10 Things We Learned From Liz's Chat With Jeff

Jeff Schroeder sits down with BB17 runner-up Liz Nolan for a post-finale interview.

1. Jeff Schroeder sits down with BB17 runner-up Liz Nolan for a post-finale interview.

Liz, the Big Brother runner-up, talks about her relationships with Austin and Vanessa, this summer's #TwinTwist, and what she plans on doing with her second-place winnings. 

In case you missed it, here are some the most revealing moments from Jeff's chat with Liz. 
1. Being part of the Final 2 was super shocking.

2. 1. Being part of the Final 2 was super shocking.

When Steve chose Liz to take to the Final 2, the blonde bombshell was in a state of shock.

"I think Vanessa really thought Steve was going to take her to Final [2]," Liz said. "We were all blindsided... I thought I was dead in the water."
2. She has a strong opinion about the #TwinTwist.

3. 2. She has a strong opinion about the #TwinTwist.

She told Jeff that "having a twin in the house was both a blessing and a curse," adding "[Julia] kept my sanity and was my back-bone, but I said a lot to her that maybe I shouldn't have."
3. Liz finds it hard to believe that Johnny Mac is a fan favorite.

4. 3. Liz finds it hard to believe that Johnny Mac is a fan favorite.

Liz told Jeff there were times she'd walk by the Diary Room and hear the super-fan let out some over-the-top yelps, which was odd because it didn't match his personality—at the least the personality he showed to his fellow Houseguests.

"I can't wait to check out his DRs because he was very quiet in the house and wasn't a big character," Liz said.
 
4. She's hopeful about her future with Austin.

5. 4. She's hopeful about her future with Austin.

"I'm hopeful," Liz said of her IRL romance with Austin, who she started to fall for around Day 45. "He can come visit, or maybe Julia and I will move out to L.A."

Sounds pretty encouraging to us! 
5. This gal's got a few pet peeves.

6. 5. This gal's got a few pet peeves.

Put 17 people in the same house and things are bound to get a little dirty and disorderly—two things that definitely got under Liz's skin.

"My biggest pet peeve was Austin leaving a lot of hair in the sink," she said. "That was gross! I spent half the summer cleaning that kitchen. It was always a mess."

 
6. Austin and Julia aside, Liz felt closest to one other person in the BB17 house.

7. 6. Austin and Julia aside, Liz felt closest to one other person in the BB17 house.

"I felt closest to Steve," Liz said, telling Jeff she appreciated how he was always really open and straight-forward with her. "He's like my little brother. We had a lot of fun together."

 
7. There's one thing she'll always regret.

8. 7. There's one thing she'll always regret.

Liz may be a happy-go-lucky kind of gal, but if there's one thing she keeps replaying in her mind, it's the moment she dropped off the dangling apple in Part 1 of the final HoH comp.

"We were almost on those apples for three grueling hours," she said. "It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, but I will always regret [dropping]. I should have held on for a bit longer."
8. She would have taken Vanessa to the Final 2.

9. 8. She would have taken Vanessa to the Final 2.

Why would Liz want to take the strategizing card shark to the bitter end?

"I thought I could beat [Vanessa] in the Final 2 because the majority of Jury didn't like her," Liz admitted to Jeff. "I thought I was nice to everyone and I would have gotten the votes."
9. Liz was stunned by Austin's reaction to Vanessa.

10. 9. Liz was stunned by Austin's reaction to Vanessa.

Seeing Austin and Vanessa hash things out after the live finale really threw Liz for a loop because all's fair in love and Big Brother. 

"I really thought he was going to just forget about everything and and respect the game move for what it was by her," Liz revealed. "She split a showmance... I took it better than he did."
10. Liz plans on spending her prize money in a few different ways.

11. 10. Liz plans on spending her prize money in a few different ways.

Sharing is caring, so it makes sense Liz would want to split some of her BB17 winnings with her twin sis. ("Julia and I both earned it, so I'm going to take her on a nice vacation.") However, the Miami native also said she's toying around with the idea of using a chunk to start her own bikini business—and move out of her parents' house, of course.

Watch the entire video of Liz's live chat with Jeff Schroeder.