Sunday, July 05, 2009

Big Brother 11: A Closer Look at Lydia, Laura, and Kevin

Continuing on with my slightly more in-depth pre-season takes on the Big Brother 11 hamsters, I give you Lydia, Laura, and Kevin. You can find all of my cast related posts by using the BB11cast tag at the bottom of this post. By the way ... have you noticed that CBS has dropped the season number from the website and show references? They're listing it as plain old Big Brother. What's up with that?

Ah, tattooed gal Lydia. In the initial Early Show cast introduction, she's the one who touted her bisexuality. She's attractive, but sports more tattoos than a Hell's Angel member. Looking at her CBS bio, she seems to be a rather excitable girl -- one who will definitely speak her mind. She appears to be a contrast of contradictions -- daughter of a cop, close to family, yet "eccentric" and heavily tattooed. I think she'll probably be interesting to watch. I hope she doesn't have obscene or offensive tattoos like James in season nine. We'd have to see a heck of a lot of Band-Aids. has taken over some of the dearth with the loss of Housecalls. He strays way off topic of the show and I find him annoying, but Ross Mathews has this interview with the women of the BB11 house online --

Diane Henry has a non-embeddable video interview with Lydia online. Now, there's a good video! I actually like Lydia ... I think. Hmmm ... she cries about spiders. I guess she shouldn't go into the backyard at night, eh?

Laura is a bikini model. I'm seriously going to have to overcome my bias against folks who are bikini models. After all, it could just be jealousy, right? They can't all be shallow obnoxious folks, can they? According to Reality Wanted, she's a huge fan of the show with her favorite season being BB8 and her favorite players being Evel Dick and Daniele (although she would have offed 'em early had she been on the show).

According to her bio on the CBS website, she's going to "live in her bikini." Oh joy. Just what I wanted to watch 24 hours a day -- a flashing tramp stamp. Sure, the guys will like it, but ...! I just don't share her values, I guess. Bikinis and suntans aren't my way of life. But she just might have some gameplay.

Then there's Kevin, the out gay guy representative of the season. In his CBS bio,"He describes himself as ghetto, fabulous and inappropriate, and warns his fellow Houseguests that, although he doesn't have a temper, he can get bitchy. He knows how to find the slightest flaw in a person and magnify it for all to see." In other interviews, he says he doesn't want to implode like many of the past gay men in the house.

He's estranged from his family and I just keep getting the drama queen vibe from him. I hope I'm wrong. He does know the show. Does he have a chance?


Catonine said...

is it just me or is there a jen Look-a-like in the house?

Jackie, I enjoy your take on the hampsters. thanks

wv is Junesse. wtheck is that lol

Laurie said...

Hello friends. Well, I'm with you, Jackie, about the bikini model as a career. I already don't like her.

As stated before, Kevin is my guy in the pool and I think he has a big target on him. I will be very surprised if he lasts very long. I see drama and tears and conflict happening immediately unless one of the strong players takes him under his/her wing.

Lydia is from a pretty tough part of the LA area and may have some game to show. I hope so. I'd like to like her!

monty924 said...

I'm with you Laurie on Lydia. I have Braden, but something about her makes me think she will end up going far. I liked her interview with Diane. She seems to be asking how to deal with the boys vs. girls issue and just soaking in all the advice that Diane can give her.

Can Thursday night get here soon enough? :)

Delee said...

I agree that she looks like Jen. I had to do a double-take when I first saw her. Bikini models make me ill!!! LOL

Brent McKee said...

Okay guys, I've got to get this out of the way and this seems like as good a place as any to do it, so apologies in advance (by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg, as sung by Mr. Groucho Marx):

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia the Tattooed Lady.
She has eyes that folks adore so,
and a torso even more so.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia the queen of tattoo.
On her back is The Battle of Waterloo.
Beside it, The Wreck of the Hesperus, too.
And proudly above waves the red, white, and blue.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

When her robe is unfurled, she will show you the world, if you step up and tell her where.
For a dime you can see Kankakee or Paree, or Washington Crossing the Delaware.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say, have you met Lydia?
Lydia the Tattooed Lady. When her muscles start relaxin', up the hill comes Andrew Jackson.
Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia the queen of them all. For two bits she will do a mazurka in jazz,
with a view of Niagara that nobody has. A
nd on a clear day, you can see Alcatraz.
You can learn a lot from Lydia!

Come along and see Buffalo Bill with his lasso.
Just a little classic by Mendel Picasso.
Here is Captain Spaulding exploring the Amazon.
Here's Godiva, but with her pajamas on.

Here is Grover Whalen unveilin' the Trylon.
Over on the west coast we have Treasure Island.
Here's Nijinsky a-doin' the rhumba.
Here's her Social Security Number.

Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopedia.
Oh Lydia, the champ of them all. She once swept an admiral clear off his feet.
The ships on her hips made his heart skip a beat.
And now the old boy's in command of the fleet,
for he went and married Lydia!

I said Lydia... (He said Lydia...) They said Lydia... We said Lydia, la, la!

Margo said...


I was thinking the exact same thing.


Petals said...

Jackie! Everyone! I've missed this place so much. So glad to pop back in just in time for BB11! I hate them all except for Jeff. This season seems very much like that winter season, with alot of young dummys.
Anyway, missed you! Looking forward to the premiere!
Hey - if it isn't too late, I'd like Margo to throw me in the deep end of the pool for the mystery guest.

lynn1 said...

Brent, thanks for sharing the song about Lydia the Tattooed Lady. I think I may have heard it a long time ago but hadn't thought of it in many years. It brought a smile to my face!

Catonine now that you mention it I completely agree that there is a Jen look-a-like in the house this summer!

PlaidChick said...

I so can't believe it, the hamsters are in the house, even though they're "recycled" per-se, and we're blogging for real on Thursday!

OK, Jackie.. can you post a blog entry either late Wednesday or early Thursday for the pool? I'm looking through comments and don't know if I'm in or just a on-looker.

Margo said...

Petals - if you wanna play you are most welcome to join Feral Cat and Lars Eller rooting for our mystery guest.

Plaidchick - If you wanna play you can join Caroline & Jennasmom rooting for Natalie. (We are squishing her if she is a Gnat and you can pick someone else to root for)

I bought extra chemicals cause we now have "p" in the pool.

Welcome aboard Petals and Plaidchick.

Margo aka Pool Monitor

Caroline said...

Woohoo...hop on board the Natalie train Plaidchick.

I'm hoping this pans out better than Gnat did.

Petals said...

YEA!!! I'm in the deep end of the pool with Mystery Guest. Glad to hear it's a "drama starter from last season". Should make for some interesting viewing. I hope!