Welcome to our Big Brother Canada 6 pre-game interview series! We recently had a chance to speak with the houseguests leading up to the start of this new season, premiering on Global on March 7, as we’ve done years in the past. The goal this year was to find out a little bit about these players strategically, but also a little more about them as people. We want to know why they’re going to be interesting personalities to watch over the coming months and where they are coming from.
If you want to get some other Big Brother Canada pre-game interviews, you can do so by visiting this link.
In this article, the focus is on one of the most unique contestants this season in Rozina Yaqub. She’s not your typical Big Brother player — she feels like someone you’d actually meet at the grocery store or live next door to in Toronto. She’s friendly, fun, and she’s going to be a blast to watch on the live feeds. Rozina is one of 14 houseguests in the game from the jump.
Take a look at the pre-game interview below.
CarterMatt – Tell me about yourself — your name, your age, and where you’re from.
Rozina Yaqub – I’m Rozina, I’m 49 years old and I’m from Toronto.
What do you do for a living?
I used to work in retail, but right now nothing. My passion is teaching little kids religion. I’m a religious educator, too. Originally I am from Pakistan but I was raised in Kuwait and I came to Canada. I love it here.
Three years back I was diagnosed with breast cancer, went through it, and survived it!
What made you want to be on Big Brother Canada this season?
After breast cancer I just thought ‘what do I have to do different’? I go to work, come home, and take care of the kids. I wanted to do something that was just for me and not for anybody else. My boys were the ones who said ‘do you want to try out for Big Brother‘ and I said ‘sure! Let’s try.’ That’s what made me apply!
Are you a fan of the show?
I watched last year, the entire show, and then I watched all of the shows again.
What’s your strategy for winning this season?
I’m not a very strong personally physically, but mentally and emotionally I’m good. So I’m going to do my talking, be social with everybody, and try to build the best alliance that I can to get further into the game.
Beyond that I love to cook — maybe my cooking can help me, because everyone could like me.
Who are you most like from past Big Brother seasons, US or Canada?
I’m like Cassandra (laughs) because she talks a lot and I love her to death! She didn’t win any comps but she talked and talked and I loved her.
What’s the one part of your life at home you’re going to miss the most in the game?
What I’m going to miss is what I’m going to get back through being on Big Brother. I’ll tell you why. We are a dysfunctional family all the time — I’ve got loud, rowdy boys. That’s what I’m going to get in Big Brother! I’m not going to miss a lot of it. I’m going to do cooking, which I certainly do at home.
The only thing that I’m going to miss is the social media. I’m so hooked up on it! That’s the only thing that I’m going to miss.
Who is your biggest idol in life and why?
Oprah and my mother! Two strong women. I totally believe that women are always strong. Oprah has proven time and time again what she has done and she has given back to society. Same with my mother. She lost my dad very early, but even with young girls and being in a third-world country where women are not considered to be strong, she worked hard and got us out here. She raised us to be brave girls. I admire both women. They’re the best people I can think of who work hard and get things achieved.
How are you going to keep live feed viewers at home entertained?
With lots and lots of life, and lots and lots of backstabbing people and probably lots and lots of me talking too much.
Besides the money, what are you hoping to get out of this season?
You know what? After the cancer I decided that every time I go to a new place, I have to pick something new up. Even from a personal that I don’t like, I think in terms of ‘what did I get out of that person.’
For me to put myself into a situation where I am going to live with somebody I don’t know, I am going to try and take the best from them. Maybe I will be able to give my best to them in turn, but most of all I want to take something good out of each of them.
Probably one of the best pre-game interviews this season. We’re not looking at a winner candidate here, but she’s someone so full of life and passion and bravery. By far, this is the person we’d probably want to sit down and talk to for an hour more so than almost anyone else this season.
What’s your take on Rozina Yaqub?
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