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     Steven Russell "Steve" Moses (The Winner) 

Steven Russell "Steve" Moses (The Winner)

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Born: Dec 10th, 1992 (at time of competition: 22)
Hometown: Gouverneur, NY
Current Residence: Gouverneur, NY
Occupation: College Student
Number Of HOH Wins: 4 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 2 note 
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 5 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 3 note 
Prizes/Punishments Won: $500,000 note 
Finished: Placed 1st (WINNER) (Won 6-3; WON $500,000)
Votes Received (From Jury): Shelli, Jackie, Becky, John, Meg and James

  • The Ace: Has won his fair share of competitions and he is particularly solid at mental competitions. The guy admitted that he has a photographic memory meaning that he is a huge mental threat in the game. He also has a tendency to win when he needs to. Steve is no slouch in competition wins having won a total of 4 Head of Households, 2 Power of Vetoes and 1 Battle of the Block. Steve also made the biggest move of the season by evicting Vanessa at final 3 and going on to win the season with a 6-3 vote.
  • Action Hero: Although his appearance is deceiving, Steve is actually very competitive. He's particular strong in mental competitions and he has fared well in endurence/physical competitions and skill competitions. Steve even said that he has a photographic memory hence why he is so solid at mental comps. He may not be as strong in endurence as John and Janes but he showed that he held is ground in Part 1 of the final Head of Household competition against Vanessa and Liz. It goes to show that Steve may not be athletic and have muscles like Austin and Clay do but he has out competed them in comps. Steve is the strongest male competitor next to John and James.
  • Adorkable: Steve is nerdy but he is lovable and has many endearing moments. His eccentricities make him more endearing and the fact that is socially awkward also helps. Steve also has a teddy bear that he sleeps with at night. Steve still plays with erector sets.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Early on, he had a hard time bonding with the other houseguests, with some like Jace and Austin outright bullying him at one point. His main alliances in the house were Vanessa note  and Johnny Mac. Surprisingly, he's got fans at his hometown. In fact, his mom rallied the entire town of Gouverneur to support him. So even if he didn't win, he still is far more popular than he was in school and in the house.
  • Anti-Hero: Type II (Knight In Sour Armor). Steve is a good guy at heart, but he's had no qualms planning and making big moves, including breaking up the Austwins and pulling one final game-winning backdoor on Big Bad Vanessa in the final hour of the game.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He's the season's resident superfan next to John and Jason. A lot of Steves conversations in the house were about facts regarding past Big Brother seasons and house guests. He seemed to be very knowledgable about the game. Freakishly similar to Ian Terry. Steve also ended up winning the season like Ian did as well.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Steve can be rather hyper at times and can't seem to sit still or stop talking to himself. He is also shown himself to be a highly anxious person; this was seen when Steve could not get to sleep for an entire night and ended up vomiting repeatedly because he was anxious about voting out Meg or Julia in Week 10. Steve is also very fidgety when he gets nervous. It is possible that Steve could be suffering from an anxiety disorder or either ADHD, ADD, Aspergers or even OCD but he has never been officially diagnosed.
  • Bad Liar: Arguably Steve's biggest flaw was that he had no Poker face, especially when it came to Vanessa interrogating him from details. She was able to fish out that he had a Final 2 alliance with Johnny Mac (called The Rockstars) and spent a good portion of the latter half of the game trying to separate them.
  • Badass Adorable: Steve may be quirky and nerdy and adorable but he is a very dangerous player. He's a competitor and he ended up outplaying everyone in the end considering he ended up winning the season. Steve was the epitome of silent but deadly and he was completely underestimated.
  • Badass Bookworm: Steve is The Smart Guy who comes off as a bookworm and is intelligent. He is a musical engineering student. Similar to Ian Terry who was s chemical engineering student.
  • Bash Brothers: With John and to some extent with Austin. However, his closest ally in the game is obviously Johnny Mac as he said when he was by himself that he intends to protect John as much as possible and wants to take him to the final 2. John and Austin have shades of Big Brother Instinct and Big Brother Mentor tendencies towards Steve; although John was shown to have a close bond or relationship with Steve than Austin does. John is protective of Steve and probably sees him as a surrogate little brother in many ways such as when he looks out for Steve when it comes to his behaviour and lack of social cues, and when Steve was having problems with his wisdom teeth. Steves alliance with John was called "The Rockstars". Austin was mode of a grudging respect at first but turned into a genuine friendship once Steve broke the haughty.
  • Big Applesauce: Steve originally hails from a small village in the North Country region of upstate New York.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For finally putting Austin, Liz and Julia on the block. They had been a very powerful trio in the game since the beginning and nobody seemed to have had any drive to split them up except John (but he has never won a Head of Household). It has been a long time coming for the trio to touch the block, feel the heat and finally be broken up and face possible eviction. On finale night, Steve won the final 3 Head of Household and ended up making the biggest move of the season by evicting Vanessa (the most dominant player of the entire season). The fans were absolutely elated when Steve had a hand in Austin, Julia and Liz bring split up and had a hand in evicting Vanessa.
  • Break the Cutie: Vanessa pretty much broke him when she refused to use the veto even when he begged her. Not only that but it's implied that no one in the house cares about him and even John wanted him gone. When Steve exacts payback on Vanessa and smashes up the villainous alliances in the house, he had definitely earned his right to do so.
  • Butt-Monkey: The guy's been betrayed by pretty much everyone, is talked about behind his back, and thought of as a weasel. He did not deserve any of this.
  • Cannot Talk to Women: Steve seems to have zero game or experience when it comes to the ladies. He has stated that he has a crush on Julia, but his interactions have only been amicable and friendly, even awkward at best. Steve has implied that he has no experience with women and that he has also implied that he is a virgin. Steve himself has admitted that he is really awkward around women.
  • The Chessmaster: Not to the same extent as Vanessa, but it's definitely there. Steve can be a strategic player but he seems to show spades of Brilliant, but Lazy. He knows he should make big moves that would benefit his game, but he seems to not follow through with making big moves out of fear (of either Vanessa or of becoming a big target). When Steve won Head of Household for the second time, he finally made a big move by nominating Austin and Liz, realizing that the trio of Austin, Liz and Julia finally needs to be split up after so long of being untouchable. But the biggest move that he made all season was when he won final Head of Household and evicted Vanessa at Final 3.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Steve considers himself quite strange – having a tendency to space out and exhibit several quirks such as randomly talking to and dancing by himself, describing that it's as if his "brain and body completely detach" from one another... though he's okay with that.
  • Co-Dragons: Steve was this for Vanessa, the Big Bad, throughout the majority of the game, alongside Austin, Julia, Liz, and Shelli. Steve served as The Mole to Vanessa, feeding her information that he gathered from other houseguests. In many ways, Steve being The Mole for Vanessa and working for her mirrors Ian being The Mole for Dan and working for him on Big Brother 14. Steve and Vanessa made a two person alliance in the beginning of the game and even had a Final 2 deal, but neither of them had any intention of upholding their deal.
  • Cool Loser: He's a Nice Guy and he's friendly albeit nerdy and socially awkward yet nobody seems to want to stay 100% loyal to him or associate themselves with him. Liz and Julia have even referred to Steve as being a socially awkward nerd or geek. However, Steve ends up getting the last laugh by winning the season, which would definitely classify Steve as being cool.
