"100% Paul is responsible for my eviction," says Alex. "He's been manipulating the game since day 1."
Early on in this season of Big Brother, Alex Ow proved to have both smarts and strength and establishing herself as a bonafide threat to take home the title. But like the rest of the house, Alex had a massive blindspot — and that blindspot’s name was Paul.
The miscalculation of seeing Paul as a friend rather than a foe sent Alex out of the house in a surprise early eviction episode. We caught up with the 28-year-old eco-friendly marketing rep and fifth place finisher on her way to the jury house, and here’s what she had to say.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Who do you think is most responsible for your eviction and why?
ALEX OW: 100 percent Paul is responsible for my eviction. He’s been manipulating the game since day 1. He’s the one person that could have saved me and he chose to send me home. He knows it too.
Your ride-or-die Jason was blindsided last week. Who do you think was behind that and why?
Now, looking back, I think that Paul had a huge factor in it. I think he convinced Raven and Josh to blindside him. It seemed like he knew there would never be a place for him with me and Jason because he knew we would take each other to the final two and he needed to split us up.
If you could go back and change one thing about your game, what would it be?
The one thing I would take back, knowing what I know now, would be to take out Paul instead of Raven. For the BB comics, I was walking during it because I wanted Paul to win it so we can take it to the end. I wish I would have run. Had I known he would have screwed me, I would have tried a lot harder and a lot faster. I probably would have won HOH next and then won Big Brother. I also wouldn’t have thrown the Me, Myself & I competition. I would have taken Jason off.
Who that is sitting on the jury besides you do you think played the best game for the time they were in the house?
Hands down beside me, Jason! He, 100 percent, played his heart out, he listened to me and really let me take the lead. As a 6’3” man, I know he didn’t like having to listen to a girl 5-foot-3, but he knew he had to do it. Everyone else trashed their social game and weren’t great competitors. There were a ton of floaters.
After Jason left, who did you want to be sitting next to at the end and why?
That’s an easy question — Paul! And I thought that was the plan. But he turned against me because he knew he would lose to me. He tried to play it off as if was doing me a favor by not blindsiding me. He knew he had to make the decision he did, otherwise, he would lose to me.
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