Big Brother‘s Michele Dons Her Devil Horns
In a world of self-professed "lone wolves," Michele, the 27-year-old neuroscientist, howled louder than most. Although she made it all the way to the Final Four, she stumbled in the final POV and Kevin showed her the door to the Jury House. Michele sits down with PEOPLE and talks about her downfall, how Chima could have been her unlikely savior and how she ended up cast as the Princess of Darkness. -- Reagan Alexander
Before Kevin sent you out the door, he said that he would have taken you to the Final Three but that he felt he couldn't trust you. Was he right to doubt you?
No! I would have ditched Jordan and taken Kevin to the end! Jordan had burned me by getting rid of Russell among other things in the game, but I think Kevin never had the basis to trust me.
If there was one thing the house agreed on, it was that you weren't to be trusted.
My alliances started to overlap, and I had made a deal with Russell, and it didn't help that I paired myself up with a paranoid, crazy dude! Two crazy together didn't work out so well!
What do you think was your biggest misstep?
I think my downfall was the fact that I ended up throwing out the one person that would have been loyal to me in the end, and that was Chima. She always had my back, whereas the other that I thought had my back ended up turning against me.
Is the game set up more for gut than gray matter?
The Big Brother game isn't set up for a rocket scientist to win. It's based on more of a level playing field. I kept thinking that questions were set up to trick me, and then they ended up being really simple. I ended up over-thinking everything in the game, and that was my downfall.
You seem to have a laundry list of downfalls.
I had a lot of downfalls, that's why I'm here! I thought that Kevin was lying to me, and that he was collecting information from me, and then feeding it back to the other . I could never be sure with Kevin, he always fed me baloney, and I never felt that I could trust him, and I knew he would never turn his back on Natalie. (laughs) Let's just say that was another one of my downfalls. I should have just gone for it with Kevin!
How did you get stuck with the unflattering nickname, The Devil?
Natalie pinned the Devil tag on me, but that was because I burned her over, and over, and over again. I think she did it to cast doubt on the deals that I had made with Jeff and Jordan, and in a way it worked.
You donned a pair of devil horns in your eviction plea, where did those come from?
I actually had packed those, and I don't think anyone in the house knew that I had them. I know, who packs devil horns? I just thought that I needed something fun to goof around with, and I wear them at home when I'm being silly.
Sixty-six days in the Big Brother house, would you ever subject your lab rats to the same treatment?
NO! This was more like military training than an experiment. I never thought I would have to go through such mental endurance training. I was completely isolated, and I feel like it will never get that bad again, so now I feel like I can conquer any obstacle now.
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