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    Alexandra Rose "Alex" Ow (Juror #07; Evicted HG #13) 

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Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current Residence: Camarillo, CA
Born: Dec 20th, 1988
Age: 28 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Eco-Friendly Marketing Rep
Number Of HOH Wins: 3
Number Of POV Wins: 1
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Temptations Taken: "Bowlerina" (Second Place), "Strangest Things" (Second Place)
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Camp Guide Punishment note 
Finished: 5th Place [7TH JUROR]
Evicted: 2-1 VS. KEVIN
HOH Evicted Under: JOSH (Week 11, Day 84)
Voted For (As Juror): JOSH

  • 13 Is Unlucky: Poor Alex. Not only was she the 13th houseguest to be evicted from the house, but the week that she was sent home (and before that), she had some pretty bad luck or bad karma brewing her way. In Week 10, Alex was completely blindsided when her ride or die Jason was sent home unexpectedly on Double Eviction after Christmas, as the HOH, sent Jason home with a tie breaker vote. Jason was so shell shocked by his blindside that he couldn't process what happened. He was very upset about his eviction, so upset in fact, that he didn't even hug or say goodbye to anyone, including Alex. It was revealed later on that Jason didn't say goodbye to Alex on the way out because he thought that his own ride or die and best friend in the house was conspiring against him with Paul and everyone else and that she was in on the blindside and the plan to get him out of the house. Little did he know that Alex was completely innocent and was the only one who had no clue about the plan to blindside Jason. Alex was just as blindsided and shocked by Jason's eviction as he was. With her best friend mad at her, she was emotionally distracted. On the same night that Alex lost her best friend, she won the HOH which seemed to be good luck for her. Unfortunately, still feeling emotionally raw from Jason's eviction, she still trusted Paul who told her to put both Kevin and Raven on the block, thinking that her number one target and Arch-Enemy Kevin was going to finally go home. When it came time for the houseguests to evict someone, Raven was sent home over Kevin, the person that Alex wanted gone more than anyone for week. Because Kevin failed to go home, her HOH reign was rendered pointless and a failure. Alex was completely alone in the game and she realized that nobody was on her side. In Week 11, Alex is nominated by HOH Josh against Kevin. She believes that she is safe and that Kevin will be voted out, but Alex loses the POV to Paul and she remains on the block. When Paul won the POV, Alex still believes that she is safe since she thinks that Paul plans on using the POV to pull her off the block. After all, Alex believed that she and Paul were a Final 2 alliance and were going to be the duo that went all the way to the end with either of them having a chance to win. However, she gets blindsided ONCE AGAIN when Paul reveals to her that he plans on not using the POV to save her from the block. Paul reveals to her that he's choosing to go to the end with Josh and Christmas and that she is the one who'll be voted out that week. Alex has a complete Villainous BSoD and Villainous Breakdown upon hearing the news about Paul's betrayal and she does NOT take it lightly. Alex lashes out at all of the other houseguests, including going on a 20 minute angry rant to the camera in the backyard, calling all of the other houseguests counterfeits and saying that she hates everyone in the house. She's especially angry at Paul and extremely bitter about being betrayed. For the next few days before she is evicted, she spends all of her time in isolation and solitude refusing to talk to anyone. When she is evicted, she doesn't say goodbye to anyone, wish anyone left good luck or hug anyone. Alex is so upset and enraged with Paul's betrayal that she doesn't vote for him in the end. Alex had some really bad luck thrown her way the last few weeks that she was in the house and it's no coincidence that she happened to be the 13th houseguest that was evicted.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Downplayed in the house but played straight outside of the house. Alex isn't completely hated or disliked by everyone in the house on the same level that Raven, Jessica or Cody are, but as of the recent weeks, she is starting to wear thin on the other houseguests and she's morphed into someone extremely unlikeable. The other houseguests have commented that they find Alex to be way too arrogant, cocky, and abrasive in the way that she acts and behaves. Paul has stated that although he likes Alex on a personal level and has been aligned with her since the start, she is becoming increasingly annoying because of her smugness and arrogance. Raven has commented that she's not the biggest fan of Alex because she finds her very arrogant and conceited. It should also be noted that Raven hated Alex at the start and she acted very petty towards her. Raven resorted to calling her "Pao Pao", stealing her cat ears and hiding them, and pouring out her Coke because she disliked her so much. Kevin also dislikes Alex on a personal level because he thinks that she is selfish, arrogant, and mean spirited. He also doesn't like her on a game level because she has been targeting him in the game. Jason is close friends and allies with Alex, but he's even complained to other houseguests that he doesn't care for her abrasive and confrontational behavior and that it's starting to turn him off to the point where he's distancing himself from her. Josh doesn't dislike Alex personally, but he does view her as a threat and is therefore adamant about getting her out of the house. The only one that seems to tolerate Alex as of Week 10 is Christmas, and even she doesn't seem to be the biggest fan of Alex and her arrogant behavior. Interesting how everyone was against Alex at the start of the game when she was the underdog and seemed like she didn't deserve it, but now that she's no longer the underdog with the entire house against her, the other houseguests disliking her has become completely warranted due to the poor behavior she's displayed. She's also one of the lowest-ranked houseguests in the Joker's Updates because virtually everything she does is laced with bitch. The hate for her increased dramatically after she voted for JOSH to win. Her Instagram ended up being bombarded with tons of bashing and endless hate comments about how bitter she is, how terrible of a player she is and how nasty and mean she was all game. Alex is going to need some serious therapy once she realizes how despised she was all season. However, she does address it on Instagram when we find out that she hasn't spoken to Paul since the game because she actually wanted to go after Paul at the endgame and didn't have the heart to get rid of him until she absolutely had to, but Paul didn't share her sentiment and she felt angry at him for not doing a friendly elimination on good terms because being a gamer herself, she doesn't like it when you cheat to get to the end because it doesn't feel rewarding and wanted to have an ally she knew wouldn't be willing to cut her down, thinking Paul was that person because she watched the last season thinking Paul wasn't the kind of person to go after his own allies on purpose because and only took out the people who made the house a bad place for everyone else, so she screwed over Paul for not playing nobly, and she is allowed to play however she wants and the fans shouldn't project their expectations onto her. Also, in her afterparty interview with Dr. Will, she admits "Alex is scared of the Big Brother house" and needs time to recover when he tosses at her the idea of returning again, which essentially means she's in a Heroic Safe Mode and people realized she wanted to give Paul a taste of his own medicine for taking advantage of her innocence/naivete in the game just for kicks.
  • Absolute Cleavage: Alex wears a lot of bras, shirts, tops and dresses which expose her bust. In many ways, she's no different than the other female houseguests who like to reveal the upper part of their body. See Impossibly-Low Neckline.
  • Action Girl: Almost won the very first competition of the season, and then won the very first veto, as well as two of the following HOH competitions.
  • Adorkable: Alex can be very endearing at times, mostly because's Asian and Nerdy (she plays video games!) with a side of Asian Airhead. She's also a Genki Girl who is incredibly quirky, energetic and bubbly. She is also the most petite female houseguest and her size contributes to her cuteness. She is constantly seen wearing cat ears.
  • Affably Evil: She sometimes flip flops between this and Good Is Not Nice. For the most part, she's a very friendly and affable person who is loyal. However, it's not the wisest decision to betray her, backstab her or do her wrong. Alex is pretty cutthroat and she can be very vengeful towards people who betray her. If someone betrays her, she will smile to someone's face with a knife in her hand ready to take a stab. Elena learned the hard way when she went back on her word and betrayed Alex's trust.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Cody has consistently called Alex "Wonder Woman" because she is a fierce competitor and Action Girl whom he admires and has a lot of respect for. Jason also affectionately refers to Alex as "Al", which is a common pet name for the name Alex.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Although the majority of the Big Brother audience didn't mourn for Alex's eviction or care that she was gone, the rest of the houseguests (except Kevin) were actually saddened by Alex leaving the house. Paul and Josh especially were very upset about her leaving to the point where the both of them ended up crying over it. Josh was extremely upset that he had to cut Alex that during eviction when he made the tiebreaker vote to evict her, he could barely talk because he was so upset and distraught. Paul was also incredibly saddened by her leaving that he ended up bawling to Josh and Christmas, feeling terrible that he let her down and finding ti hard to hold it together when Alex had a breakdown in front of him. In his DR, Paul said that it was extremely hard to send Alex home because he really does like and care about her on a personal level, but that he had to make that move because it was getting to close to the end and he couldn't repeat his mistake from last year by having a strong player like Alex get to the end and win. So while the audience celebrated Alex leaving because she's unpopular outside of the house, the houseguests felt bad about her eviction, especially Josh, Paul and even Christmas at one point.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Inverted. It was resident "bad boy" Cody that had a thing for Alex as he admitted to having an infatuation and respect for her. Cody had a Villainous Crush and eventually became obsessed with her to the extent that he became a Stalker with a Crush and a Yandere for her. Alex, on the other hand, didn't show any romantic interest in Cody and presumably only saw him as a friend. Later on, she began to show disdain towards Cody after he became a meaner person, indicating that Alex doesn't go for the bad boys, but instead, prefers a Nice Guy like Jason.
  • Alpha Bitch: Fits the Type 1 category. As of Week 7 and onwards, Alex goes from being a Lovable Alpha Bitch to a plain mega bitch. She makes constant personal attacks against the other houseguests, in particular Cody, Jessica, Kevin and Raven. She doesn't pass up the opportunity to talk down to Jason and he has complained about her abrasive behavior. She treats Kevin extremely poorly for no good reason and she has made her rivalry with him personal. She has veered into The Bully territory and she has a vicious, malicious and nasty personality when she's angry or irritated. Alex has taken the title of being the biggest bitch in the house since Jessica has been evicted. Raven, on the other hand, is starting to play the role of Alex's Beta Bitch as she often engages in much trash talking with Alex.
  • Alto Villainess: Alex has a rather deep, husky and Tomboyish Voice. It's fitting since she is also a female villain as she's The Dragon for Paul and is working for him. See Contralto of Danger.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Alex will resort to using dirty tactics to further her game. She's thrown numerous people under the bus, talked constant trash about others, lied, manipulated and backstabbed other people. She is determined to get to the end and win and she'll do whatever she has to do to ensure that she gets what she wants. Alex's morals have been questionable throughout the entire game. She will go to extreme lengths to get what she wants and she doesn't care who she has to backstab or lie to to do it.
  • Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain: Alex can easily qualify as one or the other depending on one's POV. In terms of Alex's Character Alignment, she started out as Neutral Good but eventually slid down to the scale to Chaotic Neutral and is now Neutral Evil. She's without a doubt highly aggressive and ruthless when trying to get further in the game. Alex will resort to lying, backstabbing, and trash talking in order to get herself and her allies farther in the game. Whether or not she's crossed the line from hero to villain tends to be dependent on each viewer's POV about the situation in question.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Jessica is Alex's main enemy in the entire game and has been since the very start. Her rivalry with Jessica is both game related and personal. Alex has made it clear that Jessica is her main enemy in the game because she had been targeting her and personally attacking her since the beginning of the game. On a personal level, much of Jessica's hatred towards Alex is because of petty jealousy over Alex's relationship with Cody. Alex's personal hatred of Jessica is based on the fact that she has constantly trash talked her and called her racist names (Pao Pao). On a game related level, they both dislike each other because they are two strong female personalities who clash and wanted each other out of the game.
    • After Jessica is evicted, Elena becomes Alex's new nemesis and target. Alex grew to dislike Elena because she realized that she was completely disloyal and untrustworthy when she broke a promise to Alex that they wouldn't curse each other in the POV competition. Elena went back on her word when she decided to take the $5,000 from Alex and give her the Camping Punishment in return. Alex continued to hold a grudge against Elena for her dishonesty and disloyalty and she made it her mission to get her out of the house. At one point during her HOH week, she even wanted to sway the house to vote out Elena over Cody who has been the number one target of the entire house for weeks. The fact that she wanted Elena out before someone as reviled as Cody shows how much Alex really disliked and hated Elena.
    • Alex HATES Kevin with an undying passion. She has been targeting him for weeks and her disdain for him supersedes just the game and that she doesn't like him on a personal level. Alex has commented that she hates Kevin because she finds him very shady, disloyal and dishonest in the game. It also doesn't help that Kevin has made it clear to other houseguests that he doesn't like Alex and she's one of his targets if he were ever to get HOH. In Week 9, Alex gets so personal with Kevin that she resorts to attacking his character by calling him a child molester because of the observations that she's made about his "behavior". She even went out of her way to act extra petty towards Kevin by taking his slop (when Kevin is a Have Not and is starving to begin with) and hiding it from him in the storage room. Although it's understandable from a game perspective why Alex would target Kevin, her bullying him is pretty unnecessary.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Alex is the best female competitor in the house and she knew that she was by displaying how smug and arrogant she was. Alex acted like she was superior to the other women in the house and that she would outlast all of the other women in the house because they were weak. She also looked down upon all of the other female houseguests especially Jessica, Raven, Elena, and Dominique.
  • Asian and Nerdy: Alex is a cross between this and Asian Airhead. Alex is Asian and of Filipino, Hawaiian, Korean, and Chinese descent. She can appear ditzy at times but she is actually a lot smarter than she seems. She also loves to play video games, which is something hat's considered to be a nerdy pastime.
  • Asian Airhead: She fits the Type 1 category. Alex is a very bubbly and energetic Lovable Alpha Bitch. Despite her energetic, ditzy and bubbly personality, she is actually a lot smarter, manipulative and cunning than she lets on and she seems to have good game instincts.
  • Asshole Victim: In Week 11, Alex has a huge emotional breakdown when she realizes that she is going home and all of the people that she trusted and worked with for the entire game are voting her out. However, one could say that this is karma for the way that she acted in the game and how bad she treated some of the other houseguests. Alex chose to blindly follow Paul and to not play her own game the entire time. So, in a way, Alex's demise is deserving.
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Shows shades of this in her relationship with Cody. Despite being on opposing sides with Cody in the game, Alex shares some sort of a personal connection or bond with him. It was particularly noticeable earlier on in the game before Cody and Alex drifted apart due to game related reasons. Cody has a degree of affection, fondness and admiration for Alex that even Jessica seems to notice. Alex seems to have a love-hate relationship with Cody. Her interactions with Cody could either be very friendly and endearing or highly tension-filled and distant.
  • Axe-Crazy: Alex is normally harmless, but when she's set off into anger, she erupts like an unstable and chaotic volcano. Every time she gets angry, she looks like she's ready to punch someone, commit violence or murder someone with a kitchen knife. When Elena and Alex got into a huge fight in front of the house in Week 7 when Alex was confronting Elena for betraying her and breaking the promise that she made, Alex acted completely unstable, crazy and irrational that even Elena (and some of the other houseguest) were visibly scared of her and the way she was yelling and acting. And before that, she went completely batshit crazy or ballistic on Cody in front of everyone by yelling at him and personally attacking his character to humiliate him. Even Cody called her out and called her a lunatic for the way that she was reacting over a box of cereal. Although Alex appears to be a cool and friendly chick on the surface, she's anything but when she gets angry and unleashes that nasty, violent and aggressive side of her personality. Watch out, because Alex can get crazy!
  • Badass Adorable: Can be very lovable but she's also very spunky and aggressive and is a strong competitor at the same time. Nobody should underestimate her.
  • Badass Boast: Alex is very good at making threats and calling people out on the BS. She's called out Cody of all people in front of the entire house. No matter how small she is, she can take on people a lot bigger than her if she wants to.
  • Badass Cape: She has a spandex silver cape as part of her costume as host of the HOH themed for The Revengers premiere.
  • Baddie Flattery: During the week that Mark is going home and going to jury, Alex goes out of her way to tell Mark that she thinks he's an incredible guy and that she thinks he's a good person. It's up the question of whether or not what Alex said to Mark was genuine or whether it was strategic because she was working him for his vote in jury if she made it to the end.
  • Bait the Dog: Alex seemed like she would be a likeable, fun loving, energetic houseguest who would prove to be a great competitor and character for the show. Unfortunately, as weeks passed, Alex has revealed her true colors and they aren't pretty. Instead of being the Asian and Nerdy Nice Girl that she originally passed herself off to be, she's in fact extremely petty, bitter, mean spirited, catty and is rivalling Raven and Jessica for the title of BIGGEST Alpha Bitch of the entire season.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Like many of the other female houseguests, she can be seen wearing tops that reveal her midriff or stomach.
  • Battle Couple: With Jason. They are by the strongest pair or duo left in the game with the two of them racking up a total of eight competition wins between the two of them. The rest of the house was desperate to split them up close to the end.
  • Behind Every Great Man: Alex is Paul's second in command with a strong influence on Paul and his game decisions. Paul is such a strong player because he's a excellent player with a very strong right hand woman in Alex.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Somehow she got all the way to Jury thinking she never lied. Even when Elena made her admit to lying by principle of Crocodile Tears, Alex said that was only lying based on Elena's standards. That comment was so rancid it made the great Will Kirby, the Jury moderator, roll his eyes. As in the guy who prided himself in his ability to use lies to his advantage and never once tried to hide from them and won the game as such. He gave Alex a look that suggested, "since when does your shit not stink when I know mine does?"
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Cody, according to some of the fans. Cody is noticeably affable, friendly, and more vulnerable around her but Alex is more of a Tsundere with a Sugar-and-Ice Personality when it comes to Cody. Sometimes Alex is very friendly and playful towards Cody and other times, she's very antagonistic and sarcastic towards him. Some interpret their interactions as friendly flirting.
  • Berserk Button: Please do not steal her cat ears (COUGH-Jessica-COUGH).
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Alex is genuinely affably nice and approachable (or so it was originally thought...), but her dogmatic game play flips her personality to cutthroat in a millisecond.
    • Additionally, while she's usually fairly nice and easy-going, Alex had a big role in the house blow up against Cody and Jessica and was outright screaming at the latter. When pushed to an emotional breaking point, she can lash out like all the others.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: Subverted with Jason. Since Jason and Alex are the most powerful duo still remaining in the game, they could be considered to this. However, in the bigger picture, Jason and Alex are mere Co-Dragons for the Bigger Bad or Big Bad Paul.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Alex thought that she was so powerful and one of the best players of the season but she lacked a lot of different aspects that make a strong player. First of all, she may have been strong on a competitive basis, but she was extremely weak in other aspects of the game such as socially and strategically. Socially, she was not very nice to a lot of people and she got into constant fights with others. And strategically, she was very stupid and naive. She believed everything that Paul told her and followed him blindly. Alex had no idea about the concept of strategy in the game and needed assistance from Paul in order to have some sort of strategic gameplay. So, Alex may have wanted to be the superior player of the season, but really, she just came across as a desperate wannabe who was an Attention Whore that was looking for constant affirmation from others. She also constantly asked for he audience and fans to vote for her to win America's Favorite Houseguest when she didn't even do anything to deserve such a prize or privilege. Alex was not only a crappy villain, she was just a plain wannabe all-around.
  • Big Breast Pride: Alex has large boobs and she shows how proud of them she is since she likes to flaunt them by wearing tops, bras, shirts or dresses that have an Impossibly-Low Neckline. Alex has mentioned before that the boobs are fake and that she does indeed have breast implants. It was also rumored that she had them done before she came into the house.
  • Big Eater: Alex LOVES to eat and according to her, she consumes a lot of calories a day. Her eating habits probably contribute to the high amount of energy that she has.
  • Bitch Alert: She has a baseball cap emblazoned with the word "PETTY" on top of it in a big block, telling the world what to expect if they mess with her. When she gets a pink hat included with her third HOH basket, Josh teases that it's too nice for her and she needs another "PETTY" cap.
  • Blind Without 'Em: Downplayed. Alex needs glasses to read, not to see.
  • Blood Knight: Alex loves a good fight against the other houseguests. She's very passionate about winning and she finds enjoyment in competing against other people.
  • Braids of Action: Alex is seen wearing her hair in a braid from time to time.
  • Break the Cutie: Alex goes through a series of events that lead to her ultimate emotional breakdown in Week 11. In Week 10, Jason and Alex are completely blindsided during Double Eviction night: Christmas's tie breaker vote evicts Jason, Alex's closest ally in the house (other than Paul). Alex is so shell shocked by his unexpected departure that when she wins HOH, she doesn't even manage to target Christmas. Instead, she continues to blindly follow Paul and his orders even though he has secretly been plotting against her and Jason for a while. Alex nominates Raven and Kevin instead of going after either Josh, Christmas, or Paul. On top of it, Raven is evicted over her Arch-Enemy Kevin (who was actually her target and whom she wanted to be evicted). By the end of Double Eviction night, Alex is in such emotional shock that she appears to be traumatized by the whole ordeal that went down. It gets worse for Alex in Week 11. Not only does she get nominated by Josh, but she also loses the POV to Paul whom she believes will use it to take her off the block to ensure their safety and that they go to the end together as promised. Unfortunately for her, Paul confesses to Alex that he plans on not using the POV to save her from the block because he didn't want Josh to have to put another person on the block and get more blood on his hands. After Alex discovers Paul's intentions and that she is indeed going home, Alex has a huge emotional breakdown, crying repeatedly and lashing out in anger at the other remaining houseguests. She even goes on a twenty minute rant to the cameras outside about how she hates everyone in the house and how she's especially angry at Paul for betraying her. So to sum it all up, Alex loses her number one ally (Jason), doesn't successfully get out her enemy and target (Kevin) during her short time as HOH, is nominated for the fourth time, loses POV to Paul, is backstabbed and betrayed by Paul when he doesn't use the POV on her, has a huge emotional breakdown, and is evicted in the Final 5. The last couple of weeks have not been too kind to Alex.
  • Break the Haughty: Alex got blindsided by Paul and Christmas in the second Double Eviction Week when Christmas sent Jason packing. Then Alex was forced to unwillingly put up Raven as a pawn and even that move went wrong because she played right into the hands of Paul and Christmas again. Afterwards, Alex looks completely forlorn and nearly ready to cry, before finding herself crying every time she comes into contact with these people.
  • Bright Is Not Good: Commonly wears brighter colored clothing but Alex is far from being good news and she's a dangerous player because of how strong she is and because she's working for the Big Bad Paul.
  • Broken Tears:
    • Alex admitted that she's not a cryer at all and only fake cries because she can cry on cue to garner sympathy. But when she was completely blindsided on Double Eviction in Week 10 when Jason was evicted in a tie breaker vote, Alex finally let some real tears shed.
    • In Week 11, Alex finally has a major emotional breakdown when she realizes that she's going home. Paul and Josh also cry because they feel bad that they are voting out Alex. Because she keeps on crying every time she interacts with them, Alex finally enters a safe mode and decides not to talk to people because the crying's not fun.
