The TV Watercooler had the opportunity to participate in a panel interview alongside two other Canadian outlets following Thursday (Oct. 1) triple eviction episode of Big Brother: All-Stars. Daniele Briones chats about how she thinks she could have beat everyone in the end, what went wrong with Janelle, her regret with Christmas and who she’d like to see make it to the end.
Why do you think Tyler pulled the trigger and nominated you?
I went into this house this time and said “I want to play the best game that I’ve ever played. But more importantly, I want to be the best players to have ever played this game.” I wanted it so bad and I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t playing too hard. I think I underestimated myself to be honest. There were times when I thought that people didn’t see me as a big threat or I thought that I wasn’t playing a great game, but then I was and then I wasn’t. I went back and forth, because you don’t know. You don’t get to see. I wanted to win so bad. I truly believe that I wanted to win more than anybody in that house. I put everything out there. I put my whole heart into it.
I really believe that everyone knew that I could beat them in the end. Why? Because, I knew I could beat everyone in the end.
Had you won the final HOH in the Triple Eviction, which two houseguests would you have put up and out of the two, who would you have sent home – unless you had a backdoor plan in mind?
This is easy. I wanted to win and put up Tyler and Christmas. I wanted Christmas gone. I truly believe that Christmas was the thread that held Memphis and Tyler together. Remove her and Cody could pull in Tyler and I could pull in Memphis and we’d have them all. Christmas needed to go, and I made sure to tell Nicole before I left, “You need to get Christmas out of this house.”
Who do you feel betrayed you the most?
This is also easy. There’s no question. I feel by far the most betrayed by Cody. I try not to take things personally, it’s a game. I feel outplayed by Tyler and Christmas – kudos to them. I’ve never been hurt like I’ve been hurt by Cody in this game. I felt so betrayed and so sad about it.
It seemed like you were a fan of Janelle before this season, what went wrong?
I was a fan of Janelle. I think that Janelle is one of the best female players to ever play this game. Most people do. She was amazing. I would have loved to work with Janelle. When I saw Janelle, there was no doubt in my mind that we would be working together. I wanted to work with Janelle. I talked Nicole out of going after Janelle. But the second that Janelle started spreading rumours about me and talking about me in the house, she had to go. You can’t be saying my name. If you say my name, you’re out of here. That’s the game I was playing. The second people would say my name, they had to go.
Now that you’ve had some time to think it over, how do you feel about Christmas as a player and as a person?
I truly do regret not giving her a hug. I was caught up, it was a whirlwind. I thought I was going to stay, I didn’t think I was going to go. I was a poor sport. Tyler and Christmas got me. Good for them.
I think that Christmas is playing an excellent competition game. If it was all about competitions, she was doing wonderfully. However, the entire season, she never knew what was going on in the house. Ever. So, do I think she’s playing a good well-rounded game? I don’t.
What do I think of her as a person? I don’t know her outside the Big Brother house, so I can’t really judge it. How did I feel hanging out with her? It was like a roller coaster. I hated her in the beginning, then liked her, then couldn’t stand her. Then some days, I’d like. I really don’t know what I feel about her. But it’s nice to be away from her. I’m not going to lie.
Other than Nicole, is there someone you think who is deserving to make it to the end?
I would love to see Cody in the end. Even though he betrayed me. I’m a good sport, I think that Cody is playing the best game. I truly do. I think that a lot of people need to step it up. I want to see Cody in the end, I really do.
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The TV Watercooler had the opportunity to participate in a panel interview alongside two other Canadian outlets following Thursday (Oct. 1) triple eviction episode of Big Brother: All-Stars. Daniele Briones chats about how she thinks she could have beat everyone in the end, what went wrong with Janelle, her regret with Christmas and who she’d like to see make it to the end. #BigBrother #BB22
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