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 Ali Martinez, one of the many contestants this season to come from a diverse background. She’s someone ready for anything in this game, and to go along with that she knows the show well enough to be a strategic force to be reckoned with. Ali Martinez 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.
Ali Martinez – My name is Alejandra Martinez but I go by Ali. I’m originally from El Salvador — I grew up in Winnipeg but when I turned 19, I moved out to Vancouver all by myself. I’ve been living out there the last ten years.
What do you do for a living?
I’m actually a personal trainer!
What made you want to be on Big Brother Canada this season?
I’ve been a huge fan of the show ever since I was 11 years old. I’ve seen every single episode of the show, some of them two or three times. I’ve been a huge fan — I love the concept and how it tests people and pushes them outside of their comfort zone and tests their physical capabilities and mental capabilities. It’s a really cool concept and it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
What’s your strategy for winning this season?
I think my strategy going into it is not to have a super-strict strategy and be adaptable and ever-changing with whatever is happening inside the house. I think you need to have an idea [of what to do], and my idea is to work on my social game and try to build really strong relationships with every single person in the house. Some will probably be stronger than others, but hopefully I will have a really strong bond that will help to carry me through, and help to ensure that people do things for me at certain times in the game. I just want to be a chameleon and adapt to whatever is happening inside the house.
Who are you most like from past Big Brother seasons, US or Canada?
Between US and Canada I would love to say Janelle, probably my favorite female player of all time. She just kept things quirky and sexy and sassy, but she is also a competition beast. I would love to say I’m like her, but I don’t know if I’m that athletic! I’d probably say I’m a bit like Ika since she’s very sassy and unapologetic. I would love to say I’m a mix of those two.
What’s the one part of your life at home you’re going to miss the most in the game?
Definitely just friends and family, my support system. I know that there are going to be tough days in the house and it’s going to be really hard not having the people you know and trust there to pick your spirits back up when you need it. I’m going to have to dig deep in order to pick myself up. That’s going to be probably the most challenging for me — not really being able to talk to some of the people back home.
Who is your biggest idol in life and why?
Other than Jennifer Lopez? (Laughs.) Probably my mom. I know that’s corny but she really is my biggest role model. She really sacrificed everything in hopes of giving me and my sister a better life — so did my dad, but I really love that my mom is a risk-taker and she embodies what a strong woman is in my eyes. If I can be just half the woman she is I think I’m doing all right.
How are you going to keep live feed viewers at home entertained?
Just sheer entertainment! I’m going to have to entertain myself in that house since they are taking all my goodies away — no TV, music, or social media. I’m going to have to play some hide-and-go-seek or pranks or just dancing, acting a fool. I’m going to have to do a lot to entertain myself, so hopefully that is going to entertain some of the people at home.
Besides the money, what are you hoping to get out of this season?
I’m hoping to grow a little bit as a person. This will be probably the only time in life when I’m really disconnected from just about everything — like with the internet and the world. Hopefully this is a chance for huge growth for me as an individual. Hopefully some new friendships and some love from Canada when I get out.
Other than her maybe being too obvious a threat as a personal trailer there’s a lot to like about Ali! She came across as very personable and a great conversationalist. If she’s willing to put forth a great effort after doing so many pre-game interviews during the day to stand out, that does often signal someone who has a good shot at winning the game.
What’s your take?
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