  • Broken Pedestal: Alex had a strong respect and admiration for Paul since the beginning. She looked to him for game advice and she strongly depended on him to get far in the game. She also had a very close personal relationship with Paul and she thought that their alliance with one another was 100% genuine because Paul always believed in the concept of friendship ad loyalty. However, in Week 11, the pedestal that Alex had placed Paul upon all game came tumbling or crashing down when she realized that she was being played by Paul the whole time. She realized that Paul was not as honest and as loyal as she thought and that he wasn't always about friendship because he was willing to backstab and turn on his friends to get farther in the game. Alex wasn't so much as hurt that she was going home, it was the fact that someone she cared about and trusted so much in the game had chosen to backstab and betray her at such a crucial time when she needed him the most. After Paul betrayed her, her perception and opinion of Paul has noticeably and visibly changed from positive to negative and she left the house extremely bitter, hurt and betrayed by Paul's betrayal.
  • Brutal Honesty: Alex is not afraid to speak her mind, even if she comes across as highly blunt and insensitive. Alex even told Cody that he is a disgrace to the military while in a fight with Jessica and Cody in Week 5.
  • The Bully: Alex's horrible treatment of Josh, Cody, Jessica, Kevin, Mark, Christmas, and Elena was noticed. She was a mean girl and showed no remorse for her actions. She displayed bullying behavior in Week 5 when she got into a major confrontation with Jessica. The fight between the two escalated to the point where the entire house got involved and led a giant bullying tirade against both Cody and Jessica. She even personally attacked Cody by calling him a disgrace to the marines and berated Jessica for being a disloyal person who threw all of her former allies under the bus. Alex continued to mistreat Cody in Week 7 when she ended up losing her shit on Cody over a box of cereal that Cody happened to eat (out of spite). Alex harassed him and intimidated him by using personal attacks that she knew would hurt Cody. She questioned if he really had a kid and how he was the one who was responsible for Jessica's demise in the game. Alex's tirade against Cody enticed the mob mentality of the house and the whole house ended up fighting with Cody to the point where they were ganging up on him unnecessarily. Alex's treatment towards Kevin was also bullying. He had done nothing to her on a personal or game level so her dislike of Kevin was Irrational Hatred. She has gone out of her way to be mean and petty to him such as when she purposely hid his slop from him in the storage room just because she wanted him to go hungry. Alex also claims that she doesn't like bullying during the Season Finale yet she doesn't seem to understand that she was also a bully as well and was part of the mob mentality that took place this season.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Any information and intel that Alex gathers from other houseguests, she almost NEVER keeps it to herself and she's never hesitant to spill all and any game related info to Paul and her other allies.
  • Can't Take Criticism: This is basically Alex's number one flaw and why she earned her 0% Approval Rating. People are mad at her for not acknowledging her own mistakes and Victim Blaming. She has expressed a stereotypical millenial Narcissist attitude of thinking she knows best and if somebody calls her out on something, she develops an almost instant Irrational Hatred toward them. She never gives anybody a second chance if they diss her in any way, shape, or form. Cody, Megan, Jessica, Kevin, and Paul, all in that order, have gone on her shit list and not come off for simply making her feel ugly. She constantly lampshades that she is immensely petty, though.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Inverted. Alex is a villain but she doesn't seem to realize that she's a villain. She thinks that she is one of the good guys and that she is well liked by the audience and the fans. She thinks that her treatment of Kevin has been justified when in fact, she has come off as a major bully towards him because of her Irrational Hatred.
  • Cat Eared Headband: Has become Alex's trademark as she is rarely seen without wearing her cat ears. It's become an Iconic Item.
  • Catchphrase: "DUDE" and "BRO". She calls every single male houseguest this. She's also a native of California in which the words "dude" and "bro" are commonly used. In addition to that, "GUMPY", which is an insult that's used for someone who is lazy, has no skills, or just all around sucks at everything in life. Alex has used this term to describe Cody at times. Also "COUNTERFEIT". She uses it to describe people who are fake or people who have wronged or betrayed her. In Week 11, she repeatedly calls Josh, Paul, Kevin, and Christmas "counterfeits" because they are sending her home and she was extremely bitter and salty about it.
  • Cat Girl: Alex isn't actually a real cat but she is rarely seen without her Cat Eared Headband.
  • Character Shilling: People loved to talk about how strong of a player and competitor Alex is and how passionate she is about the game, but she was an inferior player at the end of it all. Her competitive prowess was more of a Informed Attribute. Even though she did win a few HOH's, the other aspects of her game were significantly weak. Her social game was abysmal and she constantly talked trash about nearly every single houseguest. She frequently engaged in altercations and fights with others and felt no remorse for her actions. And strategically, Alex was the stupidest player by far. She was Too Dumb to Live and had no sense of strategy to her game. She was so dumb that she needed to rely on Paul to help her in the game, which she argued against at the start of the season. Cody constantly referred to Alex as "Wonder Woman" and as the best female player in the game. But she was anything but and the majority of fans didn't believe in her strong gameplay either. Many fans actually disliked Alex because she was such a weak, terrible player that was horrible socially and strategically. It wasn't enough for the audience to get over her strong competitiveness since her social and strategic game was so awful.
  • Character Tic: Alex constantly either tucks her hair behind her ear, plays with her hair or runs her fingers through her hair. She also frequently itches or wipes her face, in particular her nose.
  • The Cheerleader: Alex mentioned on the live feeds that she was a cheerleader in high school. She also mentioned that she tried out to be part of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders squad.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Alex swears and curses a lot, especially when she's pissed off. She can't open her mouth without saying the F word.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Alex is the biggest conspiracy theorist in the house. Whenever she's questioning something or skeptical about anything, she starts to build up possible conspiracy theories. For example, Alex came up with he conspiracy theory that Kevin is really an undercover cop instead of just a stay at home dad because of how excited Kevin got when Derrick had came in the house to visit. She also came to the conclusion that Kevin could be a cop because he knows a lot about gangs, mobs and crime and he talks a lot about those topics in the house. Alex has also questioned Cody's military service because he lacks scars and tattoos on his body. She also questions his military status because he's had an American Flag towel lying on the floor which shows that he's disrespecting the American flag, something a true Marine would never do. No matter what it is, Alex is always coming up with a conspiracy theory for everything maybe because she gets bored and feels that it's the only viable thing she can do other than trash talk the other houseguests.
  • Consummate Liar: If Alex's mouth is moving, then she's most likely lying. Ironically, she may have Brutal Honesty when it comes to expressing her opinions, especially about the other houseguests. But when it came to the game, she had little to no issue with lying to other people and then backstabbing them. For example, she lied about voting out Josh to Cody, saying that she had not yet decided who she was going to vote out between Ramses and Josh because she disliked them both and both of them were hounding her for a vote. Which was a lie. Alex knew that she was going to vote out Ramses but she just wanted to blindside Jessica and Cody by not telling them who she was going to vote out and on top fit, she did it to spite the both of them at the same time. Secondly, she's lied to Josh when she was crying Crocodile Tears in front of him to make him feel guilty for nominating her. Alex claims that fake crying isn't considered to belying, but Dr. Will calls her out for it and says that faking emotions is a form of being dishonest and lying. Finally, she lied to Cody repeatedly when she seemed like she was entertaining the idea of keeping Cody and putting up Raven. But as soon as Cody turned his back on Alex, she told Jason who was in the same room that she was lying and pretending with him. Alex stated in the jury roundtable segment that she has never outright lied to anyone in the game. But she completely lacks self awareness. Alex is probably one of the biggest liars in the house next to Raven and Dr. Will even rolled his eyes at her when she said that she never lied or backstabbed anyone in the game. Alex has backstabbed and lied to Cody, Jessica, Josh, Paul, Kevin, Christmas, and Matt. The unfortunate thing isn't that she lied in the game (since that's part of playing Big Brother), it's that she has a Never My Fault mentality and can't admit that's every bit a liar as other houseguests, such as Paul. Alex lacks complete self awareness and it's beyond embarrassing that a woman her age can't simply own up to her lying, scheming and backstabbing ways.
  • Contralto of Danger: Alex has a noticeably deeper and raspier voice than the other female houseguests. She's also the strongest female competitor as well as the most dominant, aggressive female houseguest personality-wise this season. See Tomboyish Voice.
  • Control Freak: Alex always wants to be in absolute control of everything. She has a very pushy and bossy personality and she displays these qualities in her relationship with Jason. In their relationship, Alex was the one controlling Jason and not the other way around.
  • Cool Shades: If she's not wearing her regular glasses, she's often seen wearing sunglasses whenever she's outside. Sometimes she even wears them inside of the house. She also receives a pair of yellow sunglasses for her third HOH basket.
  • The Corruptible: For Paul. Even though Alex always had a bitchy side since the start, she was still a reasonably good houseguest and she was an underdog. Once Paul got his clutches into Alex, her personality became significantly and progressively darker, meaner and nastier with time. Paul has such a strong influence on her and she basically does everything that he says and does. She's basically Paul's puppet and her morals and values are thrown out the window because of Paul's strong influence on her behavior and actions.
  • Crocodile Tears: Alex admits that she's not much of a cryer or overly emotional person. However, she has admitted that she's really good at fake crying or creating fake tears because she is the ability to cry on cue. So if Alex is ever seen crying, it's more than likely fake. Alex said it has to be something so terrible and heartbreaking for her to cry real tears.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Appears to be an Asian Airhead who is ditzy, bubbly and energetic but she is the strongest female competitor in the house.
  • Cute and Psycho: Downplayed. Alex is actually more of a Type B (sometimes Type A) Tsundere than anything else. She's mostly friendly and cheerful but she does become very volatile and aggressive when she's angered or fired up. Alex may be small but she is intimidating when she's pissed off and she's NOT to be messed with. When she becomes angry, watch out cause she's scary when she's enraged!
  • Cute Bruiser: Being petite and Adorkable doesn't stop Alex from being one of the strongest female competitors in the house and a complete powerhouse.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Alex is not the most graceful and she can actually be rather clumsy.
  • The Cutie: Alex can be very loveable and endearing, despite her snarky and aggressive personality. Her height and size help to contribute to her cute qualities. Subverted as the more her true personality and colors are shown as the season goes on, the more Alex becomes The Fake Cutie.
  • Damsel in Distress: Downplayed. Normally, Alex is an Action Girl who is capable of taking care of herself and winning competitions to secure her own safety but there have been a few times when Alex has found herself in jeopardy. The first time was in Week 1 when she was nominated and was the target for everyone in the house. She was in a lot of trouble and had to win the POV to save herself (in which she managed to do). Cody, at the time, was extremely gung-ho about saving her, much to the dismay of the rest of his alliance, to the extent that he "threw" the POV competition to her so that she could save herself. The second time that she was in big trouble game wise was in Week 11 when she was the number one target and needed to win the POV to make sure that she made it to Final 4. Unfortunately for her, she depended on Paul to be her Knight in Shining Armor, thinking he would use the POV on her and save her from the block so that they could hang onto their Final 2 alliance and go to the end together. But Paul did not save her with the POV and she ended up being evicted as a result. Although Alex has proven to be the season's strongest female competitor and player, there were some times when Alex found herself in distress and in need of protecting and saving (most notably from male houseguests which is considered to be ironic as Alex had frequently mentioned at the beginning of the season that the last thing that she ever wants is to be saved or protected by a man in the game).
  • Dark Action Girl: She's an Action Girl as she's strongest female competitor in the game plus she's The Dragon for the Big Bad Paul.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Alex had a cousin who was raped and murdered. Jessica's constant habit of groping people ended up becoming a Trauma Button for Alex, and served to widen the rift between them when she voiced discomfort in her doing that and wanted it to stop.
  • The Dark Chick: Alex doubles as this and The Dragon to Paul. She also shares this role with Raven. She can be pretty convincing in trying to get others to do what she wants whether her orders are coming from Paul or not. It's what makes Alex such a huge threat in the game because she can be quite manipulative and ruthless.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: Downplayed. Alex has light tanned skin and she dyes her hair blonde. Considering that she's Asian, this makes sense.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Alex is very snarky and sarcastic. Almost everything that comes out of her mouth sounds like some sort of insult, even if she is not trying to insult anyone.
  • Despair Event Horizon: In Week 11, Alex has an emotional breakdown once she realizes that she's been played by all of the people that she was working with since the start. She breaks down when she realizes that she is going home as Josh, Christmas and Paul are all voting her out. She becomes hopeless and breaks down crying in front of Josh by saying that she no longer wants to talk anymore game as long as she is there. She just wants to go to jury to be with Jason. Alex says that she also felt like everyone stabbed her in the back by sending Jason home because he didn't deserve to go home when he did. All of this information coming at her all at once causes Alex to completely shut down emotionally until eventually Alex accepts her fate.
  • The Determinator: Alex is very competitive and persistent especially when it comes to competitions. She's not the type to quit or give up when she really wants to win something.
  • Did Not Think This Through: In Week 9, she got the idea to cast a rogue vote for Matt and pin the blame on Kevin. She, Jason, and Paul, randomly selected who would do it, and the task fell on Jason's shoulders. However, when it came time for her to cast her vote, Alex pulled a Christmas and spaced out in the moment of truth, and also voted for Matt, completely ruining their plans.
  • Dirty Coward: Alex has little to no issue with lying to people and backstabbing them when it comes to benefiting her game somehow. But when it comes time for her to admit that she has lied and backstabbed, she can never admit when she's done it. Not only this, but she has constantly slandered numerous houseguests names to others and has bashed others for no good reason. But when it comes time for her to tell the truth about her bad behavior and her mistreatment of other houseguests, she has a Never My Fault mentality and refuses to own up to it. She also complains about other houseguests playing dirty and backstabbing (Hello Paul!) yet she has played just as dirty, nasty, backstabbing and aggressive as Paul has. She has also never owned up to her scheming and dirty gameplay in the game. Even during the Jury Roundtable segment, Dr. Will was trying to get Alex to admit and own up to the dirty and scheming behavior she exhibited while she was still in the house and playing the game. But then again, Alex is too much of a coward to admit that she did anything even remotely dirty and that she got played at the end of it all.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Alex HATES popcorn.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Alex claims to hate people that cry or play the victim, but she has no issue with fake crying and trying to pass herself off as the victim when it suits her. In Week 11, she was criticizing and yelling at Josh for crying in front of her because he felt bad that he was sending her home. Alex told Josh to leave her alone while amidst Josh was shedding pity tears for her. She had also told Paul that she wanted Josh to stop crying and to give her space because she didn't think it was necessary for him to be crying over the fact that he was sending her home. Later on, she also finds out that Paul was also crying over the fact that he had to send her home. She then angrily rants at a camera calling Paul and Josh crybabies for feeling pity for her that they are voting her out. Alex said in so many words that she didn't want anyone to feel sorry for her, but at the same time, she's a bit of a hypocrite because she had an emotional breakdown and cried a bunch of Broken Tears so that she could play the victim card. So which is it Alex? Either you hate people that cry and shed some tears and make themselves a victim or you like to use crying as a tactic to make yourself a victim because you believe it will benefit you somehow by manipulating other people using fake emotions.
  • Dope Slap: Alex administers several of these to Jason for screwing up a lot of their plans.
  • The Dragon: For Paul. She is one of his closest allies in the game and she has complete loyalty and trust in Paul that he will take her as far as he can in the game. There is not doubt that she is Paul's biggest puppet and follower and she does everything that he wants. Aside from the game, she is loyal to him because they have a strong personal bond and connection.
    • Co-Dragons: Alex is working along side Jason, Josh, Christmas, Matt, and Raven for the Big Bad Paul. Alex helps to contribute to Paul's plans by being the one to win competitions and get out all of Paul's targets. Along with Alex, all of Paul's other minions contribute something to push forth his agenda. Christmas uses her social game to push forth Paul's agenda. Josh has Undying Loyalty to Paul and does everything that he asks of him. Jason wins competitions in order to do all of Paul's dirty work for him. And Matt and Raven follow Paul's orders blindly by voting out all the people he wants out of the game.
    • The Creon: There have been multiple opportunities for Alex to take complete control or power from Paul as she's been in a position of power a couple of times as HOH, but she has repeatedly rejected the role of absolute leader. She's completely okay with following Paul's every order or decision and she's never questioned him due to her Undying Loyalty to him.
    • Demoted to Dragon: Downplayed. Although it seems that Alex has become a Big Bad or a villain in her own right, she's still nothing more than The Dragon to the Bigger Bad Paul in the grand scheme of things. Alex does have the capability to take over the role of Big Bad or most dangerous threat in the game, but overall, she's still not as powerful of a player as Paul nor does she have the same amount of influence int he game as he does. Alex may be a villain but Paul is still the bigger villain.
    • Devour the Dragon: Even though Paul has admitted in the DR that he has a strong loyalty to Alex and he wants to take her as far as he can in the game, he also admits that Alex may be a threat in the future because she is a strong competitive threat. Therefore, Paul has not put it past him to go after Alex and Jason shall he get the opportunity to do so. However, knowing that Paul is aligned with Alex, Paul will most like get someone else, like Josh or Christmas, to take a shot at Alex and get her out since he most likely doesn't want to do it by his own hand. Finally at Week 11, Paul gets Josh to target Alex with her blood partially being on his hands because he won POV and has decided to not use it and save Alex. Alex will be the one going home at Final 5 as a result of the teamwork between Josh (HOH), Paul (POV and eviction vote), and Christmas (eviction vote).
    • Dragon Ascendant: It could be assumed that if Paul were to ever leave or be evicted (which doesn't seem very likely at all considering he's playing all sides and he's covered everywhere), Alex would most likely take over Paul's position as the Big Bad and the biggest threat that would run and control the house. Alex is tied for Josh as Paul's second in command and she's arguably the next most powerful player next to Paul.
    • Dragon-in-Chief: Downplayed. Alex could potentially be the biggest threat to Paul and his game along with Jason. Alex and Jason are The Dragon to Paul but they are also a Big Bad Duumvirate as they are the strongest pairing or duo that's left in the game since all of the showmances have already been evicted or broken up. Alex has proven that she's somewhat of a social threat and she's a competitive threat. However, Alex isn't that much of a threat to Paul on a strategic level since all of Alex's moves are orchestrated or influenced by Paul somehow. Even Paul admitted in the DR that although he wants to take Alex as far as he can, he may have to plot her demise in the future and get her out of the house because she's starting to show herself to be the biggest threat on a competitive basis. Overall, however, Alex may be a big threat in some aspects (especially competitively), but Paul is still the de facto biggest threat and most dangerous player in the game by far...and it's not even close.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: Although Alex has been devoted and loyal to Paul, she has been shown to have a mind of her own at times. In Week 7, instead of placing Cody at the #1 spot on her target list, she was actually more adamant about getting out one of the showmances such as Maven and Marlena, out of the game even though Cody was still on her target list. In addition, Alex admitted in her DR session after the POV ceremony that she had a desire to get Elena out over Cody because of Elena's betraying Alex during the POV punishment and prize competition. Other than that though, Alex's plans in the game have coincided with Paul's for the majority of the time that they've been working together.
    • The Heavy: Alex is one of the more obvious villains because of her openly aggressive Alpha Bitch personality but she's actually The Dragon to Paul who's The Man Behind the Man that's manipulating and controlling everything behind the scenes. Even though Alex makes it obvious that she's on the dark side of the house, Paul is the one that's controlling all of her game moves. Alex, like Josh, is the Darth Vader to Paul's Emperor Palpatine in using Star Wars comparisons or analogy.
    • Mook Lieutenant: When Paul is not taking his normally active role in leading the "Paullowers" (aka Paul's minions), it's always Alex that steps up in the leader role often telling or directing the other minions on what to do or what Paul's agenda is. In many ways, Alex is Paul's second in command in terms of being a leader as she does have an aggressive, pushy and dominating personality in which she loves to tell people what to do. It makes sense why she can perceived as the Supporting Leader to Paul's The Leader.
    • Mouth of Sauron: Whenever Paul is not the one taking charge and leading the other minions to battle, it's normally Alex that's the one stepping up and taking on the position of a supporting leader to Paul. She also tries to remind everyone of Paul's plans or agenda for the week such as who should go on the block/be nominated, who should be the target, and who should be voted out or evicted. In many ways, Alex is "the voice" or mouthpiece for Paul whenever Paul is not speaking up or taking charge and leading everyone.
    • Noble Top Enforcer: Alex is arguably much nicer than Paul in her game approach because she's just a mere puppet or minion who follows Paul's orders and does everything that he says, does or wants. Paul, on the other hand, is much more aggressive, cunning, scheming, manipulative and cutthroat in his game approach. Even though Alex is capable of being cutthroat in the game when she wants to be, she's still not nearly as ruthless and manipulative as Paul is. Paul has power over Alex in the game because Paul's the Big Bad who's controlling everything in the house while Alex is The Dragon who's simply working for him and doing all of his dirty work.
    • Rule of Two: Paul and Alex had a classic Big Bad and The Dragon dynamic. Paul has frequently said that he wanted to keep Alex in the game as long as he possibly could. But as time went on, he realized that Alex was becoming more and more of a threat to Paul's game and a huge threat to get to the end, beat everyone and win the game. Come Week 11, Paul uses the opportunity to finally turn on Alex after many weeks of scheming and plotting to get her (and Jason) out of the house after he wins the POV and decides not to save her with it. Paul replaces Alex with Josh and Christmas his true second in command with Paul wanting Josh to be his ultimate second in command at the end as Paul has said he wants to take Josh to the Final 2 over Christmas.
    • The Starscream: Downplayed. She hasn't turned on Paul but once she finds out that she's going home in Week 11, she LOSES it. She blames Paul for her demise in the game and she realizes that the whole time, he was playing her. Despite her anger at Paul, she has stated that she plans on voting for him if he makes Final 2. She's also extremely upset and angry that Paul betrayed her and is choosing to take either Josh, Kevin, or Christmas to the Final 2 over her.
  • Dragon Lady: Inverted and Subverted. Although Alex does have an aggressive and controlling personality, she doesn't use her sexuality to get further in the game. She is much more of an Asian Airhead as she comes across as The Ditz who has a bubbly and energetic personality.
  • Drama Queen: Alex has a really bad habit of making everything into a bigger deal than it is, starting fights over the stupidest things. For example, Alex decided to throw a major temper tantrum like a child in front of the entire house because Cody had ate her entire box of cereal by himself without asking. Granted, that's something to get upset or angry about, but Alex reacted in such a dramatic fashion that she came across as a Spoiled Brat who didn't get her way. She also overdid it when she was lashing out at Elena for going back on her promise that she wouldn't curse her during the POV competition. Yes, Elena did lie to her and betray her, but she reacted to Elena's betrayal much too dramatically and childishly. Instead of just confronting Elena upfront about the issue that he had with her, she decided to act like bratty child and throw a tantrum while conducting her Camping Punishment. She also repeatedly called Elena derogatory names behind her back and constantly talked trash about her to the other houseguests. Even the other houseguests were noticeably irked by Alex's attitude regarding Elena and thought that she was overdoing it and overreacting big time to both her punishment and her issues with Elena. Finally, in Week 11, Alex really lets her inner drama queen come out when she decides to go outside and angrily rant at the camera for nearly twenty minutes after she finds out that she is going home. She resorts to saying that she hates everyone else in the house and that Paul is the biggest douchebag that she has ever met in her life simply because he didn't ask risk his game for her and save her with the Veto. Much of Alex's dramatic behavior and outbursts have to do with the fact that she is an Entitled Bitch and a Spoiled Brat who acts out when she doesn't get her way.
