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Jessica Furtado Graf (Evicted HG #06)
Jessica Furtado Graf (Evicted HG #06)
Hometown: Cranston, RI
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Born: Dec 11th, 1990
Age: 26 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: VIP Concierge
Number Of HOH Wins: 1
Number Of POV Wins: 1
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Temptations Taken: Halting Hex note , "Strangest Things" (Last Place, Third Nominee Week 6)
Temptation Punishments: Ve-Toad Curse note , Third Eviction Nominee note
Prize Won: The Amazing Race official winners (WON $1.000.000; shared with Cody)
Finished: 12th Place
Evicted: 7-1-0 Vs. ELENA and RAVEN
HOH Evicted Under: JOSH (Week 6, Day 51)
- Absolute Cleavage: Is there ever a time when Jessica's boobs and cleavage are not on display? Jessica's speciality or signature is wearing tops, dresses or sports bras that have an Impossibly-Low Neckline so that her boobs are on full display. Her uber cleavage is part of what makes her a Ms. Fanservice.
- Action Girl: Downplayed. She's not the best competitor in the house but don't think that she won't compete or fight when the time calls for it. She may not be the strongest player, but she's most definitely The Determinator and a fighter.
- Action Survivor: Jessica isn't the strongest female competitor in the game but she's capable of being competitive at times. She does have an HOH and POV win under her belt. She also has pretty good game instincts and a reasonably good understanding of what's going on in the house. The only thing that she lacks in terms of gameplay is a good social game.
- Affably Evil: For the most part, Jessica seems like she's a Nice Girl but she does carry a nasty streak within her personality. She can also be highly catty, petty and jealous. Sometimes Jessica can flip flop between this and Faux Affably Evil.
- Affectionate Nickname: Normally, everyone calls Jessica by her full name. However, Cody almost always calls her Jess as it is a pet name that he uses for her.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Although nobody in the house was sad to see Jessica be evicted except Cody, there were quite a few fans that were disappointed and saddened by Jessica's eviction. However, it seemed that those fans that were disappointed that she was gone were only sad or in mourning for her game was because Jessica was one of the few people in the house that would have challenged Paul and would've gone against him in the game.
- All Girls Want Bad Boys: Played Straight. Jessica gets into a romantic relationship with Cody, who is the Big Bad, villain or antagonist of the season. She doesn't seem to care that Cody is not the most pleasant person and is most definitely categorized as the main 'bad boy' of the season. In fact, she fully embraces Cody and all of his Jerkass behavior since she's an Alpha Bitch herself and really is no better.
- All Women Are Lustful: It seems that all Jessica cared about in the game was using her sexuality to get the attention of the any male houseguest(s). Her showmance with Cody managed to destroy her game as she constantly isolated herself from others and cared more about having sex with Cody in bed than winning a game for 500K. It also seemed that her lust for Cody managed to take precedence over trying to win 500K which is the whole point of the game to begin with. It became clear that Jessica's real intention in this game was to find a man in the house that she could hook up with or sleep with. Getting to the end and winning the 500K would just be a bonus on top of it.
- All Women Love Shoes: Jessica has a love for high heeled shoes. Considering that she's The Fashionista and a Girly Girl, this is no surprise. It's so prevalent that Paul feared her reaction if he and the guys pranked her by putting Vaseline in her electric yellow trainers.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Subverted. Jessica is very attractive, exotic and beautiful with dark hair, brown eyes and olive tanned skin and appears that she would have the personality and demeanour of an Ice Queen since she's a mega Alpha Bitch. However, she's the opposite of icy, cold, and aloof (although she does have her moments especially when she's being catty or bitchy) in regards to her personality, attitude and demeanour. Instead, Jessica is much more on the Hot-Blooded, emotional, feisty, and passionate side in terms of her personality.
- Alpha Bitch/Lovable Alpha Bitch:
- Jessica flip-flops between the two, falling somewhere in the middle. She can be extremely catty at points, such as disliking Alex for extremely petty reasons even though Alex had no beef with her, not to mention she's gotten in fights with plenty of other houseguests. That said, Jessica genuinely isn't mean-spirited, called out Cody for playing the game too personal, and has often apologized for when she acts out of line.
- The best illustration of this would have to be her reactions to Christmas's injury. When Christmas, reading from a written statement, gives the houseguests the news that she'll need surgery and declares that she'll continue to be the "Queen of Perseverance" and stay in the house, Jessica is all but rolling her eyes. Post-surgery, however, when Christmas reveals that she will never again have full mobility, Jessica is wide-eyed, stunned, and shocked.
- Ambiguously Brown: Jessica is ethnically or racially ambiguous due to her having brown eyes, dark hair and tanned skin. It's hard to tell what she is ethnically because she's an exotic looking person. She's apparently Latina as one of her parents (presumably her mother according to Josh, who is also Latino) is of Brazilian descent.
- Ambition Is Evil: Jessica's ambition and determination to get ALEX out of the house was based on nothing more than insecurity and jealousy. She was so determined to get rid of Alex that she let her Irrational Hatred of her cloud her judgement. Other than her incessant need and ambition to get rid of Alex, Jessica was also pretty ruthless and manipulative when it comes to getting what she wants or to further her goals or agenda. She's the type that is willing to go to extreme lengths to get what she wants, even if she has to resort to dirty tactics such as lying, bullying, trash talking, and manipulating.
- Anal Probing: Many people in the house have complained that Jessica likes to stick her fingers in peoples' butts, much to their discomfort. Alex has even called Jessica a sexual predator for her constantly slapping people's private areas and sticking her fingers in people's butts.
- And There Was Much Rejoicing: Nearly everyone in the house, with the exception of Cody, was happy or content with Jessica being evicted. The ones that were the most happy and satisfied over this were Paul, Josh, Raven, and Alex.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: When Jessica and Cody were discussing their families and their siblings, Jessica said she's the youngest child and the baby of her family. She has an older brother.
- Jessica is a Noble Demon (Type I). She can be very antagonistic, catty and bitchy in her treatment towards others. However, she does seem to have a moral line that she won't cross and she does have a disgust for bullying and deliberately hurting others. She will also be someone that will admit when she's done something wrong or has gone too far. And she's willing to apologize and make amends for her poor decisions and actions.
- Jessica is a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds (Type II). She can be mean, catty and petty at times, but she also has a Freudian Excuse for her behavior. Jessica is still mourning the loss of her late father so it could be assumed that much of her nasty behavior could have to do with still dealing with the loss. Aside from that, Jessica has also been the victim of bullying in the house. It makes sense why Jessica's attitude and behavior towards the people who she feels has mistreated her would be negative in nature.
- In regards to her Character Alignment, Jessica started out as Chaotic Neutral but eventually descended down the scale to Neutral Evil and then finally settled into Lawful Evil.
- Josh, who she finds intolerable to be around. She has constantly been rude to him and has personally attacked him.
- Alex, who is her other major enemy mostly because of petty jealousy over Cody and his relationship with Alex.
- Paul, simply because Cody hates him and has been targeting him and Jessica since the beginning of the game.
- Hell, how about the entire house? It seems that NOBODY likes Jessica anymore. Even the people that were somewhat close with Jessica before, such as Mark and Elena, have distanced themselves from her (and by extension, Cody). At least by the end of it all, she is still with Cody.
- Ascended Fangirl: Admitted to being a huge fan of Big Brother and she used to watch the show since she was much younger with her late father. Jessica said that she wanted to god on Big Brother because she knows that her father would be so proud of her if she made it onto the show because it was his dream. Jessica even admitted that she was a Paul fangirl and that he was her favorite player on Big Brother 18.
- Asshole Victim: Jessica was a huge bitch to everyone and had treated the other houseguests horribly by thinking that they were in inferior to her during the game. However, in the later weeks, Jessica, along with Cody, became a main target for taunting and antagonizing for the other houseguests. In addition, the entire house also completely shunned her and Cody and had no intentions of wanting to even contemplate the idea of either aligning with her socializing with her. However, her fate in the game is pretty much self inflicted.
- Badass Boast: Likes to threaten and intimidate people whenever things don't go her way, giving off a major Entitled Bitch attitude. When Josh had voted out Jillian over Christmas in Week 1, Jessica went on a tirade against Josh and called him out in front of the entire house for being a victim (in which he was because Jessica and Cody were bullying him and mistreating him).
- Bare Your Midriff: Jessica wears tops or shirts that reveal her stomach or midriff. Part of what makes her a Ms. Fanservice.
- The Baroness: Jessica is a Sexpot type. Jessica is a beautiful, sexy, sensual, and ruthless Alpha Bitch with a side of Manipulative Bitch and a huge side of Clingy Jealous Girl. She constantly uses her sexuality, feminine wiles and good looks to try to manipulate Cody into doing what she wants. In the grand scheme of things though, Jessica is very much The Dragon to Cody's Big Bad. She also serves as a Lady Macbeth role to Cody she's pretty much the one who strongly influences or has an impact on all of Cody's unpleasant actions, choices and behavior in the game. However, in some ways, she fits the Rosa Klebb type because she can have a rather strong willed, domineering, bossy, controlling, and aggressive side to her personality.
- Bastard Girlfriend: Averted for the most part. Although Jessica is a major bitch to everyone else and doesn't treat the majority of the other houseguests in a nice manner. On the other hand, she treats Cody the best out of everyone but it's understandable considering that he's her romantic partner. Despite this, she does have her incredibly bitchy, hostile and catty moments with Cody and she can be very manipulative, combative and argumentative towards him especially when she doesn't get her way with him. Cody even stated to Mark that he finds Jessica controlling, bossy and domineering at times and he doesn't like the way she treats him sometimes.
- Batman Gambit: She thought about replacing Ramses with Alex if Paul tried to flip the vote when she put Josh up as her target, but because her standing in the house was already bad, she didn't go through with it and tried to stay under the radar. She also had insurance in the form of the Halting Hex, so even though chances were good Josh would stay, she could get even later.
- Beauty Is Bad: Jessica is arguably the season's female villain and is the most attractive female houseguest of the season. She's also an Alpha Bitch who is extremely mean and catty. Jessica's beauty is only skin deep as her inner self is not as pleasant as her outer self.
- Berserk Button:
- Harassing her or attacking her is a really bad move. she will fight back, as she's done so to the other houseguests such as Josh.
- Alex. God, anytime Alex is even brought up, Jessica goes into a complete hissy fit. Understandable why she does considering that she has an Irrational Hatred borne from jealously towards her (over Alex and her "relationship" with Cody).
- Being a despicable person in real life. This is why Jessica only respects Cody and Kevin, because she sees Paul as a vehicle for bringing out the worst in other people, and she hates how Josh is nothing but a schoolyard bully. Which is kind of ironic considering that being a bully and despicable person is a pet peeve of hers, she's a bit of a hypocrite. She's also mistreated the other houseguests in the game and on a personal level and has resorted to bullying as well. During a fight with Josh in Week 6, Jessica bullied Josh by fat shaming him and insulting his intelligence in front of the entire house without any remorse for doing so.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Cody and Jessica are considered to be the villains of the season with Cody being the Big Bad and Jessica being The Dragon for Cody.
- Big Breast Pride: Jessica seems to take pride in her large assets as she makes it a habit to constantly show them off in revealing tops and dresses.
- Bitch Alert: For the most part, she came off as a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing but once she's messed with in any way, she lets people know that she is not to be messed with and she can be a mega bitch.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Think that Jessica is the Nice Girl that she tries to pass herself off as in her pre season interview? Think again. It turns out that Jessica is one of the meanest, cattiest and bitchiest girls in the house and she is most definitely the original resident Alpha Bitch of the season.
- Black Widow: One of Jessica's nicknames on the show. Interestingly enough, there have been many fans that speculate that Jessica is a call girl or an escort who sleeps with men (older and younger) for money. Plus, she uses her sexuality to entice men (in particular Cody) in order to get them to do what she wants. Her nickname is very fitting.
- Breakout Character: Jessica became one of the most popular and well liked houseguests of the season. It should be noted that much of her popularity had to do with the fact that she (and Cody) were the only ones to oppose Paul and weren't blinded by him which won fans over. Plus, there was the fact that the rest of the houseguests were so damn unlikeable to begin with that Jessica and Cody seemed tame in comparison. Jessica's popularity also hinged on the fact that she was a victim of constant harassment and bullying from the other houseguests and therefore, it made it easy for many fans to feel sorry for her. In fact, Jessica, along with Cody, were well liked enough by both CBS and many of the fans that they were chosen to be on The Amazing Race (Season 30)!
- Break the Haughty:
- For the first week, Jess was pretty much on top of the world, with her boyfriend being HOH and having a majority alliance (this being the same weak where most of Jessica's Alpha Bitch tendencies showed as well). Then her Humiliation Conga kicked in for two back to back weeks. Needless to say, by the end of it, Jessica was a lot more humble and a lot less catty.
- Arguably a subverted trope. The minute she won HOH and Cody returned, Jessica immediately went back to being the same Alpha Bitch she started as. And while she's been undergoing yet another breakage, she's been a lot bitchier this time around too, going so far as to fantasize about murdering Alex.
- Broken Bird: Jessica's bitchy attitude could be contributed to the fact that she is still grieving over the death of her father three years ago.
