Vying for Big Brother spot

Hundreds showed up at Dakoda's Sports Bar Thursday looking for their big break.

Big Brother Canada was in town looking for contestants for the seventh season of the reality show, which is set to begin filming in Toronto in March.

Casting producer Tedd Roman talked to hundreds of people from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, looking for someone who stands out.

“When you go to a party or you go to an event and you see somebody that just kind of stands out and you're either talking about them all night long to your friend or you're like, 'That guy was kind of a weirdo or he was kind of an ass,' that's the person we put on the show,” Roman said. “Or it could be the other way around, like, 'Oh my god that person was so sweet and she was so motherly,' those are the types of people.”

Roman said they had a good turnout in Kelowna, and he saw some promising auditions.

“We've got some hopefuls,” Roman said. “We've got a few people, there was surprisingly, the first couple groups, I was pleasantly surprised.”

Those auditioning ranged from diehard Big Brother fans to people who had never seen an episode.

“I've been wanting to do it ever since I discovered Big Brother,” said Kamloops' Sara Gillis, who's watched Big Brother Canada from the beginning. “I'm really outgoing, I'm sociable, I'm really impulsive which I think would be really interesting for the show.”

Mike Parsons, from Lake Country, has never watched the show, but was still confident in his chances.

“There's only so many people in Canada, I'm definitely in the top five percentile, easily,” he said laughing.

Nuge Bird from Kelowna said he had no strategy going into the audition, but planned to “wing it.”

“A chance to be on TV? Oh heckin' rights I'll take that,” Bird said.

West Kelowna's Chloe Faith, meanwhile, had her plan all figured out.

“I'm going to wow him with my looks, baby.”

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