During their time on the show, KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad have steadily been climbing our favorite housemates list on PBB Kumunity Season 10.
Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 is living up to its reputation as “ang teleserye ng totoong buhay.” Prior to the season’s airing, the new batch of celebrity housemates already had us excited. And true enough, the season has been filled with drama, fun times, crazy moments, and everything in between. It seems that every week there is something exciting going on in that iconic yellow house.
But among all the happenings in this season, one thing that caught our attention is KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad. As the weeks have gone by, the two young stars have become housemates to watch out for, with the potential to make it all the way to the Top Four. But while sadly both of them didn’t make it to the end, they left an undeniable mark on the season. Whether alone or together, the two have provided some of the most memorable moments from the season. Here are just a few times the brother-sister energy of KD and Alexa was one of our favorite parts of PBB Season 10.
WHEN ALEXA OPENED UP ABOUT HER BODY DYSMORPHIA
Opening up about your personal struggles is never easy, especially if you do it in front of a national audience. But Alexa Ilacad bravely opened up about her struggles with body dysmorphia. On an episode of the series aired on November 21, Alexa consulted with the show’s resident mental health professional Dr. Randy Dellos, after a challenge caused her to experience intense emotions. It was during this consultation that it was revealed that Alexa had major depressive disorder caused by dysmorphia disorder. Alexa then opened up about the struggles she has faced with her body, especially with the criticism she gets as a celebrity. Her talking about this on national TV was an important step in destigmatizing the all too real struggle men and women face when it comes to hating how they look.
WHEN KD OPENED UP ABOUT HIS STUGGLES WITH MENTAL HEALTH
If before, mental health used to be a taboo subject rarely talked about in the open, it is now something that is rightfully being brought into the forefront. In one of the important moments during the season, the usually introverted KD let out that he has experienced anxiety attacks sometimes struggles with his mental health. He even shared that he sometimes feels like a burden to his parents, a feeling many teens can understand. For a time, his struggles with mental health became a point of contention among the housemate. But as time went on, KD has been getting better. His experiences are an important reminder that everyone can struggle with mental health, whether you’re a celebrity or just a regular person. And a lot of people KD’s age can relate to his experiences.
WHENEVER ALEXA WOULD KEEP IT REAL WITH THE OTHER HOUSEMATES
As soon as Alexa entered the PBB house, it’s clear that she has an outgoing and outspoken personality. She’s confident and keeps it real all the time which is why we like her so much. But even though it is 2021, some housemates felt that Alexa’s extroverted personality made her bossy or unlikable. We love it though whenever she gets honest because you know what she’s saying is true. There’s no smoke and mirrors when it comes to Alexa Ilacad.
KD AND ANJI SALVACION’S EVER-EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP
Prior to the airing of PBB Season 10, KD and fellow housemate Anji Salvacion were members of The Squad Plus and would on occasion perform together. But during the season, it was revealed that KD and Anji were in a relationship that did not last. The revelation definitely led to quite a few tears shed and some dramatic moments. But the two have been working on their relationship and even enjoy a good friendship on the show. We also like how KD wasn’t afraid to let his emotions out and take responsibility for what he did to her in the past. We’re here for the growth and maturity.
WHENEVER ALEXA WOULD COMFORT THE HOUSEMATES
While Alexa does have a strong personality, but she also has a caring and sincere heart. And that can be seen with how she treats her co-housemates. If someone is feeling down, Alexa is usually one of the first to give a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on. For example, during those moments when KD was going through it with Anji, Alexa was there to talk to him and get him through his rut. TBH, we need that kind of friend in our life.
WHEN KD WAS THE ONLY PERSON TO GIVE ALEXA A POINT DURING POSITIVE NOMINATIONS
Ever since the beginning of the show, KD and Alexa built a solid friendship that has lasted throughout the entirety of the show so far. And that bond was on display during the recent positive nominations. When the housemates were tasked to give points to people who they think deserve praise, KD was the only person to give a point to Alexa. He gave her his one point and with his reasoning being that Alexa has always been understanding to him since week one and lauded her kind and strong spirit. We love to see it.
THE FRIENDSHIP THAT ALEXA AND KD BUILT IS GENUINE
Out of all the friendships that have stemmed from Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10, one of our favorites is the one Alexa Ilacad and KD Estrada have. Watching the show, you can tell the two have a friendship that’s real and will last even after their time in PBB is over. Much like siblings, Alexa has been there for KD whenever he needs it, meanwhile, KD is ready to stick up for Alexa.