- Brutal Honesty: Said probably the most deadly remark ALL season at the finale when she told everyone who blindly sided with Paul that if they wanted to come on Big Brother and do that, that they probably shouldn't even be on the show. She nailed that one on the head, and the fanbase agrees.
- The Bully: Jessica had no problem with strong arming people and threatening them in order to get them to do what she wants. She's also extremely catty and mean when she's angry and takes out her anger on others by making personal attacks. She has bullied and mistreated Josh for not doing what she wanted in Week 1 when he decided to vote to keep Christmas (who happens to be his friend and someone whom he has a personal connection with) over Jillian. She also fat shamed Josh and insulted his intelligence in front of the entire house without any shame. The funny thing is that Jessica proclaims to hate bullies and bullying, but she has no issue with being a bully herself when it suits her.
- Butt-Monkey: Along with Cody, she has been the target for harassment and mistreatment by the other houseguests. It's warranted however, because in the earlier parts of the game, Jessica and Cody happened to mistreat and backstab a lot of the other houseguests. It's no wonder nobody in the house can stand to be associated with them any longer. Jessica is pretty much a loner just like Cody is and it doesn't help that they have a poor social game and constantly ostracize themselves.
- Cat Eared Headband: Jessica is sometimes seen wearing cat ears from time to time. Her Arch-Enemy Alex ironically wears them as well. However, it appears as though Jessica doesn't wear her cat ears as much as Alex does.
- Celebrity Resemblance:
- With Ariana Grande; it got particularly notable after Jessica wore cat ears for a period of time. Funny when you consider Ariana's own brother Frankie is one of the most (in)famous former houseguests, and Jess behaves similarly.
- With Jessica Alba. Bonus points for sharing the same first name.
- Cleavage Window: Along with Absolute Cleavage and Impossibly-Low Neckline. The majority of the clothing that she wears is always exposing her bust and her cleavage, making her a certified Ms. Fanservice.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Definitely shows shades of jealousy when it comes to Cody. It's clear that part of Jessica's dislike towards Alex, especially earlier on in the game, may have had to do with the fact that Cody respected and liked Alex and wanted to work with her and align with her. She also has it out for Raven, who Cody ended up sleeping beside for the first five days because of the fact he entered the house last and ran out of choices for beds and everyone partnered up except Raven. They seemed like friends at first, but then Raven began to act possessive and it all spiraled out of control from there.
- Cry Cute: Jess was sobbing like a hurt and abandoned little girl after the house finally sent her packing.
- Daddy's Girl: Jessica was apparently very close to her late father, which is why she was so devastated and affected by his death which happened three years ago. Going by her behavior, it's clear that she's still in mourning over his death and that she hasn't gotten over it.
- Dark Action Girl: She's more of an Action Survivor than a true Action Girl but she's also not to be messed with or underestimated.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She used to watch Big Brother with her dad and that's how she got into it. But her dad passed away in 2014, and the first time she won an HOH competition, she broke down crying because it meant so much to her and hoped her mom watching at home was made proud of her, too.
- Dark Chick: Jessica is a darker Evil Counterpart of The Chick and she doubles this role along with being a Dark Action Girl, an Alpha Bitch and The Dragon for Cody.
- Dark Mistress: Jessica is the girlfriend of Cody, who has been deemed as the season's Big Bad or villain. She's also Cody's number one ally.
- Deadpan Snarker: Jessica is very snarky and sarcastic, especially when she's irritated and annoyed.
- Didn't See That Coming: Completely flips out after Christmas not only takes a shot at her during an eviction speech, but especially when Christmas flipped the house and stayed when Jessica thought she and Cody had secured enough votes for a tie.
- Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead: All of the other houseguests, with the exception of Cody, were very happy or elated that Jessica was evicted in Week 6. The ones most ecstatic about her eviction were Josh, Paul and Alex. Josh even taunted her as she left.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Jessica was evicted by a 7-1-0 vote the week before jury with no hope of returning.
- Divided We Fall: Tried to invoke this on the rest of her and Cody's alliance after he betrayed and blindsides two members of it in the first week. They were having absolutely none of it and simply turned on and ousted her and Cody from it instead.
- The Dragon: For Cody. Cody is the Big Bad of the season and Jessica pretty much follows Cody's lead. Jessica even admitted to Cody that she saw him as The Leader in the first week. She supports and follows pretty much everything that Cody does (understandably so) and has Undying Loyalty to him as she's his sole ally in the game.
- The Creon: Jessica has no problem with seeing Cody as the leader and letting him take the lead in all of the plans. Although she does have her input in a lot of the game plans, she only offers advice to Cody on what he should do. Jessica has been given multiple chances to be the one in a position of power, but she has frequently let Cody dictate her game more often than not. It's clear that although Jessica does somewhat like being a position of power, she often diverts all of the power to Cody and she often follows what he wants or does.
- Demoted to Dragon: Although Jessica appears to be a major villain, she's actually nothing more than The Dragon to Cody, who was the Big Bad at the start of the season. Although she has a strong influence on what happens to the game, she's pretty much the second in command to Cody and since Cody was HOH in the first week, he had predominantly more power than Jessica did.
- Dragon Ascendant: Cody is evicted in Week 2 and after he leaves, Jessica ends up trying to take Cody's place as the Big Bad. She tries to carry on his agenda and his goals, which is to target Paul and to get him out of the house. Unfortunately for her, she isn't in power once Cody leaves so her plans on trying to get Paul out fail as she ends up in a vulnerable position when she's nominated by Alex alongside Dominique in Week 3.
- Dragon Their Feet: Cody is evicted before Jessica in Week 2. After Cody leaves, Jessica decides to continue going through with his wanted agenda, which is trying to get Paul and Josh out of the house. She has also stated that she plans on going after all of the people who stabbed Cody in the back and that her time in the house is purely about trying to avenge Cody's eviction.
- Dragon with an Agenda: In Week 1, Cody was HOH and in the position of power, but that didn't mean that Jessica didn't have other plans for the game. While Cody didn't want to get rid of Alex like Jessica and the rest of his alliance wanted to, Jessica was adamant about sending Alex home because she felt that she was a huge threat to her and to the rest of their alliance. The subject of Alex going home managed to cause a serious rift and fight between Jessica and Cody. Cody was desperate to protect Alex and keep her in the game while Jessica was desperate on trying to get Alex out. Cody chalked Jessica wanting Alex out to be nothing more than petty jealousy while Jessica stated that she wanted Alex out because she felt that she was a huge threat and she was very uncomfortable with Cody's emotional connection and relationship with Alex. Even though Cody was persistent in his -stance on not wanting to target or get rid of Alex, Jessica was still extremely persistent in her desire to backdoor her shall she come in power, much to Cody's disconcertion.
- Mook Lieutenant: Whenever Cody is not in power or isn't around to dictate what she happen in regards to plans, Jessica always ends up taking the lead and gathering the alliance members in order to come to an agreement about game moves or plans. Jessica is very much a Supporting Leader role to Cody and she has much influence on the other alliance members.
- Mouth of Sauron: While Cody was the one in charge in the beginning, Jessica is there to remind everyone about Cody's plans and agenda. She often serves as the mouthpiece to Cody and she repeats his intentions to the other alliance members. This only occurs when Cody is taking a step back and is not actively participating in making decisions for the benefit of his alliance.
- Noble Top Enforcer: She's arguably much nicer than Cody. Cody is more cutthroat, ruthless and cruel in his treatment towards the other houseguests. Jessica, although not the nicest person either, tends to be able to take a step back and analyze situations before making a move. Cody is infinitely more aggressive in his approach while Jessica is more laid back in her approach although she's no pushover if she's provoked into anger. Neither Cody and Jessica are particularly nice or affable people ion general, but in comparison to Cody, who has horrible social skills, displays mean-spirited and cruel behavior towards others, and plays a rather aggressive game, Jessica is tame.
- Entitled Bitch: Jessica always felt that everything had to go her way. If things didn't go the way she wanted them to, she became an entitled Spoiled Brat who felt that she was superior to everyone else in the house. She had little to no problem with mistreating the other houseguests while she and Cody were in power. Yet, when she and Cody were out of power, she expected the other houseguests to give her and Cody respect when they didn't do anything to deserve it in the first place. When Jessica felt that she was getting the respect that she felt that she deserved, she would resort to Playing the Victim Card.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Jessica is rarely seen without a ton of black eyeshadow and acts super bitchy. When she's not wearing the eyeshadow, she looks tired and unhappy.
- Expy: Jessica looks and acts a lot like Brittany Martinez from Big Brother 16, only with the agression cranked Up to Eleven.
- The Fashionista: Jessica is very high maintenance and seems to have a penchant for fashionable or trendy clothing. On eviction night, she's always seen dressed up wearing nice clothes and shoes.
- Fatal Flaw:
- Jessica has many. But the biggest one? WRATH. Jess is a big fireball of anger who descends on anyone who makes her feel small. It was her unbridled wrath that caused Josh to give up on her and let her be evicted the week he was HOH because she was too blinded by hate to recognize or even think that he was actually trying to save her, and interpreted it as him coming to torment her even more. This, among other issues, directly led to her defeat in the house.
- Her Arrogance. Jessica seemed to have the mentality that she was better than everyone else and that all of the other houseguests except Cody were inferior to her. She went out of her way to bully and antagonize other houseguests who didn't always agree with her. Her lack of social game and her inability to have formed decent relationships with the other houseguests exposes her sense of superiority and her arrogant nature.
- Her Cruelty. Jessica has persistently treated the other houseguests terribly. The only person that she cares about or had any regard for in the game was Cody. She has gotten into numerous fights and yelling matches with other houseguests. She has humiliated and bullied Josh by yelling at him in front of the house instead of trying to communicate with him cordially. She also has an Irrational Hatred of Alex and has made it her mission to target her and treat her with much disrespect for no reason. When she's not being mean to houseguests, she resorts to talking constant trash about them behind their backs or she ends up completely ignoring them or avoiding them believing that they're not worthy of her time and presence. Overall, Jessica has proven that she's one of the most catty, bitchy, and mean spirited girls of the season.
- Her Jealousy. Jessica is an extremely envious and jealous person. When it came to Cody, she's a certified Clingy Jealous Girl who was very insecure about Cody and his relationship with Alex. Jessica's Irrational Hatred towards Alex was most likely Driven by Envy towards her because she was clearly feeling threatened by Alex's presence in regards to Cody. Even Cody came to realize and admitted that Jessica's dislike of Alex wasn't necessarily game related but instead was personal and was due to competitiveness and jealousy. Jessica let her jealousy of Alex blind her to making logical game decisions and was part of her downfall in the game.
- Her Hypocrisy. Jessica has always said that she hates when people put down others and bully people. But in the beginning, she had little to no problem with abusing her power (along with Cody) in order to make the other houseguests feel inferior to her. She constantly mistreated other houseguests especially when they didn't do what she wanted. She bullied and harassed other houseguests such as Paul, Alex, Megan, and Josh. In addition, she's frequently called out Josh for acting like a victim constantly yet when she isn't in a good position in the game, she'll resort to Playing the Victim Card herself if she feels that it'll benefit her and Cody somehow.
- Her Pettiness: Jessica seems to hold grudges and she's very petty. She can't seem to let go of things and she'll stop at nothing to gain revenge against others. Her constant trash talking about the other houseguests show that she's a mean spirited person. She's also a Spoiled Brat when things don't go her way. In addition, she can be a Sore Loser and will attack others if she's feeling salty.
- Faux Affably Evil: Jessica seems to flip between this and Affably Evil. Jessica can appear polite and nice to others at times. However, she has no issue with talking crap about others, letting jealousy over Cody consume her, having Irrational Hatred towards another houseguest (Alex) cloud her logic, and plotting the demise of many other houseguests with a smile on her face. It's uncertain if Jessica is a genuinely nice person who is putting on a bitchy act or if she is pretending to be a nice girl to cover up her true personality which is unpleasant.
- Femme Fatale: Jessica has resorted to using her sexuality to get father in the game. Her sexuality managed to lure Cody in to the point where she is controlling everything that he does in the game.
- Freudian Excuse: Jessica acts crappy because she's still taking the loss of her father very hard. Hard enough that when the anniversary of his passing came up in August, she fell apart when Josh kept attacking her and began to hate him as a person and not just a houseguest.
- Gainaxing: Holy crap, her Walking Swimsuit Scene for her introduction on the show. Bounce city.
- Girly Girl: Jessica is one of the most girly and feminine houseguests this season. She is the opposite of Alex, who is more of a Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Jessica is an intensely jealous person by nature. She shows jealous behaviour regarding Alex. Jessica is 100% a Clingy Jealous Girl who had a strong disregard for Cody and Alex's relationship. In fact, much of her Irrational Hatred towards Alex was because Jessica felt very insecure and uncomfortable about Cody's emotional connection with Alex.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: When she kept hating on Josh on a week when he strongly considered getting rid of Elena, Josh simply bowed to the house majority and she was overwhelmingly flushed out of the game. Kevin also left her to her fate because with all the blowups the showmance bore witness to, he clearly saw that she and Cody were poison.
