According to Direk Lauren's tweet, there will be 18 official housemates to be revealed on Sunday, 3 of them were picked from the last chance audition held at the Araneta Coliseum last April 15. Yeah, just 3 out of more than 10,000 people who auditioned. That's kinda harsh, but at least, it's contrary to rumors that only 1 housemate from the Araneta Coliseum made it to the final list of official housemates.
The housemates, who come from Aklan, Batangas, Bulacan, Davao, Negros, Quezon Province and Metro Manila cities Makati, Las Pinas, Pasay and Quezon, are mixture of teens, regular age housemates and special celebrities, that's why this 5th season of Pinoy Big Brother is called ALL IN. Meaning, they are combining in just one season different types of housemates who usually were in separate editions in previous seasons.
The youngest housemate is aged 15, and the oldest is 26, still according to Dyogi. Wow! That just means, the whole house will be filled with youthful vibe. All young housemates. No oldies.
Among RUMORED housemates are G-Force dancer Jan Stephen Noval, Paolinne Michelle Liggayu of JAMICH, Chariz Solomon's twin brothers, James Reid "ex-gf" Ericka Villongc, Ai-Ai delas Alas' son Sancho and hottie model Mark McMahon.
I think it's gonna be the best edition ever of Pinoy Big Brother. (I actually say that in every season or edition. I hope I won't be disappointed.)
Still returning as hosts are Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats and Robi Domingo. PBB Unlimited winner Slater Young and Toni's sister Alex Gonzaga, who was never a housemate, are joining the gang as new hosts.
Aside from Slater, other big winners of PBB in previous editions include Nene Tamayo, Keanna Reeves, Kim Chiu, Beatriz Saw, Ruben Gonzaga, Ejay Falcon, Melai Cantiveros, James Reid and Myrtle Sarrosa.