Name: Tully Smyth
Home: Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation: Social Media Strategist
Relationship Status: In A Relationship
Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Entered House: Day 0
Left House: Day 57
Days In House: 58
Nomination Points Received: 43
Number Of Times Nominated: 4
Number Of Times Facing Public Vote: 4
Number Of Times Winning Showdown: 1
Eviction #1: Not Nominated
Eviction #2: Saved with 14% of public vote (out of 6)
Eviction #3: Not Nominated
Eviction #4: Saved with 13.2% of public vote (out of 6)
Eviction #5: Saved with 11% of public vote (out of 6)
Eviction #6: Not Nominated
Eviction #7: Evicted with 17% of public vote (out of 3)
Give a wink to this refreshingly cute hipster from Sydney. Tully is 25, and despite carrying some sad baggage, she comes into the Big Brother House all smiles and with lots of love in her heart.
As a professional social media strategist, she’s switched on, plugged in and super savvy. She’s claims to be highly emotional and a little wild, but still ready for whatever BB throws at her. And sorry fellas, she bats for the other team.
On her mother suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s:
That was obviously quite a huge deal and it affected all our family members. She’s in a care home, has been for like eight years. She hasn’t spoken for six years.
On how her mum’s illness has shaped her:
It’s made me heaps closer with my dad, obviously. It’s also made me appreciate everybody else’s mum... It’s made me more mature than maybe other people my age, just because I’ve had so much to deal with from such a young age.
On her awkward appendages:
My friends call me Bambi, as in like the deer, ’cause I’m quite uncoordinated. I’ve got long limbs and I can’t really control them.
On unplugging from life as she knows it:
What can’t I live without? My iPhone. Without Facebook and Hotmail and Instagram and Twitter and everything else ... like my life is in that little device, so that’s going to be interesting being in the House.
On that which she cherishes most:
My mum’s red Chanel lipstick. It’s kind of like one of the things that I’ve kept from her belongings and just knowing that it was hers and she used to wear it on a night out, it makes it quite special to me.
On what she would like to change about herself:
Physically probably my teeth, that’s the one thing that I’ve sort of got a bit of a thing about. And personalities-wise, I can be a bit of a jealous person. I think that’s a really unattractive trait... No-one likes a green-eyed monster.
On what she finds physically attractive:
With guys and girls it’s the same type; quite androgynous. So pretty, sort of tall, you know, long-haired guys, and sort of tall, thin, kind of lanky, short-haired girls with like tattoos, who skate, quite creative ... that kind of thing.
On her biggest, slithering phobia:
I am petrified of snakes. It’s not one of those fears where it’s like, “Oh, I’m scared of snakes,” I’m actually like hyperventilating on the floor, frozen, crying ... huge fear.
On poignant advice her parents gave to her growing up:
Slow down. Read the instructions first. Near enough is not good enough. Stop crying. Get up off the ground, no-one is looking at you.
On striving for the Big Brother finish line:
I haven’t got high hopes for myself. I’ve never really thought about winning or the prize money or anything like that. I think it’s more about –- and this sounds so lame –- but it is more about the experience.