Edward Barber, Vivoree Esclito, and Yong Muhajil are new teen housemates of PBB Lucky Season 7

by Nikko Tuazon
Aug 4, 2016
(L-R) Edward Barber, Vivoree Esclito, and Yong Muhajil are included in the first batch of teen housemates who will join Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7.

The first batch of Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7 has been revealed!

The first teen housemate was revealed on the August 3 episode of It's Showtime. Dubbed as the "Cheerful Charmer ng Germany," Edward Barber was named as the first teen housemate of PBB Lucky Season 7. Edward is of Filipino-German descent since his mom is Filipina while his dad is British-German. The 16-year-old housemate has lived in Germany since he was born.

Edward was seated in the audience area when he was called out by the Kapamilya show's hosts Anne Curtis, Karylle, and Amy Perez. In a short interview, Edward said he has mixed emotions on going in on Kuya's house. He said, "Very much, yeah! I'm scared! Mixed emotions!"

Anne also asked the teen housemate if he's excited to learn Tagalog inside the house to which Edward answered, "If I can learn German, I can learn Tagalog!"


Yong Muhajil is the second teen housemate joining Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7. Dubbed as the "Ang Pag-a-son ng Angkan ng Zamboanga," Yong is revealed to be the 14th out of 17 siblings.

In an interview with MJ Felipe on TV Patrol, Yong admitted that he is used to living a simple life with his family. He narrated, "Nagtitinda po yung tatay ko, vendor po ng mga sapatos, yung mga tsinelas, prutas pero hinuhuli po sila ng mga pulis."

However, the young teen who hails from Zamboanga City said he already lost his father to asthma while his mother suffered a mild stroke because of what happened. He hopes that joining PBB will pave the way for him to help his family in the province.


The third teen housemate, Vivoree Esclito, was revealed on Tonight With Boy Abunda. She was dubbed as the "Go Getter Girl Ng Bohol.

It just so happened that Vivoree was celebrating her birthday that day and when host Boy Abunda asked her for her wishes, she answered, "Good health, success, and joy."

Vivoree said she just wanted to try when she auditioned for PBB and admitted that it's one of her dreams to become a housemate on the Kapamilya reality show.

She told Boy, "At first po, try-try lang po talaga. It's like, kasi minsan lang po nangyayari itong mga auditions po sa lugar namin so sinubukan ko po. And then nung pagtagal po, na-realize ko din po na I'm doing this for something and not just for nothing, and that dream may be is pumasok sa Bahay ni Kuya."

Vivoree admitted the she does get bullied for being hairy. She recalled, "Minsan po, before, so parang tinutukso nila ako like inaasar nila ako na, 'Pinaglihi ka ba sa unggoy?'"

The aspiring singer just shrugs off these comments because "their opinions don't matter."


What are her expections from Pinoy Big Brother? Vivoree answered, "I expect to learn different things, yung experience po, magandang experience, and then new friends—new true friends."

Boy also asked why she put emphasis on the word "true friends." Vivoree explained, "A friend is just someone you can talk to while a true friend is someone who'll be there no matter what happens."

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(L-R) Edward Barber, Vivoree Esclito, and Yong Muhajil are included in the first batch of teen housemates who will join Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7.
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