On paper, we are predisposed to like Neeley Jackson of “Big Brother: Over the Top.” She hails from Fort Worth, Texas, which is a place not too far from where we grew up. Also, it’s nice anytime we get people over thirty in this game since it really does feel like a once-in-a-blue-moon sort of thing these days.
Unfortunately, after watching her video / reading her spotlight, we can’t say that we’re all too confident in her chances. We like that she’s got a big personality and should be fun too watch, but she feels almost like a combination of Da’Vonne and Sindy with an S, and if you look at their overall performance in their seasons, neither finished in all that great a spot their first time out. (Remember, Sindy was brought back with a twist.)
Bio – She’s a 33-year old sales associate from Fort Worth, she loves dogs and music, and apparently she fancies herself the next Janelle. She also apparently hates Ian Terry, which makes her more or less the anti-Big Meech. (We also don’t really think of Ian as a “big baby” as she describes him.)
Strengths – We do think that she is someone who will fight hard to stay in the game, she’ll do her best in competitions, and she’s going to try to make alliances. She’s the sort of player who if she makes it far, could have the respect of either the voters or America.
Weaknesses – Unfortunately, she’s almost like a Joey in that she’s someone who will have a really hard time actually make that happen. She’s a little too interested in getting into a showmance and playing the flirt card, and she also would like to do a women’s alliance, even if she knows that it never works. She’s giving all of the vibes of someone who’s going to go in the game, be endlessly entertaining, and then implode within a few weeks.
Prediction – We more or less just spelled that out! We do like that Neeley is a part of the show since she’ll give us some fun stuff to discuss this season while she’s around, but there’s nothing about her screams “destined to go far.” We don’t know if she has a good grasp on what it means to play strategically and win, and is here more to be a big character. As someone who grew up in the DFW area we’re pulling for her, but we gotta take off those blinders when looking at her game.