5. Solenn Heussaff
Her dad, a former French Marine, heads a service company in the petroleum industry. After graduating from European International School, Solenn headed off to Paris to study fashion design and later on, a six-month course in makeup (including special effects prosthetics). Solenn is now enjoying success in her personal and professional life. She got engaged last year and has ventured into writing with the launch of her book “Besties”.
6. Ellen Adarna
Ellen’s family own a chain of motels in Cebu. However, she has chosen to live independently after a tiff with her father. This “motel heiress” used all the training she received in the family business to find work in Manila and eventually, in showbiz.
7. Beauty Gonzalez
Christine Marie Gonzalez, a former PBB Housemate, hails from a political family (her mother in fact). Her dad is a former professional Jai Alai player from Spain. Living on the family’s coconut and sugar cane farm, Beauty grew up laidback and tomboyish talking to the farm workers. Once criticized for being “unladylike”, Beauty has certainly changed the public’s opinion with her sexy magazine cover.
Beauty was the first housemate from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus to have an appearance in a Teleserye after exiting the Big Brother house. Her biggest break was being cast as Zanjoe Marudo’s leading lady in the ABS-CBN Primetime Teleserye, “Dream Dad”. The unexpected success of their loveteam led them to be tagged as “BaLex”, a combination of their characters’ names Baste and Alex in the teleserye. She posed for August 2014 issue of FHM Philippines.
8. Paul Jake Castillo
Paul Jake hails from a family involved in a pharmaceutical business with a brand of painkiller known to most Filipinos (ads for their product can in fact be seen featuring their most famous family member). Paul Jake also opened a resto featuring lechon from his native Cebu and has expressed a desire to concentrate on business from now on.