  • Dramatic Irony: Alex is an outdoorswoman and a lover of hiking, but come Week 7, she's forced to dress as a forest ranger and lug around heavy bags and make hot dogs for everyone as a punishment.
  • The Dreaded: Downplayed. Alex is a huge threat in the house and has been since the beginning of the game. Hell, an entire alliance of eight people were quivering in fear because Alex posed such a huge threat to their alliance's shelf life in the house. At the start, everyone was intimidated by Alex and they all wanted her out because of it.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: A non-alcoholic example followed by an alcoholic example. After the second Double Eviction Week blows up in her face, Alex raids the fridge and guzzles down as much sugary Coke (her next favorite thing to alcohol is sugar) as she can take, the closest thing she can get to alcohol in the house until her HOH basket arrives (since it was delayed due to it being Double Eviction and all) and the whole house gets to drown their sorrows properly with ice-cold beer (save for Kevin, who is off doing his own thing and generally uninvited).
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted. Alex isn't always the sharpest tool in the shed and she's pretty easily manipulated and influenced by Paul, but she's actually not a natural blonde. She dyes her hair blonde and her real hair color is brown or black.
  • Dumb Muscle: A Gender Inverted example. Alex is highly athletic and competitive. She's very strong competitively (she's won 3 HOH's and 1 POV after all). However, when it comes to strategy, Alex is completely blind and stupid. She is also easily influenced and manipulated and all of her "game moves" have been orchestrated or planned by Paul. Alex thinks that she has a brain and smarts in the game but she's nothing more than Paul's puppet who he can manipulate. Her only strength seems to be her athleticism and competitive prowess.
  • Entitled Bitch: Alex was seriously the most entitled person of the season by far. She thought that she was better than or superior to everyone else. She thought that she was the strongest player of the season who deserved to go to the end and win more than anyone else. Alex had the belief in her head that her closest ally Jason was so undying loyal to her that he would be willing sacrifice his own game (a game for A LOT OF MONEY!!) so that she would win instead. She also berated Paul for not throwing his game away for her blowing his chances to get to the end by not using the POV on her and taking her to the Final 2. Did Alex seriously have such a spoiled, entitled mentality and outlook that she believed that she was too strong of a physical competitor to be taken out that close to the end of the game? If anything, it was her entitled attitude that cost her the chances of getting to the end and winning. Plenty of other houseguests have commented that they were very turned off by her petty and entitled attitude and that it only made them want to get rid of her even more. Alex acted like a bratty, entitled child whenever she didn't get her way.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Alex DID NOT take it well at all when she found out that Paul had betrayed her and was not going to use the pOV to save her from the block in Week 11. Alex was so infuriated with Paul's betrayal that she went on a huge angry rant to the cameras about how angry she is at Paul for not choosing her over Josh and Christmas. Despite this though, Alex still said that she will keep her word to Paul and vote for him if he made it to the Final 2.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Alex deeply loves and cares about her friends and her family, especially her nephew William. In the game, she cares for her allies and her friends in the house, especially Jason and Paul but also Christmas and Josh. Once she is loyal to someone, she has extreme Undying Loyalty and when she really loves someone, she really loves them and has the utmost respect for them. Alex has a particular close relationship with Jason as he's been her closest friend and ally in the house. She cares about him so much that she's willing to sacrifice her game for his in a heartbeat. She also strongly cares about Paul and has stated that she strongly admires him and how great of a player he is. She has also said that if Paul made it to the Final 2, she would vote for Paul with no hesitation.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Alex may be ruthless and cutthroat in game but one thing she does is always try to honor her word. After Elena had broken her word to Alex during the POV competition (in which they had both promised that they wouldn't curse each other) by taking the $5,000 and cursing Alex with the Camping Punishment, Alex still kept her promise to Elena by not making her a Have Not for the week when she was HOH. She even lampshades this in her speech while she's choosing Have Nots for the week. Subverted when arguing with Cody before his eviction and questioning his parenthood by asking, "How's your daughter, Cody? Do you even have one?", when all Cody wanted was to be left alone.
  • Evil All Along: It was originally thought that Alex was a bubbly Nice Girl who was fun loving and energetic. But it turns out that she's actually a very mean, aggressive, and petty individual who's a villain at heart. She's the biggest Sore Loser of the season and holds serious grudges against other people. Talk about a serious case of Bait the Dog!
  • Evil Feels Good: Alex seems to get off on making other people feel terrible. She is extremely petty and shows no remorse of guilt for constantly bashing other people and personally attacking others, even if they don't deserve it. Even though Cody and especially Jessica deserved Alex's distrust and dislike, she managed to overdo her hatred for the both of them and take it to the next level unnecessarily. Her treatment of Cody was unpleasant for the most part considering that Cody always personally liked and respected Alex and tried to protect her in the game. Alex seemed to get off on putting down Cody and making him feel terrible such as when she personally attacked and humiliated him in front of the entire house for eating her entire box of cereal. Cody was deeply upset over Alex attacking him and he took it personally. And her treatment of Kevin is even worse and undeserving. Kevin has never done anything to Alex on a personal or game level so her constantly trashing Kevin and personally attacking him comes off as mere Irrational Hatred. Throughout the game, Alex has shown that she gets an adrenaline rush from being a nasty person and hurt other people and she's shown no remorse for her actions.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Considering that Alex is a Genki Girl who is hyper and energetic, this is not surprise that she's a bit of a Large Ham at times and her behavior can come across as very eccentric and over the top. She also has No Indoor Voice when she is talking in the DR.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Cody thought that he could manipulate Alex and get her to do what he wanted simply because he treated her nice and had respect for her. Unfortunately, Cody trying to use Alex ended up backfiring severely for Cody as Alex ended up being the one responsible for his downfall in the game and his eviction. Cody should've never thought about trying to manipulate Alex in the first place.
  • Evil Is Petty: She's the self-proclaimed "queen of petty" with the hat to prove it, and when Elena saddled her with a punishment and took $5,000 out from under her, it was on. And if that wasn't bad enough, when she talks about all the contestants who were evicted before Jury and how they handled being eviction she says Megan doesn't matter because "she fucked herself". Ahem, Megan went into POST-TRAUMATIC SHOCK! Wonder why Megan didn't come back to finale night? It's 'cause of you, sister!
  • Face–Heel Turn: Alex started off an underdog and a good houseguest but with time, she progressively became more villainous, mean and ruthless. It seems that Paul had a strong influence on her becoming the more villainous person that she has become in the game and in that case, she is The Corruptible for Paul.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Downplayed. Alex looks visibly cute and Adorkable, but underneath that bubbly, energetic and friendly facade is a very unpleasant person who is deeply angry, bitchy, catty and mean spirited. Don't let appearance deceive you. Alex is not a nice person.
  • The Fake Cutie: It seemed that Alex was The Cutie but she's later revealed to be an unpleasant and mean individual who is far from adorable and endearing.
  • Fallen Hero: Alex started out as a good houseguest but she eventually descends deeper and deeper into the dark side and becomes more and more villainous as the season goes on. The Alex that was seen in the beginning is completely the opposite of the Alex that is standing right now. It's hard to believe that Alex was once a fan favorite houseguest among the audience at the start, but has now declined in popularity due to her horrible personality.
  • Fatal Flaw: Alex had a few that led to her downfall in the game.
    • Hair-Trigger Temper: Alex has a nasty temper and when she's provoked into anger, she loses it and becomes irrational. Because of her fierce temper, she has acted very confrontational with other houseguests. When she lets her anger consume her, Alex can appear as The Bully. Her irrational anger was displayed as early as Week 1 when she had confronted Megan about the racial slur controversy that Jessica had called Alex "Panda" (when in reality, she had called her "Pao Pao"). Instead of calm approaching Megan and questioning what really happened, she decided to let her anger get the best of her by insinuating that Megan was trying to ruin Jessica's life by labelling her as a racist. Out of pure wrath and fury, Alex ended up humiliating and embarrassing Megan in front of the entire house while confronting her, all while declaring that she was no longer friends with Megan anymore. Alex's anger at Megan ended up leading to a serious domino effect which led up to Megan self evicting and quitting the game due to the constant drama that she encountered and that ended up triggering her PTSD. This was the first time when Alex had let her temper control her and could've have potentially placed a bigger target on her back. In Week 7, Alex got into huge confrontations with both Elena and Cody. Alex was so angry at Elena when Elena ended up breaking her word that she wouldn't curse Alex if it was a prize and punishment POV competition. Elena took $5,000 from Alex and traded her with the Camping Punishment which enraged Alex to the point where she became irrational furious and let her anger dictate her game moves. Alex was so angry that she even wanted to target and evict Elena over the house target Cody. The other houseguests had to remind her that Cody was a much bigger threat than Elena and they needed to get him out before Elena, despite her anger at her. In addition, Alex also had a huge blowup with Cody in front of the entire house. She got extremely angered when Cody had eaten her entire box of cereal. She ended up exploding upon this discovery and personally attacked him by insulting him having a kid and him ruining Jessica's chances in the game. Alex was so irrationally angry that even Cody mentioned that she was coming off as a crazy lunatic because of her behavior. In Week 11, Alex's anger is finally exposed when she has a mega emotional breakdown once she finds out that she's the target and is going home. Alex spends 20 minutes ranting in an angry fashion about how much she hates everyone left in the house and how she's so angry at Paul for betraying her and lying to her. Alex spends her last days in the game acting angry, resentful and hateful towards everyone. One of Alex's major downfalls in the game was her Hot-Blooded-ness and her Hair-Trigger Temper. If Alex learned to keep her emotions, most notably her anger, in check, she may have made it farther or gotten to the end.
    • Arrogance: Alex was very arrogant in her behavior, believing that she was superior to many of the other houseguests. Her arrogant nature was exposed as early as Week 1 when she went on the attack against the other female houseguests by referring to them as inferior to her because they were "sluts", "skanks" and "whores" who wanted nothing more than to shack up with guys instead of playing the game. Alex may have had a point about not getting into a showmance but she felt that she was superior to the other women because she was being smarter than they were. Alex was also arrogant and smug about her abilities in competitions. She has frequently bragged about how strong of a female competitor she is and that she doesn't need anybody, especially a man, to help her in the game because she's so strong as it is. Even Jessica had commented in the first week that Alex couldn't stop gloating about the fact that she was only second to Cody in the Safety Competition. Alex also acted very smug and arrogant about how she's one of the only ones who deserves to win the game. She has frequently bragged about how she has a good chance of winning because the jury will respect her and her game. Other houseguests were annoyed with Alex and frequently referred to her as cocky and arrogant. Her arrogance gets the best of her, resulting in the demise of her game in Week 11. She was so arrogant and cocky to believe that if Paul won the POV, he would use it on her in attempts to save the both of them so that they could go to Final 2 together. Instead, Paul won the POV and decided to not use it on her and when she discovered this very fact, she completely lost it on Paul and had a huge emotional breakdown. Alex shouldn't have been so arrogant about her chances of staying in the game at this point, especially when it's down to the Final 5 with so little people to eliminate. Alex didn't seem to realize that she was a huge threat to make it to the end because she was such a strong competitor. Was Alex seriously arrogant and smug enough to believe that the others wouldn't take the opportunity to evict a strong competitor like Alex this close to the end?
    • Cruelty: Alex was mean towards other people for no reason. She treated Jessica terribly and constantly talked trash about her behind her back. Granted, Jessica disliked Alex, but Alex frequently went below the belt when it came to Jessica. In Week 5, she had little problem with humiliating Jessica in front of the entire house when she got into a major fight with her. She tried to blame Jessica for her stealing her cat ears and pouring out her Coke, even though she wasn't responsible for it (it was Raven). She went on to humiliate Jessica by saying that she threw everyone that she was "aligned" with under the bus and attempted to make her seem dishonest and disloyal. At the time, Jessica had already been kicked down enough with Josh and Paul harassing her and bullying her. Her Irrational Hatred of Jessica led Alex to conduct very hateful, cruel, and mean behavior towards her for the time period that Jessica was still in the house. Alex was extra mean in her Goodbye Message to Jessica in which she taunted her for not making it to jury and that now that Jessica was out of the house, Alex would keep an eye on Cody and "watch him for her" (knowing that one of Jessica's biggest insecurities in the game was Cody and Alex's relationship). Alex completely intended to be mean in her message and break Jessica down even more than she already was. She was also very mean to Cody on personal level, even though Cody spent the majority of the game trying to be nice to her and have a degree of loyalty to her. She personally attacked Cody in front of the entire house in attempts to humiliate and embarrass him by insulting his parenting skills (questioning whether he really had a kid) and taunting him about how he's the cause of Jessica's demise in the game. The funny thing? She acted this cruelly to Cody over a box of cereal. Simply because Cody ate the entire box of cereal by himself. Granted, Alex had a right to be mad about that because Cody did what he did to spite her, but the way she retaliated by throwing very cruel, harsh personal attacks Cody's war was very unnecessary. She's also been very mean to Kevin for no good solid reason. Not only has she constantly bashed him, she has resorted to unnecessarily picking on him. In Week 10, she decided to be cruel to Kevin by taking his slop (Kevin was a Have Not for the week), and choosing to hide it from him in the storage room so that Kevin would starve and be hungry. When Alex and the rest of the house were drinking alcohol, Alex didn't want to share any of her beer with Kevin. Kevin has commented how Alex is a very rude and mean person, so he doesn't like her on a personal level. Her cruelty towards Kevin has been based on nothing more than Irrational Hatred towards him since he's done nothing to her on a personal or game related level the entire time.
    • Blind Obedience: Alex would shave made it all the way to the end if she didn't have blind obedience to Paul. Even though she was the one who had preached about being a strong, independent woman that didn't need a man to help her in the game, she relied on having strong obedience to Paul the entire game. Every time Paul asked Alex to do what he wanted, Alex would obey without even thinking of questioning him. Her obedience was so blind to Paul that she's managed to throw her own game away to benefit Paul's. Her blind obedience to Paul was especially emphasized in Week 10 during Double Eviction week when Alex is completely oblivious to the fact that Paul had been planning on targeting Alex's closets ally Jason and blindsiding him by evicting him. Instead of questioning Paul's motives or why she and Jason were nominated by Christmas, she chose to put her blind trust in Paul. She even threw the POV competition to Paul so that he would take her off the block and Christmas would replace her with Kevin with the belief that Kevin is the target per Paul's words. Come Double Eviction night and Alex is completely blindsided when Jason is evicted. She's so shocked and distraught over this that she can't seem to think logically. The only thing she does is continue to have blind obedience to Paul. Alex wins HOH and instead of putting Josh, Christmas and Paul up on the block (the people that were really responsible for Jason going home), she stupidly puts up Kevin and Raven instead because Paul asked her to do it after pulling her aside in a room. As a result of her obedience to Paul, she lost her number one ally and ended up getting a waste of a target out under her HOH. Alex was so blindly obedient to Paul that come Week 11, she's completely shocked when she discovers that Paul had played her the entire time. She was angry because she finally realizes that she was too obedient of Paul and it was that blind obedience and loyalty that led to the end of her game.
    • Driven by Envy/Jealousy: Alex has serious jealousy issues. Most of her jealous behavior was targeted at Jessica since the start of the game. Alex would constantly claim that Jessica was very jealous of her (in which she was), but Alex didn't do anything to cover up the fact that she was also jealous of Jessica in her own way. The manner in which she constantly talked badly about Jessica behind her back made her come off as very petty and jealous. Alex could harbor jealous feelings towards Jessica because Jessica is a Ms. Fanservice who is arguably the most attractive female houseguest this season. Alex most likely feels threatened by this fact and as a result, goes out of her way to constantly talk trash about Jessica. Alex could also be jealous over Jessica being in a showmance with Cody. It's uncertain as to whether Alex may have liked Cody in the beginning, but Cody ended up in a showmance with Jessica. Although Alex's jealousy wasn't nearly as intense as Jessica's, it still contributed to her downfall in the game because she prioritized getting Jessica out of the house, instead of trying to target bigger threats that would prove troublesome to her game down the line.
    • Grudge Holding: Alex finds it hard to forgive people and she can be very bitter and salty when she is screwed over. Alex has held a grudge against Jessica since the start of the game and it never ceased. She made it her mission to get Jessica out of the house because of the grudge that she had against her. She also never fully forgave Cody for nominating her the first week. After he did that, she never fully trusted him and decided that she would target him. She also held a super grudge against Elena for breaking her word to her by taking $5,000 and giving her a Camping Punishment. Because of her serious grudge against Elena, she even wanted to get Elena evicted over Cody, who had been the house target for weeks. She also has an unnecessary grudge against Kevin which mostly comes off as pure Irrational Hatred. Once she figures out Kevin's game in that he tries to befriend each person before they are evicted and go to jury, she decides that he is a vile person that is sketchy, untrustworthy and manipulative. And finally, it seems as though she may be holding a grudge against Paul and Josh. She discovered that she was the one that was going home and she ended up going on a hateful and angry rant about how she thinks Paul and Josh are douches for sending her home. Alex is going to the jury a very bitter and salty person who is holding some serious grudges for the people that are left in the game.
    • Brutal Honesty: Sometimes Alex is way too frank and honest. It was her over honesty that landed her on the block the first week. Instead of lying to Cody about who she would target or go after shall she get into power, she decided to be too honest by saying that she planned on going after all the showmances. Did Alex seriously think that was the right thing to do that early in the game, if at all? Alex also has a habit of saying exactly what is on her mind or how she feels. She doesn't sugarcoat anything and that's proven to be a major issue for Alex in the game. Sometimes Alex should have seriously learned to shut her mouth. But unfortunately for her, Alex can't seem to help herself because she does suffer from a case of Motor Mouth and foot in mouth disease (something she even lampshades in her DR session).
    • Overconfidence: Alex acts very overconfident especially when she gets her way. Because of this particular flaw, she seems to constantly think that she's safe even though in this type of game, you can never be 100% certain of your safety at all. Alex was so overconfident that she ended up completely blindsided in Week 10 on Double Eviction night when Jason was evicted. Her overconfidence in her and Jason's safety in the game managed to cause her to emotionally crumble. It got worse in Week 11 when she was told that she was going to be the one going home. Alex had too much confidence and belief in Paul and her alliance with him that she thought he was going to win the POV and take her off the block and replace her with Christmas. Little did she know that Paul was aligned with Josh and Christmas and that he didn't have the same degree of loyalty to her. When she discovered that she was going, her confidence and her sanity completely shattered.
    • Hypocrisy: Alex has said that she hates people who lie and backstab other people in a game that is primarily about lying and backstabbing to begin with. But Alex has lied and backstabbed just as much as other people in the game. During the Jury Roundtable session with Dr. Will, Alex criticizes Paul for lying to and backstabbing her, but Dr. Will calls out by saying that she's also lied and backstabbed because like everyone else, she was in on many of the blindsides and evictions that took place this season. Alex rebuttals this by saying that she's never lied to anyone but Dr. Will rebuttals her again by asking if fake crying is considered to be a form of lying? Alex thinks it's not but Dr. Will believes that it is. The fact is that Alex may claim to hate people who lie and backstab in the game, m but she has no right to talk or judge anyone for lying and backstabbing considering that she's just as much of a liar and a backstabber as everyone else. So when it came to the lying and backstabbing aspect of the game, Alex was no angel. Other than that, Alex constantly criticized other houseguests, such as Cody and Jessica, for being mean to her and making everything personal. But she displayed the exact same behaviour with Cody, Jessica, Kevin and Paul. With Cody, she decided to make it personal when she attacked Cody's parenting skills and his relationship with Jessica simply because he ate her cereal. She relentlessly treated him cruelly even though Cody was the one who respected Alex and wanted to work with her for the entire game. She was also very mean to Jessica and made constant personal attacks against her out of jealousy and hatred. She was unnecessarily cruel in her treatment towards Kevin. She had an Irrational Hatred against him and bullied him constantly for no reason. And finally, she took Paul playing the game way too personally and she resorted to personally attacking Paul and acting bitter in the jury and when she voted for the winner. Alex has no room to speak about anyone being mean or displaying cruel behaviour towards her considering that she was one of the meanest and cruelest houseguests of the season who treated many people like garbage.
    • Pettiness: Alex doesn't call herself the "Queen of Petty" for nothing. She is incredibly petty and spiteful when she doesn't get her own way. She displays pettiness in the way that she treats other people. She was unnecessarily petty in the way that she treated Jessica, Cody, Elena, Paul, and Kevin especially. In the case of Jessica, she would constantly talk endless trash about her behind her back out of pettiness and jealousy. She repeatedly tried to target Jessica and wanted her to be evicted pre jury so that she wouldn't make it to jury and wouldn't be with Cody in jury either. In her Goodbye Message to Jessica, she acted very petty towards her when she gloated that she wanted to thank Jessica for hating her for no reason, that she wanted to wish her a great summer for not making it to jury and that she doesn't need to worry about Cody because she will watch him for her. Knowing that Jessica has always been insecure about the relationship between Cody and Alex, this was a dig at Jessica and Alex acting petty so that she could kick Jessica when she was already down. And she did that all while wearing her classic PETTY cap. How fitting. Her pettiness also extended to Cody as well. She was unnecessarily rude and mean to him even though he secretly was trying to work with her and protect her in the game. But she didn't even care and continued to act horrible towards him. During the week that Cody was being evicted, Cody lashed out at Alex for nominating him by eating her whole box of cereal. Alex reacted in a very vicious manner by yelling at him in front of the entire house and embarrassing him by humiliating him about having a kid and about how he ruined Jessica's chances in the game. Alex continued to berate him non-stop until he couldn't take the humiliation and the bullying anymore and decided to walk away from it in shame. Alex was also petty towards Elena after Elena had taken the $5,000 money prize and gave her a camping punishment in return. Alex didn't take it well at all and she acted extremely mean and petty towards Elena by repeatedly calling her derogatory names behind her back. She also wanted to get back at her for breaking her word by making Elena a Have-Not during her birthday but she decided not to because Alex wanted to uphold her word. She was unnecessarily petty and rude to Kevin, who noticed how mean she was. Alex not only talked trash about Kevin non stop but she also bullied him. When Kevin was a Have-Not, Alex hid his slop in the Storage Room so that he would starve. Kevin never did a single thing to her for the entire game and she thought that it was okay to do something like this. Finally, Alex really let her ultimate petty side come out when it came to Paul. After she found out that Paul was loyal to Josh and Christmas over her, she went on a 20 minute angry rant about how she dislikes him because he's a liar and he's a counterfeit who backstabbed her. She also lashed out at all of the other houseguests and decided to isolate herself all day and read the bible (something that she criticized both Cody and Dominique for doing by the way) and when she was evicted, she decided to not hug anyone or say goodbye to anyone. On top of it, Alex trashed Paul's name in the jury and made a pact with the other jury members that she wouldn't vote for Paul no matter who he was sitting next to in the Final 2. She upheld her word by voting for Paul over Josh and insulting Paul while she cast her vote about the concept of friendship. Alex is probably the most petty and mean spirited houseguest that Big Brother has ever had the misfortune of casting since Big Brother 15. Alex was despised by the audience because of her incessant petty personality.
