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06-20-2013, 12:12 PM

Name: Andy Herren

Age: 26

Hometown: Aurora, Ill.

Lives: Chicago, Ill.

Occupation: Professor

Marital Status: Single

Three adjectives that describe you: Friendly, funny and red.

Favorite Activities: Improv, eating candy, watching TV, running, laughing with friends, playing with puppies as they walk down the street, teaching, making lists, ranking things, teaching my family’s cockatiel to call my dad “gurl,” messing with people, eating ice-cream too fast and being adorable.

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Not having any privacy. I would be lying if I said I don’t find this intimidating. Also, the prospect of slop is something I have regular nightmares about. I just…can’t.

Strategy for winning “Big Brother”: I would start by playing a covertly aggressive game. I would lay low on the surface and be friendly to everyone (if this is possible) while secretly establishing a concrete alliance with people I have deemed the most trustworthy. I would scope out the house very quickly for these people, as I know you need to act soon to solidify trust and bonds. I’m quite good at reading people, so I would choose people I felt comfortable with, as well as people others would not expect me to align with. I also think my background in communications improv would be great strengths. Through communication and public speaking, I know how to say what people want to hear and through improv I am able to lie without batting an eye. I’m a smiley, friendly person, so nobody will see it coming when I stab them in the back.

Which past “Big Brother” cast member did you like most or least? My two favorites of all time are Britney and Ragan from season 12. I think I would have been BFFs with each of them, and I think I would have given Ragan the kick in the pants he needed to go far in the game. I thought he played a good social game (as he seemed to be genuinely well-liked by everyone), but I thought he wasn’t aggressive enough. He never made the big moves that I know he is capable of. Britney was similar. I would have smacked some sense into her and gotten her away from Lane. Her Diary Room confessions were like windows to my soul. She always said what I was thinking. They both made it far, but with me in the house during their season I think one of them (or me) could have won.

What are you afraid of? I am slightly afraid of heights, but it is not crippling or anything. I am terrified of bees, though. And people who enjoy Tyler Perry movies.

What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? There is a wall of graffiti on the first floor girls bathroom of the English Building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that is solely dedicated to me. Quips include, “I AM IN LOVE WITH ANDY HERREN,” “Ha ha! I know that ginger bastard!” and “Andy Herren for President!” Pretty incredible right?!

Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… “From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” “Dr. Seuss, One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.”

What would you take into the house and why? 1. My baby blanket. I’ve had it my entire life and it would give me a sense of security and comfort while in the house. 2. a notepad and pen to take notes after competitions/while observing others in the house. DUH. 3. Skittles. Just because, why not? What am I supposed to do if there are no Skittles in the house?

What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous? If Big Brother made me famous, I would definitely embrace it, but to a certain extent. I would love seeing people smile in my presence (and let’s be real – having the spotlight would feel nice), but I also love my life and my friends and family, and don’t want fame to come in the way of my already-established personal relationships. Thus, I would be sad if horrible tabloid stories were written about me or my loved ones, but I understand that this comes with the territory. Long story short, being famous would be totally cool, but as long as it is on my terms. ME ME ME.

Andy Herren - Big Brother 15 Houseguest - YouTube

06-20-2013, 01:03 PM
Wait Shinx, I think we've got a gay!

But I love anyone who calls themselves a ginger bastard.

Not sure if he's a fan or not, but I think we'll be entertained.

06-20-2013, 01:05 PM
Zach they casted the wrong ginger and we know it.

06-20-2013, 01:09 PM
Um excuse me, they did not cast this piece over me. If they were gonna cast a gay ginger, it should have been me. He's been promoted to number one on my hate list. R.U.D.E.

06-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Um excuse me, they did not cast this piece over me. If they were gonna cast a gay ginger, it should have been me. He's been promoted to number one on my hate list. R.U.D.E.

Well think of it this way...If he's a success, they're going to be looking for someone to take his place in the "gay ginger category..."

We know BB isn't looking to cast anything new, so let's hope Andy is a success and you'll be the guy we're calling "Second Andy" or well we'll call "First Zach"

06-20-2013, 01:12 PM
I think he is awesome! Has a pretty good strategy and love that he loves Ragan and Brittany. I am hoping he doesn't come across as sneaky and backstabby from the side like Joe from BB8, I hope he goes far! Definitely my favorite guy so far :D

But yes, they did cast the wrong gay ginger ;)

06-20-2013, 01:12 PM
It should have been Zach!! What the hell:(

06-20-2013, 01:18 PM
The audacity of Robin and Grodner.


06-20-2013, 01:25 PM
It should of been both of us. Do you know how much trouble we would have caused in that house

06-20-2013, 01:26 PM
It's all good because the Jack and Karen show is going to be epic!

06-20-2013, 01:38 PM
OK, let me ask Zach did you apply???? If so yes they did choose the wrong ginger, but you can not blame him. He seems like he would be fun, so I will reserve my judgement.

06-20-2013, 02:28 PM


06-20-2013, 02:39 PM
His twitter bio is a 30 Rock reference. AHHHH. He is officially my pre-season favorite! (He was before I found this out), I hope he doesn't disappoint. Represent the gays well my friend, represent them well :D

06-20-2013, 03:03 PM
Wait Shinx, I think we've got a gay!

But I love anyone who calls themselves a ginger bastard.

Not sure if he's a fan or not, but I think we'll be entertained.

He completely is gay. As soon as he opened his mouth, my gaydar was pinging quite loudly. And anyone who lists Britney and Ragan as favorite players goes up in my book.

Shiny Beige
06-20-2013, 05:38 PM
So far, he's my favorite, but I think he only saw one season of BB, so he's not a fan. And how can you fault anyone whose favorite activity is "being adorable"?

06-20-2013, 05:41 PM
He's gay, I quote from his twitter:


06-20-2013, 06:05 PM
Wait, so this gay ginger got cast over Zach and the other gay ginger I know from my hometown that applied????


Added video to the first post.

06-20-2013, 07:32 PM
I have to say that Andy is probably my favorite male cast member after watching Preseason Interviews. I just feel like he is most aware of the game out of the guys, as far as what to do and what not to do. He seems fun and not overly annoying. I feel like him and McCrae would make a great alliance.

06-20-2013, 08:20 PM
Ya, the two ginger gays I know are much better than this guy. But he could be fun. I don't know. He's not as boring as a couple of the other guys I've seen videos of so far.

06-20-2013, 09:20 PM
I think OUR gay ginger would hands down be better than him in the house, but I guess he'll do. I think he'll be better than some of the gays we've had in the house, and he seems to have the right frame of mind knowing that you can't count on your pregame strategy without knowing your HG's & the twist :)

06-21-2013, 03:47 PM
He might be ok. Yes, Sphinx would be HELL FIRE in that house. I would SOOOOOO enjoy it. So agree, wrong Grodner, WRONG.

06-22-2013, 09:13 PM

06-23-2013, 10:07 AM
Hell fire...yes. Hahahaha Such a shame Grodner was such a troll and didn't cast me...

06-23-2013, 04:34 PM
Poor Andy. He doesn't know the only reason he was cast as Ragan 2.0 was so that he could stage a backyard fight with Rachel 2.0.

Then cue exit.


06-26-2013, 08:32 PM
I was always scared of howdy Doody as a kid and now I have to watch him on BB