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Jordan Lloyd has been the most popular houseguest of this season on the JokersUpdate "Rate the BB13 Houseguests." She has never slipped form her position as Numero Uno, no matter what happened in the game. This year, Jordan came into the house more confident, more woman than girl, but still carrying all the endearing personality traits of that cookie dough eating, chest-bumping young lady we came to know and love on Big Brother season 11.
Then the Big Brother 13 game began and the duplicity and double dealing in the BB house soon had Jordan pulling on her bangs in that tell we have come to recognize as a sign of her anxiety. She seemed uncomfortable, irritated and confused over her decision to play a second season of Big Brother and having Jeff in the house with her didn't seem to help as much as you might think, for a woman in love.
Having made promises to herself and her family about public displays of affection, Jordan seemed confused about what to do with herself, Jeff and everyone else playing the game. She needn't have worried so much. She played the game like the champion she is and even though her inability to win competitions appeared to be her downfall, trusting the wrong people and ignoring others was ultimately what lead to her demise.
There were at least a hundred questions we would have liked to ask Jordan if we had the time but we are happy and delighted with the time we did get and the answers she gave us:
JokersUpdates.com: You told Julie that you were a fool for being so trusting of Shelly but you turned around and put almost the same amount of trust in Adam, do you think that was wise in terms of getting closer to winning the money?
Adam, I felt, was more honest and seemed to keep his word. And, I got to be a lot closer with him. I genuinely like Adam and I knew he would take me to the final 2.
JokersUpdates.com: Of all of the houseguests this year, who do you think you will keep in touch with and why?
I think I would like to keep in touch with everyone from this season. I really liked everyone.
JokersUpdates.com: It seemed like Big Brother season 13 was harder for you than season 11, do you know why you stayed so stressed this season and did you feel as if you and Jeff came into the house with big targets on your back from day one?
I know we came into the house with big targets on our back. It was harder because season 11 I didnít know what I was doing and was more go with the flow. This season I knew much more about Big Brother since I played before and it was hard because I was more serious about it than I was last time.
JokersUpdates.com: As much as you want to share with us, what is the real reason that you decided to do Big Brother 13?
Jeff wanted to come back and try to win again, and since we had been doing long distance it was a good opportunity to spend some time together. We thought it would be fun to try to win again and get to see each other all summer.
JokersUpdates.com: The last day that you were in the house, it seemed like it would be a fairly easy argument to convince Porsche to keep you since Rachel is a monster at endurance comps & this year you have been in a slump, so why didn't you try? It was killing me that you didn't even try. I know you care about Rachel but you had as much right to try to win the money and be in the Final 2 as anyone else, why didn't you fight harder to get Porsche to keep you?
I knew there was no convincing Porsche and that she would be sending me out of the house.
JokersUpdates.com: You have been a fun Big Brother houseguest to watch and root for or even boo, for some of your non-fans, but what is next in your life for yourself, your Mother and Peyton and of course, with Jeff? As much as you would like to share because we would really like to know............
Maybe marriage, soon enough. And just back to work and school.
JokersUpdates.com: Securing a home for your Mother, yourself and your brother, Peyton, seems to have put you in a much happier place. Could you tell us what it means to you to have the security of a home you love, again?
Itís the best feeling in the world to know that you took care of your family and that you donít have to worry about them.
JokersUpdates.com: It seemed like you were always having to explain Jeff to your fellow houseguests this year, the way he talks to you, the way he talks to others. I grew up with a lot of loud Catholic brothers, so I "get" Jeff but why do you think other people have such a hard time understanding his subtle kindnesses, motives and sense of humor?
I think a lot of people were intimidated by him and they didnít get his humor. Because he has a stern voice and speaks louder (they think) he is being mean, but that is just Jeff.
JokersUpdates.com: Finally, from your experience Jordan, what do you think was the good, the bad and the ugly of your Big Brother 13 season, this summer?
The good Ė coming back and playing the game with Jeff.
The bad Ė being evicted.
The ugly Ė the feud with Shelly.
Thank you again Jordan, for taking the time to answer our questions and for taking the time to play Big Brother once again!
Saying goodbye to Jordan was not an easy thing for me because I enjoyed watching her gameplay and watching her love-story unfold, but I think she made a big error this season when a factor she hadn't prepared for, entered the mix. I thought I saw something crop up this season, that was never a concern during season 11. The classic "reality TV vixen" setting her sights on Jeff, right in front of Jordan.
Jeff would have told Jordan, you keep your friends close and you keep your enemies even closer and early on in the game I believe that Jordan saw Dani and Porsche as threats. Not for the ultimate prize of half a million dollars but wily, seductive BB houseguests that wanted to put some of their whammy on Jeff and Jordan wasn't having it. For all of Rachel's hilarious posturing about anything coming between her and her man, there is nothing in this world more powerful than a steel magnolia when her home-wrecker detector is going off.
And amusing for everyone but Jordan, it was Jeff that set her detector off. His innocent off hand comments about how he liked Dani and thought Porsche looked a little like Jordan, crawled into her unconscious and the game was ON and it wasn't the BB game. Her last comments about Porsche using her "feminine ways" was one of my favorite Jordan moments of the season.
I think I'll send her a copy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice or maybe just the DVD, because with a little help from Elizabeth Bennet I think Jordan and Porsche could have and should have been sitting in the Final 2. But let me know which DVD to send her; the BBC version with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy or the newer, Matthew Macfadyen version of Mr. Darcy? hmmmmmmmmm, Mr. Darcy! What about Jeff as the Chicago Mr. Darcy, now that is some escapist fare I would definitely watch.
Wait a minute, what were we talking about, I got a little distracted. Oh yes, saying goodbye to Jordan. Goodbye Jordan, you will be missed but forever remembered for your great BB gameplay, your winning smile and wonderful personality and your spot-on, Gracie Allen/Burns impersonation.
Thank you and say goodnight Jordan!
Final note from the author:
I do not believe Jordan was ever jealous of Porsche or Dani, nor do I believe she was ever concerned about Jeff possibly straying. Perhaps I should have written; "....amusing for everyone but Jordan, it MAY HAVE BEEN Jeff that set her detector off."
Jordan is an intelligent, perceptive individual and I believe she saw some pretty, bored, BB houseguests make a beeline for the sweetest nectar in the house and put their "flirt" on for Jeff. In many parts of our society, despite what you see on 'reality TV', the sanctity of an established relationship is respected and NOT considered "fair game". Not so much in the BB house.
On the last Friday night of live feeds, Porsche said that her photo on the picture wall said, "I'll steal your man and stab you in the back!" Rachel continued, pretending to be Porsche, and said, "and I don't even care" and Porsche smiled and said "Yeah!"
That is my point. Jordan wasn't jealous and she wasn't concerned about Jeff, she was concerned about the brazen hussy's who seemed to think BB13 was the war part of "all is fair in love and war" and no civilized person believes that saying has any merit.
These party/club persona's were not something Jordan had to deal with on BB11. Russell and Jesse had to deal with it, but not Jordan or Jeff and I don't think she was prepared to deal with it on BB13. I think it left her a little unsettled and off-kilter, so please, don't let me be misunderstood. Capisce?