Does “Big Brother Canada” have its own Beast Mode Cowboy in Jared Kesler? We’re not going to say that just yet, but we know he sees some similarities between himself and the season 16 U.S. contestant. He’s going to bring some of the same cowboy style, but with his own personality and a desire to be a little more low-key than Caleb ever was. He knows the show moderately well, and seems game for anything that Canada throws at him. Does that make him a contender? Not necessarily, but he at least has a moderate shot at going far.
Earlier this week, we had a chance to chat via phone with the pipeline worker while he was in sequester. Take a look at his responses below!
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
I’m from Winnipeg, Manitoba, I’m 24 years old, and I currently work in the oil fields and in construction, as well as [doing some work as a] firefighter.
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
It kind of just fell in my lap. I’ve been watching the show from the beginning, so it was nice to have an opportunity to just put my money where my mouth is instead of screaming at a TV, and see how well I could do.
So what’s your knowledge base? Are you a big fan of the show?
Yeah, mostly the American one. I haven’t really had much time during the winter months to really sit down and watch the Canadian one. It’s a busy time for me. I’m excited to see what kind of twists the Canadian one has in comparison to the American one.
If you could compare yourself to someone from ‘Big Brother Canada’ or ‘Big Brother US’ that you’ve seen from your homework, who would it be?
I guess Beast Mode Cowboy, just because we both have the cowboy boots! Otherwise I don’t really know, I’m not good with names; he’s one of the most-recent ones that I would compare myself to.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
I’m a pretty sensitive person, I guess. I can open up and talk to people. I think my physical exterior kind of hides the fact that I have two sisters and I’m pretty easy to talk to.
Do you have a specific strategy entering the house?
Obviously I’m sure it is going to change when I get to the house, but for right now I’d like to be the polite person who gets to know everyone on a personal level. Like, if people have kids, try to get to know their kids’ names so that people don’t view me as an opponent but also a friend in the house. I just want to lay low and not be targeted; I don’t want to be a leader by any means, and kind of let other people shoot themselves in the foot while I’m off in the background.
What makes you think that you’ll be able to make it all the way to the end and win?
If I didn’t think I would be able to, I probably wouldn’t be here wasting my time. I think personality will take me a long way, and I get along with a lot of people, and keep away from a lot of the drama.
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
Talking too much. I just gotta shut my trap, let other people do the talking.
Other than winning the money, what’s the one thing you’re hoping to get out of this experience?
Just the experience in general. A lot of my friends have traveled the world while I’ve been in school working, so it’ll definitely be the cool way to experience life in general.
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 the happy-go-lucky person that keeps people entertained, and try to keep people excited in the house.
Overall impression – Jared’s not the most talkative person in the world, but there are some blue-collar people (Adel, Bruno) who have gone pretty far on the show this season and he could fit that bill. Jared’s got a cadence that suggests that he’ll be fairly easygoing. Here’s the one thing that we’re worried about: Is he going to be proactive, and know when to protect himself? We could easily see him getting played.
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