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TORONTO — Jon Pardy, a 23-year-old student from Newfoundland & Labrador, walked away from the Big Brother Canada house Thursday night $100,000 richer.
Pardy won the sophomore season of the popular reality show, taking home cash as well as $25,000 from The Brick and a $10,000 trip courtesy of Twistos.
“I came into the game and my goal was to get past week one so anything beyond that was icing on the cake,” Pardy said on Friday’s The Morning Show. “So the fact that I got to the point where I did is so surreal and so amazing.”
After a series of HOH competitions, Pardy chose Sabrina Abbate of Montreal for the final two, leaving Vancouver’s Neda Kalantar to take the final jury seat.
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“It was the hardest thing that I did in the entire game,” Pardy admitted. “Neda was like a sister to me since week one. I left my emotions at the door coming in, I played the game as a game, no emotional ties — so I knew it was something I had to do.”
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As runner-up, Abbate received $20,000.
“I knew Jon was going to win,” Abbate said Friday. “He played an amazing game. Social and competitive. I’m very happy for him.”
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Pardy, who hails from Clarenville, beat out 15 houseguests on this season of Big Brother Canada.
How does he plan to spend the prize money?
“I’m definitely going to go to my grandparents. Both of them love to cook. Definitely I’m going to get them a new kitchen right away. First thing I’m going to do,” he said. “I haven’t thought past that whatsoever.”
Big Brother Canada airs on Slice, which is owned by Global News parent company Shaw Media.
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