Danielle Lickey’s game came to an end this week on Big Brother Over The Top after a near season long run of competition strength and outspoken reactions made her a top target. Now on the outside of the game we had the chance to talk with Danielle about her experience and perspective on BBOTT.
Speaking with Danielle today we discussed her evolving position in the LNJ, that fake F5 alliance, how she overcame her social challenges, who was her dream F3, and more. Read on for what she had to say.
Big Brother Network (BBN): After Shane left, who do you feel was your #1 ally and did it change during the season?
Danielle Lickey: I don’t honestly think I had a number one for a really long time. I always said I was as loyal to the three other people in my alliance equally. It wasn’t until the end that Jason really started being my #1, the person that I wanted to look out for. I felt like he was looking out for me. We both had mutual respect for each other. We were people who really, truly love this game, who watch it every season, who have a respect and love for this game. I think we bonded over that because I don’t think that’s the case for the two other people in our alliance or the other people in the house.
So, for awhile I didn’t have one, but towards the end it was Jason.
BBN: Was there a strategy in your fake F5 alliance you and Jason made with the other side or were you just trying to mess with them?
Danielle: It was definitely just something to be funny. They took it pretty serious, which I don’t blame them, because I definitely got their hopes up. Yeah, we should have thought that through more and not been so petty.
BBN: Any second thoughts on evicting Whitney instead of Justin?
Danielle: I had this gut feeling with Whitney. She was part of our alliance, but she came in so late I didn’t really know where her loyalties were. I figured if Justin left that’s her biggest connection to our alliance and I had a feeling she would target me first out of anyone from our alliance and I was correct. I don’t regret sending her home and keeping Justin. I think I would have ended up on the Block regardless whether I sent home Justin or Whitney. I don’t think it would have changed too much.
BBN: What do you feel was your biggest challenge this season and how did you overcome it?
Danielle: My biggest challenge was definitely my social game. It takes a special person to appreciate me. I knew that coming in to Big Brother that was going to be my weakness. I overcame that by aligning myself with people who had strong social games. People like Justin, Kryssie, and Jason because I knew that I had a lot to offer when it came to competitions and to strategizing, but I knew where my weakness was and to offset that I joined an alliance who were very strong socially.
BBN: As a Big Brother fan, what ended up being your favorite experience from going in there and having the chance to do it yourself?
Danielle: Probably strategizing and making big game moves was definitely my favorite part. When it came to my alliance, me and Jason were doing the most of the strategizing. Just bouncing ideas off someone, the possibilities to weaponize things that were put out there to hurt us. I think that was probably the most exciting part. My week of winning HoH and Jason’s week of winning Co-HoH, I think those were my two favorite weeks as far as strategizing and stuff. That was my favorite part of the game and I loved every second of it.
BBN: Had you stayed in the game, who would have been your dream F3 for your own best chance at winning BBOTT?
Danielle: My ideal F3, if I were pulling for me to win, I probably would have taken Kryssie and Morgan. I definitely feel like I had a better game than both of those girls. But, personally, it might not have been a very good game move, but probably a Cody move, I probably would have taken Jason and Kryssie for F3.
BBN: Thank you, Danielle.
Danielle played a standout game with a lot of strong aspects in the season, but those same strengths along with some of the deficiencies as she discussed ultimately made her a top target and ended her run on Big Brother Over The Top. We’ll see Danielle again in less than two weeks for the Big Brother Over The Top finale on December 1, 2016.