So the Pinoy Big Brother 2009 PBB Double Up finally conducted its “magical reveal” of this year’s housemates last night. Mindanaoan was able to watch parts of the show, which was hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales and Mariel Rodriguez.
Thankfully, there are two Mindanaoan housemates this year. One is Melisa Cantiveros from General Santos City and the other is Marielle Sorino, a fellow Dabawenyo. Both are 21 years old. Melisa is dubbed as “Inday Kengkay” and is an aspiring teacher (during her brief interview, she spoke in English…with very good intonation, I must say!) while Marielle is a single mother and admitted to having been “rebellious” before – i.e. she drank and frequently partied and as a consequence, encountered conflicts with her parents especially her mom.
The other Pinoy Big Brother Double Up housemates this year are Princess, 22, from Cebu/Fukuoka, Japan; Tom, 22, from Samar/Arizona; Yuri, 25, from Tokyo Japan; Jason, 21, from Oriental Mindoro; Delio, 26, from Batangas;
Paul Jake, 24, from Cebu; Toffi, 19, from Rizal; Carol, 22, from Tondo Manila; Yhel, 26, from Pampanga; Kenny (who happens to be Toffi’s twin brother), 19, from Rizal; JM, 29, from Quezon City and JP (who’s JM’s twin brother), 29, from Quezon City.
So why is this the 2009 Pinoy Big Brother reality show dubbed “Double Up”? Because apart from the fact that there are two sets of twins, there are also two versions of Kuya’s house. So naturally the challenge would be if the housemates would eventually figure out that there are two houses and if they notice the twins.
The winner of the new season would receive an LCD TV set, an Asian tour package, a business package, a house and lot, and one million pesos. Reportedly, the PBB 2009 winner would also donate a million pesos to a charity of their choice, making Double Up the first non-celebrity season to do so.
So who’s your bet?