On top of the world

IT'S BEEN a month since the Big Night of Pinoy Big Brother Season Two, but fourth placer Gee-Ann Abrahan says the reality of her new status has yet to sink in. "I haven't fully realised it yet," says Gee-Ann, who was the most nominated housemate of the top-rating reality show's second season.

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

Published: Wed 25 Jul 2007, 10:50 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:42 PM

She received two automatic nominations-once for exceeding the maximum allowable weight gain of five pounds and the other, for forgetting to wear her lapel microphone-and was nominated twice, but hung on long enough to make it to the Big Four.

She is grateful to the people who supported her, including her group of fans known as the Gee-Annatics. Those who were based abroad sent money to Gee-Ann fans in the Philippines, which they would use to purchase text votes. So contrary to rumours, the massive support she generated wasn't coming from just her family and friends. Even complete strangers supported her simply because they liked what they saw of her behaviour in the house.

Gee-Ann denies talk that her family, which owns a trucking business, is well-off and that they spent thousands of pesos on text votes. "Sure, we have a trucking business, but the earnings of that business are also plowed back into the business," she points out. "I don't think my mom would have spent it all on text votes. So I'm very grateful for the support that people-even total strangers-gave me. I was really surprised."

Since exiting the Big Brother house, Gee-Ann has been busy attending acting workshops, doing magazine pictorials and interviews and taping for (and guesting in) various ABS-CBN shows. Recently, she and fellow housemate Mickey Perz starred in an episode of Your Song. They will also begin work on an episode of Love Spell, which will also star two other ex-housemates, Bodie Cruz and Kian Kazemi

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