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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 house and lot (or a condo unit in recent 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
PBB1 Logo
Season 1
PBB1Nene Small Nene Tamayo
554,906 votes
48.9%
2nd Big Placer
PBB1Jason Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB1Cass Small
4th Big Placer
PBB1Uma Small
PBB S1 Big Winner - Nene Tamayo

PBB S1 Big Winner - Nene Tamayo

Jason Gainza
312,258 votes
27.5%
Cassandra Ponti
214,188 votes
18.9%
Uma Khouny
52,833 votes
4.7%
PBB-Celebrity Edition 1 Logo
Celebrity Edition 1
PBBCE1Keanna Small Keanna Reeves
571,607 votes
44.2%
2nd Big Placer
PBBCE1John Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBCE1Bianca Small
4th Big Placer
PBBCE1Zanjoe Small
No video found
John Prats
372,198 votes
28.8%
Bianca Gonzalez
245,594 votes
19%
Zanjoe Marudo
103,422 votes
8%
PBB Teen Edition 1 Logo
Teen Edition 1
PBBTeen1Kim Small Kim Chiu
626,562 votes
41.4%
2nd Big Placer
PBBTeen1Mikee Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBTeen1Gerald Small
4th Big Placer
PBBTeen1Clare Small
PBB TEEN 1 Big Night

PBB TEEN 1 Big Night

Mikee Lee
313,032 votes
20.7%
Gerald Anderson
293,234 votes
19.4%
Clare Cabiguin
279,390 votes
18.5%
BB2Phi-Logo2
Season 2
PBB2Bea Small Beatriz Saw
1,571,556 votes
30.29%
2nd Big Placer
PBB2Mickey Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB2Wendy Small
4th Big Placer
PBB2Gee-Ann Small
PBB SEASON 2 BIG NIGHT

PBB SEASON 2 BIG NIGHT

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%
PBB Celebrity Edition 2 Logo
Celebrity Edition 2
PBBCE2Ruben Small Ruben Gonzaga
506,402 votes
32.17%
2nd Big Placer
PBBCE2Riza Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBCE2Gaby Small
4th Big Placer
PBBCE2Will Small
No Video Found
Riza Santos
430,135 votes
27.33%
Gaby dela Merced
406,892 votes
25.85%
Will Devaughn
230,509 votes
14.65%
PBBTeen Edition Plus logo
Teen Edition Plus
PBBTE2Ejay Small Ejay Falcon
620,924 votes
36.31%
2nd Big Placer
PBBTE2Robi Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBTE2Nicole Small
4th Big Placer
PBBTE2Beauty Small
Ejay Falcon is the Big Winner!

Ejay Falcon is the Big Winner!

Robi Domingo
588,116 votes
34.39%
Nicole Uysiuseng
314,582 votes
18.39%
Beauty Gonzalez
186,523 votes
10.91%
PBB3-Double Up Logo
Double Up
PBBDU Melisa Small Melisa Cantiveros
1,226,675 votes
32.08%
2nd Big Placer
PBBDU Paul Jake Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBDU Jason Small
4th Big Placer
PBBDU Johan Small
Melai is PBB Double Up Big Winner

Melai is PBB Double Up Big Winner

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
PBBDU Tibo Small
Steve Jumalon
294,262 votes
7.69%
PBB Teen Clash 2010
Teen Clash 2010
PBBTC James Small James Reid
179,294 votes
19.75%
2nd Big Placer
PBBTC Ryan Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBTC Fretzie Small
4th Big Placer
PBBTC Devon Small
PBB TEEN CLASH 2010 BIG WINNER - JAMES REID

PBB TEEN CLASH 2010 BIG WINNER - JAMES REID

Ryan Bang
169,797 votes
18.7%
Fretzie Bercede
145,176 votes
15.99%
Devon Seron
142,876 votes
15.74%
5th Big Placer
PBBTC Ivan Small
6th Big Placer
PBBTC Bret Small
Ivan Dorschner
137,402 votes
15.14%
Bret Jackson
133,239 votes
14.68%
PBB4-Unlimited Logo
Unlimited
PBB4 Slater Slater Young
40.02%
2nd Big Placer
PBB4 Pamu
3rd Big Placer
PBB4 Biggel
4th Big Placer
PBB4 Paco
No Video Found
Pamu Pamorada
21.49%
Joseph Biggel
21.39%
Paco Evangelista
17.10%
PBB-Teen Edition 4 Logo
Teen Edition 4
PBBTeen4Myrtle Myrtle Sarrosa
33.92%
2nd Big Placer
PBBTeen4Karen
3rd Big Placer
PBBTeen4Roy
4th Big Placer
PBBTeen4Joj&Jai
No Video Found
Karen Reyes
11.91%
Roy Requejo
9.38%
Joj & Jai Agpangan
9.26%
Pinoy Big Brother 5 logo
All In
PBBAIDaniel Small Daniel Matsunaga
11.69%
2nd Big Placer
PBBAIMaris Small
3rd Big Placer
PBBAIJane Small
4th Big Placer
PBBAIVickie Small
PBB Daniel Matsunaga is the Big Winner

