|Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2|
|Season||2nd Celebrity (5th Overall)|
|Season Run||October 14, 2007 - November 29, 2007|
|Host|| Toni Gonzaga|
Gaby Dela Merced
|Previous Season||Pinoy Big Brother 2|
|Next Season||Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus|
Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2 was the second celebrity edition and the fifth series overall of the Pinoy Big Brother franchise. It started on October 14, 2007, and ended twelve weeks later on January 5, 2008, at the Araneta Coliseum. It was supposed to end on December 22, 2007, but it was announced on November 19, 2007, to be extended for two more weeks.
Toni Gonzaga reprised her role as the primetime host, while ex-Update host Bianca Gonzalez helmed a brand new show, Pinoy Big Brother Über. UpLate host Mariel Rodriguez also hosted Über for seven days with Bianca; but for rest of the program's duration, she was also the House's first and longest-staying houseguest. This new season also marked the hosting debut of second season winner, Beatriz Saw as she hosted the Updates.
The theme song, Sikat ang Pinoy originally sung by host Toni Gonzaga and PBB 1 alum Sam Milby, was rehashed and was performed by Pinoy Dream Academy winner Yeng Constantino and finalist Eman Abatayo.
Pair Housemates: Two pairs of celebrity housemates that were related in some sort were considered as one.
Houseguests: Like the previous season, there are also houseguests who stayed in the House for no more than a specific amount of time without undergoing the nomination and eviction process.
Head of Household: Each week, the housemates will compete for the HOH, whose winner will be have various priviledges and advantages for themselves throughout the week. Albeit serves a similar purpose which is to gain immunity, the rest is different from the American version.
Season-Long Tasks: In this season, there were tasks given by Big Brother that were effective throughout the whole duration of the show.
House of Opulence
For this Celebrity Edition, the House is the refurbished one used in the second regular season. But unlike the previous Celebrity Edition wherein the housemates entered into an almost empty House, this edition's housemates entered into a royalty-themed house, now containing murals, chandeliers, posh furniture, and lighting fixtures. The gym is now found in the garden. The room previously used by the men in the second regular season is now used by the women, and vice versa.
The original bathroom is now the special shower room to be used exclusively by the Head of Household and his/her chosen companion. One of the two original "his-her" restrooms are now the general shower/bath room while the other has become the general restroom.
Also added is a jail cell-like Punishment Room found along the way towards the confession and storage rooms. This is where the housemates who committed violations would stay and perform an assigned punishment until Big Brother's further instructions.
Later, to accommodate Baron and Donald while making their decision on which brother should return to the House area after the fake eviction, the secret room used in the second regular season was again used. It now appears larger and has been repainted white with pink streaks.
The Celebrity Housemates
Weekly Shopping Tasks
|Task No.||Date given||Description||Bet||Result|
|1|| October 15, 2007|
| Celebrity Choo Choo|
Build a small toy railroad on the floor of the House. Task is successful if the toy train runs along the tracks without stopping.
|2|| October 22, 2007|
| Shadow Play|
Perform a Japanese pantomime comedy skit wherein actors appear as if they are "performing" stunts in front of a black background.
|3|| October 29, 2007|
| Gising na Gising! (Fully Awake!)|
Must not exceed 25 hours of sleep as allotted by Big Brother for this week. The clock starts ticking as soon as one housemate closes his/her eyes and stops when everyone has their eyes open.
|4|| November 5, 2007|
| Celebrity Concert for a Cause|
Organize a themed concert to be held on Day 28 in front of a live audience. Proceeds of the concert would go to the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center.
|5|| November 12, 2007|
| Lipad Chopper Lipad (Fly Chopper Fly!)|
Learn how to fly a radio-controlled toy chopper and land it on a specific location. At the end of the week, seven housemates should successfully maneuver the toy chopper to the right direction.
|6|| November 19, 2007|
| Lights, Camera, Action!|
Work on a 10-15 minute independently produced movie. They should work on the concept, story, props, and costumes, and were encouraged to improvise and maximize the use of all the things in the House.
|7|| November 27, 2007|
| Wheelchair Basketball|
Learn how to play wheelchair basketball and play against the Philippine national wheelchair basketball team in a 3-on-3 game.