    • Rejected Apology: Alex just can't seem to forgive anyone to save her life. Once someone betrays her or does her wrong, it's like nothing that anybody could do to make it up to her will suffice. This happened when it came to Paul. When she discovered that Paul didn't have the same amount of loyalty to her that he did to Josh and Christmas (who he had been in an alliance with since the beginning even before he got into an alliance with her), Alex went ballistic. She went on a rage induced rant about how Paul is fake and counterfeit for backstabbing her and lying to her about wanting to take her to the end. She never forgave him for betraying her and she took her bitterness all the way to the jury. Not only that, but she soured his name and reputation in the jury house among the other houseguests by revealing to the other jurors about how Paul played the game in a dirty manner and how he backstabbed her just like he did to many other people. Instead of looking at it from a gameplay perspective, Alex chose to not forgive Paul for simply making a game move by getting rid of Alex, who's a fierce competitor, so close to the end and instead, chose to not only talk badly about him but also vote bitterly against him in the Final 2 when she decided to vote for Josh over Paul. Because of her refusal to forgive Paul for playing the game just like everyone is supposed to do, she ended up coming off as very bitter and unable to handle the fact that they were outplayed. Alex was nothing more than a Bitter Betty that holds grudges and just doesn't understand the concept of forgiveness.
    • The Resenter: Alex is one of the most resentful people in the house. She has a complete inability to let go of things. When Cody had put her on the block in the first week, she decided to target him and get back at him for the rest of the time he was in the house. She didn't even seem to notice that Cody didn't even want to put her on the block but instead was forced to by the rest of his alliance. Cody was even noticeably emotional over having to nominate Alex during the nomination ceremony and speech. But that still didn't convince Alex that he was actually on her side and he was indeed trying to protect her as much as he could. But the one person whom she ended up having a major resentment towards ended up being Paul, the one person that she was extremely loyal to since the beginning next to Jason. Once Alex had found out that Paul's loyalties lied elsewhere (with Josh and Christmas to be specific), Alex became extremely vengeful and enraged about this fact. She never let go of her resentment of Paul and how he outplayed her and chose to take other allies to the end over her. She simply couldn't stand the fact that she was not Paul's number one ally in the game like she thought she was. As a result of her resentment, Alex ended up going to the jury house having very bitter and sour feelings towards Paul. She was so resentful against Paul that she vowed to vote against him if he made it to the Final 2. And she did when he made it to the Final 2 along with Josh. Instead of voting for the best game player like she had said she would while she was still in the house, she decided to vote bitterly and instead chose to vote for Josh instead even though Josh was not a superior game player to Paul by any means. To rub salt in the wound, Alex even made a very snarky comment at Paul by mocking his concept of friendship while voting for Josh. Once you screw over Alex, she becomes highly resentful and she can hold a grudge like no other. Her inability to stop being resentful not only cost her the game, but it also cost her popularity and likability among the fans and the audience. It only increased at the tail end of the season when it came time for her to vote for who she wanted to win. Numerous fans criticized her on her social media, including her Twitter and her Instagram pages, about how bitter and resentful of a person she is and that she should be ashamed for displaying such poor attitude and behavior over a game like Big Brother.
  • Faux Affably Evil: She can flip flop between this and Affably Evil. However, as of the later weeks, she falls into this trope much more. She can come across as polite when she has to be but don't think that she isn't hiding a knife behind her back in order to stab someone. She pretends to be cordial and friendly especially with the people that she doesn't like (such as Kevin and Raven), but in reality, she's plotting their demise and constantly bashing them behind their back to poison their reputations to other houseguests in the game.
  • Favors for the Sexy: Cody spent the entire first couple of weeks trying to do everything in his path to get Alex to be in an alliance with him or join his side of the house. He was a Dogged Nice Guy (plus a Yandere and an Abhorrent Admirer) for her because of his desperation towards her. Cody was willing to offer or do nearly anything and everything to have Alex align with him. He went as far as to throw away his own large alliance (including backstabbing two of them) which was the majority of the house, throw a POV competition to her to ensure her safety from the block and from eviction, risk having Jessica angry and disappointed in him for trying to protect and save Alex, and risk becoming a major target for the entire house all for the possibility that Alex would accept his alliance offer. Turns out that when it came to Alex aligning with him, it was All for Nothing and he threw away his game for her for no good reason.
  • Fearless Fool: Alex's downfall in the game is her fearlessness and her Brutal Honesty. It has managed to cause some problems for her game. She also tends to be Hot-Blooded and impulsive in her actions and often, these actions lead her into trouble.
  • Female Misogynist: Downplayed. Alex has stated in her pre season interview that she prefers hanging out with men and doesn't like to hang around with other women. Interestingly enough, the people that she was originally aligned with were Jillian and Megan (who ironically also stated her disdain of women and hanging with them in the real world and would later walk from the game after a spat with Alex). Alex has shown a distaste of ultra feminine and girly women in particular as she's trash talked the most girly houseguests with Jessica, Elena, and Raven being her main targets (although she has insulted and bashed every single female houseguest behind their back with the exception of Jillian). All of her allies in the game were men, including Jason, Paul, and Josh.
  • Floral Theme Naming: Alex's middle name is Rose. We could say she has thorns, too, but her parents chose that name with love, so that would be of poor character.
  • Flower in Her Hair: Alex is often seen wearing a flower in her hair as a hair decoration.
  • Foreshadowing: Her comments toward Paul when she and Ramses and Josh on the block are basically "use the Veto on me or bite me." He used it on Josh. If only she recognized the pattern there... but her ego got in the way of that.
  • Fun Size: Alex is one of the shortest and most petite girls in the house. She has stated that she's only 5'0" and 100 pounds. Doesn't stop her from being a gigantic ball of energy.
  • Funny Background Event: Notice how a lot of the guys (Paul, Josh, Kevin) start having fingernail polish on in the Diary Room and in general? That's all Alex's doing. Alex has started painting the guys' fingernails. House boredom much?
  • Gamer Chick: Alex admits to being a gamer and that she loves to play video games.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Alex's first name is Alexandra but she prefers to go by Alex, which is a unisex name that can be used by men and women.
  • Genius Ditz: Alex is extremely bubbly, hyper, and can often speak before she thinks. In her pre-game interviews especially, she comes off as fairly ditzy and clueless. However, she's quickly shown herself to be a quick-thinker and to have a keen grasp on the game of Big Brother. She was smart enough to use the water spray in "Everybody's a Wiener" and rinse off the handholds, but ditzy enough to bumble a plan to throw rogue votes Matt's way.
  • Genki Girl: Alex has a very hyper, energetic, bubbly personality.
  • Genre Blind: Apparently does not want to evict Paul despite the obvious target... then went from being on the "outside" with him to rubbing elbows with him. Obviously she's never seen Season 13 or the previous season, or even Derrick's season. Or has she?
  • Girl Next Door: Alex is a casual Tomboy with a Girly Streak.
  • Girly Bruiser: Alex can be feminine at times (even though she is more of a tomboy) but she's also a very strong competitor.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Flip flops between this and Affably Evil depending on who she's interacting with. Alex is nice to those who have earned her trust and respect, but she won't show any mercy to those who have betrayed her or backstabbed her. If someone has done her wrong, her nasty side can come out to play.
  • Good Luck Charm: Her wishbone necklace.
  • Gossipy Hens: Alex is probably the biggest trash talker and gossiper in the house. She is always finding ways to bash or personally attack other houseguests behind their back. When Alex is subjected to trash talking or gossiping about the other houseguests, it's normally the other women in the house that are the targets of her bashing. Jessica was by far the main target of Alex's bashing sessions throughout the game but Kevin eventually becomes the biggest target once Jessica is evicted.
  • Got Me Doing It: She joined in on Josh's circus dance chant while wearing her tutu during the time the house was joking around in the kitchen.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: It's apparent that her hatred of Jessica was laced with strong bits of jealousy. Alex felt threatened by Jessica because Jessica was more physically appealing than her. Plus, there was some serious competition between Alex and Jessica over Cody that was strongly laced in jealousy. Some fans speculate that Alex started to hate Jessica because Alex may have had a crush on Cody at the start but then he chose Jessica over her. Alex has gone out of her way to desperately target all of the showmances in the house because she was the only female houseguest to not get engaged in a showmance and she was jealous.
  • Hair Decorations: Alex is often seen wearing various hair decorations in her hair, whether it be a flower, a Cat Eared Headband, or a Nice Hat (such as her infamous PETTY cap). Christmas gets to hold onto her flower as a Tragic Keepsake once it's clear she knows she's leaving the house.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Alex has a very fiery and hot temper and she gets easily provoked into anger. She does calm down quickly though.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Alex admits that she loves alcohol and drinking. She admitted on the live feeds that she drank eight bottles of wine on her birthday.
  • Hate Sink: Alex is probably one of the most loathsome and destestable players of the entire season. She's so detestable and unlikeable that she gives Natalie Martinez (from Big Brother 11) a serious run for her money as to who's the most unlikeable houseguest in recent seasons. Alex is extremely mean, bitter and petty and she has shown to be a very nasty individual. She has constantly talked trash about every single person in the house and shows zero guilt or remorse about it. She has mistreated numerous houseguests and has bullied them for no good reason. She has treated people like Kevin and Jessica horribly and has not felt bad about her actions. She also claims to hate lying but has no issue with lying herself if she knows that it will benefit her and her game somehow. In many ways, Alex is a hypocrite. Her bitterness and nasty behavior during the time when she got evicted did nothing to help with her likability. She only managed to fan the flames of hatred that many fans had for her when she acted like an extremely petty and bitter Sore Loser when she ended up voting for Josh over Paul out of spite because she couldn't get over Paul playing the game and not taking her to the end. Alex is one of the most unlikeable, hate worthy and detestable houseguests in recent years and she could easily be one of the most hate worthy players in Big Brother history along with the likes of Natalie Martinez (BB11), Frankie Grande (BB16), Austin Matelson (BB17), Adam Jasinski (BB9), Andy Herron (BB15), GinaMarie Zimmerman (BB15), Amanda Zuckerman (BB15), and Aaryn Gries (BB15). Yeah, she's just that horrible.
  • Hawaii: Alex was born or is originally from Hawaii. However, she currently resides in California.
  • Hero Killer: Not really a hero, but more like anti-hero when it comes to Cody. Alex was directly responsible for Cody's downfall and eviction in the game. She's also referred to herself as being the "Showmance Killer" because all of her targets have been all of the showman's (Maven, Jody, and Marlena) since the beginning of the game.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Jillian in the beginning of the game. Before Alex had gained any other allies, Jillian was Alex's closest friend and ally in the house. When Jillian left, Alex was completely upset and devastated.
  • Hollywood, California: Alex hails from a city in California called Thousand Oaks, but she is originally from Camarillo. Despite being from California, she's actually born in Hawaii.
  • Hot-Blooded: Has an energetic and aggressive personality and can become fired up when she is angry or irritated.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: Alex was one of the most powerful players in the game up to Week 10. Come Week 10 and her power in the house comes to an abrupt downfall as she loses everything that she valued in the game. She lost her closest friend and ally Jason during Double Eviction, didn't get her target and enemy Kevin out of the the house during her own HOH reign, was nominated once again, lost POV to Paul, was betrayed by Paul (whom she thought was her closest ally next to Jason and had the intentions of taking her to the Final 2) when he chose to not save her with the Veto, and finally, was evicted at Final 5, just shy of getting to the end. As a result of all the bad things that happened to her in such a short amount of time, Alex emotionally crumbled and broke down. Maybe all the bad things that happened to her in the recent weeks was karma coming back to strike her for being too overconfident, arrogant, and especially mean and rude throughout the game.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Alex, who is 5'0", is the Tiny Girl to Jason (6'4"), Mark (6'5") and Josh's (6'3") Huge Guy. Hell, Alex is tiny next to any male houseguest, including Cody, who is 5'10". The only male houseguest she rivals in terms of height is Paul, who is 5'5".
  • Hypocrite:
    • Alex has no problem with backstabbing and lying to other people in the game, but has a huge breakdown when she finds out that Paul outplayed and outsmarted her by backstabbing and lying. Alex just can't seem to understand that the game of Big Brother is about lying and manipulating, exactly what Paul did to her to ensure that she's the next one to go home.
    • Alex criticizes people for crying over game moves, but when she finds out that she's leaving, she has a mega emotional breakdown and breaks down crying. She also isolates herself from the entire house and reads the bible all by herself, the same thing that she criticized and made fun of Dominique for doing.
  • Hysterical Woman: When Alex goes off, she can come off as extremely emotionally unstable. She's Cute and Psycho when she's provoked and she is very menacing. Some of the fans have questioned Alex's mental state. In Week 11, she demonstrates how unstable she is when she has a major emotional breakdown after she discovers that she's going home and that Paul played her and betrayed her.
  • Iconic Item: Seldom seen without her trusty cat ears.
  • Identical-Looking Asians: Jessica, who is Latina, has repeatedly referred to Alex, who is Asian, as "Pao Pao" because Alex is Asian and she has an almost uncanny physical resemblance to Paola Shea from Big Brother 16. However, on the show, it was interpreted by Megan that Jessica had called Alex "Panda" which is known to be an ethnic and racial slur for someone of Chinese descent. On the live feeds, Jessica calling Alex "Pao Pao" is often perceived as Jessica being racist or racially insensitive towards her.
  • Impossibly-Low Neckline: Wears a lot of bras and tops that are extremely low cut and exposes her boobs. It's part of why Alex is a Ms. Fanservice. And Christmas wonders why Zingbot didn't zing her for it.
  • In-Series Nickname:
    • Cody has nicknamed Alex "Wonder Woman" because she is an Action Girl who's a strong competitor.
    • Jessica frequently calls Alex "Pao Pao" because of her similarities to Paola Shea from Big Brother 16 (however Paola is admittedly nowhere near the competitor Alex is). Sadly, this led to Megan misinterpreting the statement as a racial slur and a nasty fight that incited her to walk off the game.
    • Alex is also called "Tiger" by her fellow houseguests. She may have gotten the nickname because she is fierce like a tiger in terms of her athleticism and competition prowess.
  • Ironic Echo: During the space endurance HOH, Elena drops out in second and lets Alex win if she's guaranteed safety for the week. Come Week 10, during the very similar hot dog endurance HOH, Alex drops out in second and lets Jason win if she's guaranteed safety for the week... and a jury vote.
  • Ironic Name: Her middle name is "Rose" and her last name is "Ow". Putting those words in close proximity to each other is quite funny considering the fact that roses have thorns. Her personality's kinda thorny, too, but not too terribly thorny.
  • Irrational Hatred: Alex gets so mad at people she thinks of excuses to go after them. She develops this towards Kevin, eventually subverted when we learn why she's so fed up with him in Week 9 and it's rationalized, and the live feeds tell all even before that. Kevin called her out for being a very crappy player and ever since then, Alex has been on his case. On the TV side of things, for some unknown reason, Alex really DESPISES Kevin and she seems to have a really burning hatred of him. Alex believes that Kevin is a shady person who constantly lies and is disloyal. In addition, Alex has a distaste for Kevin because he has openly criticized and complained about Alex's personality and behavior to other houseguests. Kevin had also said that if he won HOH, he would have no problem targeting her or putting her on the block. Since Week 7, Alex has made it her goal to get rid of Kevin at all costs and now that Jessica and Elena are gone from the game, she has made Kevin her target for her daily trash talking. Week 9, Alex's dislike of Kevin is revealed to stem from the fact he is a False Friend going around talking to people just to win their jury votes during a conversation with Christmas about where his loyalties really lie- nowhere but himself. Week 10, she gets angry at Jason for not heeding her instructions to backdoor him because he doesn't see the truth, and when Josh also catches wind of this and realizes Alex is right about Kevin, Josh goes nuts on him.
  • It's All About Me: Alex has a habit of making everything about herself and she can be very self absorbed in her behavior and way of thinking. When she doesn't get her way, she can resort to acting out like a Spoiled Brat. She seems to have a selfish mentality in believing that she deserves to be in the game over everyone else and that nobody really has much of a chance to beat her shall she make it to the end. She also has an Entitled Bitch attitude by believing that she has so many automatic votes in the jury when in fact, her chances of winning many jury votes are slim since the people currently in the jury are mad/bitter towards her for betrayal (Cody) or don't like her personally because of how she treated them (Elena).
  • It's Personal: Alex had repeatedly said that Kevin has mistreated her on a personal level thought the game and that was the biggest reason she wanted him out so badly. According to her, Kevin was constantly throwing her under the bus to other houseguests and Alex didn't take it well when he did so. Alex also said that she grew to dislike Cody because he nominated her in Week 1 and blindsided her. She of course took that as a personal attack against her because Jessica wanted Alex on the block and Cody didn't do anything to defend her or prevent her from being nominated. Her dislike of Cody grew even more in Week 7 when Cody went out of his way to eat Alex's entire box of Honey Nut Chex cereal all by himself just to spite Alex for nominating him. Alex took this extremely personally and went on the attack against Cody by insulting him having a kid and being the root cause of Jessica's downfall and demise in the game. Alex also disliked Elena because she took it personally when Elena decided to take the 5K from her and give her a punishment during a POV competition. As a result of Elena's betrayal, she ended up wanting Elena out of the house over Cody. Alex became extremely petty over Elena breaking her word that she acted super salty and constantly called Elena derogatory names behind her back. Lastly, she took it very personal when she discovered that Paul had betrayed her when he confessed that he wasn't going to use the Veto to save her and that she was the going to be the next one going home. She went on a angry tirade to the cameras saying that she is super bitter about Paul's betrayal and that she thinks he's a douchebag for doing that to her. She avoided Paul during her last days in the house and she was angry and lashing out towards the other houseguests as well. It seems that out of all of the houseguests this season, Alex is the most bitter and she takes things very personally, even if something against her is strictly strategic and a game move. This extends to who she ended up voting for in the end, which was Josh. She didn't vote for Josh because he played the best game but because she was voting against Paul because she was bitter and salty that he betrayed her and she lost. Alex is the epitome of Sore Loser.
  • Jerkass: Alex is by far one of the meanest and hateful houseguests of the season. She was an unpleasant person unless something was going her way. Her mistreatment of other people, mostly Kevin, was extremely unnecessary and uncalled for and there were many occasions when Alex came off as The Bully. Let's not forget that Alex is the "Queen of Petty" and that she's the biggest Alpha Bitch in the house.
  • Jerk Jock: Alex is athletic and into fitness...but she's not a very nice person at all. In fact, she's an Alpha Bitch with an overly aggressive, hateful and mean personality.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Alex can be catty and bitchy towards those who target her first, but she is also friendly and compassionate towards those she loves and cares about. Subverted. Alex is not that nice of a person at all and as the season goes on, it's revealed that she's actually a mega Alpha Bitch and a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: Alex is probably one of the most unlikeable and loathsome players of the season. She is hateful, bitter, mean spirited and unpopular with the audience. It doesn't help that she holds petty grudges.
  • Kick the Dog: Right after Alex finishes out her Camp Guide punishment, where she's forced to repeatedly make hot dogs for everybody in the house, then exclaims how she never wants to see another hot dog again, the very next HOH competition she's in has her as a human hot dog, being pelted by water, ketchup, mustard and relish. She lampshades this immensely.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Her fake tears and freezing out of Josh in Week 11 after he nominates her while she knows Josh is emotionally vulnerable following the second Double Eviction Week. On top of that, she's just being petty. Little does she know that Josh apparently wants to use her as a pawn to get Paul out of the game by pulling Kevin off the block and using him to force a tiebreaker between Kevin and Christmas.
  • The Lad-ette: Alex is a tomboy but she still has very feminine traits and qualities about her. She has a strong willed, aggressive and feisty personality and she engages in a lot of male dominated activities and pastimes, such as playing video games for example. In fact, out of all the female houseguests, Alex is probably the most tomboyish next to Christmas. It's also notable that Alex hasn't done any crying on the set of Big Brother whereas nearly everybody else who has made it to at least the jury has shed some tears, even Cody.
  • "L" Is for "Dyslexia": Although Alex hasn't admitted herself on the live feeds, Paul had stated to some of the other houseguests that Alex would be terrible at a spelling POV competition because she suffers from Dyslexia.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Alex swears a lot and uses the F word constantly. When she's angry or pissed off, she curses even more than usual.
  • Light Is Not Good: Alex commonly wears lighter coloured clothing (but she's also seen wearing darker or black colored clothing as well. Despite her favoring light colored clothes, she's still a villain as she's working for the "dark side".
  • Like an Old Married Couple: With Jason. They constantly fight and argue (mostly in a playful manner) like they are a married couple. Even Holly, Jason's real wife, had called Alex Jason's "Big Brother wife" saying that she challenges him and constantly keeps him on his toes.
  • Limited Wardrobe: She went into the Big Brother house wearing a fancy pink floral print dress, and returned to the finale wearing it, as it was the only dress she packed and had with her coming out of the Jury House, which she explains to Will at the afterparty.
  • Little Miss Badass: Alex is the smallest and most petite person in the entire house yet she's also one of the strongest competitors and players in the game. See Cute Bruiser and Pint-Sized Powerhouse.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Cody, to whom she also served as his Morality Pet in the earlier part of the game. Cody had an emotional attachment to Alex to the extent that he goes from being an Emotionless Boy and Ice King to a Defrosting Ice King depending on their interactions. Cody was so attached to Alex that he got emotional and almost ended up crying during his nomination speech when he had to put her on the block (Jessica also noticed this and called him out for being emotionally attached to Alex). Other than Jessica (who's obviously going to have a strong emotional influence on Cody since she is his showmantic partner), Alex is also someone that can keep Cody emotionally stable and bring out a much nicer, more vulnerable side of him. On the other hand, however, it's also shown that when Alex pushes Cody away, rejects him, or betrays him, Cody becomes an Ice King again, shutting himself off emotionally. In Week 8, Cody's attitude dramatically changed once Alex backdoored and nominated him. He lashed out by eating her entire box of cereal. In fact, Cody was so emotionally attached to Alex at the start that he was willing to sacrifice himself by throwing away both his alliance and his game for her!
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Can be bitchy and aggressive when provoked, but she can also be very likeable, charming and endearing at other times.
