Godfrey Mangwiza is going to be an interesting player to watch going into “Big Brother Canada 3.” At the moment, he’s the closest thing the show has to a villain before the season even starts. Most other people, especially in their preseason interviews with the media, want to give the impression that they are going to be nice and completely turn things around inside. Godfrey is already saying that he wants to stir up trouble, and that immediately makes us hope that he lasts a while.
The one thing that we should note here for you is that we don’t know how he’s come across in other interviews. We chatted with him before “ET Canada” did their segments on the show, and we’ve tried to steer clear of most other material so that we can judge him based on our conversation. If you’ve seen some of these questions before in our other exclusive “Big Brother Canada” interviews with the cast (head over here to take a look), the reason why is probably because we tried to ask most everyone the same thing for the sake of fairness. After all, these people talk about almost everything when they get into the game!
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
My name is Godfrey, and I’m 22 years old right now. I don’t really work because I’m still going to school. I’m in my fourth year at the University of Toronto. I’m majoring in psychology and sociology. (Note: He is originally from Zimbabwe.)
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
Honestly, it’s just the cash! Definitely the [money] is tempting me, man! I watched the two seasons, and I said ‘I have what it takes to win this game.’ That is definitely my motivation right now.
If you could compare yourself to someone from either BB Canada or BB USA, who would it be?
Like I’d have to say personality-wise, I’d compare myself to Paul. But game strategy-wise, I’d want to compare myself to someone like Emmett, who is very low-key and under-the-radar, and not making too much noise in the house.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
My educational background. I don’t really come across like someone who goes to school; most people think I’m just someone who chills in the streets, man.
What’s your basic strategy going into the house?
My strategy is to cause drama, get everybody distracted. But you don’t want them to know that you’re the source of the drama! So I’m going to be low-key, causing drama and have people basically go at it and I can go under the radar. You know how this game works!
Is there any one thing you are the most excited to do this season?
The one thing I’m the most excited to do is see what the house is like. See how big it is, see what kind of people I’m sleeping next to, that kind of stuff, and of course the Diary Room!
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
My paranoia. I would be getting worried, because I don’t really trust people that much. That would be my biggest obstacle going into the house, just being able to build trust with somebody.
What are hoping to get out of the show: Money, fame, love, or just a good time?
I’m okay with anything I get, man! My main focus is the cash, but if I can get famous or get some fans, that’d be [great].
If there is one message you would pass along to the Canadian public before entering the game, what would it be?
Just get ready for a whole bunch of unpredictable stuff, and if you’re going to be on the show, don’t be on the same season as me because you’re going to lose.
Our prediction – We hope that Godfrey lasts for a long time, since what he is talking about here is super-entertaining and there’s nobody else this season even remotely like him. We don’t really think that it will work out for him, though. He is choosing a very high-risk way to play this game, and while he may know psychology, people are going to have so much free time to be paranoid themselves they may figure out his mindgames.
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