MANILA — The ABS-CBN version of the international game show from Netherlands, “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” introduced a twist on its fifth season in the country with its celebrity briefcase holders.
The “Lucky Stars,” named after host Luis Manzano, and were formerly called “26K Girls” included former Pinoy Big Brother housemates Nina Jose, Karen Reyes and Matt Evans.
Pinoy Big Brother is also an international reality show adapted by the same TV station.
Also in the list of the first batch are comedians Long Mejia, Bonito, Eric Nicolas and Ryan Bang; sexy actress Yam Concepcion; and YouTube sensation Donnalyn Bartolome.
The batch also have hunk actors Dominic Roque, Markki Stroem and Ahron Villaflor; film actors Baron Geisler and Rez Cortez; and “showbiz royalties” Epy Quizon, Arlene Muhlach, Garie Concepcion and Ramon Christopher Gutierrez.
Beauty queens Bianca Manalo and Melanie Marquez were also in the “Lucky Stars.”
Like the former “26K Girls” the celebrity briefcase holders were assigned with unknown prize of money, and the player which will also come from the 20 stars will select the briefcase.
The determination of the star player through a roulette spinned before the beginning of the game is another franchise-first twist of the Kapamilya gameshow.