The worldwide search for the next batch of housemates for “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10” has officially started on the Pinoy community platform, Kumu.
Once again, thousands of aspiring housemates are expected to try their luck as they aim to fulfill their dream and change the lives of their family and community.
Planning to give “PBB” a shot? If you are 20 to 40 years old, you can audition for this season’s adult edition from September 1 until September 30. Audition for the Teen Edition (15 to 19 years old), meanwhile will be from Dec. 1 to 31.
Here to help you in your “PBB” journey are “PBB” ex-housemates from different seasons, who recently shared tips on how to nail your Kumu audition.
1) BE AUTHENTIC – “PBB SEASON 1” BIG WINNER NENE TAMAYO
The very first “PBB” Big Winner said that a sure-fire way to nail the auditions is to be true to one’s self.
Magpakatotoo sa sarili is one the values that is always highlighted inside the “PBB” house and is also the same trait that will lead you to becoming an official housemate.
“Be authentic, be true to yourself and always give your best,” said “Kumander Nene” during the “PBB Kumunity Season 10” Party last Aug. 27 on Kumu.
2) DON’T BE PA-SHOWBIZ – “PBB SEASON 1” THIRD BIG PLACER CASS PONTI, “PBB SEASON 1” ALUMNA SAY ALONZO, “PBB ALL IN” ALUMNUS FIFTH SOLOMON & “PBB CELEBRITY EDITION 1” BIG WINNER KEANNA REEVES
There's no room for pretenders in "PBB," according to Nene's batchmates, Say and “PBB Season 1” Third Big Placer, Cass. They said that one's true character will surely show in the reality TV program.
“PBB Celebrity Edition 1” Big Winner Keanna Reeves echoed their statement saying, there’s really no point in trying to be someone you’re not just to impress the panel. The best thing to do is to present yourself as you are.
In the words of “PBB All In” alumnus Fifth Solomon, “’wag mo pilitin ‘yung parang magda-drama ka. Ipakita mo kung sino ka ‘pag mag-isa ka.”
3) DON’T PLAY IT SAFE – “PBB TEEN EDITION 4” 4TH BIG PLACERS JOJ AND JAI AGPANGAN
Twins Joj and Jai from “PBB Teen Edition 4” know that “PBB” auditions are always a blockbuster. They said to stand out from the crowd, avoid playing it safe. Show what you’re capable of and put the spotlight on your uniqueness in the short span of time you’re given.
“Ipakita mo kung ano’ng kaya mo. Kung ano ‘yung kakaiba sa ‘yo. ‘Wag safe kasi baka hindi mapansin,” said the ladies from Bacolod.
4) EMBRACE YOUR QUIRKS – “PBB 737” 4TH BIG PLACER DAWN CHANG & “PBB CELEBRITY EDITION 2” ALUMNUS BARON GEISLER
Leave your insecurities at the door, says “PBB: 737” 4th Big Placer, Dawn Chang. Instead of being embarrassed about your quirks, embrace them because it makes you unique. “Unahin niyo weirdest stuff about you, mga nakakahiya at nakakatawa.”
“PBB Celebrity Edition 2” housemate Baron Geisler agreed saying, “Hindi naman judgmental si Kuya. Mas gusto niya ‘yung mga taong makulay, may karakter.”
5) SHOW YOUR INTERESTS - “PBB OTSO” BIG WINNER YAMYAM GUCONG & “PBB LUCKY SEASON 7” ALUMNUS NIKKO NATIVIDAD
For “PBB Otso” Big Winner Yamyam Gucong and “PBB Lucky 7” housemate Nikko Natividad, it’s more important to share your different interests and be natural because “PBB” looks for personality and character than looks.
“Be natural sa video mo. May hinahanap si Big Brother na uniqueness mo,” said YamYam. While Nikko said, “’Wag niyo na lagyan ng filter. Mas magfocus kayo sa ano ang ugali niyo, sa’n kayo interesado.”
6) PRAY ABOUT IT - “PBB CONNECT” BIG WINNER LIOFER PINATACAN
When you think you’ve done everything right, it’s time to offer it up to the Most High. That is the advice of “PBB Connect” Big Winner, Liofer Pinatacan. As a spiritual guy, Liofer shared that it’s all up to Him if being a housemate is in your cards.
“Prayer lang din talaga. Kung para sa ‘yo, para sa ‘yo yan. Ipakita mo kung ano ‘yung napakagandang kwento ng buhay mo,” said Liofer.
7) DON’T OVERTHINK IT – “PBB OTSO” ALUMNUS FUMIYA SANKAI
“PBB Otso” finalist Fumiya Sankai has a simple advice. Don’t overthink your audition and just focus on how you can make your personality shine. “Don’t think too much. Just be yourself,” he said.
Now that you’ve learned from the ex-housemates, it’s time to put the lessons into action and start reaching for your dream. Again, to audition, just download the Kumu app, create an account, and upload a one minute Kumu clip introducing yourself and share why you deserve to become a housemate. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PBBKumuAdults for the Adult Edition and #PBBKumuTeens for the Teen Edition.