It takes about twenty seconds to start rolling our eyes a little bit about Clay Honeycutt as a “Big Brother 17” contestant. He says that he is a superfan, and then mentions almost immediately afterward that he had never heard of the show until this year. He’s an obvious recruit who will almost definitely get into a showmance, last for a little while, and will probably have at least some fans and some haters.
Interestingly, he’s also been in the headlines lately; at some point before getting into the house for the show, his place was robbed and a ton of his stuff was stolen. We’re sure that this will not stop him from being a part of the season, but it is an immediate distraction for the graduate student / former Texas A&M football player.
First Impression – He’s a Southern guy who is going to have some women probably infatuated right away. He’s fairly humble, soft-spoken, and he’ll probably not rub anyone the wrong way at first. If he makes it far enough, you run the risk of him winning the majority of the challenges, and he may be able to win at the end depending on who he is with.
Worst Impression – The guy claims that he doesn’t want to embarrass himself or his family on the show, and we don’t think he’s going to want to be disloyal. He’s probably hoping that he can get some fan following so that he can stay in the spotlight, but we don’t really think that he will understand the game enough to be a great player.
Ultimately, we’re thinking Clay goes ironically about as far as Jeff did on his season. Also, we feel like he says “at the end of the day” enough to be almost a carbon copy of Beast Mode Cowboy.
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