  • Love Makes You Evil: A variation. Alex's admiration, friendship, affection and loyalty to Paul prompts Alex to do a Face–Heel Turn and become a villain. Before she turned "evil", Alex was a decent houseguest who was well liked by the fans and was an underdog that was worth rooting for.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Surprisingly, Alex is very manipulative. She will use manipulation in order to get what she wants. She's nowhere near as manipulative as Paul but she has some influence. She did a really good job at manipulating Jason and getting him to dow act she wanted. Even Jessica had commented to Cody in Week 6 that Alex had Jason wrapped around her finger due to her manipulating and controlling him.
  • Meganekko: Alex is often seen wearing glasses. In her memory wall photo, she's seen wearing them which gives her the Asian and Nerdy stereotype. They're actually not for show, because she needs them to read.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Alex is the middle child in her family. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Considering how much of an Attention Whore she appears to be as well as a Spoiled Brat that expects to get everything, the middle child syndrome philosophy fits her.
  • Morality Pet: Cody has a special connection and bond with Alex that allows him to harbour a strong soft spot for Alex. In addition, Cody has proven to be very protective of Alex and when his alliance wanted to get rid of her, he did everything in his power to prevent her from being put into jeopardy including going against his alliances wishes and throwing the POV to her. Also, whenever Cody is within Alex's presence, he shows much more emotion and vulnerability. She seems to bring out the best in him even though it's unintentional.
  • Motor Mouth: Sometimes Alex speaks too much for at a really fast pace, especially when she is happy or excited about something. She's a classic Genki Girl who is hyper and energetic so her talking fast is not a surprise.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When Josh reveals his true colors to Alex after she finally agrees to talk to him, Alex is properly bawling because of how sorry she is for the way she treated him.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Dressed as a sexy traffic cop as the host of an HOH competition.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: Asian and Nerdy but also Ms. Fanservice at the same time.
  • Nice Girl: While Alex isn't afraid to take shots at anyone who picks a fight with her, she usually gets along with most of the houseguests and rarely, if ever, gets caught in confrontations. Just don't get on her bad side, betray her or make an enemy out of her.
  • Nice Hat: She can be seen wearing the infamous PETTY cap from time to time. In her goodbye message to Jessica, she was seen wearing it while insulting Jessica.
  • No Guy Wants to Be Chased: Gender-Inverted. Cody spent the first part of the game chasing Alex and offering her to be in an alliance with him. Alex made it clear more than once that she was unsure whether or not she wanted to be aligned with Cody and that if she were to get in power, she would take the opportunity to take out the couples, including Cody and Jessica. But that didn't seem to phase Cody one bit or stop him from being persistent in trying to get Alex to join his side of the house. Even after Cody nominated Alex after she had rejected Cody and his offer of being in an alliance with him, he still continued to try to persuade her to work with him. Alex, on the other hand, didn't really want to align with Cody despite his constant persistence and she still made it clear that she would target him and the other couples.
  • No Sympathy for Grudgeholders: Alex is such a resentful little hater that it sank her popularity rankings and even Dr. Will was rolling his eyes at her.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Alex went ballistic when she discovered that Paul betrayed her and was choosing Josh and Christmas over her to take to the end. She didn't take it well and ended up going through a serious Sanity Slippage.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Alex comes across as very ditzy, bubbly and naive. Despite her bubbly personality, she can be smart and cunning at times and she's really good at manipulating people to do what she wants. So she's not a complete ditz or airhead.
  • Oblivious to Love: For the majority of the game, Alex was completely oblivious to Cody's deep respect, infatuation, and admiration for her. Or maybe she was just completely uninterested or just didn't care. Did Alex even realize how much Cody talked about Alex whenever she wasn't around him and wanting to align with her constantly?
  • Odd Friendship: Has one with Jason. Who would have thought that a Rodeo Cowboy would ever align with a nerdy, energetic and bubbly Gamer Girl?
  • Only Friend: Alex whines that Jason was her only friend in the house in Week 11- the only one she could really trust.
  • Outdoorsy Gal: In her bio, Alex states that she loves the outdoors and loves to go hiking. At the same time, she's also a Gamer Girl that loves playing video games.
  • One of the Boys: Has openly stated in her pre-season interview that she prefers the company of men and would align with men over women in the game.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: Said the wrong thing during a conversation with Elena that tipped her off to fishy business in the house. Alex goes on to make this statement when she in the Diary Room, acting out the gesture for real with her foot and surprising flexibility and pretending to insert it in her mouth.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Alex appears to be highly athletic and into fitness. She is into football and she's openly a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
  • Perky Female Minion: Alex is this for Paul. She is The Dragon for Paul and is one of his closest allies in the game. Alex is also an energetic, bubbly Genki Girl to Paul's savvy, wise Only Sane Man and therefore, they complement each other. She also has a strong Undying Loyalty to him.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: Alex is only 5 feet and 100 pounds yet she's also the strongest female competitor. She is not to be underestimated by anyone. Alex can rival the male houseguests competitive prowess.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Jason. Other than Paul and Kevin, Jason is her closest and most trustworthy ally in the game. Even Holly Dent is cool with it, and jokes Alex's bossy interactions with Jason are as though he was her show-wife.
  • Plucky Girl: Alex never backs down in fear. She can be seen as the brave underdog to Cody's threatening power position.
  • The Pollyanna: Alex is upbeat and optimistic by heart and she always tries to see the good side of things.
  • The Prankster: Alex is to this season what James was to his seasons. She hides herself in the most unsuspecting places because of how small she is (like a tall garbage bag or even the bathroom cabinet) and surprises her targets with a Cat Scare.
  • The Resenter: Nobody holds a grudge quite like Alex does in this season. Make her mad in any way, shape or form, and she berates you over... and over... and over... and over... It's like watching a tantrum that never ends, really.
  • Revenge: Alex, much like Da'Vonne from the previous season, turned her back on Paul and ultimately cast the one vote against him that ruined his chances at victory. What makes it so ironic is his betrayal of her was direct and it happened to be the one he was trying to do damage control on the hardest. And in doing this, she made Paul go into a full Villainous BSoD when he lost all over again, so it looks like she got her wish and then some.
  • Rogue Juror: In a way, she served to be the one person who directly lynched Paul at the end of the game when everybody seemed poised to vote for him as the majority, on the simple grounds that she refused to let him walk away with $500,000 after he openly backstabbed her. She personally made him rue the day he did this to her, because when she went up to cast her vote, she made a thinly-veiled comment that had Paul not betrayed her the way he did, she would have voted for him.
  • Sanity Slippage: In Week 11, once Alex realizes that she's going home and Paul is not going to use the POV to save her from the block, Alex starts to go nuts. She has an emotional breakdown, cursing at everyone in the house. She even goes on a 15 minute rant about how she hates everyone left in the house and that she's super bitter and upset that Paul played her and is going to choose Josh, Christmas and Kevin over Alex to take to the end. Alex takes a page out of Dominique's book and starts to isolate herself from everyone by reading the bible in her bed.
  • The Scrappy: Alex is easily one of the most hated houseguests of the season, She is ranked so low on the majority of all of the popularity polls, such as Jokers Updates Ratings. Much of the disdain that is thrown towards Alex from the audience is because she has shown to be a very unkind and nasty individual that likes to spread constant trash talk and vitriol about the other houseguests behind their backs. She is also an Entitled Bitch who comes off as a Spoiled Brat that feels that she's superior to everyone else and that she deserves to be there more than anyone else. Her attitude when she found out that she was going home made the fans opinion of her even worse. They felt that she was nothing more than a ultra petty and bitter person who couldn't get over the fact that she was outplayed and that she was too trusting and gullible and that because of it, it was her biggest downfall in the game. Alex couldn't acknowledged that she was responsible for her own demise yet instead chose to have a Never My Fault mentality by blaming Paul and everyone else for the fact that she was leaving. There's no doubt that out of a cast full of unlikeable houseguests (and there were many!), Alex registers as one of the most unlikeable and one of the more easier houseguests to hate.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Normally, Alex is seen wearing either casual or athletic clothing (she is a Tomboy after all), but she does look very girly and feminine when she dresses up, does her hair nicely, and wears makeup.
  • Shorttank: Alex is tomboyish but is also girly, feminine, and a Ms. Fanservice who wears tops that Bare Her Midriff and also wears Short Shorts.
  • Single Girl Seeks Most Popular Guy: Inverted in regards to Cody (Popular Guy) and Alex (Loner Girl). At the start of the game, Cody was the popular Big Man on Campus and the Jerk Jock who was The Leader of a large alliance that consisted of the "hot" or "popular" people including Cody himself, Jessica, Paul, Mark, Elena, Christmas, etc. However, despite being in the most powerful, dominant alliance, Cody had a strong admiration and respect for Alex, who's an Asian and Nerdy Genki Girl (with a strong side of Action Girl). Unlike Cody, Alex was considered to be an "outsider" along with Ramses, Josh, Jillian, Megan, Jason, and Kevin. Despite Alex's outsider status, Cody desired to be in an alliance with her and even went against his own alliance in order to protect her so that he could earn Alex's trust.
  • Sore Loser: The biggest one of all this season. Alex seems to be the type of person who never gives anyone a second chance once they've betrayed her trust. She brushes off Megan and Elena in this manner, but really goes into overdrive when Jason is sent packing. After being put up on the block and locked in for eviction, Alex spends the entirety of Week 11 pissing and moaning about how she didn't see it coming and resolving to shut down and stop talking to everybody even when they explained there was nothing personal about it. Because of this, she not only serves to keep herself on the block by being unreasonable, but she stops Josh and Paul from having any resolution with her and enacting any other game plans. Alex keeps on rebelling and refusing to be anybody's friend. She spends a long time in the backyard raging to herself as she plays with a hula hoop. At this point, she basically wants to make them feel bad for nominating her and spite them all the way to day she gets evicted. And then she put the final nail in Paul's coffin by flipping her vote to Josh for who would win.
  • Spanner in the Works: To Paul, who was paranoid she would beat him at the end of the game, so he betrayed her... but Alex had never made any moves against him till then. Alex then fully embraced this aspect by actually serving to kill Paul's victory when she voted for Josh and caused an upset 5-4.
  • Spoiled Brat: Whenever things don't go Alex's way, she acts like a sulky, petty brat. When Alex was saddled with the Camping Punishment in Week 7 after Elena had cursed her in the POV competition and took $5,000 away from her, Alex threw a temper tantrum in front of everyone and letting everyone know just how angry she was with Elena. And when she was sealed in for eviction on Week 11, she spent the remainder of her time ranting how she got played and stiffing anybody who tried to make conversation.
  • Sweet Tooth: Alex loves to eat candy and drink lots of Coke. It's probably why she has an abundance of energy.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: Alex is often seen wearing tank tops, sports bras or other athletic clothing. In addition, she also wears a lot of shorts.
  • Take That!: Her Goodbye Video to Jessica was a massive one, calling Jessica out for her mean spirited behavior, nonsensical vendetta against Alex, and trying to get Alex out constantly for no good reason.
  • Tiny Tyrannical Girl: Alex is only 5 ft but she comes off as slightly intimidating because she is feisty, dominant and aggressive in personality.
  • Tomboy: Although she's still feminine, Alex is slightly tomboyish in that she is highly athletic and loves to engage in playing video games. She also has somewhat of a dominant and aggressive personality.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to Jessica's Girly Girl. Alex has more of a tomboyish personality while Jessica has more of a girly and feminine personality.
  • Tomboyish Baseball Cap: Alex can be seen wearing a cap that reads PETTY on it. It's one of her trademark clothing along with her cat eared headband.
  • Tomboyish Name: Alex's actual full first name is Alexandra which is undoubtedly feminine and the feminine version of Alexander but she prefers to go by Alex, which is considered to be a unisex name.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Alex has a notably louder, deeper and raspier voice than the other women in the house.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Alex is a tomboy but she is also feminine as she wears dresses and wears makeup and has feminine pastimes and hobbies such as knitting, crocheting and baking.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Alex is by far and large considered to be one of the dumbest players to have ever made the final five, if not even played the entire game. She believed she's in control of the game, yet never seemed to put two and two together that Paul has been calling the shots, or that the target was never going. After Paul lied to her face that he wasn't going after her, she not only bought his obvious tie gambit, but used her second head of household during the double eviction to target Kevin, just because she hated him, and nominated Raven, because her vote to evict Jason. The fact that Christmas cast the tiebreaker vote didn't even cross her head. Alex fixated on evicting Kevin, to the point where she nominated him as a serious target, and was shocked when he didn't go home. She saw nothing wrong with this. Worse still, Kevin showed no indication of wanting to go after her. Alex adamantly believed Paul was taking her to the final two. Even when Paul didn't use the veto on her and that Christmas's other "ally" in the game (Josh) was head of household (thus would cast the deciding vote). She saw nothing wrong with that, and didn't even bring up the notion of evicting Kevin or Christmas (which would weaken Josh) or force a tie (Which would still get Kevin out). Alex admitted to following Paul without question, even after Jason was evicted. She repeatedly threw competitions because Paul told her to. With this level of incompetence, it's amazing she even made Jury! However, after all this, Alex did do one smart move: she flipped the jury vote by being the one person who did not let Paul win because she felt personally slighted by him while everyone else shook it off. She managed to redeem herself quite a bit in doing that, and the season itself in general, because she ensured it wasn't a Genre Blind mess like with Derrick and Season 16.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Alex LOVES her Coca-Cola (Coke).
  • Tsundere: Alex flip flops between Type A and Type B depending on who she's interacting with. Her default personality is normally snarky, sarcastic and aggressive but there are times where she is sweet, loving, and friendly. It depends on the person that she is interacting with. Most of her interactions with Cody emphasize her status as this trope.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: When Paul betrays her out in the open, Alex NEVER forgives him during the time she's a juror. She crushes his hopes of winning this season all by herself.
  • Unfortunate Name: Her last name is "Ow". Let's hope that Alex doesn't frequently physically injure people for them to say her first name and then say "ow" afterwards.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Has a major one when she is blindsided twice on Double Eviction night when first her main ally Jason is evicted and second, when the house decides to vote out Raven instead of Kevin. Girl is not aware of what's going on in the house.
    • Has a HUGE emotional breakdown in Week 11 when she realizes that she has been played the whole time and that she's finally going home. She loses it even more when she realizes that Josh, Christmas and Paul were all behind Jason going home on Double Eviction.
  • Waif-Fu: Alex is the smallest female houseguest but she is also the strongest female competitor in the game so far, a Cute Bruiser and a Pint-Sized Powerhouse rolled into one.
  • We Used to Be Friends: During the fight with Megan due to the misunderstanding about Jessica being racist. She also pulls this on Josh for putting her up on the block (but forgives him when she sees his goodbye video to her) and Paul for being responsible for this move and the removal of Jason, then herself, from the competition. It's this resentment that ultimately causes Alex to kill Paul's chances of winning the game, because it was her decision to flip her vote against him that made him one vote short of total, nigh-flawless victory.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Alex wears short shorts!
  • Womanchild: Alex has got to be one of the least mature people in the house. She acts like a teenager in high school with her mean girl persona. She talks like The Ditz and doesn't seem to have any sense of logic or maturity. Plus, this is a woman, who at the age of 28, wears cat ears and a cap that says "PETTY" on it.
  • Woman Scorned: If anyone fits the saying "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned!", then Alex is the poster child for it! Alex DID NOT take it well at all when she found out that she was going home in Week 11 and that Paul, the person that she trusted the most next to Jason, had betrayed her for Josh and Christmas. After finding out that Paul wasn't choosing to bring her to the Final 2 and was instead dragging Kevin, Josh and Christmas to the end with him, Alex reacted extremely bitterly and lashed out at every single person that tried to talk to her. Alex was so angry at Paul that she went on an angry, bitter tirade and rant at the camera outside for nearly half an hour. She constantly stated that she was extremely bitter because Paul betrayed her and how she hated everyone in the house because of what Paul did to her. Alex also lashed out at Josh because of Paul's betrayal and told him to stop crying in front of her and to get out of her space. When she was evicted, Alex was so bitter that she didn't even hug or say goodbye to anyone as she left the house. She then went on to say in her exit interview with Julie Chen that she was very bitter towards Paul because he played a shady game due to betraying her and not being the friend that she thought he was. Alex's bitterness ran so deep that she managed to be the one person who completely fucked over Paul at the final vote, because she chose Josh due to the fact he stabbed her from the front and not the back, and was still unwilling to be friends with Paul if he didn't admit this was part of the game.
  • Yandere: Alex had an obsessive Blind Obedience and Undying Loyalty to Paul. It extended from her obsessive admiration and Hero Worship of him. Alex was also extremely dependent on Paul in the game to the extent that she was even willing to cut Jason so that she could go to Final 2 with Paul like she wanted. She even stated that her Big Brother game was so dependent on Paul that she said that Paul was her one chance to get to the end and have a chance to win. Alex took her alliance with Paul so seriously that when she found out that he was not as loyal to her as she had thought, she became a serious Woman Scorned. She shed out at Paul and everyone in the house and remained extremely bitter during her last moments in the house. She ended up taking out her bitterness on Paul by turning the jury against him. She got her Revenge against Paul when in the Final 2, she casted her vote for Josh to win over Paul. That one vote that Paul lost in Alex could have been the major deciding factor in Paul winning $500,000. But because of how Alex was extremely bitter over Paul betraying her, she decided to violently lash out at Paul emotionally by acting scorned and not giving him her vote in the end. Talk about a Woman Scorned!
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Deconstructed and crossed with a Sadistic Choice. Paul loves working with Alex and enjoys being around her as a friend (when she's not in one of her moods), but concludes that he can't bring Alex to the end of the game because it will be just like the situation with Nicole that cost him the grand prize last season, but he is completely sorrowful in the act of having to orchestrate her eviction.

    Kevin Francis Schlehuber (Juror #08; Evicted HG #14) 

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Hometown: Boston, MA
Current Residence: Boston, MA
Born: Aug 07th, 1961
Age: 55/56 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Stay-at-Home Dad
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 3
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Prizes Won: $25,000 money temptation, $27 money temptation
Temptations Taken: Temptation Prize Money note ; Golden Chalice note , "Strangest Things" (Third Place), "Where Were You?" (Joint Fifth Place)
Temptation Punishments: Week 1 HOH Ineligibility note  + Surprise Consequence note  Golden Apple Curse note , POV Disqualification note 
Finished: 4th Place [8TH JUROR]
Evicted: 2-1 VS. JOSH
HOH Evicted Under: PAUL (Week 11, Day 86)
Voted For (As Juror): PAUL

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Initially, up to about the start of Week 7, before the jury became a concern. Nobody in the house dislikes, hates or is even targeting Kevin. Everyone likes him on a personal and game level in the house. Kevin is also popular outside of the house. He's often in the top spots on most of the favourite houseguest polls and shall he not make it to the end, he has a very high chance of winning America's Favorite Houseguest. To prove the point, at one point during Week 6, Kevin was regaling some of the houseguests about his time coaching T-Ball. Even Cody was laughing. However, as of Week 7 onwards, Kevin started currying favor with anybody who was slated to be voted into the jury, after having little to no interactions with some of these people up until them. Because he wasn't talking to these people as friends, but as his pity party, he steps on many toes for being a False Friend. The others realize Kevin is an opportunist and everyone in the house has turned on him and they no longer lie or trust him in the game due to the belief that they think he's untrustworthy, useless, shady and sketchy in his behavior. However, Alex calls everyone out on this in Week 9 and thereafter for being too trusting of him, and Josh also notices Kevin is befriending people right before they go to jury after not interacting with them on a personal level up until them. By Week 10, his approval rating has capsized.
  • 0% Approval Rating: Inverted. Kevin may be considered to be the Big Good of the season but he's become widely disliked by his fellow housemates. Kevin went from being universally loved, liked or respected by everyone in the house in the earlier part of the game to being hated behind his back by the other houseguests. As of Week 7 onwards, nobody seems to talk good things about him and every single person in the house wants Kevin gone. He's become the biggest target in the house after Cody but for no solid reason. Although Paul and Kevin were very close in the beginning, Paul has completely turned on Kevin, feeling that Kevin is "counterfeit" and that he's not a genuine person in any way. Alex has wanted Kevin out of the house with an undying passion because she feels that Kevin is targeting her and doesn't like her on a personal level (in which he doesn't). Josh doesn't trust Kevin at all because he feels that he has lied about everything in his life, has been dishonest and is very fake and not genuine. Christmas, although she had a friendship with Kevin throughout the game, doesn't trust Kevin because she feels that he comes across as very shady and dishonest. Jason may be the only houseguest that may like Kevin on personal level, but even he seems to distrust him on a game level and has contemplated getting him out of the house along with the other houseguests.
  • The Ace: Subverted. Originally, it seemed that Kevin was one of the better players in the game. He had a very excellent social game and a solid strategic game. The only aspect in the game that he was lacking was the competitive aspect. His social game was so strong that he got along with everyone in the house (even Cody and Jessica!) and nobody was actively targeting him. In addition, he also earned $25,000 after taking the temptation and nobody had known about it for weeks with the exception of Josh and Paul (and he had sworn both to secrecy). Come Week 7 onwards and Kevin's game starts to take a serious decline. His social game starts to suffer, he's deemed untrustworthy, sketchy and shady by the other houseguests, his secret about earning $25,000 is outed by Paul and spread around the house, all of the other houseguests believe that he's a liar and he's disloyal, he's constantly shunned and ostracized by the other houseguests, and he's become one of the main active targets in the house. Kevin was teflon at the beginning of the game but it all started to go downhill from there.
  • Action Dad: Subverted. He's the Team Dad of the season but he hasn't been actively competitively. He has been very good socially and strategically so that counts for something.
  • Action Survivor: Hasn't won any competitions, but his great social game and at times, his solid strategy, haven't made him a target with the other houseguests. In fact, his social game is so good that everyone in the house loves him and are not actively targeting him. He's already got $25,027 in the back. Kevin is surviving. And when he finally went up on the block for the first time during Double Eviction Vote, and it seemed like he was going to go home, just like with Josh, Paul pulled him aside and told him to keep cool, because the plan was to take out Jason that week. Even when Alex tried to go after Kevin again in vain, Paul and Christmas had basically free reign of the vote that night after Josh abstained from using the Power of Veto and killed two birds with one stone by also nailing Raven, one of their smaller targets who happened to go up that night as a pawn.
  • Adorkable: Kevin is very endearing and loveable, especially when he goes all Team Dad on the younger houseguests. His relationships with Paul, Josh, Jason, Christmas, and Alex in particular are very heartwarming. It also helps that he's a Cool Old Guy with a offbeat sense of fashion and style.
  • Adults Are Useless: Downplayed. Kevin was completely incompetent and useless when it came to protecting his younger allies. He may have been the oldest one in the house who played a paternal role towards the younger houseguests but he showed over and over again that he's The Load who contributed nothing of value to the houseguests. Christmas, Paul, and Alex have especially complained about how Kevin has never helped them in the game and that he just sits around and plays False Friend instead of winning things to secure his safety and the safety of his allies in the game. Because of his incompetence, the younger houseguests grew to both dislike him and distrust him.
