JokersUpdates.com Exclusive Interview with evicted houseguest Shelly Moore
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Shelly Moore proved to be one of the most polarizing houseguests in the history of Big Brother. Love her or leave her, Shelly definitely stirred emotions and drama in the house. An established, successful business woman in the real world, her game strategy seemed to be working successfully until her dramatic move away from her loyalty to the vets, especially Jeff & Jordan. Shelly's sudden, and some say ill-timed, move to the other side, led by vet player and newbie guru Dani Danato, proved to be the catalyst to the most dramatic moments of the BB13 season. She may be out of the running for the grand prize but her brand of Big Brother gameplay is destined to be referenced and debated for years.
After her eviction, Jokers Updates had a special opportunity to interview Shelly and ask a few questions about Big Brother and her time in the Big Brother house. As we've come to expect, Shelly's answers were as fun and surprising as they were frustrating.
JokersUpdates.com: How much do you hate Pandora’s box now and being a Big Brother fan, how did it feel to have one of the classic “twists” turn out to ruin your game?
I do not like Pandora’s box, it threw a big old wrench in my game. If that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t be here now. I did get to experience classic Big Brother. I fell victim to a twist!
JokersUpdates.com: If you could go back in time knowing what you know now, of all the newbies, who would you pick as your duo partner?
I would still pick Cassi.
JokersUpdates.com: After Jeff was evicted you overheard Jordan saying she thought herself an idiot for trusting you but you said you were hurting too. Did you think it would help your game to confront Jordan right then and tell her you were hurting too?
Yeah, I wanted her to know that I felt bad and that I was sorry and it was certainly a game move and not a personal move, but she wasn’t ready to talk.
JokersUpdates.com: You seemed to have come into the game with a preconceived notion of Rachel based on her behavior last season and that didn’t seem to change during your time in the BB house. What do you think of Rachel now?
I really did come in with a preconceived notion of Rachel. When I saw her come into the house, I thought maybe I could help her see the light and do things differently and play a better social game. But she doesn’t learn much and is not one of my favorite people in the house. Rachel only thinks about Rachel and her whole world revolves around Brendon. She is a game player through and through, but her social game is way behind where it should be in life and in the game compared to where it should be for her age.
JokersUpdates.com: How do you feel about going out sixth when sticking with your Jeff and Jordan alliance seemed to guarantee you Final 3?
I would have loved to be in final three, but if I made it there with Jeff and Jordan I would be in the same spot I am now in terms of the reward. I was playing to coast to the third spot and leave then, I was trying to play for final two. You have to make game moves which is what I was doing.
JokersUpdates.com: You appeared to be using a lot of salesmen’s tactics to build relationships with the other houseguests, do you think that was a good strategy for you?
Absolutely and that’s very observant. I was trying to build a little Big Brother 13 LLC and have business partners and vendors and that is absolutely what I was trying to do. Everyone is given a gift and I am not good at everything, but I am good with people and was trying to use that skill the best I could in the game.
JokersUpdates.com: Do you truly believe you played a game of integrity or was that just an angle you used to try to get the Houseguests to trust you more?
That’s an interesting question. I absolutely had to lie in the game. But my personal integrity, I believe, is in tact. The lies you tell in the house are for the game. I looked out for people when it came to personal things. I never tried to personally attack anyone or make them feel bad. Integrity can be looking out for someone that couldn’t look after themselves, like telling Porsche her skirt may be too short when she is on national TV. Overall, I am proud of how I played the game.
JokersUpdates.com: In your words, what would you say were the good, the bad & the ugly of your Big Brother experience?
The good – I met some lifelong friends and it was pure joy being in the Big Brother house. I never imagined it could be as great as it was. The people involved in the show are incredible and it was an outstanding experience.
The bad – when you have to make decisions in the house you would never make in real life. Normally you don’t have to make the decision between friendship and money ever.
The ugly – I didn’t like some things I saw in people. The rude comments, the personal attacks. In the last veto competition, Rachel made a comment “oh look who fell off, someone will have to win the veto for her.” I have a rod and screws in my back and it was a personal attack on me.
JokersUpdates.com: What was the exact meaning of your kiss at the end of your Diary Room voting sessions?
That is for my little girl. I always do that with Josie and have done that for a long time. Whenever she is doing something across the room, I do that when she sees me. She knows that is just between she and I and that went out to her every time. I wanted her to know that she was always at the front of my mind.
Our time was short and we had many more questions to ask, but we would sincerely like to thank CBS and Shelly Moore for making Big Brother 13 an all consuming passion this summer. Thank you.