Exclusive: Steve Moses Offers Big Brother 18 Houseguests Advice On Their Adventure Ahead

To summarize: you need to develop your approach and strategy based on your skill set. I’m going to say that again because it’s really important: The approach you establish pregame and your strategic decisions in-game should revolve around your personal skill set.

You are about to have the craziest sleepover in which an adult could possibly partake. You’ll get to wake up to fun music every morning, change your microphone batteries, and participate in what is only a dream to so many people. “After all, it’s not often that that we as adults get the opportunity to hang on a pole and have barbecue sauce poured all over us” (Levasseur).

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As an avid feeder, I can attest to how frustrating it is when houseguests complain about late diary room sessions when I would have given anything to do that session for them. Appreciate each competition. There are countless people who put in hours of hard work to put it together for you. Appreciate each live show. Appreciate milestones like OTEV, Zingbot, the Face Morph, slipping and falling while wearing ballet shoes and filling a ridiculous container, and wearing the HoH bathrobe. No matter how hard it is, there will always be millions of people who would love to be in your shoes. You’ll miss it more than you know when it’s gone.

This experience will never define you. Your success in life is not your success on the show. Your true character is not reflected in the game. After all, none of it can be taken too seriously simply because luck plays a bigger role than most would like to admit. The best you can do is enjoy the ride because you never know how long it will last. And, above all else, remember – it’s a TV show in a parking lot. And that’s it.

One more thing – if you’re a nerdy guy with glasses, get contacts.

Good luck!


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  1. You should get Vanessa on here with advice for new houseguests. That way we know to do the exact opposite of whatever she says.

  2. I think this is pretty solid advice. So many people go on expecting something big to happen from their fifteen minutes of fame, and it never works out. And it makes the show annoying.

  3. I couldn’t stand the guy when he was on the show and I wasn’t too thrilled when he won, but based on what I’ve just read (and the passage of time) all is heartily forgiven.

    To tell the aspirants that you WILL go back to your regular life once summer is over (so don’t burn any bridges) reminds people that the supposed fame and fortune are an illusion.

    The fortune, for most, will never happen.

    And the fame will be will be even more fleeting. Quick quiz: Can you name the houseguests from Season 9? Neither can I.

    There is real wisdom in Steve’s words, wisdom that we each can take in to our own lives.

    And I especially love the bit at the end about how it’s all happening on a parking lot in L.A.

    That takes the ‘glory’ out of it in a very kind way.

    You sound like you’d make a good rabbi Steve!

    • Somehow the idea that the president of CBS gets his wife to head down to an L.A. parking lot and fill an hour of programming each week makes me smile.

    • I can name all the BB9 HG’s – that was a great season. But then again, I am an obsessed superfan – so…

    • I’m with you. I really did not like Steve, but reading this is good insight. Good on him for sticking with his approach. It worked out for him, and kept us from having Vanessa win!

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