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'Big Brother' exit Q&A: Steven Daigle

Steven Daigle, a champion bull rider in the gay rodeo circuit, was unanimously thrown off ”Big Brother 10.” EW.com talks to him about his curious exit speech, his poor alliance choice, and working out with Jessie.

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ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Watching those goodbye videos at the end of the show, you must feel so relieved to know that Dan won’t ever refer to you as ”gay Steven” from here on out!
STEVEN DAIGLE: Yes, he was such a funny guy about the whole gay thing! I thought it was really cute, the way he reacted to me the whole time I was there. He’s a good-hearted guy. I didn’t want to come on the show just as the gay person. I wanted to be Steven, the guy who has a regular life and rides bulls for fun. In the house, after the first couple of days, it sort of became a joke. I spent a lot of time floating with the girls, and the guys said I was playing gay to hook up with the girls.

You got really emotional, watching those goodbyes. Why the tears after such a short time in the house?
It was a short time, but it seemed like forever. I got very close to a few people. Keesha and Angie were my two favorites.

That farewell speech will quite possibly go down as the best in BB history. Why did you say the things you did?
I knew I was leaving the house. Everyone got to know me as someone who is funny, always saying random, off-the-wall things, which is how I wanted to go out. Everything I said in my farewell speech were things I had said in the house.

Didn’t you mean to say that derriere was the most popular alias on pornographic sites? You said it was the hardest. It didn’t make sense.
We played a game called Guess the Porno Password in the house. You had to come up with porno passwords. Jerry’s idea of a porno password was derriere. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t get anyone to guess derriere.

What did you mean when you said you made a mistake early on in the house that you would live to regret?
My mistake was aligning with Brian so quickly. In my eyes, that was the main reason why I went down.

Jessie derided you for not coming up to his room to essentially kiss his ring after he won the head-of-household competition. Do you think it would have made a difference?
Jessie is very young and impressionable. Respect means a lot to him. Angie was another target in the house because of her support for Brian. If I had gone up and kissed his ass, he might have put her up instead. But I didn’t go because I was having a bad day that day. It was an emotionally tough day, losing HOH and just reaching the maximum amount of home sickness that my body could handle. I went and took a nap instead.

Now that you’ve trained under the tutelage of Jessie, do you really plan to keep up with his plan to tone your physique?
Oh, absolutely. I’ve been out of bull riding because I hurt my shoulder. Working out with him was great. I learned some new stuff.

Seriously, what is up with that guy? Did you get sick of seeing him without his shirt?
He’s very proud of himself, I’ll tell you that.

Who do you think are the players to watch out for?
Keesha has won HOH. If she does what I told her to do, she’s going to break up who I call the big three — Libra, April, and Ollie. They are probably the biggest snakes in the house, three people who will definitely tell you what you want to hear.

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