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Vanessa Ashley Rousso (Juror #09)
Vanessa Ashley Rousso (Juror #09)
Born: Feb 05th, 1983 (at time of competition: 32)
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Professional Poker Player
Number Of HOH Wins: 4 note
Number Of POV Wins: 3 note
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: Knight Of Shining Armor Polishing Punishment note , Outback Dinner note
Finished: Placed 3rd (15th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #9)
Evicted: Evicted 1-0 VS. LIZ note
HOH Evicted Under: STEVE (in Week 13)
Voted For (In Jury): LIZ
- 0% Approval Rating/100% Villainy Rating: Wondering if Vanessa is infamous? YESIRRE BOB! She's at the bottom of the popularity polls for good reason. Vanessa earned this disdain due to being the most ruthless player of the whole season, but unlike the others who gained their infamy, hers seems to have actually doubled back into Tropes Are Not Bad, because people hate her for being such an effective villain and should feel this way, and praise her for her villainy. The two things that drag her rating down is her gameplay style is take-no-prisoners (and that includes her own allies!) and her emotional outbursts, sometimes blowing a simple conversation out of proportion because the wheels in her head start spinning way too fast and she becomes paranoid and mouthy. She is regarded as one of the very best strategists to play the game up there with Will and Dan, and even Julie would like to see her return.
- The Ace: Vanessa is the strongest strategic and competitive player of the season. Not only has she ran the game and the entire house strategically since the beginning, but she has also won numerous competitions. So far, she has won four Head of Household titles and three Power of Vetoes. She's repeatedly shown to be the most deadly player in the game all around.
- Action Girl/Dark Action Girl: Vanessa is the strongest female competitor and player of the season. She was actually a much stronger competitor than the majority of the men this season including Austin, Clay, John, James and Jason. Going on competition wins, she has won a total of 4 Head of Household titles and 3 Power of Veto titles. Not only was she active competition wise but she was also active strategically. Vanessa was The Man Behind the Man who ran the game from the beginning, having had a hand in every single eviction that happened week to week. As for her overall gameplay she is the embodiment of a very strong female player.
- All According to Plan: Vanessa was the most strategic player. Every move she made she had planned. Every single fight with a houseguest that happened, she had orchestrated as target placement of a the houseguest she wanted to be targeted and evicted. She would strategically throw competitions and win competitions according to her plan. She would backstab and betray the people that she felt were a threat to her game. But in the end, Vanessa's plan ended up failing as she did not bet on Steve winning the final Head of Household and cutting her. Vanessa has even said during a DR session that she thought Steve would take her to the final 2 over Liz. But she was wrong. So in the end, Vanessa failed.
- Alpha Bitch: Vanessa is the BIGGEST bitch of the entire season. Even the mean girls like Julia and Liz can not fill Vanessa's bitch shoes. Vanessa is very controlling, bossy, and domineering. She likes to control everything and if she doesn't get her way, she resorts to causing trouble and drama. Vanessa is a Magnificent Bitch, a Manipulative Bitch, The Bully, an evil blonde, and a Drama Queen all rolled into one. Vanesa is also Hot-Blooded and extremely confrontational and argumentative, meaning that she will start fights with other people either to embarrass them, shame them or harass them. Most of Vanessa starting fights with other houseguests was strategic as she felt that she could put target placement on houseguests whom she had an argument with. She is willing to intimidate and bully other people to get her way and she will sabotage other people's games to achieve her goals. Vanessa is a combo of the the Type 1 and Type 2 Alpha Bitch personalities. She fits the Type 1 mould because she is openly rude and intimidating towards other houseguests and does not seem to have any consideration for who she hurts in the process. Despite her terrible personality and her horrible behaviour, Vanessa still had a lot of followers and minions that were loyal to her and willing to do anything for her in the game. Vanessa also fits the Type 2 personality because she is actually an Evil Genius and Manipulative Bitch who has proven to be very strategic, cunning, and sharp in regards to the game. She is a very smart woman and has very strong instincts regarding the game and the other houseguests intentions. To add, she also has a near 0% Approval Rating outside of the house, because she is so incredibly unlikeable and vile in her ways. Vanessa is the overall Alpha Bitch of the season, but Julia, Liz and even Shelli are her Beta Bitch's, as she was controlling them in the game and they were allies who worked for her.
- Arch-Enemy: Vanessa has quite a few of these. Its not surprising considering what she's done and how many people she's betrayed throughout the game.
- John. Probably the biggest contender as her one true enemy throughout the entire game. John and Vanessa have been on opposing sides with John being the Big Good and Vanessa being the Big Bad of the season.Vanessa has always viewed John as a threat to her game. John has always been onto Vanessa and her tactics. He acknowleged in a DR session that he has been onto Vanessas game since the beginning but has never been able to do anything about it. Vanessa has been Johns number one target for the entire game and he has told numerous houseguests this. John has also said that he does not like the way Vanessa plays the game, using intimidation and bullying. John even flat out called Vanessa out on her behaviour, even referring to Vanessa as The Bully to her face. Vanessa did not take this well and she ended up targeting him even more than before. After John is evicted and comes back after winning the jury re-entry competition, John decides to play Enemy Mine and make a Deal with the Devil by aligning with Vanessa. It doesnt end well as Vanessa ends up going back to targetting him. In the Final 4, Vanessa ends up being the sole vote to evict him and he is sent to jury as the eighth jury member. It is very obvious that John and Vanessa had no loyalties to each other as John said after he was evicted a second time that he would have evicted Vanessa and not honored their Final 2 deal. There is also the fact that John and Vanessa had strongly conflicting personalities and they just did not like each other or respect each other on a personal level.
- Becky. Vanessa describes Becky as this in a DR in Episode 24 (Week 8). The biggest reason why Vanessa viewed Becky as an enemy is because Becky was onto Vanessa and was planning on comign after her. Becky ends up winning Head of Household and targeting Vanessa for eviction. Vanessa thought that she was untouchable and invincible and that she would never touch the block. After Becky backdoors Vanessa once Steve won the Power of Veto, Vanessa throws a temper tantrum at Becky, saying that she will get revenge against her for putting her on the block. Vanessa gets so angry at Becky that she ends up personally attacking Becky calling her a cold hearted bitch and a mean person. Becky also showed that she clearly disliked Vanessa and did not respect her or her gameplay. Becky would constantly trash talk Vanessa to other houseguests, saying that she was a manipulative bitch who cries all the time and makes herself come off as a victim. Becky would also make fun of Vanessa by imitating her behaviour. For Becky, Vanessa was her number one enemy. For Vanessa, Becky was a secondary enemy in the game after John.
- Austin. The two started out as close allies in the game from the beginning. They had even made a promise that they would take each other to the end. However, at some point, Vanessa had made plans on back dooring Austin, Vanessa felt as though Austin was betraying her and turning on her. Vanessa claimed that she caught Austin lying and throwing her under the bus to other houseguests. Vanessa ended up forgiving Austin after he begged her for a second chance. But in Week 12, Vanessa made plans on targeting Austin once more. After John (her first target) had won the Final 5 Power of Veto, Vanessa replaced John with Austin. Austin, even though nominated, felt that he was safe against Steve on the block. But during the final 5 eviction, Vanessa ended up blindsiding Austin in the most dirty imaginable after the vote went to a tie and Vanessa broke it. Austin ended up extremely angry and bitter at Vanessa even going so far as saying that Vanessa will not get the jury votes if she makes it to the Final 2 chairs. Austin even said in his interview to Julie that he will make sure that Vanessa does not win the game. Vanessa ended up turning a once ally into a angry enemy. When Vanessa was cut at Final 3 by Steve, Austin was elated and happy to see that Vanessa was cut when she was so close to getting to the end and winning.
- James. James had been targeting Vanessa for a while. The reason for this is because Vanessa had been targeting and evicting James' allies one by one. She went after Jeff, Da'Vonne, Audrey and Jason, all of which were James' allies in the game. James has also been onto Vanessa and her gameplay, even openly stating tthat he does not respect the way Vanessa plays the game because she plays way too hard and aggressive. When James confronted Vanessa and told this to her face, Vanessa took it as a huge insult and targeted James even more than before. Vanessa also was after James because he was obviously targeting her allies, such as Shelli and Clay. James was the one who was responsible for Vanessa's allies, Shelli and Clay, being nominated and one of them going home (Clay). James saw that Vanessa was the most dangerous player in the game and had a strong desire to take her out. Unfortunately for him, he managed to fail. Despite James and Vanessa's differences in the game and them being on opposite sides of the house, James admits later on that if Vanessa were in the Final 2, he would have voted for her to win, despite him saying earlier on that he did not like the way Vanessa played the game.
- Attention Whore: It is obvious that many of Vanessa's antics or behaviour conducted in the game were mostly strategic on Vanessa's part. This includes her desire to be the centre of attention at all times. One could assume that Vanessa acted confrontational with other houseguests because she seriously loved the drama and the attention that came along with it. Vanessa will also cry out of the blue, even when there is no reason for her to be crying in the first place. She did this because she wanted attention and sympathy from the other houseguests. It is clear that Vanessa is a mega Drama Queen who loves drama for the hell of it. Vanessa's attention seeking ways managed to turn off many of the other houseguests.
- A Simple Plan: To avoid getting blood on her hands in the game by carrying out the plan to backdoor Austin herself, Vanessa draws out a plan with Jackie to have James and Liz throw the Week 5 Battle of the Block comp, so Jackie can backdoor Austin instead. Unfortunately, this plan also involved intentionally not clueing in Liz on the plan once Julia traded places with her or on Austin's statement that he wanted to sell out Julia so he can go to jury with Liz, to keep her head in the game. It backfires on them when Liz wins the comp, leaving Clay and Becky on the block and Vanessa in power... and having to do the thing she didn't want to do, target Austin. Vanessa chose to keep Liz in the dark through the POV, despite her worry that it could backfire again should Liz win the comp without knowing everything (she didn't, Clay did). Vanessa, questioning whether it is a good idea to blow up the Sixth Sense alliance by ousting Austin, then began to reconsider the plan betraying Jason, Meg, James and Jackie in the process and exposing her other alliance after she, Clay and Shelli agreed upon putting up Jason as a replacement nominee after Clay wins the POV. This came back to bite her alliance when James won HoH without a BoB twist, and led to Clay's eviction, possibly starting the descent of Sixth Sense anyway particularly with Vanessa ending up as Becky's backdoor target in Week 7 (Becky failed to get her evicted).
- Bait the Dog/Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: During pre season and the first couple of weeks of the season, Vanessa seemed like she would be a likeable houseguest. Fans rooted for her because she seemed to be very intelligent and could possibly be a really strong female player. However, as the weeks passed, Vanessa's true colors came out and it was evident that she was a very unlikeable person. Instead of being a likeable and strong female houseguest that the audience had hope for, Vanessa revealed herself to be a very mean, aggressive, hateful and domineering individual who was also a drama queen who cried too much for attention. She progressively got worse as the season went on to the point where her popularity amongst the audience dropped so low that she became one of the most hated or disliked houseguests of the season. Even after the season is long over, there are still a large and vocal group of Big Brother fans who hate her guts. They even managed transfer their feelings of disdain and hatred towards Vanessa out on her younger sister, Tiffany, who became a houseguest on Big Brother 18.
- Believing Their Own Lies: Every time that Vanessa opens her mouth, she is lying about something. She states that she hates people who lie to her, yet she has no problem doing it herself. Vanessa lies so much but she doesn't seem to realize that she is lying herself. And when she is lying, she has a tendency to believe that what she is saying is the truth or is reality. Vanessa will use mind games while lying to other people by trying to convince them that she is telling the truth while they are the ones who are lying when it is very apparent when Vanessa is the one doing the lying and the deceiving in the first place.
- Berserk Button/Hypocrite: Vanessa really hates liars and can tell when someone is lying. This is odd because she's lied to pretty much every houseguest in telling them they were safe, while secretly plotting their demise. Whenever Vanessa caught a houseguest in a lie or if she discovered that someone in the house was going against her or wanted her out of the house, she would get very angry and resort to bullying people.
- Big Applesauce: Vanessa was born in New York. However, she currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada because she has a career as a professional poker player.
- Big Bad: Could be considered to be the overall villain of the season, which is the opposite of John (John and Vanessa were each other's one true Arch-Enemy and the two butted heads for the entire game) who could be seen as the overall The Hero and Big Good. Vanessa is an Alpha Bitch, an Evil Genius, The Bully, a Consummate Liar, and a Manipulative Bitch. She is easily being portrayed as the villain and she is one of the most hated houseguests of the season with a mild 0% Approval Rating from the viewers. It doesn't help that she is extremely aggressive and that she seems to take pleasure in bullying people and emotionally manipulating others. She has also lied to and backstabbed almost every single houseguest with little to no remorse. She will start fights with people but then blame the other person for starting the fight while she plays the victim card. Vanessa is also a dirty player who has gotten personal and petty during the game. Many of her moves have been personal and she unnecessarily treated other houseguests terribly. Her status as villain was briefly downplayed during Week 11, when she solidified an alliance with John and Steve. However, she went back to being the villain in Week 12 after she targets John, the fan favorite. It was clear that she was the most dangerous player of the entire season. Vanessa had played the role of The Man Behind the Man aka the puppet master that controlled everything. Vanessa has many The Dragon's working for her and doing her dirty work for her (Austin, Shelli, Clay, Liz, Julia, Steve). Vanessa was the biggest threat to everyone's game. Although Austin, Shelli, Julia and Liz were obvious villains that were unlikeable, Vanessa was the major danger and threat.
- Bi the Way: Vanessa has dated men in the past but she is currently involved in a relationship with a woman named Mel. Vanessa has said on the live feeds that she was married but that her husband Chad (who was also a poker player) had gotten cancer and then he died. Vanessa said that after her husband was diagnosed with cancer, she had gotten a divorce from him. She has expressed guilt for doing such a thing, feeling like she should have supported him through his illness more. See Lipstick Lesbian.
- Bitch Alert: Vanessa is a very emotional, volatile and aggressive person. She is also The Bully who likes to intimidate people to get her way. She is a bitch and she seems to make it known to everyone that she likes to be the one in control. Vanessa doesn't seem to care that she backstabs and lies to people as long as she gets her way. She obviously believes that she is the one who runs the house. Vanessa can walk into a room and everyone would be able to sense or feel her major bitch vibe. She also come across as very intimidating.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Vanessa originally presented herself as someone who was friendly and approachable. But with time, she exposed her true personality. She ended up being a huge Alpha Bitch who was controlling, manipulative and confrontational. She's also a bully who likes to constantly pick fights with other houseguests for the hell of it. And she's also a Drama Queen and an Attention Whore who completely thrives off of drama and fighting. If she doesn't get the attention she wants, she'll throw a temper tantrum or end up treating everyone else like garbage. Vanessa appeared to best likeable preseason and during the start of the game that it was an absolutely disappointment for many fans because they believed her to be someone who was going to impress them with her excellent gameplay as well as be a likeable houseguests worth rooting for. Boy, were the fans completely misled by Vanessa when her true colors showed.
- Blood Knight: Vanessa is a big competitor and she is not one to back down from a fight. She has won a lot of competitions (she won a total of 4 Head of Household titles and 3 Power of Veto titles). She is also very impulsive and Hot-Blooded and she doesn't seem to think before she acts. If she doesn't win competitions to fight against the other houseguests, she will resort to using strategy and manipulation. If strategy and manipulation do not work, then she will resort to intimidation or bullying tactics to achieve her goals in the game. Vanessa has a very aggressive, "guns blazing" attitude.
- Brooklyn Rage: Vanessa is originally from New York (White Plains, New York to be exact), but she currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada because she is a professional poker player for a living. Vanessa definitely displays the attitude and the personality of someone who is from New York, in that she has a very aggressive and Hot-Blooded personality.
- The Bully: Vanessa has used intimidating tactics on other houseguest to get information out of them, and came off as a major bully. John has told Vanessa to her face that she was this, and did not like or respect her bullying ways. Vanessa also has a habit of starting fights with people, and crying afterwards as a way of emotionally manipulating people.
- Bad Boss: Vanessa was seen to treat her allies very poorly. Even though she has so many people willing to do all of her diary work for her and are willing to be loyal to her, despite her intolerable personality, she doesn't seem to understand that the game of Big Brother is a social game. In order to win in the end, one needs a strong social game where the fellow houseguest are treated with kindness. Vanessa not only treated her enemies horribly, but she would be pretty awful to her close allies, such as Austin and Steve for example. Austin was very loyal to her since the beginning, but Vanessa would often intimidate Austin and try to humiliate him simply because she enjoyed watching him be uncomfortable. And she didn't always treat Steve very nicely either. When Steve was nominated alongside John, Vanessa went out of her way to call him out and start an argument with him about him starting an four or five person alliance with John to try to get Vanessa out of the house. She had no problem making Steve panic in front of the house, showing that she is little to no regard for her allies feelings.
- Broken Tears: She fell apart when she broke a tie and voted Austin out of the house because he was in a showmance, and he called her out that she wouldn't win the jury vote, and she knew it.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Her poker experience definitely showed in running the game alongside Shelli, but she's very emotional. In fact, the first live feed moment we saw is Vanessa crying about missing her girlfriend. Ironically enough, Vanessa has stated that she went to law school before entering the professional poker circuit, which would have made her a half-literal interpretation of this trope had she not changed career paths.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Despite Steve frequently lying to her and proving to be an untrustworthy ally, Vanessa would not pull the trigger on getting him eliminated because she felt she needed him when it came down between her and the "Austwins." This proved to ultimately be her downfall.
