Suddenly, 2014 has become the year of the hetero-homo bromance in reality television.Zankie, the relationship between Frankie Grande (gay) and Zach Rance (straight) is the only thing people are still talking about from this summer’s (Cycle 21, airing now) is Willthew, the relationship between Will Jardell (gay) and Matthew Smith (straight, but famously prefers “no labels”).
When you were evicted, you seemed disoriented by Julie’s interest in Zankie.
How surprised were you to find out just how huge Zankie had become?
Zach Rance: I was extremely surprised to find out how big Zankie was. And a lot of people are telling me some of the bad stuff he said about me, but it doesn’t matter to me. We’ve talked a lot since we’ve been out of the house.
In the house, you know you’re being watched 24/7 by live-cam feedsters. He’s always going to be my friend no matter what happened in the game. Frankie is by the far funniest person I have ever met in my entire life.
What did you think the reaction would be to you spending so much time with Frankie, and making comments like “I truly feel that he is my boyfriend”? I love people that are funny and he’s one of the funniest people on the face of the Earth, so why would I not love hanging out with him?