By John Powell – Special to CityTV.com
He wants to win big – again.
Dr. Will Kirby, the winner of Big Brother USA 2, just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to test his luck on the special edition of The Price Is Right dedicated to Survivor, Big Brother and The Amazing Race.
“I suffer from severe FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) so, in the interest of complete candor, I was reluctant at first but the more I thought about it the fear of missing out started creeping in so I eventually agreed to participate,” Kirby told CityTV.com.
The special television event airing May 23 to May 25 will feature reality stars competing alongside super-fans.
Having already dominated Big Brother, Kirby is looking forward to competing on The Price Is Right.
“At the risk of self-aggrandizement I’m widely considered the best Big Brother player in the world and I don’t want to let the real fans down. That said, I do want to be true to my TV character and make sure the haters are screaming at their TVs. It’s all about giving the viewers a memorable experience,” said Kirby, who since his stint on Big Brother has become the national medical director for LaserAway and is the social media influencer for Dove Men.
Kirby, a certified dermatologist and osteopathic physician, is not alone in seeking Price Is Right glory. Competing against him are former Big Brother winners Rachel Reilly (Season 13) and Ian Terry (Big Brother 14). Kirby welcomes the chance to face off against them and expects, wants them to be at the top of their respective games.
“They’ll need to summon all of their deepest strengths to even hope to compete against me. I truly hope that they, and any other players there, as well as the fans in attendance and the viewers at home, can respect my desire to win. I simply refuse to settle,” said a determined Kirby.
Kirby, nicknamed The Puppet Master for the cunning psychological warfare he employed on Big Brother, has a multi-faceted Price Is Right strategy. He is going to filter out the metaphorical noise, crunch the numbers and remain focused at all times. If he loses, Kirby says he has nobody to blame but himself.
“Just like any true competition, the other contestants pose me no threat. I’m deeply into yoga and transcendental meditation these days so I remind myself that I only need to conquer my own insecurities and focus on my knowledge base. If I don’t win it all, it will only because I let myself down.”
Fan favorite Castaways competing on The Price Is Right Primetime Special: Survivor Edition on Monday, May 23:
Natalie Anderson, Season 29 (winner)
Joe Anglim, Seasons 30 and 31
Rupert Boneham, Season 7, 8, 20, and 27
Jeremy Collins, Seasons 29 and 31 (winner)
Cirie Fields, Seasons 12, 16, and 20
Woo Hwang, Seasons 28 and 31
Rob Mariano, Seasons 4, 8, 20, and 22 (winner)
Kelley Wentworth, Seasons 29 and 31
Tina Wesson, Seasons 2 (winner), 8, and 27
Fan favorite Houseguests competing on The Price Is Right Primetime Special: Big Brother Edition on Tuesday, May 24:
Frankie Grande, Season 16
Britney Godwin, Seasons 12 and 14
James Huling, Season 17
Will Kirby, Seasons 2 (winner) and 7
Janelle Pierzina, Seasons 6, 7, and 14
Rachel Reilly, Seasons 12 and 13 (winner)
Da’Vonne Rogers, Season 17
Jeffrey Schroeder, Seasons 11 and 13
Ian Terry, Season 14 (winner)
Fan favorite Racers competing on The Price Is Right Primetime Special: Amazing Race Edition on Wednesday, May 25:
Leo Temory and Jamal Zadaran, Season 23 and 24
Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, Season 28
Erin Robinson and Joslyn Davis, Season 28
Joey Buttitta and Kelsey Gerckens, Season 27 (winners)
Natalie “Nat” Strand and Katherine “Kat” Chang, Season 17 (winners)
William “Bopper” Minton and Mark Jackson, Season 20
Tiffany Chantell Torres and Krista DeBono, Season 27
Brook Roberts and Claire Champlin, Season 17
Nathaniel “Big Easy” Lofton and Herbert “Flight Time” Lang, Seasons 15, 18, and 24