If there is one reality show on Philippine TV that everyone knows, it would be Pinoy Big Brother or PBB. The show, which is the Philippine franchise of the Big Brother reality series, started airing in 2005 and has since produced popular talents whose career successes have become an inspiration to many.
Now, many young Filipinos aspire to become housemates themselves. That’s why even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of teens and young adults sent in their applications to be part of the new set of housemates and live inside the famous Bahay ni Kuya. (Read: Pinoy Big Brother Winners: Where Are They Now?)
Currently, the housemates for the PBB: Connect edition are already past their 50th day inside the house. But PBB recently announced that they are now looking for individuals who would want to become “online houseguests” for the reality TV show.
PBB Online Houseguest
For those who don’t know, a houseguest is someone who doesn’t stay for long inside the Big Brother house. They just enter at some point in the season, do some special tasks for Kuya or Big Brother, then exit after some time. Bianca Gonzalez, Enchong Dee, and Angel Locsin, among others, all became houseguests in the past! (Read: ‘PBB Is Inclusive, Does Not Weigh Political Views’ – Star Magic Head)
But because of the pandemic, houseguests will be virtual for now to reduce the risk of infections and abide by health protocols. That’s why they launched the search for online houseguests for Bahay ni Kuya! And if you’re interested to become a houseguest on PBB: Connect, here are the requirements and steps on how you can apply.
How to Become a PBB Houseguest
Step 1: Download the KUMU app.
The KUMU app is a livestreaming app where individuals can stream and earn diamonds for the livestreams they do. You can download it here for Android, and here for iOS. (Note: Applicants must be Filipinos aged 18 to 35 years old.)
Step 2: Follow PBB on KUMU.
Aspiring houseguests have to follow the official KUMU account of PBB to qualify. Click here to be redirected to their account. You can also search them @PBBabscbn.
Step 3: Send your application.
On the KUMU app, go to Menu > Campaigns > Select PBB Online Bahay and click the link found in the description.
Step 4: Earn diamonds.
Streamers earn diamonds by doing livestreams. Everyone who sent in their applications will compete for the Top 4 spots for most diamonds, that’s why you really have to stream for you to be selected!
For more information and updates, follow PBB on their official Twitter account.