Rob Rigley will go down in Big Brother history as a flamboyant gay hairdresser from Wollongong who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.
Now back in the real world he’s ready to gossip -“ as any good hairdresser would.
This year the show’s biggest talking point was the rather large appendages some of the male housemates were sporting. Rob laughed when asked if he’d found the issue a distraction inside the house.
With all these hunky boys -“ it was like eating at Sizzler. It was fantastic. But when you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all, he told Sydney Star Observer.
Before walking past the showers each day he warned the bathing boys he was coming so they could cover up.
I thought there would be nothing worse for a straight man than to have a gay man prancing around a shower block while they’re trying to bathe, Rob said.
Once I shouted, -˜I’m coming out,’ and when I did Dino was standing there with his hands in the air waving his dick around. It didn’t bother them.
But he felt pretty self-conscious about stripping in front of them. I’m very far from having a perfect body and I long for a six-pack and pecs, but there’s more to life than looking beautiful, he said.
Rob said Ashley was the hottest housemate, saying he had all the qualities he goes for in a guy: masculine with a soft, nurturing side and a quiet strength.
And, for the record, he never had a crush on resident gay cowboy, David.
No. Dave’s a classic pin-up boy and too picture-perfect for me. He’s a good guy and I’ve got a real good friend for life there.
Rob said other housemates encouraged him to crack onto David purely for entertainment value, but he refused. He was just thrilled to find another gay person in the house.
His week on the national publicity circuit since leaving the house included an appearance on Rove, where host Rove McManus offered to donate $10,000 to Rob’s chosen charity, the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, if he agreed to have his famous locks shaved off on camera. Rob happily agreed.
I was slightly overwhelmed, not about the hair coming off but about the amount of money going to the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, Rob said. Hair grows back but AIDS doesn’t go away.
Rob said he was more than happy to return to hairdressing in Wollongong when and if the BB fun ran out.
There was nothing wrong with my life before, and there’s nothing wrong with it if that’s all I have to go back to. But I’m an open book, we’ll see what happens, he said.