John Powell – GlobalTV.com
They were inseparable during the last few weeks but houseguest Sarah Beth Steagall insists that she and Kyland are just good friends.
“He really reminded me of some really good friends that I have outside of the house. So I definitely felt drawn to him and we continued to develop a friendship over the show that I feel is pretty strong, at least on my part, even though I know that he was lying to me about some things. I still think of him as a good friend and I want to remain friends outside of the house,” said the forensic scientist from Florida who admits she is still rooting for Kyland to win the game.
Sarah Beth leaned heavily on Kyland not just as a friend but as an ally too especially when she and Christian were nominated by Derek Xiao during Week Five. It is something Sarah Beth regrets now.
“I shouldn’t have shown my cards with how much I relied on Kyland during the fifth week because that made it really obvious just how close we were and that I was most loyal to him in the house. I think after that point I did just kind of stuck with Kyland and what I should have done is continued to work on and reaffirm the other relationships that I’d made with houseguests throughout the house. That could have at least prolonged my game a little bit longer,” she said.
Of the people still left in the game Sarah Beth believes that Xavier is playing the best game.
“I think he’s part of a secret alliance and I think he has really good connections with people outside of the secret alliance. I think he’s set up to make it to a final two seat,” she said of the attorney from Milwaukee.
At the opposite end of the spectrum Sarah Beth doesn’t think Claire has much of a chance to make it to the finale.
“I don’t really blame it on her but I think Claire’s in the worst position right now because I don’t think she’s in the secret alliance. I think she’s similar to me where she really doesn’t know that it exists. She’s in a lot of danger to be picked off right now,” she said.
Sarah Beth will be joining Derek Xiao and Britini D’Angelo in the jury house. Although Derek Xiao did put her on the block and she returned the favour two weeks later, Sarah Beth isn’t worried about reuniting with Derek.
“I think we got along just fine on a game level and it stinks to think that he’s probably going to be pretty happy to see me follow him right into the jury house. That might be a little bit awkward but you know, it is what it is and I’ll deal with it,” she said.
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