  • A Father to His Men: He's the Team Dad of the season who plays a father figure or parental role to all of the younger houseguests in the house. Kevin serves as a mentor and a mediator if there's ever any issues that break out between anyone in the house. He's also the one who tries to give personal advice to others whenever they need it and he's the nicest and most affable person in the game who tries to befriend everyone.
  • Affably Evil: Kevin's a nice enough guy, just don't be in his cross-hairs. Shown when he evicts Ramses after telling him that he's welcome to his house after the game for Thanksgiving dinner. Even the other houseguests are questioning Kevin and whether or not he's really the sociable, friendly and affable guy that he really is or if he just put on the act for strategic purposes.
  • All-Loving Hero: Has a bond or connection with every houseguest, including Jessica and Cody. Kevin doesn't seem to downright dislike or hate anyone in the house on a personal level. He always remains affable and cordial towards everyone, which considering how much animosity there is between many other houseguests, is amazing.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Kevin is one of the nicest people in the house yet much to his oblivion, every single person, even those that are considered to be his allies, has talked crap about him behind his back. The others have made it their mission to make Kevin a huge target for no reason. They treat him like he's an outsider and that he's more sketchy than he really is. The other houseguests, mainly Paul, Alex, Jason, Christmas and Josh, constantly bad mouth Kevin and say that he's a liar and fake. They go as far as to say that nothing about Kevin and his life is real by saying that Kevin's age is fake, his family (how many kids he really has) is fake and his occupation is fake. Kevin is constantly bad mouthed daily behind his back and he's not even aware of it. Even though Kevin has been proven to be a loyal and genuinely nice person who treats everyone kindly in the house, people still constantly talk bad about him and he's treated with hatred, resentment and disgust by the others. When it comes out into the open by Week 11, he is giving the remaining four houseguests the silent treatment.
  • Ambiguously Evil: Since Kevin is a Wild Card in the game and has been so since the beginning, it's hard to tell whether he's really on the good side or the bad side. His outward persona makes him come across as the Big Good this season because he has been one of the most, if not the most, nicest houseguests. However, he doesn't have any loyalties to anyone in the game (with the exception of Paul as he's The Dragon to him) and he's managed to backstab those he's close with or befriended on a personal level (i.e. Ramses, Jessica, Cody, Jason, etc) and throw them to the wolves as if they are completely expendable to him. So while he gives off the impression that he's the nicest houseguest and the Big Good who wants harmony among everyone in the house, he also has a very manipulative, cutthroat and vicious side to him as well. His morality is a strong question mark because of his morally ambiguous behavior and actions. In regards to Kevin's Character Alignment, he started off as Lawful Good and eventually slid down Lawful Neutral and could now be considered Lawful Evil.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Kevin has a very optimistic and positive outlook on life. The advice that he gives the younger houseguests is to be happy and to take life as it comes to them. He also goes out of his way to be the mediator and strive for happiness, contentment and peace within the house. His outlook could be because he's the father figure of the house.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • Kevin and Alex don't get along at all and they don't like each other on a personal or game level. Kevin dislikes Alex because he feels that she is not a nice person and for the most part is very petty and unpleasant. He also doesn't like the fact that she is rude and constantly tries to make up stuff about him or talk bad about him behind his back. Alex doesn't like Kevin because she thinks that he's extremely untrustworthy, shady and dishonest. She goes out of her way to constantly bring Kevin up in order to bash him incessantly. In Week 9, she takes her dislike of Kevin further when she decides to hide Kevin's slop (while Kevin is a Have Not and starving to begin with) in the storage room. She also encourages people, such as Josh, to attack Kevin personally and make personal comments towards him. Although it's understandable why Alex may not like or trust him in the game, her complete Irrational Hatred of Kevin doesn't make sense.
    • Kevin has frequently complained about how much he dislikes Matt and by extension Raven. He thinks that they are both annoying and a waste of space as he feels they don't really contribute anything to the game. In Week 9, Kevin and Matt become even bigger enemies when they get into a huge fight. Kevin confronts Matt about talking shit about him behind his back and Matt doesn't take it too well when he questions if Kevin is threatening him. The two just don't like each other and never have since the beginning.
    • Following the discovery that Kevin is a False Friend and Josh is essentially embodying Paul's old characterization from 18 of emphasizing friendship with a hidden strategy waiting in the wing, he goes off on Kevin and it gets ugly fast. Josh also votes for Kevin as opposed to Raven when his allies gun for her instead, and is upset that he stayed in the house despite his allies claiming he needed to go. Josh also cannot stand how Kevin openly runs his mouth and the very sight of Kevin almost made him mad enough to sling an entire liter of coke across the room- if he doesn't have Paul and Christmas there to talk him out of doing it and remind him that Kevin is a stepping stone.
  • Audience Surrogate: Kevin seems to be the one houseguest who represents the audience. He says and thinks a lot of what the audience would. Kevin is a fan favorite because his views regarding a lot of things in the game are in alignment with the audience's views.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: His last name is Schlehuber. Try saying it three times fast. Sometimes the other housgeuets, commonly those who are closest to him on a personal level, reference or call Kevin "Schlehuber".
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Kevin is very, very anal-retentive when it comes to how he is dressed. It's always some manner of crisp sweater vests, cardigans, or suit jackets, and he actually needed some extra time to get his loafers back on after POV during Double Eviction Week #2 and was struggling for a while to get all dolled up just right. If anyone does anything, anything at all to the immaculate condition of his suits, he gets ultra crabby very quickly. When the house gets torn asunder for one particular Veto competition, Kevin is mad at the deplorable state everything is left in, including his clothes, which he thought were safe from harm as personal property, but evidently not, as they're all fair game in this particular competition.
  • Bad Liar: When Matt double-crossed Kevin by blabbing to everyone that he won the 25K, Kevin tried to pass it off as Matt spinning a big windy one and only served to incriminate himself further by showing his real colors to everybody and enraging Alex to the point she started targeting him. He claimed a shoe could beat her at the game (while he wasn't even wearing any shoes). That was the start of his real troubles, and the beginning of his end in the house.
  • Bait the Dog: Downplayed. Kevin spent the majority of the game befriending everyone and being highly sociable towards everyone. However it's revealed in the later weeks that it's questionable as to whether Kevin's sociable behavior is really genuine or if he was acting affable towards the other houseguests out of pure strategy. Many of the other houseguests find Kevin's behaviour shady and sketchy because they feel that he is a lot more manipulative and cutthroat than he seems to be. It's also revealed that although Kevin was nice to everyone in the house, he doesn't really have any loyalties to anyone in the game with maybe the exception of Paul and Jason. It's also interesting to note that since Jury has begun, Kevin has been befriending and acting affable towards every single targeted houseguest or any houseguest that is going to be evicted and go to the jury. He displayed this behavior with Cody, Elena, and Mark and now Jason. Therefore, it's understandable why others would question whether he's really the nice innocent Cool Old Guy that he has appeared to be since the beginning.
  • Being Good Sucks: Kevin's attempts to be one of the nicest and most mature person in the house are met with disgusting attitudes from everybody else (thinking he's faking the niceness), who are too conceited to realize Kevin is that nice in real life and are trying to find ways to knock him down.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Making personal attacks and threats doesn't make Kevin happy at all. He didn't take it lightly when Cody made a threat that he was going to physically beat up Josh outside of the house.
    • Do NOT make comments about Kevin's family. In Week 10, Josh started needling Kevin, who did his best to somewhat keep his cool, but when Josh brought up Kevin's children, Kevin erupted to the point where the production crew had to kill the live feed.
    • Don't mess with his clothes, especially suits. He got super pissed when he found the house in shambles after the hide-and-go-seek POV, discovering his clothes on the floor.
    • Don't call him a "floater". Kevin will play the age card and tout his seniority over the house that he is the most experienced and a great social player, and notes the final five as a whole have also won no physical competitions like him, only brain games, and he won the first competition (the money temptation), which is all that matters.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Quite possibly the biggest sleeper threat in the group because he's very good at hiding his motives. Even if you're his friend, he won't hesitate to evict you if it gets him farther in the game. Ramses and Cody found that out the hard way.
  • Big Good: Kevin is by far the kindest and nicest houseguest of the season. He's treated everyone in the house with respect on personal and game level. He's often the one trying to play mediator whenever things get out of hand among everyone. Kevin is also the one giving personal advice to all of the younger houseguests. Kevin is an All-Loving Hero who plays the father figure role, therefore, it makes sense that he's a decent, nice, and respectful person to everyone, even those he's not personally close with.
  • The Big Guy: Kevin has stated that he's 6'3" and as a result, he's one of the tallest houseguests of the season. He rivals the heights of Mark (6'5"), Jason (6'5") and Josh (6'4"). However, it could be considered to be subverted in his case as he's not a competitor or a bruiser.
  • Born Lucky: Kevin has won $25,000 and has managed to get away with keeping a secret for a long time. He also has an impeccable social game which has prevented him from becoming a big target in the house. On top of it, Kevin has never been nominated eight weeks in the game. Even more so, when he was forced to throw the first HOH as a consequence for taking the $25,000, he happened to be disqualified anyway when his teammate Josh took the Golden Apple, allowing Kevin to avoid making this duplicity public and even causing Ramses to be suspected of throwing the competition instead because he was already untrustworthy as is.
  • Breakout Character: Kevin has always been one of the most popular houseguests of the season. He's found himself on the top of all of the favorite houseguest polls. If he doesn't make it to the Final 2, it's a very high probability that he could win the America's Favorite Houseguest prize or at least be in the Top 3 of houseguests to win it. Considering that he's one of the nicest houseguests in the house who has played the game in the cleanest way possible, this is no surprise.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Kevin has an excellent social game and he's reasonably good at strategy, but he hasn't been that good at pulling his weight competitively. Some of his allies have complained that Kevin hasn't contributed much to the group because he hasn't won an HOH or POV.
  • Broken Pedestal:
    • For at least one Twitter fan. When his duplicitous nature was revealed, their live tweet read, "Nooo, Kevin! WHY!?"
    • To Jessica, who adored him from day one. When he had that vicious hash-slinging fight with Josh in the house, Jessica remarked in one of her post-eviction livestreams that she was very heartbroken by what Kevin said and would pull him aside after the game and have a very intense heart-to-heart with him.
  • Brutal Honesty: Kevin may be a nice guy and all, but he drops truth bombs quite a bit. He won't hesitate to tell the truth about what he thinks and he doesn't care who it may offend at times. Although Kevin is one of the nicest people in the house, there's no doubt that if you cross him in any way, then he will fight back with being brutally blunt and honest, sometimes with the intention to hurt if he's the one that's being attacked. When it comes to his opinions about some of the other houseguests, especially the ones that he doesn't like on a personal level, he's been nothing but honest and frank. But it should be noted that despite his frankness, he's not the type to be overly blunt about how he feels about something or someone to their face. Instead, he's more likely to be frank and brutally honest about someone or something when he's saying it behind their back to someone else.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Kevin simply cannot keep his mouth shut especially when he should. He always ruins or exposes blindsides. For example, Kevin ended up letting Jessica know that instead of Josh going home, the rest of the house were planning to blindside her and Cody by voting out Ramses instead. Jessica ended up getting extremely paranoid which somewhat ruined the blindside. Also in Week 10 after Jason and Alex were nominated against each other, Kevin told Jason that he would have to win the POV to ensure his safety, because if not, he would be going home. He also added that whoever doesn't win the Veto between himself and Alex would be the one that is getting sent home.
  • Can't Catch Up: Kevin came to the conclusion that he wasn't going to win any competitions and would fall behind everyone else, so he decided to ride along with Paul as far as he could go, contented with the fact he won the very first competition in the season. Justified, because Kevin is a 55-year-old who turns 56 in the house, and not a very driven competitor (he's more casual) like most.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: A milder example. He wears cling wrap to bed... and combs his hair with his SPITTLE-LADEN TOOTHBRUSH.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Kevin swears a lot. He is from New England after all.
  • The Conscience: Since the beginning, Kevin has always bee the Team Dad figure of the house. He would therefore serves as a Morality Pet for the younger houseguests na would keep the younger houseguests in check when he feels that they are behaving badly. Kevin often goes into dad mode when the younger houseguests start acting unfavorably and he's the moral compass of the house. It's part of what makes him the Big Good of the season.
  • The Confidant: Serves as the Team Dad and parental figure for the entire house and he's often the one that many of the younger houseguests turn to for advice about personal related things.
  • Cool Loser: Kevin is a Cool Old Guy who's fun loving, hip, and friendly. But does everyone in the house treat him kindly or nicely? The answer is no. in fact, despite him being a nice and charismatic guy who is willing to befriend everyone, people still do nothing but put him down and talk badly about him behind his back. One would think that a guy like Kevin would be the most popular, loved and well respected person in the house as he's done nothing but treat everyone with kindness and respect (even those who don't even deserve it), but it turns out that everyone has a dislike for him. Paul has pretended to be friends with Kevin to his face but in reality, he's been plotting to get rid of him for weeks despite the both of them being in an alliance since the beginning. Alex, for some strange reason, has an Irrational Hatred towards Kevin that cannot be understood or explained. She has bullied him, talked trash about him endlessly and unnecessarily picked on him to get under his skin. She had made her main mission to try to target him and get him out of the house even though Kevin has done nothing to warrant her hostility in the first place. Christmas has personally attacked Kevin and trash talked him endless on top of the fact that she's also wanted him out for no reason. Which is interesting because Kevin has been nothing but nice to Christmas and has been a loyal friend to her especially when she was going through such a difficult situation with her broken foot. Instead, she has constantly talked about how much she can't stand Kevin and how she doesn't trust him because she thinks that he is disloyal and shady. Josh has also talked about how much he doesn't like Kevin because he thinks that he's a shady flip flopper who has no loyalty to anyone in the game. The only people that had any kind of like for Kevin were Jessica and maybe Cody. Everyone else treated Kevin like he was a leper, which makes no sense because out of a house filled with such unpleasant personalities, Kevin was one of the nicest people and the most tolerable and not even a threat to begin with.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's 55 and can generally hold his own against the other houseguests. Not to mention he's incredibly nice.
  • Cursed with Awesome: So far, he's won $25,000 and a $27 bonus for taking temptations even though they had consequences attached. He doesn't seem to mind the fact brought Paul into the game, and most of the rest of the house is cool with it.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Can be very humorous, snarky and sarcastic. In fact, it's often been noted that Kevin is one of the funniest people in the house because of his sarcastic sense of humour.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Oh yes he diiiid! He gave an astounded three middle fingers to the Zingbot because he saw no reason to just sit there and worship a giant robot, let alone just stand there and take insults from one, and Mark even joked that Kevin had mob connections, and if he found his car keys, they might have found Zingbot at the bottom of the ocean.
  • The Dragon: For Paul. Since the start of the game, Kevin has been one of Paul's strongest allies in the game. Despite being a Wild Card, he's very loyal to Paul and does everything that Paul asks or wants him to do. Not to mention that game aside, they also have a very close personal bond and relationship in the house.
    • Co-Dragons: With the rest of the house, including Jason, Alex, Josh, Christmas, Matt and Raven, for the Big Bad Paul. Although Kevin is a Wild Card game wise, his loyalties towards Paul have never really been questionable. Kevin hasn't pulled his weight in terms of competitions, but he adds value to Paul's game because he's a solid number for Paul when it comes to voting out people. He's also useful to Paul because he's a potential pawn that he can use to try to get bigger targets that Paul wants out on the block.
    • The Creon: Downplayed. Kevin may be the oldest houseguest of the season, but he in no way is the actual leader of the house. In fact, Paul is not only the Big Bad but he's also The Leader who controls everything that is happening in terms of the game. Kevin, despite being the oldest, doesn't seem to desire taking over the leader role from Paul and in fact, chooses to be loyal to Paul no matter what. He's perfectly fine being led by Paul and Paul making the decisions for him (as well as the other houseguests in the house). Kevin has also never been given the opportunity to take the leader role from Kevin since game wise, Kevin has never been any position of power to do so.
    • Devour the Dragon: Paul has actually been secretly targeting Kevin for a few weeks now even though Kevin is oblivious to this fact. Kevin still believes that Paul is completely loyal to him and he has no idea that Paul has been plotting Kevin's demise and has been one of Paul's active targets for weeks now. Paul started to turn on Kevin when he started to display strange and sketchy behavior which made Paul feel like Kevin was disloyal, unreliable and untrustworthy. In fact, Paul has been orchestrating Kevin's demise by his own hand so much that he managed to spill to the other houseguests that it was actually Kevin and not Ramses who won the $25,000 at the beginning of the game. It will be interesting to see Kevin's reaction when he learns the truth about Paul turning on him and plotting his eventually demise and it may be too late before Kevin realizes what is going on since he has such blind loyalty to Paul. Eventually, we learn Kevin was aware of this all along and expecting to be cut loose sooner rather than later, but he was alright with it.
    • Noble Top Enforcer: Kevin is significantly nicer than Paul. Paul is more cutthroat and ruthless in his approach in the game while Kevin is more affable and down to earth in his approach. In many ways, he's way more moral and upstanding than Paul. While Paul is willing to resort to some pretty nasty and dirty tactics in order to get farther in the game, Kevin isn't willing to go to the same lengths that Paul is. Kevin doesn't seem to be into using intimidation and bullying tactics in the same way that Paul is. In fact, Kevin has even managed to tell Paul in a subtle manner that he isn't always a fan of the behavior and actions that Paul takes in the game and he's also frequently called out other houseguests for poor behavior and attitudes. Out of many houseguests who are either cruel, manipulative or unlikeable, Kevin is by far one of the nicest despite his loyalties being to Paul.
    • The Starscream: Subverted. Kevin has talked about turning on Paul sometime in the game in the past, but now it seems as though he his loyalties 100% lie with Paul and Jason. Now his loyalty is firmly in Paul's court as he hasn't gone out of his way to talk game with any other people besides Paul and Jason.
    • Villainous Friendship: Not only is Kevin close with Paul on a game level, he's also close with him on a personal level. Since the start of the game, Paul and Kevin have a very close bond and have a father-son relationship. Kevin frequently looks out for Paul like a son while Paul views Kevin as somewhat of a father figure in the house. They constantly give each other advice about personal things as well as game related things and they are incredibly supportive of one another.
  • Dark and Troubled Past:
    • Kevin's father was arrested for fraudulent schemes and Kevin's house was seized as collateral to pay off the debts. Kevin does not like mentioning that to anybody and only tells Jason because the two are real honest-to-goodness friends, and felt powerless watching his children cry when it happened. However, he got a new house and ended up with his dream bathtub, which only took him 55 years to get.
    • Kevin once evaded a gunfight inside of a church.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Kevin has commented that he doesn't always feel as if the younger houseguests give him and credit or any respect in the game. He believes that they take him for granted and that he has nothing to offer in the way of game related things. Kevin confessed to Paul that he's tired of everyone thinking that he was dragged to the end and that he didn't get to where he is through his own merit. He also thinks that the way some of the younger houseguests, such as Alex, treats him is incredibly rude and unfair, especially when he hasn't done anything to them. Kevin points out that Alex has repeatedly shown disrespect towards him and has treated him unfairly when he's never done a personal or mean thing to her for him to be met with such a chilly reception from Alex. Even though Kevin only notices that Alex is the one that is rude to him and constantly bad mouths him, he's completely oblivious and unaware of the fact that basically the entire house has been disrespecting him and talking badly about him behind his back. Despite being the oldest houseguest this season, the other houseguests don't seem to understand that fact or take that into perspective. Instead, they still choose to mistreat him and treat him as if he's the house outcast. Kevin feels as if nobody acknowledges that he's been playing the game in his own way, even if he hasn't been as visibly competitive a many of the other people. It seemed that at the end of the day, all that Kevin wanted was respect but unfortunately for him, he never got it.
  • Extreme Doormat: Kevin lets all of the other houseguests talk badly about him and treat him like crap. He's so much of an oblivious doormat that he didn't even realize that every single person in the house was plotting against him to get him out of the game. People can constantly mistreat him and he doesn't stand up for himself. Alex, for example, has bullied Kevin and treated him terribly yet he refuses to say anything about it to her face or to tell her to stop her bad behaviour and attitude towards him. Instead of facing Alex and complaining to her about how she treats him, he just chooses to complain about Alex's attitude behind her back and how badly she treats him to other houseguests. There may be a part of Kevin that feels that if he confronts Alex, he may become an even bigger target because he knows how confrontational and Hot-Blooded Alex already is. In addition, Kevin also lets Paul dictate and control him when it comes to the game. Paul has isolated Kevin from talking to other people and socializing in general. Paul has Kevin on a leash and everything that Kevin did in the game was dictated and controlled by Paul. Fans just desperately wanted Kevin to refuse to be treated like he's some obedient dog that should always listen to Paul and stand up to him and do what he wants to do in the game. Fan also complained that Kevin really had no spine when it came to standing up to the other younger houseguests. As a result of Kevin coming off as the house's punching bag for everyone to talk badly about or place the blame on for everything bad that happened, Kevin came off as weak and the younger houseguests looked like they were resorting to Elder Abuse by constantly picking on Kevin with Kevin never fighting back.
  • Doting Parent: Kevin constantly talked about how proud he is of his children. He believes that all of his kids turned out great and he doesn't have anything negative to say about them. Comes with being a Family Man and a Good Parents who thinks the world of his children. And in reverse, his kids thinks just as highly of him.
  • False Friend: Kevin pretends to be affable with people to win their sympathy votes. His loyalties are none. It's probably why many of the houseguests didn't trust Kevin at all: they felt that when he was being nice to them, it was fake. Kevin's lack of loyalty to anyone in the game caused everyone to feel suspicious towards him and not want to trust him. And it proved to be a Fatal Flaw in his game.
  • Family Man: Kevin is married and has seven children- six daughters and one son. If the live feeds are anything to go by, Kevin deeply loves and cares for his family. At one point, he was shown to have a minor breakdown over being homesick and missing his family. He is also only playing the game for the sake of his family, showing no selfish motives for the money aside from power grabs every time cash prizes are offered as temptaions (because he actually desperately needs the money.)
  • Family Values Villain: Kevin is veering into villain territory in the later weeks. However, that doesn't stop Kevin from having strong morals and values, especially when it comes to being overprotective of his kids and his family. If his kids or family are ever brought up anytime in the game, you best believe that Kevin will become an Overprotective Dad and a Papa Wolf who defends his kids and his family.
  • Fatal Flaw:
    • Hair-Trigger Temper: Although Kevin is generally a nice and even tempered individual, it's a very unwise ideas to even think of pissing him off and getting him angry. When Josh got into a blow up with Kevin in Week 10, the fight got extremely ugly between the two of them. Josh ended up personally attacking Kevin by bringing up his family and his kids, which caused Kevin to blow his top and become irrationally angry. He even threatened Josh that he would take him down in a fight outside of the house. Kevin was so angry and the fight escalated so much that production had to cut the live feeds for half an hour. If anything would result in the demise of Kevin or shorten his longevity in this game, it's his ability to blow up and get angry, especially when he's provoked.
