7 Times Shelli Proved She Doesn’t Know How To Play 'Big Brother'

Poor Shelli. Poor, sweet Shelli. I really was hoping at the beginning of this season that Shelli and the girls in the Big Brother house would band together and pull a win for womankind everywhere. But alas — it seems the girl nabbed herself a hot showmance with one hottie named Clay Honeycutt, and she's been messing things up ever since. NOTHING NEW TO SEE HERE. Like every smart, talented girl who has ever been sidetracked by a less-than worthy guy, Shelli has been seriously messing up her gameplay ever since her showmance with Clay began.

Although, it kind of begs the question: Was it Clay that messed up her game or was she always this bad to begin with?

That’s one of those age old questions that will most likely never be answered — like that whole chicken or the egg debacle — because Shelli is messing up left and right when it comes to Season 17 of Big Brother. Maybe I’ll never know if it’s because of how she plays the game normally or because of how Clay is playing her, but it still doesn’t stop me from wanting to sing Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” every time the two of them are canoodling on that pink couch.

Don’t believe me? Don’t worry. I’ve been keeping track.

Without further ado, here is an exhaustive list of every time Shelli has made it clear that she seriously doesn’t know how to play the Big Brother game.

1. Letting Clay Control Her Game

Let Shelli be a lesson to all of us: Never ever let a man get in between you and your money.

2. Lying To Becky About Who She Was Targeting

Shelli kept this a secret for way too long, and with no good reason. The only thing that came of her going back on her promise to Becky to nominate Audrey was a bridge burned beyond recognition.

3. Trusting Audrey


4. Believing Austin

When Austin told Shelli he overheard the others talking about ganging up on her, she believed him whole-heartedly. She even changed her entire plan for the week on his word alone. Come on, Shelli — if I have learned one thing in life, it is to always evaluate your sources.

5. When She Wanted To Backdoor Austin

WHAT? In case you missed it, it's true: Shelli was heard talking about targeting Austin for no good reason. Are you out of your mind, lady? He’s one of your closest allies. You better watch yourself before someone tells him you’ve been talking smack.

6. When She Didn’t Nominate Audrey For Eviction

This one is going to come back to bite her BIG TIME. You mark my words.

7. Letting HoH Go To Her Head

Sadly, that power seems to have made her feel untouchable — and that’s the most dangerous thing you can feel in the Big Brother house.

Watching Shelli this season really is like watching all of the ways NOT to play the Big Brother. If she can pull ahead in this game after the streak she’s been having, I’ll be majorly surprised. For more on whether or not Shelli knows how to play this game — as well as more on everything else going on in the house — check out Bustle’s very own Big Brother podcast, The Diary Room. Listen to the latest episode below, and be sure to check out future episodes on Bustle’s SoundCloud page.

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