‘Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines’ – Builds homes, changes lives
For the first time in the Philippines and Asia, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines is finally set to hit the small screen. Based on the original Endemol international franchise, the Philippine edition follows the hit US version’s goal to change lives one home at a time.
With the promise of “Bagong bahay, Bagong buhay,” the show gives new homes and brings new hope to deserving Filipino families and communities whose life stories are bound to touch viewers’ hearts.
Each week throughout its one season run, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines” builds a new home for a Filipino family whose members have shared much of what little they have to their community. While the family is treated to a much-deserved vacation, a group of dedicated people – led by seasoned reality show host and news personality Paolo Bediones – tries to achieve the impossible by completely reconstructing the family’s home in a short span of time. Apart from hosting, Paolo also takes on the role as a producer.
Joining Paolo are industry professionals who will be sharing their expertise in all of the program’s home construction projects. Collectively known as the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines’ Design Team, the distinguished group is comprised of interior designer and socialite-philanthropist Tessa Prieto-Valdez, fashion model Divine Lee, professional interior designer Tristan Jovellana, and interior design consultants Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and Joby Belmonte.
Tessa brings her expertise and colourful personality as she helps decorate the beneficiaries’ homes while Divine trades her high heels for work boots as she dons the cap of Project Manager, making sure that everyone is right on schedule and right on track.
Tristan is the show’s carpentry and DIY-guy, in charge of special projects such as creating rooms suited to the needs of each family. Rounding up the Design Team are Marilen and Joby, whose knack for shopping and keen eye for details come in handy in the finishing touches that beautify each home project.
With a big project such as this, TV5 placed the directorial tasks on the hands of seasoned reality show director Monti Parungao. Direk Monti has done a handful of huge reality shows in the past which include “Survivor” Season 1-3 and most recently, “The Biggest Game Show in the World.” He also now joins TV5’s Creative Group, focusing on reality shows and programming.
Aside from its heart-warming stories and inspiring heroes, the show also features a roster of big stars to meet and greet the family. Some of the Kapatid stars you’ll see this season include Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Superstar Nora Aunor, and “American Idol” finalist David Archuleta.
Be sure to catch “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines” as it debuts on April 15 after “Talentadong Pinoy” with a daily 10-minute primer airing on primetime starting April 9 on TV5.
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