We're at that point in a season of Big Brother where you've finally learned all of the houseguests names (it takes a little while to get past "That dumb guy... no, that other dumb guy"), you're rooting for someone (Donny! Donny! Donny!), and you're invested in at least once showmance (we're pulling for you crazy kids, Hayden and Nicole). Season 16 of Big Brother is well under way and it is quickly establishing itself as one of the more enjoyable seasons of the CBS reality series (well, now that Devin is gone) thanks to its entertaining cast. Well, maybe with the exception of Victoria Rafaeli.
In her Big Brother bio, Victoria (who is one of the few Big Brother 16 contestants without a Twitter page, which means even less of a social media presence for self-promotion) describes herself as "exotic, bold and empowered" and said that her strategy to win this season is to "manipulate people with my looks; I am very strategic and always get what I want." Sure, she may have gotten the guys to turn their heads in the backyard, but those "manipulation" tactics didn't do her much good playing chess or trying to move an egg through chicken wire.
On paper, Victoria looks like she's destined to become reality television royalty, so it's easy to see why Big Brother chose her. She's beautiful, she occasionally spouts out soundbites like "I'm too pretty to blackout," and she seems to have a flair for the dramatics. (Sadly, she's not even the best crier of the bunch this season. That's all Jocasta.)
Still, for a season that isn't skin deep — these people are in it to play — Victoria's strategy likely won't get her much further. Of course, that tide could turn in her favor if she uncovers Frankie's connection to his sister Ariana Grande and she uses that big piece of information to her advantage.