|8|| December 4, 2007|
| Karakter Ka (Character You!)|
The housemates separate into two "families" of "anime" characters and compete in a series of tasks. Central to this is creating a short dubbing skit based on an episode of Naruto.
|9|| December 10, 2007|
| Parol! (Lanterns!)|
Create a giant eight-foot parol, complete with blinking lights of various colors. If successful, the lantern would have a special spot in Pampanga's lantern parade.
|10|| December 17, 2007|
| Walk to Bethlehem|
Walk on the treadmill for 145 kilometers, the approximate distance Mary and Joseph said to have traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. According to the distance between Bethlehem and Nazareth is 113km, if a straight line is drawn between the two cities. The above number of 145km takes account the winding mountain trails along Mary and Joseph's path.Two housemates, dressed as Mary and Joseph, should do the task at a time, one walking on the treadmill and the other sitting or standing beside the treadmill.
|11|| December 22, 2007|
|Big Brother Calendar|
Make their own 2008 calendar with a theme for each month. They will model on the pictures and will be provided costumes for the month theme pictures.
Aside from the Weekly Tasks, the Housemates were also engaged in a Season-Long Task. This task involved monitoring, nursing, and taking care of a pregnant sow who is about give birth to piglets. It also involved taking care of the piglets themselves after they were born.
|Week 2||Week 3||Week 4||Week 5||Week 6||Week 7||Week 8||Week 10||Week 11||Week 12|
| Day 38 |
| Day 40 |
|Day 70||Day 71 |
|Day 77||Day 81||Finale|
|No Nominations||No Nominations||Winner|
|No Nominations|| 2-Baron|
|No Nominations||No Nominations||Runner-Up|
| Ineligible|| 2-Baron|
|No Nominations||No Nominations||3rd Place|
|?||No Nominations||Victor|| 2-Jon|
|No Nominations||No Nominations||4th Place|
|Gaby||No Nominations||No Nominations|
|No Nominations||No Nominations||
|Gladys||Not In House|| Ineligible|
|No Nominations|| 2-Donald|
1-Baron & Donald
|2-Baron & Donald|
| 2- ? |
|Jen & Marylaine|| 2-Megan|
|Key:||HOH||Nominated||Walked||Ejected||Evicted||Immune||Automatic Nomination - HOH's Nominee|
Day 1: The first eight housemates entered the House. Jen was revealed hidden in a giant travel bag, while the men discovered Donnie hidden in a large barrel.
Day 2: Gaby entered the house riding a "twister bike" (basically a child's trike) along a ramp that led to the pool.
Day 3: Mcoy and Zara entered the House in two different instances. Mcoy sang Pinoy Ako directly inside the confession room and later entered the House. Later, Zara was escorted into the House by Baron. Will accidentally fell into the pool while still wearing his lapel microphone. As a result, Big Brother gave Will a handheld microphone in place of his then-wet lapel microphone.
Day 4: Mariel brought Jon into the House, but Big Brother trapped her inside the House. She was later made into a "celebrity houseguest." Ethel was welcomed with a small party organized by Big Brother. Ruben, being in the same profession as Ethel, was tasked to host the party.
Day 6: Marylaine, Will, and Mariel became the first three housemates to use the punishment room for various offenses. Will and Mariel peeled a bowl of lanzones using their mouths, and Marylaine shedded coats of squash seeds.
Day 7: Will finally had his lapel microphone returned to him, but he had to get past cockroaches and other insects to get it. Marylaine and Jen were put in the punishment room for a violation Jen committed. Their bickering continued there while installing train tracks used in the weekly task. The entire task took overnight, but the two eventually reconciled.
Day 8: The first HOH competition was held wherein the housemates wore giant "hands" and played a game similar the Japanese game of karuta using colors. Ethel won in that game.
Day 10: Donnie and Marylaine finally had several of their clothes after Gaby and Victor packed some of their things just to make it happen.
Day 15: Gaby momentarily left the House to compete in a Formula Three race in the Subic International Speedway. She finish first in the second heat of the competition. Main primetime host Toni became the new houseguest.
