Five Minutes with Big Brothers Runnerup Jade


She captivated us on the most recent season of Big Brother and she has graced our cover for this issue of GCMAG. We sat down with Jade to find out a little more about her, her time in the house, and her plans for the future.

Why did you want to enter Big Brother?
I entered big brother for the amazing experience also to try and create a name for my self and boost my acting career. But I never ever thought I’d get in so that was a massive surprise
What was the process before getting into the house?
The audition process started back in April. There was a massive audition where you go through three different rounds. Then if you are lucky enough to get through there are a couple more auditions later on, as well as medicals and all that jazz. It definitely was a quick process!

Tell us about your time in the Big Brother house?
Throughout my time in the house, I really focused on being myself and enjoying the experience. I played with my heart and never nominated my close friends. For me it wasn’t about winning it was about getting to the end with all my friends and some great memories.

Do you think you will remain friends with anyone in particular from the house?
Absolutely, I always be friends with Ed, Mikkayla and the sugar sisters.

What has life been like out of the Big Brother house?
It has been insane! I’ve been so busy and the support from the fans has been really overwhelming, I feel so lucky! I don’t want my life to ever go back to how it was.

What advice to you have for those wanting to enter Big Brother in 2014?
It sounds really corny but just be yourself. If you put on an act, or try to be too full on the producers will see through it. If I proved anything it’s that you don’t have to be the loudest to get to the end.

What was the first thing you did when you got home from the house?
Well actually I was flown to Sydney the day after the finale for four days of media and radio. So I just talked…a lot! I also got to spend some time with the house mates and my dad who had flown out from Italy for the final.

What does a normal day look like for you now?
I don’t have a normal day anymore, but in my down time I spend time with my family by the pool and go to the gym.

What is it like having fans?
Having fans has been amazing! I’m sooo grateful to every single one of them for watching and voting and for their continued support during and after the show.

You also competed in Italy’s Next Top Model, tell us about that experience?
Italy’s next top model was great but it didn’t make me happy. I have always modelled but it’s not who I am. I’m not majorly in to fashion. And there are a lot of parts about the modelling world that I don’t like. Milan can be a very full on place and is not great for the self-esteem,

Tell us a little bit about you and your other achievements prior to big brother?
I modelled overseas for four years. During that time I also went to New York, Spain, Morocco, Sweden, Germany, and travelled around most of Italy. After all that I came back to Australia to pursue my dream of acting. Just before Big Brother I was lucky enough to land a very small part on a TV show called Camp by NBC starring Racheal Griffiths and Adam Garcia, just to name a few. It was amazing!

Now that you are back in the real world what are you career plans?
I really just want to focus on my acting and try my hardest to land a role on an Australian drama.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Well I hope as an actress on a great Australian drama, well known and living in a beautiful home in Sydney or Melbourne- fingers crossed!