Big Brother 13: Lawon Exum Interview| August 12, 2011 at 8:31 PM EST
I caught up with Lawon today and he dishes about the choices he made in the house.
Chloe: How surprised are you to be voted out of the game?
Lawon: After analyzing what the chance may have been at the last minute, I am more shocked than surprised because I felt that showed me who was my true alliance and who was not. It made me wish I had followed my gut instinct more throughout the game.
Chloe: What made you so certain you were getting a special power if you came back in the house?
Lawon: I thought I would be coming back into the game with some kind of power due to this being a game where you “expect the unexpected.” I overanalyzed it a bit and I did not expect the outcome that happened. The “chance” of coming back didn’t sink in until I was out there competing in a competition. Do I regret that, yes of course, I was overanalyzing what the chance was to come back. If I didn’t overanalyze, I would have fought and never told Kalia she could put me up as a pawn. And you have to remember, when you are in that house, emotions are so high and so up and down that your thinking process is all over the place. You overanalyze every sentence every word fragment that everyone says and every idea that is given to you in the house. So I really just blame myself for overanalyzing what the outcome would be if I got evicted and had the chance to come back.
Chloe: Do you think you went overboard in your acting job of being pissed Kalia put you on the block?
Lawon: Yes I do. I think I acted too much, my emotions played a big part of that and I didn’t follow my gut in terms of how to handle the situation.
Chloe: Did you have a strategy coming into the game and if so, what was it and how did it change?
Lawon: My plan going into Big Brother was to lay low, and get to know all of the Houseguests and see where their head was at as far as strategizing in the game, and as the competitions played out, knock out those that were a big threat to me. My strategy was always to not let people know where I was in the game, except for the people that I aligned with. From day one, I was in the game with Dominic. So me and him were always talking game. I always felt I was in the game from day one.
Chloe: Who do you feel is in the best position to win the game?
Lawon: Brendon now.
Chloe: Were you happy with Kalia as your partner and if not, who would you rather have been paired with?
Lawon: I would have teamed up with Dominic but I’m glad I didn’t. I think being teamed up with Kalia was a good thing. Even me and Dominic said the teaming up was perfect.
Chloe: What was going through your head as you were battling it out with Brendon?
Lawon: Making sure I could find all the balls with everyone’s names on them to put them in the hole. And with no one screaming to help me out, I had to make sure I had the correct balls and didn’t have any duplicates.