Though Big Brother Canada season 5 has now come to a close and a winner has been crowned, we’ve still got some incredible interviews coming up with the final 4 houseguests! Here we chat to Ika Wong who finished in fourth place about her relationship with Demetres, playing The Bachelor inside the BBCAN house and much more!
Looking back on your Big Brother Canada experience, how does it feel to be a part of such a monumental season?
It’s amazing. I had a great time, I experienced all the things I wanted to experience in this season that I didn’t get to experience in my last season, and I felt like on season 2 I had so much more to give and I feel like I gave it on season 5, so I’m very proud.
Who were some of the most fun houseguests to live with this year?
Oh my God… Demetres (laughs). Karen was so funny. Gary, Cassandra, Dallas, I would say were hands down the funniest people to live with.
How about some of the most challenging to live with?
Oh good lord. Bruno and Neda were just… No. (laughs)
What was it like meeting Nikki Grahame for the Big Brother Canada Awards?
It was amazing. I watched her on season 4, I loved her, I think she’s so funny, I think she’s a riot, she has a huge personality and it was so nice meeting her, she’s a legend so I was very happy to meet her.
Were there any players you thought went home too early that you would have liked to play with more?
Yeah, for sure, I mean Dallas, Cass and Gary. I feel like they deserved to play longer for sure.
Do you have any regrets from your time in the house?
You know what? I don’t have any regrets. I guess, as I said prior, I wish Dallas, Cass and Gary would have played longer, but I’m not quite sure how that would have changed my game, so I feel like my only regret was probably not winning that final PoV that would have kept me in the house. But no, there’s nothing more I could have done I feel, I feel like I did all that I could, I gave it 100% so, no regrets right now.
You were at the heart of some pretty big blow-ups this season, most notably with Neda when she was sent home and Jackie at various times. What was it about those two that got you fired up?
I feel like we just have different personalities. I feel like Neda and Jackie’s personalities are like, if they have a problem with someone they’re not very confrontational, so they’ll discuss it behind closed doors, and I’m like, if I have a problem with you I’m gonna tell you how I feel, and more of ‘let’s get it all out in the open’. I just feel like it’s different personalities that don’t get along.
Jackie said that you bullied her during your time in the house when we spoke to her, so we’d like to give you the opportunity to respond to that…
I feel like I really hate it when people use the word ‘bully’ so loosely. I feel like our personalities didn’t get along and Jackie sat behind closed doors and bashed me, and I just bashed her to her face. It’s a different approach, we did the exact same thing and just approached it differently, we’re big girls and Jackie is able, and should be able to handle herself. It does bother me that she did use that word ‘bullying’, because there are people who are being bullied and that word is just being so overused and it’s become desensitised almost in our community. I really feel like if she used a word like ‘uncomfortable’, maybe words like that… Bullying is such a strong word, so I really would have liked it if she didn’t use that word, but if that’s how she felt then I can’t discard her feelings. Moving forward, hopefully, she’s going her separate way and I’m going mine, and if Jackie felt like I bullied her then that’s Jackie’s feelings.
We saw you say ‘this isn’t The Bachelor when talking about Will and Kev. Who played The Bachelor harder this season, Will and Kev or you and Demetres?
(laughs) Oh my God! Oh my God, probably me and Demetres. I know, I was one to talk, right? I know, I know. I did throw little jabs at Will and Kevin. I just felt like William was there mainly for Kevin, and I was there for Demetres AND for the game.
You did get very close to Demetres in the house; is that a romance you hope to explore outside of the game?
Um… (laughs) oh my God, goodness, these questions! You know what, this is the thing. It’s so weird because we have no problem showing our relationship, we just don’t like talking about it so much, so I’m gonna keep that one a little bit personal until we figure things out, then I’ll say.
The pair of you were put on the block together more than once and survived each time, why do you think that is?
Because we’re just that good! (laughs)
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