We realize there’s probably more to April Dowling, the 30-year-old financial manager from Arizona, than meets the eye. But who wants to hear about her hopes and dreams when she allowed a dirty old man to fondle her mammaries on national TV? We talk to April about that memorable first night on Big Brother, plus her showmance with Ollie and how the camera captures everything.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I’m going to ask it eventually so I might as well get it out of the way now. Why did you allow a 75-year-old man to squeeze your boobs on national TV?
APRIL DOWLING: I think that’s the number one question this year for Big Brother. I don’t know. Maybe I was hoping to get his heart racing and he’ll get called out early in the game. It’s all strategy!
Were you trying to throw down against Keesha’s fake boobs?
I was trying. Mine are real! Jerry was the first to jump up and check them out but he barely touched him. He was so nervous. It was Ollie who followed next.
You pretty much zeroed in on Ollie that first night, right?
It took us a little while to start to conversate. Once I talked to him, I learned how respectful he was of women and he was really easy to talk to.
Anyone who watches Big Brother knows that alliances are an immediate target. Yet you hooked up with him anyway.
He was a pretty strong competitor and kind of my opposite. America has seen that I have a hot temper. I speak my mind. He is very low key and many times he actually helped me in the game. When I’d fly off the handle, he sat me back down and managed to cool me down. If hurt me in game, well…it could have been something else, like my alliance with Libra and Keesha.
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Lets go back to that HOH competition when you won. You swore on Boston. Just to be clear, who is that?
Boston is my nephew, my twin sister’s little boy. I swore on Boston that I would not put Michelle up for eviction.
After you won HOH, you insinuated that Libra couldn’t be trusted to win POVs.
She had been complaining all day long about feeling under theweather and was not up for the competition. I was very drained andemotionally unstable at that point so I was upset and doubting her. SoI told her that.
That led to one helluva fight.
You mean in the living room, when I called Libra a bitch? It waslong, drawn-out fight. It was one of the larger fights in the house.She thought I was going to back down since she is a little taller thanI am. The thing is, you are so on edge in the house, and I felt sheturned against me and did not keep her word. That was definitely theturning point [regarding our alliance].
Do you believe the banner said something about Libra?
I definitely believe the banner was true. I’m a huge fan of BigBrother and Julie never references the banner. She tells us to avoidthem at all costs. But for Julie to reference the banner on national TVmeans there had to be some sort of banner. She asked Michelle about. Ithink it had something to do with Libra.
You had it in for Memphis. Why didn’t you like him?
I never had anything against Memphis. I continuously told him I hadnothing against him. He’s a great guy but somehow he wraps the womenaround his finger. He never approached me because I had Ollie. But he’seasy to talk to and kinda suave with the ladies.
You won $10,000 at a POV competition that can be used for bribes. Did you ever offer a specific amount to Dan this week?
That was really misconstrued and made me irate but I kept my coolwhen Dan stated it in the POV speech. He said money was offered to him,but that wasn’t a fact. I told him I had a lot to offer him. I hadmonetary things, and obviously I could protect him as well as Ollie. Heapproached Ollie, who then approached me about the money. Dan twistedhis words a little bit. I was mad at Jerry. I thought he offered Danmoney so I confronted him afterwards. But it doesn’t matter. I knew Iwas going to leave so I wanted to leave with my dignity and respect.
Do you think people forgot you won that money?
Yes. They were so busy dwelling on the fact that I won all thosebeautiful clothes that they forgot I won the cash. I won five brand newoutfits that included shoes and jewelry — everything.
How are you expecting your reunion will go with Libra?
Libra was a lot different but she’s fun to be around. We get along great. I regret saying anything about her parenting skills.
Who would you like to see make it to the final 2?
Memphis hasn’t won a competition. Maybe he’s not a threat. Michelleand I were physically strong. But of course, I want Ollie to make itthe end.
It’s clear you spent quite a few private moments with Ollie. Is it easy to forget they cameras are running?
It’s very easy to forget the cameras are running constantly! Youthink this is your house so you don’t think about it. I dropped my mikein the toilet, so I went to the diary room to tell Big Brother, and theguy says “I know.” You forget they’re watching everywhere. But that’swhat I signed up for — though I’m not sure all that was shown. [NOTE:April doesn’t know her sexcapades with Ollie made it to You Tube.] WhenI get home I’m sure I’ll have a lot of explaining to do.