TS: What happened? What went wrong?
JP: It was completely my fault. The last competition was a fluke. Whatever. I switched hands. So I couldn’t compete in the final. The other competition was the car suspended from the air or whatever. That was a physical competition. There was no way I could beat that. It was kind of geared toward a male, I think. Whatever. I knew I was toast.
TS: Well, you did make a power play there at the end and win back a lot of respect, I think. What happened with Will? Was that all game? Did you really have feelings for him?
JP: I think it started out as game. Obviously after Howie left, I knew I kinda needed him. I think for him he was all game and toward the end, I think because we had spent so much time together, I was starting to get a little bit of feelings for him. We couldn’t really talk about it because we didn’t want it on the Internet. You know what I mean? It was weird. We couldn’t talk about it. But yeah, I had feelings for him.
TS: What did you see in him?
JP: Who knows? It was the environment. In the house, you get to know people so well. There’s even family members I don’t spend that much time with. I think being in the house with someone for three days is equivalent to dating someone for three months. It’s just so intense because you’re always together. I liked him as a person. I thought he was funny. He was really smart. He interested me.
TS: Why did it take you and Erika so long to figure out you were being played by Chill Town?
JP: There were several indications. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I started to realize it when I put "Chicken" George and Erika up and Boogie was not voted out and "Chicken" George was. I think it took us so long because the boys had pinned us so far against each other. I was hating her in the game. For me, I just wanted to hang out with Will and didn’t want to see anyone else in the house. And he kept it that way. He never left me alone. So I never talked to Erika. The game was over for me so it didn’t matter for me to spill a few secrets. I asked her if Chill Town asked her to be a part of Chill Town and she said "Yes!" and that’s when we realized it.
TS: If things had gone further with you and Will, would you have taken him to the end?
JP: Obviously, I was targeting Boogie for several weeks. I think if I would’ve gotten Boogie out, I probably would’ve taken Will to the final two. I wouldn’t have had another target.
TS: Why didn’t y’all get rid of Chill Town earlier? Everyone knew they were a threat.
JP: We knew they were aligned. We could’ve gotten rid of them in the end. And in the end I would’ve been dealing with Nakomis and Jase. You can only take people out one at a time. And I think at that time, competition-wise, Nakomis was a bigger threat — and so was Jase, who’s, you know, psycho. The thing is we didn’t want the floaters to float. We wanted them to play.
TS: Knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?
JP: I would’ve got rid of Boogie week six. Instead of putting Marcellas up, I would’ve put him up. I could’ve said I was putting him up as a pawn. I’m sure the guys in my alliance would’ve much rather gotten rid of him. That was a huge, stupid mistake for not putting Boogie up.
TS: How do you feel about going into sequester?
JP: It’s really sad. I don’t really get to go see my houseguests. They’re making me stay in a hotel room by myself. I really wanted to go see Will and Howie and Marcellas and hang out with them. They’re not gonna let me see them until the round-table where we ask the final two questions.
TS: Since you basically witnessed everything that happened, what are you going to say to the jury?
JP: I think I’m going to discuss with the jury what Erika and I had discovered. I don’t know who I’m voting for yet. It’s 50/50. I don’t know who I want to try and persuade the jury to vote for. I want to vote for the best player.
TS: How does it feel to be evicted at the same point in the game as you were before?
JP: I have mixed feelings about it. To make final three with the huge target on my back was extremely hard so I feel proud. But getting third place? It’s not fun. You don’t get any money. You know what I mean? It’s so close. It’s just like I was last year. I guess everything happens for a reason.
I wonder why she is not going to the sequester house?