- Hoist by Her Own Petard: Threw the Temptation Competition in a risky gambit to get herself on the block early to prevent someone from throwing her up later and there being no chance for Cody to act to get her off. Though Cody won the TC and was randomly selected to compete in the next POV competition alongside Jessica, Christmas used the Ring of Replacement to switch his participation for hers (which the doctors no-no'd) and Jessica lost the comp. That basically sealed her fate.
- Hollywood California: Currently residing in California, but she's originally from Rhode Island.
- Hollywood New England: Jessica is originally from a city in Rhode Island called Cranston, but she currently lives or resides in Los Angeles, California.
- Hot-Blooded: Jessica is overly emotional, blunt, and aggressive. She gets easily upset and ends up lashing out, especially when she doesn't get her way. In many ways, she's the opposite of Cody, who is The Stoic and doesn't show that much emotion unless he's provoked.
- Humiliation Conga: Got turned into a grubby Ve-Toad by Christmas for siding along with Cody. And then got some of the punishments in the first HOH after he came back into the game because the two are an item.
- Jessica constantly calls out Josh for Playing the Victim Card yet she has no issue with playing the victim if it's going to benefit her and Cody in the game. When Jessica doesn't get her way, she reacts like a Spoiled Brat and Entitled Bitch who cries, whines and resorts to playing the victim who was wronged by everyone else.
- Jessica has complained about other houseguests being mean, harassing, and mistreating her and Cody. But earlier in the game, she (along with Cody) was the one who was being bitchy, catty and making personal attacks against other houseguests when she and Cody were in power.
- Jess blamed Raven for Alex's cat ears going missing, when several weeks ago, she was clearly filmed wearing them in the Diary Room.
- Iconic Item: Is sometimes seen wearing cat ears. Interestingly enough, her enemy Alex also wears them as well.
- I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Has certainly been trying to pull this on Cody ever since he won HOH, attempting to use their showmance as leverage. Unfortunately for her, he's not having it and Jess is now trapped in a showmance with a guy ignoring almost every move she suggests and who has established himself as a major target. And even when she sets him straight, it's too late to do anything about it and her standing in the house sinks like a stone, securing her eviction.
- Innocent Innuendo: Coupled with Mondegreen. Jessica never knew what a "hymen"note was in real life, and unknowingly pronounced "Heisman" (as in Heisman trophy) that way (not helped by Kevin's own Mondegreen of "Heinz"). Cody was too embarrassed to tell her the right pronunciation, so he sent her off to Elena, who also couldn't believe she didn't know this, let alone that she might not have one anymore. Finally understanding the true meaning behind the word, Jessica revealed to the world she was no longer a virgin. She's been shagging Cody as of day six, and it's unclear if there were others before him.
- Irrational Hatred: Zig-Zagged with Alex. On the one hand, Alex is an extremely strong physical competitor outside of Jessica's alliance who she's already gotten into an argument with, making it totally understandable that Jessica sees Alex as a threat that should be removed from the game sooner rather than later. On the other, at least some of Jessica's disdain for Alex potentially stems from jealousy that Cody seems to have a higher opinion of Alex than he does of Jess, as well as the misunderstanding with Megan. She also thought about replacing Ramses for Alex just to prevent a potential flip. And Alex herself considers Jessica insecure and jealous toward her for her athleticism and her much more promising capacity to make friends. However, what it really boils down to is that Alex is a gossiper who is constantly badmouthing people every time she opens her mouth, while Jessica, at the very least, holds her tongue and forgives people if they let bygones be bygones.
- Irony: Did you think the producers were really going to stop with the fun of temptations so soon? Her decision to take the last temptation of the Den of Temptation extended the recurrence of temptations in the game for 3 more weeks. Looks like the producers have a contingency plan.
- It's All About Me: Jessica is very selfish and self centred. When she doesn't get her way, she displays the attitude of a Spoiled Brat and Entitled Bitch. In addition, she has a victim complex and makes herself come across as the victim whenever she feels that she's been done wrong by others in order to get attention or sympathy.
- I Warned You: She told people that Paul was the worst person in the game, and those in the Jury House learn it well upon watching how played they were by him. She also warned Josh that he couldn't think for himself, and when he finally did start thinking for himself and expressed disapproval with his own alliance's actions, it was too late for him to pull out of his alliance cleanly because Paul and Christmas firmly had their hooks in him.
- Jerkass: At her worst moments, she can definitely qualify. That said, it's not her default state like it is with Cody or Josh.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Like Cody, she does have redeeming qualities to her and did call Cody out on his uncaring behavior.
- Lack of Empathy: Jess spent waaaay too much time plotting against other people for petty reasons and bullying them. Her blind hatred toward others ruined her run in the game.
- Lady Macbeth: Jessica was not only supportive of everything that Cody did in the game, but she would often be the one to push him to act more mean, antagonizing and aggressive to the other houseguests. It's especially noticeable that Jessica was the toxic influence on Cody while in the house because Cody has become way more recluse and non-combative since she has been evicted.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Jessica's bitchy attitude in the house eventually wore on everyone's nerves, even when she didn't have Cody there to amplify her hostile presence. And not only is she voted out without question, she's the last person voted out before the jury, meaning that she doesn't even get to have a say in the final winner of the game, and considering how nasty she was during the game, that's a blessing.
- Living Emotional Crutch: To Cody of course. Considering that Jessica was the only one who had Undying Loyalty and was his only solid ally and Only Friend in the entire house, it makes sense. Cody has reiterated to others that if Jessica left the game, he would have nothing and he would be completely loss. In Week 7 after Jessica is gone from the game, Cody becomes The Aloner and isolates himself from everyone, not even bothering to socialize with the remaining houseguests. Jessica was pretty much his only life force while in the game and without her, he's a shell of himself and has no drive to want to win. Jessica also checks and balances his personality because she serves to call him out several times for acting especially dickish when it's uncalled for in the game. She even worries that Cody has a bone to pick with life in general and will be like this after they go about having a relationship outside the house and it carries over to reality.
- Male Gaze: Introduced poolside in a very skimpy top with a very obvious in-your-face shot of her cleavage. And her outfit as host of the Inked & Evicted HOH is basically a racetrack girl in a bikini.
- Manipulative Bitch: Jessica will resort to using manipulation in order to get what she wants. Using her sexuality is part other strategy in manipulating Cody.
- Mistaken for Racist: Jessica nicknamed Alex "Pao Pao" (after Paola Shea). When she uses the nickname, Megan tells Alex that Jessica called Alex "Panda" (as Alex is Asian), in one of the rare moments before Jessica and Alex were at each others' throats, which causes Alex to terminate her friendship with Megan. This leads to an argument that ends with Megan's departure from the game.
- Ms. Fanservice: Jessica is known for wearing a lot of revealing clothing which shows off her "assets".
- Murder the Hypotenuse: Jessica made it her number one goal to target Alex and get her out of the house. She had the drive to get Alex out because she was extremely jealous of Alex and Cody's bond and relationship with her. Her obsession with having Alex targeted and evicted was due to the Irrational Hatred that she felt towards Alex because she felt personally threatened by her both on a game level and a personal level.
- Nice Hat: She can sometimes be seen wearing Cody's camouflage cap on occasion.
- Official Couple: Not long after his first eviction, Jessica's really dating Cody... among other things.
- Only Friend: Cody and Jessica, mutually, are each other's. And their relationship is actually beyond that of a mere showmance, it is a real, honest-to-goodness one, because she realizes she and Cody think alike, have each other's backs, and are willing to put everything aside to forgive, and they are disgusted by the fake showmances that stabbed them in the back.
- Parental Substitute: Kevin is hers, as she sees similar aspects of her own late father in him, as papa Graf was from Brooklyn and Kevin's Bostonian attitudes are very similar to his. This is why she is so hurt when Kevin starts acting nasty later on in the game.
- Playing the Victim Card: Whenever things don't go Jessica's way, she will pretend that she is the victim that was wronged by other people. Granted, a lot of the other houseguests have targeted and harassed Jessica and Cody, but much of it is self inflicted due to the fact that they mistreated other houseguests earlier on. Jessica pulling the victim card also makes her a bit of a hypocrite as she called out Josh for crying and pretending that he's a victim all of the time, but when things go bad for her, she will pretend that she's a victim.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Her comment about Josh being "Forest Gump" definitely qualifies, since it's using a mental disability to take a shot at another person. Not to mention she's made comments that can be considered lowkey racist as well.
- Poor Communication Kills: Jessica hints to Paul that she has safety for the next few weeks, but she never elaborates on the exact nature of her safety. As such, Paul nominates her and Cody for eviction, causing a huge fight in the house and forcing Jessica's hand if she wants to stay.
- Produce Pelting: Josh's unwelcome arrival onto the scene in the lounge caused Jess to start flinging apples at his circus performance.
- Racial Face Blindness: Invoked by Jessica who first compares the appearances of Alex and Paola (which is debatable, but has been made by quite a few other viewers as well).... and also Dominique and Da'Vonne (who's physical similarities begin and end with being black women).
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivered the one most comparable to Nicole's calling out the houseguests for being dumber than the shoes they wear.
- Refuge in Audacity: She realized Paul knew she took the third temptation, so she cleared the air and announced to the whole house she had the power to stop an eviction after the attempt to vote out Josh floundered to remind everyone she still had an ace in the hole. On live television in front of Julie and America. And she also bragged about shagging Cody in the house on Day 6... unless Raven is embellishing the story.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Subverted. While lying in one of the outdoor hammocks with Cody, Jessica thought to walk off the competition and convince Cody to join her (he thought she meant a romantic walk) when they were being rained on by virtually the entire house with a hateful roast, but didn't actually do it because Cody thought it was kinda disgraceful. Made a little Narmy when the hammock's overly loud creaking permeated the microphones.
- Ship Tease: With Cody.
- Relationship Upgrade: Cody asked her to be his girlfriend on his eviction night, and as luck would have it, he returned to the game... now her boyfriend! Uh. Oh...
- Sincerity Mode: Jessica complimented Kevin for his kindness as a person during the game in her livestreams. Unfortunately, she doesn't seem to realize Kevin cut her loose from having a possible team-up with him and Cody because the two couldn't stop getting angry at the other houseguests, and that she needs to work out her anger less destructively.
- Smug Snake: She's baited Paul into putting her and Cody up for elimination so she can use the Halting Hex without revealing the true nature of its ability, and is all smiles afterwards, but little does she know that's exactly what Paul wants, who has a plan B waiting in the wing.
- Sore Loser: In general, when things don't go her way during the game, Jessica has a meltdown (Paul's victory, the house flipping during her HOH, Christmas staying). She's considered quitting a few times, even.
- Taken Up to Eleven since her eviction. Jessica has been absolutely livid about her loss on Twitter, repeatedly using it to take personal shots at various houseguests and make nonstop personal attacks. Her first Instagram livestream post-eviction is practically radioactive. However, Jessica eases off after the bitterness of losing wears off and starts to come around and be nicer once everyone realizes that Jessica was right about nearly everybody left in the house being rotten all along. Also, watching Alex get her comeuppance and Josh figure out how to play on his own and realize he's gotten out of control and acknowledged he's the reason why a lot of people are mad at him made her absolutely happy.
- Spicy Latina: Jessica is Brazilian on her mother's side and she is also incredibly spunky, passionate and feisty.
- Spoiled Brat:
- In early weeks, the second anything doesn't go her way, she resorts to crying and complaining. Case in point, she has an emotional breakdown when she realized being a Have-Not meant she couldn't eat any of the cake they had for Dominique's birthday.
- That said, Jessica has quickly grown out of this, managing to keep relatively calm and level-head (if understandably frustrated) despite her boyfriend being evicted, being placed on the block again, and having her target stay in the house after a surprise flip.
- Stepford Snarker: Constantly uses sarcastic and cutting words as a defence mechanism to hide her negative emotions such as worry, sadness, anger or jealousy. Jessica's bitchy attitude could be also be the result of her trying to cover up the grief and depression that she feels over her father's death.
- Stupid Evil: Jessica spent almost her entire game necessarily targeting Alex and talking trash about her all because she was jealous of Alex and her bond, connection and relationship with Cody as well as having a complete Irrational Hatred for her. Even Alex manages to call Jessica out on her behaviour and attitude towards her in her Goodbye Video.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Jessica can either be very nice, affable and friendly or she can be very mean, cutting, and bitchy. It depends on who she's interacting with. She shows the friendly and affable side of her personality to a few houseguests such as Cody, Mark, Elena, and Kevin but shows the bitchy, catty, and mean spirited side of her personality to Alex, Paul, Josh, and Raven.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Initially, after Cody was eliminated and Jessica went through her Break the Haughty scenario, she'd become far more humble, agreeable, and kind. This proved to be exceedingly short lived.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: The moment Jessica regained her power and became HOH, she once again beyond acting like an Alpha Bitch, taking unnecessary shots at Alex, picking fights with people, mocking people's weight, and even fantasizing about murdering Alex.
- Trauma Conga Line: After taking all forms of insult from the house and just wanting to play the game as a fan, she becomes depressed for a real life reason- the anniversary of the day her father passed away coincides with the day before she's evicted, and Josh decides to pummel her with insults. And then does it again right as he learns she's been evicted. She holds herself together long enough to say goodbye to everyone, but once she's left their attention... she walks out onto the stage crying and telling Julie that Josh did something unforgivable. And then she has to take even more shit from the houseguests who recorded goodbye messages to rub it in her face, with some of it well-deserved and in good fun, but a lot of it also being plain douchey.
