Big Brother 13: Exclusive Interview with Jeff Schroeder
by Gina Scarpa
Things change quickly in the Big Brother house and nobody knows that better than Jeff. One minute, he was HOH and backdooring Daniele and the next minute, he was following her to the jury house after playing a week's worth of the game in one night. Today, we talked to the fan favorite in an exclusive interview about broken alliances, the fight with Shelly, and what he thinks of Rachel's and Jordan's chances in the game.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: You and Jordan have gained a lot of fame from being on Big Brother and The Amazing Race. What brought you back to play the game a second time - money or the desire to compete?
A. Jeff: It was such a great opportunity to do it twice. It was mentally challenging, but it's a blessing to be able to play again. How many people get that chance? After the initial shock of last night wears off, it will be a great part of my life.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What was the fight this week with Shelly about? Is it because she told Rachel that you threw the cornhole challenge?
A. Jeff: It was just to call Shelly out. She made three deals with other people in the house. That might have been my demise, but it happened the way it happened. I wasn't scared of anyone in the house, but ultimately, that was my demise. Either way, I'm out and they are in.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Are you surprised that she suddenly turned on your alliance?
A. Jeff: Shocked. I thought I would be friends with Shelly after the game - and I want to say that it is all just a game - but for Shelly to do something like that really hurt. Right now, it stings, but we'll see how I feel at the finale.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Playing a week's worth of Big Brother in one night might be great television but it seems pretty terrible if you're a player and end up on the wrong side of things. Could things have gone differently if tonight's events took place over the course of a week?
A. Jeff: I don't know what I could have done to prepare even if I had known, but I definitely would not have had it out with Shelly yesterday.
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: Jordan and Rachel were both very upset that you left the house. Do you think they can make it to the end if Adam sticks with them?
A. Jeff: Yes I do. Rachel is a strong competitor and Jordan gets focused when I'm not in that house. I think they are twice the competitors that the other girls are and I think they have a good chance
Q. Gina, RealityWanted: What do you want to say to your fans?
A. Jeff: To the people who were rooting for me, thanks for all the support. And to those who didn't love me, congratulations, I'm out of the house.