Nene Tamayo, Jayson Gainza, Chx Alcala and other PBB housemates greet each other on the 13th year anniversary of the show’s first season.
Alonzo, Chx Alcala, Uma Khouny and Rico Barrera took to Instagram to recall the 13th anniversary of the show’s first season.
Say even recalled how she auditioned for the show.
“Happy 13th Anniversary PBB Season One! I will never forget the day that changed my life forever! It’s the first show I ever auditioned for. I remember calling the Former Pinoy Big Brother housemates Nene Tamayo, Jayson Gainza, Say number that was flashed on the screen “Gusto mo bang sumikat? Call 929-KUYA.” Had no idea of Big Brother in the other countries and had no idea what this show was about. I remember getting a “call back” three weeks after my talk with the call center agent.
“Then I went to numerous VTR auditions. I even thought I wasn’t going to make it kasi I got chickenpox and there was another vtr audition (remember @direklauren sabi mo sakin, Be confident? Kunwari walang bulutong? Hahaha) Naku nagpapasalamat ako sa mga staff ng PBB nun that helped me put concealer on my bulutong spots haha- buti hindi kayo nahawa.😊 Naalala ko ang hirap ng audition namin dahil ang daming kailangan gawin and then finally, Toni surprised me at my house with a PBB key and the luggage days before the launch. Sobrang nakakatuwa lang isipin, parang yesterday lang yung launch.
“Naaalala ko lahat ng nangyari. Naalala ko each housemate, bawal magkita kaya naka lock kami sa iba’t ibang hotel rooms sa Discovery Suites Ortigas and nung lalabas kami. Sumakay kami isa isa, na guardyado ng marshalls and PBB staff , isa isa kaming sumakay sa tig isang Nissan Frontier pick up - tapos may helicopter pa ng ABS CBN na nakatutok LIVE , pinapakita sa TV ang pag alis namin mula sa hotel papunta sa PBB house. Sunod sunod kaming pinakilala, isa isa kaming bumaba ng pick up papuntang stage at bawal magusap. Sa akin binigay ang task na pagpasok ng bahay, isa isahin ang kwarto at dun lang pwede mag usap ang magkakilala. Naaalala ko ang unang kumausap sakin ay si @umakhouny kaya kami bff’s until now. Sabi niya ganda daw ng dress ko at partners na lang kami sa pag kuha ng biik,” Say shared in her photo’s caption.
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Chx on the other hand said that she misses the housemates a lot and though they don’t see each other often, their friendship remains in her heart.
“Happy 13th Anniversary housemates! Grabe ang tagal na pero kahit hindi tayo nagkikita o naguusap madalas you guys are always in my heart for real. I love you all!”
Fans of the show congratulated the former housemates who are successful in their own endeavors.
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They also reminisced with the housemates in the comments section.
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Pinoy Big Brother first aired on ABS-CBN on August 21, 2005. The show’s most recent season, Lucky Season 7 was shown on March 2016, where Maymay Entrata was declared the Big Winner.