Season(s) Previously Played: 21
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Current City: Long Island, N.Y.
Occupation: Podcast host
Nicole placed third and was voted America’s Favorite Houseguest for her season.
Why do you want to play Big Brother again? I want vindication! Last time, Michie got my confetti, and this time it is mine. I want it. I want to make it all the way to finale night again, especially since I like to see everything I do through to its completion; I want the title of Big Brother winner; I want the prize money to really change my sisters’ and my lives (i.e., move-out of my parents’ house, get a car, get my own studio equipment for Eric and my podcast and shows, and start my life as an independent individual).
What is your strategy for winning the game? My strategy for winning the game is to rely heavily on my social game and on being underestimated. I know that I am kind, loyal and empathetic, so I am going to utilize that to be a listening ear and “a number” for others. I am hoping to be “in good” with each pair, trio, group, etc. that I observe in the house so that they will all want to keep me around. Hopefully, as the game progresses, people will go after each other as the “bigger fish,” which will allow me to become higher on each person’s totem pole. Of course, I plan on winning competitions and making the moves that will most benefit my game and put me in a good position moving forward, but I know my strongest asset is how well I treat, and interact with, others.
How does this strategy differ from the last time you played? Last time I played, this was my strategy, but I too soon into the season opened my mouth about a large group alliance despite being in a decent spot with each pair within that alliance, which got me into some trouble. This time, I know to lay lower in the beginning so as not to draw too much attention to myself. Additionally, last time I played, I was not as comfortable entering competitions. Now that I do have competition wins under my belt, I feel comfortable going into the house, winning competitions early if I can and making the moves that will benefit my game the most. Also, last time, I was not always the most comfortable when it came to entering rooms wherein others were speaking and involving myself in their conversations. This time, I plan on doing that a lot more and not shying away from it.