  • Cowardly Lion: Steve seems to be chicken when it comes to making big moves. When it came time for him to choose between voting out Meg or Julia during Week 10, instead of taking a huge risk and voting out Julia to finally split up the Terrible Trio (Austin, Liz and Julia), he decides to vote out Meg instead of Julia. Meg, who was not even a competitive threat or an overall game threat to anyone. Steve was so anxious over the vote that he had serious insomnia and was vomiting his guts out the night of the eviction. He did subvert this though during Week 11 when he finally had the guts to nominate first Austin and Liz and then Julia as the replacement nominee (after Austin had won the Power of Veto). Steve has also been submissive to Vanessa for pretty much the entire game, feeling like he can never go against her or her wishes or she would target him or come after him. Steve repeatedly has said to himself and to the camera while he is alone that he is onto Vanessa and does not result her. He also admits that he would gladly cut her if he wins the Final Head of Household. In the season finale, Steve does end up winning the Final Head of Household and he chose to cut Vanessa at the Final 3 like he had intended and promised to himself.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy/Green-Eyed Monster: Steve has a strong jealous streak to his personality, especially when it came to John. It was obvious that Steve was always jealous of Becky and always had ill feelings towards her because of her close relationship with John. Steve saw John as his closest ally in the game and it is under the assumption that Steve wanted Becky out of the house because he wanted John to himself. Steve's animosity towards Becky came off as highly irrational considering that Becky had nothing but positive things to say about Steve, but it was apparent that his strong dislike stemmed from his deep jealousy and envy over Becky's relationship and alliance with John.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Looks eccentric and odd but he is a huge threat and is quite dangerous in the game. It seems that the other houseguests underestimate him because of his nerdy, socially awkward persona. This is a guy who went from being super anxious about voting out either Meg or Julia during Week 10 to a guy who won Head of Household the same night and finally had the guts to nominate Austin and Liz in attempts to break up the Terrible Trio. Not to mention that Steve single handedly cast the vote to evict Vanessa at final 3.
  • Curbstomp Battle: Steve ends up winning the Final 2 vote against Liz, 6-3. He also evicted Vanessa at final 3 after winning the final Head of Household. It was considered to be the biggest move of the season.
  • Cute Bookworm: He's nerdy and smart. He is an engineering student after all so it could be assumed that he reads a lot of books. He's also considered to be a Badass Bookworm since he is competitive as well as book smart and intelligent.
  • Cute Bruiser: Steve is nerdy adorable and loveable and he can also kick ass in competitions. Despite his appearance Steve is the living embodiment of never judging a book by its cover. Physically, Steve is not muscular and athletic at all but he has out competed pretty much all of the male and female house guests this season. During Part 1 of the final 3 Head of Household Steve lasted almost 4 hours during the endurance competition. He definitely qualifies as a Badass Adorable.
  • The Cutie: Adorkable, a Nice Guy and very endearing albeit very quirky and an introvert. This is a guy who at the age of 22 still cuddled and sleeps with a large teddy bear. It's a toss up between him and John about who is more endearing and loveable especially when you compare them to the rest of the other house guests who are rather unlikeable and destestable. He's also the underdog especially after John was evicted. It is understandable why the majority of the audience was rooting for in to win the season over Vanessa and Liz as he was much easier to root for and was basically the underdog.
  • Darkhorse Victory: Most people had predicted that Vanessa had this game in the bag because she was the most dominant player all season. But Steve won the final Head of Household and made the biggest move and backdoor of the season by evicting Vanessa in the final hour. He then went on to win the season by a 6-3 jury vote.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Steve is rather snarky and sarcastic. Sometimes he will throw shade at his fellow houseguests and they will not even realize that he is throwing shade. Steve is often very deadpan and serious when he makes humorous or witty comments.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Beat Vanessa, who had the most HOH wins and was seemingly good at every competition by one point in the final HOH.
  • The Determinator: Not one to give up or quit despite al of the troubles and adversity he had faced throughout the game. Competitvely, he has won his fair share of competitions and he has out-strategized the vast majority of he houseguests, including the most dangerous player Vanessa.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: He defeated Vanessa on the final question of the final stage in the final Head Of Household, and backdoored and evicted Vanessa in the final eviction, much to Liz's surprise.
  • Ditzy Genius: Obviously a very book smart and intelligent guy and also a super fan of the game, but Steve can also be rather clueless about the dynamics in the house and his read on the game and other houseguests. He can also be a bit cowardly in terms of wanting to make big moves such as going against Vanessa or voting out a powerful trio (Austin, Liz, Julia). He is pretty good when it comes to competing and aligning with people, despite being socially awkward.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Steve had a major crush on Julia but Julia did not see Steve in that way at all. Julia even made a comment how a guy like Steve would have no chance with a girl like her in the real world. Interestingly enough, Steve's situation with Julia mirrors Ian's situation with Ashley during Big Brother 14.
  • The Dragon: For Vanessa for the majority of the game. Steve had been aligned with the Big Bad Vanessa since the start of the game. He even made a Final 2 deal with her. However Steve retaliated that he would eventually have to backstab Vanessa because she was too big of a threat and could not be trusted. Steve then turned into a Dragon with an Agenda.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Subverted Trope. Steve does not take over the villain role at the end of the game. Instead, he is seen as an Anti-Hero or one of the "good guys" in comparison to Vanessa and Liz, who have been long time villains for the majority of the game. Steve evicts Vanessa at Final 3 and chooses to take Liz to the Final 2 instead. After Vanessa is evicted by Steve, it is Liz who becomes this trope as she wants to beat Steve in the Final 2 and sort of avenge the evictions of Vanessa and the rest of her alliance (Austin and Julia). Unfortunately for Liz, she fails as Steve beats her in the Final 2 by a 6-3 jury vote.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Even though Steve was never an actual villain, he was the biggest threat in the house. Vanessa may have been the Big Bad but Steve was a more dangerous player than Vanessa because he was more quiet and subtle about his gameplay and his intentions. The majority of the game, it seemed as though Vanessa was the one pulling Steve's strings, but Steve had been plotting the demise of Vanessa for weeks. He finally went through with it when Steve won the final Head of Household and evicted Vanessa at Final 3.
  • Dragon Their Feet: All throughout the game, Steve had been aligned with Vanessa, but when it came down to the Final 3, Steve chose to evict Vanessa and take Liz to the Final 2. Steve had no regrets in evicting Vanessa because he believed that she was the strongest player of the season and that she was also one of the strongest female players in the history of the game. Not to mention that Steve knew that if he took Vanessa to the Final 2, she would beat him.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Although Steve was aligned with Vanessa, Steve had made it very clear that he had every intention of turning on Vanessa and cutting her when the time was right.Also, many of Steve's plans did not coincide with Vanessa's plans and as a a result, Steve (and Vanessa) began to lose trust in Vanessa. For example, Steve clearly wanted John too stay in the house as he was Steve's closest ally. On the other hand, Vanessa wanted to get rid of John because she saw him as a threat to her game. However, Steve won the battle against Vanessa when he evicted her at the Final 3.
  • Extreme Doormat: Came off as this for Vanessa throughout the majority of the game. It its understandable why Steve would always bend to Vanessa's will as much as possible and do what she wanted him to do because he probably had a fear of Vanessa bullying him, interrogating him aggressively or even worse, targeting him or wanting to get him out of the house. This is later averted, as Steve begins to grow distrust in Vanessa and even plots her demise towards the end of the game. In the end, Steve manages to stop being Vanessa's doormat, and finally gets the guts to evict Vanessa himself at the Final 3.
