Thomas Franco Rodriguez is a 3rd Placer finalist on the Teen Edition of Pinoy Big Brother: 737.
Franco was memorable for being the teen housemate who cooks for the house. He was also known for being nominated rarely. He was put for eviction by his housemates only once which was on Day 47 and the second time was on Day 49 when the housemates were all nominated by default for the final eviction night of the Teen Edition.
He was nicknamed as the "Totoy Smiley of Albay" (lit. Sonny Smiley of Albay) for his cheerful personality as well as his young-looking appearance.
Throughout the chapter, Franco vaguely stated his crush or admiration for fellow housemate, Ylona. However, their friendship stayed platonic.
Because he was rarely nominated, he never really had the chance to participate on the Ligtask challenges or face the public vote. When he was nominated for the first time on Week 7, he got worried he might be evicted as he was nominated against his housemates who he thought had huge fanbases. Nevertheless, he didn't get evicted and eventually became part of the Teen Big Four along with Jimboy, Ylona and Bailey. They temporarily left the Big Brother house on Day 50 to give way for the Adult Housemates of the Civilian Edition, the second chapter of the series.
When they returned to the house to live with the remaining adult housemates on Week 15, Franco gained friendships easily with his fellow adult housemates.
On Week 19, two days prior to the Big Night, the Teen and Adult Big Four finalists were abducted and blindfolded by the ninjas and were unawarely whisked away from the Big Brother house and were sent to ABS-CBN's It's Showtime studio, where they were welcomed by the live audience and the show's hosts revealing that their Big Night will be held in Albay Astrodome in Legazpi City, Albay. After that they were guided to a luxury bus for their ten hour roadtrip to Albay.
On the Big Night, Franco was proclaimed as the 3rd Teen Big Placer after getting 20.71% of the total votes.
|Franco Rodriguez Biography|
Full Name: Thomas Franco Rodriguez
In school, Franco is quite popular not only because of his charming smiley face, but because of his talent in singing and dancing. Franco is also known for being one of the flutist for their school’s brass band. Both Franco’s older sisters are studying in Manila while Franco still stays at their parents’ home in Albay. Franco usually cleans the house and front yard, and he also does the cooking whenever his parents are too busy with work . His mom is a government employee, while his dad has a small piggery, where Franco owns one of the pigs. Franco’s life in the province may be simple, and sometimes hard, but he still maintains his good nature positive outlook in life – something his parents has instilled in him and his sisters. Will Franco’s smile help him win his Housemates, and the viewers’ hearts? Will his positivity earn him the title, PBB737 Teen Big Winner? Find out on PBB737!
Player History - Pinoy Big Brother: 737
|Week 1||Weekly Task||Loss|
|Week 2||Weekly Task||Loss|
|Week 3||Weekly Task||Win|
|Week 4||Weekly Task||Win|
|Week 5||Weekly Task||Win|
|Week 6||Weekly Task||Loss|
|Week 5||Pinasaya Challenge||Win|
|Week 6||Big-Ating Concert Competition||Win|
|Week||Nominated||Nominated By||Final Position|
|4|| +2-Jimboy Martin|
| +2-Jimboy Martin|
|6|| Big-Ating Concert|
| 7 |
| 2-Ylona Garcia|
| 2-Kenzo Gutierrez|
|19||No Nominations||3rd Place|
- Franco and Barbie Imperial both originated from the province of Albay.
- Franco reached the Big Night and saw the season's finale being held in his home province, which is 500 kilometers away from the Big Brother house, the farthest Big Night venue ever in Pinoy Big Brother history.
- Excluding the open voting/default nominations, Franco is the only Big Four teen finalist to have been nominated only once.
|3rd Big Placer |
Teen Chapter:Franco Rodriguez
Adult Chapter:Roger Lucero
| Succeeded by|
|Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Housemates|