Ariana Grande's half-brother Frankie has one less problem now that he's let the cat out of the bag.
The Big Brother contestant alleviated himself of the stress caused by his big secret when he revealed to the remaining houseguests late Friday night that he was not only Ari's sibling, but a celebrity in his own right - listing off his many credits prior to name-dropping. He described himself as a Broadway performer, YouTube star, TV personality and, last but not least, social media mogul. Oh, brother!
Regarding the latter, Frankie stated: "That's what I do. I tweet and I Keek and I Vine and I make videos. I walked into this house with 1.5 million followers." Writer's note: He said "followers" not "dollars." But who knows? Maybe he's loaded. (We were oblivious to his superstardom until recently.) He claims that he's "playing for charity" and that if he wins the $500,000 prize, he'll use it to build schools in Africa.
On a serious note, Frankie said that the death of his and Ari's grandfather weighed heavily on his decision to come clean. "I've been playing this game really paranoid and when my grandfather passed away - and not to make horrible excuses - I allowed all of my insane paranoia to eat away at my soul."
He kept mum about his true identity for most of the game because he didn't want to put an easy target on his back, but aside from feeling compelled to speak up after Grandfather Grande's passing, he now believes that having his "fame" out in the open will keep him from being evicted. Just think of all of Frankie's industry connections that his roomies can exploit to jumpstart their own
What do you think? Was Frankie's Big Brother revelation a smart move. Lil' sis seems to think so!
Frankie might've just saved his game tonight!!! werrk @FrankieJGrande! told his whole truth & apologized for playing dirty like a man. proud- Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 9, 2014