‘Big Brother Canada 4’ pre-game exclusive: Jase Wirey from ‘Big Brother 5,’ ‘All-Stars’ wants another shot
When we woke up extremely early this week to interview the cast of “Big Brother Canada” season 4, Jase Wirey was definitely not a name we anticipated seeing or hearing. There hasn’t been an international “Big Brother” experiment like this in North America (we can’t speak for any other part of the world), and we suspected that his story was over with “Big Brother All-Stars,” which came on the heels of him being the fifth person evicted from “Big Brother 5.”
This season, Jase is one of four international contestants who need Canada’s vote in order to make it into the house. One man and one woman will be selected, and he’s up against “Big Brother Australia” star Tim Dormer in hopes of getting in. (Vote here!)
In our pre-game interview below, Jase explains his thought process entering the game, and how he thinks he has changed in many ways since first being on the show. (In case you’re wondering why we didn’t get more in-depth with Jase on certain subjects related to his U.S. game, we tried to ask all the players roughly the same questions for the sake of fairness pre-game.)
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
I’m Jase, I’m a ghost from ‘Big Brother’ past, and I sell burritos from my truck that I also live in when I’m not appearing on reality shows.
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
They called me and asked me to do it, and whenever you play ‘Big Brother,’ it’s like chess. If you get offered a chance to play, why wouldn’t you play? It’s an awesome experience.
For those who didn’t see you previously on Big Brother, how would you describe your experience?
I can’t wait to describe my experience to people who don’t my experience in the house. I think I’m going to be able to use that to my advantage.
[As for the general public], I’m one of the chosen of the ‘Big Brother America’ [group] that is in the family, and I feel like Canada is a big family. After the game, after you all go through a tragic bus crash together, it’s weird and you have a huge bond. I loved being on ‘Big Brother 5’ and I loved being on ‘Big Brother All-Stars,’ I’d loved the producers and the whole staff. It’s been a really positive experience for me in my life.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
I think everything about me surprises people. Let’s be honest: With me, you have no idea what you’re going to get next … If there’s something about me that doesn’t surprise someone, that surprises me. Write that down.
Do you have a specific strategy entering the house?
I do, but at this time we all know the strategies that you enter the house [with] are tossed in the wind. I will keep my little strategy tucked under my little headband, my bandanna right now as I am wearing one … let’s see what happens when I get there.
What makes you think that you’ll be able to make it all the way to the end and win?
When I was in ‘Big Brother 5,’ my strategy was to conquer, destroy, and be the villain, and it was a blast. I loved every minute of it. Now, I’m going peace, love, monkey-grease. I want to be the person who relates to everyone … I’m not going to be a super d**k. I say now that (laughs). I’m going to embrace the moment, and I’m going to cherish the moment, and I feel fortunate again to have the moment. If there’s a positive [person] in the house, who wants to get rid of that guy, especially after I pick off all of the dudes in the house one by one and it’s all the ladies left. You know what ladies do when they are all alone in the house; they turn on each other! I will float my little self to the end.
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
My biggest weakness this time would be that I don’t even think that I have a weakness.
Other than winning the money, what’s the one thing you’re hoping to get out of this experience?
I want to win! Listen, I did ‘Big Brother 5’ and producers were crying when I left because I propelled the show, I was one of the golden boys. ‘Big Brother All-Stars’ I went into the house and didn’t feel like I had a chance because there were six members of season 6, whatever. I honestly feel like I have a chance to win. One day, one of my grandsons is going to say ‘he finally won Big Brother Canada, it’s gonna be lucky and have a maple leaf on it, and then he went on Big Brother Canada All-Stars and won that one too.’
In closing, what do you want to say to Canada? Why should they be excited to see you this season?
Honestly, I love Canada. I joke, but I do. It was so weird. The day I got the call to be on ‘Big Brother Canada’ I had this feeling come over me where I thought the ‘Big Brother USA’ people were going to be contacting me. Two hours later, no kidding at all, [I got a call] that mentioned ‘Big Brother Canada.’ I arrived on my birthday. I feel this weird sort of … Do you ever wonder if we craft our own destiny before we arrive on planet Earth? I feel if we do, this is all a part of my destiny.
Now, that’s pretty deep and weird, but I don’t know. Also, I got this northern thing in my heart. I always wanted to move north; I could be an off-the-gridder in Alaska. I’ve got this northern thing inside of me. Canada is such a warm, embracing cornucopia of feelings for me.
Overall impression – Jase was pretty polarizing the first time, and we don’t think that much has changed. He’ll bring a lot to the show if he makes it into the proper game (which we think he will, given how many U.S. viewers watch this show), but we’re not sure he has the “chill” factor necessarily to go far.
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