Big Brother's Ragan: I Wouldn't Even Be Friends with Rachel on Facebook
But outside of Rachel's rants, clear battle lines were never drawn, BB war was never declared, and Ragan quickly found himself on the outside looking in. The latest "evictim" chats with PEOPLE about why he feels this season was different than any other, how he would have won given one more week, and why he and Rachel will never be Facebook friends.
Sitting down with Julie Chen, you said that this season is unlike other seasons you've seen. What did you mean by that?
First of all, there were more superfans playing the game this season than ever before. Everybody studied and everyone had " house knowledge." This wasn't a season of alliances, which makes this season completely unique. We had a bunch of overlapping friendships and friendships are different than an alliance. Alliances are ruled by logic – friendships are ruled by loyalty. This distinction ended my game because certainly in the last week logic was on my side.
You also told Julie that if you had made it to the final four, you would have won BB. Did you mean that or was that bluster? Give us the "Ragan Endgame" and tell us exactly how you would have won.
I don't want to take anything away from anyone who is in the final four. They are all intelligent and deserve to be there, but I spent five hours a day studying every detail of that house. My house knowledge was unparalleled. For example, I could tell you that on Britney's memory wall photo, her upper lip obscures the top of her left front tooth. I'm also the best puzzle solver in the house and nobody remaining would have beaten me in an endurance competition. Being a fan of the show I know the last two weeks typically feature puzzles, quiz and endurance competitions.
What was the hardest part of being a successful Saboteur? Did the guilt of sneaking around ever get to you?
Hardest part was having the added stress of sabotage when my game play was falling apart. The Saboteur duties emerged the same week I split from Brendon and Rachel.
What did you ultimately think of Hayden's goodbye message? He lauded you for being an "awesome representative of the gay community."
I think Hayden is a great guy. That's the most important thing for me to say, and I don't think Hayden has a homophobic bone in his body and we genuinely got along with one another. My problem with Hayden towards the end of the game was that several times I felt like he was insincere. For instance, I do believe that I was the target during the double eviction.
You never seemed to form any strong alliances in the house. You were quick to make friendships, but no alliances. Was that strategy or was it necessity?
Again, this was a season of friendships not alliances. Several times I tried to form alliances but it never panned out. When Kristen left I tried to scoop Hayden up, but by that point he was already really good friends with Enzo and Lane. I could have been in an alliance with Brendon and Rachel, but that would have involved being in an alliance with Brendon and Rachel – no thanks!
What was your biggest blunder and how do you see it leading to you ultimately getting evicted?
I should have done more early in the game to get rid of those boys.
You said your feelings for Brendon had "evolved." Why? What about your feelings for Rachel?
My feelings for Brendon have evolved because Rachel brings out the worst in Brendon. Once she left he was a much friendlier person. Regarding Rachel, my feelings have not evolved. I have no interest pursuing any type of relationship with her. I would not even be friends with her on Facebook – that request would be denied. – Reagan Alexander