Laura Roberts was the first person evicted from the Big Brother Canada 7 house and it’s easy to sum up our feelings in one word: Boo. Seriously. It sucks. Laura had potential to be entertainment gold — she was opinionated and wasn’t going to compromise herself. Some of her biggest entertainment strengths were probably in-game weaknesses unfortunately, and that is probably why we did an exit interview with her today. More often than not, the first boots are compelling personalities who just clashed with some of the people in charge. You get on the wrong side of the numbers early and there’s not a whole lot you can do.
So what did Laura do to ultimately find herself in this position? What does she really think about Head of Household Adam? These are just a few of the questions that we wanted to ask in today’s exit interview.
On the other side of the interview, be sure to check out our video on last night’s live feeds below! Be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube so you don’t miss our live feed coverage all season — we also have an official Big Brother Canada playlist to make your viewing experience easier.
CarterMatt – What are you more disappointed about: Not getting to be on the feeds, or not getting to meet Cory?
Laura Roberts – I actually haven’t had a chance to even watch myself yet — I’m not sure. So much happened in the first week that we were there, so I’m really bummed that people didn’t get to see the backstory in certain situations and as much as there’s a side to me that is harsh and bad and I’ll say things that other people won’t say, I wish people would’ve gotten to see more of my goofy side, which I think more people would have gotten to see on the feeds.
You seem to have a good job and a pretty good life. What made you want to do this show in the first place?
Funny enough, and I don’t think a lot of people would expect it, but I’m kind of at a point in my life where I’m approaching 27. I’ve been single for a while now and I’m getting my second wind of wanting to go out and do things. A lot of my friends are settling down a little bit more.
As sad as it may sound, I kind of wanted to do this experience not only to do something different, but to have an opportunity to make more friends. For whatever reason a lot of people find me unapproachable. Maybe this is a great way for me to make friends in my real life.
What do you think is the biggest reason for your downfall?
I think it was two things. A lot of people want to go right away to the conversation with Adam in the HoH room [where I targeted Sam], but to be completely honest, the second that he won Head of Household, it was kind of written for me. The reason I say that is because out of all people on a scale of where our relationship fell, he and I could not have been further apart. He and I were just very different. Even when I would try, and even before the Sam conversation, he could not get away from me fast enough.
I put in the effort, but I didn’t really get that back from him unfortunately. In the beginning you don’t really know each other and you’re searching for reasons to put people up; regardless of whether or not we had that conversation about Sam, I was going up on that block.
Apparently, you called a house meeting before your eviction. What happened during that?
I don’t know if this is something people are aware of, but it was actually Anthony who pulled me aside when I was packing and said ‘I think you should call a house meeting.’ He kind of put that in my ear. Then, Kailyn came in while I was packing and subtly reinforced that. I thought ‘you know what? I’m the kind of person that likes to rip things off like a Band-Aid. I’m a tough girl. I like to know — just tell me.’
So when I had the house meeting and Sam said out loud ‘I think it’s better to keep Damien,’ I knew. I knew and I was just like ‘okay.’
So the end result was not a blindside?
Absolutely not. Genuinely, after the conversations I had with the other roommates 1-on-1, I think there were people who wanted me to stay over Damien. I love Damien and I think he’s great, and I think people would miss me being gone, but because Adam and Sam are running that house right now, people are afraid to misspeak or say something out of line. When it’s so early on, you would be surprised at how many comments people hold onto. People are afraid to go left and go on their own.
Truthfully, I feel like the roommates were hoping I would stay.
And with the unanimous nature of it, does that go back to what you said about people not wanting to rock the boat?
Absolutely, and not to mention that right before the eviction I had a conversation with my people — Eddie, Anthony, and Kailyn — and I let them know that if I’m going, ‘you need to make it far in this game. I’m here for you and I will try to get as much information for you that I can before I leave. If you vote against me, there’s no hard feelings.’
It’s too early for rogue voting — it would’ve put them up there [on the block]. It’s too early and I knew that it was going to be unanimous and I didn’t feel any type of way about that.
Let’s go hypothetical here. Had you been the first Head of Household, who do you think you would have nominated with the information you had at that time?
When I first came in, the first two people who came to my mind were Damien, funny enough, and Esti (a.k.a. Estafania). The reason I say Esti is because she’s very sweet and very nice, but she made it to the second round fairly quickly in that first HoH Competition. I think of all the girls, she’s very fit and I think you’re going to see her come out of the woodwork.
So I would’ve put them up, but if I continued to see [elsewhere] fakeness or phoniness, I could’ve been the sort of person to put up really strong players.
So you said your group was Eddie, Anthony, and Kailyn. When did this group start to come together?
I’d say after the first few days. It was good with me and Eddie from start. We just clicked, almost like we were friends from another life. Kailyn was a bit quiet when I first met her and the same with Anthony. Anthony and I were bed-mates and I think that this gave us a bond. I think we came to respect each other a little bit. That was very down-low but we were really close.
I started spending time with Kailyn after the first couple of days. We kind of move the same and we started to get closer and closer. I’m really sad to be away from them.
Are you disappointed that it doesn’t seem like there’s a way for you to return?
Absolutely. Even with the way that I left, it was a strong exit but I toyed with that quite a bit. If I came back, I would kind of have to face the music. Again, I stood alone before and I would stand alone again.
I very much hoped for a chance to return and keep playing, but if that doesn’t happen, that’s fine.
What were you the most surprised about in terms of being in the Big Brother Canada house? What could you not prepare for?
I thought it would be having to be away from my friends and family. My mom and I talk so frequently. I actually adjusted to that quickly — that didn’t bother me. What I was missing the rudimentary everything things. When you’re frustrated, you can’t say ‘well I’m going to get in my car and go for a drive,’ or ‘I’m going to put my headphones in and listen to music.’ That was really hard because you’re there and that’s it. There is nowhere to go and nowhere to leave to and have that outlet. That was much harder than I originally thought it would be.
In wrapping things up, who are you rooting for to win?
100% my girl Kailyn and my boy Anthony.
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