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The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION
Controversy swirls over Jillian's win on the first-ever 'Big Brother Canada'

By: Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press
Thursday, May. 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM | Comments: 0

TORONTO - There are no hanging chads, but controversy swirls over a questionable vote that has crowned a Nova Scotia teacher the first-ever "Big Brother Canada" champ.
Athletic brunette Jillian MacLaughlin scored four votes from a seven-member jury tasked with deciding between her and her flamboyant co-finalist Gary Levy.
She eked out a win thanks to a surprise nod from Levy's best friend Topaz Brady, who made it clear throughout Thursday's two-hour finale she was rooting for Levy.
Upon realizing she mistakenly voted for MacLaughlin instead, Brady pleaded with show bosses to allow her vote be changed to no avail. The flap elicited cheers and jeers from the studio audience who quickly took sides with boisterous catcalls.

As a result, MacLaughlin claims a $100,000 prize, along with a Chevy Trax and a $25,000 gift card to The Brick. As runner-up, Levy gets a $20,000 cash prize.
The first-ever "Big Brother Canada" saw 15 houseguests confined to a camera-rigged house, with no contact with the outside world. It wrapped after 10 weeks on Thursday with a two-hour finale on Slice.

"(I'm) really excited, overwhelmed," the 27-year-old MacLaughlin said after the show taped, dismissing suggestions she didn't actually earn the votes needed.
"I know the production has been very strict on rules this season, I know that it's set myself and (fellow houseguest) Emmett (Blois) back in the game a fair bit, just by them being: 'Nope, rules are rules.' So rules are rules. Gary deserved this just as much as me, he played a great game but at the end of the day, the rules are rules and I ended up winning."
Backstage, Levy unleashed a bear hug on Brady, insisting he didn't hold any hard feelings over the outcome. Facing reporters backstage, he said he felt like a winner.

"I'm definitely a little bit disappointed, I came into this game to win," said Levy, who donned a glittering black and gold cocktail dress for the finale.
"But stuff happens and I still feel like I'm a winner no matter what."

Levy's allies were more outspoken in their assessment pot-stirrer Peter Brown denounced the outcome with his trademark bluster.
"Jillian did not triumph over anything, she was rewarded by Topaz's mistake, an honest mistake," said Brown, flanked by his partner-in-crime Alec Beall, who dubbed their partnership "the Sheyld" (pronounced "Shield").

"Jillian did not deserve to win this game at all. Gary should have been the winner."
Brown's cohort Alec Beall agreed, stating "there will forever be an asterisk next to Jillian's name as the winner of 'Big Brother Canada' season 1."
"But that's drama, that's perfect for the show and future seasons, perhaps," said Beall.

The flap certainly added spice to the final moments of the finale.
"No. Someone switched it, please don't do this to me," Brady said to host Arisa Cox upon realizing her mistake.
"We were really, really clear," Arisa said apologetically.

Despite the controversy, MacLaughlin says the unexpected last-minute wrinkle doesn't taint her achievements.
"I don't care, anybody can say what they want to say about how I won this but I'm happy with my game and I'm proud of myself," said MacLaughlin, who won four "Head of Household" competitions.
"I definitely deserved to win this game as well. I played a good game, I played a hard game, I made big moves, I was a strong competitor, I'm happy with my game."

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'Big Brother Canada's Jillian Wins After Topaz Vote Mishap
Fans sat in shock at the "Big Brother Canada" finale as Jillian took home the top spot over fan favourite Gary in the inaugural season of the reality show. The audience was absolutely deflated after a voting mishap by jury member Topaz. Live and jovial, the crowd was buzzing, but after the voting, the confetti fell, and it was nearly silent in the studio.

Since the end of the finale aired, the terms #BBCan, Topaz and Jillian have been trending on Twitter in Canada.

For the final vote, the jury members are supposed to vote for who they want to win, not who they want eliminated (as are the rules for all other votes). Topaz, who very clearly wanted to vote for Gary, instead submitted a vote for Jillian. After host Arisa Cox proclaimed that Topaz voted "Jillian," Topaz stood up, and yelled out, "No, no, no. Um ... no, I didn't!"

The audience gasped audibly at Cox's proclamation, and Topaz actually got up from her chair, stepped out of the enclosed jury pen and confronted the host, insisting that someone switched it or read it wrong. The audience began to chant, "Switch it! Switch it! Switch it!" and "Gary! Gary! Gary!" The show quickly cut to commercial.

Arisa Cox left the studio and emerged about five to 10 minutes later, but the show went on. The votes were not switched, and Topaz's vote counted towards Jillian's victory -- the New Glasgow, Nova Scotia native won with a 4-3 jury vote.

After spending 71 days in the "Big Brother Canada" house, Jillian emerged victorious as the first-ever "Big Brother Canada" winner.

This vote snafu is just the latest controversy this season -- "Big Brother Canada" has been fraught with twists and turns, including live feeds crashing, alleged cheating scandals and the bringing back of a contestant after he was eliminated.

The final three, Emmett, Jillian and Gary, certainly fought to the last minute. Here's hoping that next season provides the same level of excitement. We'll be there to cover it for you again.

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Thanks Chris Jancelewicz

The Morning After: ‘Big Brother Canada’ houseguests let loose

By John R. Kennedy, Global News

TORONTO — Hours after the shocking finale of Big Brother Canada, the houseguests were back in front of the cameras on Global’s The Morning Show.

Winner Jillian MacLaughlin and runner-up Gary Levy arrived separately from the other competitors, who pulled up to The Morning Show studio in downtown Toronto in a chartered bus.

Topaz Brady insisted she did not intentionally create drama by casting a ballot for MacLaughlin instead of Levy.

“This is not the kind of attention that I want,” said Brady. “I feel like I’m going to get so much negative feedback.”

Brady said she thought it was a joke when her vote was announced. “I was pro-Gary from day one of the show,” she said. “Obviously I wanted Gary [to win].”

Having being sequestered for the run of the reality show, houseguests AJ Burman, Andrew Monaghan and Peter Brown were quizzed on some of the news events and pop culture moments they missed.

Taken aback that Gwyneth Paltrow was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine, Burman asked, “What’s the world coming to?”


‘Big Brother Canada’ crowns winner in controversial finale

All three players knew that the Toronto Maple Leafs made it into the playoffs, but only Monaghan knew Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the federal Liberal party.

See pics from the Big Brother Canada reunion on The Morning Show.

In another game on The Morning Show, three couples who had “show-mances” were quizzed about how well they know each other. Host Liza Fromer declared it a three-way tie, “unless Topaz, of course, you’d like to change your vote.”

MacLaughlin and all the houseguests reunited to join Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox on the national edition of The Morning Show.

MacLaughlin said she had no idea she’d emerge the winner.

“When it was down to me and Gary I had no idea how it was going to work out,” said MacLaughlin. “I knew it was going to be close. I knew I had some votes but I knew I had a lot of people who may have held a grudge against me for some moves I made in the game.”

Watch the Big Brother Canada fun on The Morning Show:

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