- The Vamp: Jessica resorts to using her feminine wiles and sexuality in order to get Cody to do what she wants. Unfortunately for her, her manipulations don't always work on Cody.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: Jessica landed a cameo role on The Bold and the Beautiful. If anybody has the look of a soap opera starlet, it's Jessica. Josh, being the winner of the season, also got a role, too. That's not all- she and Cody have been invited to compete as a team on The Amazing Race 30, which hasn't happened to any houseguests since Big Brother 13- and that's really saying something as to how popular they are.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Jessica gave an absolutely savage thrashing of Paul for his cluster bullying on a livestream the second she got home from her elimination. Behold. And she calls Raven a psychopath.
- Yin-Yang Clash: Any interactions between Alex and Jessica are tornadic. She also pulls the pin on Raven's temper, too.
Ramses Soto (Evicted HG #05)
Ramses Soto (Evicted HG #05)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Current Residence: Grand Rapids, MI
Born: Dec 18th, 1995
Age: 21 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Cosplay Artist
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Temptation Punishments: Third Eviction Nominee note
Finished: 13th Place
Evicted: 7-3 Vs. JOSH
HOH Evicted Under: JESSICA (Week 4, Day 37)
- 13 Is Unlucky: Ramses was evicted and finished in 13th place. On top of it, Ramses was completely blindsided in his eviction as it was expected that Josh was the one that was supposed to be evicted. He also got cursed at random because Paul happened to unwittingly select his number among the order of the people who entered the Den of Temptation the week Paul was given the Pendant of Protection. Finally, Ramses got the first permanent eviction (not counting Megan) of the season, with no chance to even fight his way back into the game.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: More like Annoying Younger Houseguest. Although people liked Ramses on a personal level, many found him annoying on a game related level. There were frequent complaints about how Ramses was a nuisance to the others because he acted very sneaky and sketchy by constantly sneaking into rooms and listening in on people's conversations in attempts to gather information.
- The Beard: Ramses controversially admitted during Dominique's talk show interview that he used to date girls even though he wasn't sexually attracted to them and was gay. He was in the closet about his sexuality because his family was strongly religious. Therefore, he felt the need to date the opposite sex to appear straight because he didn't want to be an embarrassment to his family.
- BFS: If you watch him in his intro package, this is one of his many props- he wields Ryuko Matoi's half of the Scissor Blade from Kill la Kill while decked out in a self-made futuristic battle armor. Also doubles as a Shout-Out to the anime, even if was unintentional, but those of us who have seen it definitely know how badass it is and should give him due respect for being such a huge fan.
- Black and Nerdy: Being a cosplayer and self-proclaimed Big Brother Superfan, Ramses certainly fits.
- Breakout Character: He got almost no time on camera (Due to Paul sucking up all the screentime) but since his eviction, he has proven to be quite popular (most of his popularity comes from his shenanigans on After Dark and the live feeds), rating above most of the players left in the game (with Kevin being the only exception). The talcum powder prank he participated in was especially key in that respect.
- But Not Too Black: Ramses is Black Dominican, but he's also rather light skinned. Some fans even thought that he was mixed or biracial because of his light skin tone.
- Butt-Monkey: Basically turns into the whupping boy for Paul after he refuses to go along with any of his plans and actually flees from him in fear upon entering the same room with him. And on top of that, Kevin started doting on him. Soon followed by him being picked on by Cody in an HOH competition and then going up for eviction by Jessica all because he's the odd man out in the house with all of his allies from the first few weeks kicked out. Then he was next to follow, and a Twitter comment immediately read "Aww. Goodnight sweet prince. #Ramses".
- Camp Gay: Per Big Brother tradition, after all. Not as prevalent as some in the past, but he still has some very fruitful moments.
- Cannot Keep a Secret: Whenever Ramses received any kind of game information, he would immediately spill it to his close allies. The guy seriously couldn't keep information to himself. No wonder the guy had a reputation of being sketchy and being a rat.
- Celebrity Resemblance: Ramses has been compared to Jaleel White as Steve Urkel. Rather hilariously, Jaleel White is shown in a promo on the set for Me, Myself and I and Josh asks, "Is that Urkel?" and is given confirmation. If only Ramses made it that far in the game, it could have been a really funny set up for, "No, it's Ramses!"
- Coming-Out Story: Ramses recently came out as gay to his parents and his older brother. Fortunately for him, all of them accepted him and his sexuality.
- Cosplay Otaku Boy: After all, he's a professional cosplayer.
- Dirty Coward: After his alliance of misfits and outspoken good guy types fell apart, Ramses liked to slink around the house and eavesdrop on people while they weren't watching to probe information about alliances and game plans rather than team up with anyone else. When he walked into a room with Paul after upsetting the man, Ramses ducked right back out. Paul was quick to call him out in the Diary Room for doing something so stupid because it proved he feared Paul.
- Dramatic Irony: He was cursed by the effects of Paul's 3-week-long Pendant of Protection and forced to place himself up for eviction in one of the next three upcoming weeks after Paul took the Temptation. Ramses chose to put himself up for eviction the same week Paul tried to eject Cody from the game. Eventually, he got evicted anyway.
- Funny Foreigner: Heavily downplayed. Ramses is a playful, silly, and lighthearted geeky guy who grew up in the Dominican Republic but spent enough time in the United States that he is a bona-fide American with a slight touch of a Latino accent.
- Gay Best Friend: To Jillian and Alex. Out of everyone in the house, Ramses was the closest to Jillian and Alex. He was quite upset and distraught when Jillian was evicted from the house.
- Gay Guy Seeks Popular Jock: Ramses openly admitted to having an infatuation or a crush on Mark. Mark is known to be the most athletic male in the house next to Cody. Ramses admitted to Elena that he wished that he could have his own personal version of Mark. Mark was also very affectionate with Ramses and he would act playful around him on the live feeds. Mark would lift Ramses up with ease while using him as a weight during his workout routines. It was clear there was a strong degree of affection on both sides.
- Gayngst: Played Straight. Ramses spent the majority of his teenaged life struggling to come to terms with his sexuality and being gay. Most of his hesitation in coming out to his family had to do with his fear of not being accepted for who he is because he comes from a strongly religious family. Fortunately, after Ramses does come out, he embraces himself and is much happier. Ramses stated that he recently came out to his older brother before coming into the house.
- Geek Physique: Ramses is nerdy and has a noticeably skinny body.
- Genki Boy: Ramses has a very outgoing, energetic, fun loving personality and he gets easily excited.
- Genre Blind: Judging by the fact that he seems to have only seen the first three seasons, he obviously is familiar with how a Creator's Pet can alter the game. Unfortunately, he is not an expert of knowing when to act out of place without it hurting him in the long run.
- Genre Refugee: He comes into the house boasting about cosplay and anime and Comic-Con... and gets dead silence and blank stares from everyone. Jason turns his head sideways in confusion in the Diary Room, and Kevin hesitantly inquires, "'Cockplay'...?" This was indeed a dark day for all us Japanophiles.
- Gone Horribly Wrong: He attempted to throw a POV challenge and managed to take second place, immediately arousing the suspicion of Paul that he was trying to get himself off the vote, even though he wasn't trying to at all. As a result, he became on the outs. Until finally, he went up as a pawn and Paul got his side of the house to vote against him because they wanted to keep Cody and Jessica from evicting Josh.
- History Repeats: Once again, the token queer of the season goes out in thirteenth place after going up on the block twice in a row.
- Honor Before Reason: Promised his family he would not throw any challenges, even though Paul told Ramses to do so with the promise he would owe him one and he would not go home if he did.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Kevin, seeing him as a dad figure. Kevin's goodbye message cemented their friendship.
- Ironic Name: Someone named "Ramses" suffered a curse on the show because someone took something they weren't supposed to.
- Jaw Drop: A Funny Background Event during the finale, after the last of Paul's votes from the Jury is tallied. When the third vote for Josh to win is read by Julie, Ramses gapes in amazement and cups his hand over his mouth, realizing that the vote is going the other way. When the fourth vote for Josh comes up, he, Dominique, Jillian, Cameron, and Jessica all start to freak out and loud shouts of awe start erupting from the crowd and some of the Jury.
- Large Ham: Ramses is a very spastic and wacky personality and his actions, heavier and movements are very exaggerated. Comes with being Camp Gay.
- Motor Mouth: In his self-introduction to the houseguests, he basically hit them with a rapid-fire Infodump about topical stuff only he was privy about and left them all very confused.
- Nerd Glasses: One of the first things that's noticeable about his physical appearance which definitely makes him Black and Nerdy.
- Nice Guy: Out of a season filled with many unlikeable personalities and houseguests, Ramses has turned out to be one of the most genuinely nice houseguests of the season. It's too bad that good houseguests like Ramses were targeted early on and didn't have a chance to make it farther in the game.
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- Ramses is secretly a Big Brother superfan, but he's pretending not to know much about the game so that he'll be underestimated by others.
- Subverted when he calls himself a super fan to Alex, Jillian, and Megan on the first day. Then inverted when it turned out that Ramses had only seen three seasons and wasn't even close to the biggest fan in the house.
- Out of Focus: Julie does not have anything to say to him as he sits in at the finale of the show.
- Queer People Are Funny: Ramses is the sole gay houseguest of the season and he's one of the funniest people in the house. Many of the houseguests felt that Ramses had a good sense of humor.
- Spanner in the Works: He had the misfortune of not only being cursed by Paul's Temptation, but choosing to deal with the effects at the same time Paul planned to use a backdoor strategy to get Cody out of the game. Ramses had to offer himself as a nominee for elimination, and Paul feared if he won a Head of Household competition, he'd act to take himself off the nominees while Paul threw up two pawns, Josh and Alex, forcing the house to vote one out unwillingly and allowing Cody to turn the tables on Paul. On top of that, Ramses improperly threw the Power of Veto challenge that very same week of the fateful vote and had the second best time after Paul (who won), which made him look very suspicious. He also flipped on a vote because he didn't want to get rid of Alex. Culminating in his swift push out the door when Paul easily showed the house that Josh would be a more viable option than untrustworthy Ramses.
- Tagalong Kid: Ramses is the youngest houseguest of the season. With his eviction, either Raven or Josh end up being the youngest houseguest.
- Unwitting Pawn: Used as Jessica's second option in eviction nomination beside Josh, thinking the house would want to get rid of him over Ramses. Until Paul came along and decided to get people to vote for Ramses and gained a majority vote.
Dominique Charde Cooper (Evicted HG #04)
Dominique Charde Cooper (Evicted HG #04)
Hometown: Tuskegee, AL
Current Residence: Woodbridge, VA
Born: July 11th, 1986
Age: 30/31 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Government Engineer
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Final Standing in Battle-Back Showdown: 3rd
Finished: 14th Place
Evicted: 10-0 Vs. JESSICA
HOH Evicted Under: ALEX (Week 3, Day 30)
- 100% Popularity Rating: Subverted (inside of the house). While playing the game, Dom was one of the most well liked houseguests in the game. Every one liked her company and she was easily adapted into the largest alliance in the house at the beginning, the alliance being Cody's majority alliance that he created during his reign as HOH. Nobody was actively targeting her or wanted her to go home, even though she was someone that would eventually become a big threat because of how strong and smart she was. However, her popularity amongst the houseguests took a serious decline once she exposed her sneaky game play to the other houseguests. The houseguests turned against Dom when they caught onto her using her talk show interviews with other houseguests as a way of gaining intel or information from them and then eventually using that game info against others to benefit herself if she needs to later on. Paul started the Anti-Dominique campaign first but then eventually everyone else followed suit and turned on Dominique as well. On the week that she was nominated and was the intended target to go home, everyone shunned her and she was the most ostracized houseguest in the house. Nobody wanted to talk to her, be around her or even be in the same room as her. Dominique also became disliked by the other houseguests not just on a game level but on a person level because of the way Dominique acted while she was on the block. Her bitter, angry and petty attitude towards the others did nothing to help chance opinions about her and wanting to keep her in the game. So while Dominique was well liked and respected by the other houseguests from the start, her nosedive in both popularity and trust was pretty much her own fault because she played too hard and she displayed a negative attitude towards her fellow housemates.
- A God Am I: Dominique seemed to have a serious Messiah or God complex and had consistently made an effort to enforce her faith and her religion in the game. Her extremism regarding her religion ended up clouding her logic in the game to the point where she believed that God Himself was influencing the game somehow and that He was helping her try to win. The other houseguests found her beliefs about God helping her in the game completely out there, bizarre, abnormal and strange. Paul had commented that Dominique was so delusional and crazy to believe that she was so special that God would be trying to help her in a game of Big Brother. By the week that she was on the block facing eviction because her game had royally blown up in her face, she was so delusional about her belief that God was sending her guidance during the game and was answering her prayers that it was evident that she had gone through some sort of Sanity Slippage.
- Against My Religion: Dominique has said that she hates lying, backstabbing and manipulating other people in order to get further in the game mostly because her faith and God wouldn't approve of such behavior. Does she forget that she's playing a game that requires lying, backstabbing, and manipulating in order to get to the end and win? Plus, it makes Dominique a bit of a hypocrite because she has had to lie (maybe not as much as the other houseguests) in order to further herself in the game at some point.
