We’ve had a heck of a fun time over the past several days transcribing some of our “Big Brother Canada 4” pre-game interviews, but we are now sad to say that we’ve come to the end of the road with Dallas Cormier. He’s a blue-collar guy, someone with a unique skill set, and seemingly someone who could have the sort of personality that would attract people to him in the house.
Without further ado, let’s dive in and see what he has to say about his game.
Tell us about yourself: Your name, where you’re from, your age, and what you do for a living.
My name is Dallas Cormier, I’m 24 years young, I’m from Saint John, New Brunswick, and I’m a journeyman welder.
What made you want to try out for Big Brother Canada this year?
I’m a superfan, but a foreman at work told me that ‘you gotta try, you gotta at least go down and apply.’ I went down, man, one thing lead to another, and here I stand. I’m extremely fortunate and grateful, and I’m just excited.
So what’s your knowledge base? Are you a big fan of the show?
Yeah, I’ve been watching ’em since ‘Big Brother’ USA.
If you could compare yourself to someone from ‘Big Brother Canada’ or ‘Big Brother US,’ who would it be?
I’m going to be a little bit of James [Huling] from this past season of ‘Big Brother’ USA, and I’m going to be a little bit of Kevin [Martin] from ‘Big Brother Canada’ last season.
What’s something about you that would surprise people?
My competitive nature, for sure. I look like an easygoing guy, but when my game face is on, man, I go hard.
Do you have a specific strategy entering the house?
I do. I’m going to go in there and form a strong alliance with a female and a male in the house, because at some point in the game it comes down to a numbers game between eight guys and four girls, then the girls start to chew on their nails a little bit and start coming after the guys. I want to have a girl and a guy I feel like I can trust, because if the girls are throwing a little bit of shade my way, maybe she’ll give me a heads-up, and vice-versa.
What makes you think that you’ll be able to make it all the way to the end and win?
Just my strong will, man. My personality — I’m going to play a strong social game, make alliances early. I’m a very competitive person. I’m going to go in there, though, be a little target, and try to coast all the way through.
What do you think your biggest weakness could be?
My biggest weakness is that I’m a little too trusting. I give people the benefit of the doubt, but when I put my game face on I think it may go out the window. It’s one of those things you’re just going to have to see during the experience. You can say you’re going to do this or that, but talk is cheap.
Other than winning the money, what’s the one thing you’re hoping to get out of this experience?
Just the experience, itself man. You can be sitting on your couch saying ‘I’d kill to be on that and I’d kill this or that,’ but now I’m going to go from the couch to a spot in the house. It’s a great feeling; the whole process was a crazy experience, and I’m just looking forward to every minute of it.
In closing, what do you want to say to Canada? Why should they be excited to see you this season?
I’m an all-around good Canadian kid, man. I’m fun-loving, I’m going to be the class clown of the ‘Big Brother’ house. I’m going to keep them happy, intrigued, and wondering what I got lined up next.
Overall impression – We almost think that Dallas is Kevin Martin meets Jon Pardy, since he’s got a little bit of strategy mixed with this sort of humble, everyman demeanor. If he can play off being as unassuming and as fun as he did in this interview, he’s got a good shot to go a long way.
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