|Jillian MacLaughlin the first ever Big
brother Canada winner will receive: $100,000, along with a
Chevy Trax and a $25,000 gift card to The Brick.
[May 2, 2013 Mississauga, ON Canada] The
first ever winner of Big Brother Canada was crowned tonight in a
special two hour finale. The winner was Jillian MacLaughlin a 27
year old school teacher from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Jillian won in 3 - 4 vote, but not without
controversy. The winning vote was cast by Topaz Brady, who intended
to vote for her friend Gary Levy, however she didn't understand the
rules and thought she was voting to evict Jillian, and not for the
win. When it came time to count the votes, Topaz
leaped up and said, "Someone switched this, please don't do this to
me." Topaz s went up on the stage with host Arisa Cox.
Arisa told the 27 year old part-time dental hygienist and
that is was too late once the votes are cast,
"Please sit down," Arisa urged her.
Topaz said she cannot sit down, "Please don't do this to me!"
Arisa told Topaz and the audience,
"We are going to a commercial and work this out."
When they returned from a brief break, Arisa said that everything
is recorded and they'll check to see if there were any mistakes
made." They played the video back showing Topaz voting for
Jillian. "We were really, really clear," Arisa said apologetically.
There's some more on the story from back-stage in
an article by Cassandra Szklarski of The Canadian Press that you can
We had a blast covering the first ever season of Big Brother Canada, in fact I thought t was better than BBUSA. If you didn't watch, you missed a great cast and great production, you can check it all out
on my Big Brother Canada Page .