It has been a whirlwind of a summer in the Big Brother house… well, I guess technically it was just the Paul storm that took over the house.
It came down to one of the biggest Head of Household competitions of the season… which PAUL won. He nominated Josh and Kevin for eviction. That said, Kevin was convinced that Paul had his back, so he was calm about it all.
It came down to another Power of Veto competition and even though Josh knew the plan was to evict Kevin… he wanted to save himself. The only person who COULD NOT win would be Kevin.
Sorry, Kevin but you are not part of the final three alliance.
* Side note: Is anyone else surprised that Paul stuck to his word about taking Josh and Christmas to the end?*
Paul wins veto and chooses to keep the nominations the same… and we go right to eviction. There is only one person who gets to vote.
She stuck with the plan and sent Kevin out of the Big Brother house. Although we can’t feel TOO bad for him – he did take the first temptation of the season winning $25,000 right off the hop.
Although Kevin wasn’t the biggest “Game Player”, he comes off as a genuinely nice guy when we chatted with him after eviction.
1. Are you surprised that Josh made it to the final 3 over you?
Yes, initially I was surprised, now I’ve been thinking about it and I’m not as surprised as I was. Christmas and Paul were going to take Josh over me. And when Paul started talking to me saying how jurors are going to like me, I started thinking they were going to pick Josh over me. So I was a bit surprised in a game sense, but I saw the writing on the wall. But to get mad about it and get aggressive, I wouldn’t do that. It’s a better game move to take Josh instead of me, but obviously Josh or Christmas are one of the next ones to go.
2. Do you think throwing competitions hurt you in the end?
Absolutely. My social game was great, I knew it, you just get along with people and treat them the way you want to be treated. When I won the first temptation, I decided that I wouldn’t be as aggressive in the competitions. I mean a lot of times, it’s a team game going on, a few of them I could have told you who was going to win before it started. I kept saying to myself that I should have won a few. But at the end, even if I won one of the comps, I would have been more of a target and they probably would have gotten me off earlier.
3. What was the hardest part about being in the Big Brother house?
It’s not even a question, the hardest part was not seeing my 6 daughters, wife and son. When I went into the Big Brother house my son was a junior in high school and he’s a senior now. My daughter graduated a week before I left, and now she’s a freshman in college. That would not even be a question, the hardest thing, without a doubt was not seeing them.
4. If you could go back to day 1: knowing how Paul played the game and how you are out of the house. Would you still take the cash temptation?
Absolutely, that’s part of the game. It was fun. If we didn’t have Paul, how boring would it be? I would definitely take the temptation, I’m so glad Paul came in. It’s a compliment that I’m here, and because I feel that he feared that if we went to top two, that the jury would have voted for me. I think it’s a compliment that I felt Paul worried more about me than I worried about him.
5. Are you really going to have all of these people over for Thanksgiving?
Absolutely, are you kidding me?! It’s a game, we came to play a game, when you play you have to realize there’s going to be an end. If you can’t accept the results, then you shouldn’t play the game. And Josh, as long as he doesn’t bring the pots and pans, absolutely he can come. Mark just had a hard time adjusting. They can definitely come to my house, I have children all their ages so they can definitely come.