Friday, July 13, 2007

A Reality Check With ... Carol Journey (CBS's "Big Brother 8")

On last night’s Big Brother 8, 21-year-old Carol Journey became the first houseguest to be evicted from the house. She attends University of Kansas and is the daughter of Kansas Senator Phil Journey. When Carol arrived at the big brother house, she found that her high school rival, Jessica Hughbanks, was also in the house. Carol spends time with RealityCheckByGina to talk about old rivals & new housemates.

RC: What made you want to be a part of Big Brother? Were you a fan of previous seasons?
Carol: Honestly, I had never watched a season before the whole audition process. To be frank, I had no intention of ever being on a reality show. I just wanted to finish my degree, get on with my whole, and be an adult. This was never something I intended to do.

RC: Was it hard to adjust to being confined to a house & cut off from the rest of the world?
Carol: It wasn’t necessarily being confined that was hard. It was being followed by cameras, having no privacy, and being paranoid the entire time

RC: When you heard housemates had rivals in the house, did you think you would be the one to have a rival?
Carol: I had no idea that I would be one of the ones to have a rival. I couldn’t think of anything that would be entertaining, in my opinion, about a conflict in my life. I really did not think it would be me.
RC: What is the main problem between you & Jessica, besides you once owed her five dollars?
Carol: I have no idea what the cause of the conflict would be. We were best of friends in middle school. In 8th grade, we got into a fight about I don’t know what. Apparently, five dollars. It was 7 years ago, I was 13. It had to be something so pathetic & petty that it wasn’t even significant. I just remember a fight on my front porch, we were yelling at each other, and I went in the house & slammed the door. We went to school the next day & ignored each other.

RC: You handled yourself well sitting with host Julie Chen last night watching the nasty things Jessica said about you. What was going through your mind?
Carol: When I saw the things that Jessica said about me, at first, I was angry. I was like, “Are you kidding me?” I never said one thing about her while I was in the house. I gave her the benefit of the doubt. I felt bad for her, she showed America how immature she is, and that’s sad that that’s how she wants to show herself.

RC: What friendships did you form in the house during your time on Big Brother?Carol: I had a great time with Jen & with Kail. I think those two girls are amazing & I wish them the best of luck. I’m so excited that Jen is HOH. I hope she kicks Jessica outta there! The boys were sketchy though, not so much friend-types.

RC: You only received 1 vote to stay in the house. Were you hurt or were you just up against a tougher competitor, Amber?
Carol: I did not think that Amber was a tough competitor at all! Nobody wants to be the odd man out, nobody wants to cause that vote that would make them a target for next week. Everyone wanted to vote me out because they didn’t want to stir up competition or make it a close vote, like a 5-6.

RC: What do you think contributed to you being the first one evicted from the Big Brother house?
Carol: It was simply the fact that, to the other players, I was willing & able to go home & okay with it. Amber was crying every 5 minutes saying, “Please, please, I can’t go home” where as I was saying I was homesick. I was ready to go home the minute I walked out my front door. It’s okay, I didn’t go for the money, I went because I thought it would be fun.

RC: Have you watched any of the show yet & were you surprised to learn anything once leaving the house?
Carol: I have not been able to watch any of the shows until after my interviews. You can call me back after I watch them & I’ll tell you what I think!

RC: What are your future plans?
Carol: I am going back to college. I’m on summer vacation so I didn’t have to take a break. I’m going back to University of Kansas, then I’ll get a job, and be an adult. I’m a business/marketing major. I have a dream of becoming an executive CEO of a marketing firm & dominating!

A new episode of Big Brother airs this Sunday on CBS

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