When it comes to dating Paulie outside of Big Brother, Zakiyah's still interested

Aug 19, 2016 at 2:00 a.m. ET
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Zakiyah Everette may be off Big Brother, but she thinks her relationship with Paulie Calafiore could still work out after the show is over.

"With every action with Paulie I feel like it was simply strategic," Everette told Us Weekly. "I had a roller coaster with Paulie in the house, but I think the game had a lot to do with it."

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However, the roller-coaster relationship was slightly derailed when Natalie Negrotti told Everette that Calafiore was flirting with her, despite her showmance with James Huling.

"I was clearly upset by the things that Natalie was telling me. I believed a lot of it, but the timing was suspect. I think she had ulterior motives telling me then," Everette told the mag. "I think Nicole and Corey will make it far. James and Natalie won't. Nicole and Corey are low-key, and they stay out of the radar. Natalie and James cause issues. I have the most respect for Nicole and Corey. They actually keep their word."

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After all the drama surrounding Calafiore, we think it's probably best for Everette to just stay away. There are plenty of fish in the sea who will treat her far better than he ever would and won't trash her behind her back.

Everette also opened up to Us Weekly about how she played the show game, saying, "I wouldn't change anything. I feel like I had a great social game, but I wasn't the best at comps. If anything, I wish I could have improved on those."

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She also revealed she has no regrets leaving the show and wasn't surprised by her eviction.

"No, I did not feel blindsided by the vote," Everette said. "I think it was supposed to be a blindside, but I had a feeling. Paulie was the only one who didn't know, and that is why he freaked out."

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