Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kalia's Eviction Interview

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Wow this interviewer didn't exactly keep his opinions to himself, huh?  (See the closing paragraph.)  Why didn't food come up in the questions, then? Exclusive Interview with Evicted Houseguest Kalia Booker
The Queen Ran Out of Moves
By BestBBEver, September 08, 2011

Photo - CBS

Kalia Booker was evicted from the CBS Big Brother house last night, after a flurry of last minute tears and manipulations that got her nowhere. She left the house, after finally returning the missing black queen from the chess board and that symbolism seemed to speak volumes about her gameplay during season 13 of Big Brother. The queen can move anywhere on the chess board but she is only as powerful as the pawns she keeps herself protected by and in the end, Kalia's self-proclaimed 'gift of gab' seemed to have talked all her pawns out of any desire to protect her. Bad move Kalia. Check and checkmate.

We got the chance to ask Kalia a few questions about her gameplay this summer and she stayed true to form, blaming most of her loss on one of the knights that refused to do her bidding. Of the Final 4, Rachel, Jordan, Porsche and Adam, who would you like to see in the Final 2 and why?

I am rooting for Porsche because she is the last remaining person from my alliance. With the 20/20 vision only hindsight can provide, do you think you would have done better with Jordan as your strongest ally rather than Dani?

I made a pact with Jordan early on, and there were times when I wasn't sure if that was the best choice since Jordan didn't win many competitions. But I wanted to keep my word to her. Being aligned with a strong player like Daniele, and making big moves in the house, made us a strong power in the house. You got furious with Adam for not sticking to a newbie alliance, after all the double dealing in the BB house this summer, why were you so shocked?

I think Adam is an idiot and I don’t think he makes the best game choices or decisions. He had the chance to use the veto on Porsche or I and he didn’t. Whatever deal he made with Jordan and Rachel must have been golden. When he made his veto speech about keeping his word I kept wondering why he said he was keeping his word after he had made deals with our newbie group. People have said or done a lot of things in the BB house that they later wish they hadn’t, is there something you wish you hadn’t said or done this summer in the BB house?

My only regret is that I got evicted and didn’t win. Were you prepared for the wild ride that is the Big Brother Experience this summer or did it take you by surprise?

I am so happy I did Big Brother. It is a show that I’ve watched for years and years and years. So to actually play was a goal of mine. It was what I expected in that I expected it to be very hard. But it was way more turbulent than I would have ever guessed. The first 3 weeks of BB you campaigned pretty hard to get Lawon and yourself on the block, did you really not like Lawon or did you just want that Golden Key of safety?

Lawon and I were close. Our relationship started out very rocky because I caught him in a lie that involved me and I wanted him gone. I also felt I was linked up with one of the weaker players in the game which made it hard. But once the sides of the house were clearly drawn, we had a very candid conversation about what had happened and how we could play together. But on a personal level, Lawon and I totally connected and always had fun together. What would you say was the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of your Big Brother experience?

The best part of playing Big Brother was the genuine, funny connecting conversations that you had at 3am with people who wound up becoming some of your closest friends. And let’s be honest, the competitions are so creative they are awesome. Nerve-racking, but awesome.

Living in the BB house is easily (one of) the top three hardest things I’ve ever done. Its such a social experiment, and then you throw the competitive gaming into it that it is so much pressure. You can have such euphoric highs one minute and the next morning you can have such incredible lows because of the shifts in the house. On top of that, you take away your connection to everything that keeps you strong in life, your family, your friends, your therapist (laughs). Even the beauty of listening to a CD or watching television is taken away from you so you can’t relax that way. And there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.

There were a dozen more questions to ask Kalia and a zillion more chess analogies to ponder but I would sincerely like to thank Kalia for getting herself evicted so that we can all watch the last days of the live feeds without the constant interruption that sent us to the palm trees courtesy of Kalia singing, again. I truly believe Kalia could have gone all the way and won Big Brother 13, but I suggest the next time she wants to bond with another human being, perhaps taking a moment to breathe and then listen to the other person, well that might help. During this match, the Queen lost half a dozen alliance opportunities by talking her pawn to death. 

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