- The Chessmaster: Despite, presumably, wearing her emotions on her sleeve, Vanessa has time and again managed to manipulate the house into getting the game to go her way. Right down to making it two the Final 5 and contending with two "Final 2 Pairings" note and successfully breaking them up.
- Consummate Liar: Vanessa is probably the biggest liar in the entire house. If Vanessa is openingher mouth, then she is most likely telling a lie. She doesnt seem to feel bad or guilty for lying either. Vanessa was caught in a few lies in later weeks, increasing the target on her back. One in particular occurred when Becky outed Vanessa's Week 5 plan to get out Austin: in Week 9, when Austin earns his first HOH, Vanessa lies to him about having James throw the POV competition to enact the backdoor plan she later bailed out on. She eventually admits she knew about the plan when Austin asks her upfront about it later on.
- Dirty Coward: Repeatedly stated how much she hated when people lied to her and betrayed her to get farther in the game. Yet, she had consistently said that she was willing to backstab and betray people to get father in the game herself. She had made so many Final 2 deals throughout the game with numerous people (she had Final 2 deals with Steve, Julia, Austin, Liz, John, etc) and had thrown all of them under the bus to each other at one point. Therefore, it only made Vanessa come off as disloyal, backstabbing and shady. An example of this is her making a Final 2 deal with Austin and making promises that she will want to get to the end with him, yet she does him extremely dirty by nominating him and then blindsiding him unnecessarily. Vanessa also made a Final 2 deal with Julia, promising that she will take her to the end, yet she ends up voting her out. Vanessa said that she wanted to go to the end with John; therefore, she made a Final 2 deal with him. However, she had no intentions of upholding the deal she made with John and had no problems with voting him out at Final 4. Vanessa was even going to throw Steve to the wolves without any regret and had planned on backstabbing him at Final 3 shall she win the final HOH. And Steve is somebody whom she had loyalty for the majority of the game! It is clear Vanessa had no problem with being a dirty player and throwing people, including her own allies, under the bus. When she does end up backstabbing people, she will blame someone else for her actions, cry and then play the victim card. Vanessa may have been a strong player but she was also a big time coward as she never owned up to her lies, her manipulation, her intimidation, her bullying tactics and her deceptive behaviour. She would even lie about her game and her intentions during her DR sessions. All in all, Vanessa is the epitome of a scumbag player.
- Drama Queen: Vanessa was the biggest drama queen in the entire house. She would get overly emotional about almost everything. She seemed to thrive off of starting drama with other houseguests. Hence, the reason why she resorted to displaying intimidating and bullying behaviour. Vanessas MO was to start fights with houseguests so that they would become a target. Any houseguest that Vanessa wanted out would end up having some kind of an altercation with her. Vanessa would then end up making the other houseguest look like the bad guy by blaming them instead of taking responsibility for her own behaviour and actions. She would then cry and try to pass herself off as a poor victim that was done wrong by the person she started a fight with. Vanessa has cried so much in the house that she seriously rivals Amber Sivayus (from Big Brother 8), GinaMarie Zimmerman (from Big Brother 15) and Helen Kim (from Big Brother 15) for the title of Houseguest Who Has Cried The Most In Big Brother History. Drama queen is basically Vanessas first, middle and last name.
- Entitled Bitch: Vanessa would act completely spoiled and bratty when things didn't go as she planned. She would throw a temper tantrum and pout when things didnt turn out the way she wanted them too. Vanessa says that she absolutely hates liars and backstabbers, yet she was the biggest backstabber and liar in the house. She had thrown everyone under the bus at one point or another. But she apparently had a major problem or issue with anyone that did it to her. She had shown an entitled attitude regarding the houseguests, even saying that anyone that betrayed her would not have her loyalty or her vote at the end. Vanessa showed this bitter and entitled attitude on finale night after Steve evicted her at Final 3. Because Steve evicted her, Vanessa ended up voting for Liz over Steve, even though it was clear that Steve played a better game than Liz all season and that what Steve did by evicting Vanessa was a good game move. The funny thing is that Vanessa said that if the roles were reversed and she had won Final 3 HOH, she would have planned on cutting Steve as well. Vanessa displayed nothing but an entitled attitude all season and she came off as a spoiled, bratty child throwing a temper tantrum and crying because she didnt get her way.
- Evil Genius: Vanessa is very smart, manipulative and crafty. She is aware of everything that goes on in the house. She always thought up brilliant plans in order to save herself. Vanessa is The Strategist who is always one step ahead of all of the houseguests. Strategically she dominated the entire season by a long shot. She is a professional poker player after all.
- Evil Is Petty: Vanessa has played the game rather dirty. She has resorted to intimidation tactics and bullying to further herself in the game. She also doesn't seem to feel guilty or bad about lying to people constantly and backstabbing them. Vanessa says that she hates when people lie to her and betray her and gets upset and angered when others do so but she has no problem with doing it herself. A lot of her game moves have been mostly personal for the most part. Vanessa likes to think of herself as strategic player by she has played very personal.
- Fatal Flaw: Vanessa has two notable ones, both leading to Steve eliminating her in the Final 3.
- Whenever Vanessa found a target, she would blow up at them and instigate a fight before they would eventually be eliminated. In week 9 she did this to Steve, only to change her mind at the last minute and get everyone to flip the vote onto Johnny Mac. She expected Steve to be grateful to this. Steve saw it as a sign to eliminate her before the Final 2.
- Despite being the leader of her Alliance between herself, Austin, and the twins, Vanessa also finds herself the most expendable of the four when it comes to loyalty. Because she frequently instigated fights with other house guests, she found herself lacking any other allies outside of Steve, who frequently lied to her, and Johnny Mac, who she could not get a read on what his motives were. Vanessa ultimately chooses Steve as her final ally over Johnny Mac, which leads to her own elimination.
- Final Boss: Vanessa was the houseguest who was opposing Steve. Steve was the only remaining houseguest who was originally from the other side of the house. However, Vanessa lost the final HOH, leading to Steve backdooring her, making her the final person to be evicted.
- Genre Blindness: In Week 7, Vanessa (knowing she could end up as that week's target for eviction) decides to make a deal with Becky to keep her from being put up on the block as a replacement nominee. Vanessa, however, failed to learn the lesson that Shelli learned the previous week that making deals with the HoH to keep you off the eviction block won't work if you are their intended target, and therefore they do not owe you to honor said deal. Least she expects it, Becky decides to put Vanessa up on the block when Steve wins the POV and takes himself off, going forward with her backdoor plan to get her out, which doesn't work.
- Gratuitous French: Vanessa busts out a French phrase that translates to "Well, shoot. Damn, really?" after the botched Battle of the Block competition in Week 5.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard:
- Vanessa allowed Clay and Shelli to convince her to go against the Week 5 plan of evicting Austin following his conversation with Jason about the twins, which Jason quickly spread around the house, infuriating Julia, one of the twins. Instead of putting Austin as a replacement nominee when Clay planned to use the Veto as agreed with the House, Clay and Shelli listened to Austin's pleas, and got Vanessa to backdoor Jason instead. This not only exposed the Sixth Sense, but got both Clay and Shelli nominated the next week when James, one of the three houseguests in the alliance opposing Sixth Sense (which included Jason before his eviction), won HoH with no BoB twistnote , which lead to Clay's eviction when James also won the Veto. Vanessa then had to face the block with Shelli when her alliance couldn't regain the HoH.
- One of the most recent classic examples of the trope: She had her hands over the eviction of every single jury member, and when she ended up becoming the final jury member when she failed the last question in the finale HoH gamenote , it was now possible for those jury members to throw their support behind the sole survivor of the houseguests not in The Sixth Sense in the game's first half, leading to Steve winning over her Sixth Sense comrade, Liz (who still finished second, won $50,000, and was crying when Steve spared her.)
- Hysterical Woman: Vanessa is genuinely insane and crazy. She has constant emotional breakdowns and she goes through Freak Out! nearly on a daily basis. She is constantly seen to be crying or breaking down even at the smallest things. She can't seem to keep a control over her emotions and she displays constant erratic behavior. Because of her constant emotional breakdowns, many fans have been led to believe that Vanessa is definitely mentally and emotionally unstable. Even though she hasn't been officially diagnosed with any mental illness, there is no doubt that she suffers from some kind of mental disorder(s) considering how overly emotional and unstable she comes across.
- Idiot Ball: Much to Shelli's shock upon smelling it, Vanessa accidentally sprays her hair with disinfectant in Week 7 (while the two were discussing who Becky might target for eviction), mistaking it for a can of hairspray.
- Jerkass: Vanessa has such a majorly unpleasant personality. She is very much an Alpha Bitch who likes to control everyone. She constantly bullies people and starts fights with others. Vanessa is also an Attention Whore and a Drama Queen who likes to make up lies about other houseguests and then pretend that they are turning against her so that she can place targets on them. She is incredibly confrontational and is always getting into arguments with others. Vanessa is also highly bitchy and catty and doesn't appear to get along with the other women in the house.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Vanessa is technically bisexual since she was once married to a man who ended up dying of illness. However, she now self identities as a lesbian and she has a fiancée named Mel. Even though Vanessa is more on the tomboyish side, she's definitely not masculine or manly enough to be considered a Butch Lesbian since she's still somewhat feminine (she styles her hair and wears makeup) despite her tomboyish qualities.
- Manipulative Bitch/Magnificent Bitch: Vanessa is the biggest liar and manipulator in the house. She is The Chessmaster, an Evil Genius, The Strategist and The Brute all in one meaning she is a very dangerous player. Vanessa is brilliant and manipulative; she always knows what everyone else is planning and what is going on in the house. Her reads on houseguests and the dynamics of the house are pretty accurate for the most part. Vanessa always has a plan and if her first plan doesn't work out, she will create or orchestrate a new plan. Vanessa always has a goal in mind and she is The Determinator when it comes to her achieving it. She is willing to backstab and lie in order to achieve her goals and he agenda. Although she is not particularly likeable and charismatic, she is still able to take on The Leader role and get people to listen to her. Although she did not win, she could still hold the title for the most deadly player of the season.
- Nice Hat: Often wears various, usually knit, hats. For example, the black hat in the intro.
- Playing Both Sides: Tried doing this in Week 5 by reaching out to the four houseguests not already aligned (James, Jackie, Jason and Meg, all of whom would end up aligning as part of the After Dark Crew) to help her and the rest of the Sixth Sense alliance get rid of Austin. It fails when Vanessa decides against going forward with her plan, ultimately making her, Shelli and Clay targets with the other side of the house in the process and costing Clay and Shelli their games.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: She and Clay both say in episode 17, "I'm stuck between a rock and a hard place".
- The Strategist: Her strategical skills as a poker player play a minor part in how she's managed to craft her game strategy. Vanessa immediately has a specific gameplan for who that week's HOH should target each week they're in power, based on rumors she's heard or factual statements she's been told directly or through a third-party... or so it seems.
- Team Mom: Described as this for the Sixth Sense alliance by Liz in Episode 21 (Week 7).
- What the Hell, Hero?: Vanessa starts to doubt her trust in Shelli and Clay when Shelli excludes her in her (later semi-unhonored) deal with James to keep her, Clay and off the block. Shelli then blows off Vanessa when she tries to tell Shelli she will be loyal to them to the end after the Week 6 nomination ceremony, with the latter taking it personally, and culminating in an argument in which Clay outright blames Vanessa for reversing course on the Austin backdoor plan that caused Jason's eviction and resulted in him and Shelli being put targeted by James,note which Vanessa called Clay out on the fact that it was their plan (not solely hers). Shelli and Vanessa did make up in the end, although Shelli's partner Clay was evicted, and Shelli and Vanessa became the next pair up for eviction.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Accused by Becky of invoking this in Week 8 during a conversation with Liz, Julia and Austin, regarding her shifting allegiances (particularly her failed attempt to give Austin the boot, and her close alignment with Shelli and Clay before helping spearhead their evictions).Becky: If you don't serve a benefit [to Vanessa], you can be backdoored any second.
- In the jury house vignette seen on Week 8's eviction episode, Shelli notes that she feels Vanessa considered her and Clay expendable, and was responsible for their evictions.
John Robert "Johnny Mac" McGuire (Juror #08)
John Robert "Johnny Mac" McGuire (Juror #08)
Born: Jun 28th, 1987 (at time of competition: 28)
Hometown: Scranton, PA
Current Residence: Jefferson Township, PA
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: 4 note
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note
Number Of Times Nominated: 9 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 3 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: Whackstreet Boys Punishment note
Finished: Placed 4th (14th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #8)
Evicted: Evicted 1-0 VS. LIZ note
HOH Evicted Under: STEVE (in Week 12)
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- 100% Adoration Rating: A large majority of the Big Brother viewing audience loves John, and he seemed like the clear favorite to win "America's Favourite Houseguest" at the end of the season. The only other houseguests that could possibly come close to John are James (who did win) and Jason.
- The Ace: John has shown to be the strongest male competitor alongside James, and has come in second or third place in almost all of the POV and HOH competitions. He has also won a Battle of the Block competition and has four POV wins under his belt.
- Action Hero: John has shown that despite his size, he is a very strong competitor. He has won quite a few competitions and has also come in the top three in many other comps, won a "Battle of the Block" and four POV's. John is also very good at endurance competitions and has come in the top three in both of them, and came in second in several other POV and HOH competitions. Liz and Clay even referred to John as being the "Veto King". In fact, it's safe to say that John is the official "Power of Veto King" of the season, as in Week 12, John won his fourth consecutive Power of Veto, tying him with James Rhine (from Big Brother 6 and Big Brother All Stars) and Shane Meaney (from Big Brother 14) for most POV wins won by a male houseguest in a single season.
- Action Survivor: John survived an incredible seven out of NINE times put on the block and even managed to win his way back into the game when he finally got evicted. Sadly, he still ended up going out of the game only a few weeks later, for real this time.
- Adorkable: John is very nerdy, adorable and lovable. He is also very smart and intelligent, although he does not show it. John's likablility is mostly due to the fact that he is an introvert and is a bit of a loner, adding to his nerd status.
- Ascended Fanboy: John is actually a superfan of Big Brother and has been watching the show since Big Brother 2. He has also applied to be a contestant on the show since Big Brother 9. Although, his fellow houseguests do not know of his superfan status, as John stated that he planned on hiding his this as strategy.
- All-Loving Hero: John doesn't seem to show any strong personal dislike or hatred towards any of his fellow houseguests, and is generally kind and polite to everyone; in point of fact, having never badmouthed or trash talked his fellow houseguests. John even managed treat Vanessa who has been his main enemy with as much kindness as possible.
- All of the Other Reindeer: John is loved by the viewers of the show, but everyone that was in the house with him (aside from Steve) seemed to really like gossiping about John behind his back. He was Locked Out of the Loop from being part of alliances for the most part, only forming one with Clelli and Steve. He tried to form one with Becky, but she only saw him as a friend.
- Annoying Laugh: John's guffawing "DUHUHAHUH" laugh is one of the most goofy and obnoxious there is, and Zingbot is proud to call him out over it.
- Vanessa. She has been John's main enemy throughout the game. While John is seen as The Hero and the Big Good, Vanessa is portrayed as the Big Bad (or the villain) of the season. To use Batman analogy, Vanessa could be seen as The Joker to John's Batman (Bruce Wayne). John states Vanessa as being his one true enemy in the DR in Episode 25 (Week 8). Aside from the fact that John doesn't really care for Vanessa on a personal level because of her emotional personality and pushiness, and her gameplay style, there is also the fact that Vanessa threw John's name out as a target for many weeks. She also had a hand in evicting or targeting almost every single one of his friends and allies (such as Jeff, Clay, Shelli and Becky). Vanessa also trash-talked John behind his back and tried to personally slander him to other houseguests in the name of the game, to make him into an even bigger target. John openly told Vanessa to her face that he thought of her as a bully, and does not like when she cries and yells at people to try to intimidate them into getting information. It's very clear that John does not respect Vanessa as a gameplayer and that she is his #1 target.
- Austin. He became an enemy of John's after nominating him and his closest ally, Steve, in Week 9. While John didn't actively dislike Austin, he obviously did not trust him since Austin had been targeting him on a personal level, as Austin disliked or maintained an Irrational Hatred towards John since the start of the game, although it could be assumed that this could have been because Austin was jealous of John's likability and popularity. John did get back at Austin for having him evicted when he cast the tiebreaker-making vote against Austin in the first of the Week 11 Double Evictions that led Vanessa to be the deciding vote to evict Austin, causing John to finally got vengeance or revenge against him.
- Audience Surrogate: Many fans see the show through John's eyes. A lot of the time, John said exactly what the viewers thought.
- Back from the Dead: John was evicted by a unanimous vote in Week 9, but won the jury re-entry competition, only to be evicted for good three weeks later during the Week 12 Double Eviction.
- Badass Adorable: John is a strong competitor, but he is also very endearing and loveable at the same time.
- Badass Beard: More like a Badass Chinstrap. Despite also having a Beard of Sorrow, because he is the ultimate underdog of the season and had the toughest ride in the house, he's also totally underestimated in the game. Although, he did prove that he can really compete when he wants to.
- Badass Bookworm: John is very intelligent and book smart, having graduated college with a degree in finance and attended medical school (he is a dentist, after all).
