CBS has just announced the 16 men and women who will be living together in the same house under the watchful eyes of millions on Big Brother Season 15! Although there are a number of attractive hunks and babes in the bunch, Maxim model and former Miss Colorado Teen International Aaryn Gries appears to be the early favorite for the Big Brother eye candy award. (Although GinaMarie Zimmerman may give her a run for her money!) So, before we all move in with Aaryn, I thought it might be nice to get to know her with a detailed biography complete with images and the official CBS interview video!
It’s not clear where Aaryn (full name Aaryn Elizabeth Gries) was born, but she graduated from Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado in 2008. While a student there (I presume) Aaryn took home the title of Miss Teen Colorado International™ 2007. Here’s a photo of her in full title regalia, including sash and crown:
After graduating from Douglas HS, Aaryn would relocate to the great state of Texas to pursue her education as well as a modeling career. Aaryn signed with Zephyr Talent and is currently a Maxim Magazine promotional model as well as the spokesmodel for Bella Petite Magazine. As part of Zephyr Talent, Aaryn has landed numerous gigs in Texas, including modeling lingerie on the runway during Austin Fashion Week at La Zona Rosa Marketplace:
Prior to her most recent modeling jobs, Aaryn’s work history included seven months making pies at Stumpy’s Pizza & Subs in Castle Rock, Colorado and a gymnastics coach for two years from 2005-2007. Her gymnastics experience combined with her stunning good looks helped Aaryn land a spot as one of the Ice Girls for the professional hockey team The Texas Stars. Here’s Aaryn Gries as an Ice Girl in 2011:
Some of Aaryn’s other professional gigs include modeling Blue Sky Scrubs and starring in a few commercials, including this one for Great Locations Apartment Locating in which Aaryn plays a stressed friend — a role we may see again soon on CBS!
Currently Aaryn is finishing up her degree in Psychology and Business at Texas State University in San Marcos. Actually, I guess it would be more accurate to say that currently Aaryn is moving into the Big Brother house where she hopes to take home the grand prize of $500,000! (Although being the hottest gal in the house doesn’t usually bode well for contestants.)
Here’s her Q&A with CBS with her official Big Brother 15 photo and profile video:
Name: Aaryn Gries
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas.
Living: San Marcos, Texas
Occupation: College Student
Marital Status: Single
Three adjectives that describe you: Outgoing, driven and spontaneous.
Favorite Activities: Snowboarding, wakeboarding, traveling, working out, Zumba, crafting, decorating, planning events, attending festivals and meeting people.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Not knowing who is genuine and who isn’t, and realizing that my trusting nature could be my downfall.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother”: I think I will go into the game with the same mentality I go into life: only focusing on myself and what I need to do to make it through, but I’m sure there will be moments of weakness where I second guess myself. I will use my Psychology training as best as I can and try to be strategic.
What are you afraid of? People with evil or absent minds that hurt or deceive others.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I am most proud of my ability to rise above disappointment and press on with a positive and peaceful mind. I am extremely proud that each day, no matter what happens, I do my best to look at every situation in a positive light. I can see my future clearly and I’m taking the right steps to reach my goals.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… what you think about, you bring about.
What would you take into the house and why? My music, books by Rhonda Byrne and my cat, Pumpkin, because these three things help my peace of mind.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous? I would be entirely grateful for Big Brother putting my dreams on fast-track, and I would never forget the experience.