- A God Am I: Dominique had a serious Messiah and God complex. She believed that she was some sort of deity. Dominique felt she was so special that God had an influence on the game and would be helping her if she ever found herself in any kind of trouble. Even the other houseguests were questioning her sanity when she made such bizarre proclamations.
- Paul. Understandably so considering that it was Paul who orchestrated Dominique's demise after exposing her reckless and careless behavior. Ironically, Dominique used to work with Paul and they used to be trusted allies and friends from the very beginning. However, Paul grew to distrust Dominique due to he sketchy and strange behavior during her talk show interviews. He realized that she was using her talk show interviews to gain information about the other houseguests so that she could eventually use it against them in the future to benefit her game. Dominique eventually discovered that it was Paul that was the one who was throwing her under the bus to everyone and making her public enemy #1 in the house. Once she found out that Paul betrayed her trust, she confronted Paul in front of many other houseguests and tried to humiliate him in front of everyone by referring him to a backstabber, a liar and a snake. By Dominique going off on Paul, who is so well received and liked in the house, she only managed to make her target even bigger and bigger than before. Although Dominique was originally friends and allies with Paul, she realized that Paul backstabbed her and therefore, she knew that he couldn't be trusted. She also made it her mission to try to get everyone to realize that Paul was not to be trusted and that he was a snake who would betray anyone if he wanted. But nobody believed her or bought her argument about Paul because they felt that she was completely unhinged and was just trying to find a way to stay in the game by throwing Paul under the bus.
- Elena. It's not completely understood why Dominique really disliked Elena but it could either be chalked up to Irrational Hatred towards her, a lack of trust, or because she was in a relationship or showmance with Mark, who was her closets ally and her best friend in the house. Dominique has said that Elena is manipulative and untrustworthy. She's said that doesn't like her that much because she feels that she is using Mark for strategy or game related reasons. Dominique has mentioned that she feels like Elena is phony and that she's not being genuine with Mark. It could be chalked up to petty reasons and jealousy as to why Dominique doesn't like Elena. Her rivalry with Elena is pretty personal in nature as it centres around their relationship with Mark.
- Badass Boast: She's most definitely not afraid to make threats or call out people especially when she feels she's been betrayed or wronged somehow. During a Veto Ceremony in Week 3 when she was on the block alongside Jessica, she made a speech about how Paul is a snake and can't be trusted because of how he's a liar and a backstabber. Unfortunately for her, her constant need to make threats and call other people out only managed to make her a huge target and also make nobody trust her.
- Belief Makes You Stupid: Dominique had a habit of making her use of her faith and her religion way too far in the game to the point where she came off as delusional and crazy. Many of the other houseguests were questioning Dominique's sanity because her obsession with using her faith and God in the game made it seem like she was out of touch with reality. Dominique would make strange sweeping proclamations (normally to her herself) about how God will help to salvage her game and that He would be there to get her to the end because He wants her to win.
- Berserk Button: Betraying her or backstabbing her is a HUGE no-no. She doesn't take it lightly when she's stabbed in the back or thrown under the bus by people that she believes are her friends or allies. When she discovered that Paul as well as the rest of the house had thrown her to the wolves, Dominique didn't handle it well at all and became completely unhinged.
- Beta Bitch: In the first week, Dominique was this to Jessica's Alpha Bitch despite being a Nice Girl for the most part. She would constantly gossip about the other houseguests with Jessica and she would sometimes partake in the trash talking of other houseguests, normally about the outsiders. She was nowhere near as mean or catty as Raven and Elena, each also a Beta Bitch to Jessica, when it came to the trash talk about others in the house. If anything, Dominique was more of a Lovable Beta Bitch.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Dominique is generally a Nice Girl but if she's pushed too far, she has quite a tough side that's very surprising. She's logical most of the time, but when she gets upset, she can become quite irrational and out of control.
- Be Yourself: Subverted. Being herself in real life in the BB house was what screwed up her game because she wore her heart on her sleeve.
- The Bible: Probably Dominique's favorite thing in the house. Makes sense considering how deeply religious she is. When does Dominique ever pass up an opportunity to read the bible? In fact, the bible is pretty much her best friend and closest ally in the house (other than Mark). During the week that she was being evicted, she and the bible were so close that she isolated herself from everything and only read the bible to herself!
- Big Good: How Dominique saw herself. She felt that she was the ultimately good houseguest in the house and the one that was meant to defeat all the evil forces in the game. She had a mentality that God put her in the house to get rid of the bad players so that she can make sure that good prevails and gets to the end to win the game. Yes, Dominique is a good person, but she clearly had a bit of God complex and her beliefs about morality and goodness were quite skewed.
- Big Sister Instinct: Played Straight towards Mark, Jessica, Raven, Josh and the rest of her alliance members. Even though Cody and Jessica were the ones running things in the first week because they were the ones in power, Dominique was the one that was really protective of her alliance, especially the ones that were younger such as Jessica and Raven, who had a tendency to get too emotional and impulsive at times. For example, when Jessica was getting too overly emotional about Cody and his game plans of wanting to include Alex into the alliance, Dominique was there to calm Jessica down and give her advice on how to approach Cody about the subject. Outside of her alliance, she also had a strong big sister instinct towards Josh. Dominique was one of the few people who actually cared for Josh on a personal level whenever everyone was ostracizing him because of his immature behavior. Dominique would give Josh advice on how to act and try to calm him down if he became too emotional. Dominique was basically his emotional support system before Christmas took over the role for Josh.
- Black and Nerdy: Lampshaded by Jeff Schroeder in pre-season interviews when he made fun of her extensive vocabulary.
- Black Dude Dies First: Dominique is Black and is the first POC who ends up being evicted this season. To add salt to the wound, she doesn't even end up making it to jury.
- Brainy Brunette: Dominique is intelligent and The Smart Girl plus she's got dark hair, dark eyes, and dark skin.
- Brutal Honesty: Dominique often let her bluntness and her over honesty affect her game. She was almost too honest to the point that her frankness ended up being her downfall in the game. If Dominique just toned down the bluntness, she probably would have made it farther.
- Butt-Monkey: After Dominique's entire game was blown up and she ended up being the main target for eviction, nearly everyone ended up shunning her. They didn't even attempt to talk to her or even try to empathize with her position and they all ended up taking Paul's side over Dominique's in the rivalry between the two of them. To make things worse, Dominique spent her last week in the house on unfriendly terms with nearly everyone, including the people that she was in an alliance with. Even Mark, her closest friend and ally in the game, had thrown her to the wolves and didn't side with her.
- The Cassandra: She spent her last week in the house pointing out that Paul is a backstabber. The house is fortunately the most Genre Blind and Too Dumb to Live house since Big Brother 16 and are following Paul around like a dog.
- Cassandra Truth: Dominique had Elena pegged from the start. She said that Elena was a fake person who wasn't as nice as she tried to come off. Turns out that Dominique was right about Elena's character. Post-season, Elena's true colors have come out to shine in the form of tweets that she had wrote on her Twitter. Elena revealed herself to be ignorant, racist, sexist, and an abuse apologist. The fans are now finally seeing what Dominique saw about Elena all this time and they now say that Dominique was justified and vindicated in her grudge against Elena.
- The Chessmaster: Dominique was one of the most smart and strategic players in the game. She was good at planting seeds of doubt amongst the other houseguests. She was also strategic in trying to gather intel from other houseguests by using a social game and creating a talk show which involves interviewing he other houseguests about their personal lives and their games. Unfortunately, her scheming ways managed to catch up to her and was exposed for her sketchy gameplay.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Mark. Dominique clearly hated Elena and didn't trust her because she was jealous that Mark was interested romantically in Elena and only saw Dominique as a friend. Even after she was evicted and three months later when the season is finally over, Dominique is still holding a jealous grudge against Elena. She even stated in her Backyard Interview that she sees all of the showmances having a shot at longevity outside of the house with the exception of Marlena. She gave them 27 days of lasting outside of the game. Ouch. Jealous much, Dominique?
- Combat Clairvoyance: Zig-zagged. Dominique has a spiritual gift where she's capable of hearing the Holy Spirit talk to her, and she attempts to make it give her advice on what to do as she plays the game, but it doesn't seem to be willing to help her compete in a game that doesn't seem like it would please God at all. It helps her through the first stages of the game, but then it seems to help get her kicked out of the game because the house environment is very irreverent. When it came down to it, it was trying to show her that the material world of the house was no place for a believer.
- Deadpan Snarker: Dominique has a very sarcastic and snarky sense of humor. Comes with being a Sassy Black Woman.
- Deep South: Dominique is originally from Tuskagee, Alabama. Due to being from the South, she has strong Southern values, most notably the dedication that she has to her faith or religion.
- Despair Event Horizon: Once she realizes that everyone has turned on her and nobody trusts her due to her poor gameplay, Dominique loses all hope and becomes extremely cynical about her life span in the game. During the week that she's on the block, Dominique loses it so much that she ends up isolating herself away from the houseguests and spends all day in solitary confinement reading her bible and preaching about the Lord. Even when other houseguests try to comfort Dominique, all she manages to do is shun them or push them away. The fact that Dominique went from being one of the best social players in the early start of the game to someone who became anti-social, constantly isolated herself and shunned the comfort from other houseguests, only emphasized how hopeless and over the game Dominique really was. In truth, Dominique blew up her own game by making stupid mistakes and exposing her own strategy by conducting talk shows in order to gather information from other houseguests in order to use it against the other sin the future to her benefit.
- Dogged Nice Girl: Showed shades of this in her relationship with Mark. Mark clearly had a romantic attraction towards Elena, but Dominique in turn clearly was attracted to Mark. However, Mark obviously didn't share the same romantic attraction to Dominique and didn't reciprocate Dominique's more than friendly feelings towards him. She did consistently stick by him though and constantly tried to warn Mark that Elena wasn't always to be trusted even though Mark may have liked her on a romantic level. Plus, she tried to get into Mark's good graces and appeal to him by showing him as much Undying Loyalty as possible. Turns out it didn't really work in Dom's favor since not only did Mark end up choosing Elena over her but he was okay with Dominique going home.
- The Dragon: For Cody and then for Paul. Dominique had originally been working for Cody in the very first week but she ended up pledging her allegiance and her Undying Loyalty to Paul once Cody decided to turn on the entire alliance by throwing all of his allies under the bus. Once Dominique discovered that Cody was unpredictable and untrustworthy ally, she decided that staying loyal to Paul is in her best interests.
- Co-Dragons: She was this with Mark for Paul, along with the majority of the other houseguests. But since Mark was her ride or die in the game other than Paul, she's a Co-Dragon with Mark for Paul. Dominique was one of Paul's strongest allies in the game and she was of great value and importance to Paul's game in the first couple of weeks. Dominique had such a strong social game and strategic game which was considered to be useful for Paul's benefit in the game. Dominique would often be the one to gather information and spill to Paul in order to make game moves.
- Devour the Dragon: Once Paul discovered that Dominique was extremely sketchy and untrustworthy due to her constantly using her talk shows in order to gain intel and eventually use that intel that she gathered against other houseguests in the future in order to benefit her game if she ever were to find herself in trouble, Paul decides to it's time to cut Dominique out of the alliance due to going off as shady and untrustworthy. Paul had always thought of Dominique as one of the strongest assets to his game, but once he realized how unpredictable she was, he realized that she posed a serious threat to his game as well as the games of his allies. Paul orchestrated Dominique's demise but Dominique wasn't aware of who exactly wanted her out of the house at first. She eventually came to realize that Paul turned on her and was plotting to get her out of the house. Once Dominique tried to blow up Paul's game once she found out that Paul was trying to get her evicted, Paul made it his mission in Week 3 to get Dominique out and not only that, but for her other allies (especially Mark) to completely turn on her and make her look untrustworthy to the entire house. If Dominique didn't make so many crucial mistakes, Paul possibly would have kept her longer, even though he had realized that she was one of the strongest players in the game.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Downplayed. Dominique was one of the strongest social and strategic game players from the very beginning of the game. Despite this, she was nowhere near the same level of social and strategic mastery that Paul was. Many other people also thought that Dominique was a huge threat in the game and that if she continued to stay in the house, she would run the house, steamroll and make it all the way to the end. So while Dominique was a huge threat in terms of strategy and social game, Paul was still a way more dangerous threat especially since Paul outplayed her and outsmarted her by orchestrating her eviction much to her oblivion.
- Dragon Their Feet: Inverted. Once Dominique found out that Paul was targeting her and had backstabbed her, she had went on a mission to sabotage Big Bad Paul's game by trying to humiliate him and expose him to the entire house. Unfortunately for her, nobody took Dominique's side and they all sided with Paul. So even if Dominque wanted to or even attempted to try to take out Paul and have him evicted, she would end up dramatically failing because everyone had taken Paul's side over hers.
