No matter how big of a fan of Big Brother you are, one of the worst things you can do within the first week is play too hard too fast. That might be the case for Audrey on Big Brother 17 . Audrey, who considers her life motto to be "Throw me to wolves and I'll come back leading the pack," has said she's a fan of Big Brother, but she's also entered this game like the Tasmanian Devil. And now, only 12 days into the game, Audrey's Big Brother life is at risk.
But what about her 329 alliances — won't they save her? Well, that's part of the reason she is at risk in the house, because she has formed so many different alliances. From Day 1, Audrey formed an all-girls alliance that seemed like it could have some stay power (Shelli, Da'Vonne, and Audrey). Then, Audrey formed another alliance, and another one, and another one, and then 70 more. There's a way to be in a ton of alliances and win the game. Past contestants like Derrick, Boogie, Dr. Will, and Dan Gheesling have shown that it can work. But unfortunately, Audrey's cast mates have started talking, and one name seems to be trending... hers.
So people are on to Audrey's game, and we haven't even made it to the first eviction. If Audrey is a student of the game as much as she has led on, she can save herself. One way to do that is not by hosting a house meeting, because that's going to blow her game up even more than the present (see: Devin, Big Brother 16). Audrey can take a page from a few past season's contestants to save herself.
Do: Convince A Few People She's Only Loyal To Them
Even though Boogie and Will were only loyal to each other, Audrey has the opportunity to turn this "I'm in every alliance" thing to her benefit by convincing a few select people that she's only loyal to them and gathering intel from the other alliances. Who those few select people should be is a tough call... I personally think her and Da'Vonne should try to go to the end.
Don't: Gather Everyone In The Living Room
Devin, Devin, Devin. Gathering everyone in the living room for a house meeting is the worst thing to do because you lay all of your cards on the table — in front of everyone — and lose your entire game. It may seem nobel to rid yourself of your Big Brother sins, but don't be a hero. No one wants a hero in Big Brother.
Do: Cop To Your Mistakes
As long as you do so privately, admitting to some that you made mistakes is OK. Tell people you were over your head, and cross your fingers they forget about it and find bigger fish to fry.
Don't: Act Like You Are Already Evicted
Even though some people see this as playing the weak player card, I personally think playing weak (or just being weak) makes you the easiest target ever. If you're sad and laying in bed all day, people are going to vote you out before Julie Chen can ask for the houseguests to move to the living room.
I think Audrey knows all of this, though, so I'm rooting for her to prove to them that she may be down, but she's not out.