Since it first aired on August 21, 2005, Pinoy Big Brother has produced a total of 11 editions, this year's 737 installment excluded. The reality show franchise zooms in on what a Filipino is, at least, while inside the Big Brother's house. It uses weekly and daily challenges, the confession room, and just the day-to-day routine of the housemates to show to the viewing public the "Teleserye ng Totoong Buhay."
At the end of each season, televiewers decide who has remained true while inside the house, "nagpakatotoo" as they say in PBB-speak. This housemate is declared as the Big Winner in one glorious and festive Big Night, complete with a grand production and the distinct Big Winner cue music.
1) Season 1 (2005)
For the first installment of the Pinoy Big Brother, the Big Winner Nene Tamayo was presented to her supporters through a makeshift version of Bahay Ni Kuya on the stage of Clark Expo in Pampanga. In the same way that the housemates lounged around in the living room while inside the house for 111 days, Kumander Nene was re-introduced to the outside world while seating on a sofa.
2) Celebrity Edition 1 (2006)
Held at the Philippine Post Office Building in Lawton, Manila, the Celebrity Edition declared Keanna Reeves as the Big Winner.
3) Teen Edition 1 (2006)
Entitled "A Fairy Tale Finale," the Big Night of Teen Edition 1 had sets and costumes that were fairy-related. Aliw Theater was transformed into one fairy tale world with a palace, court jesters, and Red Guards. Kim Chiu, dressed in an immaculate white gown, was voted as the Big Winner.
4) Season 2 (2007)
In what was dubbed as "The Big Night at the Big Dome" for the Araneta Coliseum (Big Dome) venue, the final four housemates were transported from the house to the event place in vintage cars. Big Winner Beatriz Shaw was brought into the stage in a giant disco ball for dramatic effect.
5) Celebrity Edition 2 (2007-2008)
In another "Big Night at the Big Dome," the finale had an Hollywood awards theme featuring a cabaret-style opening number. Ruben Gonzaga was declared as the Big Winner.
6) Teen Edition Plus (2008)
The stage of the Araneta Coliseum was designed with an outer space theme on the Big Night of Teen Edition Plus. To complement the theme, Big Winner Ejay Falcon was seen emerging from the make-believe rocket ship as a curtain of lights and fireworks shines on the background.
7) Double Up (2009)
"Big Date on the Big Night" was held at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium in Manila. Since it was held a day before Valentine's Day and on the eve of Chinese New Year, the theme was a mix of prom night and references to anything Chinese. Melai emerged onstage on a prom night gown.
8) Teen Clash (2010)
Science fiction with an emphasis on robots was the theme of the Teen Clash edition's "Unite at the Big Night." It was held at the Ynares Center in Antipolo, Rizal. Tying with the theme, the concept was that Bahay ni Kuya was transformed into a giant robot that brought the finalists into the venue. The room that the housemates were held before they were brought out resembled a pilot's cockpit. Big Winner James Reid emerged from the digitally-inspired stage.
9) Unlimited (2011)
The Unlimited edition of PBB went with the Filipino theme for its Big Night, which was aptly held in the historic Quirino Grandstand in Manila. Dressed in barong, Slater Young was declared as the Big Winner. The open-air venue featured a grand fireworks display.
10) Teen Edition 4 (2012)
The B.F.F. or Big Fantastic Finale at the Big Night took place at the Malolos Sports Convention Center in Bulacan. Big Winner Myrtle Sarrosa was brought in on a platform pulled by men in silver masks.
11) All In (2014)
In preparation for one classy Big Night, the Big 4 exited the house and rode a helicopter to the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. From the air base, they rode a limousine to Resorts World Manila where fans and supporters were waiting. Daniel Matsunaga, in a suit, was announced as the Big Winner.
The PBB 737 Big Weekend will be held at the Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City, Albay. The set features the iconic Mayon Volcano and Cagsawa Ruins that the province is famous for. Who do you think will emerge as the Big Winner?
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