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Big Brother Canada Exit Interview: Avery Martin

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Avery Martin, the 26-year-old videographer from Selkirk, Manitoba, was the first houseguest to be evicted during April 24th’s special “Double Eviction” episode of Big Brother Canada. The TV Watercooler had the opportunity to speak with Avery following her eviction to discuss why the Big Sisters alliance never went any further, who she hopes to see join her in jury, and her favourite moment from inside the house.

Why don’t you think Hot Chocolate went further?

I feel like Hot Chocolate got threatened by Kayla. She was a really good competitor.

At the end of the day, I know that Anthony kept saying that he needed me around and that he needed Kayla around, to win those competitions, because he “can’t.” And obviously he couldn’t because he was throwing them all!

But I felt like Kayla and I were the best competitors when it came to Hot Chocolate. Anthony and Lexus were really threatened by that. Victoria lost her trust in Kayla when Elijah gave her that last little message [following his eviction].

I think it just came down to them being scared of us.

Looking back, do you think an All-Girls alliance (‘Big Sisters’) would have been more beneficial than Hot Chocolate if you all stuck together?

Big Sisters was definitely an alliance that could have made it far. But, at the end of the day, I felt like the guys always had their suspicions. We tried to hide it as best as we could. We did try to say, “The guys think that there’s a girls’ alliance, so why not just roll with it?”

But, it all came down to trust. Donna was somebody in the house that I really couldn’t trust anymore. Bayleigh was someone that I was really close with, and I could see that she was getting really close to Donna, and that really worried me.

Donna was a very good social player, and as a super-fan, I have to respect that. I told her that before she left. That was the reason why I voted her own. I knew that she was going to be a good competitor. I saw her running 100 laps around the house every single day. She had that endurance, and that fire under her butt – she was a great player!

I think that Big Sisters could have made it very far, but at the end of the day, it was just a cover to protect my own butt!

Did the house let you know how the votes would fall ahead of the eviction?

They did. I was aware of how the votes were going to go.

Initially, I wasn’t so sure where Victoria’s vote was going to go. I knew that Anthony and Lexus were going against me. Todd told me minutes before we had to sit down for the eviction – it would have been nice to have a little bit more of a warning.

I told Victoria that I knew I was going to go home and wanted her to protect herself in the game. I told her, “Don’t throw your vote towards me if you don’t think it’s best for your game. If you think it’s going to put a target on your back, don’t do it!”

I wanted to show her that I still had her back. But in the end, she showed me that she still had mine [by voting for me to stay]. It was really heartwarming to now that she gave me that vote to make sure that I didn’t go out on a unanimous vote.

Who do you hope joins you in jury next?

I would love to see Tola, so that I could tell him, “I told you so!”

But I would also love to see Todd!

I’d be happy to see either one of those two!

Todd is playing a “willy-nilly game.” He’s saying that he’s “ready to play the game now,” 55 days in! I feel like it’s a little too late to be starting now! But he did pull a win in that last POV, so I have to put that respect there.

But seeing either of those two would be absolutely fabulous!

What are you the most excited to discuss with the other jury members?

Ooh, I think having discussions about conversations that we didn’t see will be very interesting! We’re going to talk about who we actually think is a good player in the house! Without those cameras around, it will be very interesting to see people’s real thoughts… and you know, just relax! The Big Brother Canada house, I will say, is a very stressful environment!

It’s very mentally taxing on the body…and physically [as well]. So you know, just being able to relax and de-stress for a bit and then get back to into [discussing] the game with a clear mind and then with a clear vote is going to be very important for whoever is up there and vital to me.

As a member of the jury, what qualities are you looking for in terms of crowning a winner?

The qualities that I’m looking for in crowning a winner are going to be: Did you have a good social game? Did you have a good physical game? In your overall game, were you loyal to me in the house? And how was your attitude in the game in general? Because I heard a lot of people in the house saying that if they make it to a certain point in the game, they might self-evict because they miss their home.

As a super-fan of the show, I find that very disrespectful. People fight their butts off to get in the house! You know, you signed up for this! Like Spicy Vee says, “You signed up for this.” At the end of the day, we’re all there for a reason. So, it’s all going to come down to who played the best game.

I really do have to try and push my emotions aside and pick the best player, but if my girl Spicy Vee is up there, I know where my vote is going.

What was your favourite memory from inside the house?

Oh, my favourite memory is the party night – the night that we finally got some booze! [Laughs]

No, I took a moment when we were all having a good time, and really took it all in! It was really important for me to be present. I looked around at everybody and everyone was smiling, and having a really good time.

I took a second to take in the house, and it was one of my favourite moments, where I could just see how happy everyone was. It was kind of like, “We made it!”

The Comp Beast Boot Camp [as well]! That was my dream Big Brother Canada competition. That was absolutely insane!

Big Brother Canada airs Tuesdays at 7 p.m. EP/MT, Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. EP/8MT, and Sundays at 9 p.m. EP/10MT on Global.


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