Day 16: the second HOH competition was held, involving children's trikes. Riza, Ruben, and Will won in each of the three preliminary heats, with Riza winning the final round and the title of Head of Household.
Day 17: Mcoy, Victor, and Riza temporarily left the House to help embalm the body of a man who had been dead for a month due to a heart attack and whose family had no money for a proper embalming, let alone a decent funeral. Inside of the House during the absence of the trio, the other housemates also did Halloween-related tasks also to help the said man's family.
Day 18: Baron smashed a pane of the living room table with his foot. The table was taken out to be repaired. Later, after the housemates partied with Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz in a black-attire party, they saw that every other table in the House was gone. In particular, the long dining table was replaced with two panes of glass on which they would eat, with some housemates acting as one pane's "table legs."
Day 19: Toni was told that she could leave the House. But before she left, she wrote and recited a poem to the housemates, saying thank you to them.
Day 20: Yayo was taken to the hospital due to high blood pressure as recommended by the doctor. She returned to the house the next day. Ethel accidentally broke a very small part of the chandelier in the men's bedroom while tossing throw pillows with several of the housemates. As a result, all seven male housemates were incarcerated in the punishment room while Big Brother decided on the punishment to be given to them.
Day 21: Baron, Donald, Will, and Ruben participated in a task of balancing a number of plastic goblets in a failed attempt to salvage their weekly budget. Later, the housemates came to the aid of Peggy, the pig they were nursing as part of their Season-Long Task, as the sow had given birth to a total of ten piglets, nine alive and one stillborn.
Day 22: The housemates christened Peggy's nine live piglets, even giving them names such as "Posh," "Sweet," and "B-Boy" to mention a few. Later, Gaby was given time to decide whether she would make an exit to attend a seminar in the United States or not.
Day 23: The third HOH competition was held involving human bowling pins and a swinging bowling ball. The Geisler brothers, represented by Donald, won the title of HOH. Later, Gaby ultimately decided to make the exit and attend the said seminar. Furthermore, Ethel, with the help of Ruben, finished a new table using giant pick up sticks from an earlier game. Big Brother not only lauded the new table; he also made it the new living room center table to replace the glass one smashed by Baron. Along with the new table was the return of the remaining good tables in the House.
Day 25: Ethel requested a home pregnancy test from Big Brother to confirm this possibility. The next day, when she had her test, it came out negative.
Day 26: On the wee hours, Jon, who was deeply distraught over the news of his aunt's death, temporarily left the House on the wee hours of Day 26 to visit his aunt's funeral, personally offer the flower arrangement he helped Ethel make, and pay his last respects to her. It was already morning when he returned to the House.
Day 27: Victor, Mcoy, Riza, Gaby, and Megan picked the short straws and were sent by Big Brother to the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center to dance The Breakfast Club's Rico Mambo with its inmates. The five returned to the House in the afternoon. Later, Jon, while blindfolded, had a 100-second encounter with his mother.
Day 28: Ethel threatened to leave the House without Big Brother's consent, even toying with a small straight razor. Fearing for her life, the other housemates stopped her and urged her to speak with Big Brother.
Day 29: The fourth HOH competition was held, involving the housemates hanging onto punching bags for as long as they could without touching the ground. Victor, Jon, and Will were the only ones left hanging after fifteen minutes. Will would eventually become the winner of title.
Day 30: Big Brother started to mete out punishments on housemates who committed violations: For sleeping at inappropriate places at the wrong times, Baron was made to sleep on the long bench and he had to be carried around by his brother. When he was caught sleeping on a chair, he was then made to sleep on a bamboo bed, but he had to carry it wherever he goes. For telling Gaby that she nominated her for eviction, Riza was told to dress up as a soldier. First, she watched Baron to make sure he strictly followed his punishment. Later, after she became lax, she was told to act and talk like a soldier. For using spoons instead of plastic stirrers, Mcoy and Victor became "human plastic stirrers" by wearing red-and-white-striped coveralls and were told to gyrate when the Wowowee tune Iyugyog Mo was played. For whispering, misusing and deliberately removing her lapel microphone and toying with the razor, which Big Brother deemed as an act of violence, Ethel was told to dress up and act like an infant. She thus became "Baby Poshy" to "daddy" Will and "mommy" Riza. For stashing potato chips past the appointed time of gathering supplies, Victor was told to peel potatoes inside the punishment room. For a violation known only to Big Brother, Megan, Riza, Victor, and Will had to fit inside a giant pair of pajama trousers. Later, Megan was told that her companions had been relieved of their punishment and she had to do the rest of her punishment with a giant teddy bear. All housemates were also reprimanded by Big Brother for not using their lapel microphones properly. So they were told to wear chains and padlocks around their waists.
