“Big Brother” is a popular reality TV series, which has brought many previously unknown names into the limelight for their 15 minutes of fame. One of the aspiring reality TV stars who attracted a lot of attention was Paloma Aguilar. She may have self-evicted herself off the show, but she still made a rather big impact, though not a completely positive one. As is the case with many reality TV stars, Paloma was involved with a healthy amount of drama, but she seems to be moving on with her life and living happily.
What To Expect
As we take a dive into the life of Paloma Aguilar, we’ll learn that she’s a fierce and interesting young woman. We’ll also look at why she left “Big Brother”, and how it affected her. The reality TV star captivated viewers, and continues to impress fans on her social media accounts.
Paloma’s Claim to Fame
This starlet’s past is relatively mysterious, and not a lot is known about what she did before we met her on our screens. Born on 17 November 1999, she hails from the vibrant city of San Marcos, California. Her claim to fame came during her brief tenure on “Big Brother” Season 24.
Throughout her stay, this former housemate held the audience in rapt attention with her strategic gameplay and fierce competitive spirit. However, she left everyone astounded when she made the heartfelt decision to self-evict from the house after just one week, citing personal reasons.
More Than a Reality TV Star
At 23 years old, Paloma is not only a talented interior designer, but also a successful entrepreneur with her own business in San Diego, California. She proudly holds the distinction of being an alumna of the University of California, Berkeley. In the realm of reality TV, Paloma remains quite active on her social media platforms, boasting a dedicated following of over 30,000 Instagram followers.
Walking Away For Sanity’s Sake
Following her unexpected departure from the show, it was disclosed that Paloma Aguilar had made the difficult decision to leave due to personal challenges, primarily related to her mental health. Throughout her stay on the show, keen-eyed viewers had witnessed Aguilar in moments of emotional distress, struggling to sleep and eat. Concern for her well-being was palpable among her fellow housemates.
While some fans speculated that Aguilar’s departure might have been connected to her interactions with fellow houseguest Taylor Hale, the reality became quite different. In an interview with Us Weekly, Aguilar clarified that her exit had no relation to Taylor Hale, and that they in fact shared a close bond.
Although Aguilar didn’t delve into the specifics of her mental health struggles, she made a poignant statement, affirming that no amount, not even $750,000, was worth compromising her mental well-being. This statement underscored the immense psychological pressure she had been grappling with during the game.
Life After Reality TV
After her departure from the Big Brother house, Paloma had to navigate the transition back into her everyday life in the real world. Initially, she maintained a low profile and remained relatively silent about her experience. It wasn’t until Paloma made a subtle return to social media that she gradually started sharing insights into her daily life.
Recently, she made a noteworthy appearance on her Instagram stories, hinting at an upcoming podcast episode she was recording with Omar Elatter, the founder of the ‘The Passionate Few‘ podcast. The release date for this episode remains undisclosed.
While Paloma has resumed posting on her Instagram stories, she has only shared a single actual post since her exit from the game. This particular post reflected on her time in the Big Brother house and the reasons behind her decision to leave. Prior to her stint on the show, Paloma’s Instagram following hovered just shy of 4,000 followers. Remarkably, despite her brief seven-day appearance on “Big Brother”, her following has since swelled to an impressive 28,000.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 22, 2022
Accusations of Lies
Ardent “Big Brother” enthusiasts took to Twitter to voice their scepticism, accusing Paloma of falsehoods. One Twitter user pointed out that Paloma had referred to Taylor as a “pageant girl” within “the first few hours in the house,” thus suggesting that production could not have influenced these comments. Another user speculated that Paloma herself may have initiated the remark, with production merely encouraging her to repeat it.
Numerous other tweets highlighted instances when Paloma had used the term “pageant girl” to describe Taylor outside the confines of the Diary Room.
During a candid interview, Paloma emphasized that her behaviour was influenced by a sleep deprivation-induced psychosis. Whether production played a role in Paloma’s comments remains uncertain. however, she did mention the possibility of facing repercussions from CBS for disclosing this information, citing the contract she had signed prior to joining “Big Brother”.
Regardless of the veracity of her claims, fervent fans continue to express strong doubts about Paloma’s account of events.
Paloma’s burgeoning Instagram following has paved the way for her to step onto the influencer stage, a path frequently trodden by former contestants. Given Paloma’s voluntary exit from the game, it’s highly unlikely that she’ll participate in the “Big Brother” finale slated for later in 2023. Nonetheless, fans are in eager anticipation to discover whether Paloma might reconnect with any of her former housemates, once the season comes to a close.