Every time I think about Clay Honeycutt on Big Brother 17, I sigh and shake my head like I would over a sweet little kitten. Because, let's face it: the poor guy has no idea what is coming his way, and my bet is that he is going to be booted out of the house faster than anyone can say “touchdown.” After creating a super blatant alliance with Shelli, pissing off a number of the other houseguests, and just being all around kind of obnoxious — like the hot guy in high school who spent more time preening around the hallways than he did picking up a book — it’s clear that this guy isn’t going to last very long in the house. But, instead of waiting around for the inevitable, here's a thought: Clay may not be that great at playing the game, but he is... well, pretty to look at. So, why don’t we just enjoy him for what he is while he’s still around? Because the guy definitely has some major… oh, what’s the word?... assets.
Poor, pretty little Clay. Isn’t he just the sweetest housemate you ever did see?
I’m all for enjoying Clay Honeycutt while he’s still around. So, the following is a list of all the reasons why he should be your favorite for the time he's on the game, and what there is to love about him.
1. He’s Super Pretty
Sometimes, I find myself looking at him with my head cocked to the side and my jaw hanging open ever so slightly. I mean, I didn’t even know humans could look like that. How can there be so much perfection in one body?
2. He Gives You Someone To Hate
In a season of mostly sweeties, it’s hard to hate anyone else in the house these days. Maybe Shelli? But even that’s kind of pushing it. I’m glad he’s around if for no other reason than it gives me someone to despise.
3. He Ups The Bro Quotient
Now that Jace is gone, who else is going to take over the bro duties in the house if not Clay?
4. He Won’t Mess With Your Other Favorite
Even though the guy is a former football player, somehow he can’t win a challenge to save his life. But if you are like me and your favorite contestant isn't him, that’s not a terrible thing. It’s nice to have someone around who you can count on totally bombing.
5. One Word: Showmance
Three words: Clay and Shelli. Who else is going to fulfill my need for voyeuristic romance this season? Liz and Austin? John and Becky? I don’t think so — not when Austin has a girlfriend and Becky has repeatedly shot down the suggestion that she and John have been flirting.
6. That Weird Serious Face He Does
Nothing has delighted me more this season than seeing Clay try to work out conflict with the houseguests. Don’t you love that little squinty confused face he makes? I still don’t know what exactly that face is supposed to convey, but it thrills me every time he makes it.
7. He Keeps the House Divided
If Clay left, then his alliance with Shelli and Liz and Austin might totally crumble. Somehow, even though he’s the weakest link in the house, he’s the thing holding that alliance together, if you ask me.
I don't know what the future holds for Clay, but there a number of perfectly good reasons to keep Clay as your favorite — especially since his days in the house are totally numbered. Things change so often in the house, though, it can be hard to keep track — so, for all the up-to-date info on Clay's status in the house, as well as everything else going on in the show, check out Bustle's very own Big Brother podcast, The Diary Room. Listen to the latest episode below, and be sure to check out future episodes on Bustle’s SoundCloud page.
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