PBB Daniel Matsunaga is the Big Winner

Maris Racal
3.10%
Jane Oineza
-0.73%
Vickie Rushton
-0.78%
PBB-737-replay
737
PBB737Jimboy Small Teen Edition Jimboy Martin
36.97%
2nd Big Placer
PBB737Ylona Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB737Franco Small
4th Big Placer
PBB737Bailey Small
Pinoy Big Brother 737 Teen Big Winner - Jimboy Martin

Pinoy Big Brother 737 Teen Big Winner - Jimboy Martin

Ylona Garcia
34.74%
Franco Rodriguez
20.71%
Bailey May
7.58%
PBB737Miho Small Civilian Edition Miho Nishida
81.96%
2nd Big Placer
PBB737Tommy Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB737Roger Small
4th Big Placer
PBB737Dawn Small
Pinoy Big Brother 737 Adult Big Winner - Miho

Pinoy Big Brother 737 Adult Big Winner - Miho

Tommy Esguerra
18.04%
Roger Lucero
9.99%
Dawn Chang
7.79%
PBB7 Official Logo
Lucky Season 7
PBB7DT Maymay Small Maymay Entrata
42.71%
2nd Big Placer
PBB7DT Kisses Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB7DT Yong Small
4th Big Placer
PBB7DT Edward Small
PBB Lucky Season 7 Big Winner Maymay Entrata

PBB Lucky Season 7 Big Winner Maymay Entrata

Kisses Delavin
31.27%
Yong Muhajil
21.52%
Edward Barber
4.49%
5th Big Placer
PBB7DT Tanner Small
6th Big Placer
PBB7DT Nikko&McCoy Small
7th Big Placer
PBB7DT Cora Small
Tanner Mata
5.93%
The Hashtags
5.22%
Cora Waddell
5.10%
PBB8 Logo - Official
Otso
PBB8 Angelie Small Batch 1 Big Winner
Lie Reposposa

37.48%
Runner-Up
PBB8 Karina Small
3rd Place
PBB8 Kaori Small
4th Place
PBB8 Jillian Small
Lie, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 1 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Lie, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 1 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Karina Bautista
29.22%
Kaori Oinuma
23.52%
Jelay Pilones
9.79%
PBB8 Yamyam Small Batch 2 Big Winner
Yamyam Gucong

52.90%
Runner-Up
PBB8 Fumiya Small
3rd Place
PBB8 Lou Small
4th Place
PBB8 Andre Small
Yamyam, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 2 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Yamyam, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 2 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Fumiya Sankai
27.87%
Lou Yanong
15.21%
André Brouillette
4.02%
PBB8 Ashley Small Batch 3 Big Winner
Ashley Del Mundo

63.38%
Runner-Up
PBB8 Yen Small
3rd Place
PBB8 Tan Small
4th Place
PBB8 Batit Small
Ashley, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 3 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Ashley, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 3 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Yen Quirante
13.92%
Tan Roncal
12.78%
Batit Espiritu
12.78%
PBB8 Kiara Small Batch 4 Big Winner
Kiara Takahashi

50.24%
Runner-Up
PBB8 Argel Small
3rd Place
PBB8 Wealand Small
4th Place
PBB8 Akie Small
Kiara, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 4 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Kiara, hailed as Batch Winner of Batch 4 B2B Day 7 PBB OTSO

Argel Saycon
27.90%
Wealand Ferrer
16.29%
Akie Poblete
5.57%
PBB8 Ultim8 Batch Yamyam Small Ultim8 Big Winner
Yamyam Gucong

50.24%
2nd Big Placer
PBB8 Ultim8 Batch Kiara Small
3rd Big Placer
PBB8 Ultim8 Batch Lou Small
4th Big Placer
PBB8 Ultim8 Batch Andre Small
Yamyam - Ultim8 Big Winner Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Big Night-3

Yamyam - Ultim8 Big Winner Pinoy Big Brother OTSO Big Night-3

Kiara Takahashi
27.90%
Lou Yanong
16.29%
André Brouillette
5.57%
  • Note: In All In, the Save-Evict Voting was used for the Big Night, resulting to some negative amounts of save votes and low amounts of save votes received.
  • Note: In Season 7, a two-evening Big Night finale was held. The first night introduced the 7th, 6th and 5th Big Placers respectively announcing and leaving the season's Big Four to advance onto the second evening of the Big Night. The voting was then restarted back to zero to determine who the season's Big Winner will be.

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

  • Nene Tamayo, 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 were exempted, they were never nominated at all 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.
  • Kim Chiu, having only 2 nomination points throughout her season, currently holds the record for being the Big Winner with the fewest nomination points received in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.
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