Daniel Matsunaga wins ‘PBB: All-In’

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Sunday, August 24, 2014


BRAZILIAN model Daniel Matsunaga was hailed Big Winner of the latest edition of ABS-CBN reality series "Pinoy Big Brother: All-In" held Sunday evening at Resorts World Performing Arts Theater in Pasay City.

The 25-year-old received 11.69 percent of net text votes to clinch the coveted title.

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Dubbed as "Hunk of the World ng Makati," Matsunaga came two weeks after the reality show's premiere on April 27.

Still, he was able to prove himself not only to his housemates, but also to the viewers as well.

The half-Japanese said he is Filipino at heart.

"I'm proud to be Filipino by heart. This is an amazing experience. I'm a true Filipino," he said.

Matsunaga added that he made the right decision to pursue his modeling and later on showbiz career in the Philippines. He's thankful for the love and support of the fans.

"I'm so happy to be here. I'm thankful to God for this opportunity. One day sinabi niya sa akin na I have a purpose here sa Pilipinas. And I guess this purpose is today. Thank you for all the love," he said.

Maris Racal, the "Singing Sunshine ng Davao," placed second.

Garnering 3.1 percent of net text votes, Racal made a name for herself inside the Big Brother house for her musical talent.

Also, through the program, she was able to reunite her estranged parents.

Former child actress Jane Oineza and model Vickie Rushton were named third and fourth placers, respectively.

Oineza, the 17-year-old "Rising Celebriteen of Quezon City," had a rough start in the competition after she irked some of the housemates as she seems mature for her age.

But in the latter part of the competition, Oineza started to open up and earn their respect.

Rushton, on the other hand, is a 21-year-old "Lady Mahinhin" from Bacolod.

She dreams of becoming a flight attendant, and joined numerous beauty pageants to help financially her visually impaired mother.

Inside the PBB house, the Fil-Brit reconnected with her father but stumbled with some conflicting feelings for boyfriend of one year, actor Jason Abalos.

Oineza and Rushton received -0.78 percent and -0.73 percent net text votes, respectively.

This year's edition of PBB was hosted by John Prats, Robi Domingo, Bianca Gonzalez and sisters Alex and Toni Gonzaga. (Sunnex)

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