$ 250,000 richer: Big Brother winner Tim Dormer. Photo: Channel Nine
Rihanna’s infamous tour flight streaker Tim Dormer was wearing clothes when he finally made headlines for all the right reasons.
Dormer collected $ 250,000 for winning the Nine Network reality series Big Brother on Wednesday night.
Sonia Kruger hosts the finale of Big Brother. Photo: Channel Nine
He stepped out of the house, situated at the Dreamworld theme park on the Gold Coast, after 101 days, just moments after former Italia’s Next Top Model contestant Jade Pietrantonio departed in second place with $ 10,000.
Model Tahan Lew-Fatt collected $ 5000 for finishing third.
The winner was decided by the viewers and Dormer received 36 per cent of the votes, while Pietrantonio had 34 per cent and Lew-Fatt collected 30 per cent.
Dormer, who hosted the now-defunct television chart show Hit List TV, made world headlines almost a year ago when he streaked on pop star Rihanna’s tour plane during a promotional flight.
London’s The Daily Mail wrote `What a rude boy! Rihanna’s 777 tour flight descends into chaos as Australian journalist streaks through the cabin’ as news of the then-radio DJ’s nude dash went global.
Dormer can at least buy himself a fancy set of threads and a first class ticket around the world after winning a quarter of a million dollars.
“I don’t what to do with the cash,” he told Big Brother host Sonia Kruger during a very hasty post-eviction interview.
Kruger fired off just a few questions to Dormer before closing the telecast which went for three hours and ran half an hour overtime.
“I am going to need a bigger wallet,” he said.
Earlier Kruger spent a good five minutes chatting with third place-getter Lew-Fatt who was the first to leave the house during Wednesday night’s finale.
However, Pietrantonio got relatively no air time.
Of the 20 housemates who appeared on the series, Lew-Fatt was the most nominated contestant.
“I was up for eight evictions so to be here is a big achievement for me,” Lew-Fatt told Kruger during her post-eviction interview.
She said was honest with everyone in the house and conceded she did create friction with some of the girls in the house.
But it also taught her one important lesson in life.
“I learnt you have to pick your battles,” Lew-Fatt said.
Kruger announced that Big Brother would be returning in 2014 for its 11th Australian season and its third on Nine.
The network revived the series last year after it was dumped by Network Ten in 2008.