|Pinoy Big Brother 2|
|Season Run||February 25, 2007 - June 30, 2007|
|Runner(s)-up|| Mickey Perz|
|Previous Season||Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1|
|Next Season||Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2|
Pinoy Big Brother 2 is the second season and fourth series overall of Pinoy Big Brother aired on ABS-CBN. As with the show's previous full and special seasons, it also aired a companion program on Studio 23. It began with a live party on February 25, 2007. It ran for 126 days until June 30, 2007, which was the longest stay of housemates inside the house until Double Up. The season was won by Beatriz Saw, who garnered over 1.5 million votes, or about 30.29% of total votes cast during the open voting, which started on June 17, 2007.
This is also the record-breaking highest total of actual votes in the history of Pinoy Big Brother and other all text-based votes reality programs in the Philippines as of now.
Season Twists Edit
- Secret Housemates: Aside from the first two batches of housemates, four additional housemates were made to enter an adjacent area where they were to be kept hidden from the rest of the housemates except for two housemates, Zeke, the first housemate to enter, and Dionne, the last housemate to enter. From the four, only two became official housemates after undergoing a public voting.
- Big Red Phone: On Day 23, a large red telephone was placed inside the House. It was announced the day before that the phone would ring in different instances, and each call would inform the housemate who would answer the call of a different reward or punishment.
- Immunity Challenges: Several challenges were held in the house which granted immunity from being nominated to the winner.
- Houseguests: Three houseguests stayed in the House for no more than a specific amount of time without undergoing the nomination and eviction process.
- Big Brother Swap: One Philippine housemate would trade places with another housemate from Big Brother Slovenia.
- Balik-Bahay (Back to the House): Four ex-housemates from the season were brought back in the house and kept hidden in a secret room, whilst the public were voting for two housemates to go back inside the house and once again compete as regular housemates.
- Weight Conscious Big Brother: Throughout the season, the housemates must maintain their weight and should never lose or gain weight of more than 5 pound or else they'll be automatically nominated.
The House Edit
The concept of the house is a pop-art scheme, with a predominantly lime green living area with pastel colors. It has been equipped with 42 cameras and 42 overhead microphones.
The men's bedroom have the beds in a linear pattern, while the women's beds in their bedroom are in a circular pattern. Rocking chairs and other furniture have also been added, as well as gym equipment, a large bathroom with showers and a jacuzzi, separate restrooms for the men and women, a separate prayer room, and a bridge over the swimming pool. The confession (aka diary) room is now tangerine-colored and expanded. Furthermore, the front doors to the house are now located at the garden, leading to the eviction hall next door.
There are two secret areas in the house. The first secret area is separated from the garden by a gate. It is initially filled with sand and had bamboo furniture and an area for urination. The secret housemates occupied this area in their first five days of stay in the house. Afterwards, the location became common knowledge for the housemates and it has been used as an activity area. The other secret area is adjacent to the confession room. It has been previously used by Gee-Ann, Wendy, and Mickey as a "quarantine area" when they caught Robert's "disease" on Week 5.
The interiors of the various rooms were designed by students from the Philippine School of Interior Design. The revamped larger layout of the House could be attributed to the fact that the House was previously used as the Academy during the filming of Pinoy Dream Academy. Major renovations had to be done for the second season.
The Housemates Edit
The Houseguests Edit
Aside from the housemates, three houseguests entered the Big Brother House on this season. The first houseguest is Tina Semolič, as part of the Big Brother Swap with Slovenia. The second houseguest is Hanna Eunice Rodriguez, as the winner of the Globe promotion on being a housemate for a week. The third houseguest is Uma Khouny.
The Big Red Phone Edit
On Day 23, a large red telephone was placed inside the House. It was announced the day before that the phone would ring in different instances, and each call would inform the housemate who would answer the call of a different reward or punishment. The housemate who would answer each call would receive any of the following news.
Weekly Tasks Edit
|Task No.||Date given||Description||Bet||Result|
|1|| February 26, 2007|
| Sand by Me|
Build a sand castle which replicates a model nearby. It must be done in beach wear and while Pinoy Ako was being played.
|2|| March 5, 2007|
| Room Service|
Cook several dishes ordered by Big Brother. They should wear toques while doing the task.
|3|| March 12, 2007|
| Harry Potter|
Make several pieces of pottery using the clay provided.
|4|| March 19, 2007|
| A-maze-ing Task|
Cross a string maze on Day 27 without touching any of the strings or sounding the bells that are attached to the strings. The bells should not be sounded eight or more times.
