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September 25, 2007 at 10:15 am 4 comments

BOOYAH Family, friends, and BB8 fans,

In my wildest dreams, I could never have anticipated the outpouring of love and support, compliments and good wishes you have shown for me and my family while I was on the Big Brother 8 show!


I have received literally thousands of comments, emails, art work, and tributes that are simply amazing, and I love every single one of them. Thank you to those of you who came to the airport to welcome me home, and to the Liquid Limos for the party bus, and to the Patriot Guard for the beautiful escort you gave us the night of my return.

I would love to respond to each and every one of you individually, but due to the overwhelming amount of mail I have received, that is simply not realistic at this time. I hope that you will accept my genuine heartfelt thanks in this note, and I will now try to answer the questions that I received most often:

The best thing about the experience for me was: the challenge of the game itself. I am a very competitive person, and BIG BROTHER is a once in a lifetime opportunity that very few people will ever get, and I was honored to be selected for this season and loved every minute of it.

My least favorite thing about living in the house was: the boredom. As a houseguest, you are not allowed to bring any reading or writing material with you. In the house, there is no music, television, computers, or communication of any kind with the outside world. If you sign up for this show, you need to be prepared to make your own fun and keep yourself entertained as there is quite a bit of down time when there is no structured competitions and all you have is time fill, think & talk about the game/strategy, and think about everything you are missing back at home.

Given the opportunity, I would absolutely do it again!!

I learned that I need to listen to my own instincts more; and other people less. Obviously hindsight is 20/20, but I did make my decisions based on what I believed was true at the time.

My personal bond with Eric was both amazing and strong. He was my best friend and ally in the house. I had so much fun with Eric, and loved every minute I spent with him. Now that I am back in ..:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Kansas and he is in New York, it is hard to predict what the future holds for us. We do still talk on a very regular basis, and have agreed to just take one day at a time, and see what happens. (Thank you all for your good wishes for us!) You will be able to keep updated on us if you want to, through our fan sites.

Thank you to all of you who have signed the petition for Eric & me to be considered for the next edition of The Amazing Race. If you have not done so yet, and would like to support our effort, here is the link:

My best advice for those of you wanting to apply for the show is to completely fill out the application forms in great detail. Do not leave anything blank. The casting crew is looking for people who are able to entertain, and have stories to tell. So don’t be shy!!! Good luck to all of you ~ I’ll definitely be watching for you on the show next season!

Thanks again for all the prayers, support, kind words, tributes that you sent to me! It was so awesome to come home to see it all!




Entry filed under: Amazing Race, BIg Brother 8, Eric Stein, Jessica Hughbanks, Petition.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. KC Bahry  |  September 25, 2007 at 11:08 pm


    I have been watching Big Brother since it first aired and I have to say you are my favorite houseguest of all time.

    You were full of life, spirit and smiles the whole season. You are funny, pretty, self-aware, strong, smart and sweet. I wish you all the best in your future life. You’ve got the kind of spunk and family support that will carry you far.

    (And, boy, is your brother a cutie. Please thank him for his service to our country.)

    I know Eric’s role as “America’s Player” may have compromised your game, but you’ve won so much more than the $500K – in good friendships and America’s admiration. Trust me when I say….Money ain’t everything….

    Congratulations, girl. You did yourself proud.

    All the best,

    KC Bahry

  • 2. Lee E. Barret III  |  September 28, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Hi Jess & Eric (I hope) I have been a BB fan from the very 1st show. My family & friends are pushing me to compete for a spot as a house guest & cast member for the upcoming BB season 9. I have a great niche for the show, (based upon my research the last BB 8 seasons…but thats another story…LOL

    My point to this message is to take a shot of you reading this message & telling your very Cool “Beau” Eric that I would like to extend my Private Investigation Agency Resources & Information to him. I own the PI agency listed in the Url above. Most all professionals use my services at least once if not more for many different reasons.
    I would like to extend any of my company services free to him, you or his and your family. I only want to get some advice from him 5 minutes (tops) on BB 9 selection tips.
    My email is & phone number is listed on my companies website listed in the Url…

    BTW: You played a great game & were my daughters favorite cast member….

    Thanks Guys!

    Lee Barret
    (47) Houston, Texas

  • 3. michelle  |  October 9, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    I just wanted you and Eric to know I was so wanting you guys in the end. You are a adorable couple(still a couple I hope) my daughter and I loved your game pay. You proved this game can be played with out being a nasty person, your loyality to eric was amazing and I think his to you was also amazing, You never turned on each other and that was great to see. Good luck to you and Tell Eric we wish him the best as well.

  • 4. nicoe  |  October 24, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Jessica, I love you soooo much. I really seriously want to get the chance to hear from you or you to write back. I have booyah shirts and money shirts. I watched you on the live feeds all the time and I feel like i knonyw u. We are so alike in so many ways. You are an amazing person!! And I live in oklahoma and i am a very big carrie Underwood fan as well. Good luck with everything.



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