  • Functional Genre Savvy: He's an engineering student, and a huge fan of Big Brother so naturally, when James suggests he go up as a pawn he vehemently refuses because "pawns go home"note . He reiterates this point in a DR seen in Episode 26 (Week 9), after Vanessa asks him to consider being a pawn as part of her plan to get out Johnny Mac.
  • Geek/Nerd: Steve is the token geek/nerd of Season 17, being very socially awkward and exhibiting quite a number of personality quirks. In his hometown vignette in Week 8, his father Ron explains that part of the reason for Steve spent most of his time studying growing up, rather than socializing.
  • The Good Guys Always Win: Steve beat both Vanessa and Liz (both villains) in the finals. He evicted Vanessa (the Big Bad) at final 3 after winning the final Head of Household of the season. And he beat Liz (The Dragon to Vanessa) in final 2 after winning the season with a 6-3 vote.
  • Good Is Not Nice/Good Is Not Soft: Steve is a Nice Guy for the most part but don't get on his bad side or make an enemy out of him. Although Steve has played a clean game for the most part, Steve made it clear that he was going great to backstab people to win. This was apparent when he evicted Vanessa at final 3 even though he had been closely aligned with her for the majority of the game.
  • Hidden Badass: Did anyone really expect nerdy and socially awkward Steve to outplay, outlast and outsmart everyone in the end? Did anyone expect Steve to be the one to make the biggest move of the season which was evicting Vanessa? Did anyone expect Steve to win the season?
  • Identical Stranger: To Ian Terry. Clay initially believed that Steve was part of the Twin Twist because of their similarity. Steve himself has acknowledged their similarities. Also to McCrae.
  • Last of His Kind: He became the last male houseguest in the house and the only male to make it to the finals, following Austin and John's back-to-back evictions in Week 12.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Despite many people counting him out, and almost getting eliminated in the first week, Steve ended up tying Vanessa for most HOH wins in the season by upping his game and making big moves in the second half of the season, as well as foiling Vanessa's assumed victory and taking it himself instead.
  • Megane: Steve regularly wears glasses.
  • Momma's Boy: Is very close with his parents but especially his mom. Aww... As he mentions in Week 11, his closeness with his mom is a regular mother-son relationship and nothing Freudian.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Following Jackie's eviction in Week 7, Steve really questions why didn't nominate Becky while he was Head Of Household.
  • Nerd Glasses: He's similar to Ian Terry in that regard.
  • Nice Guy: Just listen to his goodbye message to Audrey when she was evicted in Week 4; that, and the conversations he had with her show he really did care about her and felt bad that she was evicted like James. He's very likable too.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Steve is MUCH nicer than Vanessa and way nicer than Vanessa's other minions, including Austin, Liz and Julia. It was very confusing for many fans as to why Steve was even aligned with someone as unlikeable as Vanessa, as Vanessa did not treat Steve very nicely for the most part. Many fans even argued that Vanessa did not deserve Steve's loyalty whatsoever, which is why the majority of fans were elated when Steve decided to cut her at Final 3.
  • No Social Skills: He has problems talking to people, and comes off as rude at first, but he's got a good heart.
  • Odd Friendship: With James. Also with John.
  • Only Friend: Johnny Mac is Steven's only friend in the house. Poor guy... Vanessa was on his side for Week 11, but as of Week 12 is happy with either him or John going. Shelli seemed to be his friend too as she was rooting for him when she was in Jury, but this isn't brought up much.
  • Out of Focus: Subverted. For some feed viewers, they were even confused at why he somehow disliked Becky for some unexplained reason (though others have stated that Becky has been mean to Steve several times). However as his standing in the game rises, particularly during his reigns as HOH in towards the final weeks of the season, his presence in the television episodes and live feeds expands.
  • Playing Both Sides: Less pronounced than Vanessa, but Steve (who mentioned he did this in his DR in Episode 24) has managed to go under the radar of being anyone's main target, essentially allying with both the Sixth Sense and the After Dark Crew. Even after being the one to cause Jackie's elimination, he successfully convinced everyone that Vanessa (who actually did infer to him that Jackie was targeting him two weeks earlier) pressured him into it.
  • Properly Paranoid: Subverted. While no one by any means should be too complacent about not being targeted in Big Brother, Steve has worried quite a bit about being considered a threat in the game, despite winning very few competitions. In particular, he's worried about Becky targeting him in the game when she was HoH in Week 7 (Vanessa was actually her intended target) and caused Jackie's eviction that same week's second eviction because he took a rumor that she wanted to target him seriously (when in fact, she wanted to get out Austin).
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Outside of the game, Steve is very intelligent, was the valedictorian of his school, and studied rather than socialized but game-wise, he's more of a floater who will occasionally make a big move here and there. While he certainly isn't stupid, he's definitely one of the weaker strategists this season. Heavily subverted when he gets Vanessa out and defeats Liz by three votes. His final speech also implies he was using Vanessa as a shield and allied with her on purpose.
  • The Starscream: His alliance with Vanessa has seen him frequently lie directly to her face, something that she is very aware of. This almost resulted him being evicted before the second Double Eviction, but Vanessa also needed him to remain in the house knowing that eventually the Austwins would turn on her. He has mentioned several times that he would turn on Vanessa and Austwins as soon as he could and finally succeeded near the end. Steve had planned on turning on Vanessa for quite some time and he did not have 100% trust in her nor did he have 100% loyalty to her. Even though Steve had made an alliance with Vanessa very early on in the game and they had made a pact, Steve started to realize how untrustworthy Vanessa was and that is when Steve had started plotting Vanessa's demise. Steve finally made the move against Vanessa by evicting her at the Final 3.
  • Tagalong Kid: Is this to most of his alliances, being the youngest houseguest this season.
  • The Dog Bites Back: He was able to evict almost everyone who ostracized him culminating in Austin's eviction (though that was Vanessa's doing), manages to pull a clutch HOH win in the Final 3 and eliminates Vanessa, and finally wins the entire competition.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: His final two speech contained quite a number of insults directed at Liz and the lack of gameplay she made.
  • Token Good Houseguest: With Johnny Mac evicted recently, he's the favourite to win, even if some people think he's a weasel. Guess what happens in the finale...?
  • Too Dumb to Live: Steve felt this way about getting the first question wrong in the Week 4 HOH competition. He planned to throw the comp, but get past question #1, leading him to worry the other houseguests might think him getting that question wrong was intentional.
  • Unknown Rival: Towards Becky. Steve had an unknown antagonism towards Becky that confused both viewers and feed watchers alike, since the animosity didn't seem mutual. Steve later reviewed in a post-game interview that Becky blew him off several times early in the game when he attempted to talk strategy with her. He took this as a sign that he couldn't rely on her as an ally.
