Big Brother nomination ceremonies are never devoid of drama, but this week's was downright theatrical. Zach and Frankie — or "Zankie" as they're often called — were crowned Heads of Household, and spent more time rehearsing for the event than they did debating over their nominees. Although Zankie's flair for the dramatic is inherent, this particular desire to put on a real spectacle stems from this week's Big Brother Team America challenge. Frankie, Donny, and Derrick are collectively to "Play the role of puppet master and get two Houseguests to have an argument at either the nomination ceremony or the veto meeting." The Team saw this nomination ceremony as their opportunity to fulfill the task, and, even though he's not a member of the Team, Zach vowed to put on "a show." And by golly did he ever. Spoilers ahead.
The 23-year-old Palm Beach native may have majored in Economics, but we'd be surprised if he didn't nab an acting credit or two. Before the ceremony, Zach carefully crafted and rehearsed some biting insults for his nominees, Christine and Nicole. He even donned a costume. After Frankie announced that he was going "the safe way" by nominating Victoria and Jocasta, Zach unleashed his dutifully prepared verbal attack.
"Christine, if we pulled out the Big Brother Dictionary today and looked up the word "floater," there would be a picture of you and Jenn City holding hands, never being called to the Diary Room. Basically irrelevant."
"You're a Froot Loop dingus superfan...I bet you didn't see this coming."
Were the ladies hurt by his words? This picture is worth a thousand.
Zach didn't drop his performance when the curtains were lowered after the ceremony. Homeboy chomped on beef jerky in front of his two nominees, claiming they're on slop because they're "lazy."
Now, I'm all for a good show, but I can't help but think Zach's antics will end up biting him in the bum harder than the acting bug bit him. His buddies seem to agree with me.
Zach may be cutting his time in the house short, but, hey, he'll probably have an agent waiting for him as soon as he walks out the door.
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