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Cora Waddell was an Adult Housemate during Pinoy Big Brother 7's Adults Chapter, and later became part of the Dream Team Chapter.

Cora entered on Week 16 together with the other 6 Adult Housemates, where they were welcomed by the 5 remaining Teen Housemates.

Cora was memorable for being among the strongest and most competitive housemate of the entire competition-filled season. It made her a threat to her fellow adult housemates who were competitive as well. She was very serious when it comes to tasks resulting to often being called as bossy. The housemates even gave her a nickname "Madame Cora" due to her bossiness for every tasks. She was also among the most nominated housemate of the season; both Civilian and Dream Team editions.

Although known for her strong competitive nature, Cora was adored by the viewers for being frank and honest and even adored more when her real story was told especially the reason why she became so serious about life. It was revealed that she used to be a cheerful child but because of her family's problems while she was growing up, she lose that cheerful side of her and was forced to be serious in life to survive. She also made a huge effort on improving herself while she was inside the house.

On Day 156, Cora celebrated her 27th Birthday inside the house which was organized by her fellow Adult Housemates in secret after they succeeded in a secret task for Cora.

On Week 26, Cora was sent into the White Room for the 3rd Lucky House slot. Unfortunately, Cora got 2 votes and lost to Jerome Alecre who got 3 votes from the Lucky 7 Teen Housemates. She later left the house together with Baninay Bautista and Wil Dasovich.

Cora returned on Day 180 along with Baninay Bautista to compete for the 4th Lucky Spot Competition in the hopes of being part of the Dream Team. They joined the other Wildcard Housemates from the two other chapters in the Eviction Room where they stayed for two days during the competition.

On Day 181, Cora and Baninay went outside to the venue of their competition. Their challenge was to fill up the tall empty glass at the other end of the obstacle course. It turned out to be a victory for Cora, making her part of the Lucky Houses for the Dream Team, completing the list of the Dream Team finalists.

On the Dream Team, Cora managed to become friends with the rest of the Dream Team Finalists especially Jinri Park and Kisses Delavin. She also often shipped Elisse Joson and McCoy DeLeon together. Despite being able to make friends with everyone, Cora and the rest of the Adults' competitiveness became a threat to the Celebrity and Teen Housemates and eventually nominating her and her fellow Lucky Houses on the first week.

On Week 34, Cora became the last housemate to be part of the Dream Team's Lucky 7 Housemates who will reach the two-evening Big Night Finale at the end of the week after being saved from eviction over Elisse Joson.

On Day 234, Cora was declared as the 7th Big Placer, the first ever to receive the said title in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.


The Dazzling Daughter of Bulacan

Coraleen "Cora" Waddell (born December 15, 1989) is a 26-year old fashion model and video blogger. She grew up with her Filipino mother and American father and studied in Florida for 12 years before she moved to Bulacan 7 years ago and then later moved to Makati. She was forced to quit college and moved to the Philippines to pursue modeling. Her family's financial problems became worse when Cora's mother was involved in a vehicular accident and had to undergo emergency surgeries and had to be hospitalized for a month. The long recovery, and many more surgeries, depleted the family's finances and they were unable to pay the huge medical bills.

Player History - Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7[]

Adult History[]

Task History[]

Week 17 Weekly Task Win
Week 18 Lucky 7 Part 1 Win
Week 19 Lucky 7 Part 2 Win
Week 20 Lucky 7 Part 3 Win
Week 21 Lucky 7 Part 4 Win
Lucky 7 Part 5 Win
Week 22 Weekly Task Win
Week 24 Lucky 7 Part 6 Win
Week 25 Lucky 7 Part 7 Win
Week 26 Weekly Task Win

Competition History[]

Week 17 No Competitions
Week 18 No Competitions
Week 19 No Competitions
Week 20 Eviction (via Ligtask) Win
Padaluck Loss
Week 22 Double Trouble - Round 1 Win
Double Trouble - Round 2 Loss
Double Trouble - Round 3 Loss
Eviction (via Ligtask) Win
Padaluck Win
Week 23 Ligtask Loss
Week 26 Big Jump Part 1 Ineligible
Big Jump Part 2 Loss

Nominations History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
20 2-Aura Azarcon
1-Jerome Alecre
2-Aura Azarcon
2-Luis Hontiveros
2-Ali Forbes
1-Jerome Alecre
1-Jesi Corcuera
1-Thuy Nguyen
9 points
22 Double Trouble Week Nominated
23 2-Jerome Alecre
1-Tanner Mata
2-Baninay Bautista
2-Jerome Alecre
2-Luis Hontiveros
6 points
25 No Nominations
Default Nominations
26 No Nominations
Default Nominations

Dream Team History[]

Task History[]

Week 27 Weekly Task Win
Weekly Task Win
Week 28 Weekly Task Loss
Week 29 No Tasks
Week 30 Weekly Task Win
Week 31 No Tasks
Week 32 DTC - Part 1 Win
DTC - Part 2 Loss
Week 33 DTC - Part 3 Win
DTC - Part 4 Win
DTC - Part 5 Win
Week 34 No Tasks

Competition History[]

Week 27 Lucky Spot - Celebrities Ineligible
Lucky Spot - Teen Ineligible
Lucky Spot - Adults Win
Week 28 Ligtask Ineligible
Week 29 No Competitions
Week 30 Dream House - Part 1 Win
Dream House - Part 2 Loss
Dream House - Part 3 Ineligible
Ligtask Loss
Padaluck Win
Week 31 Ligtask Win
Padaluck Loss
Week 32 No Competitions
Week 33 No Competitions
Week 34 No Competitions

Nominations' History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
28 2-Jerome Alecre
1-Aura Azarcon
1-Edward Barber
1-Jinri Park
2 points
30 2-Tanner Mata
1-Yong Muhajil
2-Edward Barber
2-Maymay Entrata
1-Elisse Joson
5 points
31 Ligtas Pair Competition Immune
32 2-Elisse Joson
1-Nikko Natividad & McCoy DeLeon
2-Edward Barber
2-Elisse Joson
2-Maymay Entrata
1-Kisses Delavin
1-Yong Muhajil
8 points
34 +1-Tanner Mata
+1-Yong Muhajil
+1-Tanner Mata 1+ point
The Big Night Finale 7th Place

Post Big Brother[]


  • Cora is considered by most fans as one of the most competitive housemates to ever enter the Pinoy Big Brother House.
  • Cora is the only Lucky House member to exit the Big Brother house before the Dream Team as her fellow members stayed in the house after the Adults' Chapter ended to welcome the Dream Team finalists for the start of the Dream Team Chapter.
Pinoy Big Brother 7 Housemates
Part 1: The Celebrity Housemates
Jinri Park
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Nonong Ballinan
Elisse Joson
Yassi Pressman
Hideo Muraoka
Juan Karlos Labajo
DJ Chacha
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Evicted (Lucky 7)
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