I’m off to South East Asia; thus, all posts will be halted until 2023.
This Brazillian bombshell gave it her all in chances of winning the 750k cash prize on the 24th season of Big Brother US, she may not have walked away with the money but she certainly kept viewers entertained. I jumped at the opportunity to talk about reality TV, music and..soup with Indy Santos in this brand-spanking-new #TMITuesday interview.
1. If you could choose one song to be your current ‘theme song’ what would it be and why?
So Ugly I’m beautiful- Toni Jones
2. Have you watched any of the live feed clips from Big Brother 24?
Yes, mostly the fun ones about me!!!!
I don’t want to have bad memories or bad feelings about anyone from the house.
3. Who do you keep in touch with the most from your season? What about other alumni?
Jasmine, Joseph, Taylor and Michael.
But I talk to everyone basically every other day.
4. Should you be offered the opportunity would you consider competing on another reality show?
Oh yes!!! It’s coming babe
The Amazing Race? This would be amazing!!
Michael would be my first pick. Joseph the second if Taylor is busy. Jasmine as well!!!
We would have so much fun!!!
Big Brother Brazil? I have been waiting for literally 23 years!!!
The Challenge? Ohhh YESSSSS!!!! Please
5. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the fans something about you that they may not already know? Any hidden talents?
I almost died 3 times in my life!!!!
And I can balance any bottle over my head/ shoulders/ knees – once I have a couple drinks hahaha
6. Okay let’s clear the rumours up, fans speculated that you and Joseph had a fling in the jury house, can you confirm or deny this?
Nooo, way!!! Never!!!!
Joseph is my best friend from the season!!!!
Our relationship is a family relationship. Nothing else. And we will always be friends. And YES, girls and guys can have a friendship!!!!!
7. You recently did a live with Paloma and received a lot of backlash for giving her further platform. Can you tell me about the motivation for this and some of the more complex questions you had to ask her?
Since when I left the house I felt that Paloma didn’t have an opportunity to be heard in a safe space. I offered my platform for her to be heard. To make sure I could share with her the lessons that I learned and to make sure I was not excluding her for anything. We already made a huge mistake as a house excluding Taylor in many situations, and I didn’t want to repeat that!
And again, my intentions were not to hurt anyone, not Paloma, not Taylor. NO ONE!!!
My intentions were to give her space and share my own lessons, with the hope to inspire her and others to do the same.
8. What is most important to you in life, and what inspires that?
Family, friends and time.
I’m blessed to have an amazing family and great friends that help me to grow.
My parents inspire me to be better, and my friends show me the way with love and kindness.
And God/The Universe always makes sure I have the right perspective to appreciate life itself! And all the privileges that I have. For ex: I’m a healthy woman, I’m emotionally mature, I’m free, and I’m aware of my own decisions and power to create the life that I dream of! So, so many privileges.
9. You have apologized for your soup comment to Taylor Hale, winner of Big Brother 24 and AFP, so…it’s soup season here in Canada for Fall, what is your go-to soup?
Yes, I did apologize right after I made the comment, still in the house…at the finale and 100000 times more!!!!
It was not intentional!!! My favorite soup it’s French onion
10. What’s next for you Indy?
I’m about to release my manifestation course. In English and Portuguese. Where I teach how did I manage to come all the way from Brazil and get to the show. All my habits and tricks ahahaha
During my jury time, I also wrote a book about my spiritual journey. That will be out whenever God wants to release it.
I’m already working with many brands on IG and I’m creating my God is my Sugar Daddy Brand
I’m open to all the opportunities that the universe has for me.
T.J Lavin hosts the latest season of the smash TV series with a theme first of people who actually get along…The cast is stacked with rookies, vets, siblings, exes, romantic partners, and BFFs.
