September 20, 2012 3:50 PM
Whip-smart Ian Terry, a 21-year-old Tulane University engineering student, went from reality TV underdog to series champ this summer, winning $500,000 in season 14 of CBS’s “Big Brother.”
What does he plan to do with his prize money? First, he’ll pay off tuition bills and maybe create a vacation fund. “I’m going to take it in stride and be smart with the money.”Terry outplayed 15 other contestants on the show, which isolates players for three months while cameras follow their every move. The goal is to survive weekly evictions until the end when a jury of cast-off players votes for the winner.
Ian, who was cast as a super fan of the show, beat out backstabbing villain Dan Gheesling. The two were part of a five-player alliance Ian named the “Quack Pack.”“Quack, quack” followed by a duck hand gesture was his catchphrase the last half of the season. It’s a call he expects to hear a lot now.
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