Five ways to get on Big Brother Australia

The hunt is now on for the housemates who'll star in the massively anticipated next season of Big Brother Australia — meaning there'll be thousands of wannabes desperate for their 15 minutes of fame.

If you're one of them, TheFIX has five super-important tips on how to separate yourself from the pack. There's no possible way you stand a chance of getting into the Big Brother house without first reading this article!

For more info on the upcoming season of Big Brother (and how to audition), check out the official site.

1. Be naked

A willingness to show some skin will earn you extra airtime — even if it is just on Big Brother Uncut. Nudity-friendly housemates of yore include Andy from BB01, who had an open relationship with her husband, frequently bared pretty much everything, and promised to bed five housemates (sadly she was eliminated before she had the chance). And who could forget BB06 winner Jamie, who frequently strutted around naked showing off his extra large... er... muscles?

2. Have a funny name

Lists of Big Brother housemates are dominated by boring, oh-so-Anglo Saxon names — so having an unusual moniker can help you stand out from the crowd. Some notable examples include Mirabai and Turkan (BB02), Aphrodite (BB04), and Gaelan (BB06). Note that bogan spellings of regular names also count (there have been about a million housemates called "Krystal"), as do stupid nicknames (can you believe someone actually consented to being called Hotdogs?).

3. Have a secret

Secrets come in two flavours. First, there's the gimmicky, cheap-ratings-grab variety — in BB05, identical twins Greg and David masqueraded as a single housemate called Logan, while the next season Karen and Krystal concealed the fact they were mother and daughter. Second, there's the intensely personal secret you have no problem revealing to hundreds of thousands of viewers — the father of BB06's David didn't know his son was gay till he saw it on TV.

4. Be controversial

There are a lot of ways to achieve this. Maybe you could be a bully, like BB05's Dean — the guy who introduced the vile term "reverse kanga" to the Australian vernacular (seriously, don't look it up). Or you could blab about a criminal case involving underage members of your family, like BB03 housemate Belinda. Another strategy: be an outspoken Pauline Hanson supporter like BB08's Terri (who went on to win that year — Australians aren't racist at all!). And then there was that whole "turkey slap" thing in BB06 — though we definitely don't recommend trying to replicate that...

5. Be boring

Yeah, we know — this is the exact opposite of the above advice. But seriously: being a completely boring unremarkable Australian is seemingly a surefire way to not only get into the Big Brother house, but take out the prize money at the end of the season. Snoozeworthy BB winners include '01's Ben, '02's (even more boring) Peter, and '04's Trevor.


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