- Badass in Distress: John was constantly used as a pawn in the game by other houseguests and because of this, frequently found himself on the block, causing him to have to either save himself by winning POV's or through votes against another houseguest. In some ways, John kind of made this possible by asking to be nominated and used as a pawn. By the time he was evicted again in Week 12, he was on the block a total of nine times, tying Spencer Clawson (Big Brother 15) and Victoria Rafaeli (Big Brother 16) for the most eviction nominations against a single contestant in a single season.
- Bash Brothers: With Clay and Steve. John saw both of them as allies; in fact, he did not take it too well when Clay was evicted in Week 6. After Clay was evicted, Steve basically took Clay's spot as his closest ally.
- Battle Couple: With Becky. Although John and Becky were not in an official showmance and were just friends, they were a strong duo in the game. Their alliance was very much under the radar for the majority of the game as John and Becky decided to keep their alliance as secret as possible. John and Becky also showed that they were very strong competitors and even Clay, Shelli and Liz said that John and Becky were the "power couple" of the season.
- Battle of Wits: Often with Vanessa. According to one of his DR sessions, John was onto Vanessa's game since the beginning, as he has been observing her behaviour and actions throughout the season and knew that she had a hand in almost every single eviction during his time in the house. Vanessa realized that John was onto her and saw her as a target, leading Vanessa to resort to targeting John and trying to slander him personally throughout the house.
- Beard of Sorrow: John started out as clean shaven, but over the course of the season, he began growing a beard or "chin strap". Interestingly enough, during the time that he has been growing his facial hair, he openly admitted that he had been feeling down and depressed because he had lost allies in the game.
- Befriending the Enemy: Although Vanessa had been his main enemy for the entire game, when he came back after his brief eviction in Week 9 and won the jury competition, John decided to "befriend" Vanessa and align with her, instead of staying enemies. Some fans argued that Vanessa aligning with John made her more likeable and easier to root for.
- Being Good Sucks: John is one of the nicest and most genuine houseguests in the house, yet his fellow houseguests took him for granted by either constantly trying to use him for their own game strategy or constantly talking badly about him behind his back because of the constant paranoia surrounding him.
- Berserk Button: John does not like bullying or intimidating behaviour. In fact, when Vanessa resorted to intimidating and bullying him for information, John called Vanessa out on this to her face. It is clear that he doesn't tolerate yelling and bullying others under any circumstances, and it strongly bothers him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: John is generally nice, polite and genuine, but he is not to be underestimated. During the season, he has shown that he is a huge threat, especially on a competitive and mental level. John has also said that although he has no personal issues with any of his fellow houseguests, he has no problem with having to resort to turning on people in the game in order to progress himself further.
- Beware the Quiet Ones: In his DR entries or on the show, John comes off very eccentric, funny and quirky, but on the feeds, he is the complete opposite and is actually very shy, quiet and introverted, even a loner. However, despite his calm, gentle and introverted nature, he has shown that competitively, he is a huge threat and that he should not be overlooked or underestimated by his fellow houseguests.
- Big Brother Instinct/Big Brother Mentor: John has exhibited this towards Clay and Steve, seeming to show a protective side towards the both of them. In Week 6, John was so upset when Clay was nominated and, later, evicted that he even cried. John has also shown protectiveness towards Steve by looking out for him in regards to his behaviour in the house, and also showing concern for his wisdom tooth.
- Big Damn Heroes: John won the Power of Veto in Week 12 as the number of houseguest went down to the Final 5 and was the tie-creating vote against Austin which led to HOH Vanessa having to be the deciding vote to evict Austin. A lot of fans say that Austin's eviction was the best blindside of the season and thanked John for making it happen.
- Big Good: Considered to be The Hero, The Heart, and the All-Loving Hero of the season, as John is the kindest and most noble of the Season 17 houseguests. He was kind and good-hearted and was never mean to anyone during the game, and had shown to have a caring and gentle personality that made him so likeable. He could be considered the opposite of Vanessa, who is considered to be the Big Bad.
- Birds of a Feather: With Steve. Both are Adorkable, eccentric, quirky, nerdy and both are superfans of Big Brother (although nobody in the house, including Steve, knew about John's superfan status).
- Born Lucky: John is constantly nominated and used as a pawn, yet he had shown that he is able to compete and win competitions when he has to.
- Breakout Character: John is easily the most popular houseguest of the season and is generally well liked by the television and live feed viewers. Most of this reasoning has to do with John being very hilarious and funny in his DR sessions, as well as having the most genuine and down-to-earth personality in the house. It is pretty evident that John is the favorite to win the "America's Favorite Houseguest" prize at the end of the season. Yet, somehow, James managed to get an even bigger reception.
- Break the Cutie: From the beginning of the game, John was constantly used as a pawn by his fellow houseguests and was repeatedly nominated for eviction, mainly as a pawn to try and get out the in-power HOH's real target. On top of the fact that everybody seemed to use him for their own benefit and take him for granted, John also lost friends and allies he made during the competition left and right from week to week. It didn't help matters that Vanessa had basically bullied and intimidated him in front of the entire house to try and gain information from him, and made it her mission to slander John in the game by suggesting to other houseguests that he had a mood disorder, violent tendencies and possible mental instability, just because John had called Vanessa out on her behaviour and bullying tactics. All of this caused John to spiral into a depression in later weeks. Many of his fellow houseguests were also paranoid about him and believed that he is something that he was not, although John was unaware of the fact that his houseguests constantly talk about him behind his back and speculate about him.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Arguable or YMMV. Although John showed that he is very strong/solid on a competitive level, and very clutch in competitions especially when he needed to be, a lot of fans have said that John is weak and useless in other aspects in the game. While he has shown to be very intelligent, he didn't seem to come off that way and seemed more like a dumb and clueless guy who didn't understand the game (although this most likely could have been his strategy to try and conceal his superfan status). Some have said that John has the capabilities and smarts to possibly be a strong strategic player if he wanted to, but never seemed to follow through. Others said that although John is very smart, he did not have a very strong social game and seemed to keep to himself instead of building alliances with other houseguests to ensure his safety. Some fans have even considered John to be a "floater" and believe that he didn't really do anything in terms of game or social strategy. It is clear that John is intelligent (he went to medical school, after all!), but didn't seem to use his smarts when he should have. Adding to this, John also tended to throw competitions when he really shouldn't have. However, it may seem as though he just didn't want to ruffle feathers or get blood on his hands.
- Broken Tears: John cried when Clay and Shelli were nominated in Week 6, and when Clay asked John to promise him to vote him out over Shelli. John also apparently cried again when James decided to not use the POV at the POV ceremony and both Clay and Shelli remained on the block together.
- Broken Pedestal: Constantly thought highly of Clay and Shelli and was extremely loyal to them to a fault, to the point of almost being a slave for them, yet they would sometimes throw him under the bus. There were times when they would even say that John is expendable to them, despite his loyalty. Clay and Shelli also seemed to have no problem with putting John on the block and asking him to throw competitions which would risk his safety in the game. Despite Clay and Shelli always using John and taking him for granted, John still loved them, was loyal to a fault to them and even cried when they were nominated and evicted. Some fans showed frustration with John when it came to his Undying Loyalty to Clay and Shelli, stating that they don't understand why John would be so loyal to a pair that didn't really seem to have his back or his best interests at heart.
- Brutal Honesty: John is very honest and frank in expressing what he thinks, and had no problem spilling the truth tea. An example of this is when Vanessa had confronted John about their fight in Week 8, when he told Vanessa to her face that she was a bully and did not like her behaviour during their spat. John also had no problem with openly saying that if he won HOH, Vanessa would be his target.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
- Despite his eccentricities, he proved to be a very intelligent and smart player, using his dental knowledge to nearly expose the twins and remembered a moving shapes exercise he had to take as part of his dentistry exam to dominate the third veto competition.
- Averted in real life, as according to his co-workers at home in his Week 8 hometown montage, John does act professionally in the office.
- Butt-Monkey: John was nominated the most times out of the houseguests during season 17, repeatedly being used mainly as a pawn. Not to mention many of his fellow houseguests were very suspicious/paranoid about him, believing that he was something that he is not (such as America's Player, MVP, or that he was related to another houseguest). After John called her out while discussing their earlier confrontation, Vanessa decided to personally slander John to the other houseguests, suggesting that John might have a mood disorder or violent tendencies just because he had the guts to tell her he thought she was a bully. John also gets ostracized by other houseguests because he is also very introverted, a loner and doesn't really fit in with any of the alliances in the house.
- The Cassandra/Cassandra Truth: According to a DR session, John had been onto Vanessa and her game from Week 2 on, having observed her patterns and behaviour in the game while nobody was paying attention. He made a note that anybody that Vanessa will start arguments with players she wanted to target, and tried to recruit other houseguests to have her selected target get evicted afterwards. As John stated, anybody that Vanessa yells at/fights with winds up being evicted. John tried to clue in the other houseguests (such as Clay, Shelli, Austin, Liz, Julia, etc.) about Vanessa's antics, but after John exposed Vanessa for doing this after arguing with her in Week 8, the entire house began targeting Vanessa, putting her on everybody's radar (although they were unsuccessful in getting her out).
- The Chew Toy: He was constantly used as a pawn in the game, consistently being put on the block by other houseguests because he is an easy nominee. The houseguests in power also tried to get him to throw competitions, risking his safety in the process. There was also a lot of paranoia surrounding John; many of the houseguests felt that he was not who he said he is, and that he could possibly be a part of a twist.
- Cloudcuckoolander: He certainly came off as odd, and seemed lost in a lot of conversations. He is also loud, hilarious and zany in his DR sessions, which contributed to his popularity with the audience. However, outside of his DR sessions, he is actually very down-to-earth, calm, cool and collected and a lot of his reads on the game or the house can be somewhat accurate. It is clear that John's eccentricities and oddness could possibly have been part of his strategy to throw other houseguests off. According to his friends, family, co-workers and patients, John is actually very smart and is playing the game very dumb.
- Competition Freak: John has shown to be competitive and has won multiple competitions, primarily in POV comps.
- The Confidant: For Steve. John exhibited a Big Brother Instinct towards him and looked out for Steve as much as possible, even letting him know if he is behaving odd or annoying people.
- Cool Loser: Although very likable and funny, John didn't seem to really fit into any particular group or alliance in the house, seemingly playing the game solo more than anything else and coming off as a loner and outsider. John even admitted that he was a nerd and loner in high school, only having a couple of friends that he usually hung out with.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: John comes off as quirky and eccentric, but he is a lot smarter than he let others believe. He was also very strong competitively and mentally, yet nobody really saw him as a huge threat that needed to be removed from the game. Some of the houseguests even suggested earlier on that targeting or evicting John would be a waste of an HOH, illustrating how underestimated he really was in the game.
- The Cutie: John is known to be very lovable and endearing, with a shy and introverted nature. He is also incredibly nice, kind and genuine. Hence why he was so popular with the audience as well as with many of the female fans, who go crazy over him.
- Deadpan Snarker: John is by far one of the funniest and most humorous houseguests of the season. In his DR sessions, he was known for being loud, hilarious, and zany. In the house, he was a lot quieter but he still exhibited a dry sense of humour, great comedic timing, and very witty and humorous with a one-liner always on the ready.
- Death Glare: John supposedly gave one to Austin, much to his confusion, while Austin went to give him a hug following the Week 8 nomination ceremony.
- The Determinator: Despite constantly being used as a pawn in eviction nomination, John managed to survive in the game (except for his Week 9 and Week 12 evictions) by winning competitions when he had to.
- Determined Defeatist: Faced the most adversity in the game, yet he still fought as hard as he could despite all the odds placed against him. He was never included in any major alliances in the house, yet he always tried to save himself somehow despite not having the best social game and being the outsider. Even when he was evicted the first time and came back into the game, he managed to fight as hard as he could, acknowledging that he knew he had to win all the competitions for the rest of the game in order for him to reach the end.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Sort of, when it came to Becky. John had a crush on her, but Becky only saw him as an ally and friend. John did acknowledge that nothing romantic was going to happen between them though.
- Enemies Equals Greatness: John's main enemies in the game, Vanessa and Austin, had targeted him for different reasons. Vanessa targeted John because she saw him as a huge threat to her game, was intelligent and could not read him to figure out his gameplay plan. Austin targeted John because of his likeability and popularity. Vanessa's reasons for wanting John out were based on gameplay, while Austin's were purely personal and out of jealousy.
- Enemy Mine: Forms an alliance of sorts with Vanessa of all people upon returning to the house. It didn't last that long considering that Vanessa nominated and targeted him during the Week 11 Double Eviction and evicted him over Liz to put her in the Final 4.
- Face Death with Dignity: When Vanessa had won the final 4 Power of Veto, John came to the conclusion that he was the one that was going to be evicted by Vanessa's hand. During his eviction speech John even quoted Halo saying "If you expect me to beg..... You're going to be disappointed." John was a Graceful Loser and accepted his fate. He was also not bitter about losing and even said that Vanessa and Steve deserve to be at the end.
- The Fettered: Out of all of the houseguests, John is actually playing the game with the most honesty and integrity. He doesn't seem to be into lying and backstabbing as some of the other houseguests are and he for the most part, has proven to be a very loyal individual. John has also shown that he is the nicest of the group, having never trashtalked any of his fellow houseguests or put them down on a personal level.
- Four Is Death: He was evicted at final 4 after his Arch-Enemy Vanessa cast the sole vote to evict him.
- Geek Physique: Of the skinny type. However, John has been seen to be building more muscle due to lifting a lot of weights in the house. He also realizes and acknowledges that he will never be the overly athletic, muscular or buff guy that Austin is no matter how many weights he lifts.
- Genius Bruiser: He's intelligent (although he doesn't show it), a Badass Bookworm and a Guile Hero but he's also a good competitor and an Action Hero.
- The Good Guys Always Win: Subverted Trope. John was evicted over Liz (another villain) by the Big Bad and his Arch-Enemy Vanessa at the final 4. She was the sole vote to evict him.
- Good Is Not Dumb: John is genuine and nice, but he is also a very intelligent guy. He tends to hide his intelligence though as he chooses to play the clueless and dumb strategy to throw his fellow houseguests off.
- Good Is Not Nice: He's a nice guy but he's not to messed with. Since re entering the game, John has become more ruthless, basically saying that he "hates" everyone in the house because they all evicted him. He has also said he is willing to break deals with other people if he has to and make enemies. Although John is very personable and likeable, he has made it evident that he is in it to win it despite playing the dumb or floater strategy all game.
- Graceful Loser: John took his second eviction very well. He was not bitter at all and even admitted that he thinks Vanessa and Steve deserve to be in the finals. Interestingly enough, he was also not bitter during his first eviction either.
- Guile Hero: John has proven that although he does not show it, he can very smart, intelligent and strategic when he needs to be. In Week 6 (hours before the eviction ceremony), John decides to play head games by telling Clay that James told him Vanessa was trying to convince Shelli to target him the following week. He ends up admitting he made the whole thing up, but not before his interesting but questionable move a strategy done to try and aim the target toward Vanessa nearly causes Clay and James to come to blows (which would have caused Clay to be thrown out of the game) when Vanessa informs James of what Clay told him.
- Has a Type: John has openly said that he is drawn to or attracted to taller women, which is one of the reasons why he is so drawn to Becky, the tallest girl in the house. John also said that his crush among all of the Big Brother female houseguests is Amber Borzotra (from Big Brother 16), who is a model and a Statuesque Stunner at 5'10".
- The Heart: Probably the kindest and nicest houseguest of the season by far. John is genuine, nice and down to earth and has never made mean comments about any of his fellow houseguests.
- The Hero: Of the season. He's the kindest houseguest of the season by far. He was honest, loyal, good hearted and loved by the viewers very much like Donny last year. Because of this, it is highly probable that he will win the Americas Fave Houseguest prize at the end of the season.
- He Cleans Up Nicely: John is normally very casual and laid back when it comes to his attire but when he fixes himself up, actually dresses up and wears nicer clothing, he is actually very handsome.
- The Hero Dies: Considered to be "The Hero" of the season by many, but was evicted by a unanimous 5-0 vote. He came back the same night though thanks to being the last Jury Member standing. He is evicted again for a second time after Vanessa casts the sole vote to evict him at final 4.
- Hidden Badass: Would anybody who takes a first glance at John even think or believe that he would turn out to be one of the strongest male competitors of the season? So far, John has actually out competed the majority of the other men in the game, such as Austin, Clay, Jace,etc. The only other male houseguest who comes close to being as competitive as him is James, although Steve is also catching up. John is also strongly underestimated by the other houseguests and they seem to think that he is a floater who is useless and doesn't understand the concepts of the game. What the houseguests don't know is that John is actually a super fan of the game but he has deliberately chosen to hide this piece of information from the other houseguests as strategy.
- Hidden Depths: Aside from being book smart and being a dentist for his occupation, he is actually a very talented and brilliant musician.
- Hollywood Nerd: John is very nerdy but he is a very cute and hot nerd. When John actually dresses up, he is very handsome. He could even be considered Mr. Fanservice because so many female fans go crazy over him.
- Honor Before Reason: Although John is playing a game that requires one to resort to backstabbing, deceiving and lying, John seems to have not chosen to sacrifice his morals and his integrity in the game. Unlike the other houseguests, he is the most noble and has shown that he is rather loyal to those he has sworn his allegiance to. He has also shown that he does not break his word and is also willing to take one for the team (like volunteering to be nominated in the place of someone else).
