The aftermath of a season of Big Brother usually involves a flurry of press interviews during which the houseguests attempt to comment on things that happened inside the house while also obviously trying to get caught up on the public's perception of the game, the things they didn't know were going on and anything relevant that might have been going on in the outside world. This season was marked by controversy involving numerous racially insensitive comments made by numerous houseguests throughout the summer, so it's no surprise that much of what we're hearing from this season's houseguests is a mixture of game-talk/explanation and vague apologies to whomever they might have offended by whatever comments they might have made. That includes Andy, the winner of Season 15, who spoke out against the comments in his interview with former Big Brother contestant Jeff Schroeder, and said he hoped people didn't associate him with the comments.
On game-talk, Andy spoke about how he crushed GinaMarie when it came time to address the jury. And if you watched the finale and saw his and GinaMarie's final pleas, you know that's not really ego talking. He did out-match her with his words. But Andy had an advantage there, as he pointed out to Jeff. "I'm a public speaking teacher, of course I did!" Andy said with a laugh. "If I wouldn't have crushed her, I would've been very disappointed in myself."
Andy certainly has reason to celebrate, taking home $500,000 and the title of the Season 15 Big Brother winner, after a season of sneaky-game play on his part. I maintain that it's a valid strategy, so I have no complaints about him winning, especially against GinaMarie, another houseguest with reason to apologize for things she said. As was Amanda, who also spoke about the controversy with Jeff…
Amanda was nominated twice by America earlier in the season, which suggests she's not the most popular houseguest among viewers. While I won't condone some of the things she said in the house or some of her behavior, but I agree with Jeff that she was fun to watch at times. It really depended on her mood, which seemed to sour as the season went on, unfortunately.
Another houseguest with a lot to answer for is Aaryn, who was called out about her comments and behavior by Julie Chen during her exit interview and had to answer for some of the things she said and the repercussions of her words and behavior.
OMG Insider's Michael Yo speaks to Aaryn in this video and it looks like he ended up being the one to break the news to Aaryn that her agency let her go due to her behavior in the house. She didn't believe him.
That could've been really awkward, but he didn't seem to mind. And given his next comment about being personally offended by her comments about African Americans and Asians, it's not all that difficult to see why.
By the time Aaryn spoke with this local CBS news reporter, she seemed to be caught up on her job situation.
"You know it's not there anymore, but to be honest with you, it wasn't that great of an agency anyway and I have six meetings with six new agencies tomorrow, so it's a better step." Take that modeling agency that refuses to be associated with someone with racially insensitive views!
In other news, points to Candice for graciousness. She came off looking good in the above interview, and she does in this one with Jeff:
Watch the rest of Jeff Schroeder's backyard interviews here. And if you're still looking for other ways to fill you Big Brother craving since the live feeds went dark, check out Rob Cesternino's podcast featuring interviews with GinaMarie, Andy and Spencer. And check out EW's podcast with the trio here.