The trailer makes me think that this season will be good for about 5 episodes? I’m skeptical after the final of The Challenge: USA… Let’s take a peek at who is competing for the champ title…
Amber Borzotra and Chauncey Palmer
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Nam Vo and Emmy Russ
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Devin Walker and Tori Deal
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Fessy Shaffaat and Moriah Jadea
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Laurel Stucky and Jakk Maddox
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Kailah Bird and Sam Bird
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Turbo and Tamara Alfaro
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Nelson Thomas and Nurys Mateo
Jay Starrett and Michele Fitzgerald
Horacio Gutierrez and Olivia Kaiser
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Kim Traenka and Colleen Schneider
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Johnny Middlebrooks and Ravyn Rochelle
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Tommy Bracco and Analyse Talavera
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Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio and Nany Gonzalez
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Jordan Wiseley and Aneesa Ferreira
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Darrell Taylor and Veronica Portillo
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Kacee Clark and Kenny Clark
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Catch the premiere tonight at 8pm/EST on MTV.
The anticipated new series of Australian Survivor doesn’t quite have a premiere date but a year at least… I am more than certain that there will be some new North American-based crossover fans from the Netflix hit reboot series Heartbreak High who also love reality TV. And they will all be yelling “esshhhaaaayyyy” at the screen…
Love Island Casa Amor bombshells turned step-siblings! Parents of co-stars George Tasker (the one who lied about Ekin) and Mollie Salmon (Davide’s interest for a hot minute) marry just ONE MONTH after meeting at the hit ITV2 show’s summer reunion.
George shared a bed with this year’s winners Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu (lied about what went down), who went on to bag boyfriend Davide Sanclimenti and the £50,000. Was I obsessed with this season? YES.
To make matters more interesting – his new step-sister Mollie also had an intimate run-in with winner Davide – as she arrived in the main villa alongside the female Casa Amor bombshells.
The Italian stallion, 27, first got flirty with newcomer Coco Lodge, 27, before the pair shared a steamy kiss in the garden that was seen by their fellow islanders. This was all of course before the legendary ‘t*t lick’ of 2022.
Cue the show’s reunion where Mollie and George’s parents met and at least they found love?
This week’s feature is one of my favourite reality TV personalities to see the screen in years. It is my belief that in casting following Victoria aka Spicy Vee’s appearance on Big Brother Canada 9 that her personality is now an archetype.
From her messy secret HOH, to her dancing and blow-up with fellow houseguest Tera Spicy Vee never failed to keep fans glued to the screen. I sat down to talk with the firecracker about her Youtube show, budding career, Megan Thee Stallion and more in this brand-spanking-new interview with my new online BFF (kidding but she is a friggin’ delight).
1. Your show ‘Spill The Tea With Spicy Vee’ has featured many big RTV names, who is your dream guest on the show and why?
My dream guest would be Hilary Duff! OMG, I love her so much and even though she isn’t a reality star, she did have an appearance on The Bachelor so close enough hahaha. I would also love to have CT from the Challenge.. that would be a wild interview.
2. Speaking of your show, where can fans find it?
3. Who were you rooting for on #bb24?
Taylor! She is a legend, an icon, a damn queen!!! I really hope I get to meet her one day She went through so much in the game and the girl is still in there having no idea what the world is saying or thinking! It’s a crazy feeling and I cannot wait to see her get all the love.
4. How many times did you apply for Big Brother Canada before being cast?
I applied twice! Once in the in-person auditions in Toronto, and once via video audition! I really put my heart and soul into both auditions so it feels amazing that I got chosen. I think everyone should take the time to apply if it’s their dream, and don’t rush it! This is your shot!
5. Since today is #TMITuesday can you tell the readers something about you that they may not already know?
UHM lol, maybe that I am actually a massive child at heart. I mean, I guess that showed when I was in the ball pit but I just love doing kid stuff, watching Disney channel tv shows, and eating candy like I am actually just one big child who never wants to grow up lol.
6. How has your life changed since appearing on reality TV?
I get recognized a lot in my hometown which is super cool! I also LOVE to party and travel and I find that so many opportunities to do so have opened up! I feel like before the show I tried to hide my party side and how wild I really was, but now everyone knows that side of me so I can truly be who I am!
