Oh Brother, they?re from Yamba
By ADRIAN MILLER
BIG Brother's Karen and Krystal have revealed many things since they went into the house 19 days ago.
We know they are mother and daughter, they have had breast enlargements and Krystal has never met her father.
The media has also reported Karen's recent divorce and the fact she is related to motorbike rider Troy Corser.
But something not many people know is they used to live at Yamba.
From the mid 1990s until July 2000, Karen and Krystal Forscutt lived at Yamba and Mororo, with Krystal attending Chatsworth Island Primary School and Maclean High until she left halfway through Year 8.
Trilby Anderson watches Big Brother most nights, but not just because she enjoys it ? she knows Krystal and Karen well.
Considering herself Krystal's best friend when she lived in the area, Trilby went to school with her, and the pair have kept in touch since Krystal moved to Batemans Bay, on the NSW South Coast.
Trilby said she couldn't believe it when she saw them on the show.
"I had no idea," she said.
"I spoke to Krystal four days before Big Brother started and she never said anything, it was such a surprise."
It's been an interesting 19 days in the house for the pair.
They had to keep their relationship a secret for the first week; they've divulged their surgical enhancements, and; Krystal even shared a kiss and brief flirtation with fellow housemate Michael.
But it hasn't been all rosy, as they both face eviction on Sunday.
Even so, Trilby said she thought Krystal would survive.
"I don't think she'll go, I think the public will like her too much," she said.
"I hope she stays, I'd like her to win it."
That feeling is backed up by Big Brother odds from Centrebet, which has Krystal at $21 to be evicted.
Karen is less popular, and is the red-hot favourite to go, with odds at $1.30.
According to popularity polls on the Big Brother website, Krystal is the second most popular housemate, behind David.
Trilby attributes that to Krystal just being herself.
"In the house there's been comments that she's being too nice, but that's exactly how she is ? she's really nice and kind to everyone," she said.
"She's pretty outgoing and willing to try new things."
Trilby last saw her good friend in November last year, when Karen and Krystal holidayed in Byron Bay.
"It was great," she said.
"It'd been five years since we'd seen each other and nothing had changed."