Matsunaga garnered 11.69% net votes (sum of his 18.52% ‘votes to save’ and -6.83% ‘votes to evict’) as announced during the “PBB ALL-IN: The Big Night” via The Filipino Channel (TFC) just last week.
When asked why he thought Filipino viewers voted for him, Matsunaga tearfully said: “Sa tingin ko dahil mahal na mahal ko kayo. Some people would think na hindi ako Filipino, pero I am so much more proud to be a Filipino at heart than many others out there na hindi proud sa country (I think it is because I love you [Filipinos] so much [that’s why I won]. Some people would think that I am not Filipino but I am so much more proud to be a Filipino at heart than many others who are not proud of their country).”
Matsunaga adds: “I’m thankful, first to God, who gave me this opportunity. One day sinabi Niya sa akin na I have a purpose rito sa Pilipinas, and I guess this purpose is today [PBB All In]. Mahal na mahal ko kayo. (One day He told me that I have a purpose here in the Philippines and I guess that purpose is today. I love you all.)”
Dubbed as the season’s Hunk of the World of Makati, Matsunaga entered the famous PBB house or ‘Bahay ni kuya’ in May during the 1st live eviction of the season. As the Big Winner, he takes home P1 million, three business franchises, an Asian tour for two, and a brand new condominium unit.
Teen housemate Maris Racal, meantime, was hailed as the 2nd Big Placer after getting 3.1% net votes and won P500,000. Celebrity Jane Oineza emerged as the 3rd Big Placer with -0.73% net votes, while regular housemate Vickie Rushton was named the 4th Big Placer with -0.78% net votes. Oineza and Rushton received P300,000 and P200,000, respectively. The Big Four housemates also each received home entertainment packages.
The Big Night which trended worldwide on Twitter, was hosted by Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, John Prats, and Robi Domingo, and featured performances and appearances from “PBB” alumni Kim Chiu, Sam Milby, Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Ejay Falcon, Matt Evans, Alex Gonzaga. Celebrities Joseph Marco and Tutti Caringal. All the ex-“PBB ALL IN” housemates also graced the Big Night.
“PBB ALL IN” marked many firsts for the successful reality show, including the reveal of some of the housemates in several Kapamilya programs before its grand kick-off, holding its final eviction the night before the Big Night, and assembling a diverse set of 19 teen, regular, and celebrity housemates.
Did you miss the historic “PBB ALL IN: The Big Night?” Catch it and the rest of the previous episodes on TFC’s video-on-demand service via its internet protocol service (IPTV) in Japan, New Zealand and Australia and its official online service, TFC.tv, in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other parts of Asia. For more updates, connect with fellow global Filipinos and visit www.facebook.com/