- Hope Springs Eternal: Even though Vanessa had won Head of Household at final 5 and was targeting John in hopes of having him evicted for good, all hope was not lost for John as he won his fourth Power of Veto of the season securing his place in the final 4. Unfortunately the hope was lost for John when Vanesssa won final 4 Power of Veto and ended up being the sole vote to evict John.
- Hospital Hottie: Averted. John is actually a dentist and he does not work in a hospital. But he could technically still qualify as this, as he is still a doctor and he did attend dental school. According to his patients and his co workers, he is often referred to as "Dr. McGuire" or "Dr. Mac". Let's not forgot that John is pretty cute, young and hip for a dentist. John even jokes that some of patients questions whether he will know what he is doing as their dentist because he is so young.
- Hyper-Awareness: Was able to pin down the specific tooth where Julia's fake crown was located as speculation continued surrounding Liz being a twin, and used his memory of moving shapes (which he noted he had to do as part of a Perceptual Ability Test in order to get admitted into dental school) to navigate his dice to the finish line in the Week 3 POV competition.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: One of John's most notable physical traits are his clear blue eyes. Many female fans comment on how beautiful his eyes are.
- The Last DJ: He was the last player in the final 5 and final 4 who played with the most honesty, loyalty and integrity (other than Steve). He had been Vanessa's opposition for the majority of the game and was not as closely aligned with her the way that Austin, Steve, Liz were. John was basically the odd man out and was evicted by Vanessa because of it. John was the underdog of the season and faced the most adversity.
- Limited Wardrobe: John doesn't seem to have a large variety of different clothing that he wears. He is commonly seen wearing his signature "Penn State" hoodie or shirt. He is also often seen lounging around in his pyjamas from time to time.
- Magnetic Hero: Averted In-Universe. In the house, John doesn't seem to have many allies or friends in the game and the allies and friends that he did have were all evicted. Part of this is because John is very introverted and a loner in personality. Therefore, he has some problems with forming alliances and building relationships. However, outside of the game, John is greatly loved by the Big Brother viewers and audience and he is a clear favorite to win the "America's Favorite Houseguest" prize shall he not make it to the end.
- Mr. Fanservice: John is very popular with the female viewing population. It could be because he is very likeable in personality (very down to earth, kind, genuine, sweet), because he is very funny and witty (his DR sessions are known to be hilarious and zany) or because he is an adorable and loveable nerd that is also the underdog in the game. Other female fans just think that he is cute and physically appealing. There are some fans who say that they even find John's voice and his laugh very sexy.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: John is not very muscular or athletically built like Austin (who is a jock and a wrestler) and Clay (who is an athlete and a football player) but he is a very strong competitor and has won multiple competitions. He has outcompeted the athletic guys like Austin and Clay and is the strongest male competitor alongside James.
- Nice Guy: John is really likeable and loveable. He is most definitely the nicest male houseguest of the season, and has never said anything problematic about anyone. He also does not resort to personally bashing any of his fellow houseguests (though he does state how he feels about some of them, like Vanessa), and has shown that he is a very genuine and down-to-earth guy.
- No Indoor Voice: In the DR, John is seen to be rather loud. Some fans even say that he is yelling or shouting during his DR sessions. However, it is subverted in the house. John is the opposite of loud in the house or when he is out of the DR. In fact, he's The Quiet One and very much a calm and introverted person who does not speak or talk all that much. He is also much quieter and talks way more normal while he is in the house.
- No Social Skills: Going by his personality, John is a big time introvert and he is rather quiet. He doesn't engage in much conversation with the other houseguests and he could even be considered as a loner. Some of the houseguests have commented on John saying that he is even somewhat socially awkward and doesn't seem to fit in. John himself has said he is an introvert and that engaging in conversations with people is rather draining for him. It could be argued that the weakest aspect of John's game is his social game due to his introverted personality.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: John plays the clueless and dumb strategy but he's a lot smarter than he lets others believe. He is also a big fan of Big Brother but has chosen to hide this fact from the other houseguests. John knows that houseguests that are open super fans end up being targeted and evicted earlier and easier.
- Only in It for the Money: The reason why he's a dentist.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: He's pretty much referred to by his fellow houseguests only as "Johnny Mac" by Week 3.
- The Pawn: John begrudgingly ended up this from Week 1, being asked to throw the Battle of the Block competitions to get the real target out of the house. By Week 3, it's obvious he's not too happy about being asked to risk his own game for the good of the HOHs. The funny thing is (as Lampshaded by him), some of the houseguests John's been put up alongside so far (namely Da'Vonne and James) have done poorly enough in certain Battle of the Block and Power of Veto comps that they unknowingly do the job of throwing them for him. Naturally, he was overjoyed when he wasn't put up as a pawn in Week 5, even wondering what he's going to do in the house since he doesn't have to do any comp throwing.
- Secret Identity: Some of the houseguests wondered whether John even really was a dentist, because he doesn't give off the "dentist vibe".
- Ship Tease: With Becky.
- Shorter Means Smarter: While he's not that short, he's definitely considered one of the most intelligent houseguests especially by Vanessa, who's wanted him out since the beginning.
- Shrinking Violet: He is very shy and introverted and doesn't engage in a lot of conversation wit others easily. He is definitely The Quiet One of the bunch.
- Token Good Houseguest: With the exception of Steve, who is beloved by his hometown, John is the only non polarizing houseguest in the final 5. When you compare John to the likes of Austin, Liz and Vanessa, it's understandable why the majority of the viewers are rooting for him to win over the others.
- Troperrific: Compare John's sheet with the other houseguests, he has almost as much as the BB15 and BB16 cast.
Austin Peter "Judas" Matelson (Juror #07)
Austin Peter "Judas" Matelson (Juror #07)
Born: Mar 10th, 1985 (at time of competition: 30)
Hometown: Woodland Hills, CA
Current Residence: Woodland Hills, CA
Occupation: Professional Wrestler
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 2 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: None
Finished: Placed 5th (13th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #7)
Evicted: Evicted 2-1 VS. STEVE note
HOH Evicted Under: VANESSA (in Week 12)
Voted For (In Jury): LIZ
- 13 Is Unlucky: Austin was the 13th houseguest to be evicted. Before he was evicted, he was completely blindsided when he thought that he was staying in the game against Steve on the block. Unfortunately for him, the vote went to a tie after John voted to evict Austin and Liz voted to evict Steve. Vanessa was the tie breaker vote that ended up sending Austin out the door, completely blindsiding everyone especially Austin and Liz. In fact, Austin was so blindsided by his own eviction, that he forgot to wear shoes and walked out of the house on stage completely bare foot. The guy clearly didn't see his eviction coming at all. Was Austin seriously so delusional about trusting Vanessa or was he just completely oblivious to the fact that he was the number one target at the time?
- 0% Approval Rating: Played Straight and how! Austin is strongly disliked/hated/despised/loathed by a large portion of the Big Brother fans and audience along with Liz and Vanessa. The reason why he's so disliked is because he is incredibly cold-blooded and ruthless to a fault (while Liz and Vanessa are hot-blooded versions of ruthless, respectively), but his worst offense is being a stone-cold cheater on his girlfriend back home. Not to mention that Austin has an extremely unlikeable personality. He's rude, controlling, misogynistic, overly emotional, and a bit aggressive and he very much has a belligerent personality when he doesn't get his way. Fans also find him extremely weird and creepy because he has Yandere and Stalker with a Crush tendencies for Liz. The audience often complained that they hated his Crazy Jealous Guy antics regarding Liz and that he acted like a complete love struck fool for her when she wasn't even into him and he didn't even know her too well to begin with. Others complained about Austin caring only about having a romantic relationship with Liz instead of caring about actually playing the game and winning. It didn't help that Austin was completely unhygienic and nasty in regards to his personal hygiene and he was very much The Pig Pen who didn't shower that much or didn't even wash his hands after he used the bathroom (Eww, GROSS!). Austin was also in cahoots with Vanessa, another houseguest who was extremely low on the popularity scale. Because of his unpopularity, he as frequently found at the bottom of all the Big Brother popularity polls and rankings such as Jokers Updates Ratings or Big Brother Daily Popularity Poll. It's the opposite of John, who has a 100% Adoration Rating, incredibly wacky, loyal to a fault, and is loved by the audience.
- Abhorrent Admirer: And how! He develops a borderline obsessive crush on Liz, despite that Liz is repulsed by Austin and only hasn't rejected him because she feels it would be bad for her game. Austin's only goal in the game by this point seems to be getting to the jury house so he can be with her, and this desire and his revelation of it ultimately undermined his alliance's entire game, in more ways that one. Eventually subverted, as Liz admits in a DR entry (seen in Episode 22) that Austin has begun to grow on her.
- Aggressive Submissive: Austin is very persistant and determined when he wants to be with someone romantically, such as with his infatuation (more like obsession) with Liz for example, but is also a huge romantic. He even comes off as very cheesy in how he approaches love and romance.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Could be seen as averted as of later in the game when it comes to his romantic feelings for Liz. In the beginning, Liz openly admitted that she did have any sort of romantic attraction to Austin. Liz had said that she did not find Austin physically attractive or someone who was her type; she did note that she liked his personality and saw him as just a friend. It is later subverted when Liz eventually admits to liking Austin romantically. Whether Liz is telling the truth and she actually really does like him romantically or if she is lying and just using Austin for strategic reasons in the game is not identifiable or known. Liz even accepts Austins proposal to be his official girlfriend (even though he still technically has a girlfriend back home).
- John, although the rivalry is pretty much one sided. For whatever strange reason, Austin has had a personal vendetta against John. He has disliked him on a personal level for the majority of the game. One could assume that Austin strongly dislikes John because he is jealous of Johns likeability and popularity. He showed extreme bitterness when he had heard John receiving loud cheers and applause from the audience when he was evicted; making it obvious that John was the fan favorite. The fact that Austin was the guy who was responsible for John being evicted probably fueled his hatred and jealousy towards John. John doesnt seem to be a huge fan of Austin either, but he still manages to be polite and cordial towards him as much as possible and has never trash talked Austin behind his back. Something that Austin clearly cannot do when it comes to John.
- Vanessa. She became an enemy for him later on in the game. Interestingly enough, Austin was one of Vanessa's allies and the two had even made a Final 2 deal. They had a lot of trust in one another and they also had a good friendship. Unfortunately for Austin, Vanessa called him out on his lying and not being truthful to her, which caused Austin to have a growing resentment towards Vanessa. Austin's distrust and dislike of Vanessa became stronger when he realized that she was the one who was responsible for Steve putting Austin and Liz on the block during Week 11. He finally realized that Vanessa was dishonest and did not have his back, so he turned on her and threw his loyalty behind Liz and Julia 100%. Austin's hatred towards Vanessa increased even more in Week 12, then Vanessa, who was the HOH that week, back doored Austin after John won the POV. To make matters worse, Vanessa was the tie-breaking vote that evicted him. Austin was completely angered at Vanessa for being responsible for his eviction and he even proclaimed that Vanessa will not win the game, because she is such a dirty player. When Vanessa was finally evicted at Final 3, he was very happy and elated to see that Vanessa did not make the Final 2.
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Well, Austin is a wrestler for a living and hes also arrogant, going by his personality. Judas, anyone?
- Badass Beard: Sports an obvious, interesting .....and noticeable one. Its often called the ponytail beard.
- Badass Boast: Comes off as intimidating at times and has shown to be a bit arrogant and too much of a braggart. He thinks he runs the show, but he really doesnt (thats Vanessa by the way).
- Badass Bookworm: Austin is highly educated and has a Masters degree in Literature. Also, he comes off as very intellectual and smart in conversations with others. Game wise, hes also one of the smartest players in the game overall.
- Bait the Dog: Austin appeared to be a pre-season favorite for many of the fans. Turns out, their first impression of him was so wrong, as he turned out to be a very intolerable person. Hes so disliked that he is one of the least popular houseguests of the season (along with Liz and Vanessa). Almost on Frankie Grande levels of unlikeability.
- Barbarian Longhair: Austins hair is...interesting. His hair is very unruly and wild. Austin tries to straighten his hair so it can have a flatter and smoother appearance. Unfortunately for him, his hair still looks a mess, even after the straightening. Some fans even comment that Austin looks dirty and unhygenic because of his hair.
- Bash Brothers: Quickly develops a bond with Jace after they first meet. Also with Steve and John to some extent, though John was more strategy.
- Beard of Barbarism: Along with having a Badass Beard and a Beard of Evil, his beard definitely gives him a very unkempt and unruly appearance. It seems to match his personality which is often aggressive and belligerent.
- Beard of Evil: Austin was The Dragon for Vanessa and he was closely aligned with her and working for her for the majority of the game. Which means that he was working for the bad side of the house. He's also a Jerk Jock who had a very nasty, mean and aggressive personality which made him rather unlikeable so his barbaric beard is very fitting of his personality type.
- Big Bad: Although Vanessa has been the major antagonist, Austin is the constant threat.
- Big Brother Bully: Downplayed. Austin does have a big brother type relationship with Steve, but sometimes when he gets irritated with him, he becomes a bit of a bully towards him. He has frequently referred to Steve as "the boy" instead of his actual name indicating that Austin sees himself as superior to Steven and that he has more power than him. For example, the week that Steve won HOH and nominated both Austin and Liz, Austin was visibly angry with him and during his DR session, he referred to Steve as "the boy" and then went on to say that Steve should be scared of him because his mommy isn't there to protect him from his wrath.
- Big Brother Instinct: Has this towards Steve in spades. He has displayed protective behaviour towards Steve and looks out for him. Also showed it towards Jace as well.
- The Big Guy: Austin is the tallest male houseguest of the season. He is 6'5".
- Boisterous Bruiser: Hes somewhat cocky, arrogant and a little bit on thre brash side at times. Comes with being a wrestler.
- Bruiser with a Soft Center: Austin is a big guy who works as a pro wrestler, but he is also a hardcore romantic.
- The Brute: Austin is The Big Guy as he's the tallest male of the season. He's also The Dragon to Vanessa.
- Call-Back: Made a variation of Rachel Reilly's catchphrase as part of his goodbye video to Jeff.
- Casanova Wannabe: Tries to pretend that he is Lizs Knight In Shining Armour and a romantic, but he really just comes off as an obsessive creep. Caleb anyone?
- The Champion: For Liz, of course. Austin even foolishly stated that he didnt care about winning the game and that he only cared about his romance with Liz. Austin went so far as to tell Vanessa that he just wanted to make it to jury with Liz; he didnt care whether or not he won the money.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Not as much as John, but he has made some... questionable game decisions, a few being smart (like voting for John instead of Audrey to confuse the house) but most of his game actions are downright weird like telling Jason (the biggest gossip in the house) that not only does he have a crush on Liz, but also that Liz's twin is named Julia. That, plus the fact that he said that he would target Julia once she entered the game so he and Liz make it as far as the jury house to be with her if both should be evicted, led Vanessa to briefly target him for eviction in Week 5 before ultimately choosing to blindside Jason instead when Austin pleaded to stay. This move revealed the divisions in the house, and although the Sixth Sense remained intact for that week, Austin's loose lips made it a hollow victory when James, who was allied with Jason, won the next HoH, which was the first solo HoH of the game (meaning no chance of getting dethroned), and nominated Clay and Shelli, who had convinced Vanessa to keep Austin, leading Sixth Sense to lose Clay instead of Austin the next week and then Shelli the week after. Austin's speech at the eviction nomination ceremony, when he becomes HOH for the first time in Week 9, manages to confuse some of the houseguests:Austin: "I'm conflicted. As a human being, I've always been conflicted. I think that life is meaningless and important at the same time. It is meaningless because we're all going to die. But it's important because we're living, we can love and we can quest for knowledge because knowledge is power, right?. Well, unfortunately, those in power say what knowledge is, especially here. In Week 5, I was supposed to be eliminated from the game. My fate was sealed, and if it wasn't for her (points to Liz) winning a competition all by herself, I wouldn't be here and have no decisions to make. So now, I'm not thinking just for myself, I'm thinking about her [Liz], too. And, I'm in an impossible situation this week. Johnny Mac and Steve, you were not apart of what happened to me that week. So, why are you guys on the block? You're victims just like I am. But unfortunately in life, victims aren't we all? That's all I have to say."James (in a DR entry): "Austin, I think being in the house for 60-something days, I think you've finally have lost your mind, man. I think that's the craziest nomination speech I've ever heard. I think you need to go to the puzzle factory, man."
- Co-Dragons: Austin is this along with Julia, Liz, Steve, Shelli and Clay. All of them worked for Vanessa and they could be seen as being Vanessa's minions in the game as they practically did everything for Vanessa. Each of them had strengths in the game that would benefit Vanessa: Austin was good at the social aspect and strategy, Julia and Clay were good socially, Shelli and Steve were good at winning competitions and strategy, and Liz was good at winning competitions. Most of them, especially Austin, eventually turned on Vanessa and lost trust with her. It should be noted that Austin, along with Shelli, had been aligned with Vanessa the longest and had the strongest loyalty to her.
- Control Freak: Has a very controlling and aggressive personality, especially when it comes to Liz and his relationship with her.
- Crazy Jealous Guy: Austin has shown that he is a strongly jealous person. Any guy who so much as flirts with Liz or looks at her will suffer Austins wrath. Jeff flirting with Liz was an example; Austin didnt take it to well and advocated for Jeff to leave the house.
- Creepy Monotone: Austin's voice is incredibly stiff and cold, making him sound unfeeling.
- Deadpan Snarker: Can be very sarcastic and snarky. Especially when he is irritated or upset. He doesnt have the humour and wit that John, James and Jason possess though.
