Pinoy Big Brother Otso’s second night is for the girls, because the first four female housemates of this season were finally introduced. They are:
Jelay Pilones, 17 - Sassy Sipag Girl ng GenSan
Jelay is a young singer who regularly earns money by performing nightly in bars in her vicinity. She got her singing skills from her parents, who are performers themselves.
Kaori Oinuma, 18 - Ang Kawaii Daughter ng Japan
Kaori was raised in the Philippines by her Filipina mom. When she was 13, she was able to go to Japan to find her father, who recognized her but cannot support her because he has another family.
Lie Reposposa, 15 - Ang Teenig ng Tawanan ng Davao
Lie was discovered when she showed remarkable energy and humor during her stint as a singer in It's Showtime's Tawag ng Tanghalan. Vice Ganda was so entertained by her that she was sent to audition for Star Hunt, where she passed several audition rounds to claim a chance to be in the house.
Karina Bautista, 16 - Miss Independent ng Isabela
At 16, Karina rents a room by herself because her parents are abroad. Her mom works as a caregiver in Hong Kong, while her father is a business man in the U.S. Her story about her father, who failed to fulfill his promise to take her to America, made the public cry.
RECAP. The episode started with a recap of last night’s events. The four boys entered the house one-by-one and were asked to choose among four tasks related to their first dinner.
Seth, the pool worker from Cavite, chose Pagliligpit, or to tidy up after dinner. Aljon, the shy broadcaster from Pampanga, chose Paghahanda, or fixing up the table before the dinner. Then Art, the foster son from Davao, chose Pagbibigay Saya, or to give joy during the meal. Lastly, the 13-year-old Josh had no choice but to choose Pagluluto, or cooking the meal itself.
ABS-CBN's reality show introduced the first four female Star Dreamers who will compete in the first game to determine who will enter the house.
These four Star Dreamers played a game where they had to build a tower using bottled water in 88 minutes:
Jelay, 17 - Sassy Sipag Girl ng Gensan
Sansan, 16 - Chikadorang Beshfriend ng Iloilo
Missy, 17 - Gandachiever ng Cebu
Lie, 15 - Ang Teenig ng Tawanan ng Davao
Jelay and Missy were able to build the highest tower in the allotted time. Because of the tie, they were given the task to build three levels of the tower. Jelay was the fastest, so she was able to get into the house first.
Jelay went straight to the diary room, where she was made to dress up in black overalls plus a full face mask bonnet. Her task was to pretend that she is a shadow that has to tell the boys where she is from without speaking a word. She can only take off the costume if the boys make the right guess.
Then the next four Star Dreamers were introduced:
* Criza, 14 - Apo of the Eye ng Quezon City
• Kaori, 18 - Ang Kawaii Daughter ng Japan
• Krist, 15 - Palaban Babe ng South Cotabato
• Karina, 16 - Miss Independent ng Isabela
These four girls had to play a game where they had to transfer colored balls using a pole while walking thru a tire maze. The winner of this challenge was Kaori, who scored 12 points.
Just like in the November 10 pilot episode, there were eight former housemates who chose another housemate from the remaining pool of Star Dreamers. These former housemates were Nene Tamayo of PBB 1, Keanna Reeves of PBB Celebrity Edition 1, Daniel Matsunaga and Loisa Andalio of PBB All In, Jimboy Martin and Barbie Imperial of PBB 737, and Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber of PBB Lucky 7.
These eight ex-housemates chose Lie, because they observed that she’s naturally funny and entertaining.
The last female teen housemate was chosen by public SMS voting. Karina won 57.02% of this vote, so she was able to get into the PBB Otso house.
TWIST. Now that the first eight housemates were able to enter the house, what will happen to the eight remaining Star Dreamers: Ali, Achilles, Rhys, Gabby, Sansan, Missy, Criza, and Krist?
The answer is a twist. These eight Star Dreamers will be sent to another house named Camp Star Hunt, were they will face challenges to be able to enter the house.
The full mechanics of this season is actually like this:
There will be four batches of housemates, each batch lasting for eight weeks each.
There will be two houses per batch. The first one is the official PBB house, while the second one is Camp Star Hunt.
The housemates in the PBB house will play Big Brother like normal, where they have to nominate each other and face public eviction.
Each time a housemate leaves the PBB house, one Star Dreamer from Camp Star Hunt will replace him or her. The Star Dreamer needs to win a given challenge to be able to move to the house.
Every batch of housemates will have a batch winner, who can only come from the PBB House. Thus, if a Star Dreamer is unable to move to the house, that Star Dreamer cannot become a batch winner.
Near the end of the season, the four batch winners will return to the house. They will be joined by four other housemates determined by public vote. These eight will then compete to become the Big Winner.