7. If you could choose one song to be your theme song what would it be and why?
OMG, the song “Her” by Megan Thee Stallion 😛 I love her and all of her songs hahaha. “LMFAO” is also hilarious, I think any of their songs could be my theme song!
8. How did you get the name ‘Spicy Vee’?
I got the name spicy vee because I drive a bright habanero orange Volkswagen Tiguan lol. The name was supposed to be for my car but all my friends started calling me spicy vee and it stuck! Before spicy vee, my friends called me VMONEY LOL
9. With the name ‘spicy vee’ what’s your favourite spicy food?
Haha, this may come as a shock but I am not too big into spicy food! I do love hot sauce though, I will put it on my eggs or avocado and it’s so much better haha. Also, at The Keg Restaurant and Bar, they have this super hot horseradish, and I love it!
10. What’s next for you?
I am working full-time as a social worker at my local school board! I am so obsessed with finally having my own office to talk to and work with children in my community! I have my own Youtube interview show ‘Spill the Tea with SPICY VEE’ that I try to release episodes weekly so these are my two main focuses right now!
Fan favourite and sole resident of D*niel D*rston’s (best known to me as ‘Unwashed Elvis’) mind rent-free Taylor Hale made history on Sunday.
Not only did the Lays’ lover become the first Black woman in 24 seasons of the reality TV series to win, but the first time winner and America’s Favourite Player winner. The Michigan native strut herself away with a cruise for two and a cool 800k in prize money. Taylor left behind 15 other houseguests, including a brief showmance mate and runner-up (to the prize money and Taylor’s heart) Monte following a speech that brought this writer to tears.
The ‘face and sword of the season’ spent most of her time in the Big Brother house being villainized and bullied simply for being herself, all the time unaware of the fanbase that was accumulating in her favour outside of the house of horrors.
After unknowingly having ‘Taylor’s Karma’ take its time to hit each houseguest who dared to try to take the ‘blockbuster’ out of the game, it was down to the final 3. Taylor, Turner and Monte competed for the final HOH with Turner winning part 1/3, Monte winning the second, and the third as well. This left Monte with a choice to bring Turner, longtime F2, or Taylor (his showmance whom he spent half the season bashing and belittling her).
Monte decided that Taylor would be his best chance at the 750k cash prize and was very wrong.
The roundtable seemed in favour of Turner or Monte but Jaylor fans rejoiced as Joseph fought hard for Taylor, despite Alyssa’s attempts in the jury house to sully that.
Monte fumbled to explain why he deserved to win and Taylor…Taylor brought out the inner pageant queen in her. This historic speech led to her historic win:
“Jury, members, I am someone who has won three competitions, two of them including HOHs,” she said. “But I’m so much more than the wins I have had. I have proven that I can win in real power. But I’m more than my wins in this game. Monte may have more blood on his hands than me, but as someone who has sat on this eviction block six times on eviction night I have bled out the most in this game. But I have bandaged myself together every single time and gotten up and continued to fight because, like so many other women in the world, that is what we have to do to get to the end.
We have to take care of ourselves and put ourselves first,” she continued. “But also looking out for the rest of the ones behind us. I have been falsely accused and unjustly accused of using someone’s mental health as a piece in his game. As someone’s sick mother as a piece to use in this game. I have been called the b-word so many more times than in this house than I have in my real life.
Not to mention there was an attempted all-white alliance formed, and I had to sit on the block left on the block next to the person who tried to form that alliance,” the beauty queen mentioned. “I have overcome so much in this game, and I have come to understand that I am not a shield, I am a sword. I am not a victim I am a victor. And if there is one word that is going to describe the entire season, it is resiliency. And If you were to ask yourself the more resilient person in this season has been, it is me.
We can have the same Big Brother wins that we’ve had in the past, but I am challenging you, jury members,” she noted. “I thought I would humbly ask you for your vote. But I’m challenging all of you to decide what type of winner you want to have this year.”