  • Villainous Friendship: Even though Vanessa was the Big Bad and Steve was The Dragon for her, the two did have a strong bond and friendship on a personal level. The two originally clicked and bonded at the very start of the game and even started a Final 2 alliance. They had numerous personal talks and discussions that were non game related. Vanessa would often have Big Sister Instinct towards Steve and would often treat him as a younger brother and Steve would look up to Vanessa as an older sister. Even though their loyalty to each other in the game eventually deteriorated, it was clear that Vanessa and Steve liked each other on a personal level. When Steve evicted Vanessa at Final 3, Steve showed extreme admiration for Vanessa and her game, stating that he believes that Vanessa is one of the best and strongest female players in the history of Big Brother.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Although Steve even admits his short reign as HOH in Week 7 was a bigger responsibility than he was ready for, he breaks into tears in front of Liz and Julia, who along with Vanessa console him, as he tells them his "fear" that he may be targeted after causing Jackie's eviction. Once the girls leave the room, he admits the tears were "about 50% acting", though given who was doing the consoling... kinda hard to be mad at him for pulling the gambit.
  • Yandere: A non romantic example with John. Steve was jealous of John's relationship with Becky, along with her bullying him early on and he voted her out so he could have John's friendship to himself.
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The Runner-Up

     Elizabeth Clayton "Liz" Nolan (The Runner-Up) 

Elizabeth Clayton "Liz" Nolan (The Runner-Up)

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Born: Dec 23rd, 1991 (at time of competition: 23)
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current Residence: Miami, FL
Occupation: Marketing Coordinator
Number Of HOH Wins: 3 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Battle Of The Block Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 4 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 2 note 
Prizes/Punishments Won: Whackstreet Boys Punishment note , Outback Dinner note 
Finished: Placed 2nd (RUNNER-UP)(LOST 6-3; WON $50,000)
Votes Received (From Jury): Austin, Liz, and Vanessa

  • 0% Approval Rating: Liz, along with Austin, Vanessa and Julia, is one of the least liked houseguests of the season. She is very unpopular and is ranked at the bottom of all the polls. Much of her unpopularity has to do with her mean girl attitude and her romance with Austin, who is also unpopular (and the fact that she is a hypotenuse). On the inside of the house, however, it seemed to be the opposite as nearly everyone liked Liz and nobody even thought about getting rid of her. It was unfortunate that the houseguests couldn't see how much of a mean person Liz was in the house because she did such a good job of hiding it with her Affably Evil or Faux Affably Evil persona.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Her finale outfit. Liz was definitely busting out of it which most definitely solidified her as a Ms. Fanservice.
  • The Ace: She's reasonably good at competing and has held her own in terms of winning competitions. Her social game was also solid throughout the game as she was never that much of a target. She was part of a powerful alliance plus a powerful and strong trio and she was pretty much protected the entire game. She managed to make it all the way to the final 2 and even though she did not beat Steve in the end, she managed to receive 3 out of the 9 votes on the Jury. Liz obviously did something right to be able to outplay everyone else with the exception of Steve who won.
  • Action Fashionista: Seems to be a Girly Girl that is into dresses fashion and makeup. Plus, she is highly capable in competitions, at least much more competitive than Julia.
  • Action Girl: Between her and Julia, Liz is the more competitive twin. She has won three HOH's, a POV and a BOTB. Austin even tried to compare her to Janelle competitively. on finale night, Liz even made the argument in her Jury questions and her final 2 speech that her strongest game move was winning competitions.
  • Action Girlfriend: Liz is much more competitive than Austin. Austin and Liz are both part of a big alliance that has been in power since the beginning (Sixth Sense) but Liz seems more passionate about competitions and winning than Austin does. On the other hand, Austin relies more on strategy.
  • Action Survivor: Started out as this, but eventually became more competitive later on. She became more of an Action Girl.
  • Affably Evil: Appears sweet and nice to everyone's face, but is one of the meanest in the house and talks the most trash about other houseguests behind their backs. Liz is definitely a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. She seems like she would be a sweet blonde girl that would be very approachable and friendly but she has no problem with resorting to talking badly about other people with no remorse. Some of her comments have been very petty and mean and have had nothing at all to do with the game. For example, she seems like she is nice to Austin to his face, but she has personally attacked him and bad mouthed him behind his back. She also says that she likes Austin to his face but will say that he disgusts her behind his back. Liz is very good at appearing nice and cordial to others and she had a very strong social game to the point where nobody really actively targeted her or her sister Julia. However, if people found out about the catty side of Liz, she would have been targeted or nominated numerous times in the game.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Liz seems to have a thing for bad boys who athletic or edgy in personality. She admits that her Big Brother crushes include the likes of Jeremy McGuire (Big Brother 15), Jessie Godderz (Big Brother 10, Big Brother 11), Caleb Reynolds (Big Brother 16), Cody Calafiore (Big Brother 16), and Dan Gheesling (Big Brother 10 and Big Brother 14). She's also showmancing a semi bad boy in Austin who is a cheater that has cheated on his girlfriend back home with Liz. Looking at Liz's type, one seriously has to question her taste in men. Liz even openly admitted that she likes bad boys and guys who have big muscles and are very athletic.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Inverted. Liz was originally not romantically attracted to Austin. Austin on the other hand was strongly and deeply obsessed (on Caleb levels) with Liz. He was vey adamant about starting a relationship with her, despite having a girlfriend back home. This changed later on when Liz admitted that she actually liked Austin. She eventually became Austins girlfriend and made their relationship official on the show.
  • All Women Love Shoes: Liz definitely has a strong love or penchant for fancy high heeled shoes. There's never a time during eviction night that she isn't seen wearing her high heels. Maybe it's because she's a major Girly Girl who's also The Fashionista that just loves to dress up in fancy clothing.
  • Always Identical Twins: Physically, Julia and Liz are near physically identical in their appearance. They are both blonde haired and blue eyed. Sometimes it is hard to tell the two of them apart. There are some difference between the two as noted by both the fans and the other houseguests. Da'Vonne has commented that Liz is the fuller figured or thicker set twin (even giving her the nickname "Thickems") and that Julia is the more lanky and slender figured twin. Also, Julia has a crown on her number 9 tooth according to Johnny Mac. Julia later on stated that she cracked her tooth when she was younger during a childhood accident and she had to have a crown placed in. Other than their looks, their voices are exactly the same with both of them being Cute, but Cacophonic (they both have very low and husky voices which makes them sound as though they both smoke ten packs of cigarettes a day). Even though Liz and Julia look alike, they have very different personalities as well. Julia is the older twin between herself and Liz which contributes to their different temperaments. Julia is more calm, logical and practical while Liz is more hot headed, impulsive and emotional. Throughout the game (during the beginning), Liz switched places with her twin sister Julia during the first five weeks. Afterwards, they played as individual players, although they were still strongly aligned with each other and had Undying Loyalty to each other because they are related.
  • Always Someone Better: How her sister Julia has always felt about Liz. Liz even admitted that between her and Julia, Julia has always gotten "the short end of the stick".
