We witnessed the season’s first “Big Brother” double eviction last night, with Bridgette Dunning and Zakiyah Everette shown the door.
Commenting on her ouster, Bridgette says she has no regrets about the way she played the game. “I think I’ve been played out as a threat since my friendship with Frank,” she tells ET Canada. “I played very hard this past week and I couldn’t help but come to Natalie’s defense. I think it bit me in the butt, but I don’t regret it at all.”
As a self-proclaimed, outspoken feminist, could Bridgette have intimidated some of her male houseguests? “Yes, I do think I intimidated and scared some of the boys in the house,” she explains. “The girls couldn’t get together because half the girls wanted to be in a showmance, and half the girls didn’t like me at first even though I tried to get an alliance together. It seemed like we couldn’t get on the same page.”
If there’s one thing she hopes to happen in the wake of her eviction, it’s that she was able to expose Paulie and his various shenanigans to the rest of the houseguests. “I truly hope people’s eyes are open to how he’s been playing the game, to all his twisted lies and manipulation,” she says. “It would be so sweet to see him in jury next week. I will figure out how to prank him every day if he’s there.”
The evening’s second evictee was Zakiyah, who weighs in on how much Paulie had to do with her eviction. “Well, I definitely feel like I was guilty by association but I can’t blame anybody but myself,” she says. “I should have tried harder to win the veto and then I would not be in this situation right now.”
Is she shocked to be exiting? “I’m not shocked, I had the feeling [I’d be getting evicted] since the veto ceremony,” she adds. “I’m OK and I’m excited to see what is to come. Ultimately, I am ready to cast my vote for the winner and see everybody again.”
In her exit interview, host Julie Chen implied Zakiyah was more invested in Paulie than in playing the game, but is that fair? “If anything I wish I was a stronger competitor,” she says. “I don’t think I was more invested in Paulie. I feel like I used him to my advantage. I if I had not linked myself to such a strong competitor I feel like I would have been out of the house a long time ago.
“Big Brother” airs Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.