Jackie Ibarra – Big Brother 17 Eviction Interview| August 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT
Before Jackie headed off to the Jury House we had a chance to ask her a few questions about her Big Brother experience, her targets in the game, and why oh why did she back off her plans to target Vanessa for eviction. Read on for what she had to say.
Update: Read more of what Jackie had to say in her interview with BBAD. Click for the full interview.
What was your biggest mistake this past week in your game planning?
Jackie Ibarra: I believe my biggest mistake would be opening up to too many people about my game plans. I feel a lot of that might have been used against me.
Last week you were considering Vanessa a strong opponent, but this week you were making deals with her and her side. How did you decide to trust her again after the Jason renom?
Jackie: I honestly never intended to fully trust Vanessa. It was kind of a keep your enemies closer game move.
I felt that Austin and the twins had a really tight group of three as well as me, Meg and James so it made sense to have each other’s backs since they understood how it is to be in a three person alliance and how important it was to protect it.
What was the final deciding factor in voting to evict Shelli over Vanessa?
Jackie: My plan the whole time was to evict Vanessa and I really wanted to stand by Becky and have her back. There was a lot of ruffled feathers the week before with Shelli that could not be looked past.
Meg and James were very adamant about letting Shelli go since she was still on the block and I went with my gut and felt that this was the right opportunity to evict Shelli.
Do you think you’d still be in the game if you had voted out Vanessa instead?
Jackie: I feel my eviction would have still stood the same either way.
Who do you believe is running the game right now?
Jackie: I feel the house is currently split in to possibly three different groups and it all depends on who wins HOH next. As I have learned, the house could flip at any second.
If you get to return to the game, who would you target first?
Jackie: My plans were to target Vanessa for the double eviction and if she is still in the house when I return, I would still consider her a possible target.
I also asked Jackie who she’d vote for at the F2, but that question was cut. They like to keep that a surprise and I forgot how those are usually removed. I’ll have to rework that question for next week.
Interesting to hear from Jackie that she had still wanted Vanessa out but as we saw repeatedly this season, Jackie was too willing to roll over and let others get their way. It was too bad she didn’t put her foot down, but as she pointed out, I don’t think things would have gone differently in the DE even with Vanessa out. Now as for the rest of the game, that’s another story.