Filipino-American model Tommy Esguerra is the newest housemate in Pinoy Big Brother 737.
Tommy was introduced last Friday, September 4. He is now dubbed as the “Pretty Boy ng Las Pinas.”
His entry to the famous yellow house followed the voluntary exit of Jyo Yokohama and eviction of Philip Lampart.
Tommy, who is now 21 years old, was born and raised in California. He once ran away from home after a misunderstanding with his mother.
JYO VOLUNTARILY EXITS PBB HOUSE. Last week, one of the most talked about incidents in PBB 737 was Jyo’s voluntary exit.
What made his move controversial was the fact that he decided to leave by flipping a coin.
On the September 2 episode of PBB, Kuya asked Jyo if he still wants to stay inside the house.
He replied, “Kuya, mahirap 'yan. Fifty-fifty rin, Kuya, e. Fifty na manatili ay ang dahilan ko kasi, Kuya kasi naumpisahan… nandito na rin ako sa weekly task, Kuya.
“Nandito na rin ako parang napi-feel ko yung responsibility na as a team, dapat nandoon ako.
“And yung sa isa naman, Kuya is sinabi rin naman ni Richard [Juan] na parang namimiss ko daw lang ang sarili ko.
“Oo nga, namimiss ko yung sarili ko noong nasa labas ako, Kuya.”
Big Brother then asked Jyo if he still wants to continue his journey inside the house until the end.
The Mr. Kulit ng Japan answered, “Hanggang dulo? Hirap ng tanong, Kuya! Level 100.”
He then suggested doing a ‘flip coin’ in order for him to arrive at a decision.
Jyo also admitted to Kuya that it was the way he used for him to determine if he should audition for PBB. “Para mas madaling makapagdesisyon, nag-flip ako ng coin, Kuya.”
The 21-year-old ex-housemate then shared something about him flipping coins and making decisions.
“Nag-umpisa ako sa mga small decisions, Kuya.
“Kapag nasa restaurant ako, Kuya, kapag nalilito ako sa menus, kung ano ang pipiliin ko, doon ako natutong mag-umpisang magflip ng coin, Kuya.
“Hanggang sa dumating ang pagpi-flip ko ng coin sa mga malalaking decision.
"Tinry ko yun once, ito yun, Kuya, kaya pagkapasok ko ng PBB, nalilito rin ako, Kuya today kung lalabas ba ako, voluntary exit ba ako o hindi.”
Even though Big Brother did not agree with Jyo’s move, he allowed him to do it. If the coin showed 'heads,' it meant he will exit the house.
When he flipped the coin, it showed 'heads.'
Big Brother asked if Jyo is happy with the result of flip coin. He admitted that he is partly happy because he won’t have to think about his decision anymore, and partly sad because he knows that viewers of the show won’t be happy with his decision.
Kuya then expressed that he is not happy with Jyo’s decision. But he respects it.
Big Brother then gave advice to Jyo by saying:
“Hangad ko na kapag tumanda ka na ay mas pagtitiwalaan mo ang iyong sarili na hindi mo na kakailanganin ang anumang barya dahil Jyo, kailangan pag-isipan ang mga mahahalagang bagay.
“Ito ay marka ng isang responsableng tao. Hangad ko talaga na dumating sa punto ng buhay mo na hindi ka na gagamit ng ganitong paraan sa pagdesisyon.”