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Ylona Jade Garcia was the runner-up in the Teen Edition of Pinoy Big Brother: 737.

At age 13, Ylona easily managed to become a fan favorite throughout the season. Throughout the teen part season, Ylona was infamous for her bright and confident personality. She's also famous for having a mature outlook on life despite being one of the youngest housemates in her season. She also became known for her singing skills, as she often composed songs to cope up with the boredom inside the house, which were eventually released as full tracks after the season ended.

In the season, she was dubbed as the "Daldal Darling of Australia" (lit. Talkative Darling of Australia". Inside the house, Ylona immediately gained various friendships with her fellow teen housemates, with the likes of Ryan Bacalla, Zonia Mejia, Franco Rodriguez and Ailah Antopina; most of whom were in the same age range as her. Throughout the latter part of the series, Ylona developed a mutual infatuation and "puppy love" relationship with fellow teen housemate Bailey May, causing a fandom mainly consisting of teenage viewers to form.

Many young teen audiences adored Ylona and as a result, she immediately became a fan favorite among the teen housemates which gave a huge advantage to her despite being nominated almost every week. She eventually became part of the Teen Big Four along housemates Jimboy Martin, Franco Rodriguez and Bailey May.

Ylona and her fellow Big Four finalists temporarily left the house on Day 50 to give way for the second part of the season. They returned back to the house on Week 15, where they lived with the remaining adult housemates and participated in the adults' weekly tasks. Since they were teen finalists already, they couldn't nominate or get evicted as their place in the Big Night was finally secured. Inside the house with the adults, Ylona gained friendships with her adult housemates whom the teens considered and treated as older siblings in the house. Ylona became close friends with Tommy Esguerra.

At the two-evening Big Night finale, Ylona received 43.24% of the total votes for the season's Teen Category, only to be defeated by Jimboy Martin as the season's Teen Big Winner after gaining 56.76% of the total votes. Ylona eventually finished as the 2nd Teen Big Placer of the season's Teen Edition opposite to Tommy Esguerra who was named 2nd Big Placer for the Civilian Edition.


Ylona Garcia Biography

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Full Name: Ylona Jade Garcia
Origin: Australia
Age: 13
Occupation: Student
Hobbies: Singing

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Ylona is the third among five siblings. Her dad is a pathology technical officer, while her mom is a registered nurse and medical technologist. Having parents who are in the medical field, you would think that Ylona would be interested in the sciences, as well, but Ylona’s interests lean more towards the performing arts. In fact, Ylona’s star has already started to shine brightly in Australia. At 13yo, she has already performed as front act for various Filipino artists during their tour in Australia. These artists include Martin Nievera, Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo.

While Ylona has started to make a name in the Filipino Community in Australia, she admits that she still has a lot to learn about the Filipino culture, especially in speaking Tagalog. Will Ylona’s lack of exposure to her Filipino roots hinder her from becoming the next PBB737 Big Winner or will she overcome this obstacle and be able to shine like the star that she is supposed to be?

Player History - Pinoy Big Brother: 737[]

Teen History[]

Task History[]

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

Competition History[]

Week 2 Ligtask Ineligible
Week 3 Ligtask Loss
Week 4 Ligtask Loss
Week 5 Pinasaya Challenge Loss
Ligtask Loss
Week 6 Big-Ating Concert Competition Win
Ligtask Ineligible
Week 7 Ligtask Loss

Nominations History[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 2-Barbie Imperial
1-Bailey May
2-Bailey May
1-Kenzo Gutierrez
3 2-Ailah Antopina
1-Ryan Bacalla
2-Kenzo Gutierrez & Kyle Secades
1-Franco Rodriguez & Zonia Mejia
1-Ryan Bacalla & Ailah Antopina
4 +2-Kyle Secades
+1-Ryan Bacalla
5 Ineligible
Pinasaya Challenge
6 Big-Ating Concert
Nomination Competition
Day 47
Day 49
Day 50
2-Kenzo Gutierrez
1-Jimboy Martin
2-Franco Rodriguez
1-Jimboy Martin
Default Nominations
No Nominations Finalist
19 The Big Night Runner-Up

Post Big Brother[]


TWBA Fast Talk with Ylona Garcia

Ylona Garcia does the Fast Talk in Tonight with Boy Abunda.

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Ylona Garcia on the June 2017 issue cover of Preview Magazine

  • Months after the season ended, Ylona signed an exclusive contract with Star Music as well as Star Magic, ABS-CBN's own talent agency.
  • In 2016, Ylona released her debut album entitled "My name is Ylona Garcia" which includes 9 tracks that she wrote by herself as well as three additional tracks. Her song that she wrote in the house was also included in the album.
  • Ylona teamed up with Bailey May for singing the song "O' Pag-Ibig" (lit. "O' Love"), composed by Honlani Rabe and Jack Rufo, which is one of the entry songs for Himig Handog's P-Pop Love Songs contest in 2016.
  • In 2016, Ylona together with her loveteam partner Bailey, became part of the extended cast of the Filipino television series, "On the Wings of Love" where former Pinoy Big Brother alumnus and Teen Big Winner, James Reid portrays the main role, with actress Nadine Lustre.
  • In February 2016, Ylona became the Celebrity VJ of the month for the television channel Myx.
  • On July 2016, Ylona had her first ever digital concert.
  • Also in 2016, Ylona became part of the series We Love OPM: The Celebrity Sing-Offs, the Celebrity spin-off series of the Filipino reality music competition, I Love OPM where contestants pay tribute to Philippines' OPM or Original Pinoy Music. In the celebrity spin off, contestants are grouped into teams, and a chosen OPM icon will be the main theme each week, where the contestants must perform the chosen artist's iconic songs in a more modernized version. Ylona was in the "Oh My Girls" team mentored by Filipino pop artist Yeng Constantino.
  • The acoustic version of Ylona's song Don't Say Goodbye was used as the official eviction song of Pinoy Big Brother 7.
  • Since the start of her career as an artist in 2015, Ylona already won several awards from various musical awarding bodies in the Philippines.
    • She also appeared in several magazine covers in various magazines in the country, such as Meg Magazine, Candy magazine, etc.
    • She also became the main endorser for various brands in the country such as, Jollibee,Coca-Cola,McDonalds,Bench,Sunsilk and many more.

Ylona Garcia - All That (Official Music Video)

Official Music Video of her 2021 comeback single, "All That".

  • In 2017, Ylona was sent and flew to Hollywood, California together with fellow Star Magic artists Bailey May, AC Bonifacio and Jane De Leon as representatives of the Philippines for Simon Fuller's bootcamp for the creation of his new pop group, Now United. Among the four, Bailey May managed to become part of the official members of the new international pop group.[2]
  • On October 21 2017, Ylona had a concert entitled "Arrival Ylona Garcia" held in Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan.
  • In 2018, Ylona was cast for a supporting role in the daytime television series Sana Dalawa ang Puso (eng: Two Hearts).
  • In 2021, Ylona has signed with the international record label 88rising and released her comeback single "All That".
  • In 2022, Ylona released her single "Entertain Me." which was featured in the video game Valorant.


  • Ylona shared the same birthday with her fellow teen housemate, Ailah Antopina.
  • Ylona recorded two songs while inside the Big Brother house; her song Win the Fight and her rendition of the Magmahal Muli for the 10th anniversary of the series.
  • Ylona is considered as the youngest runner-up in the history of Big Brother.


Preceded by
All In
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2nd Big Placer

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Teen Chapter:Ylona Garcia
Adult Chapter:Tommy Esguerra
Succeeded by
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Teen Housemates
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