‘Big Brother 19’ Star Megan Lowder Reveals the Real Cause Behind Her Self-Eviction

by Jeremy Spirogis
Megan Lowder

It’s almost inconceivable to depart the Big Brother home by some other means than eviction as contestants are allowed to do virtually something. For instance, Season 8’s Dick Donato poured iced tea over Jen Johnson’s head and burned her a number of instances with a lit cigarette.

Also, Season 19 winner Josh Martinez banged pots and pans in houseguests’ faces, and plenty of Big Brother 15 contestants misplaced their jobs from racist issues they stated caught on the Live Feeds.

Megan Lowder
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However, there have been 4 houseguests who Big Brother needed to take away from the home together with Justin Sebik (Season 2) who drunkenly held a knife to a different contestant’s throat, Scott Weintraub (Season 4) as a result of he threw chairs in all places, Chima Simone (Season 11) who refused to observe the foundations, and Willie Hantz (Season 14) as a result of he obtained right into a bodily altercation.

Only one contestant in Big Brother historical past has ever self-evicted, and that’s Navy veteran, Megan Lowder. Even although she already disclosed why she selected to depart the home, in a brand new interview, she defined what actually occurred behind the scenes.

Megan Lowder self-evicted in ‘Big Brother 19’

Eventual winner Josh Martinez felt like he couldn’t belief Megan Lowder and confronted her twice in entrance of a number of folks. He later apologized to her in non-public, however Head of Household Cody Nickson positioned her on the block the subsequent day as she didn’t slot in together with his “babes” alliance.

In his nomination speech, he bluntly knowledgeable everybody that he selected the Navy veteran as a result of he “just doesn’t like her that much.” Then, Megan misunderstood a remark Jessica Graf made and thought she referred to as Asian-American houseguest Alex Ow a “panda.”

Trying to be a very good friend, Megan informed Alex what Jessica stated, and it was an enormous argument between all three women. Extremely upset, Megan went into the Diary Room and ultimately self-evicted.

Megan Lowder revealed the actual trigger behind her self-eviction

After her episode aired, Megan revealed she had PTSD from a sexual assault that occurred whereas she served within the Navy. Therefore, the mix of Josh, Cody, Jessica, and Alex “yelling” and “attacking” her precipitated her to “get physically ill,” so she determined to depart the home.

In an EW article about actuality tv casting, Megan admitted there was extra to her self-eviction than she beforehand said. According to the Navy veteran, she informed a feminine casting producer about her sexual assault and PTSD early into her audition course of.

Megan stated the producer requested her to not disclose it to anybody else as a result of they may assume she received’t wish to get right into a “showmance, and you know how big the show is on showmances.”

Therefore, the Navy Veteran adopted her recommendation and even stopped taking her anxiousness and despair drugs chilly turkey just a few days earlier than she left for filming.

However, the withdrawal signs compounded upon the stress and confrontations she had precipitated her to achieve a breaking level after eight days in the home.

Even although she had a tricky expertise on the present, she doesn’t remorse something and is glad that producers are actually encouraging contestants to open up extra about their psychological well being.

According to EW, CBS had no remark, and the feminine casting producer who informed Megan to hide her previous not works for Big Brother.

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