Hindsight is 20/20. Michael Bruner looks back on his explosive exit from Big brother 24 during the double expulsion on Thursday, September 8.
The lawyer, 28, was expelled unanimously after the use of the veto. He took the opportunity to call the closest ally Hoops of Brittany, who was sitting on the block next to him, in his speech in his fight to stay, which seemed to shock her. Then, after the votes were read, he immediately left without hugs or goodbyes.
“I wish I had tried everything to stay,” Michael said exclusively. We Weekly about throwing Brittany under the bus for a bit, adding, “I’m not a hugger. I didn’t want to pretend, ‘Oh, let’s all kiss. Its good.’ on my way to the door. And I wanted a somewhat dramatic exit. I have a penchant for the dramatic, what can I say? That’s why I left without saying anything.
The Minnesota native had to be targeted as he won nine competitions in total throughout the season, tied with legend Janelle Pierzina, and even broke his 16-year-old record with six wins by veto in a single season.
“I don’t necessarily regret winning those competitions,” Michael says of the “beast comp” target on his back. “I think early in the game, when you get on the block, you’re in a position where you have to win. And then by the time I felt like I didn’t have to win, I had already racked up five competitive victories. So I don’t necessarily regret winning those.
Still, he admits, “I don’t think I managed my threat level as well as I should have. I would have preferred to get out of the game for winning too much rather than start a competition and go home anyway. So even though I would have preferred to win the game, I’m happy to leave the game with at least one record.
The previous week, Michael was slammed (alongside Brittany) for withholding racial comments from another guest Kyle Capener did until it was apparently beneficial for their game to reveal them to the rest of the guests.
“Hearing the comments from everyone still in the house about how they wished the information had been handled, I regret not having said something sooner,” Michael said. We. “I think no matter when the information entered the game, it would always feel like it was being used to benefit me and move me forward. Any information that comes into the game, whatever it is, people are always going to assume there’s a self-interest in there.
He continues: “I understand why people were skeptical about the timing. I finally tried to do what I thought was right. I knew I wanted to talk. I would have regretted it if I had left the game without saying anything. So I don’t regret having spoken. I wish it had been handled differently.
As for who is playing the best and worst games right now, Michael says, “I think Mounted [Taylor] probably plays the best game. I think he handled his threat level very well, which I didn’t. And I think he’ll get a lot of respect from the judging panel if he can make it to the final two. I also think that taylor [Hale]plays a great game, but I’m probably giving it to Monte.
He continues: “When it comes to the worst game, you don’t make the last five by accident. I wouldn’t say anyone is playing a bad game. I think Britt will have the hardest time winning if she makes it to the final two. I think people saw her acting as if she clung to me. I know she was strategic behind the scenes but I think she’s going to have a hard time if she makes it to the final two unless she can get it back here and get some comp wins and shake things up by herself . I think she’s going to have a hard time in front of the jury.
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