Aaryn Elizabeth Williams (née Gries) was a houseguest on Big Brother 15. Then Aaryn proposed another arrangement, suggesting that if they kept her in the game, then Aaryn would put up who Helen and her allies wanted, if she were to win. The two girls went on to survive while Jeremy became eliminated. Judd is then evicted. She chose to target Elissa Slater for eviction, blaming her for Girt… In Texas, we say things. While in the house, Gries quickly formed a romantic relationship with David Girton. Shortly after, however, Elissa regrets this decision, deciding to target Amanda instead after realizing that she has been controlling the whole game. Status Aaryn was not the first controversial houseguest to play Big Brother, and she certainly was not the last. Aaryn, now 29, competed on Big Brother 15 back in 2013 at the age of 22. AarynWilliams. I feel how bad it is being seen and how I've come across to people. Aaryn votes to evict Candice this week along with the rest of the house. I will use my Psychology training as best as I can and try to be strategic.What are you afraid of? Rather, Aaryn is remembered for a series of racist and homophobic remarks, particularly those directed at fellow houseguests Candice Stewart, Helen Kim, and Andy Herren. Aaryn is the fastest Houseguest to win four, Aaryn is the first houseguest to be booed. While in the house, Gries quickly formed a romantic relationship with David Girton. Julie Chen has even referred to Aaryn as her least favorite houseguest of all time, harsh criticism considering Julie's admiration for so many others. On week 4, Aaryn has been nominated yet again when Judd Daugherty wins the HoH, and she ends up becoming chosen for eviction alongside her only remaining allies in the game Kaitlin and GinaMarie. Aaryn accepted this deal, and the house unanimously voted out Kaitlin instead. [5] She was also signed to Zephyr Talent. An avid collector of both comic books and Criterion Blu-Rays, Cory is just as likely to talk your head off about why Aquaman is obviously the coolest superhero as he is to rewatch every Terrence Malick film for the umpteenth time. Helen is then evicted. [5][6] From June 2011 to April 2012, she served as an Ice Girl cheerleader for the Texas Stars Hockey Club. [5] In high school she was a part of varsity dance and varsity cheer; from 2005 to 2007, Gries served as a coach at the Castle Rock School of Gymnastics. Aaryn then went on to win the fifth HoH competition, 'Roulette Me Win'. Big Brother 15 became highly controversial after a variety of bigoted remarks were made by several of the HouseGuests, both on the aired episodes and on the live feeds. Like any good Philadelphian, Cory is an avid sports fan, but entertainment and storytelling are his true passions. However, their plan is ruined when Amanda wins the POV and uses it on McCrae. [23][24] She also referred to Stewart as "Aunt Jemima". [22], She was seen on the show's live Internet feed referring to Herren as a "queer", and also referred to Asians as "squinty eyed". Aaryn failed wholeheartedly at the social component of the game and suffered the consequences as a result. Aaryn then became nominated for eviction by Helen, alongside her ally Kaitlin. It received over 27,000 signatures. When told she has to choose four Have-Nots for the week, Aaryn selects Elissa alongside Helen Kim, Candice Stewart, and Andy Herren, believing that they had all voted to evict David. [10] After Girton was evicted, Gries won the "Big Brother BBQ" Head of Household competition in the following week with McGuire (her teammate) and ended up taking the HOH position. On week 6, Aaryn is kept safe when her best friend in the house, GinaMarie, wins the HoH competition. Aaryn was also a huge competition threat, winning four Head of Household competitions and one Power of Veto throughout her time in the game. Aaryn begins targeting Elissa Slater after discovering that she is Rachel Reilly's sister and votes to evict her later that week. Aaryn Elizabeth Williams (née Gries) was a houseguest on Big Brother 15. Fearing becoming evicted, Aaryn made a deal with Helen that if Helen kept her in the game, then Aaryn will throw the next HOH. I am most proud of my ability to rise above disappointment and press on with a positive and peaceful mind. Despite having a large target on her back for the majority of the game, Aaryn managed to survive nine weeks before being evicted by a vote of 5-0. 1 (Day 49) Despi… Cory spent the last four years on the opposite side of the Keystone state, however, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Film and Media Studies. 