Aaryn Gries, Spencer Clawson and GinaMarie Zimmerman React to Big Brother Firings

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Big Brother 15 has come to an end. Now the fallout has begun.

Only after Andy Herren won the $500,000 grand prize awarded to the Big Brother winner did several of his competitors realize the fallout of their actions.

Aaryn Gries Bikini Picture
Aaryn Gries Bikini Pic

Aaryn Gries, Spencer Clawson, Andrea Zuckerman and GinaMarie Zimmerman are speaking out on losing their jobs this summer while on Big Brother.

In taking the brunt of the flak from the scandal after referring to several houseguests using racial and gay slurs, model Aaryn was dropped by her agency.

With two publicists in tow Wednesday night, Gries addressed her actions: "I definitely was shocked with how serious things were taken," she told THR.

"Some of the things were taken out of context but either way, I definitely regret saying those things. I never wanted to hurt or offend anyone."

"When I realized how I affected people, it made me really think about how I'm going about things. I need to be more cognizant of what I'm doing and saying all the time."

Aaryn Gries said her relationship with her employer was already rocky.

"I was on the rocks with the agency before I even came," she said.

"I do have more opportunities, more agencies that are wanting to meet with me that I'm going to meet with [Thursday]. It's all good. I'm going to move up."

"I'm thinking about a book," she adds. "I'm hoping to help other people learn from my experience and not get themselves into a similar situation. We'll see."

GinaMarie Zimmerman, the runner-up on Big Brother lost her job at East Coast USA Pageant Inc. after she too uttered several racial slurs on the show.

Following the finale, she voiced regret over some of the "unruly" things that "came out," saying, "I definitely regret that and [would] take that back if I could.

Zimmerman, who lost to Andy Herren by a 7-2 vote Wednesday, called her firing "unfortunate, because pageant's my whole world and so are the kids."

She elaborated further, she admitted that "it's a little tear at my heart a little bit because that's my life. I kind of don't know what I'm going to do without it."

But she understood why the company did what they did.

"I represent me and also the pageant corporation," she said. "I am a good person and I do have a big heart and I do work really hard no matter what I do."

"I'm always there for them, and hopefully when time passes, they might welcome me back. We just got to wait and see what happens."

Spencer Clawson Big Brother

Spencer Clawson's employer, the Union Pacific Railroad, released a statement distancing itself from him following some of his questionable statements.

"I hope I continue working for them," Clawson said. "After this, I've got a big mess to clean up back home with my home and maybe some people in my town."

"Hopefully I can handle it with the grace that I handled being up on the block in the house so much. I just got to stay calm, cool and hopefully everything will work out."

"I don't have any hate in my heart. I try to be a good person."

"I know there were some comments I said that got taken out of context or even the context they were taken may not have been appropriate," Clawson added.

"If I said anything that was bad judgment, I apologize for that. I don't want anyone to think I hate a particular group of people or I condone a particular activity or behavior."

"I'm kind of a jokester and I talk a lot, and I'm going to say stupid things -- and that's exactly what happened. I can't blame anybody for it but myself."

"I hope that the good I did this season outweighs the bad."

Amanda Zuckerman, a luxury real estate agent, received a rude awakening when she walked out of the house following her eviction on Day 77.

She was greeted with resounding boos from the crowd.

"Bullying is a very hot topic right now, and it's viewed differently by different people. I personally don't feel like I was bullying anyone," she said.

"I played a really strong game and I was loyal to my alliance. I'm a strong woman and that can rub people the wrong way, but that made me a strong competitor."

"I am a strong person. I fight for my clients. I fight for what's right. In the game you have to be more manipulative about it, but overall, I am a strong woman."

Zuckerman is aware of the "smoothing over" she must do.

"I know I've offended people and I'm super apologetic for that. [That] definitely wasn't my intention and I just want to move forward in a positive light."


Why bring Elissa up. This article is about bb houseguests that have lost employment due to their behavior on the show. Elissa wasn't part of that group. She left being well loved by the audience and won the fan favorite prise money. Pay attention and keep on topic.


Amanda! Strong woman?? Pssshhhhhh! My left foot." Oh McCrae, why didn't you throw the HOH competition to me?! I never get to win, boo hooo!!!


In the beginning of your article you call Amanda Andrea then you got it right later. Does no one proof read your articles? if not and you're looking for someone so feel free to hit me up! =)


I definitely loved BB15 because the wrongdoers were exposed and confronted. But, I kind of know that Aaryn, GinaMarie, Spencer, and maybe Amanda are not the same people they were when they entered the Big Brother house.


Agreed. These people were just awful! Why can't they simply understand and acknowledge that they were wrong? They do not get that they need to own their errors. Weak apology: "I'm sorry if you got hurt, I'm sorry if anyone was offended..." Sincere apology: "I'm sorry for offending you, I apologize for saying such stupid, thoughtless, and hurtful things. I will try and be more aware of my behavior in the future".


Sorry Barbara, you must have missed a lot that Elissa said and did, along with the fact that Rachel (who was extremely cruel in the BB house), is her idol. I don't agree with the antics of Amanda but must agree with some of the comments made after she left the house. She added nothing to the series, was phoney and mean in her own way, therefore I don't feel the least bit sorry for her.


I have read a lot of apologies and read a lot of the taken out of context stuff. I haven't heard or read any apologies made to Elissa and her family. Spencer and Andy and Amanda especially. If that goes undone, everything else they apologize for will mean nothing at all. Do they not get it???? Every thing was heard on live feed. This taking out of context is pure rubbish.


Strong woman my foot! Amanda is a vile, nasty excuse of a human being and I watched the live feeds so I know what I'm talking about. If she doesn't recognize that she could be the poster child for a bully, then there is no hope for her.


Don't these losers know that comments cannot be taken "out of context" when there are cameras (video/audio) 24/7? Cowards....not owning up to their true personalities...


They are only sorry for the reaction people have towards them. They were racist, bullies, and disgusting when Elissa bashing. Andy this includes you.

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