Beatriz Saw (rightmost) is the Official Kuyarazzi for Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2. She will host ÜBER, the replacement of PBB Uplate. Bea joins the other seasoned hosts of PBB (L-R) Mariel Rodriguez, Toni Gonzaga, and Bianca Gonzalez. Photo: Courtesy of ABS-CBN

A lot of people have been speculating on the identities of the 13 celebrity housemates who are about to enter the closely monitored house of Big Brother. Even PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) came up with its list of probable housemates in its article published earlier today, October 12.

According to our sources, seven females and six males will comprise the celebrity housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition Season 2. This edition will run for 10 weeks compared to the 8 weeks during the first celebrity edition.

PBB business unit head Lauren Dyogi said that they don't mind these so-called leaks because they add to the hype and interest in the program. During the October 9 press conference of PBB Celebrity Edition Season 2 at the ABS-CBN compound, he said, "I'm not worried. Actually, it shows interest na people are guessing and people are asking. 'Ito ba kasama si ganito, kasama ba si ganyan?' Ako naman, I would not confirm. Kasi ang secret diyan is how they interact once they're together."

According to Lauren, the fact that people are talking and speculating about PBB Celebrity Edition 2 is a good sign.

Starting this Sunday, October 14, ABS-CBN promises to give viewers fun, excitement, and real-life drama with the 13 colorful Filipino celebrities who have different backgrounds and personalities. The first season of PBB Celebrity Edition had its share of intrigues and shocking revelations.The most notable was the declaration of Rustom Padilla that he is actually gay. PEP revisited the past PBB editions in its Looking Back article published last October 10.

Direk Lauren says that only one of the housemates is from the province of Davao while all the rest are from Metro Manila. "Each celebrity housemate possesses a unique trait, quite different from each other," he said. "The individual characters will be put to a test not only through the chores to be done and the missions to be accomplished, but also on how they relate and interact with fellow housemates."

Like the start of every season, the house will sport a new look for both the fresh set of housemates and the PBB viewers to admire and enjoy. Big Brother's house is said to match the theme "Hollywood glam" for this season.

"This physical transformation will make the housemates either challenged and uncomfortable or immediately at home and feeling at ease, depending on their respective lifestyles and accumulated experiences before they entered the PBB house," explained Lauren.

The theme song of this edition is still "Sikat ang Pinoy" but this time, Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Winner Yeng Constantino will be singing it in her trademark pop rock style.

It's double the treat and anticipation as PBB can now be seen twice a day. Feel free to interact with fellow PBB addicts and know the latest live updates with Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 through ÜBER! at 5:30 p.m. This show replaces the PBB Uplate. Über is a German colloquial term used by young people, which means "grabe" or "super."

ABS-CBN welcomes PBB Season 2 Big Winner Beatriz Saw as the Official Kuyarazzi for PBB Updates. She will add luster to the stellar line-up of hosts composed of Toni Gonzaga, Mariel Rodriguez, and Bianca Gonzalez.

Who will come to blows with each other? Who will forge lifetime bonds? And most importantly, who will emerge the toughest of them all?

PBB Celebrity Edition Season 2 airs every night on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida at 10 p.m.