- Noble Top Enforcer: She's MUCH nicer than Paul in that although she's a strong strategic player who doesn't play games and she can be pretty tough in the game, she's nowhere near as manipulative, cutthroat and ruthless as Paul is. In fact, part of the reason why Dominique ended up turning on Paul as because she discovered that Paul was a schemer, a liar and a backstabber that couldn't be trusted. Other than gameplay, Dominique was also deeply moral and religious and she depended on her faith and her belief in God to get her far in the game. However, Paul was the opposite. Even though he's religious in the real world, he chose to forsake most of his morals and using his faith while playing the game making him come off as way more immoral in comparison to Dominique.
- The Starscream: Played Straight and Justified. Considering that Paul had backstabbed and betrayed Dominique, it's completely understandable why she wanted Paul out of the house. She felt like she had been betrayed by Paul when she discovered that he had been plotting to get her out much to her oblivion. Once she discovered this, her respect and loyalty for Paul turned into downright disdain and distrust. Not only did she no longer trust Paul but she went out of her way to warn everyone else and let them know that they also shouldn't trust Paul or have any loyalty to him because of the fact that he's such a schemer and a backstabber. Dominique's belief regarding Paul was that if he was willing to backstab her without a second though, what makes anyone think that he wouldn't backstab anyone else in the same fashion?
- Drunk with Power: Seriously believed that she was such a special person that God was solely trying to assist her in the game and help her to get to the end so that she could win. At the same time, she ended up turning against all of her allies and believed that she was superior to them once her game was officially blown up.
- Egocentrically Religious: Dominique took her use of her faith and religion in the game way too far to the point where she built up a God complex. She constantly brought up God while playing the game much to the annoyance of some of the other houseguests. Her obsession with her faith ended up causing her to lose her sense of logic and game sense. Dominique believed that the Lord and her faith were going to help her in the game and get to the end to win. She would also tout that God wanted her to win the game above everyone else and that as long as God was on her side, she would be just fine. One of the houseguests that was completely annoyed with Dominique constantly using her religion as a tool in the game was Paul. He had stated that he doesn't believe religion or faith have any place in this game and that religion should be off limits when it comes to playing Big Brother.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Dominique didn't take it well when she discovered that Paul, someone whom she had a lot of trust in and respect for, was the one who was plotting her demise. She was so angry about his betrayal that she ended up going after his character personally by suggesting that Paul was nothing more than a liar, a schemer, a manipulator and a snake.
- Expy: A very strong one of Jameka Cameron from Big Brother 8. Both are deeply religious Black women with a habit of going fiery when pushed hard enough, and their apparent naiveté is easily exploitable.
- Fatal Flaw: Dominique had a few that led to her ultimate demise in the game:
- Her Anger. Dominique's biggest weakness sin the game was most definitely her inability to control her anger. She has let her emotions dictate her judgement and cloud her logic. One of the reasons why she became a fast target was because of her blowing up in anger at the other houseguests instead of calming trying to defuse the target that was placed on her back. Once she found out that the other houseguests had turned on her, she decided to play into the unfortunate stereotype of the Angry Black Woman. She lashed out in anger at all of the other houseguests instead of using her power of communication or persuasion to convince the others to not target her and to get them to trust her once again. The unfortunate thing is that even though Dominque appears to be rational, calm, cool, and collected, she is very much a Hot-Blooded person with a Hair-Trigger Temper and she becomes easily provoked into anger and irritation. Once she gets angry, it's hard for her to calm down and use her sense of logic. The week that she was nominated showcased just how much of a temper she really has. She would angrily lash out at houseguests were simply trying to talk to her or communicate with her. She also went on endless angry, bitter tirades by herself and made no effort to try to fix her situation. Dominique had a few flaws while playing the game, but it can be argued that her anger and her inability to control her temper was most definitely biggest weakness.
- Her Blind Faith. Dear GOD (no pun intended), if anything brought Dominique down in the game, it was her excessive need to constantly use her faith and religion in the game. There was never a time or instance in the house when Dominique wasn't bringing up God or her faith. She insisted on using her faith to determine her success in the game or her chances of getting to the end. She was also delusional enough to believe that God had an influence on who would win the game and that if she were to find herself in peril game wise, God would be there to save her or help her along the way and make sure that she wins. Because of Dominique's fanatical need to use her religion and her faith in the game, many of the other houseguests, such as Christmas, Elena, and especially Paul, have commented that her bringing up religion in the game is harmful and unnecessary and makes them uncomfortable. Paul has last out stated that he believes that God and religion have absolutely no place in a game for entertainment like Big Brother. He has bashed Dominique for constantly using her faith to get by in the game. Dominique's constant obsession with her faith managed to blind her to what was really important, which was playing the game without being clouded by personal matters such as religion. Dominique let her faith and her religion control her thoughts too much to the extent that she came across as delusional. It was almost as if Dominique was choosing to leave her fate in the game in the hands of the Lord instead of trying to actively determine her own path or destiny in the game herself. Although she could be a very strong, strategic player, her addiction to using God and religion and the delusions that came along with using her religion in the game managed to ruin any chances she had of making it far. Her blind faith also destroyed her social game as her constant fanatical preaching about God rubbed many of the houseguests the wrong way and turned them away from her.
- Her Egotism and Narcissism: Dominique was incredibly narcissistic in her attitude. She had a superiority complex in the game and felt that she was more deserving to be there because of her belief in God. With time, she grew more and more arrogant to the extent that she believed that God wanted her to be in the house so that he could get her to the end and make sure that she wins. Her constant preaching about how she's a woman of God and that it makes her a better person because of it reeked of serious narcissism and self idolization. Dominique developed a bit of an A God Am I mentality. She believed that she was The Chosen One of the house and that she was the only one that God was rooting for to win because of her belief in the Lord. Other houseguests were turned off by her egotistical behavior and frequently bashed Dominique for acting arrogant and self involved. Dominique also had a sense of superiority regarding her intelligence. She came off as arrogant regarding the fact that she was one of the smartest people in the house and she shows a sense of superiority by the way that she would talk down to some of the other houseguests. There's no doubt that while Dominique may be a generally nice person, she does have a seriously huge ego and she is incredibly self absorbed to the point of coming off as narcissistic. Her narcissistic and superior attitude managed to turn many of the houseguests off and it caused the target on her back to become exponentially larger.
- Her Extreme Views on Morality: Dominique has a very black and white view of morality. She has the belief that everyone is either all good or all bad and she doesn't seem to see things in the grey areas. Her black and white views are very apparent in how she perceives the other houseguests such as Paul. To her, Paul is an evil person that needs to be taken down no matter what. She fails to see or understand that Paul's actions in the game leaned more towards a grey area during that time. She failed to comprehend that Paul turning on Dominique had more to do with her own actions and that he was simply removing someone from the game that he perceived as a threat. Dominique took Paul's betrayal as a personal attack against her when it wasn't. She made a big deal about Paul playing the game and instead chose to personally attack him by calling him evil and a snake instead of trying to understand why Paul may have wanted to target her. Dominique also seems to place herself on a high pedestal of ultimate goodness. She held the firm belief that she was the ultimate Big Good of the house and that Paul was the ultimate Big Bad of the house and all she wanted to do was bring down the evil force. Everything that Dominique perceived in the game was from a black and white perspective, but it could be thanks to her extreme religious views why she may hold such a strong black and white mentality or view of things.
- The Fundamentalist: Dominique is strongly religious and she expresses those views openly in the house. She doesn't care if she faces any criticisms about expressing her faith because she believes that her faith and her belief in God is something that's right and good. She's even gone as far as to openly state that she believes that God is helping her in the game.
- Give Me a Sign: Constantly preached to God to help her out in the game whenever she felt that she was in trouble. The fact that she constantly prayed and preached to God to help her during the week that she was being evicted made her come across as slightly unhinged.
- Good Is Not Nice: Dominique is a Nice Girl most of the time and she's shown to be super kind, compassionate, caring, and empathetic towards everyone. However, even though she does have compassion for pretty much everyone, she won't always extend her kindness to those who don't deserve it, such as people who have betrayed her or people who cruel and mean spirited.
- Good Shepherd: Dominique constantly preaches and uses her faith and religion to help herself as well as others in the game. She has a strong belief that her faith and religion plays a huge part in her success in the game. She would even use her faith in order to give other people that she was close with or aligned with some hope in the game. She's basically become a spiritual guide for the other people in the house.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Dominique was clearly jealous of Elena because she had Mark's undivided romantic attention. It's apparent that Dominique may have had more than friendly feelings for Mark but Mark clearly wasn't interested romantically in her and saw her as just his friend. Jealousy is the only reason why Dominique would be holding some type of petty grudge against Elena three months later and after the game is over.
- Holier Than Thou: Her enthusiasm about the Lord got her in trouble when she started preaching a little too aggressively in the house and made everyone think she was loco, resulting in a shut-out eviction where neither Jason nor Jessica needed to use their powers to influence the final outcome. However, Paul told her "Philosophy outside the house", as he wanted to discuss it seriously with her sometime, due to being well acquainted with philosophy himself. It could also be interpreted as a takeaway tip not to get zealous in the house in front of everybody to avoid unwanted attention.
- Hot-Blooded: Normally the Only Sane Woman, but when she gets fired up or angry, better watch out because Dominique erupts into a volcano of fire, fury and passion. Also, once Dominique gets going and she's really fired up, she doesn't stop. It's safe to say that Dominique is a rather feisty, passionate and hot headed person if she's pushed too far.
- Hysterical Woman: Many of the other houseguests had felt that Dominique was crazy or wasn't alright upstairs because she was extremely engulfed in her religion and the Lord while playing the game. She would constantly be preaching about how the Lord would help her in the game or save her whenever she found herself in trouble. Paul thought that Dominique was unhinged because she managed to bring up her faith almost every second of every day. Her mental state was in even bigger question during the week that she was put on the block and was the intended target to go home. She clearly went through a Sanity Slippage after she was exposed for her sketchy behavior and gameplay. Once she was the target for the house, Dominique conducted very crazy and strange behavior. She ended up throwing everyone under the bus even those that she was close with, isolating herself from everyone, and constantly talking to herself about God and preaching about her faith.
- Insult Backfire: She made the cardinal error of letting herself be reeled into losing her cool, trying to tell how Paul was a snake without any concrete proof to inflict real damage. Paul took it in stride and started pushing her buttons while her temper went through the roof. The more she ran her mouth, the worse she made herself look, until it got to the point where Jason decided he didn't even need to whip out the Power of Veto.
- It's All About Me: Dominique was incredibly self absorbed and Holier Than Thou when it came to her religion. She believed that she was The Chosen One that God wanted to help win the game. After her game blew up, she also gained a huge superiority complex and ended up shunning all of her other housemates out of pettiness and bitterness.
- The Lancer: To Jessica. Dominique served as a Foil to her. While Jessica was more Hot-Blooded, passionate, feisty, and emotional, Dominique was more of The Stoic and Only Sane Woman who was calm, logical and practical minded. Whenever Jessica would let her emotions get the best of her or influence her game, Dominique would be the one to pull her back. She very much had somewhat of a Big Sister Instinct and Big Sister Mentor type of relationship with Jessica in the first week of the game.
- Magical Negro: She would often appear as the Only Sane Woman to her alliance and would provide her other alliance members, which mostly consisted of White people, with advice and logic about the game. It seemed as though Dominique's purpose in her alliance was to help her non-POC allies to advance their game further.
- Meganekko: Dominique can be seen wearing glasses from time to time, which definitely emphasizes her Brainy Brunette, The Smart Girl and Black and Nerdy status.
- Ms. Fanservice: Modeled her body in the "Inked & Evicted" competition.
- Name's the Same: Her first name and last name is very similar to the actor Dominic Cooper.
- Nice Girl: Very affable to all the others, even hosting a faux talk show with the others and goofing off with the others. The others even celebrate her birthday with a very specific cake. However, despite being a generally nice person, she can also be very aggressive and feisty, especially to those that she believes are deserving it. Just because Dominique is a nice girl doesn't mean that she's any pushover.
- Nice Hat: Dominique wears a lot of beanies on her head.
- Obfuscating Stupidity:
- She is strategically hiding her true occupation as a government engineer so that she'll be underestimated.
- This applies to Dominique's gameplay as well; she actively tries to fly under the radar and come off as a little clueless and out of place to make the other houseguests underestimate. Unfortunately, the façade collapses very quickly once Paul finds a way to nick at her armor.
- Only Friend: To Josh and Mark. This is later on subverted, as after Dominique is evicted, both Josh and Mark end up making other friends and building new allies.
- Only Sane Woman: In Cody's alliance in the first week, it seemed that while everyone else was more emotional and impulsive, Dominique was the one who was the most logical when discussing game. She would often be the one to talk down ideas or plans that her other allies would create or make that wouldn't make sense. However, it could later on be considered subverted as when Dominique was facing eviction, she became a little bit unhinged due to a Sanity Slippage. She was right about Paul being a schemer and manipulator though, she still had some of her sanity.
- Out of Focus: Did you even know she was in the house? Probably cause Paul, Cody, and Jessica take up 98% of the screentime. But you most certainly will when her turn comes up. Julie doesn't say anything to her on the finale night, either.
- Prayer Is a Last Resort: Downplayed. Dominique is strongly religious and does pray everyday, but she tends to go into prayer mode when she feels that she is facing trouble in the game. During the week that she was nominated and was going to be evicted, Dominique increased the amount of times she prayed each day because she felt that praying and reaching out to God would help her somehow in the game.
