Big Four is a special term used in Pinoy Big Brother that refers to the final four housemates who survived the weekly evictions and able to reach the Big Night finale wherein one of them becomes the Big Winner.

In the show, being part of the Big Four is already an achievement as each Big Four finalist receives a certain prize package depending on their final placements at the Big Night finale.

Eligibility

There are two ways to get a Big Four slot; either win the annual Big Jump Challenge or survive the final eviction.

Big Jump Challenge

For more information, please check the Big Jump Challenge page.

The Big Jump Challenge or simply called "Big Jump", is one of the important challenges in the series. It typically appears in the final weeks, and it gives the remaining housemates a chance to secure a slot in the Big Four. The winner of the challenge automatically becomes part of the Big Four and will be safe from further evictions until the Big Four finalists are complete.

Final Eviction

Typically, the final eviction night voting is done through an open-voting process, wherein instead of the usual nominations, all remaining housemates with the exception of the Big Jump challenge winner, face the public vote for the remaining Big Four slots. The housemates who received the highest votes gain a Big Four slot, while the housemate with the least amount of votes becomes the final evictee of the season.

Big Night's Prizes

Just by being part of the Big Four, it will guarantee any Big Four finalist a cash prize and various additional prizes that may vary from every season.

  • The prizes of the Big Winner usually receives a cash prize of ₱1,000,000 (or ₱2,000,000 during Unlimited and Otso), a house and lot ( condo unit in some seasons), and an Asian tour package for two.
  • The Runner-Up or 2nd Big Placer as the show calls it receives a check of ₱500,000 and additional prizes.
  • The 3rd Big Placer receives a check of ₱300,000 and additional prizes.
  • The 4th Big Placer receives a check of ₱250,000 and additional prizes.

Production Changes

Pinoy Big Brother 7's Lucky 7 Finalists in the Confession Room right before their departure from the house on their way to the Big Night venue.

In some instances, the usual Big Four slots and how they are achieved can get affected by a season's twist.

  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, the usual Big Four slots were raised to Big Five.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010, the usual Big Four was raised to Big Six after the Pinoy Housemates won a challenge, giving them two additional slots for the Big Night.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother 7 the Big Four was raised to Lucky 7 after the remaining 8 housemates succeeded in the Dream Team Challenge. However, since the season had a two-evening Big Night, the Big Four was still announced eventually after the announcement of the 7th, 6th and 5th Big Placers and continued on to the second evening where the Big Winner was announced.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, while each batch still has its own Big Four and a Big Winner, the final batch that consists of every Big Four will have the Big Otso reaching the Big Night. In addition to the Big Winners of each batch, the Big Otso will consist of four other housemates who were part of the final batch in this season. However, like the previous season, this season also had a two-evening Big Night, and the final batch's Big Four advanced to the second evening.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Connect, a new process for the Big Four selection was introduced. Instead of the usual viewer voting and Big Jump process, the season ditched the viewer voting and implemented the Big 4 Karapatdapat Challenges to solely determine the season's Big Four finalists.

Big Four History

Season 1

 Uma Khouny
Big Four
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 Cassandra Ponti
Big Four
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 Jason Gainza
Big Four
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 Nene Tamayo
Big Four
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Celebrity Edition 1

 Keanna Reeves
Celebrity Big Four
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 John Prats
Celebrity Big Four
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 Bianca Gonzales
Celebrity Big Four
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 Zanjoe Marudo
Celebrity Big Four
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Teen Edition 1

 Kim Chiu
Teen Big Four
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 Mikee Lee
Teen Big Four
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 Clare Cabiguin
Teen Big Four
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 Gerald Anderson
Teen Big Four
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Season 2

 Gee-Ann Abrahan
Big Four
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 Beatriz Saw
Big Four
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 Wendy Valdez
Big Four
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 Mickey Perz
Big Four
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Celebrity Edition 2

 Gaby dela Merced
Celebrity Big Four
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 Ruben Gonzaga
Celebrity Big Four
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 Riza Santos
Celebrity Big Four
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 Will Devaughn
Celebrity Big Four
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Teen Edition Plus

 Robi Domingo
Teen Big Four
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 Nicole Uysiuseng
Teen Big Four
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 Beauty Gonzalez
Teen Big Four
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 Ejay Falcon
Teen Big Four
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Double Up

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 Jason Francisco
Big Five
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 Johan Santos
Big Five
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 Steve Jumalon
Big Five
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Teen Clash of 2010

