Nicholas and Philippe Paquette
Describe yourself in three words:
Do you have a strategy to win Big Brother Canada?
Phil: To win, we will definitely have to pull out some key wins and align ourselves with some key players. We need to cover our bases and always keep our eyes open. Nick: I am a good social player and will try to make friends and make people comfortable. Phil: And I will babysit and make sure he doesn’t run his mouth too much. I will be making all of the competition and strategy decisions. Nick: I will be trying to pull favours around the house and if my brother comes through with a business deal, I will have already laid the groundwork.
If you could take one thing inside the house, what would it be and why?
Nick: My car: a 1982 Volvo. I’ll be bored in there and I like to work on my car. I know I couldn’t drive it, but if there was a garage and I could work on it, that would be perfect. Phil: Music. It’s an outlet and it can put you in a different headspace if you need that. Each song can remind you of a different moment or change your mood. It would be nice to have that release.
Brain vs. Brawn. Which challenges, physical or mental, do you fear most?
Nick: Brain. I have a terrible memory – I have had a few too many hockey concussions that really make that hard. I’m good with puzzles and problem solving. With memory stuff, I’m doomed. Phil: None. I can win them all
If you won, how would you spend the $100k?
Nick: I honestly think I’d just put it away and try and use it down the road to get myself set up for the future. I definitely wouldn’t blow it on a Nissan Skyline or something. That’s my dream car but I’ll wait a couple years until my money grows more. Then I can really afford it. Phil: I’d be super conservative, especially since we would be splitting it down the middle. I would probably invest in real estate and pay off student loans.
Who is your Big Brother Canada idol and why?
Nick: Jon Pardy (BBCAN Season 2). I just see myself in him. He’s a total goof and that’s how I want to do it too. I don’t want to be a master game player, I just want to be liked by people and get them to vote for me at the end. Phil: Jon Pardy (BBCAN Season 2)! I feel like we’d get along great, have a few pints, watch some hockey. Oh man – I’ve gotta meet that guy. I wouldn’t say I’m going to be like him in the house, I mean he’s Jon Pardy, no one can be him. But I think we’re boys, and I think we’d see eye-to-eye on everything. I just have a bit more edge to me.
True North strong and free. What is your favourite thing about Canada?
Nick: The people for sure. I’ve been all over the world and we just have the best, nicest people. Phil: I think we are humble and a smart nation. We’ve got Tim Hortons, good coffee, good hockey. What more do you need?