Big Brother 9's Adam
did not enter the Big Brother
house looking like a possible winner. In fact, if it wasn't for Jacob
's ridiculous behavior he and former Penthouse Pet Sheila
probably would have been kicked to the curb in week one. But, Big Baller persevered on Big Brother
, making friends with most everyone in the house. His bizarrely infectious personality is what won it for him in the end, as he took home the $500,000 grand prize on the Big Brother 9
finale last night. Adam took some time out of his now-hectic schedule to speak with us today about his time inside the Big Brother
house, how he really feels about Sheila and what he plans to do with his winnings.
Below you will find both the written transcript and full mp3 audio of the interview.
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Hey, this is Oscar Dahl from BuddyTV and I'm here with Adam, the winner of Big Brother 9. Adam, how are you doing?
I'm doing all right. Yourself?
Pretty good. So, have the last 24 hours been kind of crazy?
Kind of crazy. Hasn't even been a day out of this house yet - whirlwind of emotions excitement, catching up with my family, the outside world. It is just...I don't think it's hit me yet. Just readjusting and acclimating to real life - it's a playground in there.
Going into last night, how confident were you? Had you gone through, in your mind, where each of the votes might go? Were you surprised by anyone's vote?
No, not at all. Chelsia voted for me - I could tell by the tone in their voices during the Q and A where they were going, but I didn't want to expose that to Ryan. I didn't want to get ahead of myself. Ryan knew I was going to win the whole time though, I think. I'm just happy, I was in a moment of shock there. I mean, who would think that I really won Big Brother. It was like “No, no, no, I cant believe this happened.” I didn't want to get too far ahead of myself, though.
Let's talk about Sheila. She was pretty cruel to you at the beginning, but by the end you two had a strong alliance--
Listen, a strong alliance nothing. She realized she was dead in the water in the game without me.
Was the relationship genuine between you two?
We persevered though so much,we got that far in the game and it was just kind of cool the two oddballs out making it to the end of the game. That was the only factor, really. Her as a person was irrelevant to me cause of the way she treated me early. But, it's not my mission in life to judge people. What they do, they do.
What's the most surprising thing you've heard in the last 24 hours by people who watched the season on TV?
Ah, they love me. Everybody loves me, man. It's a crazy feeling that people were rooting for me from the get go. I thought I was going home first week. And, it was really cool. People, they love Big Baller, man.
Did you have a specific strategy going into the season?
Totally. My strategy...there was going to be someone cast that was better looking than me, there was gonna be someone cast that was more camera-whorish than me. Matty was the good looking one, the physical one. So, I was hoping I could be a solid second place to a lot of people where they would overlook me for the first few weeks. And then once they got a hold of my attitude, I know I'm a lot at first, I was quiet for the first few weeks of the show and then they were like "Whoa, who's this dude?" you know?
Was what we saw out of you always the real Adam?
Are you kidding me, man? I wasn't even full throttle in that place. I was just chillin'. Second, third gear. I can really turn it up a notch. But, for the most part, it was straight up me. Day in, day out, man. I'm the same kid in eighth grade as I am here talking to you.
Out of everyone on this season, who deserved the money besides you?
Crazy James or Ryan.
What are you most looking forward to when you go back and watch the season on TV?
Not myself, I'll tell you that much. I don't want to see my goofy segments, thats for sure. What I'm looking most forward to is just how things played out, diary room sessions, what people say about me. I'm sure there's some things I don't know about, some lies that were told. The real truth of the show.
Who from this season do you see yourself being friends with in the future?
Matty, definitely. Matty's my boy. Pretty much anybody. Natalie is a sweetheart. James, Ryan. Other than that, what it is is what it is.
What are your plans for the near future?
In the near future...I was working for a foundation before the show, and we had a lot good things going on, like an after-school program, and I want to get that started with the money. One of my goals for the show was to get some good things to come out of it for the community.
-Interview Conducted by Oscar Dahl
(Image Courtesy of CBS)