'PBB': Why #BIDET became No. 1 worldwide trend

Posted at 04/30/14 8:05 PM

MANILA - Wondering why "#BIDET" became the No. 1 trending topic locally and worldwide on Twitter Tuesday night?

The term, which refers to a toilet fixture used for washing private parts, became the subject of housemate Cess Visitacion's conversation with "Kuya" in the primetime episode of "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" aired that day.

Cess, who is dubbed the "Bida Raketera" of Valenzuela, said she had heard her fellow housemates Michelle Gumabao and Jane Oineza talk about a bidet in the bathroom.

Admitting she was not familiar with the word, Cess was asked by "Kuya" to spell out "bidet." Failing to give the correct spelling several times, Cess was then challenged by "Kuya" to get help from a fellow housemate within 10 seconds.

Cess sprinted from the confession room to the living room, and enlisted the help of housemate Jacob Benedicto. She then rushed back to report to "Kuya," who congratulated her on winning the small challenge.

Only moments after the scene aired, viewers of "Pinoy Big Brother" took to Twitter to share their amusement with "Kuya" and Cess' conversation, making "#BIDET" the No. 1 trend in the Philippines and worldwide.

Several other terms related to the April 29 episode of "Pinoy Big Brother" made it to Twitter's trending topics, including housemate Ranty Fortento, the weekly task "Hating Kapatid," and "#PBBBromance," which referred to a scene wherein Manolo Pedrosa offered his jacket to Chevin Cecilio.

"Pinoy Big Brother: All In" airs weeknights on Primetime Bida on Saturdays and Sundays as part of ABS-CBN's Yes! Weekend line-up. Afternoon updates are also aired via "Uber" on weekdays.