- Demoted to Dragon: It was thought that Austin would be the main Big Bad of the season, but in reality, he was being controlled and manipulated by Vanessa for the majority of the game.
- Desperately Craves Affection: How about Desperately Craves Liz Nolans Affection? Austin has shown obsessive and even stalkerish tendencies towards Liz, even though in the beginning, she clearly was not into him romantically.
- Devour the Dragon: Vanessa had been plotting Austin, Liz and Julia's demise for weeks. Vanessa admitted earlier n that she let trust in Austin because he had lied to her and during that time, she was contemplating back dooring and evicting Austin. However, she backed out f it after talking t Austin and she instead back doored Jason. However, during Week 12, Vanessa backdoors Austin after John wins the Power of Veto. On top of it, she evicts him by her own hand when the vote goes to a tie. Austin is very shocked and angry at Vanessa, even proclaiming to her face that she will not win the game because of what she has done. Vanessa had evicted Austin because she felt that he was disloyal to her, had lied to her too many times and was a huge threat to her in terms of getting to the end.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Deconstructed. He seems indifferent to shoes, and because of that, Austin famously left the Big Brother house while barefooted when Vanessa went and blindsided him, because he was so sure he would not be leaving that night that he didn't bother to put them on. And he showed up to the Jury House still barefoot (probably playing it up for the cameras), proclaiming that "barefoot or not", he was still Judas, and "Judas got Judas'd." Break the Haughty at its finest, folks.
- The Dragon: For Vanessa for the majority of the game. Austin was Vanessa's closest ally from the beginning. The two had even made a Final 2 deal. They were both a part of the "Sixth Sense" alliance. Austin would often he the one to confide in Vanessa regarding the game and would always give Vanessa information about the other houseguests. However, their relationship started to deteriorate and the two eventually lost a lot of trust in each other.
- Dragon with an Agenda: There have been numerous cases where Austin has wanted to backstab or turn on Vanessa in the game. Austin had way more loyalty to Julia and Liz than he did to Vanessa in the long run because it turns out that Austin was never going to take Vanessa to the Final 2 as they had originally planned at the beginning of the game. It was apparent that Vanessa had planned to take his girlfriend Liz to the Final 2.
- Failed a Spot Check: It took Austin (who later Lampshades this fact in Week 9) a little longer than the other houseguests to figure out that Liz and Julia were two people when they were playing as one.
- Food Fight: Austin started one in Week 4, when Liz criticized how chicken he made tastes. In the Week 13 season recap episode, Liz describes this as her and Austin's worst argument.
- Gentle Giant: Subverted. He seems nice at first but he won't hesitate to talk trash about other houseguests and call people out on lies. He's more of a Jerk with a Heart of Gold here.
- The Giant: At 6'5" and as the tallest houseguest of the season, Austin towers over everyone else.
- The Heavy: Although Vanessa was the Big Bad who was running the entire game and manipulating everyone, Austin was seen as the major villain of the season. It was thought that Austin was the most dangerous player in the game who had the best shot at winning, but Vanessa was the one running things the entire time. Most thought that Austin was the main villain because of his unlikeable personality.
- Heel: Plays this as a pro-Wrestler under the stage name Judas, a name he has even voted under on occasions when he served as a dissenting eviction vote.
- Hidden Depths: Has a Master's Degree in Medieval romance literature.
- Hollywood, California: Austin originally hails from the state of California and comes from a city called Woodland Hills.
- I Take Offense To That One:
- In a DR entry, Austin notes his irritation that his Austin the Barbarian cover in the Week 7 "BB Comics" POV features the caption, "if his muscles don't get you... his odor will", pointing out that somebody (especially Liz, with whom he's shared a bed with) would have said something if he did have BO.
- His alleged B.O. (body odor) problem is brought up again when zinged by Zingbot 8000 in Week 9.
- It's Personal with the Dragon: Although Vanessa is John's main Arch-Enemy, Austin is also another enemy of John's. Austin is The Dragon to Vanessa, who is the actual Big Bad as Vanessa is the one who is controlling the game and Austin is merely a minion or follower of Vanessa. The major reason why Austin and John are enemies is mostly personal but it is also game related as well. Austin strongly dislikes John because he is jealous of John's popularity outside of the house. It was his major motivation for having John nominated and evicted. Vanessa, on the other hand, wanted John out because she felt that John was a big threat to her game and the two also did like get along well on a personal level due to their different game strategies. Interestingy enough, much of Austin and John's rivalry in the game was one sided, as it was Austin would felt an Irrational Hatred towards John before John even saw Austin as trouble. John later saw Austin as an enemy after he nominated him and his ally Steve next to each other and then had him evicted.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Austin may look tough and intimidating, but in a way, he is this. Some of his favorite activities include gymnastics, cheerleading, yoga and pilates. He even has his nails painted in some episodes.
- Jerkass: Austin isn definitely not the nicest and most pleasant person. He can be very mean, aggressive and very much The Bully when he doesn't get his way. He's also pretty belligerent when he's irritated, angry or annoyed as well. He's not called Judas for nothing.
- Jerk Jock: Austin is athletic as he's a wrestler but he has an incredibly unpleasant personality. He is definitely very much The Bully and he mistreats the other houseguests when he doesn't get his way. He's also incredibly controlling towards Liz and he uses his athleticism to intimidate others.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yeah he and the twins are big gossips and occasionally talk trash about other houseguests particularly John (and Steve in the begining with Jace) and he can be brash and arrogant, but he genuinely loves his alliance, feels hurt when he's lied to, and loves Liz enough to be willing to break up with his girlfriend even going as far as to keep Julia even though it was against his plan. He even made up with Steve despite Steve very clearly wanting both Liz and him out.
- Looks Like Jesus: Described as this by Julia in Week 10... although there aren't many depictions of the Holy Ghost with multiple tattoos.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Decides to reveal to Jason that his endgame is to get Julia out of the House, so that he can be with Liz. It didn't take long for Jason to reveal this to members of Austin's alliance, which enraged them and prompted a plan to backdoor Austin. Vanessa bailed out of this plan at the Veto meeting, however, and backdoored Jason, whose loose lips got him evicted instead, while Austin barely survived the week. The backdooring of Jason exposed Austin's alliance however, which lost a member anyway when someone against the Sixth Sense, James, won HoH and nominated Clay and Shelli, who had masterminded the alternate eviction plan. Clay was evicted as a result, reducing the Sixth Sense down to five and then four members when Shelli also bit the dust; they subsequently became the Scamper Squad after rebounding on Double Eviction night.
- Love Triangle: By Week 3, Austin had developed feelings for Liz. He got jealous after seeing Liz with Jeff in bed... no, not in that way... flirting with each other.
- Mis-blamed: A lot of people seem to forget that Austin and Judas are different personas and Judas is manipulative and lies on purpose, and Austin gets grilled for doing bad things when he tipped the viewers off in his intro package on who he was.
- Nice Hat: Often seen wearing a hat of some kind, including a top hat of all things.
- Outnumbered Sibling: Austin is the oldest of five children and all of his younger siblings are female.
- The Pig Pen: Austin has very questionable hygiene. He is not seen taking showers very often and his hair looks very unkempt and dirty. He doesnt even seem to wash hi hsands properly after using the bathroom. Big Brother had to call Austin out on washing his hands effectively. Even production knows about Austins bad hygiene. Its taken Up to Eleven during the week of Zingbot Power of Veto competition (Week 9) when Zingbot makes a zing or comment about how bad Austins body odor is. Even during the Comic Book Power of Veto competition (Week 7), Austins comic had made an implication that Austin had bad hygiene and body odor.
- Sore Loser: Did NOT take his unexpected blindside and eviction very well. Especially with Vanessa casting the tibreaking and deciding vote to send him out the door. Austin was so bitter that he said to Vanessa on the way out that she wasn't going to get any votes in jury because of how much she has blindsided and backstabbed people. In his Exit Interview with Julie Chen, he stated that he harbours bitter feelings towards Vanessa because she was someone that he had always had a significant amount of trust in and she completely shattered it by blindsiding him and backstabbing him. It took Vanessa a good long time to explain why she did that post-show and Jeff had to wait a considerably long time before interviewing her so the hatchet could be buried.
- Stalker with a Crush: From the very start, Austin was very obsessive towards Liz, even without knowing that much about her. Liz found Austin and his behavior towards her very creepy and strange. She even stated that she didn't like Austin at first because he came across as a weird stalker.
- Time for Plan B: Much to Vanessa's dismay, Austin opts to throw the Week 3 POV competition at the last minute (allowing John to win the POV and take himself off the block), in an effort to enact his plan to get Jeff out.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: And how! If you watch him on the live feeds he spends plenty of time trash talking other houseguests but especially John and Vanessa. This was only temporary though as he is shown feeling bad about Meg and James being evicted and genuinely liked them.
- Took a Level in Kindness: He was originally a Jerk Jock who bullied Steve in the beginning with Jace but he started to like the guy.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Girl: Liz is the Hot Girl and Austin is the Ugly Guy. Liz is a Ms. Fanservice who is physically attractive and looks like a model while Austin looks like an overgrown and unkempt bum who looks like he does not have good or proper hygiene. Many of the fans are constantly questioning Liz and Austin's relationship and how Liz could even think of being interested in Austin on a romantic level. Other fans are downright repulsed when Liz and Austin even kiss one another because they seem to be so mismatched. Interestingly, Liz was not romantically interested in Austin and she only saw Austin as a friend. However, she later stated in a DR session that although Austin is not physically her type and she is not physically attracted to him, she says that she loves his personality.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His gossiping to Jason about the twins began the dominoes falling to Sixth Sense losing their advantage in the game.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Even most of his interactions with Jace are like this... though Jace doesn't wear a shirt that often either.
- Yandere: For Liz. His obsession with her is downright weird and creepy. He spent the majority of the game obsessing over getting into a showmance with Liz instead of focusing on winning the half a million dollar prize. Even Liz was turned off by his obsession with her and at first, was hesitant to even get into a showmance with him because of his creepily obsessive behavior towards her.
- "YEAH!" Shot: Does it when James chooses him to host the Week 1 Veto.
- Your Cheating Heart: Cheats on his girlfriend back home with Liz. This fact is fair game for Zingbot in Week 9, which puts a bit of a crimp on Liz and Austin's relationship once Liz (who already knew Austin had a girlfriend back home becomes a little conflicted about being The Other Woman):Zingbot: Liz, you've become such an important part of Austin's life. Are you more excited to meet his mom, his dad or his girlfriend?Austin (in a DR entry): Really?
Julia Anne Nolan (Juror #06)
Julia Anne Nolan (Juror #06)
Born: Dec 23rd, 1991 (at time of competition: 23)
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current Residence: Miami, FL
Occupation: Marketing Intern
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 2 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: None
Finished: Placed 6th (12th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #6)
Evicted: Evicted 3-0 VS. LIZ note
HOH Evicted Under: STEVE (in Week 11)
Voted For (In Jury): LIZ
- Always Identical Twins: On the outside. However, one of the key differences about her that Da'Vonne and Jason noticed when comparing Julia to Liz upon realizing she might be a twin was the fact that Julia is slightly thinner (though not as much as Jason exaggerated it to be with how he described Liz's fuller-ish figure).
- Always Second Best/Always Someone Better: This is how Julia has felt compared to Liz. Even Liz had mentioned that Julia has always gotten the short end of the stick in life. Going by an HOH letter that Liz received, it was obvious that their mother seems to favour Liz more than Julia. In the game, Liz is also a stronger competitor, while Julia has shown to be The Load and pretty much useless in the game. Even the Zingbot went as far as to call Julia stupid and ugly in comparison to Liz. Ouch.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like her sister Liz, she often wears tops that show off her midriff or her stomach. She is a Ms. Fanservice after all.
- Beta Bitch:
- To Lizs Alpha Bitch. While Liz is much cattier and mean spirited than Julia, Julia still engages in plenty of trash talk with her sister about the other houseguests. Julia is a mean girl but she is only slighty nicer than Liz, as even Julia commented tted that Liz is the bitchier twin. Makes sense that Julia is Lizs Number Two and has Undying Loyalty towards her, considering that she is Lizs twin sister.
- Even though Julia serves as a one to Liz, Julia is actually considered to be one for Vanessa, who is the villain or Big Bad. She worked for Vanessa for a majority of the game and was in alliance with her. Julia often follows whatever Vanessa says or wants out of loyalty to her. Despite Julia's loyalty to Vanessa, it is obvious that her strongest loyalty is to her sister Liz. Since Vanessa, Liz and Julia were all an alliance, they could be considered a Girl Posse.
- Big Sister Instinct: And how! Julia is the older twin between herself and Liz. Julia is protective of Liz (and vice versa), and secretly questioned Austin's motives with her younger twin sister. Although, once she was evicted, she noted that it might be possible that Liz and Austin would last as a couple outside the house, though doesn't hedge her bets that Austin will end up her brother-in-law. In addition, Julia also shows that she is older than Liz through her being more logical and wise than Liz. She is also more level headed, cool, calm and collected than Liz, who is rather Hot-Blooded, impulsive, hot headed and emotional.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In a conversation between the twins in Episode 19 (Week 6), after her sister notes that Julia is the bitchier twin, Liz notes that Julia is the bitchier one when drunk... Julia owns up this, responding with a "touché". Arguably, she is this trope because like her sister she acts like a nice girl at first, but is really a very catty girl who loves to trash-talk people like her sister Liz does.
- Brainless Beauty: Shes pretty and cute like her twin, but she is not very smart or intelligent at all. John made a comment in one of his DR sessions that he wanted to pick Julia (or Meg) to play in the Power of Veto competition because they dont seem to have too much going on when it comes to brains or smarts. She is much more practical, pragmatic, logical and wise than Liz though.
- Butt-Monkey: Was on the receiving end of a relatively nasty zing by Zingbot, saying how she's hideous and stupid. In a DR, Julia retorts about the remark about her intelligence by stating that she had the same score on her SATs as Liz. What score they got, she never said, but given that Liz and Julia are in marketing, they're not that stupid.
- Co-Dragons: With Austin, Liz, Shelli, Clay, and Steve for Vanessa. Julia doesnt really provide much in the way of strategy or gameplay, but she has remained rather loyal to Vanessa and has never turned on her as of yet.
- Cool Big Sis: To Liz, even though she is only a few minutes older than her. Although a catty mean girl, she is much more wise and calm than Liz, who is very emotional and Hot-Blooded. She often calms Liz down and serves as a mentor to her and someone who is willing to give her advice whenever she needs it. She's also fiercely overprotective of Liz and will do anything to make sure that she's happy.
- Deadpan Snarker: Like her sister, she is very cutting and sarcastic. Especially when she is annoyed or angered. Even when she is trying to be funny or say something humourous, she comes off as serious.
- Devour the Dragon: Julia was nominated by Steve during Week 11, when Austin has won the Power of Veto and Julia became the replacement nominee in Austins spot. At first, it seemed that Vanessa has wanted Julia to stay in the game, as she was a viable Final 2 option for Vanessa, but it turns out that Vanessa has decided to keep Liz over Julia and Vanessa plans on voting Julia out, because it is what both of the twins had wanted and decided together.
- The Ditz: During a conversation with Steve in Week 10, she didn't know who Sigmund Freud was when Steve mentioned that his relationship with his mom is not Freudian, referring to him "Sigmund and Freud". Other than the fact they thought Freud was two people, this wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that both her and her sister thought "Sigmund and Freud" were "the two lion guys who got bit", confusing them with Siegfried and Roy!
- The Dragon: To Vanessa, the Big Bad, for pretty much the entire game. Julia has shown to be rather loyal to Vanessa and she pretty much does everything that Vanessa says. She is also naive and gullible, believing and buying into everything Vanessa says.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Although Julia has been loyal to Vanessa for the majority of the game, as of Week 11, Julia has finally been onto Vanessa and her game. She realizes that Vanessa is Playing Both Sides of the house, and that she is hugely manipulative. Julia has said to Austin and Liz that if and when she is voted out, she plans to blow up Vanessa and her game to everyone in the house. Interestingly enough, what Julia is completely unaware of is that John and Steve (the people she plans on exposing Vanessa to) are already onto Vanessa and her tactics and have been for quite some time.
- Dumb Blonde: Like her sister Liz, doesnt seem to have too much going on in the name of intelligence. Julia believed that white rice was made of flour! In her defense, Julia is more logical than Liz and definitely less emotional and impulsive than Liz. So, she comes off much wiser than Liz overall.
- Everybody Knew Already: By the time Julia entered the game as an individual player, all of the Houseguests were fully aware of the Twin Twist.
- Evil Counterpart: Could be considered this to Meg. Liz could also be considered as this to Meg as well. Both Julia and Meg are very useless in the game, being The Load. Both Julia and Meg are the Dumb Blonde and The Ditz, not being very smart or intelligent. Julia leans more towards being an evil blonde wwhile Meg is more of a Hair of Gold. Julia is a Beta Bitch, while Meg is the Nice Girl. Meg is popular with the audience, Julia is unpopular with the audience.
- Evil Feels Good: Downplayed. She's not as mean and petty as her younger twin sister, but she does seem to get a high off of trash talking the other houseguests. She can also act pretty mean and she doesn't seem to feel bad about it either. But despite this, Julia still is no where near the mean girl that Liz is and she does sometimes call out Liz for taking her petty behavior way too far.
