Cory Wurtenberger’s journey on ‘Big Brother’ season 25 was a rollercoaster ride, filled with ups and downs. The 26-year-old tech salesman from Los Angeles entered the house with hopes of winning the grand prize but ended up being evicted early on in the game. In an exclusive interview, Cory opens up about his eviction and the status of his budding romance with America.
Being evicted from the ‘Big Brother’ house is never easy, and Cory’s eviction came as a shock to both him and the viewers. Reflecting on his eviction, Cory admits that he made some strategic mistakes that ultimately led to his downfall. He explains, “I underestimated the power of alliances and didn’t solidify strong relationships early on. This made me an easy target for the houseguests, and my eviction became inevitable.”
But it wasn’t all game talk for Cory during his time in the house. One of the highlights of his journey was his blossoming romance with America, which gained a significant fan following both inside and outside the house. When asked about the status of their relationship, Cory shares, “America holds a special place in my heart. We formed a genuine connection, and I truly cherish the moments we spent together in the house. We plan to continue exploring our relationship outside the game and see where it takes us.”
Cory’s eviction may have been a disappointment, but he remains grateful for the experience and the opportunity to connect with millions of viewers. He hopes that his time on ‘Big Brother’ has shown America his authentic self and left a positive impression. With his eviction behind him, Cory is now looking forward to what the future holds and is excited to see where his journey with America takes him.
In conclusion, Cory Wurtenberger’s eviction from ‘Big Brother’ season 25 may have been unexpected, but it was a learning experience for him. His romance with America continues to thrive, and he remains optimistic about what lies ahead.
*Note: spoilers ahead!
It was a very busy week in the Big Brother house, with many unexpected twists that turn the entire game upside down.
Going into Thursday’s live show, Felicia Cannon and Blue Kim were on the chopping block, put there by Head of Household Jag Bains.
However, due to some twists and surprises that did come to truly define this season, things really got wild when it came to the Power of Veto matches. Instead of one veto being handed out, there were two.
Blue managed to grab the Power of Veto and logically stepped off the block next, creating space for America Lopez to go up instead.
And that’s when Jag’s whole plan came true. Jag managed to win the second Veto Power and decided to take Felicia off the block to Cory Wurtenberger, America’s showmance boyfriend and closest ally.
With both Cory and America behind the door, neither had a chance to really redeem themselves before the live vote. A tearful America went “scorched earth” on Jag and Blue, but Cory decided to play it a little safer.
With America’s blessing, Cory essentially campaigned hard to keep himself in the game – and seemed to be making progress until Thursday’s live eviction, where the final vote came out as many expected – Cory was kicked out by a unanimous decide and became the second jury member, next to Cameron Hardin.
“Don’t get me wrong, I think I’m a flawed player, but I think I’m a player and I played the game pretty hard,” Cory told ET in an exclusive exit interview following his eviction. “So I’m proud of myself. I think I’m more confident in my own abilities and love that elusive will to win, that drive and all that nonsense. But in terms of my personal self-confidence and self-esteem, I I think I had it before and I think this, if anything, is some kind of confirmation of that.”
Cory admitted that he was surprised by the Veto’s double revelation, although he admitted that he and America had expected to be left behind.
“If you watched the broadcasts, every night I got scared that America thought we were going to be behind the door,” he admitted. “I was panicking every week. So you know this is just the Cory Wurtenberger experience.”
And he said he has no regrets about his actions with America, despite initially being hesitant to pursue that connection.
“It was so much fun and it was part of this experience,” he said. “That hesitation towards the start of the season is not a proactive strategic choice on my part. It’s more because I’m a bit clumsy and I’ve always had a strange relationship with intimacy. Then you throw a billion cameras and microphones around you, it just makes it ten times more uncomfortable and challenging.”
“But yeah, I’m super excited to continue after the show, you know, wherever this relationship is,” he added. “I think it will be extremely helpful to be able to go through this together. And yes, I am open to whatever happens after the show. She is incredible and I can’t wait to spend more time with her.”
Speaking to host Julie Chen Moonves in his Big Brother At the exit interview, Cory said he knew getting rid of him was “the right move” on Jag’s part.
“If I won HOH next week, I would put Matt (Klotz) and Jag in, so no hard feelings when it comes to that,” Cory said. “The truth is, after giving seven speeches in a row, I feel like I’m in danger until the veto meeting is over and the noms are locked.”
When asked about not being able to get the votes to save himself, Cory said there actually weren’t enough people in the house supporting him.
“There’s more I could have done, but that probably would have resulted in me trying to make America feel super guilty and then throwing in the towel,” Cory said. “That feels like crossing the line and I’m not going to do that.”
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