Given how messy the “Big Brother Canada” house can be, isn’t it kind of the producers to cast someone in Christine Kelsey who knows a thing or two about cleaning it up? (Yes, we did just go for the most obvious joke ever. We promise that we’ll abstain the rest of the article.)
In the interview below, you can find out a little bit more about the oldest houseguest this season, someone looking to buck the trend of older players not making it all the way to the end, and someone who seems to at least have the knowledge necessarily to figure out a few things in the house.
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
I’m Christine Kelsey, I’m 47, I’m from Vancouver, and I’m a house-cleaner.
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
I watched it 16 years ago, and I said ‘I’m going to be on that show.’ I waited for it to come to Canada, and here I am.
If you could compare yourself to someone from ‘Big Brother Canada’ or ‘Big Brother US,’ who would it be?
Well I’ve always said that I’m a combination of four: Gary, Peter, Talla, and Sarah. I’m like a mixture of all of them. Gary because he’s very energetic and entertaining to the house, and he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him. Peter because he stands off and observes and doesn’t really like people. Talla because, while she’s lovable, she’s very ditzy, and Sarah because she’s kind of a hippie and doesn’t believe in marriage or government. All of these things I have.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
With people who know me, nothing surprises them because I’m that way. Anything could happen. For people who don’t know me, most people are surprised that I’m a house-cleaner, actually. (Laughs.)
Do you have a specific strategy entering the house?
I feel like strategies are [something that] you have to assess because every house is different, and every houseguest is different. I’m going to wing it, and kind of lay low at the beginning and let the big guys fight it out before coming in halfway through.
What makes you think that you’ll be able to make it all the way to the end and win?
I think I just have a lot of aspects that will get me to the end. I think I can get in with the [right people]. I don’t think I’ll be great at the competitions, but my social game will work that out. I’m just going to hope for the best.
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
It could be challenges and being too social.
Other than winning the money, what’s the one thing you’re hoping to get out of this experience?
Other than the cash, which is really my main focus? It’s really a challenge to see if I could do it.
In closing, what do you want to say to Canada? Why should they be excited to see you this season?
I’m going to be very entertaining. I have a few different personalities that are going to come out, and if I’m there long enough people are going to see each one! I’ll be quite the show.
Overall impression – We’re pretty beholden to asking the same question to every houseguest for the purpose of fairness, which is somewhat of a shame given that we could have really followed up on the “different personalities.” We wish she elaborated a little bit more on her life and her plans in the house; while we’re worried about her being one of the older players in a very-young house, she does seem to understand some of the game and how to play it.
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