Steve Moses took the win on Big Brother 17 this week but he did so without the help of his former ally, Vanessa Rousso. Rousso cast her vote instead in support of Liz Nolan who came in second this season.
Speaking with Julie Chen and her co-hosts of The Talk on Thursday, Steve explained that he had “no hard feelings” and was sure he and Vanessa would remain close friends. Read more and watch the full interview clip below.
The first topic that came up was what Steve wanted to do with all that money. Moses explained he had never anticipated actually winning so there weren’t any plans for how to handle his newly found fortune, though he assured Julie he wouldn’t do anything rash with it. Elsewhere we heard Steve mentioned paying off student loan debt and possibly helping with other family expenses. And don’t forget your taxes, Julie reminds him.
Steve credits in part his superfandom going in to the house this season as helping his chances, but notes that he couldn’t simply replicate a past strategy since everyone player is different. As for his own strategy, Steve points out he didn’t have the convincing abilities of Vanessa, so he had to be genuine and “then be sneaky when I won the final HoH.”
Speaking of the final HoH, this raises the issue of Vanessa’s vote and how she ultimately did not support Steve for the win:
“I was definitely caught off guard. Had Vanessa stabbed me in the back like she was going to, she would have had my vote a million percent, because she played the game phenomenally.” Host Julie Chen comments, “But she didn’t do it to you.” Moses adds, “She didn’t do it to me. But here’s the thing, we’re both gamers, we’re both strategists and we both understand this is a game and we can separate are personal feelings from the game. We’re going to be close friends outside of here regardless… There’s no hard feelings there at all.”
Watch the full clip below which includes a good line about playing in a house of people who all want you to fail, even your closest allies.
Source: CBS’s “The Talk”