Do you want the same thing where we see evictions and comp wins be the path to success?” she asked. “Or do we want a winner where we choose resiliency? We choose persistence as a reason to win this game. I have never given up on myself, and I refuse to do it tonight when I’m sitting next to such a strong competitor. Jury members, I’m challenging you to make the hard decision and change the course of this game and choose progress of the course of this game. I can be the winner of this season, and I promise you will not do it in vain if you choose me tonight.“
Since her well-deserved win Hale has since been contacted by Lays for sponsorship, let the world know that she has no plans to continue a relationship with Monte, has been spotted with Joseph and fans assume this is only the beginning for her.
So. much. reality tv.
Following Survivor 43’s 2-hour premiere The Amazing Race is back for it’s 34th season. And Big Brother too? Will we as reality TV fans ever know sleep or peace??
So who will we see compete? Let’s check it out.
Ages: 33 and 34
Engaged from Marina del Rey, Calif.
Ages: 24 and 35
Childhood sweethearts from Birmingham, Ala.
Ages: both 29
Ballroom dancers from Los Angeles
Ages: 24 and 25
Reality romance (“Big Brother 23”) from Los Angeles
Ages: both 36
Long-lost twins from Ardmore, Pa., and Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Ages: both 41
Newlyweds from Norcross, Ga.
Ages: both 34
Married from Miami
Ages: 50 and 23
Father and daughter from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ages: 38 and 30
Military brothers from Richmond Hill, Ga., and Alamogordo, N.M.
Ages: 29 and 27
Former Rams cheerleaders from Pasadena, Calif., and Vista, Calif.
Ages: 40 and 59
Golf buddies from Brentwood, Tenn.
Rich Kuo and Dom Jones
Ages: 32 and 35
Motivational speakers from Huntington Beach, Calif.
*All photos are by Sonja Flemming/CBS
On their official Twitter account, it was revealed where these new pairings will visit this season.
Sorry to those who wanted to believe that Trisha Paytas had the reincarnation of The Queen last week but it simply isn’t the case.
‘Malibu Barbie Paytas-Harmon’ (real name…) is the internet’s latest star. Born yesterday at 8.9lbs, Paytas tweeted about the birth of her first child.
So now begs the question, when does “I Love You Malibu” come out?
Warning: This post contains spoilers, but will save you the 2 hours of watching the episode.
It was a rough night for Challenge fans and cast members on Twitter last night. We open the episode with Enzo calling everyone rats and moving into the daily pretty quickly. It is a women’s elimination (the last elimination before the final) with besties Angela and Alyssa knowing that they need to win to stay out of The Arena. This should be simple for Angela Rummins who has been dominating the dailies all season…right?
In the season’s first-ever nighttime challenge, these CBS competitors swim across a dark lake (Enzo is already panicked…) to reach a creepy abandoned town. The town was complete with fake body parts and faceless mannequins. There, they must solve various puzzles, varying from sliders to tangrams, in order to collect tokens and tires that are worth points. Whoever earns the most points, wins. They had 2 hours to complete this challenge.
Angela and Tyson appear to snag the lead, and Cayla needed a boost (no seriously Sarah lifted her with her head) to get out of the mud. Angela gets stumped by a slider puzzle (with the token there worth 20 points).
Shockingly, Dom does quite well and I was reminded once again that he is indeed on the show, and Ben hurts his shoulder.
Eventually, winners are determined, Tyson and Dom tie (and split 5k in their accounts), and Sarah snags her first win in a daily in her entire reality TV career. Coming in last place is Angela, all of this is great news if you are not Alyssa…
What does this mean? Well, Angela goes straight into the arena and Tyson, Dom and Sarah will determine who she competes against for the last spot in the final.
My favourite part of the episode was the Kiki and Zoe sighting during Danny’s call to them. #TEAMKIKI
Angela gets a birthday call from her fiance (ex??) Tyler Crispen too, which was sweet.