Day 36: The Geislers, Jon, and Riza were "nominated for eviction." Unbeknownst to the housemates, the nomination round was really just a mock one.
Day 38: A mock eviction night was held wherein the Geisler brothers were "evicted" from the House. Upon exit, they were led by Toni to an empty Eviction Hall and from there they were brought back to the confession room. At the confession room, the brothers found out that the whole process was a hoax because Big Brother wanted to tell them that he had decided to abolish their 2-in-1 connection (which was already planned by Big Brother). Knowing how Donald did his best to watch over Baron at the same time thinking of his son while Baron had become less reliant of his older brother, Big Brother told the two that only one Geisler would continue his stay in the House on behalf of the other. That common decision of which Geisler would stay should be reached in 24 hours and should not be discussed with each other.
Day 39: After having a 100-second encounter with their mother, Baron decided that Donald would be the one who should continue his stay in the House. Baron did not leave completely as viewers were made to decide through a 24-hour viewer poll on whether Baron's stay should be extended.
Day 40: On the wee hours, Mcoy and Ethel decided to make a voluntary exit and soon after left the House after conflicts involving the weekly task fumed the two. Accusations of plagiarism caused conflicts between Mcoy and Big Brother while Ethel went with Mcoy because of her already existent plans to leave. Later Baron found out that he could return to the House, as 91.69% of those who voted in the viewer poll agreed to have him back inside.
Day 41: In an episode of Über wherein Mcoy and Ethel were guests, Big Brother subsequently apologized to Mcoy about any misunderstanding they had during that time, to which Mcoy accepted.
Day 42: Big Brother announced that the "Big 4" housemates would receive twice the cash amounts originally promised, even showing boxes labelled "2M," "1M," "600K," and "400K" as visual aids. He also announced that the Big Night (the finale) would be held on January 5, therefore extending the run of the show for two more weeks. Big Brother even opened the front doors in case anyone wanted to back out immediately. Despite the possibility of spending Christmas and New Year's Day inside the House, all housemates decided to stay on.
Day 43: After nominations were announced, Angel Locsin entered the House dressed as a sniper, shooting orange paintball pellets at the unarmed male housemates.
Day 44: Angel, Mariel and six of the housemates went out of the House to a firing range to learn and test their use of a .45 caliber pistol. Baron and Yayo were left behind in the House as part of their punishment; Baron broke another glass goblet days before while Yayo accidentally chipped a drinking glass. The two spent the time cleaning the House and making food for the housemates. It was during their final chore—washing Big Brother's car—that they found out that Gaby had returned. The other housemates also greeted Gaby upon their return.
Day 45: The fifth HOH competition was held. It involved the housemates crossing a beam over the swimming pool in the shortest time after being spun ten times over a rotating platform. Will was declared the winner. But the next day, citing Mariel's observation and a review of the game, Big Brother decided to transfer the title to Baron.
Day 46: Gladys entered the House and after some introductions and greetings, she sang karaoke with them.
Day 47: Victor and Riza temporarily left the House to engage in a wakeboarding task in Batangas in which Victor won. The two returned to the house later in the afternoon. Later, Big Brother relayed to the housemates some brief reports (with some fabrications inserted) relating to the stand-off at the Manila Peninsula Hotel.
Day 48: International R&B artist Akon visited the House after having a concert the previous night despite the curfew after the Manila Peninsula siege. Mariel, Gladys, Donnie, Jon, and Victor, who were winners in an earlier charades game, personally greeted the artist inside the confession room for 100 seconds. To be fair, Big Brother let the rest of the Housemates meet Akon, but only for ten seconds. Akon spent a short time inside the House because of his tight schedule.
