Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman Lose Jobs!

by Matt Richmond on July 4, 2013


Current Big Brother 15 houseguests Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman have both been let go from their jobs. Both Aaryn and GinaMarie have made numerous racist and homophobic remarks on the live feeds (along with a few other houseguests). Various media outlets have been reporting on their despicable behavior and now the effects of their actions are starting to emerge.

Aaryn was signed to Zephyr Talent based out of Austin, TX and they released a stament about letting her go. You can read that below.

Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive.

Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by Aaryn, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are hers alone and do not represent the views or opinions of Zephyr Talent. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.

GinaMarie worked for East Coast USA Pageants Inc. where she coordinated pageants and they announced today that they will also be letting her go from her position. Read their statement below.

We have never known this side of Ginamarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past,” CEO Lauren Handler said in the statement. “We are actually thankful that this show let us see Ginamarie for who she truly is as we would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants. It is unfortunate that her hateful words were able to be witnessed by so many thousands of Big Brother fans as they were rightfully so deeply offended.

We are unable to contact her at this time but when she returns from the Big Brother house we will be terminating her employment for her unforgivable behavior. In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal.

I’m glad that Zephyr Talent and East Coast USA Pageants have released these statements and are not supporting this time of inexcusable behavior from their now former employees.

CBS released this statement about the houseguests and their awful remarks:

We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive. At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.

UPDATE: Aaryn was once a cover girl for Bella Petite Magazine and the editor has spoken out and written a letter concerning Aaryn. Aaryn will no longer be included in promotions for the model search for Bella Petite. Check out the letter below.

Dear Bella Petite readers,

I appreciate the concerns expressed from many of Bella Petite’s subscribers regarding recent comments from Bella Petite Magazine cover model and ‘Big Brother’ contestant, Aaryn Gries.

Each year Bella Petite takes great pride in celebrating the top twelve petite model cover girl entrants from around the world to the Bella Petite Model Search. We select winners based on their photo submissions and positive participation through the selection process to our contest and various other criteria, and we expect those who are selected as our top spokesmodels to represent the positive and enthusiastic spirit of Bella Petite’s brand.

Like many of you, I was surprised and disappointed to read about the recent insensitive comments from Ms. Gries on ‘Big Brother.’ I want to emphasize to all of our readers that her comments are absolutely inconsistent with the principles that Bella Petite is built on.

As a result, I have determined that Ms. Gries is no longer a positive representation of Bella Petite’s brand and Bella Petite will not be featuring her in any promotions related to the model search in accordance with the rules of our model search. I certainly appreciate Ms. Gries right to express herself, but simply do not feel that her involvement in any of our model search promotions going forward would be appropriate given our core principles and values at Bella Petite Magazine.

Bella Petite is the leading publication and community devoted to the interests of petite women 5’5” and under, and it has always been our mission to be a source of positivity and encouragement for petite women around the world of every ethnicity, religion, or culture. It is Bella Petite’s continuing mission to be a place for petite women to celebrate and support one another, and I have no doubt that if we do so, we will all be stronger for it.


Ann Lauren Editor-in-Chief Bella Petite Magazine

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly
SOURCE: Bella Petite

MPG July 4, 2013 at 2:39 am

What? There are consequences for bad behavior sooner or later it catches up with you. It is call reaping what we sow. This behavior can’t be new for either of these ladies. They didn’t just chose BB to display this behavior. I hope they change! Oh, I bet they never saw this coming! Going on a reality show to compete to win money and loses there jobs over some dumbsh*t.

Kelli July 4, 2013 at 4:34 am

You can run with the devil only for a short while until he trips you. This , and ill use this term lightly “ladies” is your wake u call . Turn your lives around before its more than a job that you loose. Smell the coffee , I think it’s burning !!!

Beth July 4, 2013 at 7:48 am

Last night on after dark Aaryn. Kept saying “there’s an angel on my shoulder” wAit til she finds out her angel didn’t come after all. Yes!

Cheryl D July 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

Stupid is as stupid does, Aaryn, Ginamarie, Amanda and David. What goes around comes around. And CBS, you would think that you guys would screen people a little better after past seasons. Just simply ask these people when you interview them, “ARE YOU A RACIST “, “WOULD YOU MAKE RACIST REMARKS ABOUT OTHERS IF YOU THOUGHT NO ONE WAS PAYING ATTENTION”? CBS you may just be surprised at how stupidly honest a racist would be, or how easy it may be to trip their dumb racist a-s.

artist1 July 4, 2013 at 11:44 am

I think part of the problem is that these individuals don’t see them-
selves realistically. They are clueless as to how they are coming
across to those watching BB. This may be the hardest lesson for
any of them to ever learn. Losing their paycheck in this economy
and having their words heard by a nation of viewers will make
it difficult for them to find jobs anywhere.

SPT July 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Thank you Paula Deen for helping the USA reach our “tipping point” on racist, homophobic and boorish behavior. Aaryn & Ginamarie have terrible timing to show their bigoted beliefs/actions on national TV. People who lust for attention on a national scale now must keep their mouths shut when it comes to their stupidity & poor upbringing on matters of race or sexual identity or reap the serious financial consequences of their actions.

salt vampire September 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm

what’s up with these pictures, they look like Barbazon Modeling school took them

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