Best known as “Chicken George,” George Boswell became a household name as a contestant on Big Brother
season 1. Although some perceived him as a potential threat due to his under-the-radar personality, he remained on the reality show until he was evicted in week 11. But because of his distinct and entertaining persona, he was selected to participate on Big Brother 7: All-Stars
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Boswell was a roofer from Rockford, Illinois, who gave up his roof construction business after his participation on Big Brother
1 for a career in public performance. He spent his time taking calls from fans and unfolding secrets on Big Brother
2 through the air, helping fly airplane banners over the Big Brother
house in Los Angeles. The following year, he took some comedy classes at Chicago’s Improv Olympics and performed sketch comedy for some time. Shortly, he became the subject of a documentary about people’s lives after participating on reality shows, in which he made several public appearances and gave lectures at a school in Manhattan. He also had calls from game shows like Street Smarts
, where he won the top award against Monica from Big Brother
2. Subsequently, he landed an audience warm-up gig at a local Rockford, Illinois minor league baseball club, where he sometimes wore his chicken suit. He eventually went to Las Vegas, where he stayed for a year working in casinos, hosting and acting as an announcer for promotional campaigns at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. To his surprise, he received a call from CBS informing him about Big Brother 7: All Stars
and the rest was history.
At present, Boswell awaits the broadcast of his DSL commercial for Time Warner and looks forward to attending the Reality TV Convention in Nashville in July.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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