While “Big Brother 17” houseguest Audrey Middleton is making history by being the show’s first transgender competitor, she’s also a legitimate superfan who is ready to control the house and do whatever it takes to win the $500,000 prize.
“I’ve seen every season, every show,” the 25-year-old tells Zap2it. Her favorite season was 2006’s “All-Stars”: “I feel that was kind of the Super Bowl event for ‘Big Brother.'”
But it’s Season 14 that stands out the most to Middleton, largely due to Dan Gheesling’s masterful game play, which included throwing his own funeral in the house. “He’s the magician of ‘Big Brother,'” she explains.
That isn’t how she’s planning to play the game, though.
“My strategy is to be really dynamic socially. I want to go in there and find something that I have in common with each person and just build off of that foundation,” Middleton says.
Her “Big Brother” allies should be wary, because that social strategy is just a means to an end for Middleton. In fact, she openly admits she’s inspired by TV serial killer Dexter Morgan.
“I want to have my own collection of organized blood slides of every fallen houseguest I’ve had a hand in dismantling,” she says with a smile. “I don’t want to kick people while they’re down, but if they get in my way I’m going to have to push them out.”
Not surprising, Middleton is a “fan of strong women,” rattling off her appreciation of past houseguests Janelle Pierzina, Rachel Riley, Amanda Zuckerman and Britney Haynes. However, she doesn’t think a showmance is in the cards.
“I’m very single, but I’m not in the season to date,” Middleton shares. “I love the [show] couples as a fan, but they just don’t ever make it to the end. So I’m just not going to really make myself vulnerable to that.”
She’s happy to play matchmaker for the other houseguests though and flirt if need be. Martyrs and career victims can step to the side though.
“Save it. I’m a very empathetic person, but I’m not going to be somebody’s therapist … I can’t deal with all those emotional people.”
“Big Brother 17” will kick off with a special two-night premiere on Wednesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 25 at 8 p.m.