  • Alpha Bitch: Liz is definitely the one true mean girl of the season. Catty? Bitchy? Competitive? Mean spirited? Gossipy? Spoiled? Entitled? Check mark on all of 'em. Out of all the female houseguests, she definitely talks the most trash about all of the other houseguests behind their backs. No houseguest has ever not be bad mouthed by Liz at some point. She also seems to think she is the queen of the entire house and that she is invincible in the game. She's displayed classic mean girl behavior in how she labels people on the house, such as calling James a "sexist bully", calling Meg "a crybaby bitch", openly saying that she hates Jackie (probably out of pettiness, competitiveness, and jealousy), and referring to John and Steve as the "geeks" and the "socially awkward nerds". She has even resorted to trash talking Austin, her own showmance partner calling him selfish and calling him an "ugly person on the inside and out". Julia could be seen as her Beta Bitch since she is only slightly nicer than her sister and engages in the trash talk often. Falls into both the Type 1 and Type 2 category: shows that she is a not so smart Dumb Blonde that can be openly catty, vile and mean spirited with her constant trash talking, but that she can also be highly manipulative and clever, by being a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing and putting on a sweet friendly facade.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Julia. Liz is the younger twin between herself and Julia. Julia is smarter and more mature than Liz while Liz can be childish, dramatic and entitled on the contrary. It's clear that when you compare the twins, it's obvious which one is older and wiser. Julia is protective of Liz and has strong Big Sister Instinct towards Liz especially when it comes to Lizs relationship with Austin.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • James. Liz has frequently said how much she dislikes James because she proclaims that he is a bully and has said mean and nasty things about her and her sister. She’s also called James a bully, even though James has never resorted to threatening or intimidating behaviour towards her. Liz’s hatred of James comes off as completely unwarranted and unnecessary and it is more of an Irrational Hatred. Liz is even directly responsible for James’ eviction, being the Head of Household that got him out during Double Eviction.
    • John. She has talked badly about John for almost the entire game. Her dislike towards John is very odd, considering that John has barely talked to or interacted with Liz in the game. Liz has gone out of her way to call John very awkward and labelling him as a nerd.
    • Jackie. Liz’s dislike of Jackie is assumed to be nothing more than petty jealousy and cattiness. It’s possible that Liz had disdain for Jackie because Austin originally liked Jackie before he liked Liz. Which really does not make sense, because Liz did not even like Austin in that way in the beginning. Or it could be because Liz is jealous of Jackie’s attractiveness and sex appeal.
  • Attention Whore: Does not seem to care that she is having an inappropriate and sexual relationship with Austin on national television and is okay with doing it simply for attention or so she can get some screen time. Especially with someone who is cheating on his girlfriend at home with her. Liz seems to thrive on receiving attention and when she doesn't, she will resort to throwing a temper tantrum, pouting or talking trash about people. Liz even said that she doesn't really care about the game or winning, that she wanted fame and getting TV time from the experience.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Her relationship with Austin started off one sided and unrequited. Liz confessed that she did not like him romantically and she only saw him as an ally in the game and as a best friends. On the other hand, Austin was strongly infatuated with Liz but Liz did not feel the same way about him in a romantic sense. Eventually, Liz finds herself falling for Austin and even admits in the DR that she likes him. Even though Liz eventually reciprocates Austin's feelings, many fans are left saying What Does She See in Him?? Mostly because Liz is a physically attractive young woman and Austin, despite his muscular physique, is not that physically attractive. Liz does admit that although Austin is not her type physically, she does enjoy his personality and his company. Julia is, of course, not very impressed or amused, as she strongly dislikes Austin and does not trust him because he has thrown her under the bus in attempts to have Liz all to himself. Although Austin and Liz did find each other attractive for whatever reason, their relationship was downright cringeworthy and it made little to no sense.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Subverted Trope. Liz ended up losing to Steve in the Final 2 by a 6-3 vote. Although Liz played a reasonably solid game on her own merit, her argument to the jury as to why she would win the game over Steve was much weaker and less convincing than Steve's argument on why he should win. It doesn't help that Liz had basically missed quite a bit of time in the house and the game because she was switching in and out of the house with Julia for the first five weeks of the game. To add, Liz was not well liked or well perceived by the majority of the jury as well. Shelli voted for Steve over Liz because she liked Steve more than Liz on a personal level. Jackie voted for Steve over Liz because Liz has always trash talked Jackie behind her back and had a jealousy and rivalry with her since early in the game. Becky voted for Steve over Liz because Liz was the one who nominated her and was responsible for her eviction, plus, Becky always liked Steve and thought he played a very good game (even though Steve had an Irrational Hatred and one sided rivalry with Becky). Meg voted for Steve over Liz because she never had any kind of relationship with Liz while in the house and Liz was on the enemy side or opposing side of her alliance. James voted for Steve over Liz for two major reasons: he had a bond and a good relationship with Steve since the beginning and Liz was the one responsible for evicting him during Double Eviction. Anf finally, John voted for Steve over Liz because John had a very strong relationship with Steve since the beginning and they also had an alliance together called "The Rockstars". The only people that voted for Liz in the jury are Julia (because that is her sister and she wants her to win), Austin (because that is his girlfriend) and Vanessa (because she was a combination of bitter due to Steve evicting her at Final 3, Liz was Vanessa's ally since the beginning and she wanted a woman to win the game).
  • Badass Boast: Liz seems to have a habit of making many threats, such as the fact that if she is ever betrayed in any way (by either being nominated or evicted), she will then threaten people’s jury votes (saying that she and two other people in Austin and Julia, will not vote for someone if they betray her). Liz has also said that she would not vote for Steve if he made it to Final 2 and she was on the jury because he had nominated her and Austin and had betrayed and blindsided them. Liz seems to believe that she has that much pull or control over other people's votes, even though she has been nothing more than a Vanessa minion all season. Her threatening others in the house did not seem to work in her favour when she made it to the end, because she ended up losing by a 6-3 jury vote against Steve.
  • Bait the Dog: Appears to be a sweet blonde girl, but is actually really bitchy, catty and a definite mean girl to boot. It was originally thought that Liz would be a popular and well liked female player like Janelle Pierzina (from Big Brother 6) or Britney Haynes (from Big Brother 12), but it turns out that she is an Alpha Bitch (with Vanessa being the ultimate Alpha Bitch) and she is the biggest trash talker by far. Would anyone seriously think that a pretty, attractive and sweet looking blonde girl like Liz would be the meanest girl in the house? Appearances can sure be deceiving.
  • The Baroness: Of the “Sexpot” kind. Uses her sexuality to get farther in the game. She also doesn’t seem to care that she is having a relationship with someone who has a girlfriend back home. Liz has even stated that she has no qualms about using flirtation or her sexuality as strategy. She also fits this trope because she has a very dominant and aggressive personality and she uses it to get what she wants. She can also be very bossy and controlling, especially whenever she wants things to go how she wants them to. She could also be considered a Femme Fatale and The Vamp as well. Although Austin is physically dominant over Liz, Liz has so much control over Austin emotionally and sexually. Liz has used her sexuality to get Austin to do what she wants and Austin has managed to always oblige to her wishes because he gets Liz's undivided attention. Liz is also a bit of an Ice Queen and is somewhat stuck up, however, she does let her guard down around a select group of people such as Vanessa, Austin, Julia and at times, Steve.
  • Battle Couple: With Austin. They have been the main showmance of the season and were involved with the main alliance of the season (Sixth Sense), meaning that they have been in power for the majority of the season.
  • Beauty Is Bad: She’s a pretty girl but she has such an ugly or unattractive personality.
  • Berserk Button: Messing with her sister is a sure way of getting Liz very angry and fired up. Also insulting her or attacking her personally sets her off.
