya definitely occupies a big space on their hearts.

Nene Tamayo. Emerging as the first ever Big Winner of the competition for its first season, she mentioned that she had no intentions of entering the showbiz industry and decided to focus on establishing a business. She was offered TV appearances however and was featured on the show called “U Can Dance” where she met her partner and husband Anthony Plamio, her dance partner. The couple was blessed with a son named Antonio. Nene now owns Nene Prime Foods which is a bottled-food business that offers pickled chili, eight-spiced tuyo, and spanish-style bangus sardines.PHOTOSOURCE:Youtube


Jayson Gainza. The Banana Split actor and comedian Jayson is one of the mainstay celebrities in showbiz who came from the PBB house. He landed second place in the show, and his humor landed him a career in showbiz as a comedian. He was known for his witty impersonations of the celebrity talk-show host Boy Abunda and appeared in some acting roles in Ang Probinsyano.PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/ Jayson Gainza


Franzen Fajardo.  Franzen was remembered as one of the funniest and most amusing housemates in the PBB house. He was considered as the most “pasaway” in the batch which led him to receive a forced eviction from the house for a number of violations. He also received showbiz offers but decided to settle for a business venture and reside permanently in Singapore with his family.PHOTOSOURCE: Youtube/ Franzen


Uma Khouny. The half-Isareli and half-Filipino housemate was known for speaking his mind and being straightforward inside the house. He hosted a show called “Trip na Trip” after PBB. Currently, Uma is now a businessman and runs a coffee business in New York. PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/ Uma Khouny


Cass Ponti. The Davaoeña morena beauty landed 3rd place in the competition and became a sexy actress and model, posing for Maxim’s October 2006 issue. Cass is now an entrepreneur managing a fruit wholesaler and retailer business and trucking service business. PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/ Cass Ponti


Say Alonzo. Say tried her hands in acting and hosting after PBB then eventually marries Ryan Tordesillas. She now manages a business and is a full-time mom taking care of her two sons Asher and Austin.PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/Say Alonzo

Chx Alcala. Known as the “wild girl” of the house, Chx earned so much controversy after apparently kissing fellow housemate Sam Milby on the show. Chx is now more focused on her career as a talent director and a freelance events host.PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/ Chx Alcala


Rico Barrera. The first evictee from the show, Rico emerged a career in showbiz and became a model and businessman. According to his social media page, he is the first celebrity to become a multi-millionaire of Frontrow International.PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/Rico Barrerra

Sam Milby. A total heartthrob in and out of the house, Sam retained his showbiz prominence and is now currently one of the most famous and successful actors of his generation. He also landed recording deals and released a few singles in the past. PHOTOSOURCE: INSTAGRAM/ SAM MILBY


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