Day 49: Mariel was finally told by Big Brother that she could make her postponed exit. She let her say her goodbyes to the housemates and left the House area's front doors before her 100-second period expired. After a few minutes and a quick change of wardrobe, Mariel returned to her hosting duties.
Day 51: The sixth HOH competition was held wherein winners of seven mini-games must select a fellow housemate to leave a boat floating on the swimming pool. Mini-games played include picking cards, flying paper airplanes, drinking distateful food, and blowing whistles among others. After the mini-games, Jon and Donald were the ones left on the boat, but the decision who would be the HOH rested on the other housemates. Jon got the nod of four out of the seven housemates, earning him the title.
Day 52: Peggy, the pig the housemates were tending to as part of their Season-Long Task, was given away to her new owners. The housemates who were saddened by the pig's departure, would still continue to take care of Peggy's piglets. Day 53: While chasing her piglet Porkchop, Gaby accidentally jumped into the swimming pool not realizing she was still wearing her lapel microphone. As the lapel mic was broken beyond repair, she had to share with Donald's own microphone.
Day 54: Big Brother furthered Gaby's punishment by spending the night the piglet pen and communicate with the housemates using semaphore flags, as suggested by Jon. Donald, being the cause of her further violations, later decided to join her so her punishment would be less harsh for her. Her punishment ended the next day.
Day 56: Ethel visited the House in the wee hours of the morning and talked with Big Brother. Citing the changes among the people she knew and having missed the housemates, she expressed her willingness to return. Big Brother told her that he would think it over, especially her time spent in the House the first time. His decision, he told her, would be known in the "appointed time." Later in the evening, Ruben finally made his long delayed marriage proposal to his partner, the mother of his three children, who responded by telling him that she would think it over. Much later, Mariel, having missed the housemates, accepted Big Brother's invitation to be in the House once again.
Day 57: Gladys told Big Sister (Mariel) her intention to leave, even deciding not to participate in "Olym-pigs." Big Sister, on a loss of what to do, told Gladys to hold on until Big Brother's return. But the advice only made Gladys's plea to let her make her exit stronger. Meanwhile, Ruben personally reiterated his proposal to his partner; this time it was accepted. The acceptance was shown to the others two weeks later.
Day 58: Gladys left the house after slipping into depression for the last two days. In contrast, Big Sister convinced Gaby to stay. The latter already mentioned to Big Brother plans for a second voluntary exit days before.
Day 59: Ethel emerged from the confession room together with Jan and Vier. Mariel and the housemates gathered around to welcome her back.
Day 60: During a cocktail "beach party," Baron became intoxicated, flirting with several female housemates and unintentionally insulting Big Brother. He was accompanied by the other male housemates in the secret room to help him sober up.
Day 62: Popular character Barney T. Dinosaur visited the housemates and danced with them for a short time.
Day 66: Yayo and Mariel left the House upon news that Yayo's mother was sent to the hospital because of a heart ailment. But the two arrived in the hospital too late when they found out Yayo's mother had died. Mariel returned to the House alone to relay the news to the others and to give Yayo time to grieve. Eventually, Yayo did return to the House, but upon Big Brother's advice to "honor your mother," she ultimately decided not to continue her stint in the show.
Day 69: The housemates sold their paintings of their piglets to raise P20,000 for charity. This was made as an alternative to selling their piglets to siblings "Lydia," "Tomas," and "Mila" (names associated with the lechon business) in exchange for the same amount. Later, noted plastic surgeon and beauty specialist Vicki Belo visited the housemates. She gave them advice on skin care. The housemates were also treated to a full body treatment by workers of her clinic.
Day 70: After burying her mother, Yayo expressed her decision to return to the House, creating a complicated situation with only two weeks left in the show's extended run. Endemol created four conditions for Yayo's return, one of the first three being that one of the six Housemates still in the House should voluntarily surrender his/her stint. Gaby readily stated her intention to end her second stint. But the fourth condition revealed that it was up to viewers to decide whether Gaby should stay or let her trade places with Yayo. But whoever leaves would also receive P400,000, which the housemates extracted from the combined cash prizes of the "Big Four" supposedly as donation to Yayo's family. The public's decision would be known in 24 hours. Yayo resided in the secret room for the most of the 24-hour wait.