  • Beta Bitch: Although Julia normally serves as Liz's Beta Bitch to Liz's Alpha Bitch (since they are very mean spirited and love to engage in the majority of the trash talking of other houseguests), Liz could be seen as the overall Beta Bitch to Vanessa's Alpha Bitch. Vanessa is actually the one who is the most dangerous player in the game and Liz pretty much does what Vanessa expects of her. Vanessa is the obvious leader of the "Sixth Sense" alliance and she controls everything that goes on. Liz sees Vanessa as her master and she often follows what she does. Liz is there along with Vanessa to plan out game moves or game plans. In many ways, Vanessa and Liz's relationship was similar to one of a master (Vanessa) and servant (Liz).
  • Betty and Veronica: The Archie to Austin’s Betty and Jeff’s Veronica. Both Austin and Jeff showed romantic interest in Liz. Austin was beyond obsessed with Liz, but Liz did not feel the same way about Austin. She seemed to show much more interest in Jeff and was seen flirting with him. Austin got seemingly jealous of Liz and Jeff’s flirtations, that Austin ended up wanting Jeff out of the house. In the end, Jeff is evicted in Week 3 and Liz eventually comes to admit her feelings for Austin and settles into a showmance with him.
  • Big Bad: Had become this, along with Austin and Julia on Week 10 onwards and seemed to have taken over this role from Vanessa. She is basically The Man Behind the Man, who is pulling all of the strings behind the scenes, including Liz, Austin and Julia’s strings.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: With her twin sister, Julia as of Week 10 onwards.
  • Birds of a Feather: With Julia of course. They are twin sisters after all. Both are the Dumb Blonde, both are The Ditz, and both are trashtalking mean girls. Not to mention that they have a very Strong Family Resemblance considering that they are identical twins. The only differences between Liz and Julia is that Liz is more Hot-Blooded and Julia is more of the Only Sane Woman and Liz is an Action Girl and Julia is The Load in terms of competitions.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: In a conversation between the twins in Episode 19 (Week 6), Julia notes that Liz is the bitchier of the two.
  • Blonde Republican Sex Kitten: Openly admitted that she is Republican and has rather Conservative beliefs and views.
  • Brainless Beauty: She’s physically attractive but she has proven and shown to be a rather stupid individual. She may have gone to university but in terms of common sense, she is The Ditz and a Dumb Blonde in many ways.
  • Brutal Honesty: Says exactly what she thinks and feels without any hesitation. She talks the most trash about every single houseguest in the house behind their backs. Liz is a 100% mean girl and Alpha Bitch who is cuttingly sarcastic. She even treats Austin like crap and says mean things about him.
  • The Bully: The way she treats and talks about John and Steve behind their backs comes off as incredibly hateful and mean spirited. Her reasons for trashing them are completely unnecessary since both John and Steve have never done anything to her personally. Part of being the resident Alpha Bitch of the house, although Vanessa probably takes the title over anyone else.
  • Can't Take Criticism: She throws a temper tantrum or a bitch fit if she is remotely called out for her behaviour or if she is criticized personally or in the game. She comes off as a very entitled and spoiled brat.
  • The Chick: Of the “Sixth Sense” alliance. She later on becomes The Dark Chick as she Took a Level in Jerkass.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Liz is a very jealous and catty girl. She has shown spades of jealous and clingy behaviour towards Austin. If Austin does not pay her attention, she will get bitchy and angry.
  • Co-Dragons: With Austin, Julia, Shelli, and Clay for Vanessa. Liz has shown to be very loyal to Vanessa and has never turned on her. At least, not as of yet. However, there were times when Liz had thought about turning on Vanessa eventually, but that never came to pass. All of Vanessa's minions have strengths that help her in the game, including Liz. For example, Austin's strengths were social and strategic in that he had a very good social game and he was also one of the strongest strategists next to Vanessa. Julia's strength was her social game as nobody really targeted her or actively disliked her on a personal level. Shelli's strengths were social, strategic and competitive which means that she was the triple threat and did much of Vanessa's dirty work. Shelli was well liked by the majority of the house, was one of the stronger strategists next to Vanessa and Austin and won competitions easily, especially physical or endurance competitions. Clay's strengths were his social game and he was generally well liked by the other houseguests. Liz's strengths in this game were most competitive as she won quite a few competitions which was good for Vanessa's game because Liz ended up doing all of Vanessa's dirty work and getting all the blood of Vanessa's intended targets on her hands for Vanessa's benefit. In comparison to Julia, Liz's social game is not as strong as she is not as well liked as Julia because she does come across as more aggressive and emotional than Julia. Liz's competitiveness definitely benefited Vanessa's game in many ways and also strongly contributed to the strength of their alliance (the "Sixth Sense" alliance).
  • Conflicting Loyalty: Has to choose whether she is going to be more loyal to her sister Julia or to her showmantic partner Austin. Liz has openly admitted that when push comes to shove, she will be more loyal to her sister in the end.
  • Control Freak: Liz is extremely bossy, pushy and controlling. Between her and Julia, she is the one who has the tendency to be pushy and assert herself more often. She very much likes to be in control of everything and if she isn't she becomes rather bitchy and belligerent. Even though Julia is the older twin, it's always Liz that's the one dictating the game moves and plans. She definitely took more of the lead when it came to the game than Julia did.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: May come off as The Ditz and the Dumb Blonde but she out competes all of the other women in the house. Strategically, she is still strongly lacking though.
  • Cry Cute: Fans have mentioned that although she is unlikeable, Liz is actually a “pretty crier”.
  • Cute Bruiser: Liz looks cute and harmless, but she’s an Action Girl and a strong competitor. Definitely the strongest female competitor of the season.
  • Cute, but Cacophonic: Fans complain that Liz (and Julia’s) voice is reall annoying and sounds like someone who chain smokes. There is also that after every single word or sentence, they end it with an “uh” sound (i.e. “Steve-uhhh”, “No-uhhhh”, etc). So, it sounds like every time they are talking, they sound like they are whining and complaining. John even makes fun of Liz and Julia style of talking and their voice in a DR session in Week 11.
  • The Cutie: Subverted Trope. At first, it seemed that Liz might have been a sweet, cute and nice girl. But turns out, she’s actually the meanest and cattiest girl of the bunch this season.
  • The Cynic: Is a very sarcastic and negative person by nature, if her constant bad mouthing of other houseguests and her endless complaining about everything are anything to go by.
  • Dark Action Girl: One of the strongest women in the game on a competitive level. She is on par with Vanessa. Her sister Julia on the hand has shown to be completely useless in competitions however.
  • The Dark Chick: Along with Vanessa. Although, unlike Vanessa, Liz depends on her sexuality and her ability of flirting with the opposite sex to get far in the game. Vanessa, on the other hand, depends on strategy and manipulation to further herself in the game. The opposite of Meg, who could be seen as The Chick of the season.
  • Dating Catwoman: Julia cannot understand or figure out what Liz sees in Austin or why she is even pursuing a relationship with him in the house. It’s safe to say that Julia is not a fan of Liz’s relationship with Austin and has outright told Liz to her face that she strongly dislikes Austin and does not trust him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Liz is extremely sarcastic and even cutting at times. She will get extra sassy and snarky when she is irritated.
  • Death Glare: Gives these to anybody that she is either irrtated by, jealous of or those she dislikes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She is a mega Alpha Bitch but around her sister, she has her moments of vulnerability.
  • Demoted to Dragon: One would automatically think that Liz, along with Austin, are the true villains of the season, because of their unlikeable personalities and their mean spirited ways.However, when one really takes a look at the grand scheme of things in the game, Liz was merely a puppet in Vanessa's game. Vanessa is the one who is controlling everything in the house and Liz is one of Vanessa's many loyal minions who is willing to do all of Vanessa's bidding. Despite Liz and Austin being The Heavy (the main villain of the season), they are nowhere near as influential or as dangerous as Vanessa.