- Prayer of Malice: Downplayed again. Dominique spent most of the time praying because of her deep faith and belief in God due to being strongly religious. However, although she did normally pray with good intentions because she was looking for guidance from God to help her in the game, she also prayed a few times for some of the other houseguests games to be blown up or exploded out of anger, namely Paul's. But this made sense since Dominique felt hat Paul was a snake, a liar and a backstabber and she wanted him to get his dose of karma for throwing her under the bus and betraying her.
- Real Women Love Jesus: Dominique is deeply and strongly religious. She has a strong and deep belief in God and that God is guiding her in the game. Unfortunately for her, her strong beliefs have made her come across as The Fundamentalist who has taken her preaching of her religious beliefs to the extreme much to the annoyance of the rest of the houseguests and even some of the fans.
- Red Baron: Dominique has given herself the nickname or title "Dominique The Dominator". Funny thing is is that Dominique was absolutely dominating the game from the very start, but her game fell apart rather quickly when she made reckless and stupid decisions and choices that ended up costing her game.
- Religious Bruiser: Has a "dope relationship with God," but will stop at nothing to win the game. Unfortunately for her, her religion and her constant preaching of God managed to put a bigger target on her back as there were some who believed that Dominique shouldn't bring up the topic of religion or her faith into the game.
- Sanity Slippage: Yikes. When Dominique ended up being targeted because of her poor and messy gameplay, her emotions most definitely got the best of her. Once she was nominated and she discovered that she was the actual target due to her sketch behavior (the original target was supposed to be Jessica), she slowly started to descend into a pool of insanity. During the week that she was going to be evicted, Dominique had an emotional and mental breakdown. She ended up throwing all of the other houseguests under the bus (including her allies), isolated herself from everyone, and began preaching about God and her faith to herself. The other houseguests commented how Dominique was completely losing it and had mentally and emotionally checked out of the game due to her game being blown up.
- Sassy Black Woman: When Dominique gets angry and irritated, she can become quite sarcastic, sassy and will end up having a rather sharp tongue in which she'll end up lashing out.
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: Dominique held talk show interviews with the other houseguests in order to gain information from them to use to her advantage in the future, but people catch onto what she's doing and she becomes the biggest target in the house. Her strategy of trying to be sociable ended up blowing up in her face big time.
- Smart People Play Chess: Dominique was often seen at the chess table a lot with Mark. She seemed to show enjoyment in playing chess while in the house.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Dominique is The Smart Girl and a Brainy Brunette and she wears glasses. Her glasses emphasize the fact that she is highly intelligent (she's a government engineer after all) and is also strongly strategic game wise.
- Supporting Leader: She very much played this role to Cody and Jessica in the first week. Even though Cody and Jessica were at the top of the hierarchy in regards to power, many alliance members actually looked to Dominique as a secondary leader. Dominique very much had strong leadership skills that would prove to be more effective than Cody and Jessica. She would try to take the lead in regards to who should be nominated, who should be targeted, or who should be voted out. Plus, she is the one who often steers the rest of the alliance members back into line if they ever go out of whack somehow. She had a very mentor like relationship with Mark for example, trying to advise him to make the right game moves whenever possible. It also appeared that more people preferred to talk to Dominique than to Cody and Jessica because Dominique was very wise and a good listener.
- Token Evil Teammate: How Paul saw her in his alliance. According to Paul, Dominique was the root cause of the dissension within the house because she was a huge liar who was throwing everyone under the bus and causing tension and disharmony to ensue amongst other houseguests because of her desire to stir the pot. In reality, she was actually telling the truth about Paul and his intentions regarding how he was a "snake" and in actuality, she's actually the Token Good Teammate when looking at the bigger picture.
- Token Religious Teammate: She is a very deep-rooted Christian woman who brings her faith to the game, which isn't a bad thing by any means, but it's sometimes at the behest of others when she gets a wee too fanatical.
- Tomboyish Baseball Cap: Dominique has a red ballcap, which she's sometimes seen wearing, which tends to be paired with her cat-eye glasses.
- Too Dumb to Live: She had a fun idea of making a talkshow with everyone participating and her being the host and interviewing the nominees. While questioning Cody, she asks a question about their original alliance, which basically gave crucial information to the other houseguests not involved and put a target on her back.
- Two First Names: Dominique's first and last name (Cooper) can be used as given first names. Dominique is a feminine given name while Cooper is more of a masculine given name.
- Villainous Breakdown: Inverted, it's more of a martyr's breakdown. Dominique wasn't a villain or a bad guy at all, but she did suffer a major Sanity Slippage and Heroic BSoD once she realized that she was the target to go home instead of Jessica. She realized that her entire alliance had turned on her because she had been acting very strangely in the game and they felt that they could no longer trust her. After she was nominated, Dominique had a mental and emotional breakdown and exhibited strange and crazy behavior such as isolating herself from everyone, throwing everyone (including her friends and allies) under the bus, and preaching constantly to herself about her faith and the Lord.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Thanks in part due to Paul taking up almost all the screentime.
Jillian Nicole Parker (Evicted HG #03)
Jillian Nicole Parker (Evicted HG #03)
Hometown: Celebration, FL
Current Residence: Las Vegas, NV
Born: May 12th, 1993
Age: 24 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Timeshare Sales Rep
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 2
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Temptation Punishments: Golden Apple Curse note
Final Standing in Battle-Back Showdown: 4th
Finished: 15th Place
Evicted: 8-4 Vs. CHRISTMAS
HOH Evicted Under: CODY (Week 1, Day 16)
Megan Ann Lowder (Evicted HG #02)note
Megan Ann Lowder (Evicted HG #02/Quit)
Hometown: Cathedral City, CA
Current Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Born: Mar 07th, 1989
Age: 28 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Dog Walker
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Finished: 16th Place [Walked/Quit Megan ended up quitting the game after she got into different altercations with numerous houseguests. The drama caused Megan to have an emotional breakdown due to her PTSD being triggered. Once Megan quit the game, Cody had to rename a replacement nominee. Cody chose Alex to replace Megan's place on the block.]
Evicted: NO VOTE Vs. JILLIAN
HOH Evicted Under: CODY (Week 1, Day 8)
- 0% Popularity Rating: Played Straight in the house and how! According to Cody, everyone in the house either disliked or hated Megan (probably because she was mentally unstable and a basket case). She was so disliked by everyone that she was targeted right off the bat by all of the other houseguests. She had gotten into a fight or blowup with Cody, Jessica, Alex and Josh all within the span of just one week. Many other houseguests, other than Cody, have commented that they didn't like Megan on a personal level and that she was completely intolerable and insufferable. When Cody had won HOH and nominated Megan, he even went out of his way to state in front of everyone in his nomination speech that he put her on the block simply because he didn't like her. However, despite everyone disliking her and finding her annoying, Alex did admit on the live feeds that she was pretty much the only one who was willing to be her friend in the house. Alex also said that the only reason why she was friends with Megan was because Megan was supposedly nice to her. Interestingly enough, everyone else had stated the opposite and said that Megan was a very unpleasant person to be around. Cody even said that she was just a terrible person all around because she was completely "blah" and had no charisma, presence or personality. Another huge reason why so many of the houseguests found Megan to be highly unfavorable was because she was not a sociable or friendly person. She was very aloof towards the other houseguests and even when she was socializing with them, she came off as very impolite and rude. Cody had mentioned that when the houseguests were having fun with each other and socializing, Megan had come out and scolded all of them for having fun and being too loud. Because of this, she came off very bitchy and as someone who has No Social Skills. Cody, who isn't exactly Mr. Friendly or Mr. Sociable himself, even said that Megan was too unsociable for his liking and that her berating the other houseguests for socializing with one another was one of the worst social moves in the game ever. It should be noted though that the houseguests softened towards her when they discovered that she had a breakdown due to a personal matter and ended up quitting the game. Paul, Kevin and even Alex were all sympathetic, with all of them saying that they hope she's okay and gets help outside of the house for her issues. Outside the house, however, Megan has chartered sympathy across the board because many fans think she went through a personal hell unlike any other behind the scenes.
- Alpha Bitch: Downplayed and Subverted. According to the other houseguests, Megan was a bitch and she was extremely unlikeable. She didn't get along with any of the houseguests and she had a big attitude. Much of her poor behavior could be a Freudian Excuse as she did have PTSD. But her bitchiness and her bossy personality (at least before she had an emotional breakdown) turned many people off and rubbed everyone the wrong way. However, on the outside of the house, she doesn't seem to be a bitch and in fact, comes off as more of a Nice Girl who was just a victim in all of the misunderstanding that happened in the house.
- Ascended Fangirl: Megan admits to being a huge fan of Big Brother. She openly admits that she was a huge fan of Paul during his time as a houseguest on Big Brother 18 and that she was rooting for him to win the game. She is also a big fan of the Harry Potter series and she has read all of the books. She's also a mega fan of Minecraft and she loves to play it on her laptop during her downtime. Television wise, she's stated that she's a big fan of South Park and she can make quotes from all of the episodes.
- Big Beautiful Woman: Averted. Megan is overweight and is one of the larger set women of the season. However, she's not physically beautiful or attractive and she's much more of a Plain Jane who's a tomboy.
- The Big Girl: Megan was one of the larger set women of the season. Not only was she larger set in terms of her physique but she was also one of the taller female houseguests as well. Most of the other women in the house have slimmer or slighter builds and they are much shorter in height. However, she subverts this trope because although she fits the trope physically (being a taller, larger set female), it's uncertain if she was a competitor since she didn't have a chance to show her competitiveness or athleticism due to quitting the game.
- The Bore: Played Straight. Megan was said to be extremely dull and boring according to the other houseguests. She didn't have much of a personality and she hated having fun while in the house. When the houseguests were having fun socializing with each other, Megan had told everyone to be quiet and stop having fun because she was trying to sleep. Does Megan not understand the concept of Big Brother is socializing and interacting with the other houseguests? Does she not realize that telling people to stop having fun and socializing with each other is a way to get yourself targeted early in the game? Not only did she not provide anything of substance or value in the game but her DR sessions were as monotonous, dull and boring as her personality was. Outside of the house, Megan is more of a contemplative and whimsical person.
- Brawn Hilda: Megan is The Big Girl but she's also somewhat athletic in appearance. She's not considered to be a Big Beautiful Woman however, because she doesn't fit the characteristics of someone who would be considered beautiful, sexy or physically attractive. She has somewhat of a masculine appearance because she's a true Tomboy. She may be a physically dominant and strong woman (she used to be in the military after all so she does have physical strength) but she's most definitely not a Ms. Fanservice or an Amazonian Beauty like Christmas, who is also strongly athletic yet toned and muscular.
- Break the Cutie: Started when Josh accused her of being a snake, then the rest of the house followed in on her. She had a severe breakdown in the Diary Room that prompted the producers to come in off-screen and quietly urge her leave the game for her own sake, which she did.
- Broken Bird: Megan suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to being sexually assaulted in the military. Her PTSD was triggered after Cody and Josh bullied her and gotten into a fight with her which resulted in her quitting the game because she was so mentally and emotionally distraught and broken down over being picked on.
- Butt-Monkey: Megan was widely disliked by the rest of the house and she was constantly picked on. This is someone who had gotten into altercations and fights with four different houseguests (Cody, Jessica, Alex, and Josh) within the span of a week. The other houseguests also have nothing but negative things to say about her. On top of it, Megan also suffers from PTSD which occurred after she was sexually assaulted in the military. Her PTSD ended up suffering an emotional breakdown after being triggered due to Josh and Cody bullying her.
- Consummate Liar: Subverted. Almost the entire house believed Megan to be this, with her inaccurate claims that Jessica was calling Alex a "Panda" (which is a racial and ethnic slur for someone who's of Chinese descent) when in reality, Megan misheard Jessica calling Alex "Pao Pao", which is the nickname of former Big Brother 16 houseguest Paola Shea.
- Damsel in Distress: Played Straight. Megan was someone in dire need of attention and help as she suffered a breakdown because of her PTSD. After Megan was confronted by Alex, Jessica, Cody and Josh, she ended up having a serious meltdown in the DR. She couldn't handle all of the tension and criticism being thrown her way. So she crumbled on an emotional level because everybody refused to believe her claims about Jessica making a racist comment or calling Alex a racist nickname (which was Pao Pao but Megan had misheard her say Panda). Alex didn't believe her and Jessica didn't tell the truth about what she said about Alex behind her back in order to clear things up and take the heat off of Megan. Megan was so much of a distressed damsel that not only did she suffer an intense breakdown, but she even quit the game because she couldn't handle it.
- Despair Event Horizon: Megan ends up suffering a complete breakdown after she gets into arguments and confrontations with Alex, Jessica, Cody and Josh. Not to mention that Megan was completely disliked by the rest of the house and nobody liked her on a personal level. She loses hope that anyone would believe her regarding what happened about the Alex and Jessica situation and feels that she can't take all of the chaos that's surrounding her. As a result, Megan ends up breaking down in the DR and quits the game. It turned out that Megan broke down and quit the game because she has PTSD (due to being sexually assaulted by a man in the military and being a veteran in the military) and it was triggered by all of the excessive confrontation that was being hurled at her all at once.
