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Big Brother: Bronte reflects on season 18 exit

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On Thursday, Bronte D’Acquisto became the latest contestant to get the boot on Big Brother. Here, the 26-year-old math geek from San Diego talks about her weaknesses, getting broadsided, and who she would like to see win.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Did you see the eviction coming?

BRONTE D’ACQUISTO: I had a small feeling the day before because certain girls starting giving me dirty looks, and I realized they don’t like me. With that said, the entire house kept telling me I was safe until 20 minutes before the live eviction. I should have gone with my gut feeling and campaigned.

What do you think was your downfall?

My downfall was not talking game with every member of the house. I needed to use a calculator and get my numbers straight.

Why did you get teary-eyed when you revealed your occupation to the other gals?

I was physically and emotionally tired after being put up on the block for the second time, and I had been crying already in the Diary Room for 30 minutes. I knew that their excitement after I revealed I’m the ‘secret nerd’ would give me the motivation to get through the week.

You were never snooty in the house, but is there anything you regret?

I regret not being more forward. My life outside of Big Brother is spent buried in my books and in the Big Brother house I needed to set my books aside and play the game. I was too bashful for too long.

Who did you underestimate?

I don’t think I underestimated anybody. I knew exactly who was running the show… Paulie. I needed to try harder to get him to work with me but I knew I would always want to take him down.

Pick the three players you think will make it to the end.

Who I think or who I want? I believe Paulie, Nicole, and Corey will make it to the end. I hope Natalie, Bridgette, and James take it home.

The next episode of Big Brother airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. After the new head of household moves into his or her room and nominates two HGs for possible eviction, the group will participate in the Road Kill competition to find a winner that will nominates a third candidate for eviction.