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9-27-04 - A local man is back home after living in the limelight of TV fame this summer. Michael Ellis finished as runner-up on Big Brother last week, and is now looking ahead to his future.
The man known as Cowboy is back in Durant, preparing for a wedding. His fiancée April also became part of the story line on Big Brother, despite staying back in Durant.
Perhaps the biggest stunner of the summer was when CBS revealed Michael has a half-sister that he never knew about – and she was also a housemate on the show. But their newfound relationship was a rocky one. Neither has spoken with the other since the show ended.
As for the future, Michael is hoping to do commercials and act in movies.