|5|| March 26, 2007|
| Watermill or No Mill|
Run a water mill using water from the swimming pool. This should be done manually and the mill should run day and night. The mill should not stop for more than 30 seconds.
|6|| April 2, 2007|
| Egg-specially for Easter|
Make 500 easter eggs each filled with leche flan mixture. They should be dressed as rabbits and should hop around.
|7|| April 9, 2007|
|mortars, pestles, and bilao (woven bamboo platters). They should also wear traditional Filipino clothes.||100%||Passed|
|8|| April 16, 2007|
| 100 Treasures|
Take on several survival tasks, while dressed as different kinds of people depending on the task. In the process, they would earn gold coins.
|Weekly allowance would depend on coins amassed.||Passed|
|9|| April 23, 2007|
| Big Brother Fiesta|
Organize and prepare an original festival to let Slovenian housemate Tina immerse in the colorful Philippine fiestas and the well-known "Filipino hospitality."
|10|| April 30, 2007|
| School Daze/Summer-yenda ni Kuya|
Take part in activities which would enable them to raise no less than P300,000 to be donated to some elementary schoolchildren in Iloilo for their school supplies and the repair of their dilapidated school buildings. First was making summer foodstuffs and desserts to be sold to passers-by outside the House. The second was organizing and staging a puppet show.
|Weekly allowance not bet.||Passed|
|11|| May 14, 2007|
| Ano ang Habi N'yo?|
Find a way to unwind a large, compacted ball of rope using their hands and teeth and use the rope to make a large welcome mat.
|12|| May 21, 2007|
| Boat Wisely|
Build four boats using the materials provided. Boats would tested (supposedly) on Day 90.
|13|| May 28, 2007|
| Return of the Dominoes|
Build a tower/wall of dominoes six feet high. One housemate should be seated inside the domino wall at all times to watch over the rising tower and anyone who wants to be in the center has to enter it carefully through a small portal. The person in the center cannot help in building the tower.
|14|| June 4, 2007|
| Pang-Sirko Tayo!|
Perform three circus acts: tightrope walking, uggling four bowling pins, and training the House pet Buddy to jump through hoops.
|33% for each act||Failed|
|15|| June 11, 2007|
| Big Brother House of Horrors|
Organize an attraction wherein the House would become a haunted house where people would visit on Day 110.
|Weekly allowance would depend on percentage of people who felt they were scared during the attraction.||Passed|
|16|| June 18, 2007|
| Pinoy Big Brother Big Dream Wedding|
Plan and organize a wedding inside the House, complete with tuxedos, wedding dresses, and wedding cakes. They would also take part in activities that would provide them with various essentials for the wedding.
Big Brother Swap Edit
The official website announced on Day 47 that one Philippine housemate would trade places with a housemate from the Slovenian version. Days later, Tina was chosen to swap with Bruce.
Promotion ads for this event likened this to an alien abduction because the Philippine housemates were not be aware that Bruce will trade places with Tina, a foreigner, until Tina entered the Philippine House. On the other hand, the Slovenian housemates already knew of the Swap and prepared for this event, which was expected to be a cultural exchange of sorts for both sides. The swap took place starting Day 56 and ended on Day 61, when the swapped housemates returned to their respective Houses.
Tina Semolič, a 22-year-old former beauty queen, was chosen by the Philippine version's staff because of her personality "would fit well" with the Filipino housemates, as well as being nice and not too aggressive. On the other hand, Bruce was chosen by the Slovenian staff because of his physique and his "very Filipino" characteristics that would stir up competition among the men there.
To let Filipino viewers know about Bruce's situation in the Slovenian House, some footage from the Slovenian version related to Bruce was also shown, aside from the events inside the Philippine House. English conversations recorded on both Houses were subtitled into Filipino, while any Slovenian conversation and comment was dubbed over by Filipino voice actors to let the Filipino viewers understand better.
Below is a list of activities each swapped housemate did in their respective host country's Houses, aside from introductions and trading of basic phrases:
On Day 125 of the Philippine version, Tina returned to the Pinoy Big Brother house to have a celebratory dinner with the Big 4, Bea, Gee-Ann, Mickey and Wendy. She left the house the same night and participated in the Finale, where she danced various Philippine dances and took part in the awarding ceremony for the Big 4.
Nominations History Edit
- The house is the largest single Big Brother house ever in history of Pinoy Big Brother up to date. The floorplan was used also in both Celebrity Edition 2 and Teen Edition Plus with some modifications.
|Civilian||1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 8|
|Combined||5 · 6 · 7|
|Celebrity||1 · 2|
|Teen||1 · 2 · 3 · 4|
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