(UPDATED) Meet Ryan James Bacalla, Pinoy Big Brother 737’s Kid Sunshine of Cebu

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jun 16, 2015
During the June 15 episode of It's Showtime, hosts Karylle and Vice Ganda introduced the first housemate of Pinoy Big Brother. He is Ryan, a 14-year-old teen who hails from Cebu.�


Pinoy Big Brother
kicks off its newest season, PBB 737, by reveal the housemates starting today, June 15, until Friday, June 19.

Earlier today, the first housemate was introduced by It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Karylle.

The first housemate is Ryan, who is dubbed as the “Kid Sunshine of Cebu.”

When he entered the stage, he was wearing a headdress and an eyemask, which served as his disguise since his identity is not yet supposed to be revealed.

He gamely showed his dance moves to the tune of Pharell William’s “Happy.”

Before Ryan’s appearance in the variety show, ABS-CBN TV Production Head and director Laurenti Dyogi tweeted information about the housemate.

Ryan is 14 years old and a native of Cebu. He auditioned in Pacific Mall Cebu City.

#PBB737BigReveal hm RJB, 13 yrs old, born and raised in ceby City, auditioned in Pacific Mall Cebu City. Daghang Salamat.

— Direk Lauren (@direklauren) June 15, 2015

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#PBB737BigReveal i stand corrected, Ryan is 14yrs of age. apologies .

— Direk Lauren (@direklauren) June 15, 2015


RYAN THE SINULOG DANCER. In an interview aired on TV Patrol, Ryan revealed he was bullied when he was a child.

“Before nung binu-bully nila ako kasi maliit ako, kaya ngayon yung pagiging maliit ko, ginawa ko siyang advantage.

“Thirty auditionees po sa isang room, tapos pinasayaw kami, humataw ako, kaya yung paningin ni Direk napunta sa akin. Pinasayaw niya ako sa gitna."

Even though he gave an all-out performance, the 14-year-old boy never thought that he would pass the auditions.

“Kasi ang liit-liit ko, baka hindi ako makita sa TV.

“Pangalawa po, puro…panay thank you po yung naririnig ko.

“Kaya sinabi ko sa kanila na okay lang kahit hindi ako matanggap. Mag-audition uli ako next year.”

Aside from being a Sinulog dancer, housemate Ryan is an honor student who writes for their school paper.

His father is a migrant worker in Saudi Arabia, which is why he grew up with his mother.


Last June 12, Direk Lauren tweeted that 7 housemates will be revealed prior to the opening of the PBB house this Saturday.

Continue reading below ↓

#PBB737 seven housemates to be revealed this wk prior to kickoff on saturday. abangan!

— Direk Lauren (@direklauren) June 12, 2015


PBB 737
will air its pilot episode this Saturday, June 20.

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