The Yak: Us fans at YakkityYaks can see what a pressure cooker the Big Brother House truly is, but we never had the chance to experience it. Can you tell us now, first hand, how it felt to be trapped in the house with strangers, and how stressful it really was?
Kalia: I have been through so much in my life, living with in the BB house is easily the top three hardest things I’ve ever done. Its such a social experiment, and then you throw the competitive gaming into it that it is so much pressure. You can have such euphoric highs one minute and the next morning you can have such incredible lows because of the shifts in the house. On top of that, you take away your connection to everything that keeps you strong in life, your family, your friends, your therapist (laughs). Even the beauty of listening to a CD or watching television is taken away from you so you can’t relax that way. And there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
The Yak from Forum Member kmteach: Would you have kept your deal with Rachel and Jordan, had you stayed last night?
Kalia: Yeah, I would have. I would have because the deal was to get us to the final three. If I had stayed, Porsche would be gone and I would have had to reshuffle my deck.
The Yak from Forum Member TheKdd: Do you regret now voting with the vets week one and making the deal you made with Jordan in the beginning?
Kalia: No. It kept me safe for the first three weeks. The first few weeks the vets were HOHs. You do what you have to do in the game to stay safe week to week. I knew going into the game I would need to fly under the radar to keep the target off my back. I would have stayed with them if I hadn’t realized they were making similar deals with everyone else in the house.
The Yak: How did the strategy you were going to use before walking into the house differ from the strategy you actually used in the house?
Kalia: I always say that my game plan coming into the house was to lie and cheat my way to a half million dollars. I didn’t need to walk out with friends or the miss congeniality award. Then I walked in and realized that plan wasn’t going to work in the house. There were too many snitches, too many floaters who were constantly running upstairs/downstairs telling everyone everything they knew. Plus, I am not a liar or cheater in real life so it was very hard for me to play one on TV. Once in the house, I thought “stay under the radar,” but I am a fighter, so I had to eventually step out and play the game.
The Yak from Forum Member CR and Trina: Did you vote out Jeff because you wanted to and it would better your game, or did you do it because that’s what Daniele would have wanted?
Kalia: I did it b/c I knew that Jeff was a major hurtle in me getting to the end of the game, period. In that situation, I think Daniele would have wanted me to vote out Rachel. I knew that was my only shot to get Jeff out.
The Yak: How do you feel Big Brother will affect your life outside the house? Is there anything you can take away as a learning experience?
Kalia: I don’t ever walk into any situation without walking out with a lesson. I can already tell the things that have changed in me f/ playing that game. I think being on Big Brother can only affect me in positive ways b/c that is the only way I will let it. I still know who I was walking into the game and who I am walking out, and I think that means a lot b/c the game can really rip people apart.
The Yak: What do you think was your biggest downfall in the game?
Kalia: I should have done more cardio before getting into the house so I could have won more competitions. I also trusted people more than I should have, like Shelly.
The Yak: If you could rewind and change who you teamed up with on the first night, who would it be and why?
Kalia: I can’t really say b/c of the way everything wound up happening. The first week I felt being with Lawon was a curse, but after I found out how people felt about him, it seemed like a blessing b/c I knew if I was on the block with him I would have been safe. I think in the end what happened was supposed to happen and I am glad it worked out that way.
The Yak: Who of all the Houseguests do you think you will remain friends with outside the Big Brother House?
Kalia: Friends is a very serious word – I would say Daniele and Porsche, absolutely. Stay in touch with, maybe grab a beer, Dominic and Lawon. And I’m sure Jordan and I will send emails back and forth.
The Yak from Forum Member KasysarRocks: If you stayed in the game last night and won HOH, who would you have put up? If who you put up won the veto, who would you have put in their place? Who would you have wanted evicted?
Kalia: If I stayed, it would mean Porsche was gone. So, I would have put up Adam and Jordan. Rachel would have to be the replacement if either won the Veto. My goal would have been to get Adam out of the house.
The Yak: Thank you Kalia! It was a pleasure!
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