Digressing from what they've been doing in the past 12 seasons of the show, five of the housemates who are set to join Pinoy Big Brother All In were introduced to the public earlier than the show’s Sunday evening airing.
The first to be introduced on the Sunday afternoon episode of ASAP was the hunky De La Salle University basketball varsity player, Axel Torres. Dubbed as the "Jock-Next-Door ng Taguig," Axel is actually the brother of cager Thomas Torres.
The name of e second housemate in the person of young Kapamilya star Jane Oineza came as a surprise. According to reports, the Goin' Bulilit star who was tagged as "Rising Celebriteen" didn't actually expect to be selected for the reality show.
The revelation of the three other housemates' names continued in the afternoon on Buzz ng Bayan as led by the "Bida Raketera ng Valenzuela," Cess Visitacion. The 24-year-old nursing graduate had a very colorful career as she embarked on various jobs to sustain herself from selling pirated DVDs to shakes and lotions just to make a living.
Fourth housemate Kevin Cecilio who is dubbed as the "Simpatikong Salesman ng CamSur" has a life story that’s one for the books as his well off family eventually struggled after their business went bankrupt and his father got sick.
The fifth housemate was Kapamilya host Phoemela Baranda's daughter Nichole Baranda who earned the title "Sweet Revelation ng Makati." Hoping to find herself inside the famous Big Brother house, it wasn't actually Nichole who was anxious about her joining the competition but her mom, Phoemela.
"Kinakabahan nako. Eto nga naiiyak nako ngayon palang," blurted Phoemela who also appeared on the Sunday episode of Buzz ng Bayan.
She explained, "Parang siyempre kinakabahan ako na papasok siya don, na siyempre ano ang character niya kasi nasa getting-to-know each other stage kami."
It may be recalled that the model-host only tearfully revealed her daughter's existence October of last year after pretending to be Nichole's sister until her real mother died.
Since Big Brother's house has been known for cultivating love affairs between its housemates, will she be ready in case her teen daughter falls in love inside the house?
"Okay lang basta alam niya kung hanggang saan lang 'yung pwede," she said.
As a message to her daughter, Phoemela said, "Kim alam mo naman pinagusapan na natin 'yan, kung ano ang priorities mo. Kung ano ba talaga ang gusto mo. Hindi naman kita pinipilit o pine-pressure. Siya kasi talaga 'yung may gustong pumasok sa PBB house pero gusto rin niyang mag-school."