 Devon Seron
Teen Big Six
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 Fretzie Bercede
Teen Big Six
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 Ivan Dorschner
Teen Big Six
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 James Reid
Teen Big Six
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 Bret Jackson
Teen Big Six
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 Ryan Bang
Teen Big Six
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Unlimited

 Joseph Biggel
Big Four
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 Slater Young
Big Four
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 Pamu Pamorada
Big Four
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Teen Edition 4

 Roy Requejo
Teen Big Four
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 Joj & Jai Agpangan
Teen Big Four
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 Myrtle Sarrosa
Teen Big Four
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 Karen Reyes
Teen Big Four
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All In

 Maris Racal
Big Four
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 Jane Oineza
Big Four
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 Vickie Rushton
Big Four
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737

Part 1: Teen

 Jimboy Martin
Teen Big Four
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 Bailey May
Teen Big Four
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 Ylona Garcia
Teen Big Four
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 Franco Rodriguez
Teen Big Four
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Part 2: Adults

 Dawn Chang
Adult Big Four
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 Miho Nishida
Adult Big Four
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 Tommy Esguerra
Adult Big Four
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 Roger Lucero
Adult Big Four
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Lucky Season 7

 Maymay Entrata
Big Four
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 Edward Barber
Big Four
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 Kisses Delavin
Big Four
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 Yong Mujahil
Big Four
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 Tanner Mata
Lucky 7
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 Cora Waddell
Lucky 7
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Otso

Batch 1

 Jelay Pilones
Teen Big Four
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 Kaori Oinuma
Teen Big Four
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 Lie Reposposa
Teen Big Four
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 Karina Bautista
Teen Big Four
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Batch 2

 Yamyam Gucong
Adult Big Four
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 Lou Yanong
Adult Big Four
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 Fumiya Sankai
Adult Big Four
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 André Brouillette
Adult Big Four
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Batch 3

 Batit Espiritu
Teen Big Four
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 Tan Roncal
Teen Big Four
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 Ashley Del Mundo
Teen Big Four
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 Yen Quirante
Teen Big Four
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Batch 4

 Akie Poblete
Adult Big Four
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 Wealand Ferrer
Adult Big Four
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 Kiara Takahashi
Adult Big Four
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 Argel Saycon
Adult Big Four
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Ultim8

 Yamyam Gucong
Ultim8 Big Four
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 Kiara Takahashi
Ultim8 Big Four
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 Lou Yanong
Ultim8 Big Four
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 André Brouillette
Ultim8 Big Four
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 Fumiya Sankai
Big Otso
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 Lie Reposposa
Big Otso
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 Kaori Oinuma
Big Otso
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Connect

 Andrea Abaya
Big Four
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 Jie-Ann Armero
Big Four
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 Kobie Brown
Big Four
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Trivia

  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, the Big Four became Big Five, the first time that five finalists reached the Big Night.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010, the Big Four became Big Six, which was a result of a competition between Teenternational and Pinoy Housemates.
  • With Pinoy Big Brother: 737 being a two-part series, there were two sets of Big Four finalists, one for the Teens and one for the Regular Adults.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother 7, the usual Big Four became Lucky 7 after the housemates won the 3 out of 3 Dream Team Challenge.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, the usual Big Four became Big Otso Housemates after the announcement of Batch Winner for each batch. So far, it’s the most number of finalists ever reach The Big Night finale. To have the extra slots for The Big Night, there will be call Big Batch Bakbakan.
  • With Pinoy Big Brother: Otso being divided into chapters or "batches" with a separate gameplay to each other, each of the batches had their "Batch Big Four" and also a "Batch Winner"
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, the entire Big Four of the first adult batch were also part of the final Big Otso.
  • Jelay Pilones, Kaori Oinuma, Lie Reposposa, and Karina Bautista were named as the Big Four finalists for the Batch 1 of Pinoy Big Brother. They made history record for becoming the first ever all-female Big Four throughout the past 14 seasons. However, All of LAYF's members managed to reach the Big Night Finale. Batch 2 & 4 Big Four is dominated by male housemates, with only one female as finalist.
  • Pinoy Big Brother: Connect is the first season wherein the Big Four was determined solely by a series of competitions.
    • It is also the first season where a Big Four slot can be seized by a housemate who chose to challenge one of the Big Four holders.
  • Pinoy Big Brother: Connect's Big Four is the first Big Four in PBB history where majority (3 out of 4 finalists) never faced the Filipino public for eviction throughout the season.
  • In Pinoy Big Brother: Connect, instead of receiving the traditional Big Four jackets, the Big Four finalists received Big Four PPEs due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
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