Benjamin Norris has described his Big Brother win as a fairytale.
The Melbourne accounts manager's life was turned around on Wednesday night when he was not only named the show's victor, and the recipient of a hefty prize, but also proposed to his partner, Ben Williams, on national TV.
Norris, who took on the role of housemate psychologist in the Gold Coast compound, told AAA he was feeling overwhelmed by the events.
"I've won Big Brother, I have a car, I've won $250,000 and I'm engaged to my life partner," he said.
"It's all come together in this kind of fairytale way and I'm humbled by the whole experience and just amazed that Australia got behind me."
Norris had applied to be on the show since 2002 but it was only on Nine's revamped series that he scored a place in the house.
While the prize money wasn't the main motivator for him to be part of the social experiment, the 32-year-old said he did have plans for how to spend it.
"We would like to start a family in the sense that I think all Australians want to live the Australian dream," he said.
"So we will continue working and put the money towards a house and some kind of family.
"It's important for Ben and I to move forward to that next stage of our life."
While in the house, Norris made both friends and enemies for his straight-shooting manner and tendency to analyse his cohorts' actions behind their backs.
However, he said he emerged as an honest person and all the housemates had left one another on good terms.
"We were picked to spar against each other, we were picked to not get along," Norris said.
"But you can still be respectful of the fact that you shared an experience."