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Pangasinan, General Santos City entries make it to 'Pinoy Big Brother Connect'

Two more aspirants were introduced on Saturday, December 5 as part of Pinoy Big Brother Connect.

Haira Palaguitto and Russu Laurente were introduced to the public via It's Showtime, KUMU, and TV Patrol.

Haira, 16, is from Pangasinan and dreams of either becoming a teacher or police. She even joined a beauty pageant and won Lakambini ng Kalikasan 2019.

In an interview on TV Patrol, Haira said that growing up, life was hard so she worked hard for everything she does.

"Dati pa po lang talaga nagsisikap na ako para kahit po papaano po, makakabawi ako sa paghihirap ng pamilya ko," she said.

(Even before, I was already working hard so that in that way, I'm able to help my family after the sacrifices they made.)

She plans to use her competitive spirit to become the winner of the season.

Russu, 19, is from General Santos City and is a boxer. He has competed in the Philippines and other countries. Among his accomplishments in boxing are a gold medal in the Batang Pinoy and Best Boxer in the Palarong Pambansa 2017.

"Siguro hamon para iinspire yung mga kabataan na kagaya ko na pumasok sa sports and hanapin nila yung mundo na makakatulong sa magulang nila," he said.

(I guess it's a challenge for me to inspire the youth like me to enter sports and find the world they want to help their parents with.)

Russu and Haira will join the rest of the housemates on Sunday, December 6 when Big Brother formally opens to welcome them. – Rappler.com