Big Brother 19 kicked off last night with a bang! Welcome to the SUMMER OF TEMPTATION
Right off the bat a temptation was offered to the houseguests with the sum of $25,000! If someone TOOK the money that would mean a consequence would be coming their way. There seemed to be a few houseguests who were into taking the money disregarding the fact that something bad could happen, but let’s be serious…it is $25,000!
Dad of 7, Kevin was the one who won the $25,000 which was kept secret to the rest of the houseguests. Although he did feel guilty after finding out what the consequence was…a returning player.
Paul is back with more FRIENDSHIP in Season 19. Although to make room for Paul, that meant one of the newbies would be sent packing on DAY 1!
To make Paul an even bigger target, Julie explained that he was in charge of keeping not only himself but 8 others safe as well. He had to choose 8 houseguests to earn a friendship bracelet which meant a lot of kissing up from the players. It did get awkward at times watching these players try and convince Paul to choose him.
In the end he chose his 8 while the remaining 8 had to compete to stay off the block in a competition which was all about balance and endurance. Balancing on a trapeze bar and hanging on to a rope, if you fell you had to choose an apple – which 3 of were poisonous…the others were safe. Last person standing would automatically be safe. Some players chose to step down to hide their physical abilities and taking a chance on picking the good apples.
The three that received the bad apples: Crossfit Instrutor Christmas, Time Share Sales Rep Jillian and Microbiologist Cameron.
The 3 made their way to the block and then had to vote HOW their fate would be decided….a competition OR leave it up to the houseguests to vote. 2/3 chose the vote – and for those two it worked out. Superfan Cameron was the one who wanted to compete and ultimately was voted out of the Big Brother House.
Chatting with Cameron he explained what was going through his mind throughout the first 12 hours of the game.
- How was your chat with Paul?
I think it was good. I was preaching him loyalty because last season he was really lacking it, his only allay was Victor. So I thought if I was preaching loyalty and told him how excited I was to work with him that I would get a friendship bracelet. So that was my intention going in. Sadly he didn’t give one to me so maybe he didn’t believe me or someone got in his ear, but I thought it went well when I left.
- As a super fan, how do you feel that a twist is what got you out?
You got to expect the unexpected in this show. It’s a bummer that a twist got me out so early in the house, however, twists are part of the game and I have to roll with the punches. It’s a real bummer that a twist knocked me out. It didn’t feel like I had a chance to build relationships with people or do anything like that.
- What would have been your strategy in the house?
At first, 3 or 4 weeks would not be to play as hard as I did in that first hour. My strategy was to build relationships, build friendships, and tell them our friendship is going to go way past the game and stuff like that, and then try and form alliances. Not what I was forced in to, which was to play the game really hard in one hour to save myself. So going into the house I didn’t plan on going into each and every single person in one hour, saying that I’m going to be loyal to them, because that’s really all I had at that moment.
- What was the thought process in stepping down?
For me to step down, I didn’t want to establish myself as a physical threat in the house because I’m already being perceived as an intellectual threat and I didn’t want these two massive targets on my back because if that happened, I wouldn’t have stayed in the house very long any way. So my thought process is to show them I’m weaker than I really am, and try and get one of the good apples with as little clues as possible.
- Did you think you had the votes going into the eviction?
No, I did not. I was optimistic that I was safe but some people were saying I’m really smart, that they aren’t sure, that they want to keep Christmas safe, that they want to keep Jillian safe. And that’s fine, you should just vote for the other person, there’s three people on the block. So I didn’t really feel very confident going into the vote that’s why I wanted a competition to save myself.
Big Brother airs Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights on Global. The summer of temptation is JUST heating up.