8th I don't want to seem like that person, I apologize to anyone I offended for that. In some ways, it is a shame that Aaryn had to tarnish her legacy with such vile behavior. In week 1, Aaryn quickly forms a close bond with David Girton, entering into a flirtatious relationship. ", "Aaryn Gries - Big Brother Wed. 8/7c, Thur. She would later be followed by, Aaryn won the most competitions out of any female in. Gries appeared on Big Brother 15in 2013. I regret that. She kept her end of the bargain with Slater and Kim, allowing them to control the nominations and orchestrate the eviction of Howard Overby. In a notable confrontation with African American houseguest Candice Stewart, Williams flipped over Stewart's bed and aggressively mocked her with a stereotypical accent when Stewart expressed disapproval of the act and threatened to "raise hell" if it happened again. Youtube 3 (Weeks 3, 4 & 9) Aaryn_Williams power for a second week in a row and was able to flip the vote against Uhas, who was later evicted that week. Aaryn Gries Although season 15 included quite a few villains, Aaryn tops the list as one of the least-liked contestants, making many controversial and seemingly racist and homophobic comments. Helen took her up on the offer, and told her to nominate Howard and Spencer Clawson for eviction. However, it is not her performance as a player that has come to define Aaryn's Big Brother legacy. Social Media It was later reported that Aaryn was dropped from two modeling agencies. ", "Should CBS Expel 'Big Brother 15' HG Aaryn Over Racist Comments? Aaryn is left shocked yet again when Elissa is able to survive eviction for the second time after winning the MVP vote and using it to backdoor Nick Uhas. - Slate Magazine", "After years of controversy, CBS finally warns 'Big Brother' contestants about consequences for bad behavior", "AARYN GRIES PROM PICS SOME OF MY BEST DATES ARE BLACK", "Controversial 'Big Brother' contestant Aaryn Gries gives birth to first child, Skyla", Adria Montgomery-Klein and Natalie Montgomery-Carroll, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aaryn_Gries&oldid=985729894, Big Brother (American TV series) contestants, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 16:38. In fact, she is one of only four women ever to win 4 HOH competitions in a single season, tying with Janelle Pierzina, Rachel Reilly, and Vanessa Ruosso. [5] She spent the summers with her father in Texas. Aaryn gave birth to her third daughter named Reese in August 2019. Instagram Aaryn gave birth to a baby girl named Skyla in June 2016. [27][28], Gries's mother apologized for the offensive comments after hiring a publicist, and spoke out against the exploitation of her daughter's words for ratings in an interview given to the Los Angeles Times a few days after her eviction. At times, the HouseGuests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. At the Final 2, Aaryn voted for her closest ally GinaMarie to win instead of Andy. – Zap2it", "Aaryn Gries' mom apologizes for 'Big Brother' slurs", "Big Brother and racism: Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman. aaryn_williams David GirtonAmanda ZuckermanGinaMarie ZimmermanKaitlin BarnabyJeremy McGuire Occupation But the game of Big Brother cannot be divorced from the social experiment at its core. [5], "I did not mean to ever come off as racist. Following Judd's eviction, Amanda allows Aaryn to enter into her alliance with McCrae Olson and Andy, which they name the 3 A.M. alliance. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. Aaryn Gries from Big Brother 15 made headlines outside the Big Brother house for her controversial comments. Votes Against According to her BB Wiki page, Aaryn won more competitions than any other female on her season with a total of five. GinaMarie voted to evict Aaryn to go along with the rest of the house, despite her close allegiance to her, due to her entering into an alliance with Andy. She was at the center of controversy inside and outside of the house due to comments made that were deemed as racist and homophobic, even being read back some of her comments during her eviction interview. However, it is not her performance as a player that has come to define Aaryn's Big Brother legacy. Still targeting Elissa, Aaryn nominates her for eviction alongside Helen, due to Helen being Elissa's closest ally in the house. Aaryn was then evicted in 8th place by a vote of 5-0, making her the fourth member of the jury. Seven years later, Aaryn is married with three children. Vetos Wins Big Brother 15 (US) Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a HouseGuest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the house or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program. [15] These comments led to a negative reaction from many fans, and more than 27,000 people signed a petition asking that Gries be expelled from the house before she was evicted. Hometown After Girton was evicted, Gries won the "Big Brother BBQ" Head of Household competition in the following week with McGuire (her teammate) and ended up taking the HOH position. Jury Member [7] She was dropped from Zephyr Talent after making racial slurs on Big Brother. She placed 8th and was the fourth member of the jury. Aaryn has the lowest place finish with anyone with 3 or more HOH wins, placing 8th. Perhaps no name in Big Brother history will send chills down a producer's spine quicker than that of Aaryn Gries. [1][5] Gries has worked locally in Texas as a specialty model, doing work for Maxim in Austin, Texas, and was signed by Belle Petite as a promotional model.