  • Destructive Romance: With Austin, of course. It’s obvious that Liz’s relationship with Austin is intensely problematic with Austin being very obsessed with Liz on unhealthy levels. For the most part, Liz did not feel any romantic connection or attraction towards Austin and had even found him loathesome and repulsive. Later on, Liz does end up admitting that she likes him ....but it’s still uncertain as to whether or not Liz is just using him or manipulating him for strategic or game reasons. To make this realtionship sound even more dysfunctional, Liz’s sister Julia despises Austin, does not like him and does not approve of Liz’s relationship with him. To add to that, Austin also has/had a girlfriend back home while he was infatuated with Liz, so technically speaking, Austin is actually cheating on his girlfriend back home with Liz on the show, considering that Austin did not officially break up with his at home girlfriend before going on the show.
  • The Determinator: Feisty, tough, strong and competitive, Liz is not one to quit or give up when she really wants to win. She is a hell of a lot more competitive than Julia and takes the game more seriously in terms of winning.
  • Devour the Dragon: Vanessa has been plotting the demise of Liz (and Julia) for weeks. And now it seems that as of Week 11, Liz’s time might finally be up in the game. Unfortunately for Vanessa, her plan to get rid of Julia and Austin worked, but it did not work when it came to Liz, because Liz ended up lasting longer than Vanessa in the end, because Steve chose to take Liz to the Final 2 over Vanessa.
  • The Ditz: Doesn’t seem to have that much in terms of smarts and intelligence. She is a Dumb Blonde who comes off as flighty and has displayed profound dumbness. In fact,she comes off as rather clueless and dumb when it comes to game instincts or reads on the house.
  • Ditzy Genius: Liz is good competitively but she is terrible or mediocre when it comes to strategy. She depends on Austin and Vanessa when it comes to strategy since she is rather clueless about the game and the house dynamics overall.
  • The Dragon: For Vanessa (who’s the Big Bad of the season). Liz was in an alliance with Vanessa for the majority of the game called the “Sixth Sense”. Liz had strong loyalty to Vanessa for the vast majority of the game. Although, she became this role even more after Shelli was evicted. Liz liked to think that she was calling the shots and that she had power in the game, but in the end, she was nothing more than Vanessa's puppet for her to control. It didn't help that Liz lacked strategy and intelligence, so it made it even easier for Vanessa to treat her like a puppet. Liz has also referenced Vanessa being like the mother figure of their alliance, meaning that Liz perceived Vanessa as the one who had all of the control and the one that would be the one to call all of the shots in the game. Liz would also look to Vanessa to help her make decisions in the game. Other than Julia and Austin, Vanessa was the one person that Liz was most dependent on in the game.
  • Dragon Ascendant: In a way, after Vanessa's shocking elimination in the Final 3, Liz became the last surviving member of the "Sixth Sense". Unfortunately for Liz, her sole strength was winning competitions and Steve exploited this flaw during Jury Questions and his Final Speech. He also made a point that Liz had been switching with Julia for nearly half of the entire game, which means that she basically missed out on a lot of what was going on the house. In trustingly enough, Vanessa did end up voting for Liz. The reason why Vanessa voted for Liz over Steve in the end is debatable amongst fans (some fans chalk it up to Vanessa being bitter and angry at Steve for evicting her and other fans feel that she voted for Liz out of loyalty).
  • Dragon Their Feet: At Final 3, Steve had one the Final Head of Household, which would give him the opportunity to choose between taking Vanessa and Liz to the Final 2. Because Steve felt that Vanessa was the best player of the season and even argued that Vanessa was one of the best female players in Big Brother history, Steve chose to evict Vanessa over Liz, meaning that Steve took Liz to the Final 2, enduring that she wins at least a $50,000 runner up prize. Vanessa, as the Big Bad of the season, was defeated by one of the good guys (Steve). Liz then wanted to beat Steve in the Final 2 to win the big prize but also to partially avenge Vanessa along with Julia and Austin (whom Steve also had a direct hand in evicting). Vanessa did end up voting for Liz to win over Steve; however, it was not enough as Steve defeated Liz in the Final 2 by a 6-3 vote.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Although Liz has been in an alliance with Vanessa for most of the game, it is clear that Liz does not have any real loyalties to Vanessa in the long term. Her loyalties lie with first Julia and second, with Austin. Meaning that Liz will gladly backstab or cut Vanessa if she has to. Unfortunately for Liz, Vanessa has beaten her to the punch as Liz was nominated along with Austin in Week 11. It takes a turn again when at Final 3, Liz makes it farther than Vanessa because Steve won Head of Household at Final 3 and cutting Vanessa, taking Liz to the Final 2 with him.
  • Drama Queen: Liz has an Entitled Bitch attitude and when things don’t go the way she wants them to, she will throw a temper tantrum like a baby, spoiled child or entitled princess.
  • Entitled Bitch: Has a temper tantrum when Steve puts her up and claims she was nothing but nice to Steve, when she's really been talking about him (and John) behind their backs.
  • Dumb Blonde: Definitely not the sharpest tool in the shed. This is a girl that didn't know what a centimeter is. She also didn't even know who Sigmund Freud was, thinking he was the "lion guys who got bit" (confusing him with Siegfried and Roy, not to mention that she and Julia also thought that Freud was two people). Needless to say, even Austin was dumbfounded. Her final speech made even Austin appalled and stupefied.
  • Entitled Bitch: Has a temper tantrum when Steve puts her up in Week 11 and claims she was nothing but nice to Steve, when she's really been talking about him (and John) behind their backs. Her relationship with Steve may change seeing as how he brought her to the jury showdown and she literally thanked him with tears, saying she needed the money so bad (she won $50,000 for finishing second).
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: In-Universe, Liz seems to be generally liked by everyone. However, this is a Subverted Trope outside of the house. She is actually one of the most disliked houseguests of the season, up there with Vanessa and Austin.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Meg. Liz is The Dark Chick while Meg is The Chick. Both Liz and Meg are Dumb Blonde’s 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.
  • Evil Is Petty: Liz is very petty and catty. She constantly personalyl attacks the other houseguests and has said some horrible comments about them behind their backs. She has said something bad or negative about every single houseguest. Instead of commenting how a houseguest is a potential threat to her game, she decides to comment about their personality and their physical appearance instead. For example, in her goodbye message to Jason, she told Jason to have fun watching the rest of the season from his parents basement, knowing that Jason is financially struggling and has to live at home with his parents (which makes her a bit of a hypocrite, because she also apparently still lives with her parents). She has made nasty comments about John for no reason. She has said that it is very easy to make fun of him and called him a socially awkward nerd who may have a personality disorder. She called him a fake person because she says that he seems like he puts on a character in the DR room (she has heard him yelling in the DR) and is completely quiet while he is in the house. She has also made fun of the way John speaks, saying that he sounds like he is incoherent even though he is supposed to be a dentist. She has also trash talked Steve and called him socially awkward, saying that he creeps her out. Liz has bashed James and called him all sorts of name like sexist and a bully. She has made hateful comments about Jackie and her physical appearance, although it is under the assumption that she makes those comments about Jackie out of jealousy. She has also talked crap about Austin behind his back, saying that she thinks that he is an ugly person both on the inside and out and that he only cares about fame and popularity (pot meet kettle!). Liz, along with Julia, is probably the biggest trash talker in the house and she comes across as super bitter and petty when she doesn't get her way. Her easy solution for not getting her way is to bad mouth people, even if they have done nothing to her or not.
