Big Brother 16 winner Derrick Levasseur is offering some strong words of advice to the new cast entering the Big Brother house this season.
Levasseur, who played a near perfect game in Big Brother 16, wrote a new guest blog entry for BigBrotherNetwork.com this week. The entry features Levasseur offering tips for prospective Big Brother 17 contestants on how to play the game and enjoy the experience.
The BB16 winner stressed the idea of being able to adapt to your surroundings.
"Once you are in the game and it comes to strategizing, you have to be able to adapt," he wrote. "Be ready for anything and develop your strategy as the game presents itself. If you are able to do that in conjunction with a solid approach to your conduct with others, you are setting yourself up to go deep in the game."
He was careful to not say anything about a specific strategy for playing the game, due to how much the show throws twists and curveballs at its contestants.
"While spending your time in the house, try to enjoy every moment. When you are woken up by loud music to do an early morning diary room session, embrace it," he wrote. "There's a large group of people on the feeds at that very moment who would love to be in your position. Enjoy the competitions even when they're long and difficult. Remember that there are hundreds of people behind the scenes who put in long hours just so you could take part in that particular game. After all, it's not often that we as adults get the opportunity to hang on a pole and have barbecue sauce poured all over us (well, maybe some of you do)."
Levasseur also said that as long as you "live in the moment" during your stay at the house, you will ultimately have "no regrets."
Big Brother 17 semifinalists may want to listen to Levasseur's advice considering his ultimate success in the game and his overall positive experience.
Big Brother 17 premieres on Wednesday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.