The Glass House Video: Holly Gets Caught In A Lie
Author: Kelly West
published: 2012-06-26 10:11:37
It's always interesting to see people use lying as part of their strategy in reality competition series like Big Brother, or in the case of ABC, The Glass House. Last night's episode (spoilers if you haven't seen it yet!) had one contestant attempting to back-peddle when she was called out on one of her lies, only she seemed to make the situation worse when her new story didn't add up either. Check out the clip and see if you could have answered these questions any better.
21-year-old Glass House contestant Holly told us in the first episode that she "studied and had a background in psychology," but didn't want to reveal that to the other house guests because she wanted people to underestimate her. It's a reasonable strategy, and she wouldn't be the first person on a show like this to lie about her background for that reason. But she apparently didn't consider the scenario that had people questioning her on her cover story about being an Art History major. And then when she tries to tell the truth, she fumbles even further.
Not being an expert on art is fair, but she can't name a single artist? Lack of preparation on her made-up back-story is probably a rookie reality TV contestant mistake, but she's young, so while it set her up for an awkward and strategically risky situation within the game, I think it would be fair to give her a pass on that. She fessed up when called out, which was probably a better tactic than sticking to her guns without being able to support her claims with any evidence that she knows much about art. But then she can't remember a single paper she wrote as a Psych major? And when she's asked to name one psychologist and their viewpoint, she says Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil! I'd like to give her the benefit of the doubt and chalk her response up to nervousness but yikes. Did she lie/embellish her actual background in the diary room too?
Holly's off in Limbo now, along with fellow contestant Apollo. There's still time to vote to decide which of the two contestants should be allowed to return to the house. Go to ABC's Glass House website to do that. The Glass House airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
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