Big Brother Kicks Of With Some Interesting Contestants
We have our first 12 contestants and they look OK. Their is more ethnic diversity and less bogans. In fact the IQ of the house appears to have doubled from last year.
There are some nice contestants and there are others that will polarise.
The twist was one side of the house, well about 75% of it was posh or what they called the safe house, and the other 25% that was very tiny was like a modern version of the seven dwarves house. Half sized beds, tiny chairs, the crappy BB diary room is the least of their problems.
Mikkayla who is 23 years-of-age was the first Big Brother contestant up and she ticked two of my boxes increased diversity and intelligent. She is of Korean background, and she is a high school teacher who likes to read. Hopefully there is someone there she can actually converse with.
Unfortunately the key she picked put her in the poor side of the house.
Xavier a property manager who is 27 years of age described himself as “idiot almost succeeds at something at life”. He appears to have a self depreciating sense of humour. He is a property manager but it looks like he really wants to be a rock star. He should have gone on The Voice or The X Factor.
Here is Xavier singing in his band “They Band” you can follow them on Twitter here and on YouTube below. I will be polite and say it is not my musical taste.
Tahan works for the Government. I don’t think that is code for ASIO. She admits that she gets a lot of male attention. Which means she is the contestant to most likely to hook up.
It won’t be with Ben who is 30, gay and unemployed. At first I thought he was an actor but then realised it was an Australian version of Frank Spencer on our screens. He did crack me up when the Bert and Patti fanboy kicked in. He also revealed a love for KAK’s singing. Ironically it was the first time in a few years where NINE have allowed Kerrie Ann Kennerley’s name to be mentioned on screen in a positive way.
On his profile page it says he is a bit of a hypochondriac and a bit of a hermit, so it willl be interesting to see how he copes. You get the feeling he will be the first one to flip out. He was the first one to get a key into the posh side of the house. Was the key draw really that random? As not sure he would have coped with the gulag side of the house at this point. Don’t be surprise if he is in the running in the end.
Tully is a 25 year old is a social media strategist who works in advertising. She is a lipstick lesbian from Sydney, and she admits she is a social media addict. She reckons she checks her instagram twice a minute. Clearly she was having withdrawals as she was getting very snappy with Tim and a few others. Chances of her proposing on stage on grand final night at this stage are thin. However chances are high Tim will be throwing her some nomination points this week.
Tim 29 year of age is a perpetual student well that is how they were selling him. It has taken him over 10 years to finish his degree. At first I thought it was because he was a stoner but he actually is known as Casanova Tim at NOVA. And he was that streaker on the Rhianna plane. As seen below and full story here.
He has an obsession with guinea pigs and he said he would marry a dolphin. Clearly the only guy in Australia who would get a boner at Trixie from The Block’s laugh. A commenter on another thread revealed he had hosted the TV show The Hit List.
Sharon is 41 year old mother of three who is a former copper and is now a personal trainer. I was glad she got into the posh side of the house. She deserves a rest but hope she refrains from becoming the mother hen.
Ed is is 26 and is in sports management. He was pursuing a AFL career but injury stopped it. You don’t need to be a psychic to know that Xavier and him are going to have a Big Brother bromance. He is going to be a house hottie.
Talking about being single he said “I would definitely be ready if something came up?” I am going with the pun on that one.
He got lucky and is in the good side.
Matt the army guy now a electrician drew the bad side. A good looking guy but at this stage looks like he is going to get over shadowed by others. Tim told Matt that he was glad he had an interesting back story as he had nothing. Really would have thought being on a tour plane with Rhianna and becoming an international youtube sensation was pretty interesting.
Heidi is a radio presenter. She doesn’t want a media career as she already has one. She is on Newcastle radio. She made it into the good side. It was interesting the people on the good side were sitting inside and would come out when a new person entered the house.
This brought Tully to tears as she sulked to BB about how if she had been on that side she would have been far more inclusive. Interesting she did not get her hair dyed before she entered the house as she has major re-growth, but may that is a look.
As Sonia Kruger’s over the knee boots must be. Not sure I am a fan but they ensured the viewer sat up and took notice of her.
Jasmin is a 24 year-old flight attendant. Hopefully Virgin Australia are OK with her admitting she gives out her phone number to attractive men on the aeroplanes. She is part African American and stunning. It will be interesting if Tahan will feel threatened as you got the feeling she thought she was going to be the good looking girl in the house.
Caleb is a 33 years old is a fireman from Victoria. He is also a surfer like Matt is and single. He thinks he is a sensitive new age guy because he gets his hair dyed and his teeth bleached. He is no Einstein.
It will be interesting to see how long it takes them all to become narky at each other in the poor side and bitter and resentful of the posh side. Considering the posh side contestants have the power to decide when and what they eat I don’t think it will take very long at all.
Tomorrow night two contestants that have to pretend to be married enter the house. I don’t see that the others will buy it for very long as they don’t seem like a match at all.
By the way BB couldn’t believe his luck when he told Tahan that she would have to stay in her bikini for 24 hours because she hopped in the spa. Actually she did not seem to mind either.
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