12:04pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Big Brother 16': Christine Brecht on the "Bombonators" and Her Cody Friendship
[WARNING: Spoilers ahead from Thursday's live double eviction episode of Big Brother.]
Another houseguest was sent packing during Big Brother's second double eviction.
Christine Brecht, the married 23-year-old Starbucks barista from Tucson, Ariz., followed Nicole Franzel out the door on Thursday during the season's live double eviction with a unanimous 3-0 vote. Brecht was a late addition to the early Bomb Squad alliance and later the Detonators — the "Bombonators," as she called them. Though she was a loyal alliance member to those in power every week, she was consistently at the bottom — a fact she was aware of, but did nothing about. Brecht, who walked out to loud audience boos, was also part of a "flirtmance" with 23-year-old Cody Calafiore, which became significant enough for CBS to dedicate multiple segments to the topic.
Because the nine-person jury has now begun, evicted houseguests will be answering questions via email for The Hollywood Reporter following their evictions. Questions can only be centered on conversations, alliances and events to which they were privy. In her exit interview for THR, Brecht answers nine questions about her eviction and why she stuck with her failed Britney/Brigade strategy.
At the start of the game, you and Frankie were pretty close, but that soon changed as the game went on and you gravitated toward Cody, as well as Derrick and Caleb. What caused you to break off from Frankie?
Honestly, once Frankie told everyone who he was, he turned into a completely different person and threw me under the bus way too much.
You and Cody had a very close friendship/relationship inside the house. Why did you connect with him more so than the other guys?
He was really funny and we actually had similar childhoods, and he reminded me of my guy friends from home.
It seemed like your strategy was to be this season's Britney with the Brigade. Knowing that the boys were more loyal to each other than they were to you, why did you stick with them?
I really felt like I had no other option.
One move or decision that you regret?
My biggest regret is getting too close to Frankie and doing what he said.
A few weeks ago, Donny warned you exactly what would happen in the game, which ultimately led to your eviction. In hindsight, should you have paid more attention to Donny's warnings and taken them more seriously?
Again, at that point, it was too late anyway. Working with Donny wouldn’t have made a difference.
If you had survived the double eviction and won the next HOH, who would you have put up?
Frankie and Caleb.
Who is running the game?
Frankie is, hands down, running the game.
This has been a season devoid of big moves. Why is that?
Because all of the strong players were controlling the house the entire time and they weren’t going to get out their own until the end.
Who is in the worst and best position in the house, and why?
Honestly, I don’t know. I didn’t know that well what was happening, so I couldn’t tell you.
Big Brother next airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday on CBS.
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