GinaMarie Zimmerman left Big Brother without a job and a rough reputation but she also left with a great big check for $50,000 as the season’s runner-up. I spoke with GinaMarie her time in the house, that final night of surprises, and even about some of the vicious comments she made directed at the other HGs and beyond. Oh, and of course I asked her about Nick. Read on to see what she had to say.
Big Brother Network: Congratulations on your second place finish.
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Thank you so much. It’s surreal. I’ve gotta tell you, I’m happy. I’m so happy.
BBN: I thought that was great, watching that because we’ve seen people come out after getting beat and being so down, but you really were a great sport about it.
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Andy’s a really great guy. He’s awesome and when we made it to the third round of the HoH and we had a deal to take each other. I was guaranteed a check so even if I didn’t win the big prize I was getting fifty grand and it’s still money in my pocket and a big honor. So you know people can’t be greedy and I was super happy even though I got second.
BBN: Talking about that deal with Andy, are you saying that if you had won Round 3 you would have taken Andy as well?
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Yeah, you know what, it was a big toss-up. I won part one, I want to see where part two lands. With Spencer I thought I’d be able to beat him and have more Jury votes but when the time came that me and Andy were in it together it was a win-win situation, “you take me, I’ll take you.” Obviously guaranteed money. He kept his word and took me to the end. So hey, I’m happy about that.
BBN: Before the Jury votes were revealed, did you think you might have it?
Spencer Clawson was a frequent lightning rod for controversy on Big Brother this season as an often unfiltered, outspoken houseguest. After 8 rounds of nominations he fell one step short of making to to the Final Two where I expected him to end up with a guaranteed fifty thousand dollars.
Following the finale I had the chance to speak with Spencer and ask him about the season, the moves he made, and even about the consequences he faced outside in the real world with his job, his employer, and more.
Big Brother Network (BBN): If you had made it to Round 3 and won, would you have taken Andy or GinaMarie to the F2?
Spencer Clawson: GinaMarie. Absolutely. I think I could have beat her in the F2. I believe I could have plead my case more eloquently than she had and I think I would have stood the best chance of beating her.
BBN: When Andy voted you out, did it catch you off guard or did you see it coming?
Spencer Clawson: No, I saw it coming. I knew Andy well enough to know when he was lying to me. I knew for two or three days that there was no way if he was final HoH that he was going to take me.
BBN: After Andy voted you out, was there any feeling of bitterness that made you consider not voting for him to win or had you already resolved that?
Spencer Clawson: There was a part of me that wanted to say, “Andy, you jerk. You voted me out and I’m not going to give you a vote.” But at the same time I’m a huge fan of the show and I think he played a phenomenal game and the fan in me could not be a bitter Juror. There’s nothing I dislike more than someone that’s mad that they got got. So I had to give credit where credit’s due and he deserved to win the game.
Big Brother 15 came to a dramatic conclusion Wednesday night as Andy Herren made history as the first openly-gay winner.
Also in the night, the jury members learned that the show was one of the most controversial in the history and that their antics made national headlines. Of course we were all left wanting more of that, but there was too much other show to get to.
The episode picked up with Part One of the final Head of Household in progress. And out course Spencer is the first one out. GinaMarie and Andy go at it for a while and then things get really slippery and Andy falls. GinaMarie wins part one. She moves on to part three.
It’s time for Spencer and Andy to face-off for Part Two of the final Head of Household. And it’s a rock wall-skill-luck-speed mash-up challenge. And to basically no one’s surprise, Spencer sucks at the game, so Andy wins. So it’s GinaMarie vs. Spencer in part three.
And so it’s time for Andy and GinaMarie to figure out who they’re going to take to the finals and how to get the other person to take them to the finals. GinaMarie doesn’t think she could beat Andy in jury votes. But she thinks Andy deserves it more than Spencer.