- Does Not Like Men: Megan appeared to have not gotten along with any of the men in the house, mostly Josh and Cody. She made it clear that she didn't feel comfortable around them because they had been attacking her constantly and bullying her. Cody straight up told Megan to her face that he didn't like her while he was giving his nomination speech in front of the entire house during his nomination speech when he was nominating her. Megan didn't take Cody's comment against her very lightly and she bared a grudge against him. Josh also went on the track against Megan during the first HOH competition where he flat out told Megan that he didn't like her to her face because he thought that she was a snake and was untrustworthy in addition to feeling like Megan would target him if she got handed the HOH due to their group winning. Cody and Josh continued to personally attack Megan and bully her until she eventually couldn't take the bullying anymore and had a complete emotional and mental breakdown in the DR to the point where she quit and left the game. It was later revealed that Megan had a standoffish approach to many of the men in the house because they triggered her PTSD. It was also revealed that she was sexually assaulted in the military by male soldiers in the military and that is why she is wary around men in general. However, her opinions on men are contradictory since Megan stated in her pre season interviews that she prefers the company of men over women and even downright said that she can't stand the company of women or being around her making her come across as a Female Misogynist.
- Dramatic Irony: When she left the game, Alex replaced her on the block, and the house didn't want her to go and were feeling sore about the "Panda" name-calling incident that made her into a fool. Instead, Jillian, the person put up as a pawn to get her out, was voted out.
- Dumb Blonde: As seen in her military pictures, Megan's natural hair color without the dye is blonde. She is by no means stupid, but she qualifies for the trope due to making pestilent comments in the house that got thrown back in her face.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Megan changed her hair dye into a technicolor blue and magenta for the game, but before and after her short stay in the house, she had gray hair, reverting back.
- Fatal Flaw: Her Paranoia. It caused her to over-analyze an innocent statement Jessica made about Alex, and Megan skewed it into racism. The game subsequently became her worst nightmare.
- Female Misogynist: In her pre season interview, Megan admitted that she doesn't usually like other women and she doesn't get along with them. She has stated that she prefers the company of men over women.
- Foreshadowing: Megan was the first person to hug Paul (the one closest to the entrance) as he walked through the doors of the house. She ended up pulling out of the game in the first week.
- Fridge Horror: The events in the house that triggered Megan's PTSD and caused her to withdraw from the game were flat out mild compared to the shenanigans that have occurred since then. Who knows how badly she would have been affected had she stayed and experienced all that.
- Gamer Chick: Similar to her fellow houseguest Alex, Megan has stated in her pre season interview that one of her favorite hobbies or pastimes is playing video games. In this regard, she is very much a tomboy who enjoys male dominated activities. One of her favorite video games that she loves to play is Minecraft.
- The Ghost: After Megan had quit the game, she basically became invisible and non existent to the season. In fact, she was such a non factor, that she didn't even show up to the Season Finale!note Megan even decided to sell her Big Brother duffle bag post-competition.
- Grumpy Bear: According to Cody, Megan was no fun in the house and she was always serious. In the first few days when the houseguests were having some fun in the living room, Megan went to go and tell everyone to be quiet and stop having fun because she was trying to sleep. Even Cody (who ironically is one of the most anti social houseguests) even cited this as one of the worst social moves in Big Brother history. Her cynicism and her lack of personality and social game led everyone to disliking her and wanting her out of the game.
- Heroes Love Dogs: PLAYED STRAIGHT. Megan LOVES dogs with a giant passion. Understandable considering that she's a dog walker for a living! She's even admitted that one of the things that she would miss most while she's in the house are her dogs because she doesn't know how she would ever get by without them.
- Hero of Another Story: She was a Middle East interrogator and met the band KISS.
- Heroic BSoD: After getting into a fight with Alex, Cody, Josh and Jessica, Megan goes into complete shock and ends up having a meltdown which ends up triggering her PTSD and causing her to self evict. From our perspective Megan spent a long time MIA in the Diary Room, but the truth is what happened was too graphic to show on even the live feeds. Megan went into a straight-on panic attack and was rescued by concerned staff who led her out of the house and rushed her to the hospital. Her post-game interview with The Desert Sun reveals some highly disturbing things beyond that.
"So in the house
I had a lot of guys yelling at me and attacking me and it started really affecting me and making my anxiety severe and I was starting to get physically ill. I was throwing up, I had diarrhea, I was nauseous all the time."
- Hollywood California: Megan is originally from a city in California called Cathedral City.
- Hysterical Woman: It was evident that Megan was on the emotionally and mentally unstable side but it's justified since she suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. After getting into a fight with four different houseguests, Megan had a huge breakdown and ended up quitting the game due to her emotional instability and mental illness.
- Irony: Her profession is dog walking... she ended up walking from the game.
- The Lad-ette: Megan is very tomboyish. She seems to have a strong inclination to engage in more male dominated pastimes. She's also One of the Boys and prefers to hang out with men over women mostly due to her experience in the military.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Unlike the rest of the house, she completely withdrew herself from the competition with no possibility of returning, making her the first surefire departure, by default.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is white or silvery white, but she does have streaks of pink and blue dye running through her hair. The blue and pink streaks in her hair are rather faint though.
- No Social Skills: Megan was apparently highly anti social while she was in the house. According to Cody during his interview with Dominique, there was a situation when Megan had told the entire house while they were socializing and talking with each other to be quiet and stop talking just so that she could get some sleep. Cody, who isn't even the most sociable person himself, even admitted that Megan telling everyone to be quiet and stop socializing or having fun was one of the worst social moves in Big Brother history. Her lack of ability at getting along with some of the other houseguests also made her social game very weak. During the time she was in the house, she had gotten into fights, arguments, confrontations or disagreements with four different houseguests, Josh, Cody, Jessica, and Alex, in the first week alone. Josh called out Megan for being untrustworthy and being a snake. Cody straight up admitted to Megan while he nominated her that the reason he out her on the block was because he simply didn't like her on a personal level. Jessica grew to hate Megan because she was lying about her being a racist due to misconstruing something that Jessica had said about Alex—Megan mistakenly thought that Jessica called Jessica "Panda" ( a racial slur word for someone of Chinese descent) when she actually called Alex "Pao Pao" due to her strong (mostly of a physical nature) similarities to past BB16 houseguests Paola Shea. And Alex blew a gasket at Megan once she discovered that Megan was trying to destroy Jessica's reputation by making up a lie that she's racist and that she called her a racial slur word. Megan's social skills and social game was so terrible that everyone unanimously wanted her out. When Megan quit and left the game, everyone was relieved and somewhat pleased, even though there were some houseguests that felt compassion and sympathy for her situation. It's safe to say that overall, Megan had one of the worst social games of the entire season and she just did not fit in with this group at all right off the bat.
- One of the Boys: Megan states in her pre season interview that she doesn't like to hang out with other women and she prefers the company of men over women. Her inclination to hanging out with men over women shows that she may be a Female Misogynist. Interestingly enough, Megan didn't really get along with any of the guys in the house, despite her preference of associating with men. Cody and Josh simply couldn't stand her and wanted her out of the house ASAP.
- Outdoorsy Gal: Megan stated in her pre season interview that she loves the outdoors and admits that one of her favorite pastimes and hobbies is hiking.
- The Paranoiac: Megan admitted in her pre-season interview that she has a tendency to over analyze things or create conspiracy theories for everything that happens because she is a rather paranoid person. Little did we realize that Megan was battling some serious mental and emotional issues due to suffering from PTSD, hence the constant paranoia...
- Pet the Dog: Ironic for a dog walker... When she disappeared from the house for several hours, Cody was finally presented with an envelope telling everyone Megan had quit the game. A lot of the houseguests were actually hurt that she quit on them, especially Paul, and even Alex was dismayed that Megan gave up on everybody.
- Poor Communication Kills: Because of Megan's misunderstanding with Alex/Jessica over the "Panda"/"Pao Pao" scenario, she ended up leaving the game before the first week was even complete. And it was an honest mistake; Megan thinks she heard somebody, perhaps not even Alex, use the term "Panda", but realizes she may have been hearing things.
- Rant-Inducing Slight: Her downfall. She made a comment about Jessica nicknaming Alex that travelled around the house and suffered bastardization through the telephone effect until it reached back and sounded like Megan was spreading rumors that Jessica was being racist towards Asians. It blew up in her face and drove her into a tearful state of brokenness that led to her leaving the game, and even though Alex tried to make amends, the damage was already done.
- Rose-Haired Girl: It's not that noticeable, but Megan has streaks of pink (more like purple) running through her hair. She also has streaks of blue as well. However, most of her hair is silvery white and the colored streaks in her hair are rather faint.
- Sanity Slippage: Oh dear. Megan certainly lost her mind after she was accused of being racist when she accidentally confessed to Alex that Jessica was calling her Panda. Not only was Megan being confronted by both Alex and Jessica for the racial controversy, but she was also personally attacked by both Cody and Josh. The combination of all four houseguests targeting her unfairly and yelling at her in aggressive manner ended up triggering her PTSD. Megan had a complete emotional meltdown in the DR and ended up quitting the game due to losing her emotional sanity.
- The Scapegoat: If someone did something to upset somebody in the house during the first few days, chances are Megan got blamed for it for shooting her big mouth off. Even after the eviction of Mark at the end of Week 9, loooong after she walked from the competition, Paul finds reason to blame her for causing the house to lose a ton of its houseguests simply because her photo happened to be on the side of the roster that was mostly greyed out by then.
Alex: This side did not start well.
Paul: I know... The curse of Megan.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Megan suffers from PTSD after being sexually assaulted in the military. Incidents in the Big Brother house triggered Post-Traumatic symptoms. Megan is also one of two houseguests this season, the other being Cody, who have served in the military, and come out of it traumatized. Ironically, neither of them finds common ground through this shared aspect of their careers and end up disliking each other.
- The Squadette: Megan is a classic tomboy who was a veteran in the military. Because she was surrounded by mostly men in the military, she's most definitely One of the Boys who prefers the company of men over women and she even states as much in her pre-season interview.
- Tank-Top Tomboy: Megan is a classic tomboy who is often seen wearing tank tops. If she's not wearing tank tops, then she's seen wearing sweat shirts or other athletic wear.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: A very touching example occurred post-season when both a user on Twitter (@Love4DeadSkull) and a user on DeviantArt (DraconiusAsmertal) decided to create an honorary BB Comics cover for Megan in spite of the fact she never got one and send it to her.
- Tomboy: Megan is very tomboyish and is probably the least feminine houseguest. Not to mention that she is One of the Boys and is very interested in male-dominated pastimes and activities. She has also served in the military as well.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Most of the time, Megan would wear her hair down, but she was frequently seen wearing a ponytail from time to time.
- Tomboyish Voice: Megan has a noticeably heavier and husky voice in comparison to the more feminine and girly houseguests such as Raven and Jessica.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Her apology video to the fans for leaving the house shows she has no hard feelings toward the house and sends everybody her love.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had Megan sat out the remainder of the game, she probably would have been the second boot unless she fought for her safety and Week 1 would have been a done deal. But because she left the game in media res, the eviction block was still active and Jillian suffered the consequences. For all we know, it could have completely changed the course of the season... but then again... that may be a little too optimistic.
- Un-person: She is outright gone from the festivities of the game even after leaving (it's quite possible the show is respecting her wishes by downplaying her presence on the show so nobody is given incentive to bother her in her personal life as she recuperates in counseling). She doesn't return for the Battle-Back Showdown or even show up on "Inked & Evicted" because she cut loose on her own volition. "Tales From Decrypt" also excludes Megan from the selection of evicted houseguest choices, because she technically walked off the competition. Sadder yet, when BB Comics Week rolls around, she doesn't even get a comic book cover. That's your cue, fan artists!! We need one of The Dog Walker, PRONTO!!! Finally, poor Megan isn't even present for the finale, and Paul even goes as far as to say it was him against 15 other contestants, conspicuously omitting her (although he may be referring to Cameron, who went out before Paul had to work the house). Can we please just go give the poor woman a hug already and a ton of love?
- We didn't get "The Dog Walker" due to poor taste in the word "Walker". Instead, we got The Dog STAR◊"! And Madame Mysterio!
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Due to suffering some serious physical, mental, and emotional issues because of her PTSD, Megan and the producers agreed that it would be best if she walked from the game and received medical help. Even worse, her lack of exposure on the show after walking (as in total removal of all mention of her) and winning nothing makes it seem like she was never in the game at all. Well, except for the weekly stipend contestants get. And the fact somebody actually bothered to make her two glorious comic covers just because they could and hated the fact she never got one.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Megan's hair has streaks of blue in it, but the majority of her hair is white-blonde.
Cameron Heard (Evicted HG #01)
Cameron Heard (Evicted HG #01)
Hometown: North Aurora, IL
Current Residence: Woodbridge, IL
Born: Aug 27th, 1992
Age: 24 (age at time of competition)
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Temptation Punishments: BB Swap's First-Night Eviction note
Final Standing in Battle-Back Showdown: 2nd
Finished: 17th Place
Evicted: 8-3-2 Vs. JILLIAN and CHRISTMAS
HOH Evicted Under: NONE (Week 1, Day 1)