At first glance, Cathy appears a mestiza though she is born to Filipino parents. This Boholana is actually a native of Zamboanga, until her search for her father led her to finally settle in Bohol. Though the search was successful, the reunion was not quite as expected. She found out that her father has another family, where she has four half-siblings. This discovery hindered them from ever really mending their relationship. Her need for a father figure probably plays a part in her choice of men. Cathy tends to gravitate towards men who are her senior, whom she feels can take care of her. Her most recent relationship was with a man 16 years older than her.
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For someone who grew up in a non-conventional family set-up, Sam is a well-adjusted gal. She grew up with her mom, since her parents parted ways early. Though a lawyer, her mom was the cool type, and Sam considers her mom as her closest friend. One anecdote that shows this is the time she wanted to have her ear pierced. She walked up to her mom to get her opinion on the cuter option: one piercing or two? Other moms would probably balk at the idea, but not Sams mom (who chose two, by the way). At the end of the day, both mother and daughter had ear-piercings and a day full of memories. Sam is not totally isolated from her dad, being able to see him once in a while. She has one other sibling, plus two half-siblings with her dad. She has grown accustomed to the fact that he now has a new life and has no hang-ups about it.
Instead of hiding under her shell, Sam decided to bloom and grow. At the age of 10, Sam was already exposed to the modeling scene. She has starred in several TV commercials, and her confidence brought her to try out for last years MYX Veejay Hunt. Though she was not able to bag the top prize, she refuses to be daunted. Sam is no stranger to pressure, after all. As a student of fashion design, Sam has to constantly come up with original and unique clothes. Not only does she come up with original creations, but she can also sew her own clothes! The pressure to develop new ideas is always present, but this does not hold her back. She just keeps on moving forward, grabbing whatever opportunities that come her way. Sam oozes with creativity, something which she can share with her fellow housemates.
Though her activities peg her as the extrovert, Sam admits she is quite timid amongst acquaintances. She prefers to be in the background, content with being the follower as she adjusts to her surroundings. With close friends, though, she allows herself to shine and is able to step up as a leader.
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PINOY BIG BROTHER Teen Edition Plus BIG 4, BIG Night & BIG Winner TRIBUTE
For 75 days, the teen housemates lived as tenants of Big Brother inside his yellow house in Quezon City. Tonight, June 7, the viewers voted on who should emerge as the Big Winner out of the 14 teens that have been part of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus. Their journey, which started last March 23, ended earlier tonight with much festivity at the Araneta Coliseum.
Earlier tonight, the Big Four were brought to the Araneta Coliseum where the Big Night took place. Fans of Robert Marion "Robi" Domingo, Ejay Falcon, Nicole "Nikki" Uysiuseng, and Christine Marie "Beauty" Gonzalez filled the Big Dome to support their idols.
Throughout the night, PBB hosts Toni Gonzaga, Luis Manzano, Bianca Gonzales, and Mariel Rodriguez informed the public about the votes garnered by the Big Four. In the end, Ejay was named the Big Winner for gaining 36.31 percent of the viewers' total votes.
The "Promdi Hottie" from Mindoro received a total of 620,934 votes. He gets a P1.5 million business package from the Crystal Clear water purifiying company, a laptop, a kitchen showcase, a 46-inch LCD television set, a condo unit, and a cash prize of P1 million.
Robi, the "True Blue Atenista," is the second teen placer, winning a laptop, a kitchen showcase and P500,000. He received 588,116 text votes or 34.39 percent of the votes.
Nicole, the "In-Chick" from Cebu, received 18.39 percent of the votes, or 314,582 text votes, enough to land her in third place. She gets P300,000 along with a laptop and a kitchen showcase.
The fourth teen placer is Beauty, the "Rebellious Beauty" of Dumaguete. She will receive P200,000, a laptop, and a kitchen showcase for garnering 186,523 text votes or 10.91 percent of the total votes.
The other teen housemates who participated in this edition were Jieriel Papa (the Bubbly Girl of Davao), Jolas Paguia (the Gentle Giant of Davao), Marc Josef Elizalde (the Lethal Lasallite), Arnan "Nan" Clenuar (the Junior Kengkoy of Davao), and Rona Marie Libby (The Prisoner's Daughter of Dumaguete). One noticeable addition was Priscilla Mae Navidad, a 17-year-old girl who was dubbed as the Deaf Dreamer of Davao.
Some half-blooded Pinoys also made the cut: Kevin Flood (the "Spanish Stallion" of Madrid), Valerie Weignmann (the "Dazzling Doll" of Germany), and the Half-Swedish Linda Backlund (the "Bikini Babe" of Iriga).
Former PBB housemates John Prats (Celebrity Edition 1), Mickey Perz (Season 2), and the pair of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson (Teen Edition 1), with Kokey opened the show with an intergalactic-inspired number.
The evicted housemates performed with Project 1 while Kim and Gerald came back with the rest of the cast of My Girl for a featured number.
New Kapamilya Billy Crawford performed his biggest hits for the finale. Billy will be one of the hosts of the second season of Pinoy Dream Academy, which will replace PBB Teen Edition Plus.
This edition has been marked by a lot of innovations, particularly the inclusion of the Guardians (parents and relatives of the housemates) inside the PBB house. They also had their own Big Night wherein Daddy Erning (the stepfather of teen housemate Ejay Falcon) emerged as the winner.
Another major event that took place was the formation of the Grand Council, composed of former housemates, who interrogated the five remaining housemates a few days before the Big Night. One enjoyable activity that the housemates went through was the Island Adventure that took place in Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan.
During the final eviction night held last Wednesday, June 4, Alex Anselmuccio was asked to leave the PBB house for getting the lowest percentage of votes from the viewers. The Italian Valentino of Milan only got 5.07 percent of the votes, eliminating him from the Big Four.