We’re about to find out who won Big Brother 15 as the Jury is nearly set and will soon cast their votes. Before we get to the voting we’ll have to wait through the final Head of Household competition. Two of the three portions have already played out so we’ll be watching just the third part live before moving on to the jury and votes.
While we wait I wanted to give a BIG thanks to all of our readers this summer. Thanks for joining us each day to discuss what was going on in the house and a special thanks to everyone who signed up for the Live Feeds through our links and banners. All of you make this site possible and it’d be nothing without you. Okay, now on to the winner.
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 1:
- Round 1 is an endurance comp: Big Brother Roller Disco
- Spencer drops quickly after flailing around
- Andy starts to have trouble and falls
- GinaMarie wins Round 1
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 2:
- Andy and Spencer are left to face off in Round 2
- HGs have to correctly order the season’s evictions while wall climbing
- Andy beats Spencer by 15 mins
Now it’s time for the Jury House debate. Dr. Will shows up and leads the discussion. It’s pretty entertaining. Will gets in a few zings including asking Candice if Aaryn helped her make her bed in Jury House.
Sounds like a lot of support going for GM here, well Amanda doesn’t like her, but most of the rest do. When it comes to “why should Andy win?” we hear crickets. Uh oh, Andy.
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 3:
- Round 1 – Candice: Both get it right
- Round 2 – Jessie: Both get it wrong
- Round 3 – Helen: Andy gets it right
- Round 4 – Aaryn: Both get it right
- Round 5 – Amanda: Andy gets it right
- Round 6 – Elissa: GinaMarie gets it right
- Round 7 – Judd: Both get it wrong
- Round 8 – McCrae: Both get it right
Andy wins the Final Head of Household! He’ll cast the final eviction vote.
Well, folks, I called it earlier. Now if he is smart he’ll take Spencer and win $500K. If not, GinaMarie could take home the prize.
Big Brother 15 – Final Eviction:
Tonight on Big Brother at 9:30 ET/PT the Final 3 Houseguests will face off across three rounds of one last Head of Household competition before narrowing down to a Final 2 and facing the Jury. While Sunday’s show only teased the first round competition we’ve actually already got spoilers for the first and second rounds. Only the third round is left to play out during tonight’s live show.
The finale show won’t be the only big event for Big Brother fans tonight as BB12 winner Hayden Moss will make his Survivor debut. Moss joins the Survivor 2013 Blood vs Water cast this season as returning player Kat Edorsson’s boyfriend. Elissa even dropped some alleged spoilers on us earlier this season so there may be a lot of chances to watch Hayden. And yes, that means we have a Survivor fan site too!
We will also learn tonight which BB15 HG will be crowned America’s Favorite and win $25,000. If you haven’t yet, be sure to vote in our poll on this. I think we can toss aside any notions of uncertainty on this one. The only thing we’ll have to wonder is if Andy really will kill himself when he hears that Elissa has won America’s Fav as he’s repeatedly claimed he would do. Let’s hope not. This season has been messy enough.
So while we get ready to find out who won Big Brother 15, check out my winner predictions along with some of this season’s silliest costumes for a lighter look at the summer’s HGs. Get ready for a big end to a big season of BB!
I’ll be here live blogging the season finale with all the updates. Then after the show you can watch Big Jeff interview the HGs live online from CBS. I’ll share a link once that’s available.
Thanks again to everyone for joining us this summer. It’s been a bumpy ride, but aside from the nastiness we did get some fun action and dramatic moments. Let’s hope next summer we can keep the good and get rid of the bad with a return to what makes Big Brother great!
Some seasons of Big Brother are easier than others to predict the outcome. When you have two close allies both make it to Round 3 with a stack of the third HG’s allies in Jury then you know who is headed to the F2. Tonight as we prepare to find out who won Big Brother 15, well, not so much.
If you’ve avoided reading who has won the first two rounds of the Final HoH in anticipation of seeing those comps play out during tonight’s show then go no further. Otherwise, let’s discuss who could win the big prize.