A Muslim girl and a rapper from Nueva Vizcaya are the two new housemates of Pinoy Big Brother 737.
Ailah Antopina, the first female housemate of PBB 737, is dubbed as the Faithful Daughter ng Bacolod.
Meanwhile, Hendrix Martin (nicknamed Jimboy) is called the Barrio Rapper ng Nueva Vizcaya.
MEET AILAH. During the June 17 episode of TV Patrol, Ailah was seen wearing a hijab, a head scarf worn by Muslim girls.
Ailah, who hails from a conservative community, reveals that prior to auditioning for PBB, she consulted with their imam (Muslim religious leader) and ustad (teacher).
The biggest challernge for the 13-year-old girl is the fact that she will enter the PBB house at the time of Ramadan. During this period, strict fasting is observed by Muslims from sunrise to sunset.
Ailah joined PBB in the hopes of winning the cash prize so her father can stop working abroad in Saudi Arabia.
MEET JIMBOY. The 17-year-old student caught the attention of the panel when he rapped during his audition.
Jimboy can write his own rap verses. He idolizes rapper Gloc-9 and just like him, he tackles social issues through his compositions.
In fact, Jimboy has a rap song about the fallen 44 SAF members.
The Barrio Rapper hails from Solano, Nueva Vizcaya. His father is unemployed right now, which is why he is uncertain if he can continue with his college education.
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