Meet Big Brother’s First Batch of Lucky Regular Housemates

The first batch of lucky regular housemates officially entered the famous yellow house last night (Oct 28) as ABS-CBN’s hit reality show “Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7” kicked off its regular edition.

Big Brother welcomed into his house the Incredible Hunk of Nueva Ecija, Tanner Mata; Bibang Bentang-guena of Batangas, Baninay Bautista; Rampa Raketera of Bulacan, Ali Forbes; Longing Son of Taguig, Luis Hontiveros; Lucky Bet na Miss of Tacloban, Thuy Nguyen; Dazzling Daughter of Bulacan, Cora Waddell; and Overseas Filipino Warrior of Tondo, Jerome Alecre.

Watch out for these new faces and personalities beginning tonight as they share their stories and show their authentic selves while facing various tasks and challenges.

Baninay, Ali, and Jerome are certified fighters after having been tested by fate early on in their lives. To provide for her family, Baninay took on multiple jobs and used her sunny disposition as fuel to keep her going.

Same goes for beauty queen Ali who has been working very hard to earn a living, especially after her family’s business went bankrupt.

Jerome, meanwhile, represents modern day Filipino heroes— the overseas Filipinos— and left everything he had in the Philippines to work abroad in hopes of giving his family a better life.
Life has not always been easy for head turners Cora and Luis, who continue to fight for their families. Internet sensation Cora went through a tough time in her life after her mom got into an accident in the US that depleted their family’s savings. This prompted them to go back to the Philippines and start anew here.

Meanwhile, Luis, who also went viral and known online as the cute and hunky nephew of a senator, wants nothing but a happy and complete family. Growing up, he didn’t feel close to his mother, so he does everything he can to make her feel proud of him.

It’s a different journey for Thuy and Tanner who have found their second home in the Philippines. Thuy is already a familiar face to many viewers as the Vietnamese housemate in “PBB’s” celebrity edition in Vietnam. War brought her and her family to the Philippines, where they found a safe haven for all of them.

Tanner, meanwhile, grew up in the US with his mom and step dad, whom he treated as his father. He never got to meet his biological dad until he was 13. Modelling brought him to Manila and found himself a new family and friends.

Who else will join the first seven lucky regular housemates? Watch out for them as Kuya reveals their identities from Nov 3 to Nov 5 on “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.”

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.

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