Victor Arroyo Says There’s No More Mr. Nice Guy If He Returns To ‘Big Brother’
Victor Arroyo has a new strategy if he wins the chance to return to the Big Brother 18 house: He’ll go into Rambo mode.
In an interview with TV Guide, Arroyo, the most recently evicted houseguest on the CBS summertime reality show, said he has no regrets about how he played the game, but that moving forward, he would still probably change a few things.
Victor Arroyo said he knew he was going to be backdoored this week, so it didn’t matter who he had put up when he won the Road Kill competition, because either way he was going home.
“I don’t think there’s anything different I could have done,” Victor said.
Still, Arroyo said if he wins the Battle Back—the new twist that will have one of the first five evicted houseguests returning to the Big Brother house—it’ll be game on.
“While I was in there originally, I tried not to ruffle feathers,” Victor told TV Guide. “What I know now, being evicted 9-1, I’d go back with no filter and not try to be nice to everyone. I’d go in Rambo.”
Victor will have a slight edge if he returns to the game. Because the 25-year-old Louisiana gym manager was shown his goodbye messages from his fellow houseguests, he now knows who was gunning for him. In an interview with Us Weekly, Victor admitted he didn’t realize how much fellow houseguest Natalie Negrotti disliked him until host Julie Chen played the messages after his eviction. He also addressed Natalie’s complaints that he needs to learn how to talk better to women.
“The person who started the most drama with me was Natalie, who was on my initial alliance,” Arroyo told Us. “I do regret that she feels that [way]. Anything that I said wasn’t meant to be disrespectful. I apologize if it was.”
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Victor admitted the one do-over he would consider would be not to align with Natalie, whom he says “wasn’t very effective” in his alliance. But he has no regrets over ling up with Jozea, whom he will now have to battle against for the chance to return to the show. And Victor also says he would never have a showmance just to help his game.
Victor Arroyo also credited his foes for keeping their alliances strong—and under wraps.
“They held pretty strong,” Arroyo admitted. “I didn’t see a break at all, especially since I’m out. They did a great job keeping it under wraps.”
Arroyo also says that while he may have appeared to be oblivious and make it seem like he thought he was safe this week, it was all just a front as he tried to win some last minute support.
“I tried to win votes,” Arroyo told Entertainment Weekly. “But strong players don’t stay around for long, especially if you’re not in the majority.”
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While he was bothered that his biggest ally, Paul, didn’t have his back and pick him to play in the Power of Veto competition, Victor is still rooting for him in the game. Arroyo said he hopes to see someone weaker go home next—like Natalie. He also said that should he get another chance at Big Brother, he may keep things to himself a bit more.
Right before his Big Brother eviction, Victor Arroyo rattled off his Instagram handle and appealed to fans to follow him on the social media site. The 25-year-old gym manager’s feed is filled with shirtless shots and a few motivational messages. Victor may not have won the Big Brother game, but at least he has won some new followers.
Take a look at the video below to see Victor Arroyo annoying Natalie in the Big Brother house.
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