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How a Survivor actually won Big Brother’s double eviction episode

How a Survivor actually won Big Brother’s double eviction episode
Survivor Randy Bailey's tweet during the Aug. 11 episode of Big Brother 18.

The annual double eviction episode of Big Brother had an unexpected winner: Survivor Gabon and Survivor Heroes vs. Villains cast member Randy Bailey. After the episode ended, Randy tweeted, “I was on Survivor Gabon in 2008. I was on Survivor HvV in 2010. I have never been more proud.” That’s because he managed to get a self-proclaimed “lame tweet” on national television during the episode.

Toward the end of the episode, Randy tweeted his desire to get on television: “I must get a tweet shown live,” he wrote.

At least non-deleted 10 tweets followed, such as “This summer is going to get nuts!”, “Julie Chen rocks!!!!!!!”, and “I love Nicole!” (The deleted tweets are preserved on Reddit.)

But it was “Big Brother is the greatest game ever” that made it on television.

It made it despite this apology tweet, which immediately followed his other tweets:

“OK, sorry for all these lame tweets. The lamest tweets get on. Let’s see if it works. #BB18 These tweets will be deleted in 5 minutes.”

After his words appeared on CBS, Randy wrote, in another deleted tweet:

“OMFG….it worked….my lame ass tweet of “big brother is the greatest game ever” made the fucking show. I just shit in my pants.”

So Randy either played Big Brother’s social media team and/or the social media team was so amused by his efforts they rewarded him. Either way, he won by playing Big Brother harder than most of the people on Big Brother 18.

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