Evicted ‘Big Brother 14’ Star Kara Monaco: ‘I Knew I Was Going Home’

Kara Monaco on "Big Brother 14" (Sonja Flemming/CBS)

Former Playboy Playmate Kara Monaco was evicted from the “Big Brother” house on CBS’ first live elimination show of the season.  Although the sweet and quiet blonde didn’t seem to be a threat to anyone, Kara’s fellow house guests decided to kick her off instead of the other eviction nominee, unemployed but physically strong and socially crafty Frank Eudy.  Beautiful Kara seemed to be a casualty of this season’s twist of four former Big Brother stars coming back as coaches and influencing the game.

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In this exclusive exit interview, Kara tells Xfinitytv why she thinks she was kicked off, who she wants to win Big Brother 14, and what she plans to do next.

How did it feel to be evicted from the “Big Brother” house? 
I was so bummed. I wasn’t ready to leave. I wanted to stay and play.

Did you expect to be evicted or were you totally shocked? 
I knew I was going home. I knew the way people were voting. I wanted to know because I didn’t want to be blindsided. I wanted to prepare if I was going home.

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Why do you think you were evicted?
Everyone in the house seemed to be very scared and threatened by [my coach] Dan [Gheesling]. They all wanted him out because he is smart and I think he could take the whole thing.

Why is Dan a great coach?
Dan is a phenomenal coach. He is a really smart guy, he is really great with people and he is a great person.

It is still surprising that Frank stayed instead of you.  What do you make of it?
The game changes on a dime. [First] everyone wanted Frank out because he was the biggest threat. Then when Frank and [Head of Household] Willie [Hantz] had that huge fight everyone wanted to keep Frank because they didn’t like Willie and they thought Frank could take Willie out.

What do you think you could have done differently to stay in the competition? 
I don’t know if there is anything different I could have done. I tried my best and I did what I could do. I don’t really have any regrets.

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Do you want your closest house friend, nurse Danielle Murphree, to win it all now? 
I am definitely rooting for her to win. I am hoping it is her.  I don’t want anyone else to win except her and Dan. She was just easy to bond with. From the first day we met I could just tell she was a great person on the inside. That is really hard to find, especially in that house.

What has the element of former “Big Brother” stars returning to coach added to the show this season?
It added a really different element to the show. I think it was really cool and different and it had never been done before. It did change the game because people were no longer trying to get rid of individuals but they were also trying to eliminate coaches.

Mike “Boogie” Malin, who won “Big Brother: All-Stars,” is causing quite a commotion in his role as a coach this season.  How would you describe Boogie?
I think on a personal level he is a really nice guy. As far as playing the game, he scares me a little bit. He is just a really strong personality and he doesn’t have the best reputation. He is unpredictable and a little bit of a villain. I know he is having a tough time being there because he is away from his son. The more people start knocking out his players the more defeated he will be.

Willie also has created conflict in the house.  How would you describe Willie?
I don’t think Willie is a bad guy. He just has a short temper and he really did bully people. He is just shooting himself in the foot.

What did you hope to get from the “Big Brother” experience?
I decided to do it because the timing was right and I am a fan of the show so I wanted to give it a go. It is a once in a lifetime experience. I wanted to have a good time and meet some nice people that I can have friendships with that will last a long time.  It definitely lived up to my expectations.

But one of the houseguests, Chef Joe [Arvin], seemed to diss you on the elimination show, saying that you should just go back to modeling.  You winced.   What’s your opinion of Joe?
I just think he is rude and very uncouth. To be honest, I made a face because that is the last person I wanted a goodbye message from!

What are you doing next, careerwise and personally?  Will you model again for Playboy? 
I’m going to continue with modeling, the same thing I was doing before. I do still work for Playboy–  I don’t pose for them, but I do promotions and appearance and charity work. As far as personally, I’m going to Florida to see my mom!

Hugh Hefner Tweeted his support for you—how did that make you feel?
That made me feel really happy. That was so sweet of him to do.

Can you sum up what it was like living in the “Big Brother” house?
It was wonderful. It was a great experience and I’m glad that I did it.

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