The Big Winner is the title given to the housemate who has been awarded the victory of Pinoy Big Brother.

Criteria

There are no formal criteria for choosing a Big Winner. The only known eligibility requirement is to be part of the Big Four, and reach the Big Night.

Since there are no standard criteria for winning Pinoy Big Brother, the public may vote for who they want to win based on various reasons; who is the most genuine or stayed true to themselves while inside the house as per the show's concept, who stayed stronger out of the challenges given by Big Brother, who had the most character development throughout their stay in the house, who related to them the most, or all of the criteria mentioned, etc. This allows the viewers a chance to vote their winner based on their own standard of being the "best housemate".

However, the viewers are expected to elect a winner that has embodied the show's main motto, Pagpapakatotoo (Authenticity).

  • Pagpapakatotoo or Authenticity is the psychological and main element of the show, where the housemates must be able to stay in their most authentic/real selves for over a hundred days inside the Big Brother House. As the show abides by the existentialist concept wherein each individual's actions must stay congruent with their beliefs, morals, and character despite external pressures, a Big Winner is expected to have the ability to stay true to their beliefs and their character while overcoming Big Brother's challenges that usually explores the mental, environmental, physical, and strategic pressures of the game.

Prizes

The prize package of the Big Winner usually consists of a cash prize of ₱1,000,000 (or ₱2,000,000 during Unlimited, and Otso), a condo unit (a house and lot in earlier seasons), and an Asian tour package for two.

Throughout the years, the prize package received by winners of the previous seasons has varied. During the earlier seasons, prizes such as a business showcase, a kitchen showcase, Sony Bravia LCD TV, a scholarship program (applicable only for Teen Editions), and a brand new car have been part of the prize package given to the Big Winners.

However, being part of the Big Four wouldn't make a contestant leave penniless.

  • 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.

Just reaching the Big Four will guarantee any housemate of a cash prize and various prizes that vary from every season.

The evicted contestants receive a stipend or a consolation prize for being part of the season.

List of Big Winners

Grand Welcome

It has been a winning moment tradition in the Pinoy Big Brother's Big Night Finale to give the Big Winner a grand welcome to the outside world. The grand welcome has been one of the most anticipated segments of the Big Night as it presents the Big Winner in extravagant, over the top ways. In every season, the manner of welcoming the Big Winners to the outside world varies, most often in relation to the theme of the season's Big Night finale.

Big Winner History

Season Winner Runner-Ups Winning Moment
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Season 1
PBB1Nene Small.jpg Nene Tamayo
554,906 votes
48.9%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Jason Gainza
312,258 votes
27.5%
Cassandra Ponti
214,188 votes
18.9%
Uma Khouny
52,833 votes
4.7%
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Celebrity Edition 1
PBBCE1Keanna Small.jpg Keanna Reeves
571,607 votes
44.2%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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John Prats
372,198 votes
28.8%
Bianca Gonzalez
245,594 votes
19%
Zanjoe Marudo
103,422 votes
8%
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Teen Edition 1
PBBTeen1Kim Small.jpg Kim Chiu
626,562 votes
41.4%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Mikee Lee
313,032 votes
20.7%
Gerald Anderson
293,234 votes
19.4%
Clare Cabiguin
279,390 votes
18.5%
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Season 2
PBB2Bea Small.jpg Beatriz Saw
1,571,556 votes
30.29%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Mickey Perz
1,286,166 votes
24.79%
Wendy Valdez
1,209,978 votes
23.32%
Gee-Ann Abrahan
1,119,714 votes
21.58%
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Celebrity Edition 2
PBBCE2Ruben Small.jpg Ruben Gonzaga
506,402 votes
32.17%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Riza Santos
430,135 votes
27.33%
Gaby dela Merced
406,892 votes
25.85%
Will Devaughn
230,509 votes
14.65%
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Teen Edition Plus
PBBTE2Ejay Small.jpg Ejay Falcon
620,924 votes
36.31%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Robi Domingo
588,116 votes
34.39%
Nicole Uysiuseng
314,582 votes
18.39%
Beauty Gonzalez
186,523 votes
10.91%
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Double Up
PBBDU Melisa Small.jpg Melisa Cantiveros
1,226,675 votes
32.08%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Paul Jake Castillo
1,044,275 votes
27.31%
Jason Francisco
954,961 votes
24.97%
Johan Santos
303,751 votes
7.94%
5th Big Placer
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Steve Jumalon
294,262 votes
7.69%
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Teen Clash 2010
PBBTC James Small.jpg James Reid
179,294 votes
19.75%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Ryan Bang
169,797 votes
18.7%
Fretzie Bercede
145,176 votes
15.99%
Devon Seron
142,876 votes
15.74%
5th Big Placer
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6th Big Placer
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Ivan Dorschner
137,402 votes
15.14%
Bret Jackson
133,239 votes
14.68%
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Unlimited
PBB4 Slater.jpg Slater Young
40.02%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Pamu Pamorada
21.49%
Joseph Biggel
21.39%
Paco Evangelista
17.10%
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Teen Edition 4
PBBTeen4Myrtle.jpg Myrtle Sarrosa
33.92%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Karen Reyes
11.91%
Roy Requejo
9.38%
Joj & Jai Agpangan
9.26%
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All In
PBBAIDaniel Small.jpg Daniel Matsunaga
11.69%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Maris Racal
3.10%
Jane Oineza
-0.73%
Vickie Rushton
-0.78%
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737
PBB737Jimboy Small.jpg Teen Big Winner
Jimboy Martin
36.97%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Ylona Garcia
34.74%
Franco Rodriguez
20.71%
Bailey May
7.58%
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Miho Nishida
81.96%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Tommy Esguerra
18.04%
Roger Lucero
9.99%
Dawn Chang
7.79%
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Lucky Season 7
PBB7DT Maymay Small.jpg Maymay Entrata
42.71%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Kisses Delavin
31.27%
Yong Muhajil
21.52%
Edward Barber
4.49%
5th Big Placer
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6th Big Placer
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7th Big Placer
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Tanner Mata
5.93%
The Hashtags
5.22%
Cora Waddell
5.10%
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Otso
PBB8 Angelie Small.jpg Batch 1 Big Winner
Lie Reposposa

