‘Laglag si Betla’: Vice Ganda recalls auditioning for Pinoy Big Brother


Comedian-host Vice Ganda recently revealed that he once tried his luck at ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother auditions. 

In the Tuesday episode of noontime show It’s Showtime, Vice Ganda shared that he auditioned for the first celebrity edition of the reality television series back in 2006. 

During that time, Keana Reeves was declared the winner while John Prats was runner-up. Bianca Gonzalez and Zanjoe Marudo were also finalists of the show’s first celebrity edition.

Vice also recalled queuing long lines and being asked personal questions during the auditions. 

“Tell me about yourself puro ganun. Tapos mga tanong tungkol sa buhay mo ganyan, ganyan, tatay mo, kung anong kinamatay ng tatay mo, yung mga ganyan. Lahat, pina-describe sa akin, Lord,” said Vice Ganda. 

His co-host Teddy Corpuz then asked, “Hindi ka natanggap?”

“Hindi, laglag si Betla,” said Vice Ganda who shared that he was already a stand-up comedian at that time and made appearances on some of ABS-CBN’s TV shows. 

“Showtime lang talaga tumanggap sa sakin,” he said in jest. 

The comedian-host said that a videotape of his PBB audition was previously shown along with those of actresses Nadine Lustre and Maine Mendoza who were also PBB hopefuls but did not make cut. 

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