Exclusive: Nicole Layog Says Taylor Hale Played a Better Game Than Her

On final evening’s episode of “Big Brother,” houseguest Nicole Layog was despatched packing with a 9 to 1 vote.

The Private Chef’s sport started to crumble after her primary ally, Daniel Durston, determined to make use of the Veto on Alyssa Snider and Indy Santos.

Daniel hoped the present Head of Household, Monte, would identify Nicole and her festie bestie, Taylor Hale, because the alternative nominees, and the home would vote out Taylor. But on Thursday evening, the vote didn’t go how Daniel anticipated, and Nicole was evicted nearly unanimously.

Heavy had the possibility to meet up with Nicole and chat about her eviction.

Here’s what you want to know.

Nicole on Realizing She Didn’t Have the Votes

At the start of the week, Nicole felt assured she had the votes to remain, however because the week progressed, Nicole noticed her numbers dwindling and began to understand her sport was in hassle.

Nicole walked us by her thought course of all through the week, stating she went by durations of feeling protected and feeling unsafe.

“It went backwards and forwards,” she mentioned. “I used to be like, ‘ooh sure,’ after which I used to be like, ‘ooh no,’…after which, ‘actually no,’ after which ‘ooh perhaps.'”

“People had been attempting to make me really feel higher,” she continued. “I can perceive why. It’s the entire level of what “Big Brother” is.”

Nicole on Taylor’s Eviction Speech

Nicole and Taylor might have been Festie Besties, however the two didn’t at all times see eye to eye. In reality, the 2 butted heads fairly a bit. During a dialog with Daniel, Nicole mentioned Taylor wasn’t particular person and on a separate event, she referred to her as a “bully.”

Nicole’s opinion of Taylor appears to have shifted since her elimination. In our interview, Nicole praised Taylor’s gameplay and instructed us she seems ahead to creating a friendship together with her exterior the home.

“My relationship with Taylor now could be I can not watch for her to get out of the “Big Brother” home in order that we will work on a friendship and work on mending loads of what was damaged in the home,” she mentioned.

Nicole additionally shared her ideas on Taylor’s iconic eviction evening speech.

Last evening, Taylor delivered a shady speech that elicited just a few stunned faces from her fellow houseguests.

“Nicole, to cite a “Big Brother” superfan, Rihanna, you look so dumb proper now,” she mentioned. “Choosing me as your Festie Bestie, you thought, was your safety blanket. And right here we’re, each of us sitting on the chopping block due to your closest ally in the home who thought you would be protected.”


Nicole instructed us she beloved Taylor’s speech, calling it “epic.”

“I believe her speech was savage, and wonderful, and epic,” she mentioned. “I hope that it goes down in historical past and I’m proud that it was for me. She’s [going to] do properly on this sport. She’s aligned herself correctly, and he or she performed a greater “Big Brother” sport than I did, so kudos to her.”

Nicole Shares Her Thoughts on the Taylor Drama

Nicole and several other different houseguests have obtained backlash on social media for his or her therapy of Taylor.

Some “Big Brother” alums have spoken out in protection of Taylor, calling Nicole and Daniel bullies.

Nicole shared her ideas on the Taylor state of affairs, telling us she thinks the houseguests had been intimidated by the Michigan magnificence queen.

“Numerous what was occurring, I used to be listening to secondhand,” she mentioned. “I by no means witnessed her doing these issues. She by no means handled me in any method.”

“I believe that they had been intimidated by her to be fairly sincere,” she continued. “Again, the issues that had been being instructed to me had been all secondhand, and when it comes all the way down to it, she has a powerful character. She positively captures a room when she walks in. She has a command presence about her and from somebody who [has] labored in legislation enforcement that is tremendous essential, however typically individuals take that as intimidating and they do not know the right way to react to it.”

Nicole’s Thoughts on the Leftovers

In Nicole’s reside exit interview, Julie Chen instructed her in regards to the Leftovers alliance. A seven-person alliance consisting of Monte, Taylor, Michael, Brittany, Joseph, Turner, and Kyle. The secret alliance labored collectively to get Nicole out of the home.

In our interview, Nicole shared her ideas on the Leftovers alliance, telling us she thinks they are going to be profitable so long as “Kyle doesn’t let his showmance get in the way in which.”

Who Does Nicole Think Is Playing the Best Game?

Nicole additionally revealed who she is rooting for, telling us she is putting her bets on Michael Bruner.

“I’m group Michael all the way in which,” she mentioned. “I need him to win. I need him to go all the way in which.”

She continued, “I do know that I expressed very early on that I wished a lady to win this sport…[If] that may occur, I’m all for it as properly, however proper now, my primary one that I need and who I’m cheering on is Michael.”

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