    • Dirty Coward: Kevin has been trying to fly under the radar since the beginning of the game. He's tried to stay away from fights and confrontation because he doesn't want to place any targets on his back. Kevin is a bit cowardly when it comes to admitting what he's doing in the game. He has no problem with lying to people about whether they are a target of his or whether he's going to vote them out or not. Such as in the case of Ramses, someone that Kevin was personally close to. Ramses had asked Kevin if he was going to vote to keep him and out of fear that Ramses would stay, he lied to him because he didn't want to be his target and come off as if he were betraying him. Many of the other houseguests have found Kevin's behavior sketchy due to his cowardly behavior and they feel that he can never own up to his game moves out of fear of being found out and making a target for himself. Even when he clearly knows something's going on, he refuses to tell them. He did this to Jason in Week 11 when Kevin was on the block against Jason and secretly knew that Jason was the real target but decided to play cowardly and not tell him the truth. Jason ended up completely blindsided because of his eviction. Kevin telling the Jason the truth about his oncoming demise could have spared Jason a lot of emotional distraught.
    • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Kevin seems to have no loyalty to anyone in the house. The only true loyalty he has to anyone is himself. He's such a Wild Card he can act friendly and affable towards other houseguests but then have no issue with throwing them to the wolves if it will benefit him and his game. He has consistently lied to and betrayed numerous people that he was on friendly terms with such as Ramses, Jillian, Jessica, and Cody. He also had the habit of befriending every single houseguest that was going to be evicted and become a jury member and then turning around and voting them out afterwards. He did this for strategic reasons so that he could potentially gain their jury vote shall he make it to the end. But he had zero loyalty to any of them. Other then himself, it seems the only other person in the house that he has any kind of loyalty to is Paul and he's even thought about backstabbing him down the road.
    • Incompetence: Kevin is basically walking furniture in the game. But not just any furniture- the kind that people try to haul around, manages to slip out of their fingers, and lands on their toes. He hasn't really been pulling his weight in regards to contributions to Paul's alliance. He's nothing more than a vote that is used to get out all of Paul's wanted targets. Despite having a decent social game, he's clueless about the game when it comes to strategy. And he's very incompetent and useless in competitions because he's never won either an HOH or a POV competition to guarantee safety for himself or his allies. Other houseguests have made frequent complaints that Kevin doesn't contribute anything of value to the alliance and because of it, they want him out of the house. They think that Kevin is also throwing competitions because he doesn't want to nominate people and place a target on himself and he just wants to be dragged to the end by everyone else.
    • Extreme Doormat: Kevin seems to have a habit of letting all of the much younger houseguests use and abuse him and treat him terribly. Alex continues to bash Kevin and treat him in a horrible manner (and he knows this) yet he does nothing to stand up to her or call her out on her poor treatment towards him. He continues to let it happen instead of calling Alex out. Alex is frequently rude to him and he just sits by and takes it. Also, Kevin tends to let Paul dictate to him about what he should and shouldn't do in the game. He lets Paul call all of the shots even if it means asking Kevin to isolate himself and stay away from the other houseguests so that he doesn't communicate with them. Paul acts very bossy and controlling to Kevin and many fans question why Kevin just lets Paul act this way or treat him in such a manner. Kevin is an Extreme Doormat to people and the much younger houseguests think that they can walk all over Kevin simply because he's the oldest houseguest of the season.
  • Flipping the Bird: Kevin has the honor of being the first houseguest to flip off the Zingbot, and then following up with two middle fingers.
  • Four Is Death: Kevin was evicted by a sole vote casted by Christmas and he finished in 4th place.
  • Good Parents: Kevin is a Family Man and he has a very close relationship with his children. He's so attached to his family that he becomes incredibly homesick during the game when he actually has a breakdown because he misses his family so much. According to his children's comments on social media, they have nothing but good things to say about their father and they look up to him and admire him for being such a good father and a very kind and loving person.
  • Graceful Loser: Kevin took his eviction extremely well and went out in a very classy manner unlike Cody, Jason and Alex who were all a Sore Loser and left the house very bitter. Something tells us that Kevin should seriously tell the rest of the jurors, especially the ones that are bitter, that they need to get over themselves and realize that it's only a game!
  • Halfway Plot Switch: Subverted; Kevin planned to take charge halfway into the game and become the next big controller of the game. Except he's TOO LAZY TO DO IT.
  • Happily Married: Kevin is married and has seven children. The only other houseguest who is married other than Kevin is Jason.
  • The Heart: By far the nicest houseguest of the season and he always tries to serve as a mediator for everyone, especially whenever there happens to be tension between the other houseguests. It comes with being the Team Dad and parental/father figure role of the season.
  • Hollywood New England: Kevin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts. His distinct Bostonian accent is a dead give away.
  • Hot-Blooded: Normally, Kevin is very even tempered. However, if he gets angry, he can get fired up easily and once he does, watch out! During Week 9, when Josh chose to call out Kevin for his behavior, Kevin erupted like a volcano when Josh decided to get personal by bringing up his family and his kids. It got so intense that production had to tell Kevin to tone down his aggressive behavior.
  • House Husband: According to his bio, Kevin is a stay at home dad which means that his job is taking care of his children and his family. It's uncertain what his occupation was before or if he ever did have an actual job. It's assumed that since Kevin is the stay at home father who takes care of the family, he's probably highly domesticated and most likely does all of the cooking and cleaning in the house, and that it's his wife who has the job and is the breadwinner of the house.
  • Hunk: Despite being the oldest male houseguest of the season, he's still very attractive and physically fit. As seen when he poses as Poseidon during the Power of Veto competition he hosts (which incidentally led to his BB comics alter-ego being the Mer-Man), he is ripped and has cool body art to go with the abs. When he was much younger, he was Mr. Massachusetts in '86.
  • I Gave My Word: Kevin will swear by his brother or even his children that his word is true. If it is doubted, expect him to be furious.
  • Irony: Kevin is a friend of Derrick Lavasseur (from Big Brother 16), also known as the puppet master and the one controlling everything that happened on his season along with having numerous loyal followers, and he ended up becoming one of Paul's minions and loyal followers in the game.
  • Informed Attribute: Kevin constantly says that he's had surgery on his wrist as an excuse for losing endurance comps, especially ones requiring everybody to hang onto an object, but the houseguests aren't buying the word of a weasel. Paul in particular would like to see if Kevin has any telltale scars to prove it.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With every single houseguest, especially Alex, Paul, Jessica and Ramses. Kevin plays the role of Team Dad to all of the younger houseguests and has a bond of some sorts with all of them. He likes Ramses to the point of inviting him over for Thanksgiving dinner, and likes Jessica because they're both born-and-raised Bostonians.
  • Joisey: Kevin has a very distinct Jersey (in all actuality, it's Bostonian) accent. It's very present in the way he says "starfish" during the POV competition he hosts in Week 1. Ironically he's actually from Boston.
  • Leitmotif: Sicilian mafia music, a la The Godfather. Alternatively, corny ballpark music.
  • The Load: Seen as this for the latter half of the game. Kevin is arguably the single worst competitor in the entire house since he got there, as he has done nothing but throw challenges and lose them by especially wide margins. In fact, Paul and Christmas saw Raven as a bigger competitive threat than Kevin and took her out over him when given the opportunity, which is really making a huge statement about how much his competitive side sucks.
  • The Mafia: Played with but never clearly linked to Kevin. A lot of the houseguests note how he looks like the kind of guy who would be involved with the mob because he dresses sharp and is in suits even during the hottest days of the summer, and is constantly talking about crazy and sketchy events from his past.
  • Meta Guy: Kevin seems to be the only person who is able to separate real life from the game. He wonders why people are so quick to worship Zingbot, how come everybody had to mess up his clothes for a Veto competition when they knew they were sacred to him, and why everyone is so bent out of shape over being used by Paul when he willingly let himself be used by Paul with the satisfaction of winning $25,000.
  • Morality Pet: For many of the younger houseguests including Paul, Josh, Christmas, Cody and Jessica. Whenever all of them become too aggressive or ruthless in the approach in the game, Kevin is always there to remind them to not get too personal and to realize that they are merely playing a game. He also tries to get everyone to act cordial with each other so that no fighting happens and there can be as much harmony and peace in the house as possibly. It's the biggest reason he's the Team Dad and the Big Good of the season.
  • Motor Mouth: Once he gets going, he simply cannot stop himself from blabbing. Kevin is especially talkative if it's something that he's highly passionate about. He rivals Paul with regards to how much and how fast he talks. No wonder the two of them were such close friends and allies in the game; they were both blabber mouths!
  • Nice Guy: One of the nicest people in the house. As long as you don't turn the heat on him. However, it's later on downplayed as although he's a nice guy most of the time, it's really not a wise decision to betray him, lie to him or cross him in any way, as he's more than shown he has a pretty nasty side to his personality when he's pissed off. Just to put it into bigger perspective, in the wake of a VERY bitter jury, Kevin is the only one with nothing bad/hateful to say about his fellow housemates.
  • Noble Demon: Kevin is quite the Wild Card and he can be manipulative and ruthless if he feels that it will benefit him somehow in the game. But he's still a decent person regardless of the way that he plays the game and he won't resort to extremely dirty tactics to progress himself further in the game.
  • No-Damage Run: For the first nine weeks, Kevin is the only houseguest who hasn't been put up on the block at any given time. Ironically, he's lost every challenge so far, too. Alex is trying to remedy the first part of this via a backdoor strategy, thinking he deserves to go up, but Jason got cold feet when he tried to pull it off, and Kevin could tell someone "put a bug in his ear" when Jason noted Kevin never going up on the block made him look suspicious, so he should be a "pawn" at least once.
    • Four Is Death: After Jason's second HOH reign came to an end, Kevin went from never being on the block to always being on the block, 4 times in one week, and the last time finished his game, much like how Matt went out. But Kevin at the very least has something to show for his time in the house (money!) while Matt ate his one and only reward and that was that.
  • Non-Action Guy: In regards to competitions, Kevin is non existent. He didn't win a single competition this season yet he made it all the way to the Final 4. Many of the his allies complained that Kevin was completely incompetent in the competition aspect of the game and they were surprised at how incapable he was of winning competitions, considering that he's an active and athletic person. There were constant complaints about Kevin not pulling his weight for his own safety and the safety of his allies. Kevin relied more on his social game and to a lesser extent, his strategic game. His allies, namely Paul, ended up being the ones to win the competitions to secure Kevin's safety.
  • Older Sidekick: To Paul. Kevin has been one of Paul's closest allies in the game. They also have a close personal relationship and bond as well as a close game related relationship. in many ways, Kevin has served as a father figure to Paul (as well as the other houseguests).
  • Only Sane Man: Calls out the other houseguests for seemingly being more worried about finding showmances than playing the game.
    • Hypocrite: Yet the reason he voted for Ramses was Paul voted for him (whom he brought into the game in the first place by taking the money temptation), and he seems to be unwilling to consider whether or not Paul is dangerous. This was before he bonded with Ramses, however. And he plays both sides of the house, so working with Paul is on the table.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Kevin comes off as wily and frightening during bedroom meetings, but he never does anything to draw attention to himself outside his trusty hiding place. Which stops after five weeks; he planned to start making big moves around Week 5 or 6. However, by Week 9, Alex and Jason have wisened up to Kevin's ploys and are noticing he's coasting along doing nothing but sniping money for himself. Neither one wants him around anymore because Alex saw him chatting with Cody and Jason's mantra is that if you want to ride with winners, you'd better win, too.
  • Out of Focus: Given that Paul, Jessica, and Cody took up 90% of the screentime, it's hard to believe he was even in the house until week 7. He also has no Diary Room comments for the POV competition with Bobby Moynihan (which, suspiciously, also happens to earmark the first time he's put up on the block). Taken a step further when even the live feeds have nothing remarkable to offer regarding Kevin because he's being so antisocial that they can't show him doing anything noteworthy. Kevin in general is purposefully avoiding the spotlight as one of the final five houseguests because none of the others are too keen on his presence and he's now forced into becoming The Aloner just like Cody was before him.
  • Papa Wolf: Don't you dare mess with the Schleuber family. Kevin will kill to protect them if he has to.
  • Parents in Distress: Kevin may have been the Team Dad and the father role of the house, but he was often relying on the younger houseguests to protect him and save his ass whenever necessary. Kevin was extremely useless in regards to winning competitions and securing his own safety, so Kevin's "kids" (using a metaphorical example for the younger houseguests) had to be the ones to get Kevin out of sticky situations if he ever found himself in them.
  • Playing the Victim Card: Discussed. Josh notices Kevin has a suspicious habit of getting all buddy-buddy with doomed houseguests prior to their evictions and telling them how much he's been screwed over to gain their sympathy on the jury. Kevin has been doing that so many times it gets everyone's attention, while he believes he's done nothing wrong by playing the game strategically- though there is a mighty flaw in it. Is he forgetting that the jury has unsolicited access to the episodes in the Jury House and can see he's behaving all two-faced?
  • Poke the Poodle: Dressing him up as a grape cluster as host of a POV competition.
  • Rage Breaking Point: Josh assaulting his honor of his word and his family made Kevin angry enough to forget about the game and howl at him until Josh broke down in tears. Kevin later reflected that he can't yell at people at this game, because it took two whole days for the incident to blow over while he retreated from the rest of the house, and ever since, people have been at his throat and he's gone from never being up on the block to being up on the block three times consecutively in the short span of five days.
  • Real Men Dont Cry: Kevin comes from a place where crying shows weakness, and he had to stick his head in the freezer to stop himself from tearing up when he started missing his family, because he wouldn't be able to come home to face his friends if he was seen crying on national TV.
  • Reality Show Genre Blindness: Justified; Kevin is a total newbie to the series, even unaware of his buddy Derrick's run. Despite being a close friend of Derrick from Season 16, he seems to be happily playing the puppet to Paul like the entire house did for Derrick. Kevin is also the equivalent of a walk-on because he notes he wasn't going to audition for the show until convinced by the rest of his family to (and possibly Derrick himself), and is virtually foreign to the world of Big Brother, with no knowledge of past competitors. He doesn't even know if anybody his age has come as far as he has in the game, which is irrefutable proof he has no clue who "Evel" Dick Donato is- the winner of BB 8 who was also a father like him, around his age at the time he played the game, and one of the most legendary and infamous players to ever grace the game.
  • Refuge in Audacity: He flipped off Zingbot twice and refused to bow to him.
  • Running Gag: Almost nightly, Kevin goes to the parlor and gives the audience and his family a check-in by himself, and regales a lot of funny things or homespun wisdom (like how his slipper is a useful analogy to the game). By Week 11, one of his last journals to us, he's preparing to say goodbye if he does go home, telling us he plans to wear a brown suit to eviction night (no, not for the reason you may think), naming off his love for his wife and all seven of his kids, a bunch of his friends and family, and ready to be done with the house, as they're not letting him cut his hair and he's forgotten what time it is.
  • The Scapegoat: Attempted at one point, though badly. Kevin has occasionally gone renegade with his votes and his alliances, which makes Alex decide he's not to be trusted. As such, in Week 10, Alex and Jason try to target Kevin by making it look like he cast a rogue vote for Matt, only both Alex and Jason manage to screw it up by casting one too many votes and blabbing too much to him, respectively. Alex is forced to regroup and resort to backdooring him, knowing Kevin would go nuts if he was put on the block beforehand. He still did when Josh called him out on talking to eviction targets before they go to jury, so the damage was inflicted in a whole different way.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: As seen on the live feeds. That's to be expected concerning where he was born and raised. Doesn't make him any less likable, however.
  • Sore Loser: Averted big time when he's evicted, especially in comparison to how some of the other houseguests went out this season. Kevin could seriously give lessons on how to make a graceful exit.
  • The Storyteller: Kevin's told some pretty interesting tales in the house.
  • Team Dad: By virtue of being the oldest and probably the most reasonably sane houseguest. And more literally in the case of Ramses, who he treats like he were his own son.
  • Technologically Blind Elders: Refers to cosplay as "cockplay", and emojis as "mojos". Also, instead of going to a gym, he uses a homespun solution to getting in shape by putting cling wrap on his chest before going to bed, which scares Paul because it might be pressing on Kevin's organs.
    • While he knows what Facebook and Instagram are, he refers to selfies as "onesie." His rationale being, you only take one at a time.
  • The Tell: When Kevin swore by his kids' names he wasn't lying about casting a rogue vote, Josh made him do the same for not taking the $25K, and he wouldn't do it and got defensive. It basically exposed him as a rat.
  • Token Good Teammate: Of Paul's alliance. Though it's implied he intends to turn on Paul eventually, which would make him The Starscream.
  • Tranquil Fury: Kevin tried to be a nice guy to everybody in the house, but he hit his limit after learning the only people left in the house where the ones talking shit about him. After being badmouthed behind closed doors all this time and people showing their true colors at the Veto meeting where he went up on the block for the first time as a backdoor nomination, Kevin realized his fellow houseguests were toying with him this whole time and tolerating him at best, only waiting for a moment to strike in the most sordid way possible... and Kevin spent a long time seething in the backyard, doing several laps, cursing to himself, and breathing heavily and making his mic flood with a full minute's worth of scary panting. Paul went outside to go check on him and told him his plan to flip the vote, which saved Kevin from going out of the house angry out of gratitude for Paul extending his stay in the game (even if Kevin knew he probably wouldn't make it to the end.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Threw the Veto at final five... when he was on the block. Big Brother 101 says never ever do that.
    • Revealed at the final four that he was following Paul's word the entire game.
  • Unpopular Popular Character: The house seems to hate him. Meanwhile he, Cody, Ramses, and Jessica are the only ones the viewers seem to like. In fact, he was well-liked the entire season - Cody, Jessica, Mark, and Ramses (the only others) didn't become liked until much later.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: When he took the $25,000 Money Temptation, besides having to throw the first HOH, he didn't know what the second consequence would be, just that there would be one. Because the temptation he took sent Paul into the game, everything bad that has happened since his arrival (Paul taking over, Cody enacting a plot to get Paul out of the game and becoming hated for it when it backfires, Jessica suffering grief from the house for sticking with Cody, the whole house flipping out come Week 5, the evictions of Jillian, Ramses, Cody, and Jessica) is tied to Kevin.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Well, what do you expect from a lifelong tough-and-rumble Bostonian? He's gotten into the swing of removing his shirt at leisure (and once even strategically), showing off a beautifully toned body with lots of ink on display. It's also how he chooses to sleep at bedtime because he likes to apply a Saran wrap coating around his abs to keep them constantly clenched and expedite their muscular growth.
  • Weasel Words: He claims everybody back in Boston is a man of their word like him... you sure about that? Can we get Derrick to corroborate that statement, or somebody bigger than an empty generalization of the Boston populace from just your point of view?
  • Wild Card: Subverted - he seemed to be this way, but Manipulative Editing showed that he was following Paul's words to the dot. Perhaps the only time he did play this was when he told Jessica that Ramses was going to be evicted.
  • Zonk: He thought he could get lucky taking a second money temptation... it was a measly $27 buckaroos. But added to his already lovely sum of $25,000, it's just a little bonus change in his pockets.
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    Christmas Joye Abbott (Juror #09; Evicted HG #15) 

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Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Current Residence: Raleigh, VA
Born: Dec 20th, 1981
Age: 35 (age at time of competition)
Occupation: Fitness Superstar
Number Of HOH Wins: 2
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 2
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 1
Temptations Taken: Ring of Replacement note 
Prizes/Punishments Taken: Tandem Skydive (Chosen by Paul to be stuck together with him for 48-hours note  at all times while wearing tandem skydive equipment); Final Three Dinner note ; Pop TV Gifts note 
Finished: 3rd Place [9TH AND FINAL JUROR]
Evicted: 1-0 VS. PAUL (Decided By Josh)
HOH Evicted Under: JOSH (Week 12, Day 92)
Voted For (As Juror): PAUL

  • 13 Is Unlucky: She had her foot broken on Day 13. And this injury has caused her extreme distress both in terms of her life in the real world (her career as a cross fit athlete is over) and in the game (she lacks the ability to compete in physical competitions). Christmas broke a dramatic 10 bones in her foot. Her broken foot ended up being a major obstacle in her ability to play the game to her full potential. She even had to leave the house on a temporary basis so that she could have surgery on her foot, which would lock Christmas out of the loop of what was going on in the house. The only way that she had any kind of mobility while in the house was relying on crutches and a scooter. In regards to her safety while in the house, she had to completely depend on her allies such as Josh and Paul to keep her safe from possible eviction or nomination. She didn't have the ability to fight for her own safety and her alliance and that killed her inside that she couldn't use her athletic abilities to earn immunity for herself.
  • The Ace: Subverted. It was originally expected that Christmas would be the strongest and most invincible female in the house this season because of her athletic background. Fans believed that she would be the strongest competitor and that she would be on the same level as the male houseguests. Unfortunately for her, breaking her foot rendered her a Broken Ace. Saddled with such a horrible injury, she was no longer able to showcase her athletic abilities in competitions. She felt incredibly useless because of it, which in turn, caused Christmas to feel a host of negative emotions such as sadness and anger.
  • Action Girl: She's downplaying it, but Christmas could certainly kick-ass in a competition when the time comes. Playing shuffleboard for HOH, she almost won and did much better than everyone else, but her last shot was a dud (ironically, Jason of all people beat her – the guy who unwittingly put her in a cast). After that, she really did win for a change. Later on, she picks up on the competitiveness as she wins 2 HOH's, although her wins are questionable because they were both thrown to her. She has managed to come in second in many HOH competitions, so that exposes her as capable of winning and being competitive.
  • Action Survivor: At first, it seemed as though Christmas wasn't going to live up to her Action Girl potential because she got a serious injury to her foot. But she has proven the opposite as she's managed to be strong in other aspects of the game such as socially and strategically. She does eventually become more of an Action Girl later on when she starts to get used to her injury.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Paul frequently calls her "Christmas Joye". Everyone else, on the other hand, simply calls her Christmas. This means that Paul and Christmas' relationship is special in some ways and that there is a lot of affection between the two.
  • Agony of the Feet: Got a foot broken just two weeks into the game! Unfortunately for her, her broken foot has become a major hindrance to her ability to compete, especially physically. But she hasn't let her broken foot stop her from trying to stay in the game and get as far as she can.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: In a house full of many villains and bad guys, Christmas can be described as the lesser of evils especially in comparison to people like Alex, Paul, Cody, Jessica and even Josh at one point. Christmas can be super petty and catty but she's not an extremely horrible person although she can get pretty vile and nasty when she's angry. For the most part, Christmas is decent but like everyone else, she has her bad side. it's just that her bad side isn't nearly as bad or horrible as some of the other players in the house.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Inverted. Christmas may be muscular, athletic and an Action Girl, but it seems that the type of men that she finds herself attracted to are the complete opposite of her. Her real life fiancé isn't athletic at all. And her attraction to Paul, who is smaller and less muscular than she is (he's still not completely scrawny though).