- Evil Is Petty: Talks just as much trash as her younger sister Liz but she is not as bad as her. She has made so many nasty comments about the other houseguests. She has called James all kinds of names such as "Napoleon" and little man (because James is short) and has called Meg's personality a typical New York personality because she has a stink ass attitude. She has also stated that she thinks that John has No Social Skills and that he is nothing but an awkward individual. She even comments about John's physical appearance (calling him a turtle and saying that he looks like a skeleton with a hairy back) and how he contributes nothing to the game (which is ironic considering Julia is The Load and has won't won anything all season except a measley POV during Double Eviction). She has made harsh comments about Austin and has called him an ugly person who only wants fame and attention. What is ironic is that Julia constantly hates when people talk trash about her and her sister yet she has zero issue with doing it herself and talking crap about everyone else. She also has a strong Irrational Hatred of Meg and has constantly made it her mission to trash her. Julia, along with her sister, is just a nasty and mean girl. It is not a surprise to discover that she is one of the most disliked houseguests of the season. She may be nicer than her sister, but not by much.
- Girly Girl: Just as feminine and girly as her sister. However, unlike Liz, Julia is not a Girly Bruiser, as she is not as strong as a competitor as Liz. Julia does seem to have more edge to her than Liz in terms of style though.
- Gossipy Hens: Julia is one of the biggest gossipers in the house. She is just as guilty of trash talking as her sister Julia. There is not one houseguest that has been immune to Julias trash talking.
- Graceful Loser: Julia took her eviction extremely well. In fact, she had wanted to be the one evicted since she was up against her sister Liz on the block. Julia was very accepting of leaving the game because she felt that Liz had a much stronger and higher chance of making it to the end and winning than she did.
- Ill Girl: When Julia was 6 years old, Julia was diagonosed with leukemia. She thankfully overcame the illness. Julia has even commented that if she were to win in the end, she would use some of the money to donate to a charity for leukemia.
- The Load: Is completely and utterly useless when it comes to competitions. Shes also shown to be useless when it comes to strategy as well. Hell, to put it bluntly, Julia is just plain useless period. Shes just as useless and clueless as Meg.
- Middle Child Syndrome: Played Straight. Julia is the middle child in her family as she has an older sister named Angela and a younger twin sister in Liz. Julia, and even Liz, has commented on the live feeds that Julia always got the short end of the stick in life. According to a letter from home that Liz received during her HOH, her mother even lampshades that Liz was her favorite child and that she had a favoritism towards Liz over Julia. In addition to that, she was also the Ill Girl of the family as she battled Leukaemia when she was just a child. She managed to overcome it, but it showed that she definitely had some bad luck as the middle child.
- Ms. Fanservice: Is this at times, as is the case of Liz. One key example, like her sister did from the beginning of the season in the original version of the sequence, Julia is shown wearing a bikini in the update to the season's intro sequence following her entry into the game. Not to mention to the periodic bikini shots.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Hates the idea of Austin and Liz having a showmance, because she considers Austin unattractive.
- Mythology Gag: Julia and Liz are masquerade as one player like Adria and Natalie did.
- Noble Top Enforcer: Let's face it, Julia is much nicer than Vanessa overall. She is even nicer than her sister Liz in personality. Although Julia is a classic mean girl because she engages in the majority of the trash talking of other houseguests, she is still not as vile and mean spirited as Vanessa. Vanessa comes off very aggressive in her behaviour towards others, while Julia is generally more quiet and laid back. Julia is also this way in comparison to Liz, who is a bigger mean girl than her. Often when Vanessa and Liz start talking down about other houseguests to Julia, Julia normally isn't the one that is instigating it. Out of the trio of herself, Vanessa, and Liz, Julia is definitely the nicer one.
- Picked Last: Julia eventually becomes a little disgruntled that she has never been picked to participate in a veto competition, even when her own twin sister is HOH in Week 8. Julia finally gets picked to be in a veto comp in Week 9.
- Polar Opposite Twins: Liz is noted as being more friendly and outgoing in comparison to Julia, who has a bit more aloof personality. For some of the houseguests, this was one of the giveaways that added to the suspicion that Liz was a twin.
- Running Gag: Targeted by James for his pranks all the time.
- Sibling Team: With Liz. While they've been part of an alliance since Week 2, the main objective of the two is to survive the game to the final three.
- Sixth Ranger: Invoked though in the name of the alliance that both twins are part of, the Sixth Sense, acknowledging that Julia would become a full-time member (and therefore an extra vote on their side) once she formally joined the game. Also invoked in her addition to the title sequence alongside Liz beginning in Week 6, even though Julia had been playing in the game from the get-go.
- Spanner in the Works/Hoist by Her Own Petard: After Austin and Liz were nominated for eviction by Steve in Week 10, they and Julia came up with a plan to throw the POV competition to the latter, so she could try and win the Power of Veto. However, the plan blew up in their faces when Vanessa decided to make a gameplay move by feeding a lie to Julia that Austin would target her next if she didn't win the Power of Veto and convinced Julia to pick Austin as the houseguest she'd go up against in the second round of the bowling comp, when the planned called for her to choose John to compete against first. Austin, confused by what was going on, beat Julia and then took on John in the final round, winning the POV against him. By failing to remember that Vanessa was responsible for trying to get out Austin in Week 5, has been instrumental in helping them carry out other evictions later on and that the lie could have been a bluff as Vanessa is a huge strategical player, Julia's decision derailed any chance of the twins both making it at least into the Final 5 together, since she ended up the replacement nominee once Austin chose to take himself off the block and wound up being evicted in a 3-0 vote (although it was mutually decided before the eviction that Julia would be the Sacrificial Lamb).
- Third Wheel: Julia starts to become this to Liz and Austin by Week 7, when the latter two become closer romantically. It's obvious that Julia isn't a big fan of Austin, as the case was with her sister earlier in the game, even expressing sour grapes when Liz chooses Austin over her when drawing names in the Week 8 POV competition.
- Twin Switch: Does this with Liz as part of the Twin Twist.
- Verbal Tic: She has a habit of dragging out words and ending them with an "uh" when annoyed or aggravated (in other words, she talks like thiiiiis-uh!). Liz has a similar mode of speech, with both girls speaking in something similar to a Valley Girl accent (despite being from Florida).
- What Does She See in Him??: Julia has wondered this about Liz and Austin's developing relationship. After Austin gives Liz a noticeable, but minor hickey in Week 8, much to the chagrin of Julia, questions whether Austin is the kind of guy her sister should be having a showmance with.
- Yandere: Somewhat has this behavior in regards to Liz, whom she's just a little too overprotective over and hates the idea of any guy (especially Austin) getting in between her and her twin sister. Illustrated perfectly in Week 10, just prior to the veto competition, using this analogy after Liz and Austin come up with a plan to throw the comp to Julia in order to take her sister off the block, when Steve targets the two for eviction:
- Julia: I am a lion going after a gazelle [Steve]... and I'm going to eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, bitch.
James Joseph Huling (Juror #05)
James Joseph Huling (Juror #05)
Born: May 22nd, 1984 (at time of competition: 31)
Hometown: Sumter, SC
Current Residence: Wichita Falls, TX
Occupation: Retail Associate
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note
Number Of POV Wins: 2 note
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 2 note
Number Of Times Nominated: 5 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 3 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: Outback Dinner note , America's Favorite Houseguest Prize note
Finished: Placed 7th (11th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #5)
Evicted: Evicted 4-0 VS. JOHN note
HOH Evicted Under: LIZ (in Week 10)
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- 100% Adoration Rating: James managed to beat out Johnny Mac and Jason for the America's Favorite Player award.
- Accidental Pervert: James accidentally walks in on Jackie in the changing room in Week 7, reacting with a pretty hilarious backwards jump when he stumbles upon her.
- Action Dad: James has two daughters (as shown in a Facebook post), and he is the a strong competitor in challenges... most of the time.
- Action Hero: James was the strongest competitor of the season amongst the men (along with John and Steve). He won 2 Head of Households, 2 Power of Vetoes and 2 Battle of the Blocks. He was seen to be particularly solid at physical competitions and and endurance competitions.
- All Love Is Unrequited: James had an obvious crush on Meg, who only saw him as a close friend and valued ally in the house. James later admits in his exit interview that if he hasn't gotten anywhere with her in the BB house, he doesn't have a shot in the jury house, but is fine with being Just Friends.
- And This Is for......: James avenges the eviction of Jason (after Vanessa reneged on the plan to backdoor Austin) by targeting Shelli and Clay for eviction in Week 6, not knowing beforehand that Vanessa was responsible for the betrayal of the other side of the house after deciding she needed Austin on the Sixth Sense's side... after he begged her for a second chance after saying he would target Julia.
- Audience Surrogate: The audience strongly elated to James and James would often say exactly what the viewers were thinking. An example was in Week 9 after Austin made a bizarre speech while nominating John and Steve. James said in his DR session after the nomination ceremony that Austin seems tool have clearly lost his mind because of that nomination speech.
- Badass Adorable: James is very small in stature but he was one of the strongest competitors of the season. James was also a player that made big moves during the season such as nominating Clay and Shelli arguably considered to be the game changer of the season. Bottom line is that James may be small but he definitely should not be underestimated because of it.
- Big Damn Heroes: James made the first big move of the season by nominating Clay and Shelli during Week 6. Some argue that nominating Clay and Shelli was the game changer of the season and changed the future of the season.
- Breakout Character: James surprisingly won the Americas Fave Houseguest prize at the end of the season beating out the expected favorite to win the prize, John. John and Jason were in the Top 3 along with James.
- Comically Missing the Point: When Kevin Frazier "interviews" James before the first "UF-Oh, No!" HOH competition (a la the red carpet interviews Kevin does on Entertainment Tonight), James fails to understand that when Kevin said "look at you!", he meant "look at what are you wearing" and that he was thinking he's never seen an Asian hillbilly.
- Deadpan Snarker: James is known to be really funny and entertaining, both on the feeds and on the show. He always has a witty one liner ready to say.
- Deep South: His most interesting fact is that he's a hillbilly Asian. In fact, that was exactly what he played up most in his audition video, daring the casting crew to find somebody else like him.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Enough that in trying to recruit pawns as part of their plan to backdoor Jace, that he was not willing to put Jackie and Becky up on the block. Jason points this out, when James explains to Becky (whose wearing a pink bikini top) that she is among the players he wants to keep off the block:Jason: "James, eyes up here. The idea is to get people to be pawns. Just 'cause she pretty, don't mean we can actually keep her safe for this week."
- Everything Is Big in Texas: Subverted. James is from Texas but he is a really small guy in height and stature (he is only 5'4" according to himself).
- Good Ol' Boy: James is a Southern guy who originally hails from South Carolina but currently lives in Texas.
- Happily Adopted: James said he was adopted in his introduction to the point of not knowing his ethnicity.
- Has a Type: In the Week 9 hometown montage, his roommate notes that James likes blondes and women who are taller. Hence, his crush on Meg, who has both attributes. It is also very worth noting that he has a cardboard cutout of Taylor Swift in his room, if that tells you anything (watch his audition video, it is deliberately skirted around in shots of his pad to avoid copyright matters).
- In-Series Nickname: Captain Camo, because of his signature style and his ability to avoid being noticed when carrying out pranks until anyone least expects it. Subverted, since he's rarely ever called that by any of his fellow houseguests, though it is used for a hashtag seen during his pranks on the show.
- Likes Older Women: Shown having a fairly obvious crush on Vanessa's mom, when he sees a picture of her and Vanessa in the HOH room during Vanessa's second tenure as Head of Household.
- Limited Wardrobe: Doesn't seem to have that much of a variety in clothing and is often seen wearing the same thing.
- Luke, I Am Your Father: As he tells Meg in Week 10, James did not find out he was going to be a father until the day his daughter Bailey's mother gave birth to her.
- Nice Guy: When Audrey is set up for eviction and is acting all strange, James makes a nice omelet for her. Ironically, the act of doing so nets her a penalty vote because she is a Have Not for the week, too, but Audrey is just feeling so bad and her eviction is so unpreventable that it doesn't matter anymore and the omelet is a breath of fresh air for her.
- Nice Hat: He is often seen wearing a cap or visor. James has also borrowed Liz's cat hat several times.
- Odd Friendship: With Steve. Becomes this with Steve by Week 8. James states his friendship with Steve evolved from being out of pure strategy to a full-blown bromance.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With Jackie and Meg. He is in an alliance with the both of them and have been shown to be very close.
- The Prankster: James has pulled several pranks during his time in the house, having sometimes used sneak-up-and-scare/hide-and-scare tricks on some of the other houseguests; pulling an eerie, but funny sleepwalking prank on Julia in Week 8; and in the same week, Saran Wrapped Steve's stuff on one of the dentist chairs. James noted to Julie Chen following a reel of his pranks (most of which involved Julia, whom he scared again in a closet prank one night during Week 9) on Week 8 eviction night, that he has done this to keep himself occupied in the house when he gets bored.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Aubrey eating James's omelet was a blatant Have Not rule infraction, and making an omelet for Audrey when she was a Have Not was obviously grounds to trigger a penalty vote outcome, even if James didn't intend for that to be the case. However, it didn't matter to him because Aubrey was so down in the dumps she needed real food, and good food to boot, before she got the boot, and one vote on top of a near-unanimous eviction already hopelessly stacked against her was just a drop in the bucket, anyway.
- Stereotype Flip: Acknowledges the fact that people take a second look at him when they see a person who is Asian, but lives the customs of a country boy. This was his pitch when auditioning for the show. He said he's an Asian hillbilly and he dared the producers to find someone else like him.
- Token Minority: He and Da'Vonne are some of the only people in the season who are not Caucasian.
Meaghan Kathleen "Meg" Maley (Juror #04)
Meaghan Kathleen "Meg" Maley (Juror #04)
Born: Jan 17th, 1990 (at time of competition: 25)
Hometown: Collingswood, NJ
Current Residence: New York City, NY
Number Of HOH Wins: None
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note
Number Of Times Nominated: 4 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 3 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: None
Finished: Placed 8th (10th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #4)
Evicted: Evicted 4-1 VS. JULIA note
HOH Evicted Under: VANESSA (in Week 10)
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- 100% Adoration Rating: Goodness!! Is there anybody this season who has a real bone to pick with resident sweetheart and Big Apple dumpling Meg? Meg is one of the most beloved people in the house and constantly pawned because she does nothing to trouble the house and most players see pawning her as an unspoken guarantee that whoever is placed on the block with her is sure to go home (unless, of course, they are just as beloved as she is). Meg was unfailingly kind to everyone and silly, and only evicted because she was not someone the villainous alliance of the season wanted to go up against in the Final Two because she'd outshine them on a social level. However, in terms of popularity polls, the only thing preventing her from placing higher was the fact that Meg was an incredible dud at competitions (save once) who would have to drift to the finale, and fans and viewers were kinda bummed about that prospect.
- Adorkable: Meg is loveable and dorky at times, and knows how to make fun of herself and her shortcomings (such as her inability to win competitions). She also embraces her awkwardness and she is very dorky and silly. She loves to have fun. On top of this, she is even seen wearing glasses from time to time.
- Alliterative Name: Her first and last name begin with the same letter: M.
- All-Loving Hero: Meg is very likeable and she seems to get along with everyone. She is the Plucky Girl and The Pollyanna who believes in seeing the best in everyone.
- Ascended Extra: Meg doesnt seem to be featured all that much on the show. If she is noticed or featured on the show, it is because of her relationship with James. Her relationship with James was what gave Meg more of the spotlight later on.
- Ascended Fan: She is Best Friends Forever with Survivor contestant Andrea Boehlke, who even cameos in her intro package in a New York cafe. This connection had a lot to do with her recruitment onto Big Brother.
- Bare Your Midriff: Meg tends to wear tops or clothing that reveal her stomach or her midriff. Since she seems to have a preference for revealing clothing, this definitely puts Meg in Ms. Fanservice territory. It seems to be a thing the female houseguests, with the the exception of maybe DaVonne and Vanessa, all share in common.
- Big Applesauce: Meg is originally from New Jersey, but lives in New York City. Meg's personality seems to have a blend of Jersey and New York as she is very larger than life in personality. She is also a Hard-Drinking Party Girl who likes to party and have fun. The club life is a huge part of New York culture and Meg seems as though she would be a pro at it. During the BB Comic Book POV competition, Meg's hometown is lampshaded when her superhero name was "The Big Apple".
- Break the Cutie: After Jason's eviction robbed her of a close friend, Jackie's impending eviction smashed her. Meg felt powerless to defend the people she cared about and broke down crying, feeling ashamed of herself. Finally, when she figured out she was targeted by Liz to go home because of how infallible her social game was (urged by her twin sister Julia to get her out now or she'll coast to the end), she was absolutely miserable.
- Celebrity Resemblance: James states that Meg physically resembles Taylor Swift (the dude has a cardboard cutout of her in his apartment). Much of the physical resemblance between the two stems from Meg being blonde, pretty and on the taller side. Meg's physical resemblance to Taylor is also a major reason as to why James had a mega crush on her since according to James, Taylor Swift is his celebrity crush (she fits all of James' ideal woman requirements, which is blonde, beautiful and tall).
- The Chick: Of the entire season. She could be seen as the opposite of Liz and Vanessa, who are The Dark Chick's. Meg was not a big gamer like other houseguests but she did serve as the peacemaker to her alliance. Meg seemed like she was there to socialize, make friends and flirt with the male houseguests. She had also voiced her feelings about not contributing enough to the alliance.
- The Chosen One: When he chooses her for his "Houseguest's Choice" pick for the Week 8 POV competition, Meg notes that Johnny Mac always ends up drawing her name to participate in veto comps.
