The Yak’s Interview with Lawon Exum from Big Brother 13!

The Yak got the opportunity to talk with Lawon, the latest evicted houseguest from Big Brother 13. Take a look below at what he had to say!

The Yak: Us fans 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?

Lawon: Do you have a moment?! It is indescribable. when you first walk through that door, your emotions are on your sleeve. You leave everything that is meaningful and dear to you – your family, your friends, your social life, your cell phone, internet – all you have is your character and that is broken down day by day in this game. It takes a  strong person to walk through those doors and come out sane – whether you are there for a week or until the end. For those on the outside looking in, trust me, until you play the game inside the house, you never know how the game is actually played.

The Yak, from Forum Member Mystycl and KaysarRocks: You offered yourself to go on the block, and even said you were ok with being evicted. How bad are you regretting that decision?

Lawon: I regret it tremendously. I regret the move of saying I wanted to be evicted because I had told Kalia that no matter what, you could put me up whenever need be and I should never have told her that because she probably realized it was an opportunity to further her game. So I do regret offering to be a pawn.

The Yak, from Forum Member Kristin: What was your strategy going into the game and how did it change when you found out that you had to work with a partner?

Lawon: My strategy changed a bit, but not really. I went into the house wanting to lay low, so it was good to know that the partner I had had the same agenda. But she started to make deals while we were partners which I was told of later on, so the other HGs always kept an eye on us. It kind of kept me safe, which was good on my end, but playing with a partner changed the game totally. Kalia told me that when she realized everyone liked me, she didn’t have a chance, so she started making deals and tried to get away from me.

The Yak, from Forum Member SassyGal: What was your plan to make it to the end of the game?

Lawon: My plan was to lay low until after the duo twist was over, and after that, I was going to start strategizing to find an ally and start knocking off the strong competitors so we could be rulers of the house. Most of the competitors we were going to knock out were the veterans because I felt none of the newbies were strong competitors except for Dominic.

The Yak, from Forum Member Sphinx: Some of our readers question your fashion sense with the crazy socks with Crocs. What would you say to them about that?

Lawon: (laughing) – First of all, we are in the house all day so it’s not like I needed to wear dressy shoes with my socks. My crocs were just comfortable shoes to wear around the house and represent where I am from, Illinois. We were inside most of the time and I didn’t want to go barefoot. For me to try to make a fashion statement with the socks and crocs.. no! But to question that, its a good question.  I was still Handsomefied!

The Yak, from Forum Member SassyGal: Were you a fan of the show before this if so what was your favorite season & why?

Lawon: Yes I was a fan of Big Brother. My favorite season was the all star season because they had a dynamic cast, and not only that, it showed all sides of the game with which Big Brother can be played.

The Yak, from Forum Member Yellowdog: Us live feeders saw you having a conversation with your pizza the other night. We here at YakkityYaks would like to know if you see yourself and your pizza remaining friends outside of the house?

Lawon: Yeah, I probably was talking to myself. And yes, I consider my pizza and I to be lifelong friends!

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?

Lawon: I will take away the experience of being true to who I am and that is the best lesson I can take away from the Big Brother house. Also, I can leave the house with integrity because I always had that when I was playing the game.

The Yak: If you could rewind and change who you teamed up with on the first night, who would it be and why?

Lawon: I would have teamed up with Dominic but I’m glad I didn’t. I think being teamed up with Kalia was a good thing. Even me and Dominic said the teaming up was perfect.

The Yak: 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?

Lawon: I would have put up Rachel and Shelly. If Rachel won veto, I would have put up Adam as a pawn (not to evict him, to get Shelly out).

The Yak: Who would you like to see make final two? Who would you like to see win the game?

Lawon: I would love to see Daniele and Brendon in the final two, with Daniele to win.

The Yak: What would you say is the best thing you experienced while being in the house? What was your worst experience (other than being evicted of course.)?

Lawon: My best experience was forming the Pajama Jammers before they were an alliance and getting to know Daniele and Dominic on a personal level, and eventually on a game level.

My worst experience was not following my gut and not playing the game with Daniele sooner.

The Yak: Thank you Lawon, you were most fun to watch Boo!


So, what did you think? Did he answer your burning questions? If not, be sure to check back with us in the forum HERE to ask your questions of the next evictee!

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