5 Times Frankie Grande Was Desperate for More 'Big Brother' Attention

We all know that one person who just loves attention, right? The one who, no matter the setting, will try to steal the spotlight from anyone and everyone. Well inside the Big Brother housethere is no doubt that person is Frankie Grande. I'd go as far to say that there were actually two people who held this role, but since Zach was evicted a few weeks ago — and now I'm starting to think this is why Frankie was targeting Zach — Frankie has assumed the lead attention-seeking role. 

Unfortunately, when a show revolves around watching people live in isolation for a summer with 76 cameras tracking their every move, camera-loving people tend to become a little obnoxious and even hated by viewers. That has definitely been one of Frankie's limitations with fans this season on the show. Beyond saying some pretty awful things about other houseguests, fame, and even rape, Frankie's attention-loving attitude has made him a fan least-favorite. Here are some of Frankie's attention-seeking antics that have made him seem just plain desperate. 

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Frankie's constant compliments to Julie Chen

It started out feeling really genuine, and I’m sure Julie thought the same. But then, each time Frankie was in the Diary Room evicting someone, he would feed Julie compliments that started to feel, well, disingenuous. Maybe he really does like Julie’s necklace, but when it comes almost on schedule with the rest of his compliments, it doesn’t feel very real.

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When he rap nominated Zach for eviction

When Zach did a rap begging his fellow houseguests to not eliminate him, it felt very Zach-like. But when Frankie used Zach’s own “thing” to nominate him — and eventually lead him to being evicted — it felt very contrived and too staged. I understand the houseguests want to be jaw-dropping and make the audience feel like there is some “unexpectedness” that the show speaks so greatly about, but this was not it. 

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When he sobbed during the Jeff & Jordan proposal

Was anyone rolling their eyes when Frankie was sobbing on camera holding Jordan’s adorable dog during the photo montage of Jeff and Jordan? 

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The play that he insisted on doing

What better way than to get the attention all on you than to perform a play? Sure the other houseguests were involved, but with a professional background in theater, Frankie knew he would stand out. 

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When Izzy came to visit

A lot of live feed watchers think that Frankie being attached to Izzy, the Big Brother pet for a day, had something to do with getting as much camera time as possible. While this could be true, there is always the chance that he just really loves dogs. With Frankie, we’ll never know. 

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