James Maslow (‘Celebrity Big Brother’) exit interview: ‘At least I beat Brandi Glanville’

“You look really attractive!” shouted Ross Mathews as a disgruntled James Maslow exited the “Celebrity Big Brother” house; the second casualty of Friday’s double eviction episode. James was sent packing courtesy of Omarosa, who defeated him in a tie-breaker to win the HOH competition just minutes earlier. “I did what no one else would and I don’t mind,” she said. “I took out the biggest target in the house out.”

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When James met up with Julie Chen to discuss his eviction, he was still a bit rattled by what happened. “I’m pretty surprised. But with this few of numbers anything can happen. I know that [Omarosa] really wanted to get out Marissa [Jaret Winokur], but the smarter move would have been Ariadna [Gutierrez]. Nobody would vote for Ari (to go home) over Marissa. But she went with me, and it worked.”

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But was the house right to evict the athletic heartthrob? “Look, I wasn’t going to make it easy on them. I avoided winning as long as I could. I tried to win today and planned on winning moving forward.” But where did it all go wrong for James? “I think I went wrong by not really committing to a deal with Omarosa. I wanted to stick with my final four, but if I had her trust a little bit more she probably wouldn’t have put me up right now.”

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What did James really think of his arch rival in the house, Brandi Glanville? “I think she just had a crush,” Maslow joked, “I want to chalk it up to third grade crushes. I don’t think she’s matured past that. I’m going to take it as a compliment.”

And who does he believe has what it takes to win the game? “Ross has played a solid game all the way through. I don’t think keeping Marissa over me was best for him because he had a better chance next to me than next to her. But she may not continue. So, Ross has a chance, Omarosa has a chance. But Ross has played the best so far.” James then celebrated his “Celebrity Big Brother” experience with one personal victory, “At least I beat Brandi!”

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