Saturday, June 21, 2014

Joey: The New Jenncity

First up today is 27 year old Makeup Artist/Hairstylist Joey Van Pelt from Seattle, Washington. Joey freely admits that she was recruited while doing makeup on a client and didn't go through the audition process at all. One thing to note about Joey is that she talks with a strange brow furrowing confidence. It's like a suave "Hey baby, how YOU doin'?" kind of a thing. There's a lot of head jostling and smirking that is sort of reminiscent of a creepy Drakkar Noir wearing guy trying to pick you up in a bar.

(Photo via Big Brother Network)

Joey is also one of those heathens who doesn't have TV which means she hasn't really seen the show. But once she started doing her research, she discovered that Big Brother is indeed incredibly popular. Popular enough to have a fan page about it. Uh, toots, try about SEVERAL THOUSAND fan pages about it. Once she took a look at some of the websites she says, "I see why they picked me!" When asked what she'll bring to the house, Joey replies, "An all lady alliance. I get along with women really famously. Never a cat fight. I am just on the ladies' level." And then she makes sure to remind us that she's straight. Um thanks?

Here's the thing, we fans might think that an all ladies alliance is a cockamamie idea, but remember that this is exactly what Jocasta wants too. If those two find themselves on the same team, their far fetched idea could easily become a reality. However, when talking about strategy, Joey plans on throwing competitions because she thinks it's a good idea to stay under the radar and gain some empathy. With the new twist and a house divided, I'm thinking these people planning on throwing comps are going to find themselves rethinking their plans. With the nominee pool cut in half (because of teams) each week, throwing competitions could come back to bite you in the ass. And are we all a little bit thankful for that?

(Photo via Big Brother Network)

The more I watch and listen to Joey, the more I get that Jenncity vibe from her. Remember Jenncity? Charming, likable and outgoing in her pre-show interview and then a total nightmare bump on a log that we never saw more than a minute each day. Jenncity was one of the worst casting mistakes in the history of the game. Will Joey fall into that category as well? We'll have to tune in to find out.

Surprisingly, or maybe not, Joey says she'll target the quiet people first as opposed to the big obvious threats. Her reasoning is that the quiet ones who avoid confrontation are the ones to watch out for. All in all, I don't hate Joey... yet. She's outgoing and definitely has a personality, but she's also a lot of talk with very limited exposure to Big Brother. She's going to be one of those "wait and see" HG's for me.

So what do you think of Joey? Is she all talk? Will she sleep all day and then again all night? Comment it out bitches and have a great day!

Special thanks to Matt at the Big Brother Network for supplying the cast interviews from whence I steal my screencaps. Thanks Matt!

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