- Contralto of Danger: Downplayed. Meg has an unusually deep pitched voice, which contrasts with her gleeful image. But she is far from a competitive powerhouse.
- Cute, but Cacophonic: There have been plenty of fans who have said that they find Meg's talking voice to be very irritating or annoying. Her voice is especially irritating to listen to during her DR sessions as she has No Indoor Voice.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Meg takes a pretty hard fall on the second run of the Otev the Rockin' Roll veto competition in Week 8, when trying to make it up the butter-soaked wall, falling face-first, knocking off her headband and (briefly) losing her answer butter for the second clue in the process. It actually scares the other houseguests into thinking she really got hurt, and Meg and company wince at it during their replay of that moment of the game footage in the Jury House.
- The Cutie: Meg is very sweet, loveable and endearing. She displays many childlike characteristics about her and she also has a bit of an innocence to her. Meg also appears to be The Pollyanna and the Plucky Girl with positive and optimistic attitude. She is also a Genki Girl and she is very hyper and energetic.
- Does Not Like Shoes: Although Meg is a huge fan of designer shoes, when she's in the house, Meg is nearly always barefoot. Justified, in that Meg is a sufferer of psoriatic arthritis and using shoes puts a strain on her joints, so Meg actually needs to stay barefoot whenever possible. It also lets her show off a tattoo on her right foot that says "Always yes" in cursive. She shares this aversion to shoes with James, leading to an amusing moment in the shower where the two resort to washing their feet due to mucking them up walking around barefoot so much... and James decides to troll Meg.
- Agony of the Feet: During Gronk's (Rob Gronkowski) takeover of the house, Meg regretted this when she was part of a conga line and was dancing across the coarse backyard grass in her bare feet, yelping in pain and not knowing if she could take it anymore.
- Dumb Blonde: Meg is definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. She doesnt have any strategic prowess and she doesnt have any understanding of the game as a whole. She has depend on her allies, such as Becky, Jason and Jackie for example, to help her in the game, especially when it comes to strategy. She seems to be a big time airhead, even though she is very cute and likeable.
- Fag Hag: In Real Life, Meg said she lives with her "gusband" (gay husband). She was also close friends with Jason. It is argued that other than James, Jason was her closest friend in the house. She seems to have a strong affinity with gay men. Despite her affinity with gay men, she does not fit the physical descriptions of this trope as she is physically attractive and she is also in shape.
- Flower in Her Hair: Sometimes, Meg wears a flower crown of daisies on her head.
- Foil: To Liz in many ways. Although they are girls who come off as The Ditz and the Dumb Blonde, they are actually rather opposite of one another. Personality wise: Meg is more likeable, while Liz is more unlikeable. Meg is the Girl Next Door and the Nice Girl; Liz is an Alpha Bitch. Meg is a Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold; Liz is an evil blonde. Meg is the Cute Clumsy Girl; Liz is not. Gamewise: Liz is more competitive and an Action Girl; while Meg is not competitive and The Load. Meg was aligned with the good side of the house (James, Jackie, DaVonne, Jason, Becky, John); Liz was aligned with the bad side of the house (Vanessa, Austin, Shelli, Clay, Julia, Steve). Meg loved James, while Liz hated James. Also see Good Counterpart.
- Genki Girl: This is particularly noticeable in the majority of her Diary Room entries.
- Good Counterpart: To Liz. Liz is The Dark Chick while Meg is The Chick. Both Liz and Meg are Dumb Blondes who are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Both are The Ditz and come off as shallow and dumb about alot of things. Liz is an Alpha Bitch, while Meg is a Nice Girl. Liz is an evil blonde, while Meg is a Hair of Gold. Both girls seem to love or have an affinity towards Austin. In terms of gameplay, they are both pretty clueless and do not understand the concepts of the game entirely. Both Liz and Meg have somewhat depended on a man in the game (Liz depending on Austin and Meg depending on James). Liz is disliked by the audience while Meg is generally liked by the audience. On the flip side, Liz is more of an Action Girl and is extremely competitive when it comes to competitions, while Meg is more of The Load, who has proven she is very useless competitively.
- Ill Girl: Post-season, Meg revealed that she was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in the sixth grade and chose not to let anyone know this during the game because it would put her at a disadvantage. It's part of the reason why she has a lot of trouble during physical challenges.
- In-Series Nickname: As illustrated in Episode 30 (Week 10), Meg is sometimes called "Grandma Meg" by some of the houseguests, because she sometimes gets confused, a little cranky and has other personality traits similar to that of a senior citizen, despite being 25 years old.
- The Load: Meg was one of the weakest and most useless female players of the season. She managed to not win one single competition on her own (her one and only win was a Battle of the Block Competition with Jason) and overall, she seemed to be very weak on a competitive level. It did not help that Meg was very clueless about what was going in the house. She needed some of her other allies, such as Jackie and Jason, to help her in the strategic department. There were times when Meg even came off as a liability to her alliance (James, Jackie, Jason, Da'Vonne) because she could not win any competitions to keep herself and her allies safe and she did not contribute anything in terms of game intelligence or strategy. It seems that the only thing that Meg really contributed to the game was her ability to flirt with different male houseguests, namely James and Clay. Although she did manage a sole Battle of the Block win with Jason, Meg's most effective role was basically being pawned as the all-around nice person up against a target. She's also True Companions with Johnny, Jason, and James, and has a decent social game with them.
- Nice Girl: With her laid-back and adorkable personality, Meg is well-liked among the other houseguests, several of whom have admitted they have nothing bad to say about her.
- Ship Tease: With Clay. Implied in Episode 18 (Week 6), with some Love Triangle implications (the show even going as far as using the hashtag #BBScandal during the scene in which she hugs him so tight, she practically needs to be pried off Clay).
- Meg has also had flirtmances with James and, possibly, Jeff. Clay even boldly points this out in his Week 6 exit interview.
- The Tease: Meg does this humorously in her DR entry in Episode 16 (Week 5), as the top 3 Battle of the Block competitors choose who they want to invite to an Outback Steakhouse dinner in the backyard they were rewarded with:Meg (flirtily): "James, pick me. A couple of drinks and you never know what's gonna happen."James (in the common room, announcing his decision in front of the houseguests): "I'm gonna have to choose... my boy Clay."Meg: "Clay?! Oh, Jamesy, don't come crawlin' back to me when Clay doesn't put out."
- That's Gotta Hurt: She took a HARD crashing blow to the jaw when she slipped and fell on the slope of the OTEV competition, a moment which her fellow housemates were wincing at in the Jury House on replay of the season. It has since gone on to become one of the series' more memetic moments.
- Unwitting Pawn: Meg became a frequent go-to in the house as the person to put up on the block against troublesome opponents whenever someone wanted to eliminate a player because everyone loves her in the house. She was cool with it and even got to the point where she lampshaded it as "pulling a Meg". Unfortunately, Vanessa, Austin, and the Nolan twins pawned her in villainous manner as a Sadistic Choice up against Jackie, and then Liz followed Julia's lead and pawned her with intent to leave her on the block as a target along with James, an even more sadistic choice between a very beloved male houseguest and female houseguest, which ultimately tipped against her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With James. James loves messing with her and Meg is constantly fed up with him, but it's all in good fun.
Rebecca Marie "Becky" Burgess (Juror #03)
Rebecca Marie "Becky" Burgess (Juror #03)
Born: May 06th, 1989 (at time of competition: 26)
Hometown: Denver, CO
Current Residence: Denver, CO
Occupation: Retail Manager
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: $10,000/10K note , Never Not Pass note
Finished: Placed 9th (9th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #2)
Evicted: Evicted 6-0 VS. JOHN note
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- Affectionate Nickname: John often calls Becky "Denver", because Becky is originally from that city.
- Alliterative Name: Her first and last name begin with the same letter: B.
- Action Girl: Seems to be the most athletic of the cast and is a great competitor. For example, she won the Week 7 HOH competition, pulling quite ahead of the other players... not to mention that it was an endurance competition with the high likelihood of slipping and falling at that.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She's a Nice Girl....just DON'T get on her bad side. She can be quite a vicious person if you cross her or betray her.
- The Big Girl: Is very tough and athletic. Plus, she's also one of the taller women in the house. All of the other girls seem much smaller and shorter than her. One of the major reasons why Josh was attracted to her in the first place was because she was a tall girl and he's always been attracted to tall girls.
- Body Horror: Becky describing all of the injuries she got after being hit in the face by the front of a train the year prior during a pre-sunrise run.note It makes it that much more impressive that she made a full recovery without any plastic surgery.
- Break the Cutie: After losing about three competitions in a row and getting put up on the block in Week 5 (not to mention losing the Battle of the Block comp that week that could have taken her and Clay off the block), she starts to lose it a little.
- Girl Next Door: Becky is one of the most down to earth female houseguests of the season and she's most definitely a Nice Girl to boot. No wonder John really liked her.
- Good Is Not Nice: Becky is a Nice Girl for the majority of the time....but she does have a very petty side especially when she's wronged or betrayed. She won't hesitate to call out someone if they are doing something wrong. She's done this with Vanessa of all people.
- Good Is Not Soft: A Nice Girl who is very loyal, caring and understanding, but she won't always be kind, sympathetic or compassionate to her enemies. Vanessa was someone that Becky didn't have much respect for in the game because she didn't like the way that she acted or conducted herself in the game. Becky also didn't like Vanessa's dirty gameplay and she has admitted to Vanessa herself that she didn't like nor trust her because of how shady and untrustworthy she had been the whole time.
- Granola Girl: Becky said this rubbed off of her from her family. Affirmed with the basket given to her when she became HOH in Week 7, which included mostly healthy food (such as lettuce, kale and brussels sprouts).
- Has a Type: Becky said that the type of men that she finds herself attracted to are extremely tall and athletic types. She has also stated that she is attracted to Black men and basketball players in particular. Poor John doesn't fit any of the above criteria.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Becky had such changeable loyalties in the game that it was hard to really tell who she was really loyal to in the game. She was clearly Playing Both Sides of the house and she couldn't stick to one side. Becky would pretend that she is with Vanessa's side of the house and then end up going over to John and then jumping over to James, Meg and Jackie's side of the house. The latter figured out what she was doing and that she was disloyal because she was ratting out information from their side and leaking it to the other side (Vanessa's side).
- Made of Iron: She was hit in the face by a train and survived. She was grievously injured, but made a full recovery without even needing plastic surgery. Liz even referred to Becky as being "Superwoman".
- Nice Girl: OH SO MUCH. Even though she does have a very tough, petty side at times especially towards those she doesn't like, she is one of the most genuinely nice and kind people on the season.
- Out of Focus: Did anyone even know that Becky was on the show? Or that she was even a houseguest playing the game on this season? Considering that the majority of the live shows centred on Vanessa, John, James or the rest of the Sixth Sense alliance, it makes sense why Becky wasn't so memorable and didn't get much screen time or attention from either production or the fans. The only time that Becky was noticed by the fans or given attention from the show was when she won HOH and she backdoored the strongest player in the game Vanessa.
- Platonic Life-Partners: With John. Although John has openly admitted to having a crush on Becky, Becky only sees John as a friend. The two have shown to have a close bond and friendship and are in a secret alliance together since the beginning.
- Playing Both Sides: As Shelli points out in her DR entry after Becky wins HOH in Week 7, since she's one of only three unaligned houseguests (along with John and Steve), Becky has been swayed between the Sixth Sense and the After Dark Crew when a member of either alliance have been in power. Invoked by Becky word for word, before stating that her allegiance leads more towards the After Dark Crew. Some of the fans have referred to her as being a rat and compared her to Andy Herren from Big Brother 15.
- Ship Tease: With John. Although, the feelings are shown to be unrequited. John has said that he has a crush on Becky but Becky has not shown romantic interest in John and has even said in so many words that John is not her type (she likes tall men). Despite this, the fans are still a fan of their relationship and enjoy the moments that they have together.
- Statuesque Stunner: Is the tallest of the girls, very athletic and buxom.
- Supreme Chef: Becky is noted for being this, with Johnny Mac even stating she makes certain breakfast meals with real fruit (just what kind of dishes she puts the fruit in is not specified, though).
Jacklyn Isabel "Jackie" Ibarra (Juror #02)
Jacklyn Isabel "Jackie" Ibarra (Juror #02)
Born: Oct 24th, 1987 (at time of competition: 27)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 note
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: Armortard Punishment note
Finished: Placed 10th (8th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #2)
Evicted: Evicted 6-1 VS. MEG note
HOH Evicted Under: STEVE (in Week 7)
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- Action Fashionista: Averted. Jackie likes clothing, fashion, shoes, and makeup and she is a bit of an Action Girl. She is not the most competitive person in the house but she has shown that she does have a very athletic side. She also makes it a habit of looking as good as possible while she is doing athletic and active things. Jackie takes pride in her appearance no matter what she is doing.
- Action Survivor: Jackie was not an overly competitive person and she did not win a lot of competitions, but she was actually a very smart person. She seemed to rely more on strategy and intelligence to get ahead in the game. Jackie was not The Load like Meg (who was considered to be weak on both a competitive level and a strategic level) and she was not an Action Hero like James (who was very strong competitively and won a lot of competitions).
- Adorkable: Jackie is very likeable, loveable and endearing that you cannot help but root for her. Her interactions with Jason, James, and Meg make her someone who is very east to root for. Also, Jackie being Fun Size could also be adding to her adorable and cute qualities. However, just because she is very lovable does not mean that she is to be underestimated. Jackie is also quite spunky and sassy and she is a bit of a firecracker, especially when competitive, frustrated or angered.
- All Women Love Shoes: Jackie seems to have a preference for high heel shoes and stilettos. It seems at every live eviction, she is seen wearing them. It is understandable why Jackie seems to have a high heel shoe obsession since she loves fashion and dressing up.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Sometimes comes across as this. Although Jackie comes off as friendly most of the time, she can also come off as The Stoic, someone who appears very calm and collected. In most intsnaces, Jackie has been very rational, calm, aloof and she comes across as the Only Sane Woman in her alliance. She is also the most strategic and logical from a game standpoint. However, there are cases where Jackie can let her emotions show and when she does, she can be very sassy and feisty.
- Ascended Extra: Although she was featured on The Amazing Race, she is not all that featured on this season. Jackie was rarely given attention and screen time when the show would air. Many fans felt that Jackie came off as an after thought and she did not seem to be a character or personality that stood out to the fans and to the audience. The only time when it felt that Jackie got any kind of prevalent attention or screen time was when she was nominated (such as during the Double Eviction when she was evicted). Some fans have even gone as far as to say "Who's Jackie?"
- Badass Adorable: Jackie is very cute and adorable because she is one of the smaller female houseguests of the season, but she can also be very feisty, sassy and competitive. She is not the strongest female competitor of the season, but she is not completely useless in the competitions. Jackie's expertise in the game though is strategy and social game. If Jackie had made it farther in the game, it is assumed that she would eventually become a huge threat and would have been a force to be reckoned with.
- Bare Your Midriff: As expected, Jackie wears a lot of revealing clothing (she is a professional dancer after all). So, it is not surprising that she is seen wearing alot of tops that often bare her stomach. Jackie is also seen wearing just a sports bra. The combination of her showing her assets (her breasts) and her stomach definitely solidify her in Ms. Fanservice territory.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Jackie is a Nice Girl for the most part, but do not cross her, piss her off or hurt the ones that she cares about. She will come for you. A particular example is when Vanessa backdoored her close ally Jason. After that, Jackie had made it her mission to target Vanessa and fueled her desire to get revenge by getting her out of the house. Jackie has also made it known that she is not a fan of Vanessa on a personal or game level. All in all, Jackie is friendly, but if you cross her or those she cares about, it's a wrap and you are on her radar.
- Buxom Is Better/Big Breast Pride: Jacklyn has very large breasts and she seems to take great pride in her assets. She likes to accentuate them through revealing clothing, in particular, revealing tops and dresses. It is uncertain if Jackie's breasts are real or fake, although many fans are of the assumption that they are implants. She also likes to use her assets when she flirts with the male houseguests. Definitely qualifies her as a Ms. Fanservice.
- Crossover: Jeff and Jackie first competed on The Amazing Race 26. Considering that both Big Brother and The Amazing Race are CBS shows, this is prevalent.
- The Cutie: Jackie is petite, loveable and endearing. She is easy to like and root for because of her likeable personality. However, despite her generally swet and friendly nature, she is no pushover and she does have a bit of a spunky and sassy side to her. Her relationships with Meg, James and Jason endeared alot of fans to her and many of the viewers, particularly the live feeders, were rooting for her to win.
- Fag Hag: One of her close friendships and allies in the game is Jason. It was a tossup between Meg and Jackie regarding who was closer to Jason. Jackie did not take it well when Jason was evicted and wanted to avenge his eviction by going after Vanessa. Although Jackie has an affinity with gay men, she does not seem to fit the trope physically as she is physically attractive and appealing.
- Genki Girl: She is a cross between this and an Aloof Dark-Haired Girl. Although she appears to be very aloof and stoic on occassion, she is actually a very upbeat and optimistic person, especially when she is happy or excited about something. Jackie also comes across as a very energetic and spirited girl, but it is understandable why she would be this way since she is a professional dancer. She seems like a very fun loving girl who likes to have a good time and this was seen in her realtionships with James, Meg and Jason.
