Interview Done Mike Wilkerson
MW: Please introduce yourself?
AP: Hello – My name is Adam, and I am a Big Brotheraholic!
MW: How did you get cast to be on Season 13 of Big Brother?
AP: After years of my friends saying “You should be on Big Brother” I finally went to an open audition for Season 10. I bombed miserably. I talked about my job, and the city I live in, not about myself. So Season 12 I went back and tried again. This time I was more relaxed and focused on showing them who Adam is & what makes me tick. I got all the way to Finals that year, but got a call about 2 weeks before the show was scheduled to start saying, “thanks, but no thanks. Try again next year” So I started going to the gym, and eating better so I could be in better physical shape for Season 13. When I tried out again, they were impressed by my dedication and my confidence level was through the roof. They could not deny me this time!
MW: What did you think going into the house?
AP: At first I thought “HOLY SH*T! I am in the Big Brother house.” But then when I only saw 7 other people, I knew something was up. Game was on, and I needed to figure out what to do to get to the end of the game.
MW: When the All-Stars were put into the house what did you think?
AP: I knew something was not quite right with just 8 people, and knew more people were coming. I was excited to see Evel Dick & Rachel as they were two of my all-time favorites to watch – but I knew it was going to be a battle competing against them.
MW: Who were you the most excited to meet?
AP: I was so excited to meet Evel Dick. He was / is my all time favorite houseguest and one of the reasons I thought I could get on the show. He was not the typical cookie cutter model that you see on the show every year. Like me, he is a rocker. I could not believe during the first challenge looking over and thinking to myself, I am playing against my hero.
MW: What did you think when Evil Dick had to leave the game?
AP: By the time Dick had left – we were in the house for almost a week and the house was already divided newbie’s vs. vets. Him leaving was sad on one hand, because I knew how much he loved the game, but on the other hand, I was excited that we “got rid” of someone on the other side of the house. This should have strengthened the newbie’s because we had better numbers, but alas it did not.
MW: Who while in the Big Brother House did you like to hang out with?
AP: Early on, I loved hanging out with Dominic, Danielle, & Lawon the most. We had some funny times just getting to know each other. Lawon & I could talk about music all day & night. Dominic & I could talk sports, and Danielle was just as sarcastic as I was. I loved trying to say things to freak her out.
MW: Who while in the Big Brother House did you not like to hang out with?
AP: There was really no one I did not like to hang out with. At times everyone got on my nerves – and I am sure I got on other people’s nerves as well. That’s what happens when you are locked up away from your loved ones. If I did not feel like being social, I would find a quiet spot, or take a nap.
MW: What do you think of the Jeff Schroeder controversy?
AP: I do not know what controversy you are speaking of. From a fans perspective – which I know very well – people criticize every move people make inside the house. That’s the fun of being a fan. Sometimes things are said / done that people at home don’t know the whole story and will blow stuff out of proportion. But as a fan going into the house, I knew to be very careful of what words I would say.
MW: What was your favorite HoH to play?
AP: Obviously the Fortune Teller one since I won it. But I loved playing in all of them, Even the ones I sucked at (which were most of them) – because it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be in the house and compete.
MW: What was your favorite Have and Have Not to play?
AP: All of the Have / Have Not’s were brutal. Getting milked by Keith was no fun. being in the ant suit with Dominic was worse (I still have scars on my knees). And the drinking the blended crap was HORRIBLE!
MW: What was your favorite VETO to play?
AP: Big Brother Odyssey (week 5) & OTEV (week 9). Big Brother Odyssey was a very close battle between me & Jeff. The editing did not show that we were trading off the lead back and forth on our way to getting 300 points. I would be up by 4 or 5, and then he’d go on a run and go up by a few. Back and forth we went – and he eventually won 300 – 298. That showed me that I can compete with anyone in the house at any given game. I impressed myself and some of the other houseguests. OTEV was great not just because I won – but because that is a fun challenge to play in. You need to use your brains to figure out the clue, and then find the correct answer and race to get back.
MW: What did you think of Pandora’s Box?
AP: I never was presented with a Pandora’s Box – but I do know that NO ONE in the history of the game has ever NOT taken the box. Its part of the game now for the past few seasons – so you take the good and the bad!
MW: What did you think when Tori Spelling walked into the Big Brother house?
AP: I could not believe it was really her. I mean, my summer was already a dream come true, walking into the house, playing the game, celebrating my 40th birthday. But to add to it meeting my favorite celebrity of all time? Are you kidding me? I will never in my life forget that moment!
MW: How was it eating SLOP?
AP: HORRIBLE – it’s so nasty. Thankfully I was only a have-not once all summer!
MW: You were 3rd. to last to be evicted. Could you have done anything different to make it to the end?
AP: If I did anything different before the final 3, who knows if I would have gotten to the final 3. In the final 3 – if I would have won part 2 of the final HoH – there is no doubt in my mind I would have won part 3. I spent the summer getting to know all of my fellow houseguest to prepare for the Q & A at the end, and sitting in the kitchen listening to the questions on finale night, I got 4 out of 5 right – and Rachel only got 2. Now if the jury would have voted for me – we’ll never know. Afterwards it sounded like they probably wouldn’t have, but like I said – we will never know.
MW: Do you think you would ever play Big Brother again?
AP: It’s not up to me to decide right now. I lived my dream by getting on – i am not going to harass the producers / casting people to put me back in. If they &/or the fans want me back – then I would consider it – but as of now I am happy that i had the chance to play once.
MW: What have you done since Big Brother?
AP: I have gotten very involved in charity work. I have raised money & volunteered my time for various Cancer events, ALS events, and other great causes. I would like to do my own event at some point. I was also on Travel Channel’s show BACON PARADISE 2 with my friend Wesley who owns a Bacon Bakery in NYC called the Baconery. But other than that, back to my normal routine of work, concerts, food events, hosting trivia nights, sporting events, and spending time with my friends and family. I am currently planning my wedding this spring with my fiancé Fara. She was so supportive of me the entire time I was going through the process of getting on the show, while I was in the house, and now when we do these charity events. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful girl by my side through it all.
MW: What would you like to say in closing?
AP: I am living proof that fans of reality shows can get on reality shows – so never give up on your dreams. But only you can make it happen! If you would like to know more of what I am up to, where I am going or what I am doing – follow me on twitter @HeavyMetalTeddy