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10 Filipino Actresses Who Started Out As 'Pinoy Big Brother' Housemates

Fun fact: Five of these ladies we're all on the same season!
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PHOTO: (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagra/msbarbieimperial, Instagram/heavenperalejo

Year in and year out, Pinoy Big Brother serves as a launchpad for the next generation of TV stars. With three editions across nine seasons having occurred (and one still currently ongoing), numerous individuals have gone from small-town folk to national darlings after their stay in the iconic yellow house. Ahead, we list down 10 of our most beloved local actresses who were first introduced to us as one of Kuya's housemates. 

LOOK: 10 actresses who started their careers as "Pinoy Big Brother" housemates

  1. Kim Chiu 

    Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Big Winner

    All the way back in 2006, Kim Chiu won the first-ever teen edition of the show. Quite remarkably, the then 16-year-old made it to "The Big Night" without ever being nominated for eviction prior. Right after winning the title, she signed with Star Magic and has been one of their most celebrated talents ever since, branching out into acting, singing, and hosting. The Cebuana's dubbed as the "Queen of the Dancefloor" and is a regular performer on ABS-CBN's variety shows. 

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  2. Elisse Joson

    Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7

    Elisse Joson has already been on screen before entering the Big Brother house, but it's undeniable that her stint as the "Hugot Babe ng Mandaluyong" boosted her into the limelight. Her romance with McCoy de Leon actually budded in the house, and with Baby Felize in their arms, one can say that it's definitely blossomed. Today, Elisse juggles motherhood with her acting career as well as her own jewelry line, Felizia

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  3. Maymay Entrata

    Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Big Winner

    Maymay Entrata's run in the reality show is proof that she's always been a "kabogera"we mean, she did win her season after all! The down-to-earth Cagayan De Oro native has since transformed into a fiery stage performer and a personality to look up to. On top of all of that, she's also been made waves in the modeling world, being one of the first Filipinas to walk for Arab Fashion Week back in 2018

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  4. Kisses Delavin

    Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 2nd Big Placer

    Growing up in Masbate, Kisses Delavin has always dreamed of being in the spotlight, whether it's on screen as an actress or on stage as a beauty queen. After her participation in PBB, she got to do both. In last year's Miss Universe Philippines bout, Kisses finished as one of the Top 10 finalists, which is an impressive feat considering that it was her first national pageant!

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  5. Vivoree Esclito

    Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7

    An all-around performer through and through, Vivoree has always been one to watch. This "Go-Getter Girl ng Bohol" has been a mainstay in ABS-CBN's variety shows and TV series, and has even found herself as a finalist on the third season of Your Face Sounds Familiar. If, like many, you've been hooked on He's Into Her, then you for sure have seen the 21-year-old portraying Ysay on the show. 

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  6. Ylona Garcia

    Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Teen 2nd Big Placer

    Before she skyrocketed into international success, Ylona Garcia was a Filipino-Australian who took part in Pinoy Big Brother: 737. Since then, her sultry voice and relatable lyricism have enamored everyone, even global music collective 88rising, who has since taken her under their ranks. Ylona and her music are now everywhere, from billboards in Times Square to numerous peoples' Spotify playlists.

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  7. Maris Racal

    Pinoy Big Brother: All In 2nd Big Placer

    The angel-faced Maris Racal is best known for her hilarious meme-worthy antics and her dainty, girl-next-door charm. She first appeared on our screens as the "Singing Sunshine ng Davao," gracing us all with her sweet voice. Aside from continuing to amuse many on TikTok, the 24-year-old is set to make strides in her music career, with her beau Rico Blanco helping her through it all.

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  8. Barbie Imperial

    Pinoy Big Brother: 737

    One would be surprised at how a baby-faced 16-year-old from Albay became the absolute bombshell that Barbie Imperial is today. Post-PBB, she has starred in plenty of episodes of drama anthologies Maalaala Mo Kaya and Ipaglaban Mo!, and has also been a lead character in the Boys' Love series Oh, Mando!.

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  9. Heaven Peralejo

    Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7

    Along with Maymay, Elisse, Kisses and Vivoree, Heaven Peralejo was also one of Kuya's housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7. Once the 22-year-old exited the house, she dove headfirst into being a Kapamilya star, all while getting her Business Management degree at the Southville International School affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU).

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  10. Kaori Oinuma

    Pinoy Big Brother: Otso

    Filipino-Japanese Kaori Oinuma is a Gen Z star that's only beginning to rise. After making it as a finalist on her edition of the reality show, she's been tapped as one of the network's young leading ladies to watch, with her performances in The Four Bad Boys and Me and He's Into Her serving as proof.

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