- Girly Girl: Jackie is a very feminine individual. She showcases this through the clothing that she wears and her fashion sense. She has a love for wearing fancy and designer clothing (especially dresses), high heel shoes, and makeup. She is definitely the most girly and feminine of this group of female houseguests, especially in comparison to more of the tomboyish, aggressive or Girl Next Door women in the house such as Vanessa, Becky,and Da'Vonne, and even Audrey. The other female houseguests that match her girliness are Liz, Julia, Shelli and Meg, although even Shelli has more of a Girl Next Door persona than Jackie does.
- Graceful Loser: Although she and her ally Meg were absolutely blindsided during the Double Eviction when Steve won HOH and nominated the two of them for eviction, which resulted in her eviction, Jackie managed to take her eviction very well. She even stated that the reason why she ended up going home was because there was a misunderstanding on Steve's behalf. Steve had felt that Jackie was coming after him, but in actual fact, she was wanting to come after Austin and Vanessa. Jackie was very accepting of this and even voted for Steve to win the game at the end, even though he was the one who was responsible for her eviction.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners/Romantic Two-Girl Friendship: With Meg. The two were very close in the house and they shared an inseparable bond with one another. When Meg and Jackie were on the block together during the Double Eviction, one could tell how much they loved each other and valued each other as friends. They were both so upset about being nominated against each other and Meg did not take it well when Jackie was evicted.
- Just Friends: Jeff said this about their relationship. It was always assumed that there was Unresolved Sexual Tension between them, but he had set the record straight and stated that they were just friends and had a platonic relationship. It is unknown if Jackie also saw their relationship the same way or if there were any unresolved feelings for Jeff on her behalf.
- Ms. Fanservice: A key example is the outfit she wore on the first eviction night: a sports bra and tight black pants. Jace even surmised this was all she had to offer when trying to convince John to keep him in the game over Jackie:Jace: Jackie, what is she bringing to the table?John: Uh...Jace: What does she bring?John: Yeah, I don't know.Jace: Boobs.John: (chuckles)
- Further adding to this trope is Jackie's striptease on Day 51, when her Knight in Shining Armor punishment (which she won in the Week 7 HOH comp) finally ends, taking off the knight suit piece by piece until she's down to just a sports bra and lycra shorts.
- Only Sane Woman: Of her alliance with Jason, James, and Meg. It was Jackie that was always the logical and practical one of the group. She was seen to be the strategist and her reads on the house were very accurate. In comparison to Meg, who comes off as more of The Ditz and Dumb Blonde and James who is an Action Hero and very competitive, but is not that strong on a strategic level, Jackie definitely fits this trope.
- Out of Focus: Isn't given much screen time early on. Britney Haynes even stated that the first time she saw Jackie was when Jackie won the Week 5 HOH. Subverted Trope, as the eviction of Jason and the ascent of the After Dark Crew and their satellite allies into power puts her more on the canvas.
- Poor Communication Kills: Jackie's eviction in the Week 7 Double Eviction episode was highly surprising given that one would have expected Steve to put Jackie and Meg up on the block merely as pawns and backdoor Becky, given his dislike of her. However, Steve (who has worried about other houseguests seeing him as a target) decided to target her because he was under the belief that she was targeting him thanks to a rumor spilled to him by one of the houseguests. She insisted the rumor was false, but to no avail. In reality, Steve wasn't even on her radar, and Jackie actually wanted to target Austin.
- Spicy Latina: Jackie is Latina and she can also be very sassy and spunky. Even though Jackie is calm most of the time, she did show cases of being Hot-Blooded when she would get upset or angry. On top of it, Jackie is a Ms. Fanservice, who wears a lot of scantily clad clothing and has a lot of sex appeal. Even though Jackie can appear calm and demure, she is actually much tougher than she appears and she is not to be underestimated.
- Tall Poppy Syndrome: Jackie was worried about being targeted due to being on The Amazing Race. The fact that she was put up as a pawn on the first week by James as part of his plan to get Jace out didn't alleviate her worries any less.
Melissa Michelle "Shelli" Poole (Juror #01)
Melissa Michelle "Shelli" Poole (Juror #01)
Born: Jan 12th, 1982 (at time of competition: 33)
Hometown: Marietta, GA
Current Residence: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Interior Designer
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note
Number Of POV Wins: None
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: None
Number Of Times Nominated: 2 note
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1 note
Prizes/Punishments Won: 24 Hour Knight/Castle Guard Punishment note
Finished: Placed 11th (7th Houseguest Evicted, JUROR #1)
Evicted: Evicted 8-0 VS. VANESSA note
HOH Evicted Under: BECKY (in Week 7)
Voted For (In Jury): STEVE
- Action Girl: Shelli has proven to be a strong competitor and has won two HOH's. She has also been shown to be strong in endurance competitions. Not only is Shelli strong competitively, but she is also strong socially and strategically. She is the only female player that truly rivals Vanessa when it comes to the social, competitive and strategic aspects of the game. Shelli's strengths in all three aspects was what made Shelli such a huge threat in the game and why the other side of the house (James, Becky, Jackie, Meg) wanted her out.
- Alpha Bitch: Mostly because Shelli comes off as a very strong female player along with Vanessa. She is very strategic and tough as nails. When she has a target in mind, she sets her sights on it and she shows no mercy. Shelli can also be very manipulative and cunning and she is a huge schemer. Shelli could also be considered a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing because she can appear friendly, cordial and nice but can also be very petty and mean on occasion.
- Arch-Enemy: James. It is understandable why Shelli was gunning hard for James since he was the one who was responsible for breaking a deal that they made, nominating them together on the block which resulted in Clay being evicted. In Week 6, Shelli said during a DR session that James is her ultimate target because of what he had done by evicting Clay and breaking their deal. Shelli stated that James is untrustworthy because he has proven that he is not a man of his word. James also feels the same way about Shelli in that he has stated that she is the biggest threat to his game and to the games of his allies. James also has a dislike of Shelli because she was one of the major reasons why many of his allies (including Jeff, Audrey, Da'Vonne and Jason) were all evicted back to back during the course of the first four weeks of the game.
- Bare Your Midriff: Like many of the other female houseguests such as Meg, Becky, Liz, Julia and Jackie, Shelli has been seen to wear tops which reveal her stomach or her midriff. Similar to the other women in the house, this qualifies her as a Ms. Fanservice.
- Beauty Is Bad: Shelli is a very physically beautiful woman who is highly appealing as a Ms. Fanservice. But she was working for Vanessa, who was the main villain. Plus, although Shelli often appeared to be the Nice Girl who was the classic Southern Belle that was friendly and approachable, underneath, she could very much qualify as someone who's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing as she's not as sweet and nice as she appears to be. She's also a Manipulative Bitch and she's pretty ruthless and tough when she's wronged or crossed.
- Beta Bitch: For Vanessa, who is the ultimate Alpha Bitch of the season. Vanessa is the strongest player of the season and it the biggest threat of the house but Shelli is her right hand woman willing to do all of Vanessa's bidding out of undying loyalty to her. If Vanessa is not the one telling the other alliance members (the other members of the Sixth Sense alliance) what to do in the game, it is often Shelli that is the one who is willing to call the shots. Shelli has proclaimed numerous times, both in the house and in the DR, that Vanessa is her closest ally in the game next to Clay and that she would always be willing to fight for Vanessa if she were in trouble. Although Shelli is a strategic and smart player on her own, Vanessa still pretty much has control over Shelli and what she wants to do as she always influences Shelli's game moves.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Although Shelli is a Nice Girl for the most part, do not think that she is to be messed with. Shelli is a very strong woman and when she needs to stand up for herself or those she is aligned with, she will do so without hesitation. Shelli can also be incredibly ruthless in the game and she views every move in the game as a strategic one. Although she felt bad for Audrey on a personal level, Shelli realized that Audrey was nothing more than a liability to her and her alliances' games because she was a loose canon. Shelli had little to no problem backdooring Audrey and having her evicted because of all of the drama and trouble that she was causing. Shelli did cry and feel bad for doing that to Audrey but in the end, she felt that the move she made against Audrey was a justified strategic game move. Case in point, Shelli is nice most of the time, but do not underestimate her as she can be very vengeful when she or those she cares about are betrayed or crossed.
- Born Unlucky: During Week 6, Shelli decides to make a deal with James during the Endurance HOH competition. She throws the competition to him belieiving that James will uphold the deal and keep her and Clay off the block. Unfortunately for her and Clay, James decides to not keep his deal and he decides that they are too dangerous to his game for him to not nominate them. He ends up blindsiding the both of them at the nomination ceremony by nominating the two of them together on the block. During the POV competition, Shelli and Clay both lose and they both miss their chance to save themselves from the block. On top of it, James ends up winning the POV when he takes the Veto from Shelli and gives her Knight Battle Punishment. For the punishment, Shelli had to wear a knight costume and had to do 2400 battles within the span of 24 hours. James decides to not use the POV and they remain on the block together, having to campaign against each other so that they can stay. Clay decides to sacrifice his game for Shelli and asks to be voted out. Clay is evicted while Shelli stays in the game. Unfortunately for them, Clay ends up going home, just barely missing Jury while Shelli ends up making Jury. This means that Clay and Shelli ended up separated for the rest of the summer. It doesn't get much better for Shelli in Week 7. Shelli is nominated alongside Steve by HOH Becky. Becky insists that Shelli is not her true target and that it is Vanessa. Although Steve ends up winning the POV and takes himself off the block with Vanessa being the replacement nominee, Shelli still ends up being the one evicted in the end. Shelli may have had it very easy since the beginning of the game because she and her alliance were running the house, but she definitely got a rough deal thrown to her in the last few weeks that she was in the house. Poor Shelli.
- Co-Dragons: Shelli is this along with Austin, Liz, Julia, Steve and Clay for Vanessa. All of them are The Dragon for Vanessa and all of them were working for her and doing all of her dirty work. Even though all of them are working for Vanessa, all of them have different strengths and weaknesses in the game. For example, Shelli is strong competitively, strategically and socially. Shelli is strong competitively because she can win competitions with ease, especially physical competitions. She is also strong socially, because everyone in the house loves Shelli on a personal level and gets along with her. And she is also strong strategically, because she is the smartest and most strategic player in the game next to Vanessa. Because Shelli is strong at all of these aspects, it makes her the most dangerous of Vanessa's minions or allies. As for Vanessa's other allies, they may have some strengths but they also have a few weaknesses and are stronger in some aspects than others. For example, Austin is strong strategically and competitively in the sense that he is very physical and can win competitions, but he is also a Genius Bruiser because he is very intelligent and strategic. Liz is strong competitively and sociallu, because Liz is competitive and wins competitions but she is also has a good social game because nobody actively dislikes her or targets her. Julia is strong socially as nobody really wanted to get rid of Julia because she was the nicer twin and she was not perceived as too much of a threat to anybody's game. Steve was strong competitively and strategically because he was capable of winning lots of competitions (particularly mental competitions) but he was also very smart and intelligent and always made strategic moves. Clay was strong socially and competitively because everyone liked him on a personal level and he has shown that he can be very physical because he is athletic and competitive (even though he did not win alot of competitions). Despite all of the others' strengths and skill sets that contributed to the well being of the alliance, Shelli was the most dangerous minion working for Vanessa.
- Demoted to Dragon: Although Shelli is not really an outright villain and is instead, more of an Anti-Hero or at the darkest, an Anti-Villain, Shelli is definitely the strongest player next to Vanessa. It appears that Shelli is the most forthright strongest player and is the biggest threat to the house but in hindsight, Shelli is merely working for an even bigger game threat in Vanessa, who is revealed to be The Man Behind the Man. Vanessa appeared to not be the strongest player in the beginning because she was so under the radar and did not seem like she was getting all of the blood on her hands or that she was doing all of the dirty work. Shelli was the one who was getting her hands doing and doing everything that Vanessa wanted. Every single target that Vanessa wanted out, Shelli would end up obliging, even if Shelli was the one in power. So, although Shelli was the very obvious threat, Vanessa was the quiet threat (which makes Vanessa more dangerous and deadly for everyone's game).
- Devour the Dragon: Although Vanessa is not directly responsible for Shelli (and Clay's) demise in the game, she definitely had some influence as to why Shelli should go home over her. After Shelli was nominated alongside Clay during Week 6, Shelli had felt somewhat betrayed by Vanessa because she felt that Vanessa may have thrown her under the bus. Vanessa confronted Shelli about Shelli giving her the cold shoulder. Taking it as an insult that Shelli would be willing to shun Vanessa, Vanessa then proceeds to throw Shelli under the bus to all of the other houseguests by trying to say that Shelli was the one who was responsible for Jason going home (in which she was). This made the target on Shelli's back even bigger than before. After Clay was evicted, Vanessa ends up on the block next to Shelli. Although Vanessa does not directly throw Shelli to the wolves when she campaigns to the other houseguests to stay in the house, she manages to indirectly make arguments as to why Shelli is a bigger threat and why she is more dangerous. As a result, Shelli ends up being evicted by a unanimous vote in Week 7, even though the original target was Vanessa.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Along with Clay, her eviction (which made her the first houseguest to be sent to the Jury House) confirmed the downfall of the Sixth Sense and equalized both sides of the house.
- The Dragon: For Vanessa in the first half of the game. Although Shelli was a power player and had much social and strategic pull over the other houseguests (namely her other alliance members), she was pretty much doing all of the dirty work for Vanessa. It could even be argued that Shelli was Vanessa's #1 ally in the game and the two had Undying Loyalty to one another. They had even talked about going to the Final 2 together. In the grand scheme of things, Shelli may be a strong player who can win competitions and is strongly strategic but she is nothing more than a minion for Vanessa.
- Eternally Pearly-White Teeth: Just take a look at Shelli's teeth and see how sparkling white, straight and perfect they really are. On elf the first features that many fans often notice about Shelli's appearance is her smile and the fact that her teeth are so noticeable because of how white they are. Some fans even comment that Shelli's teeth are too large for her mouth and they speculate that her teeth may actually be fake or that they might be veneers or caps. Shelli's teeth are so perfect because of their shape and whiteness that either she loves her toothbrush, loves going to the dentist, stays away from sugar, or has veneers.
- Girly Girl: Shelli describes herself as one, but one who is not afraid to get her hands dirty... which makes sense considering she works in interior design. She is obviously very girly because of her love for dresses, makeup, doing her hair and floral things. But just because she's feminine doesn't mean that she doesn't have a very edgy and tough side to her and she is definitely a Girly Bruiser.
- Hoist By Her Own Petard: Clay and Shelli convincing Vanessa to backdoor Jason instead of ejecting Austin not only exposed the Sixth Sense, but got BOTH of them nominated the next week when James, one of the three houseguests in the alliance opposing Sixth Sense, won HoH with no BoB twist, which lead to Clay's eviction, and then she had to face the block again the following week, with Vanessa, when her alliance couldn't regain the HoH. She didn't survive this time.
- Horrible Judge of Character: In the Week 6 HOH endurance competition, Shelli (knowing that winning a third HOH would put a bigger target on her and can't win the competition) makes a deal with James to let him win, on the agreement that he not put her, Clay or John up for eviction. Since he agreed to the deal in front of the other houseguests, Shelli trusted that James would stay true to his word. The problem? He (like Jackie and Meg) wanted to avenge Jason's unexpected nomination and eviction that came about after the backdoor plan on Austin fell through, and decides to put Shelli and Clay up anyway, believing that they were responsible for the blindside. This leads to Clay leaving the House pre-jury and began the descent of Sixth Sense.
- Manipulative Bitch: Who would ever thought that she would be one of the major strategists in this season? Jason, upon his exit, referred to Shelli as "evil personified" when noting how she and Clay have been running the game. Live Feeders agree with this, seeing her try to deny any wrongdoings and lying most of the time.
- Nice Girl: While she is a friendly person for the most part, it's partly for this reason that one of Shelli's main objectives when she is HOH is (like many a BB contestant) to get as little blood on her hands as possible. The thought of even putting Audrey up for eviction even drove Shelli to tears at one point in Week 4, even though she quickly found out that Audrey was kinda manipulative and dramatic. In addition, she chose not to campaign against showmance Clay (who chose to do the same, but campaigned against himself instead) when the two were put up for eviction.
- Older Than They Look: She's 33, but looks closer in age to her showmance Clay, who's ten years younger.
- Pet the Dog: Shelli was one of the few houseguests who tried to keep Audrey in the game, feeling that she didn't get a fair shot... but Audrey's paranoia that Shelli would place her on the block and her resulting mistrust of Shelli, Clay and Vanessa for this reason in Week 4 (precipitating after Shelli told Jason that Audrey was the one who claimed that Shelli was his target), led Shelli to make the initially heartbreaking (or in the case of some of the other houseguests, the "what took so long") decision to put Audrey up as a replacement eviction nominee.
- Ship Tease: With Clay. Veers towards Will They or Won't They? as time goes on, culminating in their first kiss in Week 6, days before Clay's eviction.
- Southern Belle: Shelli hails from Georgia and she is a Southern girl.
- Spontaneous Choreography: Led an impromptu musical number with Audrey, Jason and Meg about being in the Big Brother house. Shelli was the only one who stayed in tune.
- Woman Scorned: Inverted. While Shelli soon became her regular smiling, friendly self after she worked through the shock of Clay being evicted from the game, the After Dark Crew's growing worry that she would turn the tables back on them for their role in Clay's ouster laid the groundwork for her eviction in Week 7, with the entire house flipping on Shelli (and in the process, on HoH Becky, since Vanessa was her target). The proverb was invoked word for wordnote by James in lampshading on their worry about Shelli gunning for them.