Frankie Grande was evicted from Big Brother last night after an impressive run of competition wins offset by an often over-the-top, seemingly constant “on” performance that left him as easily the most polarizing character on Big Brother 16. The Frankie I met in our preseason interview soon gave way to someone who seemed to be on a 90-day audition as he transitioned from one character to the next and eventually pushing his sister’s fame so much even CBS referred to him simply as “Ariana’s brother.”
Frankie’s role on Team America gave him the opportunity to raise funds for his charity as well as repeatedly put his one time close ally Zach in the danger zone. Certainly an interesting divide of behavior to watch this season which I’m sure managed to earn him plenty of fans as he leaves the game and returns to his life as a YouTube personality.
I had the chance to ask Frankie about some of his more notable moments in the season, but when it came to the topics of his choice words toward HGs like Jocasta, Victoria, and Nicole those questions did not make the cut. I imagine plenty of Big Brother fans will pose those questions to him soon enough.
Matthew Boyer – Big Brother Network (BBN): When we spoke preseason you were concerned someone would recognize you. Since that did not happen even with clues of your name and sister’s name, why did you decide to reveal your sister’s fame and did it help your game?
Frankie Grande: I had hit rock bottom and I knew that for me to continue on in this game, I had to do something drastic. The time I chose to reveal my true identity and who my family really is, was not only perfect but necessary. I ultimately went from going home, to one of the last men standing. So yes, I think it helped.
BBN: Your announcement that you were playing for charity is a great benefit for that organization and was certainly a surprise since you hadn’t mentioned that in our interview. Did you have to improvise that plan to help your position in the game? Will you be donating your entire Big Brother earnings to the charity?
Frankie: I have always been playing this game for charity. And yes, all of my earnings will go to “buildON” to help build schools across the world for children who do not have access to education. I was reluctant to reveal that because I thought it would make me a big target. Like I always say, “Go Grande or Go Home,” and I did both.
BBN: Zach seemed to be your closest ally, but you turned on him very early in the season pushing him as a target to others, using him as the fall guy for many of your Team America missions, and eventually even backdooring him. Why did you so quickly and repeatedly betray him and how do you think that helped your game?
Tonight starting at 8PM ET/PT we’ll see Derrick announce his nominations, the HGs will all compete for the Veto, and then on the live portion of the show just one HG will announce who will be evicted next. Of course we’ve got the spoilers on the first half of the show if you just can’t wait!
At the end of the show we’ll see the Final HoH 3-part competition kick off and these are always fun. Naturally, CBS deactivated sign-ups for the Feeds, so hopefully you were able to get on already so you’re ready in case we get to see the comp play out online. If not, no worries, we’ll have all your updates here throughout the night as always.
Last night after the F5 elimination on Big Brother 16 we were glued to the Live Feed waiting for some very important spoilers. Even though the show only took us up through the Head of Household competition things had moved well past that in the house and we were ready to find out the rest.
The HoH comp we saw was actually held on Monday so to be ready for tonight’s live show the remaining Houseguests had to go through a Nominations Ceremony along with a Power of Veto competition. Once Feeds returned we were able to confirm the results and get an idea of what’s going to happen next.
The nominations were inconsequential outside of who made them given that person would be HoH and secure a spot in the F3. Once you get down to the F4 you can get nom’d or dodge the block but it doesn’t matter until the Veto is decided with just one player avoiding those orange chairs come eviction.
The Big Brother 16 Live Feeds finally made a comeback after the feed outage and it sounds like we have a good idea of who the final three will be following tonight’s live eviction and the latest Veto Ceremony. Find out what else happened on the Big Brother Feeds in the house yesterday.
Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Tuesday, September 16, 2014:
After the Power of Veto events played out in the house the final nominations were settled and the HGs prepared for a big vote. Would they finally zero in and eliminate a dangerous threat to their chances of winning or back down yet again?
The Big Brother 16 Power of Veto competition is over and we have the results! All four competitors faced off for the chance to secure a seat in the F3 and choose who would come along with them. Ready to find out who won? Read on…
Big Brother 16 Spoilers: Week 12.5 Veto Competition Results: