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Sufjan, 21

Des Moines, IA

Sufjan may look a little rough around the edges, but don’t let that fool you. This guy is always willing to make new friends and try new things. An aspiring music critic, Sufjan recently graduated from Kaplan University with a degreen in Art and Sciences. While his glasses may not be prescription, his vinyl collection is the perfect cure for a case of the common Coldplay.
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What made you decide to audition for Housemates?
It seemed like it be a hip experience, you know? I’m all about trying new things that not a lot of people have done.

Before coming on Housemates, what was a normal day like for you?
I’ve been reading a lot of Kant lately, but I don’t know if you could call that typical per se. I like to go to the Smith Street Theater, it’s this place that plays these super Indie films, really obscure stuff. Yoga’s been a big part of my life lately. Also, I got this gig over at Pizza Hut.

What do you do in your spare time? What do you aspire to be?
I’m really into music criticism. Well I have this blog now, so I don’t know if you call it an aspiration, since that’s where all the real music talk is going on now anyways and I’m already doing it.

What’s the best thing about you? What’s the worst thing about you?
I can talk to somebody for five minutes and tell which Radiohead song they resemble most. Sometimes my tastes are a little to obscure for mainstream America.

Movie: Hm… I’ll try to limit my answers to stuff you’ve heard of. Probably Sennen Tabito.
Song: Anything in the post-proto avant noise scene in Swedish
TV Show: The Wire is pretty much the only American TV I watch.
Color: Cobalt
State Capital: Helena. Or maybe Cheyenne.

What’s your stripper name (middle name + home state)? Kevin Iowa

What was your biggest concern about living with nine strangers?
Nine people means a lot of mix tapes to make.

How long did it take you to get used to the cameras?
The Man has us under surveillance 24/7 anyways, so it’s not much different.

What were your first impressions of the other housemates?
Andy: Kid A

Becka: No Surprises

Crunch: Paranoid Android

Eric: Airbag

Kat: We Suck Young Blood

Kristin: Nude

Lavender: Subterranean Homesick Alien

Matt: Creep

Nicki: Fitter Happier

Describe your Housemates experience in three words: Post-meta irony