In her CBS profile, Big Brother 2014 cast member Victoria Rafaeli is listed as an event coordinator, but from her Facebook pages it looks like photography is her true passion. She actually has quite a nice photography website and portfolio under the brand name Victorai Rafaeli Productions.
Victoria may seem like a sweet, cute girl at first, but she’s not afraid to play dirty. She is quite willing to manipulate people with her looks and she “always” gets what she wants. This saucy little package might prove to be a true danger her to competitors. Or she could end up so much of a diva know-it-all that the other Houseguests throw her to the curb as quickly as possible.
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CBS Big Brother 16 Bio: Victoria Rafaeli
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y. and Holon, Israel
Current City: Weston, Fla.
Three adjectives that describe you: Exotic, bold and empowered.
Favorite Activities: Shopping, capturing moments with my camera, belly dancing, blasting music and sing along, Zumba and salsa dancing.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Not having communication with my mom. I speak to my mother multiple times a day. I call her every time I arrive and leave a place and I like to tell her about my day. Also, I live with my parents so if I’m not talking to her on the phone I am talking to her in person.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: In it to win it! I don’t take no for an answer. I will manipulate people with my looks; I am very strategic and always get what I want. The word CAN’T is not in my vocabulary.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I don’t watch Big Brother in the states; I watch the one in Israel.
What are you afraid of: Animals, especially birds.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: At the age of 21, I ran and owned a successful photography business. I am so thankful that my clients trust me and allow me to capture their special and most precious moments!
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Live everyday as if it’s your last.
What would you take into the house and why: Hair extensions, I don’t go anywhere without them. Makeup, I like to be dolled up and presentable no matter where I am going. My camera, it’s my passion and capturing moments is what I do best.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: Go along with the ride and enjoy every second of it. I would promote my photography business as well.
Raised by Orthodox Israeli parents, Victoria is expected to live at home until she’s married, and once even rejected a public marriage proposal. She started her own photography business when she was only 19 years old, without any formal training.
Victoria Rafaeli Big Brother 2014 Video Interviews
More on Victoria Rafaeli:
Victoria started her own successful photography business when she was just 19 without any training, so she’s certainly driven and ambitious. We have to groan a bit that she was yet another recruit for this season, which CBS seemed determined to make the ‘most diverse’ ever after last year’s racism controversy.
It seems that Victoria was not quite Big Brother prepared as she left up her phone number on her business Facebook and website, along with her email address and her physical address. Oops! We won’t post those here, but we did pass along the message to her family that these should be taken down. Seriously, these guys get death threats and stalkers sometimes!
Our Thoughts on Victoria Rafaeli:
We see Victoria as becoming that annoying girl that most of the other Houseguests don’t really like very much. If she doesn’t land in a strong alliance very fast, she could end up the outsider going to the block in short order. She might last a few weeks as a pawn to get out stronger players, but we don’t think Victoria has staying power. She really comes across as far too cocky and full of herself in her pre-season interviews. That usually just does not end well.