'Big Brother' houseguests evict Nick Uhas from the house
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/12/2013
Big Brother evicted Nick Uhas during Thursday night's broadcast of the fifteenth season's second live eviction show.
Nick, a 28-year-old entrepreneur from Hilliard, NY who currently resides in New York, NY, was evicted from theBig Brother house via a 7-4-0 vote after being placed on the chopping block by the week's "Big Brother MVP" Elissa Slater, a 27-year-old nutritionist from Concord, NC who currently resides in Kannapolis, NC and is the sister of former Big Brother winner Rachel Reilly.
"If I had to call it, I would say that Spencer Clawson probably turned on me, because Spencer had the power in the house. And so, really, he was the only person I trusted completely... And so because there was more power on one side of the house, if he had the better cards -- which he did -- there was no reason for me to be there anymore," Nick told Big Brother host Julie Chen following his eviction.
"I put all my trust in a select few people because that's how I was going to play the game regardless. I was just going to sleep at night and let it be... [My alliance] had created such a fake game so fast. And so, we had a fake game [and] who you spend your time with, that becomes the real game after awhile. You start to blend lines."
Elissa secretly put Nick on the block after home viewers voted her the season's second MVP, which marked the second time in a row she was honored with the title. After initially nominating Jeremy McGuire, a 23-year-old shop associate from Katy, TX, who subsequently won the Power of Veto competition and took himself off the block, Elissa was forced to choose a replacement nominee and selected Nick.
Since she couldn't get Jeremy out, Elissa assumed Nick and Jeremy were working together in an all-male alliance -- which actually existed along with fellow houseguests Spencer, McCrae Olson and Howard Overby and was known as "The Moving Company" -- so she attempted to gather the women and any available floaters to target the big physical threats in the game.
The season's second Head of Household Aaryn Gries, a 22-year-old college student from San Angelo, TX, had nominated Elissa and Elissa's closest ally Helen Kim, a 37-year-old political consultant from Falls Church, VA who currently resides in Chicago, IL, for eviction during the week's initial nominations.
Aaryn had nominated Elissa out of revenge because not only was she making waves in the house, but she also had a hand in getting out David Girton, who was Aaryn's "showmance" partner and best friend in the house. Aaryn also nominated Helen simply by association, but the two women were forming a surprising alliance behind closed doors, so Aaryn suggested Helen should really try to win the PoV.
Nick received seven votes for eviction, while Elissa earned four votes. Spencer, a 31-year-old conductor from Conway, AR, and McCrae, a 23-year-old pizza delivery person from Zimmerman, MN who currently resides in Oak Grove, MN, both turned on their "The Moving Company" alliance.
McCrae betrayed the guys because his showmance with Amanda Zuckerman, a 28-year-old real estate agent from Long Island, NY who currently resides in Boynton Beach, FL, meant a lot to him. Spencer turned on the male alliance because he apparently felt closer with the other side of the house. The other people who voted for Nick were Amanda, Andy Herren, Judd Daugherty, Jessie Kowalski, and Candice Stewart.
Following Nick's eviction, the remaining houseguests -- minus Aaryn, who as the outgoing HoH, was ineligible to participate -- competed in the season's third HoH competition.
Dubbed "Overnight Delivery," the competition required the houseguests to wake up throughout the night to the sound of a buzzer and focus on clues being delivered by the Big Brother Express. Julie Chen would read a series of statements based on the clues given in the deliveries, and the players had to determine whether they were true or false. The last person standing would win and that person ended up being Helen.
Also during his interview with Julie Chen, Nick addressed the fate of "The Moving Company."
"I don't really know if it needs to be a thing anymore," he explained.
"Amanda already saw it. So maybe if you give it another week, it probably already would've been found out. The problem is, we just couldn't keep it a secret enough to really operate it efficiently. And so, I think that got to people -- that made people too paranoid too quickly. Had we just been more cool about it, we probably would've been alright."