Just days after the season finale of “Big Brother 15,” one of the most controversial contestants, Amanda Zuckerman, spoke out in a candid interview on Sept. 21, 2013, with Big Brother Gossip Show, according to Joker's Update.
During the interview, she spoke about a number of her "Big Brother 2013" cast mates, including Elissa who she said is jealous when she isn't the center of attention, and Howard, who she claims wanted to have sex with her.
In addition, Amanda quipped about an Internet conspiracy theory, joking she is the daughter of “Big Brother” producer, Alison Grodner. This was prompted by a Facebook message that was posted while she was in the house, claiming Amanda was good friends with Grodner and was slated to win the $500,000 “Big Brother” prize from the beginning. Obviously that did not take place and Amanda ended up being evicted and ended up one of the jury members.
During the interview Saturday, she explained she had a strategy when she entered the "Big Brother 15" house saying, “I told the cast mates that I was in a relationship because I have big boobs, I’m a pretty girl, and I’m a strong girl… and I feel like girls would be less threatened by me if I told them I was in a relationship with somebody…”
She said in actuality she was dating someone for around two months before entering the “Big Brother 15” house, noting it wasn’t a serious relationship.
Amanda also said about fellow house mate, Elissa Slater, the sister of well-known “Big Brother” champion, Rachel O’Reilly, “…she had an in with these [“Big Brother 15”] producers… she knew them all individually,” which Amanda stated angered the other house guests.
She also said that at the beginning of the game Elissa tried to act like Rachel and was jealous would become jealous if she wasn't getting attention from everyone.
“I would make like the worst, most inappropriate jokes, and McCrae would be… the only one to laugh at them… so like I instantly saw him understand me… he just got me, and he thought I was funny…” Amanda noted.
She also indicated the only room in the “Big Brother 15” house that she and McCrae did not have sex was the Have Not room.
In addition, Amanda talked about another house guest, Howard Overby, claiming he hit on her the first couple of weeks in the house and continued to be jealous of her and McCrae’s relationship.
She claimed Howard wanted her to sleep in the same bed with him and “…was not happy I had chosen McCrae over him.”
In addition, two days before Howard was evicted from "Big Brother," Amanda said he whispered in her ear, saying he wanted to have sex with her, which many viewers questioned at the time, accusing her of lying about the incident.
“One hundred percent, I swear to God on my family on everything in the world, that is what he said…,” she told the Big Brother Gossip crew.
“Howard walks up to me in this really weird way, and he looks at me like really funny… it was super scary… and I thought he was going to say something, like scary… but, instead... he said, ‘I want to f*** the s*** out of you when we get off the show…” Amanda told them.
She said he then stepped back and said something like, “because you’re so fine or you’re so sexy...” which she indicated made her very uncomfortable.
Amanda then stated she immediately went to the diary room to talk to producers because at that point she “felt unsafe.”
She then began speaking about fellow "Big Brother 15" cast member Jessie Kowalski, saying, “She was such a headache in the beginning…” and noted she started “hitting on McCrae hardcore.”
Amanda noted things got out of hand when at one point, Jessie was straightening her hair and asked McCrae assist her, and then asked if she could use his lotion.
She also addressed what led to her going after Elissa, saying she had “pent up aggression” towards her for what she called “hateful” behavior, such as bringing up “personal issues… about a miscarriage that I had…” and then “twisting it and saying I had an abortion… and it was very hurtful to me…” She also said harassing Elissa when she was Head of Household was strategy to keep Andy off the block, as she sent him up to console Elissa afterward.
Amanda revealed that because of this behavior, “one of the executive producers had to come in on a Sunday and… he couldn’t tell me to stop… he came in and basically was… ‘alright… have you gotten your point across? You know, it’s gotten to the point where Elissa’s saying that she feels threatened…’”
She noted that had production not talked her out of continuing to taunt Elissa, she would have “gone on for days and days.”
Amanda also dished about several fights that took place in the jury house and discussed a number of other cast mates, including Helen Kim and GinaMarie Zimmerman, during the over two-hour interview with Big Brother Gossip Show.