MANILA - A pageant inside the "Pinoy Big Brother" house took an emotional turn on Friday when one of the official photographers was revealed to be the mother of housemate Ranty Portento.
The 26-year-old seaman, along with his fellow housemates, were posing for a group photo when Big Brother sounded the signal for their weekly task -- to stay perfectly still at specified moments, with only three chances for error throughout the week.
While the housemates were "frozen" in their position, Ranty's mom Lydia, who was undercover as a male photographer, emerged to take more pictures.
Even before Lydia showed her face and took off her wig, Ranty's expression visibly changed to shock when he recognized his mother.
Ranty could not hold his tears as Lydia approached him and gave him words of encouragement. Despite being emotional, Ranty tried to keep completely still, or risk committing an error in the weekly task.
In earlier episodes, housemates Joshua Garcia and Vickie Rushton were visited by their respective fathers, similarly during a "freeze."
Vickie committed the first error when she returned the hug of another visitor, actor Jason Abalos, who cried upon seeing his girlfriend for the first time in over a month.
"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida, and on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.
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