Farida, a Big Brother housemate, has no problem being likened to one of the most divisive housemates of all time.
After a rocky week that included fierce arguments with Kerry, 40, and splitting fans over her question to Hallie about dating as a trans woman, the make-up artist, 50, became the first housemate to be booted from the ITV2 remake.
Farida admitted to using techniques similar to Nasty Nick, a controversial BB season one housemate who breached the rules by attempting to influence nominations.
Asked if she compared herself to Nasty Nick, she replied ’Yeah! Yeah. You have to be smart.
‘People might say I was all “Me, me, me.” Well, absolutely, why shouldn’t I?’
Farida, who has previously participated on TV programmes such as Blankety Blank, revealed she signed up for Big Brother with an ulterior objective in mind: she wanted to utilise the opportunity to develop her business’ platform.
Detailing her game plan, she told The Sun: ‘I set out what I wanted to achieve and that was to gain followers and to grow my business. I said to them “You should have a purpose” and it made them feel threatened.’
Farida also spoke after being evicted and insisted she had no regrets after she asked Hallie: ‘You know the men that are attracted to you – would they be classed as gay?’
Hallie responded at the time by saying: ‘I’m a woman,’ before adding: ‘I don’t see them as gay, I see them as liking a woman. There’s different types of sexualities, I just think nowadays people don’t like putting labels on things. They like what they like. But at the end of the day, I’m a woman. So if a guy was to get with me and be gay, that’s calling me a man.’
‘But at the end of the day, I’m a woman. So if a guy was to get with me and be gay, that’s calling me a man.’
Fairda insisted that when it came to her line of questioning, she’d ‘do it again and again’, after some criticised the question, and others said it was a good opportunity for education.
‘Everything that I asked is everything that everybody else wants to ask, but they’re just too afraid. Education is key. For us to develop and accept people and accept what society is about, we need to ask questions and educate ourselves,’ she said.
‘I see absolutely nothing wrong in what I asked her. It’s not like I am transphobic or anything like that. I’ve got gay friends that I holiday-repped with. I’m a very, very non-judgmental person, but I ask that question so that it educates the masses.’
Farida also said she felt ‘targeted’ by the other housemates, adding: ‘Anything that I did or said, if I didn’t challenge it and walk in on it, then they would have spoke behind my back.’
‘It was almost like they were targeting me in theory, but it was fine, I dealt with it. I think I dealt with it in an adult fashion, a very mature fashion.’
Big Brother continues tonight on ITV2 and ITVX at 9pm.
Source My Celebrity Life.