'Big Brother' Winner & Miami Native Josh Martinez on Life After Exiting the 'Big Brother' House|
By Gary Duff | September 27, 2017 | People
Big Brother winner and Miami native Josh Martinez chatted with us about his newfound fame, being the first Latino to win the show, and what he'll be spending his prize earnings on.
When Josh Martinez entered the Big Brother house, he was largely unknown compared to the seasoned vets who returned for Season 19 of the show. But, that didn't stop the 23-year-old Miami native from causing one of the show's largest upsets when he beat returnee and fellow housemate Paul Abrahamian for a grand total of $500,000. In our chat with the reigning king of Big Brother, Martinez dishes on what he plans to spend his prize money on, how his family and friends reacted to him being on the show, and what it was like dealing with his newfound fame.
First, let me congratulate you on your Big Brother win! How does it feel to finally be out of that house?
JOSH MARTINEZ: The weird thing isónow that Iím out of the houseóIím constantly looking for my mic. I woke up today and I was like, ďOh, theyíre not yelling at me because Iím singing or yelling at me to wake up,Ē which was weird. I thought I was going to jump out of the Big Brother house and go back to my normal life and go back to everything, but I guess, itís just the instant notoriety or getting recognized, and things like thatóI canít even go to the grocery store without having people coming up to me, doing the damn song, and trying to take pictures with me. Iím just blessed, man. Itís pretty awesome. I still have to take in everything that happened in, but this is my new life and Iím getting used to it. Read on here: https://oceandrive.com/big-brother-winner-on-life-after-the-show?platform=hootsuite
Shut the flippin' front door! ~~ Do you think you were born awesome, or just grew up badass?