As Pinoy Big Brother gears up for another exciting new season with Kumu starting this month, longtime host Toni Gonzaga admitted she did not want to get her hopes up too high that the show would begin again after ending its last season just last March.
“Siyempre I’m very, very grateful, very excited pero alam yung excited na hanggang dito pa kasi hanggang hindi nag-lo-launch, hangga’t hindi nag-pe-presscon, hanggang walang announcement, yung parang hino-hold back mo pa yung parang full blast na kilig. But of course doing PBB is like a part of our lives already, nina Bianca (Gonzalez), nila Robi (Domingo) and this is our second home and it’s always a big blessing when we are given the opportunity to do another season para sa ating mga kapamilya,” she shared during the Dream TWOgether media conference.
Having been part of the long-running reality show since its first season in 2005, Toni said she could not be more thankful for the opportunity to be part of PBB.
“Sobrang grateful first sa trust ng management, of course ng PBB family na maging parte pa rin ako every season ng show. Nagpapasalamat ako diyan at malaki talaga ang natutunan ko sa PBB and yung family na meron kami I really value it and I really cherish it. Talagang very grateful.
“For me PBB is one of the biggest blessings na natanggap ko nung una akong lumipat sa ABS-CBN kasi ito yung isa sa mga unang malaking proyektong naibigay sa akin and to this day, I’m very happy and I’m very thankful that I’m still part of the program,” she said.
For Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10, it has been announced to be longer than previous seasons of the show because it will include all three editions of celebrities, adults, and teens.
During the event, Toni was asked if she would ever consider letting her son Seve audition as a housemate in the future.
“Ang hirap sagutin. Siyempre kung kami ang masusunod siyempre ayaw namin kasi ayaw namin (laughs). Kasi na-try na namin eh. Alam namin na hindi lang siya physical challenge eh. It’s a mental, emotional rollercoaster na pagdadaanan nila. Ang feeling ko kasi ang mga magulang ang role namin is to support and love our children unconditionally and we cannot impose on them and we cannot tell them what not to do and what to do. Kung ano yung desire ng puso nila pag malaki na sila kung doon papunta siyempre lulunok ka na lang.
“Naisip ko naman nung bata ako nung nagsabi ako sa mommy ko na gusto ko mag-artista, hindi naman nila ako sinabihan na hindi mo puwede gawin yan, that’s not a dream, hindi ka puwede mangarap ng ganyan. They just supported and loved me. So feeling ko that’s our role sa aming mga anak, to love them and support them and of course expose them to different hobbies, sports, and fields tapos sila na maghahanap ng passion nila in life,” she explained.
ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10 search for new housemates is now open. To audition, hopefuls (20 to 40 years old) just need to download the Kumu app, create an account, and upload a one-minute Kumu clip where he or she will introduce oneself and say why he or she is deserving to become a housemate, and use the hashtag “PBBKumuAdults.”