A former “Celebrity Big Brother” competitor has some advice for Omarosa, and most of it is to ignore her old boss.
Aubrey O’Day, who competed on season 18 of the reality show in 2016, said there are more similarities between the “Big Brother” house and the White House than it seems.
“It’s more about building strategy than most people think. Probably in (Omarosa’s) environment in the White House, she couldn’t let her guard down and that’s the same in the house,” O’Day, the 33-year-old former Danity Kane singer, told the Daily News.
“You have to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”
Omarosa Manigault, 44, the former Office of Public Liaison communications director, officially left the White House on Jan. 20. Eight days later, she was announced as part of the cast for the first U.S. iteration of “Big Brother: Celebrity Edition.”
She’ll compete alongside former NBA player Metta World Peace, Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville, “Cosby Show” alum Keshia Knight Pulliam, Marissa Jaret Winokur, the star of Broadway’s “Hairspray,” E! correspondent Ross Mathews, Big Time Rush singer James Maslow, Ariadna Gutiérrez, the Miss Universe runner-up, and retired MMA star Chuck Liddell.
O’Day, who placed fifth in her season of the reality show, said the trick is to present people with your best side, advise she said would have also served Omarosa well in the White House.
“I hate when people win because they’re nasty or vicious. You can find a way to do it on a good note. Our President doesn’t do that,” O’Day told The News.
“You can win being kind in life. It’s just a little harder.”
The singer, who recently finished her second album for electro pop duo Dumblonde with former Danity Kane groupmate Shannon Bex, knew Omarosa “a bit” years ago, but the two aren’t in touch today. Still, O’Day said, she thinks the former White House staffer has some advantages against her opponents.
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