Shetty Big Winner In Big House

Big Brother Winner Shetty
Shetty emerges from Big Brother’s house victorious. AP Photo (Yui Mok)

Shilpa Shetty has just won Celebrity Big Brother.

When it was announced she’d successfully secured the public’s vote, the Bollywood actress burst into tears, saying she found the Big Brother experience “incredible and overwhelming.”

The win comes after Shetty, 31, was subjected to racial bullying in the house (she was mocked repeatedly, and referred to as “the Indian,” and “Shilpa Poppadum”) creating a subsequent uproar.

As the New York Times reports, Celebrity Big Brother generated “300 newspaper articles in Britain, 1,200 in English-language newspapers…around the globe, 3,900 foreign-language news articles and 22,000 blog postings. Around 40,000 people – the highest on record – made complaints to the television standards regulator. Six cabinet ministers, including Prime Minister Tony Blair, commented publicly on it.”

“It’s truly been a roller coaster ride,” said Shetty, who received 67% of the viewers’ votes.

January 28, 2007
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  1. January 29, 2007, 8:28 pm Deepa

    Not to completely miss the point of the whole post – but her outfit is gorgeous!

  2. January 30, 2007, 9:44 am Hilal

    She has great style (animal print get-ups included) 😉