“Grande Fratello” is the name of the edition of “Big Brother” in Italy where Veronica Graf hails from, and out of all of the international houseguests competing this season, we admit right off the bat that she is the one we know the least about. We’ve found online that she has a modeling history, but other than knowing that the Italian show follows international rules, there’s not too much else we know about her version of the show or even her, given that she was apparently an early boot back in 2014.
What we can at least offer you today are some highlights from our brief pre-game chat with Veronic,a using some of the same questions we asked some of the other international contenders on “Big Brother Canada.” In case you missed it, the twist this year is that Canada will vote on two of the four contenders (one man and one woman) to enter the house; Veronica is up against Nikki Grahame from ‘Big Brother UK.’ (You can vote here!)
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
I’m Veronica, I’m 26, and I’m from Italy. I do ‘Big Brother’ in Italy, and this is my second experience with ‘Big Brother.’ I think this will be a little different here in Canada.
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
To see new people, and to [be seen over in North America].
For those who didn’t see you previously on Big Brother, how would you describe your experience?
For me it was too short, and I had some situations with other girls in the house and I was very upset sometimes. It was [hectic] every day and really hard, but a good experience.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
That I’m really tough. People think I look like a Barbie, but I’m not really like that.
Do you have a specific strategy entering the house?
No, I don’t have a strategy. I want to be myself, and be nice and to get to know the other people. [In order for me to win], it’s enough to be myself.
What makes you think that you’ll be able to make it all the way to the end and win?
I’ll be myself, and I’ll be nice to everyone since [I don’t know what’s next].
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
I hate every time of game with a ball. (Laughs.) I am a dancer and a swimmer, but I hate every game like volleyball, or basketball.
Other than winning the money, what’s the one thing you’re hoping to get out of this experience?
Everything, from the people to myself. I feel like I can really change. Hopefully we’ll all be friends for the rest of our lives.
In closing, what do you want to say to Canada? Why should they be excited to see you this season?
Because I’m so different from everyone in Canada! It’s fun to see me in this house. It’ll be really strange, and really fun. I’m a competitor.
Overall impression – Veronica is going to have a hard time getting in the house, mostly because she’s competing against someone in Nikki who may be one of the most-famous British contestants ever and has a huge fan base. We think she probably would be fun, but she is one of those people who is hard to read in an interview. We felt the same way about Pilar last season and she ended up having a lot of fun moments.