Interview with BB9 Alex Coladonato
I had the chance to catch up with BB9's Alex Coladonato on Sunday night, and even managed to maintain my composure... somewhat. ;) Alex pulled no punches. I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it.
Just to let everyone know right off the bat, yes, Alex will be putting things up on ebay for the fans, and a portion of the proceeds will be going to his father's 9-11 foundation. As soon as that happens, I'll letcha know!
Also, new versions of his clothing line will be launching very soon on www.tackygarb.com.
Now, on with the interview.
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BB9Dish-Carolyn: Hi Alex.
Alex: Heyy... How are you, Carolyn?
Carolyn: I'm great. Thanks for asking. How're you doing?
Alex: I'm doing pretty good.
Carolyn: How was your vacation in Aruba?
Alex: Amazing. It was nice to be in such a beautiful place with my friends. I didn't think I would be recognized, but the second day, I was in the main Aruba newspaper. So I didn't get to lay as low as I wanted to but it was still an amazing experience.
BB9Dish-Carolyn: Sounds wonderful. :) Being released from purgatory and into paradise. Where were you sequestered anyway?
Alex: I can't say exactly where. But it was in California somewhere really, really, really hot. You might be able to figure it out.
Carolyn: From the look of the backyard, I would've guessed Palm Springs. How does it feel to finally be back home?
Alex: I'm glad to be home, and the positive reactions have been overwhelming. Of course, I would like to be in the house, but I'm actually glad I'm not on the jury.
Carolyn: Why are you glad to not be on the jury?
Alex: Because, to be honest with you, I feel that everyone in that house, except Adam, is fake. I wouldn't want to have to choose between the lesser of 2 evils to give someone a half a million dollars.
Carolyn: Still, if you had to pick 2 of the current HGs to BE the final 2, who would you choose?
Alex: Adam and Natalie.
Carolyn: Really? How come?
Alex: Adam, like I said, is the nicest guy in the house. He is real, which I take very seriously. Plus Baller is a hometown boy... NY/NJ.
BB9Dish-Carolyn: And why Natalie?
Alex: Natalie... because she was the only person who was true to her partner. No matter what, she was there for Matt.... which I wish I could say about my partner.
Carolyn: Speaking of Natalie and Matt... when you were up against them, I wondered why you didn't bring out Hummergate as a means to save yourself.
- Carolyn: ...imagining you asking johnny, "wtf is hummergate?"
Alex: You nailed it... I did just ask him. lol
Carolyn: Agreed.. but as a fan, boy, I just wanted to you to use everything at your disposal, brotherhood be damned. Any regrets, Alex?
Alex: Just not campaigning, I guess... and putting up Parker and Jen for eviction... I should have put up James and Chelsia from day one... I think you would see all of my alliance still in the house right now, which by the way, I think the most entertaining people and best players left early... sucks for the show.... but def no regrets for the game itself... it was a great experience... right now I'm just glad I'm home.
BB9Dish-Carolyn: It sounds like you blame yourself for the downfall of your alliance...
Alex: Well, if I would've gone with my gut feeling, Parker and Jen would have never gone up on the block. It still would've been Allison & Ryan and James & Chelsia.
Alex: But Carolyn, I promise if I ever get a second shot at this game you will see the game-plan that I had in place. I apologized to Johnny when I got home... I wanted to win this game.
Carolyn: Why did you apologize to Johnny? Did you feel guilty since you'd been chosen?
Alex: It wasn't so much of feeling guilty. It was more that he was the reason why I went, and I felt he wanted it more than me going to the first audition, but from there I wanted to do it for me, but even more for him and my family.
Carolyn: So, if asked, you'd definitely welcome the chance to play Big Brother again?
Alex: In a heartbeat... tomorrow... an hour from now, or 5 mins from now... I'm there. Johnny's butting in...
Johnny: And if he doesn't, you bet your ass I'll be on before I'm 50. lol.
BB9Dish-Carolyn: Johnny.. Can I interview Alex all about you while you're in the house? ;)
Johnny: Go for it... Let's see if he has any good things to say. lol.
Carolyn: Alex, did they tell you why you were being sequestered?
Alex: All they said was there could be an opportunity to get back in the house.
Carolyn: So you endured... Had the HGs selected the mystery box, who were you planning to align yourself with?
Alex: I would've made like I was back with Matty, but the first chance I got, I would have backdoored him. I would have aligned with Josh most likely, I think that would have shocked a few people.
Carolyn: Indeed... The week of voting, all the naysayers said that all you'd do was hook back up with the Bro-lliance... Personally, I didn't care who you hooked up with, I just wanted you back in.
Alex: Well thanks for that.
Carolyn: Pleasure. Are you maintaining friendships with any of the HGs who've already been evicted?
Alex: Yes, I speak to Jen and Parker quite often.
BB9Dish-Carolyn: Ok... The touching.. did you or didn't you?
Alex: Did I try and make a move on her? Yes. Did I ever touch anything on her? No... and for the record, she was NOT sleeping. It's really sad that she went there, but as long as America knows the truth, its fine.
Carolyn: Knowing what you now know, what would you have done differently in the house.. to keep yourself there longer?
Alex: Obviously, campaign for myself. I didn't realize that I could have campaigned for myself without bad mouthing Matty. I really wish you would've had a chance to see the hardcore NY side of Alex because it would've been crazy.
Carolyn: I wish I'd seen that side of you too. Johnny can tell you... lol.. I was yelling at you from my blog to do just that. So, are you planning on watching the rest of the season, or are you done?
Alex: I might catch up with it when I have time, but will I make it a drop everything to catch an episode type thing? No.
Carolyn: But you'll be back for the finale?
Alex: I will most certainly be back... and If given the chance... I'll have a few choice words.
Carolyn: For whom? Grodner? Amanda? Someone else?
Alex: Words for America... nothing nasty... I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart live on TV... it will be cute....
Carolyn: Awww. That's really sweet.
Alex: Got a few things planned.
Carolyn: There's a reason you're America's Sweetheart now... Speaking of the fans... in years past, a lot of the HGs have put things up for sale on Ebay. Are you planning on going that route?
Alex: Stay tuned.... All my shirts that I wore on the show will be going up for sale, signed by me, and a percentage of all sales will go to my father's 9-11 foundation.
Carolyn: Excellent... on both counts. I was reading your blog on myspace earlier today, and I saw how much good you do through the foundation.
Alex: Thank you... It is very important to me.
Carolyn: Thank you for doing this interview, Alex.
Alex: Thanks so much again, Carolyn. Anytime you want an interview, I'm here. And thank you America. I promise I'm not going anywhere, and I will make America's votes count in some way shape or form.
Carolyn: Such a doll.. I knew it. :) Thanks again, Alex. Thanks, Johnny. The two of you are terrific. G'nite boys. :)
Alex: Good night.