A month after the most controversial Big Brother season yet, what has happened with the house guests? We all know that a few of them have lost jobs, gained a bit of knowledge about how horrible they acted and hopefully have learned something from the experience, but what are they up to now?
Elissa Slater was a fan favorite not only for her relationship as sister to Big Brother Season 13 winner, Rachel Reilly, but as a player who maintained her composure during the show. She might have annoyed some viewers and several house guests, but she wasn’t on the most hated list by making racial slurs.
Elissa won the $25,000 prize for America’s Favorite House Guest after the show. She was approached by “Bold” producers later on and was asked to appear on the show. She will be joined by Howard Overby, the contestant who was fifth in being voted out of Big Brother.
Amanda Zuckerman is still up to her same old antics. She would like more camera time with her new beau and showmance partner on Big Brother Season 15, McCrae Olson. Amanda has campaigned for a slot in “The Amazing Race” next season. Of course, she wants McCrae by her side to have someone to command. I’m sure McCrae will have his work cut out for him in taking care of Amanda’s every whim.
Amanda has sent out a petition on Twitter, asking her fans to sign for the appearance on the show. The petition only has 430 signatures so far and personally, I hope it ends there. I’m not so sure I could handle another season of any show with Demanda and her puppy dog, McCrae.
After the Big Brother Season 15 show, the interviews began. Many of the house guests stated they wouldn’t mind reappearing on Big Brother if there were an All-Star season. I guess you have to be a star first to appear on an All-Star show, but hey, they can dream.
Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman were the first to say they would go back into the Big Brother house, should the producers ask them to. Zuckerman and Olson have also claimed their stake in a new season of Big Brother.
Winning the grand prize, Big Brother’s Andy Herren, claims there are no plans in his future. In a recent interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” the 26-year-old public speaking instructor says he will spend his $500,000 wisely and will not go on any major shopping sprees.
Herren was excited to get back to “real” life and to his family and friends in Chicago. I guess he shouldn’t go on any shopping sprees since the staff at the university didn’t seem real pleased with his performance on the show. Andy was a part-time fill-in teacher, who taught specialized classes in public speaking. He was not actually a staff member at the time Big Brother aired.
Spencer? Well, if you remember, Spencer was unsure that he had made any offensive comments and once he found out he had, his first stance was one of shock. After the show, Spencer actually apologized for his comments on Big Brother and stated he was fighting with the union to keep his job at Union Pacific Railroad.
Union Pacific was adamant about their disgust in the way their employee was acting on the show. After the first session of racial comments hit the airways, it seemed they were concerned. When Spencer opened his mouth with his attempt at a few jokes about child pornography, he was shunned by the railway company. His job was up in the air and the only saving grace was that he had taken an unpaid leave to be on the show. This placed his disgusting hide in a completely different category than if he were being paid and was on the show. His coupling with a union helps to have someone on his side fighting with him. I’m sure life has not been easy for the guy, but that’s what happens when you act a fool on national television.
As was reported directly after the show, Aaryn Gries had been dropped by her modeling agency, although she didn’t show a heartfelt grieving over that. She was behind her two new PR people, who I’m sure were telling her what to say and how to act during the post-show interviews. I’m certain that Aaryn will be fine. She will get up, brush her arrogant rear off and get back into the saddle again. It helps that mom and dad have the funds to help her escape into a varied reality than the rest of us witnessed.
We do hope that these people learned something from their experience on the show. My personal highlight of the season was when they all left the Big Brother house and had to face the public whom they offended by their brash talk.
Are we ready for a Season 16 of Big Brother? After Season 15, I’m not sure if I can take any more. I was offended beyond belief during several portions of the show this year and had to take a break from the behavior. Maybe next season we can actually have adults play a good game of Big Brother? My love for the show comes from the game itself and not the hateful, nastiness that was displayed this year. You can play a great game of Big Brother without the offensive comments. We'll see what happens in the summer of 2014, when Big Brother Season 16 takes the stage.