Exclusive Interview: Dustin Erikstrup, 6th Evicted from 'Big Brother 8'
Exclusive Interview: Dustin Erikstrup, 6th Evicted from 'Big Brother 8'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
On last night's episode of Big Brother 8, shoe salesman Dustin Erikstrup was evicted by a vote of 4-2.  Letting himself be put up as a pawn by Head of Household Jessica, Dustin was overly confident the entire week, and was quite stunned when he discovered he'd been evicted.

Though Dustin is now in the Big Brother sequester house as part of the jury that will decide who wins the $500,000 grand prize, BuddyTV was still able to e-mail in some questions to his secret, undisclosed location to find out his feelings on his ex-boyfriend Joe, who he liked and didn't like in the house, and what his stay in the Big Brother house was like.

How did your strategy change both after you discovered Joe was in the house, and then again after he was evicted?

Having Joe in the house actually worked my strategy to my advantage because it was never my intention to be the center of attention right away, it was to lay low the first few weeks and he in the house helped that.  After he left, that first week he was gone I still layed a little low, but then when I won HoH, it was my time to be a real player.

Will you talk to Joe or become friendly with him after the show is over?


Between the history of pawns being evicted and the "phantom votes" in weeks past, why offer yourself up as a nominee?

I was feeling overconfident in myself at the time and I put too much trust in my alliance.

What fellow houseguests did you love and hate the most and why?

I love Amber and Jameka on personal levels. They are both very wonderful people who I enjoy discussion with and learning with. I cannot stand Dick and Daniele. They are both such sheisty people who I do not want to see win.

What's your biggest regret in the house?

Nominating myself as a pawn.

Was there ever a time when you truly forgot about the cameras and microphones recording everything, and how did you handle your desire for privacy?

I never really realized the cameras were ever there to be honest. I just kind of walked in and just started being me. I never thought about the cameras or cared so much, except when I was changing. I enjoyed my privacy when I was working out. I like working out and I got to do it alone.

How a re you different in the real world as opposed to how you were in the house?

I'm not half as arrogant. I'm pretty much the same person in the house and outside, I just got ahead of myself at the end.

-John Kubicek, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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