Day 71: Big Brother signalled the end of the Season-Long Task and instructed the housemates to say goodbye to their piglets, who would rejoin their mother at a zoo/animal farm in Tagaytay. Later, Yayo was allowed to leave the secret room and be with the housemates once again. But the reunion turned out to be short-lived as Gaby was announced as the winner of the 24-hour public poll. Gaby got 74.30% of votes and Yayo got 25.70%
Day 72: The housemate had their Christmas Eve dinner. They agreed to exchange their menu for their dinner with food prepared by a poor community for their dinner. The housemates, except Ruben and Ethel, also received their gifts from Big Brother, both fake and real.
Day 73: In the wee hours, Baron broke a promise he made to Big Brother when he once again became drunk and made offensive gestures in the process. In the morning, Zara, Megan, Victor, Jen, Marylaine, Donald, and Mcoy each visited the remaining housemates for a hundred seconds to personally greet them Merry Christmas. Later, Ruben had his Christmas gift: witnessing his mother, her sister, and her mother reunited inside the House for the first time since even before he was born.
Day 75: Baron was told that he had been forced out the House as a consequence of his second drunken stupor during the wee hours of Christmas which resulted in various violations, unintentional insults to Big Brother, and later, Gaby's ire. Donald returned to the House to fetch him.
Day 77: Ruben and his partner were finally married at a nearby church. Later, Mariel and Ethel made their final exits. In the first of two tests set by Big Brother shortly afterwards, none of the five willed to answer which of them does not deserve to be in the "Big Four." In the second test, Ruben was unanimously voted by the others as the one deserving to be the "Big Winner" of the second Celebrity Edition.
Day 78: Somehow pressured by the various signals and videos about what they did the night before and Big Brother's unwillingness to talk, the five housemates decided to answer which of them do not deserve to be in the "Big Four." But all five gained the X-medals, forcing Jon to "nominate" the two females for eviction. Unfortunately, a remark by Jon before nominations implied that something was afoot and their problems with Big Brother did not end at the moment of the "live nomination."
Day 79: Jon finally admitted to that his remark somehow influenced the voting the night before. In fact, to seemingly support this, Ruben and Gaby confessed that it was not their intention to nominate their selections (Ruben chose Will; Gaby chose Ruben) rather than Riza. Big Brother reminded the five of following rules, but decided to hold out Jon's consequence to a later time in order not to spoil the revelry of New Year's Eve.
Day 81: As consulted by Endemol, it was decided that regardless of his standing in the open voting, Jon would be given the forced eviction because of his violation of rules due to the implied influence of his remark during the "nomination" round three days before.
Day 82: Bianca, together with several actors from the upcoming show Kung Fu Kids, entered the House to interview the "Big Four." It was only during the course of the interview that she had found out that she became a houseguest.
Day 83: After some talk with the housemates and helping them with their coin tower, Bianca was told that she could leave. Immediately after her departure, she hosted the last episode of Über for the season.
Day 84: The finale started with the "Big 4" still in the House. They presented a P20,000 check to Jon's chosen charity and each met with one of their loved ones before being escorted out of the House towards the Araneta Coliseum.
- This is the first season to see a group of housemates celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve inside the house.
- This is the first season to implement a Head of Household.
- This is the season with the highest number of voluntary exits, with 5 housemates in total. Two of them managed to return in various circumstances.
- This is the second season where the housemates lived with a pet. In this season, the housemates had a pregnant pet pig which they must take good care of everyday. It later gave birth to 10 piglets, however one died. They must also tend the piglets everyday,
- This is the first season to have the first male winner in Pinoy Big Brother history.
- This season saw the unexpected entry of Pinoy Big Brother hosts, Mariel Rodriguez and Toni Gonzaga inside the house as the season's house guests. They were made to live inside the house for a specific number of days. Mariel eventuallygot the record of the longest stay inside the house by a Big Brother Presenter. She stayed inside for over 50 days.
- This is the first season to introduce pair housemates or two housemates who compete as one.
|Civilian||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8|
|Combined||5 · 6 · 7|
|Celebrity||1 · 2|
|Teen||1 · 2 · 3 · 4|
|Big Brother Seasons|