The houseguests on Big Brother 18 are starting to dwindle, and now things are getting really serious. Showmances are being dismantled, allegiances are changing, and the claws are coming out. Honestly, I’m getting really tired of Paulie and his antics — I know you have to be a good “player” to be on Big Brother, but do you have to be such a jerk? His hubris and the way he treats Zakiyah are just too much for me, but right now, it seems like Paulie is in trouble with another woman in the house. What happened between Natalie and Paulie on Big Brother 18 ?
First things first — Paulie and Zakiyah’s showmance was one of the cutest ones on the live feed. In the beginning, there was a lot of cuddling and a lot of adorable snuggling and the like. But then things started to get hairy. Paulie started flirting with the other women in the house because he wasn’t “part of a couple” or something, and Zakiyah would react by trying to make him jealous. Then, they would make up and get back together. Lately, Paulie has been talking a lot of you-know-what about Zakiyah, insinuating that she doesn’t know how to play the game, and people like Natalie have been taking notice. He gets really mad at Zakiyah not when she tries to make him jealous about their relationship, but instead when he feels like she’s withholding game information from him. Clearly, Paulie’s not into Zakiyah for “the right reasons.”
Anyway, because of this and Paulie playing everyone in the house, Natalie is on a one-woman hunt to disarm him and kick his skinny butt out of the house. Natalie is sick of Paulie’s crap, so she and Bridgette told James that Paulie has been trying to turn the house against each other. Natalie also told Zakiyah about how Paulie behaves around the other women in the house. When Zakiyah confronted Paulie about all of this, he kept saying that Natalie’s actions are how a “Jersey girl” behaves. Do you understand that insult? I’m from Long Island, which is virtually the same as New Jersey, and I don’t understand that insult.
Frankly, Paulie's behavior is disgusting. He disparages Zakiyah by insinuating that she doesn’t know how to play the game, and then he tries to insult Natalie — who is correct in what she says about him and his plans for the house — by saying she’s just a “Jersey girl” and talking to the other houseguests about her breasts, which is clearly inappropriate.
Personally, I hope this sudden attempt to blow up Paulie’s habitation in the Big Brother 18 house works. Natalie’s going about it like Cady Heron after Regina George — take away the girlfriend(ish), take away the network, take away the power. I think now that everyone knows that Paulie has been playing every side against the middle, they’ll be receptive to evicting him next week, so his time on Big Brother may be running out.
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