Speaking with ET Canada’s “Big Brother Canada” correspondent Ika Wong, the 45-year-old Tony-winning Broadway actress and mom reveals the game was more difficult than she had anticipated.
“It was a bazillion times harder,” Winokur admits. “If they had said, ‘You are going to be sequestered and we are going to go for 10 more days,’ I would have been like, ‘I can’t do it.’ It’s so much harder than I ever thought.”
Despite Winokur winning the $250,000 prize – with some fans questioning if her “mom factor” helped secure the six to three vote – Mathews made a memorable exit, earning $25,000 and the title of America’s Favourite Houseguest.
Admitting he had to step out on a few toes to secure his finale spot, the 38-year-old TV personality says he wouldn’t change a thing, explaining, “America’s player means more to me than the title of winner.”
Mathews also earned a few points after doing some digging into fellow houseguest and former political aid to the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault.
“Someone should be giving me a journalism award,” Mathews quips. “I see Omarosa is in the house – I know what you need. You need the scoop. So what did I do? In the middle of trying to win the whole thing, I got you the scoop.”
Meanwhile, speaking with Wong, Manigault reveals that despite not winning the game, the 44-year-old reality TV star would be happy to continue her “Big Brother” experience into Canada. “I love ‘Big Brother Canada’,” she says. “I’m a huge fan and hopefully I will be able to come up and see one of the finales.”