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Austin Armacost is the runner-up of Celebrity Big Brother 16  and would later compete in Celebrity Big Brother 19.

Biography

Celebrity Big Brother 16

Austin Armacost Biography

Retrieved from Channel 5
Age: 27
Twitter: @austinarmacost
Home town: Indianapolis, Indiana

Why do you want to go into the Big Brother House?
I'm a fan of the show. I've been living in England for five years so I've been watching. It just seems like a fascinating experiment to put all these personalities together. There is 100,000 square feet of personality in 1,000 square feet of house and that is going to be interesting and proper ballsy at the same time. They say do something every day that scares you and this way I can do something 24 days in a row that scares me. I want to test the limits of my emotional sanity and see how far I can go.

So you live in the UK?
It's 50/50. My husband got his green card in June so now we go back a lot more. Luckily, America now recognises gay marriage so my husband could emigrate.

Will having lived in both places give you an advantage?
I have a huge advantage from living in the UK! Not only am I going to get on better with the British Housemates, but I know what the public love and hate, having lived here for half a decade. Especially up in Yorkshire, they are some of the best people I have met in the world.

What do you like most about the UK?
Scotch eggs, free healthcare, everybody tells you pretty much how it is. I've never lived south of Manchester, so I can only speak for the north when I say this but most people in the UK are very upfront and honest and I respect and appreciate that.

What do you miss most about the States?
Getting a Big Mac for a dollar. You can literally get a Big Mac for 60 pence once a month! There's not much I miss about America. I love the UK and I want to live here but my husband wants to live in America so we are at odds at the moment.

You've been compared to Perez Hilton...
I know people are going to compare us because I am a gay American, but you will see a proper difference between Perez and I. I'm a lad's lad.

You sound like you'll be quite outspoken?
I have no problem saying what I think. I just do it in a less bitchy way than Perez. I respected him because he was very open and honest with what he had to say. I was at dinner on Monday with Chloe Goodman who was in the house with Perez and she told me it was just unimaginable hell living with him. No one would ever say it was unimaginable hell living with Austin. I have come to redeem gay American men and America as a whole. Speidi were a disaster too. I didn't see their season but I hate them as everyone in America does. I have come to redeem the tarnished brush that Perez has painted us all with.

You're known for being Marc Jacobs' ex. Are you keen to show you're more than that?
Absolutely, I don't want to be known as Marc Jacobs' ex-boyfriend. I want to be known as someone who stands on their own independently from that. Obviously it comes up because he is one of the world’s most famous fashion designers. I was 21 years old, and I drank too much I said some stupid things but it gave me this public profile that I was able to do some really good things with and I am very proud of what I have done since then.

Do you have any bad habits?
I didn't think I did until I sat down with my husband and asked him and he said: “You pick your toenails and eat them, you burp”, so apparently I do. I am a big lad, so when I need to belch it is like a lion roaring. And I snore but I have no problem with somebody pushing me onto my side.

You're in good shape, will you be whipping that shirt off in the house?
I was a professional male model from 16- 19 then I turned 20 and put on 25lbs of what I call 'man meat'. Male models are very thin with a swimmer's build and I don't want to be that build any more. I like beer and hot wings so I'm not willing to give that up. In The A List I was naked in every episode.

Can you tell us about that show?
The A List: New York is exactly like The Real Housewives. There were six men living in New York City and it followed our lives around the Manhattan gay social scene. It was boring if I'm honest but it was a great platform to do great work and that is what I am most proud of.

Who would you like to see in the House?
I'm hoping Dan Osbourne is in because I know there is a sink where I could brush my teeth while he is in the shower and I have seen his bum on TOWIE. He's got a very nice little butt on him. James Hill is a bit of a salad boy, he needs a bit more man meat.

Who would you hate to see in the House?
I would hate to see Farrah Abraham walk through those doors because I have heard nothing but terrible things about her.

Who would you like to see?
Jenna Jameson and I have mutual friends although we have never met. But our mutual friend is a good judge of character so I know Jenna would be a really sound chick.

Celebrity Big Brother 19

Austin Armacost Biography

Retrieved from Channel 5
Age: 28
Twitter: @AustinArmacost
Home town: Franklin, Indiana

Model and reality TV star

What are you looking forward to most about this series of Celebrity Big Brother and why?
I’m looking forward to going back in, as the last experience was great. Testing your social interactions, and in this case to the breaking point, is always a fun experiment. I’m really looking forward to meeting my new housemates and hopefully making a few friends.

Why Celebrity Big Brother again?
I had such an amazing experience during my first time in the House and found it very cathartic. I was able to learn a lot about myself and about my character flaws.

Describe yourself in three words...
Honest, eccentric and gregarious.

Player's History - Celebrity Big Brother 16

Task History

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
6 Farrah Abraham
Janice Dickinson
10 Ineligible
11 Bobby Davro
Stevi Ritchie & Chloe-Jasmine
Gail Porter
Immune
13 Farrah Abraham
Stevi Ritchie & Chloe-Jasmine
Stevi Ritchie & Chloe-Jasmine Nominated
18 Ineligible
20 No Nominations
23 Jenna Jameson - Saved
25 Bobby Davro
Janice Dickinson
Bobby Davro
James Hill
Natasha Hamilton
Stevi Ritchie & Chloe-Jasmine
Nominated
Finale Ineligible
Runner-Up

Player History - Celebrity Big Brother 19

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
4 Ineligible
Immune
6 Stacy Francis
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Angie Best
Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
James Jordan
Jedward Grimes
Nominated
11 Stacy Francis Heidi Montag & Spencer Pratt
Jedward Grimes
Nicola McLean
Nominated

Trivia

Celebrity Big Brother 16 Housemates
James CBB16 Small
Austin CBB16 Small
Austin
Natasha CBB16 Small
Bobby CBB16 Small
Stevi and ChloeJasmine CBB16 Small
Sherrie CBB16 Small
Janice CBB16 Small
Jenna CBB16 Small
Farrah CBB16 Small
Gail CBB16 Small
Fatman Scoop CBB16 Small
Chris CBB16 Small
Daniel CBB16 Small
Tila CBB16 Small
Winner
Runner-Up
Finalist
Evicted
Ejected
Celebrity Big Brother 19 Housemates
CBB19 Small Coleen
CBB19 Small Jedward
CBB19 Small Kim
CBB19 Small James C
CBB19 Small Nicola
CBB19 Small Bianca
CBB19 Small Calum
CBB19 Small Jamie
CBB19 Small Speidi
CBB19 Small Jessica
CBB19 Small Stacy
CBB19 Small Chloe
CBB19 Small James J
CBB19 Small Jasmine
CBB19 Small Austin
Austin
CBB19 Small Angie
CBB19 Small Brandon
CBB19 Small Ray J
Winner
Runners-Up
Finalist
Evicted
Walked