Portugal ‘s first Big Brother winner threatens suicide after being “abandoned.”

Portugal ‘s first Big Brother winner threatens suicide after being “abandoned.”
The winner of the first Portugal edition of Big Brother “threatened to throw himself from a bridge over the weekend,” Agence France-Presse reports. Despite initial fame and fortune, he blew through his money and is no longer popular. Thus, a local newspaper, “Correio da Manha said he had been ‘abandoned by the machines which produced him. From this drama the question remains: don’t those who placed him in the sky without preparing him for the inevitable fall now have something to say?'”

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Frankie on Big Brother

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Shark Tank

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