Victory is Sweet for Jordan
by Michael Logan September 16, 2009 04:12 PM EST
Was it possible to win Big Brother 11— that vicious game of lies, scams and subterfuge—by being sweet, simple and utterly clueless? Oh, you bet. Jordan Lloyd, a 22-year-old bowling alley waitress from Charlotte, North Carolina, walked away with the top prize money—half a million bucks—and maybe even a super-hunky boyfriend, to boot. TV Guide Magazine talked to the still-dazzled Jordan about her unexpected victory.
Let’s cut right to the chase: Will you and Jeff become a couple? Say yes.
We’re talking. It’s up in the air right now. He lives in Chicago, which ain’t very convenient. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t work out, we’ll just be good friends.
That’s not what America wants to hear.
Well, I do know this: He hasn’t said one word about taking me on that trip he won to Hawaii. What’s up with that?
Were you surprised how much the audience and most of the contestants came to dislike (runner-up) Natalie? It was pretty overwhelming.
I had no clue. I only got to know Natalie toward the end and she really is a sweet girl. I didn’t know she lied as much as she did. When I found out she was 24, not 18, I was blown away.
Let’s discuss that way-too-short, way-too-tight black dress you wore in the finale. You were fighting with it all night.
Oh, my God! I brought that dress with me to wear if I got to the end of the game but then I gained 10 pounds in the BB house! I wore it anyway because I worried that if I switched to something different it would give me bad luck, and I spent the whole night trying to pull it down to keep from showing off something I shouldn’t. I didn’t wanna look like a hoochie.
You won the game without backstabbing anyone and told very few fibs. What, in your mind, was the worst thing you did?
Getting into that argument with Russell. You never call a girl “fat”! I wanted to hit him but I knew I couldn’t do that because I’d get expelled, so I just body-slammed him with my boobs. [Laughs] I don’t know where that came from. I have never done that before in my life—ever!
Where’s the money going?
The first thing I’ll do is look for houses and find somewhere good to live—my mom and I have been sleeping in the same room! She and my brother really struggled financially to make rent while I was in the house, so I’ll pay off bills, and put the rest in the bank. As long as my family is taken care of, I’m fine.
No dreams of stardom?
What am I gonna go do, be a model? [Laughs] I’m too thick. No, when everything settles down, I plan to go to dental school and learn to be a hygienist. I just wanna be normal.