Joel Scalzi

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Housemate [Series 7] on Big Brother (Australia)


7/16/1983, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Biography
  • Joel was a contestant on the 2007 season of Big Brother. He made it to the final six, before being evicted in a double eviction with fellow house-mate, Zoran. Joel works as a restaurant manager in Adelaide, South Australia. His father is a well-known politician.

    Birth Name:

    Joel Scalzi



    Birth Place:

    Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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  • Quotes (16)

    • Joel: (on fellow housemate, Zoran Vidinovski) He seems like an intimidating character, but the guy's got a heart of gold. He's very sensitive and I'm sure the ladies appreciate that sensitive side. I've got a sensitive side too you know! I couldn't think of anyone else I'd rather be evicted with.

    • Joel: (asked if he expected to be evicted from "Big Brother" when he was) I would have dodged five evictions. I had a feeling towards the end, especially cause it was a double. I'm not the stereotype type of person that stays in there.

    • Joel: (asked if he played the comedian when he was in school) Yeah, I was. I love being the centre of attention, I've never hidden that, but it's not in an arrogant way, it's more of a fun way. At school I took the piss out of my teachers. One of them was called Shane and I always used to say 'Bowling Shane!' and I know he didn't like that.

    • Joel: (asked if he thought his humour helped him stay in the house as long as he did) Yeah it did because I never took thing seriously. A lot of people said I sat on the fence, but the only thing that would make me stand up and get on the agro side would be somebody putting someone else down in order to make themselves feel better, I can't stand that.

    • Joel: (on his plans following "Big Brother") I'm hoping to get into some form of entertainment. I know I've got something and I'm pretty down to earth, I know what this is. I'll take it as it comes, but I don't want to go down from here, I want to go up.

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    Trivia (18)

    • As at July 2007, Joel's occupation is as a restaurant manager in Adelaide, South Australia.

    • Joel describes his fellow housemate, Zoran Vidinovski, as having a heart of gold and believes they will be friends for life.

    • After being evicted from Big Brother, Joel revealed he had not gone into the house with a strategy in mind. His only aim was to get through the first couple of weeks.

    • Joel was often teased for his lack of skill on Friday Night Live episodes. After a losing streak that was made a new record in the Big Brother series, he was able to redeem himself by winning the 'Pirate Night' games.

    • Joel provided one of the funnies moments of the Big Brother season on Friday Night Live. In a challenge called 'Blind Beach Soccer', where the housemates played a game of soccer while blind-folded, Joel was involved in a penalty shoot-out following a nil-all draw. To the amusement of his fellow house-mates and studio audience, Joel kicked an own goal, resulting in him being labelled 'Own Joel' by the rest of his housemates.

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