Booted Big Brother Star Matt Regrets Betraying His BFF
Matt, 32, was without question the president of his own fan club, and he jumped into the BB fray by becoming a central figure in a secret power alliance and lying about the health of his wife. Neither the lies nor the alliance caught up to him, but when Matt decided to throw his best friend Ragan under the bus (twice), the Web designer's true colors were on full display. Matt talks with PEOPLE about, lying, turning on his "cuddle buddy," his penchant for adult onesies and his plans to return to to his life of "mediocrity." – Reagan Alexander
Do you regret throwing Ragan under the bus? Do you think it ultimately led to your eviction?
I do regret it and that is why I tried to do it in as subtle a manner as possible. It doesn't make me feel less bad, but I don't think it had any bearing in my eviction.
You seemed to have it all: a power alliance, two HOHs, a diamond POV and your purported powers that come with being a "diabolical super genius." Yet you still couldn't make it to the final four. How do you explain that?
I got over confident and I abandoned my strategy of always competing and I threw a competition that I could have won. That is what sent me packing.
What surprised you the most about the unanimous vote to evict you?
There was no surprise in the unanimous vote. It had already been spoken about a head of time so I knew it was coming.
Why do you think the Brigade ultimately turned on you? Were you surprised?
The Brigade turned on me out of necessity. They had to vote out some Brigade member and I was the strongest one out of the four with three weak competitors.
What was with the pajama onesies?
I'm comfort over fashion, always. They are the most comfortable pajamas on the planet. I don't care what I looked like because they were warm and the L.A. nights are cold.
You said that the move that caused you the most guilt was throwing Ragan under the bus. What about the fact that you lied about your wife being seriously ill? What would you say to the who actually have a serious bone disease?
To the people who truly have this disease I say that I hope you were rooting for me to win because I was going to give you a large chunk of cash from my winning for research on the disease. To me, a lie is a lie. You can lie about your age, weight, whatever. It is still a lie.
You've talked about where your newfound fame may take you. Falling short of the cash prize, what's next?
I have no interest in parlaying my Big Brother "fame" into a career. I want to go back to work and do normal activities like grocery shop and whatever. I want to continue to do music but only in the capacity that I did it prior to Big Brother.
In your mind, who is playing the best game so far, and why? Do you think there are other alliances in the house?
I'm sure there are other alliances in the house. I don't know how strong they are. I think that Britney is playing the best game, but Ragan is playing the most effective game.
What would you say to Ragan, your "cuddle buddy," right now?
I'm sorry for everything you are going to find out about me. Despite what you see or hear, you are genuinely my best friend in the house and I hope you continue to be my best friend outside the house. I hope you make it to the end.