  • Evil Twin: To Julia. Although both Julia and Liz are mean girls who talk trash constantly, Liz is actually the meaner and more aggressive twin between herself and Julia. It is even lampshaded in the Week 7 Big Brother Comics Veto competition, where Liz is portrayed as the evil or bad twin and Julia is portrayed as the good twin.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Started out as what seemed to be a Nice Girl, but it turns out that it wasn’t nothing more than a case of Bait the Dog and she actually turned out to be one of the meanest and nastiest houseguests of the season. Liz is the resident Alpha Bitch and mean girl of the season (although the mega or ultimate Alpha Bitch of the season is actually Vanessa). Appearances can sure be deceiving.
  • The Fashionista: Seems to have a liking of clothing and fashion, as she is seen wearing trendy and fashionable clothing and dresses. Also seems to love wearing high heels. Note Action Fashionista.
  • Fatal Flaw: Liz was good at winning HOH competitions, but that's where her actual gameplay strength ended. She typically followed Vanessa's every lead when it came to strategy and Austin did a lot of her campaigning. The fact that she was awfully catty to other house guests didn't endear her well. Steve ended up exploiting this to win the Jury vote.
  • Femme Fatale: Uses and relies on flirting and her sexuality as strategy or to advance herself farther in the game. Such as the case with her showmance with Austin. It is apparent that Liz is not really into Austin romantically and is instead just using him for game reasons.
  • Foil: To Meg 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, Da’Vonne, 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 Evil Counterpart.
  • Genre Blind: Doesn’t seem to be very brainy or smart when it comes to the game in general. She needs to rely on others who understand the game (Vanessa and Austin for example). Liz thought that the person who wins a Power of Veto is eligible for being a replacement nominee.
  • Girly Bruiser: Liz is cute, pretty and feminine in her own right and she takes care of herself in regards to her fashion sense and wearing cosmetics. She may be a Dumb Blonde, a Girly Girl and The Ditz but she has shown that she is also an Action Girl, being one of the strongest female competitors of the season next to Vanessa.
  • Girly Girl: Likes dressing up, wearing make up and looking pretty. She looks in the mirror alot and obviously cares about her appearance. Her voice is definitely not that girly though and it is rather hoarse and husky.
  • Glamour Failure: How Da'Vonne and Jason learned about them.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Definitely a jealous type of girl. Hence why she is so catty. She was clearly jealous of Jackie; that is why she always trashtalked her behind her back.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Played Straight. Liz is easily angered and fired up. It doesn't take a lot to set her off and when she does, she becomes rather irrational. Julia will often have to be the one to calm her down since Julia, in comparison to Liz, is much less Hot-Blooded and emotional.
  • Hoist By Her Own Petard: While her winning the final Battle Of The Block secured her sister's entry into the game, it ultimately unraveled the plan to backdoor Austin (which Liz was unaware of), and served as the beginning of the end for Liz's original alliance, the Sixth Sense, which was later resurrected with Steve to form the Scamper Squad.
  • Hot-Blooded: Despite being a mega Ice Queen, she has quite the temper and is hot headed, bold and impulsive. Much more than her sister Julia.
  • Ice Queen: Liz is bitchy, cold and catty. Definite Alpha Bitch.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: One of the differences between Liz and Julia that other houseguests noticed when speculation began that Liz was playing as a twin was the false crown on the upper row of Julia's teeth. Liz was also noted to have a scar on her right arm.
  • Love Triangle: Ended up in one with Austin and Jeff. Although she also admitted to having a strong connection with Austin, Liz felt she could use her ability to flirt to help her in the game with Jeff. This love triangle dissolved when Jeff was evicted in Week 3, leaving only Austin.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Served as this for Austin. However, initially, Liz maintained a flirtmance with Austin as a means of gameplay, seeing him only as a friend otherwise. Luckily for him, her feelings started to change by Week 7, putting them in something of a showmance.
  • Moment Killer: Liz unknowingly interrupts Shelli and Clay's first kiss in Week 6, when she walks into the backyard. She didn't seem to notice them, though.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Shown wearing a bikini in the season's intro sequence, as well as most of her introduction segment (which was shot on a beach), as well as an outfit baring her cleavage in the season finale.
    • Bare Your Midriff: In addition to bikinis, Liz has worn some cropped midriff-bearing shirts (such as the one she wore on the day of the Week 8 HOH competition).
  • Mythology Gag: Liz and Julia (who happen to be both twins) playing as the same person was used in Big Brother 5 with the identical twins Natalie and Adria.
  • Number Two for Brains: Liz is The Ditz and doesn’t have much in the way of game instincts. Her read on the house is generally way off. She needs Austin and Vanessa to help her in that department. Even Julia has the slight edge over Liz in the strategy or game instincts area. The only thing that Liz has going for her in the game is her ability to win competitions when it is absolutely crucial for her to do so. Even Steve makes a point of this in his Final 2 speech to the Jury.
  • Oblivious to Love: Austin was infatuated with Liz but Liz did not even realize that Austin felt that way about her till later. She didn’t realize how obsessed Austin was with her. Eventually, she comes to like him later on though.
  • Only in Florida: Liz is originally from Miami, Florida.
  • Parental Favoritism: Played Straight. According to a letter from home that Liz got when she won HOH, her mother had lampshaded that she favored Liz over Julia growing up. It was why Liz had commented on the live feeds that Julia did manage to get the short end of the stick in pretty much all aspects of life. It seemed that Liz had a classic case of Youngest Child Wins while Julia suffered from the unfortunate case of Middle Child Syndrome.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Liz is noted as being more friendly and outgoing in comparison to Julia.
  • Relationship Upgrade: With Austin. Liz started out having a friendship/flirtmance with him out of pure strategy, with no actual romantic interest. It develops into real feelings over time, stating in Week 9 that she likes him "93%". Liz and Austin become an Official Couple in Week 10... provided that Austin breaks up with the girlfriend he already has back home after the show. A week after the show, they're still together.
    • May also undergo one with Steve after he handed her $50,000 for bringing her to the finals over Vanessa, which shocked her and made her cry with joy.
  • Sibling Team: With Julia. 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; however, Liz ends up the only one who make it that far, after Julia gets evicted in Week 10.
  • Super OCD: Liz reveals she is this, particularly in regards to messy environments, in a DR entry shown in Episode 31 during the Week 10 veto comp. Unfortunately for her, the comp involved trying to find another contestant's veto card in a messy BB House that's been trashed by the other contestants.
  • Tears of Joy: When Steve took her to the Final 2.
  • Twin Switch: Does this with her sister Julia as part of the "Twin Twist". Their cover was blown by Da'Vonne (who, along with Jason, could tell Liz and Julia apart by the minor differences in weight between them) in Week 2, as both she and Jason told most of the other houseguests how they found out. In Week 3, after swapping places with Liz, Julia admitted to Vanessa that she had been swapping places with her sister; though this turned out better than it could have, since Vanessa, Austin, Shelli and Clay put Liz/Julia in their alliance.
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