EMOSYONAL ang nakaraang episode ng Pinoy Big Brother Otso nang ihayag ang first evictee ng adult batch na si Abi Kassem. Nilisan ni Abi ang PBB house after losing the public vote against Wakim Regalado and the two-in-one housemate Apey and Mark Obera (siblings are considered as one housemate).
Both saved housemates nearly went head-to-head in the voting, with Wakim’s 38.76% only a small fraction away from Mark and Apey’s 38.65%.
Samantala, si Abi naman ay nakatanggap lang ng 22.59% of the votes. Todo-iyak si Abi when her eviction was announced, and she told Kuya in the confession room that she would miss the house.
The 20-year-old Filipino-Lebanese got the least nomination points last week among the three nominees. Andre Brouillette and Wakim gave her two points for being lazy and hard-headed.
The viewing public and PBB fans conveyed their approval of this nomination on social media, because Abi gained a lot of negative attention due to her attraction to fellow housemate, Andre.
On the January 22 episode of the show, Abi confessed to the Hawaiian heartthrob that she already likes him. However, Andre rejected her advances because she has a boyfriend outside the house.
This episode prompted netizens to bash Abi online, calling her names like “malandi” and “disloyal.”
In Abi’s online interview on PBB’s Facebook page, she confessed that she regrets becoming close to Andre.
A lot also happened in Camp Star Hunt in this episode.
Abi’s eviction led to an open slot for a new housemate. Due to this, Kuya chose one Star Dreamer in Camp Star Hunt to enter the house.
Pinili ni Kuya si Tori Garcia, a Mass Communication graduate who grew up in Singapore. The bright and joyful 24-year-old shone in last week’s wedding task as the event host.
With Tori’s promotion to the main house and Marie’s eviction, two slots opened in Camp Star Hunt. This led to the entrance of two new Star Dreamers: 23-year-old twins Kin and Kim Franco from Davao.
Bago matapos ang episode kung saan na-evict si Abi, the PBB Otso revealed that there is a plan to split the 2-in-1 housemates Apey and Mark.