Miami Beach Orthodox Jewish Podiatrist Andrew Gordon to Be on CBS's Big Brother
So an Orthodox Jew foot doctor walks into a houseful of cameras... Uh, yeah, Andrew Gordon of Miami Beach will be a contestant in CBS's long-running Big Brother summer series. He's so dedicated to his religion that he'll be observing Shabbat while in the house. That means he somehow won't use electricity from Friday night through Saturday night while, of course, being surrounded by tons of electric filming equipment.
"It's already going to be tough in that house, so it's going to be even tougher dealing with these extra little things," Gordon tells the Associated Press. "People are probably going to look at me as an outsider and wonder what I'm doing and why I'm not eating their food. It's something I've had to explain my whole life as a practicing Jew. Whatever happens, I'll deal with it."
Gordon will also bring his own cooking utensils into the house. Apparently, one of those utensils will be a big ol' stirring spoon. He calls himself a "tall, cute, Jewish, single, doctor, father that's very competitive and ready to stir the pot in the Big Brother house," according to his CBS.com profile.
Gordon could be a plant, however. This season's competition will include a house guest who's not playing for the $500,000 grand prize but is secretly working against the others to sabotage them. Uh, actually in the interest of fighting stereotypes, maybe it's not the best idea for CBS to have cast him as the saboteur.
Anyway, whatever, Gordon should feel right at home in the house. The Wrap reports, "The house this season will have an Art Deco theme, accented with palm tree groves and walls of glass. The furniture and colors will pay homage to vintage Miami."
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