37.48%
Runner-Up
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3rd Place
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4th Place
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Karina Bautista
29.22%
Kaori Oinuma
23.52%
Jelay Pilones
9.79%
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Yamyam Gucong

52.90%
Runner-Up
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3rd Place
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4th Place
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Fumiya Sankai
27.87%
Lou Yanong
15.21%
André Brouillette
4.02%
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Ashley Del Mundo

63.38%
Runner-Up
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3rd Place
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4th Place
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Yen Quirante
13.92%
Tan Roncal
12.78%
Batit Espiritu
12.78%
PBB8 Kiara Small.jpg Batch 4 Big Winner
Kiara Takahashi

50.24%
Runner-Up
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3rd Place
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4th Place
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Argel Saycon
27.90%
Wealand Ferrer
16.29%
Akie Poblete
5.57%
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Yamyam Gucong

58.52%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Kiara Takahashi
30.29%
Lou Yanong
8.28%
André Brouillette
2.91%
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Connect
PBB9-Liofer-Small.jpg Liofer Pinatacan
20.90%
2nd Big Placer
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3rd Big Placer
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4th Big Placer
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Andrea Abaya
16.60%
Kobie Brown
3.36%
Jie-Ann Armero
2.66%

Batch Winners

Main Article: Pinoy Big Brother 8

In the five-part Pinoy Big Brother: Otso, each part/batch crowned a Batch Big Winner, with a separate cash prize worth P100,000 and a secured slot in the season's Big Night finale. The Batch Big Winners, along with their respective Batch Big Four, competed against other batches during the Back to House part of the season in order to advance to the Big Night as well as gain advantages that could help determine their final placements in the Ultimate Big Night finale. Eventually, Batch 2 Winner, Yamyam Gucong emerged as the season's Ultimate Big Winner, making him the first Big Winner of the series to win twice within one season.

Commemorations

Pinoy Big Brother: 737

As part of the series' 10th Anniversary Celebrations, 11 Big Winners attended the Pinoy Big Ball event, joining the adult housemates in the house's activity area to celebrate the series' milestone. The Big Winners who attended the anniversary event were Nene Tamayo, Keanna Reeves, Beatriz Saw, Ruben Gonzaga, Slater Young, Myrtle Sarrosa, and Daniel Matsunaga. In addition, the Big Winners joined the season's housemates on a fundraising task called Big Mission, to raise P3,000,000 to be used for building houses for the homeless.

Pinoy Big Brother: Otso

During the live premiere of the season's first batch, 8 Big Winners namely Nene Tamayo, Keanna Reeves, Ruben Gonzaga, Ejay Falcon, Myrtle Sarrosa, Daniel Matsunaga, Jimboy Martin & Maymay Entrata were involved in choosing two of the first 8 official housemates on Batch 1's first Housemate Selections.

Furthermore, the season's Big Night commemorated alumni housemates and Big Winners all throughout the two-night event. Ultimately, Big Winners Nene Tamayo, Keanna Reeves, Ejay Falcon, Myrtle Sarrosa, Daniel Matsunaga, Jimboy Martin & co-host Melisa Cantiveros welcomed Yamyam Gucong on the stage as part of their exclusive group.

Trivias

Statistics

Historic Wins

  • Nene Tamayo is the first-ever Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother, and the first woman to win the title.
  • Keanna Reeves is the first celebrity to become a Big Winner.
  • At age 16, Kim Chiu is the first-ever Teen Big Winner, and currently holds the record of being the youngest winner of Pinoy Big Brother, and in the entire Big Brother history.
  • Ruben Gonzaga is the first male to be a Big Winner and the first male celebrity to win the title.
  • Daniel Matsunaga became the first housemate to win in a combined season and eventually the third celebrity to become a Big Winner
    • Interestingly, Daniel is the first celebrity to win in a non-all-celebrity season.
    • Daniel is also the first foreigner to become a Big Winner as he is of Brazilian-Japanese descent. However, he officially became a naturalized Filipino citizen months after his victory in All In.
  • Maymay Entrata is the second housemate to win in a combined season and the first teen housemate to win in a non-all-teen edition.
    • Technically, Jimboy Martin is the first teen to win in a combined season, but he won for the Teen Edition/Chapter of the series only, not with the entire two-chapter season of 737.
  • Yamyam Gucong is the first housemate to win twice within one season.

Big Night

Nominations

  • Liofer Pinatacan is the first Big Winner who was never nominated to face the public for eviction throughout his season.
    • Kim Chiu, Ejay Falcon, and Maymay Entrata were nominated only once throughout their season and it's due to open voting for the Big Four finalists, wherein all remaining housemates are nominated by default. If open voting nominations prior to Big Four were excluded, these winners would've had the record of never been nominated for eviction throughout their seasons.
  • Beatriz Saw is the most nominated Big Winner. She was nominated 6 times (including auto nominations and open voting) throughout her season.
    • Beatriz is also the Big Winner with the most nomination points received, having a total of 23 nomination points.
  • With having only 2 nomination points throughout her season, Kim Chiu currently holds the record as the Big Winner with the fewest nomination points received within a season of Pinoy Big Brother.
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