After some debate with the winning trio, it is clear that Dom and Sarah are voting Alyssa in and Tyson is going to vote for Cayla.
The majority rules in The Arena and besties Alyssa and Angela compete in a Challenge classic, POLE WRESTLE.
Angela wins to no surprise and sheds possibly her first tear ever at the sight of her friend leaving on her account.
Fast forward to the final, where Ben finds out he is not medically cleared to compete and the algorithm is back.
Each leg will have one man and one woman paired up (if one of them quits they are both out), and one woman competing alone. This will all rotate of course, and there is a series of points for each place in the leg.
The challenger with the most points at the top of the mountain wins the big prize and will compete on The Challenge World something something.
Leg one is a puzzle and a long swim, Desi and Enzo are paired up and Sarah is alone. Enzo, in true Enzo fashion, quits mid-swim robbing Desi of her winnings and the opportunity to continue on.
This was a clear indicator to me that I was not going to enjoy the rest of this final, and I sure didn’t. Danny and Cayla finish first and bank five points each.
The new pairings for the second leg are: Danny/Angela, Tyson/Sarah and Dom/Justine, with Cayla running solo. After a long sprint, it’s time for an eating challenge! I love these.
They have to eat an entire onion, full garlic cloves and an entire thermos of lemon juice. Which is honestly pretty low-level for The Challenge? After finishing one onion and garlic cloves they must do some math. Angela and Danny bank first place points on this one after Angela uses her cooking skill as a vegan.
For some reason the episode is STILL going and there are new pairs for this next leg. Dom/Cayla, Angela/Tyson and Sarah/Danny, with Justine going alone. Here, they must memorize a series of numbers, collect a decoder and run along a path. After adding up the numbers and using the decoder, they have to unscramble letters to form a phrase. Tyson and Angela crack the code first and win the leg, while Justine times out.
Final check point (before the final leg much to Justine’s surprise) It’s now Danny/Justine, Tyson/Cayla and Dom/Sarah, with Angela alone. It’s the overnight portion, and duos must move a huge mound of rubble, while their partner gets some rest. With Angela being alone, she’s at a serious disadvantage but has half of the rubble of the pairings. She ‘opts’ to sleep instead, figuring she’ll take last place points in exchange for being fully charged for Day 2. Instead of production getting involved and confirming that she wants to quit… Her “strategy” comes back to bite her: When TJ wakes them up bright and early in their smelly tent, he asks her what happened, then he disqualifies her. This final is a mess but Dom and Sarah win five points for the task.
The competitors are paired no more and individuals again. With some puzzles along the way, and a snowy and cold footrace to the top of a mountain (a Challenge classic)If the players finish the task, the money in their individual bank accounts is theirs. Also, points for this portion are doubled, so the first person place gets a whopping 10 points added to their overall scores.
Following a hexagon shape puzzle, Tyson takes a quick lead for the men, while Justine leads for the women. The second puzzle is a batch of Sudoku puzzles, and this is where we get all the quitters. Danny completes the puzzle with ease and grabs the lead while Tyson, Dom, Justine and Cayla are bested by the number puzzle and the frigid air/weather and quit. All 4 leave with 0 dollars and a quitter title.
Sarah is meanwhile, stuck at the first puzzle with no idea that anyone else has quit. She assumes she’s playing for 3rd in the women’s portion. She pushes through and completes both puzzles eventually meeting Danny and TJ at the top of the mountain. Mr. Lavin tells the two that everyone else quit, and that not only will they split the quitter’s bank accounts but the 500,000 prize as well.
Remember when I said my favourite moment of the episode was the Kiki/Zoe call? Well, I did not mean the first one, I meant Danny telling his family that he won. Very reminiscent of Ashley Mitchell calling her mom at the end of Invasion Of The Champions.
What did we learn this season? It’s f*ck Enzo and Sarah is unlikeable no matter what show she’s on. Oh! And Danny is a sodoku master?