"I'm back home."
This was how Bianca Gonzalez described her return as a host of Pinoy Big Brother: Connect.
Bianca lead the opening night of the program and welcomed its official housemates on Sunday, December 6.
"Last night was a pretty huge deal for me. It was the launch of the 9th season of Pinoy Big Brother, something we all never imagined would happen after a year like 2020, and something we are so grateful for," she said.
Many noticed Toni Gonzaga's absence during the opening. Bianca explained that Toni had an important task to do that day that's why she was not able to attend the launching.
"In my opinion, no PBB Launch is complete without @celestinegonzaga: the OG, our main host from day 1, the one who welcomes us all by saying, 'Hello Philippines, Hello World!' But last night, she unfortunately could not join us because she had a very, very important task, and so as the most senior the group, I was the one given the lead on the show and all the big announcements," she shared.
Bianca described her hosting stint last Sunday as a "career moment." She admitted that she was really nervous that time.
"It may have been just one part of a show with so many elements, but it was such a career moment for me!!!! Grabe yung kaba ko, hapon pa lang, yung klase ng kaba na Big Night ko huling naramdaman pero higit pa; I really made sure to study my script as soon as it was given; at grabe yung prayers ko talaga para pakalmahin yung kabog sa dibdib ko!!!!!!!" she stated.
Bianca extended her gratitude to those who helped her during opening night.
"Thank you to my PBB family for trusting me with this and supporting me through all these years and most especially last night, @direklauren, @raymdizon, @marcusjpvinuya, @obtorres, @cynthiabear915, @jonmoll. To the entire staff and crew and to my amazing co-hosts (may separate post ako para dito kasi ang dami kong feelings pa hahaha) Just truly so, so, so, so grateful for this opportunity!!!!! Thank you Lord," she shared.