12:19pm PT by Brian Porreca
'Big Brother 17': Eighth Juror Zings the Final Three Houseguests
Once evicted always evicted as the rockstar dentist Johnny Mac proves that a second chance in playing Big Brother does not grant you a seat in the final three. The Pennsylvania native and comic relief of this season did make it further than any other returning juror in season's past so he does deserve some credit. The day after his eviction, he tells The Hollywood Reporter about getting on the show, his relationship with Becky and who he thinks had the best diary room sessions of the summer.
(Disclosure: Because the nine-person jury is underway, houseguests will now answer questions via email from THR. It's stipulated that questions cannot in any way be a potential interference to the game and are required to be approved by production before given to the houseguests.)
Which houseguest this season do you think had the most entertaining diary room sessions? Why?
I feel like pretty much everyone in there could have done well but didn’t understand they had to give it a little extra in the diary room. They’re really funny people. If I had to pick one, I’d say Austin because he understood the theatrics of the show. If how he acted in the house was how he acted in the diary room, I think he’d be hilarious.
How do you decide who to vote for out of the remaining three houseguests?
This is something I’ve been thinking about for a couple of hours now and it’s tough. I’m either going to give it to the person who played a strategic game or just vote for the other person.
Was there ever any romance for Becky and will you pursue her outside of the game?
Becky and I are very good friends and she’s definitely attractive, hilarious and stupid, which is awesome. But I think our lives are very different and because we tried to stay separated in the house, we didn’t bond that way. I don’t think we’d try to pursue a relationship outside of the house or anything like that.
What is your best advice to someone applying to be on next season of Big Brother?
Just say whatever’s in your head at all times. Don’t think about it and just let it out! Don’t care about how dumb you look or what people think of you. Just go for it!
What do you think was it about you that got you on the show?
In my videos, I was always high energy. Maybe the volume is a bit much but I can’t separate volume from energy. If I’m going to be high energy, I’m going to be high volume too. I say a lot of dumb things when I’m not thinking about what I’m saying. Not a lot of dentists are like this — they’re normally very uptight. Also, have really good stories to tell, and even if it’s not a good story, tell it in a way that will make it sound like the best story ever.
If you could be Zingbot right now, give your best "zing" to the each of the remaining three houseguests.
The only person whose worse at picking up on the fact that they’re being made fun of during an eviction speech more than Steve is Liz … zing!
Vanessa — For being a super genius that remembers everything, you seem to forget a lot of conversations … zing!
Steve — Mom can’t force the jury to give you half a million dollars … zing!
Which houseguest did you have the hardest time getting along with this season? Why?
On a personal level, I probably had the hardest time with the twins. It seems like they live the party, Miami lifestyle and that’s just something I have no interest in. It’s really tough to fake being interested in most of the things that come out of their mouth.
Who are you rooting for to make it to final two? Why?
Game player in me says Steve and Vanessa have played harder and deserve to be there more.
Will you apply to be on next season of Big Brother? What would your zing be to the final three houseguests? Who is going to win the game? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned to The Live Feed for all things Big Brother.
The Big Brother finale airs Wednesday, September 23 at 9:30 p.m. on CBS.