Jozea Flores became the latest Big Brother evictee on Thursday night despite his high expectations of sailing to victory as the presumptive favorite to win over his fellow Houseguests. Now on the outside he’s got a shot at coming back but it won’t be easy with the new Battle Back twist that’s keeping his hopes alive.
We had the chance to put a few questions to Jozea, an interview that could have really gone on a lot longer, but at least we have a glimpse of what was going on inside that entertaining mind. Find out what Jozea thinks went wrong with the votes, why he was the Messiah of Big Brother 18, and what he’ll do if he gets back inside the house.
Big Brother Network (BBN): What went wrong? Who do you now think voted against you that you thought would support you?
Jozea Flores: Da’Vonne and either Natalie or Zakiyah. But definitely Da’Vonne. I sat there and listened to her sad story and opened up to her… did the whole, we’re from the same tree or deal, and then she plays me because she took one word out of context. That’s a weak minded person. And if she thinks they’re going to take her to the end, she’s sadly mistaken.
BBN: Why did you feel you were the Messiah of the newbies?
Jozea Flores: I felt that it was my duty to guide and unite a group of young talented people such as myself and others to make sure we would dominate the house and everyone that was in our alliance would be safe, from any evictions for the time being. I thought playing fair with alliance members would be the best way to keep the hope and the strength strong so when time comes when we have to face one another, it would be a good old warrior battle – shake hands, battle, may the best man win, and nothing shady after that.
BBN: You talked with Paul about only having watched one full season. How do you think that was an advantage and how was it a disadvantage to your game?
Jozea Flores: Having had only watched one season of Big Brother completely gave me the gist of things and that’s all I needed to continue with my strategy and planning in the house. I wasn’t polluted with so much previous gameplay, and my mind was clear. The flip side of that is not having had watched many seasons, it didn’t prepare me for the cutthroat shadiness that lied ahead.
BBN: If you win your way back in to the house, who would you target first & who would be your closest ally?
Jozea Flores: If I return into the Big Brother house, my #1 target will be Paulie, my #2 would be James. And my closest allies would be Bronte, Victor, and Paul.
BBN: Thanks, Jozea.
Not many surprises here from Jozea, but it’s interesting that despite believing Da’Vonne and Zakiyah may have betrayed him and it was Nicole who put him up his target would be Paulie instead. Well, he just might have that chance thanks to the Battle Back twist. Would you like to see Jozea back in the house again this season?
As for his comments about Da’Vonne, that seems to continue in what Jozea had said previously on the Feeds that he didn’t think she’d want to go on with Caucasians because they couldn’t be trusted to take her to the end. Seems like he may still be suggesting that.
His biggest mistake seems to be that he thought the game was “fair” and straight up without the “cutthroat shadiness” that we know is part of playing the game of Big Brother. Maybe he won’t make that same mistake again.