We've witnessed a lot of success stories from stars who emerged from "Pinoy Big Brother," and si people have been lining up every audition to try their luck and become housemates.
And these celebrities are no exception, they were also hopeful to make the cut, not knowing that there are even bigger opportunities waiting for them.
So if you wonder who these celebs are, read on to know their own audition experiences:
1. Vice Ganda
Just weeks before "Pinoy Big Brother: Connect" started airing in 2020, the "It's Showtime" host revealed that he actually tried his luck on the reality show during its first celebrity edition in 2006.
"Stand-up (comedian) na ako noon saka lumalabas-labas na ako sa mga serye ng ABS-CBN," he shared.
"Pinakita 'yung audition ko dati, eh. [Kaso] laglag si betla!" he quipped.
2. Nadine Lustre
In 2018, Nadine revealed that she tried to audition for "PBB" when she accompanied a friend who was also interested in joining the show. It was actually the same season that made her ex-boyfriend James Reid a household name when he emerged as the Big Winner.
Months later, Head of Star Magic Lauren Dyogi shared Nadine's audition clip in a vlog, which you can watch below:
3. Ivana Alawi
Ivana recalled in one of her vlogs that it was her dream to be part of the reality show, and that she tried lining up for the audition as early as 4 AM just so she could make the cut.
"Nag-audition ako sa pangarap ko na 'PBB'. Pumila ako sa audition sa Marikina. Pumila kami ng 4 AM para mapunta ako sa unahan dahil ang dami eh, 9,000 yata ang pumila that day tapos kasama ko si mama, tapos natulog kami sa kalye. Kasi parang 4 AM, natapos ako ng 4 AM the next day. Parang 24 hours kami nandoon and then nakuha ako sa Marikina," she recalled.
She added, "Ang saya ko noon kasi out of 9,000 siguro, 100 kami na natira so ang saya, ang sarap sa pakiramdam noong time na 'yun."
Watch her full vlog here:
4. Jerome Ponce
Before he got his "Be Careful With My Heart" stint, Jerome tried audition for "PBB" twice - first in the "Teen Clash of 2010," and second, in "Teen Edition 4."
Jerome even recalled having to line up at 3 AM to 12 midnight during his first try. "Talagang umasa din po ako kasi nag-pictorial na ako. Na-frustrate ako, pero nasanay na rin ako. That’s life,” the actor shared in a "Magandang Buhay" guesting.
5. Maine Mendoza
"Naisipan ko lang mag-audition, may nagsabi sa akin, may nag-invite kung gusto ko bang mag-audition for 'PBB.' Ako naman, even before, honest naman ako na gusto ko talagang makasali ng 'PBB.' So nakita ko rin na baka eto na rin 'yung chance. So 'yun na nga 'yung chance, pero hindi pa 'yon 'yung tamang panahon," she shared.
"Nagsimula ako no'n ng alas-sais nang umaga hanggang ala-una nang umaga. Pero umuwi ako nang sad. Pero okay lang masaya 'yung experience," she recalled.
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