Paul Abrahamian – Big Brother 18 Runner-Up Interview| September 22, 2016 at 3:45 PM EDT
Paul Abrahamian came a long way this season on Big Brother 18 after starting as the loud mouth target before working his way to end the season as the, oh wait, loud mouth target! Well he kept many of us entertained and even if he lost to Nicole, Friendship.
It was a surprise outcome for me when Da’Vonne gave her vote and the game to Nicole last night, but that’s the way things go when you take who was likely the wrong opponent with you to the F2. However, Paul doesn’t think he made the wrong choice and now believes he would have lost to James as well if he couldn’t even beat Nicole’s game with how this Jury ended up making their decision.
Read on to find out what Paul told me about his experience on Big Brother, his moves, and those final Jury votes.
Big Brother Network (BBN): You went from being a first week nominee to five more trips to the Block while being a confrontational Houseguest. How did you possibly make it to finale night??
Paul Abrahamian: That’s what I’m preaching, dude. I thought that was impressive by itself, but clearly not enough. I was high when I needed to be high and I was low when I needed to be low. I was in your face when I needed and not when I didn’t. In the end I cleaned house and won all the competitions, but I guess that just wasn’t enough for this sweet, sweet Jury.
BBN: Speaking of the Jury, which lost vote surprised you the most?
Paul: I would say Day’s was the most surprising. Natalie, I didn’t not expect it because I did kinda called her out her last week and I wasn’t the nicest, but Day was a little bit surprising because I knew she had somewhat a distaste for Nicole and as a previous game player I would have expected her to understand that the house wanted her out and I just so happened to be the HoH. I don’t know why she did that, but the word on the wind is she just wanted to see a girl win. I should have cut my nuts off and thrown them in a lake.
BBN: Did you ever consider that maybe you needed to take James to the end to win?
Paul: Before knowing what I know now, my argument would have stood really well against both of them. I thought I was going to win against both of them. BUT, knowing what I know I think I would have lost to either of them no matter what I did. I know everyone is saying “if you took James you could have won” but I really doubt that because the two votes I needed, Da’Vonne and Natalie, and there’s no way they were voting for me over James.
Regardless of if either James or Nicole were sitting right there, I probably would have lost either way. Before all this, based on the sheer work I did all season I thought I would have won, but things don’t always work out that way.
BBN: When you were counting votes against Nicole and said you thought you each had one vote, were you concerned about Paulie and his pre-existing relationship with Nicole since she’s a family friend through his brother, Cody (BB16)?
Paul: I did think of that but I was really deadset on Day and I know based on what James was telling me about Nat and how she really didn’t want to see Nicole win, I was kinda banking on that too. I guess things didn’t work out that way. I’m not surprised that Zakiyah and Paulie voted the exact same way.
Our interview with Paul continues on the next page…