Ah yes...the newest season of Big Brother is two weeks in. So much has already happened. A housemate just got evicted...loveteam split for the time being...talks about virginity...and execs summoned by the MTRCB. PBB is already firing on all cylinders! We don't know until when this season's going to run (minimum of 7 weeks judging by what they announced), but I feel watching the teen housemates for 14 days is already sufficient basis to start running the PBB 737 Big Winner Rankings . So from now on, every two weeks I'll be sharing my picks on who're leading and lagging.
So where do I base the rankings?
- I used the five traits I've pointed out in my previous piece on determining a Big Winner
- Next, I evaluated each housemate on each of the five traits, assessing which traits are considered their strengths or points for improvement
- Evaluation is heavily-based on the PBB 737 Primetime show and some reactions on Twitter
- Rankings can still change week to week. So don't fret if your favorite housemate is ranked low or gloat if ranked high.
THE UPPER TIER (RANK 1 - 4)
These housemates had much exposure during the first two weeks, probably because they were quite active in the house. That's why we have a better grasp of who they are and their odds in becoming the Big Winner.
- Ryan, currently sits at the top spot. In his first two weeks, he has solidified his position as everyone's friend. He's close with the girls and well-comfortable with the boys. You'd often see him having heart-to-heart talks with housemates. He has also shown his talents in dancing and making people laugh. And most importantly, he has shared his backstory. We know that he's still struggling to receive full acceptance from his mom. There's nothing left that he can improve on. Having a loveteam inside the house will greatly help.
- Ylona greatly reminds me of Lea Salonga. Talented, loud and expressive. Her talent is her biggest differentiator from the others. We know she can have a singing career in the future after demonstrating her prowess in the first weekly task. She has also racked up quite a following on Twitter because of her charming looks. Moreover, she's made an effort in interacting with her fellow housemates. Language barrier be damned. And right now she's trying her best to bring back Bailey and Barbie together. Knowing more about her story can help her move up to the number one spot.
- Kenzo is at third because he has stepped up to the role of being the Kuya inside the house (along with Kyle). You'd often see him leading or actively participating in tasks and he tries to give advice Bailey and the other younger housemates. He's good-looking enough to merit a guesting in Luv U. Spending time on his backstory might help viewers understand why he has such a tight bond with Bailey and the other boys.
- For the last two weeks, Bailey has been the sun that PBB 737 revolves around. One way or another, he gets himself involved in all the big stuff so far. Bailey's the first one to get a proper punishment from a violation, the first to be involved in multiple loveteams (BarLey, KenLey, RyLey and BaiLona), and one of the first to be nominated for eviction. Honestly, I feel Bailey could have placed higher if he stayed away from controversy. He has the looks, the talent and quite a following before entering the house. He's sure to become a good ABS-CBN talent once he leaves the house, like Sam Milby. I fear he's going to be a mainstay on the chopping block if he doesn't improve on his relationships with his other housemates, especially after his big faux pas involving Barbie.
THE MIDDLE TIER (3-WAY TIE AT rank 5)
These housemates have proven to be integral members of the house but may still need more exposure for us to further examine their full character.
- Kamille is dependable when it comes to housework but needs to be a more active participant in tasks. She used to be part of the G-Force dancers but didn't even share her dancing skills in their first weekly task. And she can be slightly irritable with the smallest things like her small outburst with Ailah.
- Kyle has accepted his position as one of the Kuyas in the house...just like Kenzo. He's dependable in group tasks...just like Kenzo. In terms of talent? we're unsure, but for now definitely not like Kenzo. In other words, Kyle occupies the same position as Kenzo. He needs to differentiate himself from the Astig Athlete if he wants to move up in rank. Maybe showing us more of his backstory can help?
- Franco, with his many talents, is dependable in house chores and in weekly tasks. However, he's passive when it comes to interacting with the other housemates. You don't see him hugging it out with the boys nor see him hanging out with the girls. He tried to open up about having a crush on Ylona but Ylona put him down immediately. He needs to get close to the other housemates before they run out of people to nominate.
THE LOWER TIER (RANK 6 - 8)
These housemates are on the bottom rung because it seems they've remained lacked exposure. We know almost nothing about them aside from their assigned PBB moniker. We know Ailah's a faithful daughter, but she still needs to work on her other relationships in the house. We know Zonia's a blossoming beauty, but we hardly heard her speak! Big Brother had to appoint her as the weekly task leader to be a more active player in the game. We know Jimboy's a rapper, but outside of that what else do we know about him? Good thing, there's still 5 more weeks left. That's ample time for them to share their stories.
SOME NOTES FROM THE LAST TWO WEEKS
- Seven out of the 11 housemates come from Luzon (four from Metro Manila). Two housemates from Visayas, and two international housemates. That's just not a good representation at all.
- I don't know what a Kid Sunshine is, nor a Totoy Smiley
- Is Zonia trying to do a Vickie Rushton? Lay low for the first weeks and wait for half of the housemates to get evicted before opening up?
- On KenLey: I don't get why people are isolating Kenzo and Bailey when you clearly see the boys always hugging out. Especially when they're all hanging out at the boy's bedroom. I agree with Funky Resident Psychologist Doc Randy that it's just a case of very close bromance. Both Kenzo and Bailey are unico hijos and are more than excited to experience what it's like to have brothers. It's also funny how mainstream media is having a hard time dealing with the shipping culture of the internet.
Well that's it for now. Expect to see an updated Big Winner Rankings after two weeks!