brittany-martinez-big-brother-16-CBS.jpgBrittany Martinez was the latest evicted “Big Brother 16” houseguest, sent packing after she amazingly kicked a soccer ball into a goal 2,400 times in 24 hours — which wasn’t something that could save her, but it was impressive nonetheless. She tells Zap2it that she hopes Donny wins the game and that Caleb is in a precarious position this week.

Zap2it: Are you glad you did “Big Brother,” even if it didn’t quite end up how you hoped?

Brittany Martinez: Oh my god, I am ecstatic that I did “Big Brother.” I loved every bit of it. I learned so much from it that’s going to continue on throughout my life. It was definitely a positive experience even though it’s mind-draining — mentally, emotionally. But I just loved every minute of it. It was nothing but a posive experience. I learned so much from the houseguests, I could go on and on. I’m so happy I did it.

Talk to us through the Power of Veto punishment you received, because we’ll confess we didn’t think you would be able to do it — nothing against you personally, but just because it was a very hard task.
I don’t think anybody thought that I was going to do it. The first thing I had asked when I was given the punishment is I asked if this is even possible. For me, going into it, I thought well, I’m at least going to try. But I had nothing to win — It’s not like this large amount of money was being laid in front of me or I could win the Veto or something. But I definitely did it to prove my point to the houseguests. If I was to be leaving, I wanted to go out with a fight and knowing that I didn’t give up. Giving up was something I told myself I didn’t want to do. Thankfully I had Donny to hep me do so. … He was amazing. Honestly, at 9 o ‘clock the next day, I thought there was no way I could do this. He was a huge help.

Why do you think you were such a huge target? You were on the block three of the first four weeks, right?

I was, I was. I feel like I was a target because people knew I was there to play my game. I’m not easily manipulated, so the guys thought, I can’t use her as a pawn all the time, to do what we want in the house. Also, I stood up for myself, I spoke my mind and I was not going to let somebody convince me that I was going to be there to hold their hand to the $500,000. … I figured I’m going to play and people are coming after me anyways, so I figured I might as well play as a strong player and not a weak player.

I also felt like by them putting me up the first week, it was just easier for them to continue to put me up. It’s less of a target on their back to put the same person up again and again. … They weren’t making that many more of the houseguests upset with them.

When you left the house, who did you think is in the best position in the game?
As I left the game, I felt like Cody and Derrick were in a good position. I just felt like everybody in the house loves Derrick, so I can’t picture too many people putting him up. He doesn’t come across as a huge threat, even though he’s a great player in the game. He still comes across as honest and sweet and not too cocky … as opposed to Caleb, who people kind of fear in the house. They’re scared to speak their mind to him. Derrick doesn’t come off like that. Cody is definitely another person that everybody in the house tends to love.

Speaking of Caleb, he was … intense to watch on the live feeds. What was he like as a houseguest?
Good lord. Caleb lives in this world where it’s Caleb’s Wold and the
only two people that exist in it are Caleb and Amber. He is a
one-upper — everything he does better and faster and harder. And he’s
done everything. You can’t say you’ve done something because Caleb’s done
it also. I thought in the beginning he stood a great chance of winning.
But after Devin left, his whole game plan has fallen apart. “Big Brother” and his
game strategy have left his mind and all he talks, breathes, sleeps is
Amber. There’s no way he’s going to last much longer in that house.

Who do you think is in the worst position in the game? Is it Caleb?
The worst position this week I do feel now is Caleb. I also feel like it’s always going to remain to be Jocasta, Donny and Victoria. They’re just going to be put up until they’re all gone. They may be kept a little longer to be used as pawns and stuff but I don’t think they stand a chance of really winning.

Who do you hope wins the money?
I hope that Donny wins the money, or Derrick or Cody. Even though Derrick and Cody wanted me out of the house, I know they’re great people and they’re playing a great game. Donny, poor guy, is literally in this house fighting alone to stay in that house. He’s a competitor, he’s a great person and he’s there to win it. I just adore Donny, I’m definitely a big fan of Donny. I misjudged him in the beginning and Donny is definitely who he says he is, he’s got a great big heart outside of the game and he can’t help but have a heart inside of the game as well.

“Big Brother” airs Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays on CBS.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."