  • Aloof Big Sister: Downplayed. Sometimes she comes across as being this towards Josh. Her attitude comes off as aloof and distant towards Josh but in reality, she actually cares about Josh and his well being and has a Big Sister Instinct attitude towards him. Christmas appears aloof and distant from Josh only when she is angry at him until eventually, she will end up exploding on him. It could also be because Christmas sometimes finds Josh's behavior in the game to be frustrating to deal with and she wants to distance herself from him. And other times, she may appear to be aloof towards Josh because she's trying her hardest to not lose her temper or lose her control towards him.
  • Alpha Bitch: She fits the Type 1 category. With Alex leaving in Week 11 and Christmas being the last woman standing, it's safe to say that she's become the final de facto bitch of the entire season. Christmas started off as a nice person and was more of a Lovable Alpha Bitch (a Nice Girl who had her bitchy, catty moments), but eventually, she became meaner in personality and her true colors came to shine. She's extremely confrontational and argumentative and she's been in fights with different houseguests. She's personally attacked Mark, Cody, Jessica and Dominique all at different times and hasn't felt any guilt or remorse for her attitude. Christmas insulted Cody and his military status, saying that he's an embarrassment and a disgrace to the military. She has repeatedly trash talked and insulted Jessica behind her back by calling her names even though she tried to pretend that she was nice and friendly to her. Christmas has yelled at Mark in front of the house and has called him a disloyal and dishonest person simply because Mark's game plans didn't match up with hers. Even though Josh is one of her closest allies, she treats him like crap and acts like The Bully or Big Sister Bully towards him. Whenever Josh doesn't do what she wants or act the way she wants him to act, Christmas intimidates him through force or yelling. Josh has been visibly intimidated and scared overtime Christmas confronts him when she's mad at him to the extent that he backs away from her and flinches in fear. She's also repeatedly trashed Raven behind her back such as making fun of her stories and her illness and saying that she doesn't deserve any sympathy because of how she constantly plays victim (which may be true but it was still a highly unsympathetic and insensitive thing to say about someone). The only person that she hasn't mistreat in the house is Paul and that's because she has a strong soft spot for him. Overall, Christmas was originally thought to be a nice, affable person who was kind, caring and compassionate. But as time went on, Christmas became more and more mean and vicious in personality and she's not the person that she appeared to be at first. Whoever thought that nice, friendly, kind, compassionate Christmas would finish the season earning the title of the season's BIGGEST BITCH as one of her accomplishments?
  • Always Save The Boy: She's developed this mentality with Paul. Christmas has become a bodyguard for Paul and she's extremely overprotective of him. She's willing to go to extreme lengths to keep Paul safe even if she has to sacrifice her own game to do it. She has a very strong Undying Loyalty to Paul considering that she says that she would throw away her game for Paul (and Josh) if it ever came time for her to do that. Many fans speculate that Christmas is always so overprotective of Paul because she has a strong soft spot for him and also has a deep affection for him. When Josh, Paul and Christmas were discussing nominations in Week 11 after Josh won HOH and the possibility of Paul going on the block was talked about, Christmas told Josh that if either Alex or Kevin were to win POV, she wants Josh to put her on the block instead of Paul. Christmas said this because she knows that Paul is a bigger target and she didn't want to risk him going home so she was willing to risk herself going on the block so that Paul wouldn't have to.
  • Amazon Chaser: Christmas is an Amazonian Beauty who is incredibly built and muscular for a female. But because of her muscular physique, Christmas has said that many men have been intimidated by her and are afraid to date her because they may find her physical strength to be too much for them. Christmas has admitted that men may find women that are muscular and active like her to be too intimidating for them because a lot of men don't like women who may have bigger muscles or more athleticism than they do. However, this isn't always 100% of the case as there have been plenty of male fans of Big Brother who find Christmas to be a Ms. Fanservice because she is an Action Girl who is muscular and athletic. Guys like Cody, on the other hand, have said that they find women who physically look like Christmas to be unappealing and masculine, which is very strange for him considering that Cody was an Amazon Chaser since he was drawn to Alex who was an authentic Action Girl.
  • Amazonian Beauty: Christmas is very muscular and toned. And she doesn't seem to have a problem showing of her toned and ripped body in revealing clothing. However, despite many men finding her muscular body attractive, there's also some men that find her muscular physique masculine and unattractive. Although there are plenty members of the opposite sex that find Christmas' body appealing, Christmas herself had admitted that there have been men that have been intimidated in dating her because she is physically strong and may have bigger muscles than they do.
  • Ambiguously Bi: At the start of the season, Christmas had a sexually ambiguous relationship with Elena. They were a little too close for comfort at times, such as when the two of them had no problem hugging each other, touching each other (sometimes intimately and erotically), or cuddling with each other in bed. Their interactions led fans to believe there was some serious Les Yay going on between the two which fuelled some fans to ship them together romantically. However, it's apparent that she also loves men as she had a ex-fiance named Gregory (who she broke up with) and she has openly admitted to having a crush/romantic feelings for Paul.
  • Ambiguous Disorder. Subverted. Christmas admitted on the live feeds that she suffers from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). It's uncertain if she still takes medication (anti depressants) for her depression. But she has said that she battled depression in the past so she is possibly not suffering from it currently.
  • Anti-Hero <-> Anti-Villain: Christmas is a cross between the two depending on her actions. For the most part, she leans more Anti-Hero since she's a generally Nice Girl who conducts a lot of morally ambiguous actions in the game. She also has a vicious and nasty side to her personality and she can be quite ruthless and cut throat towards those she dislikes or those who are her enemies. However, she can also cross into Anti-Villain territory, because she's also The Dragon to Paul. As the seasons progressed, she has become significantly darker and ruthless. One could argue that Christmas started out as a Anti-Hero but has morphed into more of an Anti-Villain in the later weeks of the game. In regards to her Character Alignment, she has gone from being Neutral Good to either Lawful Neutral and Chaotic Neutral to shades of Lawful Evil as of the later weeks.
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Christmas lives by the philosophy that someone should never cling to what is bothering them and they should never let anything negative bring them down. She also believes that life can be hard and terrible at times, but that nobody should dwell on it. Everyone has the chance to make something with their life no matter what. Even though Christmas broke her foot, she didn't choose to sit around and mope about it. Instead, she chose to stay in the game and fight because she doesn't believe in giving up. Despite having a serious injury that proved to be a huge obstacle for Christmas during the entire game, did anyone really ever hear her complain about how much her injury brought her down? Christmas chose to accept her injury and have fun in the game anyways.
  • Arch-Enemy:
    • As of Week 7, Christmas and Mark are up in arms with each other and she's resorted to name-calling at him. Even before they had their huge fight or blow up during that week, Christmas and Mark still had a very tumultuous and rocky relationship in the house. Christmas has made her disdain of Mark very clear for a while but the fight emphasized that she dislikes Mark because she finds him to be too much of a flip flopper, dishonest and disloyal. She was also mad at him because she had an inkling that Mark had an idea about Cody putting Christmas on the block in Week 1. Despite being enemies, however, she and Mark manages to tone down their rivalry and Christmas even ends up shedding some tears when she named Mark as the replacement nominee, knowing that he would be the next one evicted and going to jury.
    • Christmas grew to dislike Dominique because she came off as shady and dishonest. Dominique was admittedly throwing Christmas under the bus to other houseguests during the week that she was on the block. Christmas disliked Dominique because she was extremely disloyal and she was also lying about targeting her. She was also mad that Dominique was throwing her name around that she was the one to keep Cody in the house while she was in the hospital having surgery (in which she did). Christmas also felt that Dominique was a very unreliable ally especially when Christmas wasn't there to defend herself.
    • Cody is probably Christmas' biggest enemy in the game. Much of her disdain of Cody comes from the fact that he betrayed her and the entire alliance that they were both a part of in Week 1. Cody managed to backstab Christmas as well as blindside her when he chose to backdoor first Paul and then Christmas afterwards. Christmas was extremely betrayed and angered at Cody for his actions, but Cody didn't show any remorse for what he did. This caused Christmas' anger towards Cody to increase dramatically over the course of the game and she never forgave him for going through with that action of putting her on the block in Week 1. Game aside, she has also said that she doesn't like Cody on a personal level because she finds him to be an unpleasant person to be around. She says that he's anti social, rude, aggressive and a bully and for that reason, she doesn't have any respect for him at all. It doesn't help that Cody spent a lot of the game antagonizing and bullying Josh as well as targeting Paul, two of her closest allies in the game.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Christmas didn't start off as arrogant and smug but as time went on, she became more and more arrogant. She felt that she was superior to the other houseguests and she would constantly insult the others and talk down to them. Her common targets were Cody, Jessica, Mark, Kevin, Alex, Raven and surprisingly, Josh. Christmas has a superiority complex and she believes that because she has broken her foot and has managed to make as far as she has in the game, she deserves to be there over all of the other people in the house. Christmas also thinks that she's the strongest and athletic woman in the house because she's in fitness and athletics for a living. Christmas is petty and bitter towards Alex because Alex has proven to be a stronger competitor than Christmas and Christmas is threatened by Alex's athleticism and competition prowess. It's the biggest reason why Christmas has wanted Alex out of the house for a long time.
  • Awful Truth: Christmas learns the awful truth about her injury when she is told by the doctors that she wouldn't be able to compete in any physical competitions while participating in the game. She also learned that this injury would not only affect her in the game but would also translate to her real world and that her career as a cross fit athlete is over. When she learns this truth, she has a major breakdown in front of the entire house after she comes back from her surgery.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Christmas is named after the Christmas holiday. Plus her middle name is "Joye". If you say her first name and her last name, it becomes "Christmas Joy". It's obvious that Christmas was given her name because she was born five days before Christmas (December 20th). Even Paul lampshaded how cool her name was when he talked to the live feeders one the very first day that the live feeds had come on.
  • Axe-Crazy: When Christmas is set off and gets really angry, she comes off as crazy, unstable and psychotic. She becomes almost unrecognizable because normally, Christmas is very calm, cool and collected. It's seriously a really unwise idea to think of getting her angry because she can fly off the handle very quick and when she does, her anger is fierce and ferocious. When she's really pissed off, she looks like she's about to murder someone!
  • Back in the Saddle: Zig-Zagged. Christmas keeps having to miss the competition for surgery. There are several times throughout the game when Christmas is either forced to sit out challenges because she can't move around with her cast or finds it much more difficult to get through them because her injury hurts. She chose to sit out the second Temptation Competition when everyone else accepted it, which was a good call because it was a timed comp and her injury would have been a liability. It isn't until the end of Week 9 that Christmas is finally out of her cast (but still wearing a leg brace that needs to be protected from exposure to the rain) and able to start participating in competitions without being forced to sit out.
  • Badass Armfold: Sometimes Christmas is fond of crossing her arms. This is a common posture for those who are athletic and Christmas is one of the most athletic people in the house. She also crosses her arms when she is angry or irritated about something and she wants to appear more tough and intimidating.
  • Badass Boast: Christmas won't hesitate to call out people when they act stupidly. She doesn't have any problem with threatening people and using intimidation to get her way. She doesn't care who she is calling out or threatening either. Christmas has confronted and called out Cody of all people and she has done it with a smile on her face. Because of Christmas' toughness, even Cody commented that Christmas thinks "she's a dude".
  • Badass in Distress: Christmas' foot was broken accidentally when she and Jason were rough housing with each other. Her injury ended up putting a halt to her career and held her back in regards to competing in the competitions that would help to ensure her safety. As a result of her broken foot, Christmas is not able to be effective in most of the physical competitions and has to rely on her other allies such as Paul, Josh, Alex, and Jason to keep her safe. By the last few weeks of the game, Christmas is no longer in a cast and now only has a bandage on the part of her foot that got operated on. She doesn't have to use her medical scooter, but is still confined to a boot that she can take off at rest.
  • Bait the Dog: Christmas appeared to be a nice girl for the most part and she was originally beloved by the audience. However, her true colors came out and she showed that she does have a very nasty, catty and petty side to her personality. It's surprising to see that Christmas, who was once thought of to be the nicest and kindest houseguests in the game, later turned out to be completely mean and nasty with time. Much of the dramatic and negative change in her personality had much to do with her Undying Loyalty to Paul and how much influence he had on her personality. Christmas was willing to reach out to everyone in the house and extended kindness and compassion, but as time went on and she became more and more corrupted by Paul and his manipulations, she started to deviate away from everyone and started to only care about herself, Paul and Josh. She also took party to much of the bullying in the house. She bullied Cody and personally attacked him by saying that he was a disgraceful marine and that she had no respect for him despite serving the country. And she was also a bit of a bully towards Josh. She constantly mistreated him and yelled at him when he didn't do what she wanted. She became more and more of an Alpha Bitch with time and by the season's end, she was barely recognizable to the person that she started the season as. As a result of the extreme negative changes in both her personality and her behavior in the game, her popularity outside of the house has dramatically declined and there isn't as much support for her that there used to be at the start of the game or pre season.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Christmas had such a strong loyalty and devotion to Paul because he was the one person who was responsible for her staying in the game in the first week. This was at a time when nobody had any kind of loyalty to her yet Paul was the one who stuck his neck out on the line for her and kept her in the game by getting the entire house to flip the votes and keep Christmas in the game over Jillian, which ultimately blindsided Jessica and Cody. Christmas came to see Paul as her Knight in Shining Armor ever since then, especially after Christmas had broken her foot. Christmas had realized that instead of just picking Christmas off simply because she couldn't compete like everyone else and give Paul any kind of immunity by winning competitions, he decided to stay loyal to her and protect her in the game regardless of her disability. Paul's kindness towards Christmas was also what led to Christmas developing romantic feelings for him towards the end of the season.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Towards the end of the season, Christmas starts to fear that her behavior has been inappropriate or unfavorable to the fans. She has a fear that she may be perceived negatively on the outside and that her fans or followers may have changed their perception or opinion of her because of the negative way that she has acted throughout the game. Christmas also says that she hopes that she's not being portrayed as a villain or a character that is a bully. Unfortunately for her, Christmas had not realized how far she had descended to The Dark Side and she was even oblivious to some of her bad behavior.
  • Beneath the Mask: Christmas appears to be a tough cookie who's the Ice Queen and isn't easily affected by anything. However, that's a facade. Christmas is actually an emotional mess and lets her emotions dictate her actions. Nobody would expect a tough girl that looks like Christmas to be such a sensitive and overly emotional person who really does take everything to heart. She also appears to be such a calm, cool and collected Nice Girl, but underneath that calm facade, she has a Hair-Trigger Temper and she is Hot-Blooded. She loses her cool fast and when she does, she comes across as borderline Ax-Crazy and Cute and Psycho. Nobody would expect that side of her to come out which makes it a whole lot more intimidating when she does let that vicious temper show.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Backstabbing or betrayal is a BIG no-no for Christmas. She doesn't take betrayal very lightly and she will get revenge against those who have chosen to betray her. Betraying her trust, bring dishonest and being disloyal are also things that offend Christmas and get her very upset.
    • She isn't too keen on the idea of people having sex in the Big Brother house and putting it all out there on National TV.
    • Don't walk away from her during a tense conversation or try to order her around like some pimp. Christmas tore Josh a new one for doing just that, and it was terrifying. Christmas has no love to spare if someone pulls a "fuckboy move" on her.
    • Questioning Paul's loyalty sets Christmas off. Paul is her closest ally in the game and she has repeatedly gotten on Josh for doubting Paul's intentions and loyalty to their group or alliance. Even the slightest attempt of Josh trying to question Paul's motives in the game gets Christmas fired up to the point where she will avoid conversation with Josh altogether.
  • Beta Bitch: She's been playing this role to Alex's Alpha Bitch in the later weeks. Since Jessica has left the game, Alex has morphed into the alpha bitch of the house. Christmas often resorts to talking trash about the other houseguests with Alex with Kevin being the main target of it all.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: While usually very kind and compassionate, Christmas played a key role in the house ganging up on and attacking Cody and Jessica for their actions and was a very active participant in what essentially amounted to bullying other houseguests. And she finalized the sequence of events that got Jessica evicted. In the Jury House, Cody and Elena lampshade how he was right all along that she needed to go out of the game at the outset because they watch how she's quickly become a fledgling chessmaster who is easily taking out competitors left and right and managing to hold on through playing up her incredible social game despite an impaired physical game due to her injury. And when Josh starts questioning her in any way or form, she doesn't just get shitty with him- she goes full-on passive-aggressive bitch, accusing him off acting like a "fuckboy" (very coarse term for a "playa") and tearing down his resolve to think for himself.
  • Big Bad: Downplayed. With Cody gone, Christmas has taken over the role as the main villain of the house. However, despite her upraise in villain status, she's nothing more than The Dragon to Paul as she's aligned with him and she is his subordinate.
  • The Big Girl: Subverted. Christmas isn't overly tall in terms of height, but she is very big boned and muscular in terms of her body type. Going by her body type and her athleticism, it's assumed that she is the physically strongest and toughest female houseguest of the season. Christmas is also extremely athletic and a bruiser. However, she subverts this simply because she didn't get a chance to showcase her athleticism and her competitiveness because she got such a horrible injury to her foot. If Christmas wasn't physically injured, there's no doubt that Christmas would have been the strongest female competitor this season and would have probably beaten out Alex in terms of winning competitions.
  • Big Sister Bully: To Josh. Whenever Josh acts out of line, doesn't do what she likes, or goes against her and Paul in any way, Christmas acts very aggressive and intimidating towards Josh. She'll yell at him, talk down to him, and guilt trip him into doing what she wants him to do and out of fear of being targeted by her, he'll act like an Extreme Doormat and let her walk all over him. Fans have frequently made comments on social media websites that they hate the way that Christmas treats Josh and they find her behavior and attitude towards him to be rather abusive and aggressive.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Seems to have this kind of relationship with Elena, Mark, Paul and Josh. She has a bond with all of them on both a game and personal level. Christmas also displays protective behaviour towards all of them especially when they find themselves having game related or personal issues. She's also highly encouraging and willingly gives advice to them whenever they need it.
  • Big Sister Mentor: Again, to Josh. Since the start, Christmas has been there for Josh on a personal else. She has been the one to keep an overly emotional and impulsive Josh in check. Whenever Josh acts out of hand, Christmas will often be the one to call him out on his unruly and inappropriate behavior. Josh has toned down his erratic and over the top behavior mainly because of Christmas' influence. Looking at the dynamic between Christmas and Josh, it appears as though Christmas has a Big Sister Instinct and even Mama Bear instinct towards Josh. Christmas plays a mentor and big sister role to Josh, who in turn, acts like a younger brother to Christmas. Christmas is the one to always give Josh personal advice and game related advice whenever he needs someone to talk to or turn to. However, even though Christmas has a very close sibling type of relationship with Josh and she's always been there for him since the start, she can also become somewhat of a Big Sister Bully in the aggressive, forceful and authoritarian way that she treats Josh. If Josh acts out of line or doesn't do what she says or does something that she doesn't approve of, Christmas can be borderline abusive towards Josh mostly because she curses at him, yells at him, and talks down to him like he's incompetent or incapable.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It appeared as if Christmas was a Nice Girl that was friendly, caring, compassionate and kind. But with time, she revealed her nasty true colors. She showed how bitchy, mean, and catty she could really be. She morphed into a major Alpha Bitch and at the end of the season, she proved to be the season's biggest bitch of all. Christmas showed that she was nice to Josh for the majority of the game as she served as a Big Sister Mentor to him who was constantly there for him as emotional support when he was acting erratic. But Christmas eventually becomes more controlling and abusive towards Josh. She starts to display a Big Sister Bully attitude towards him when Josh doesn't do what Christmas wants of him. The change in Christmas' behaviour could be a Freudian Excuse because she endured tragedy by breaking her foot. But it doesn't dismiss the fact that she was very mean unnecessarily throughout the game.
  • Bittersweet Ending: She went out of the game in third place after spending the summer with a broken foot but got a book published and appeared beside Harry Connick Jr. on his talk show, finally free of her cast.
  • Blood Knight: Downplayed. Christmas loves to be physically active and she is very athletic. She is The Determinator and is highly competitive. Unfortunately for her, the injury to her foot caused her to sit on the bench in regards to engaging in physical competitions and she didn't have the opportunity to be as active as she wanted. Christmas not being able to show off her competitive side probably contributed to her severe mood swings and her irritability.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Since the start of the game, Paul had spent all of the time protecting Christmas and trying to keep her safe. In the first week, Paul saved Christmas when he flipped the votes to keep her and evict Jillian instead. Ever since then, Paul has been protecting Christmas especially ever since she broke her foot and became invalid because of her injury. With time, Christmas developed a huge crush on Paul. She even admitted having romantic feelings for Paul when she was alone in private. Her feelings for Paul manifested through fierce Undying Loyalty for Paul and an overprotective Mama Bear attitude regarding anything to do with Paul. Post-Season, Christmas admitted in an interview that she is romantically interested in Paul and would be open to having a romantic relationship with him outside of the house. Unfortunately, it's uncertain or unlikely that Paul reciprocates Christmas' romantic feelings and he most likely only sees Christmas as a friend.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Despite the fact that Paul is the most dangerous player and the most competent and badass, Christmas has become extremely overprotective of Paul. She's so desperate to protect him that she has become a Clingy Jealous Girl and a Violently Protective Girlfriend figure for him. Christmas is so protective of Paul that any inclination of anyone trying to come after him or target him will result in her becoming extremely angered and irritated. She has even yelled at Josh for questioning Paul's loyalty and motives.
  • Born Unlucky: Christmas got a poison apple and thrown up on the block at the start of the game, then Cody chose her just because he couldn't pick Paul for the block, then she got her foot broke and had to have surgery and then had to sit out about half the competitions she's in and forced to lose until she gets out of her cast and in a medical boot and putter around on a medical scooter and crutches, and then learned her best friend's dog passed on from stomach cancer during the game when she won her second HOH... Poor Christmas!!!
  • Brainless Beauty: Subverted. Christmas is an Amazonian Beauty and a Ms. Fanservice who is physically attractive and appealing. However, despite her attractiveness, she's actually rather smart and intuitive. She also has a reasonably strong strategic game and has rather good game instincts.
  • Brawn Hilda: In all actuality, Christmas is more of an Amazonian Beauty as there are plenty of men who find Christmas' muscular and ripped body attractive, appealing and beautiful. However, there are also guys like Cody who has referred to Christmas as a "she-male" and a "dude" because he thinks that she is way too muscular and mannish looking. Cody has gone as far as to say that he finds Christmas' muscles and physique masculine and unattractive. He's also compared her to a transvestite at one point on the live feeds. Cody probably finds Christmas being muscular and built a turn off because he hates women that have bigger muscles than him.
  • Breakout Character: Subverted. Christmas was originally one of the most popular and well liked houseguests pre season and during the beginning of the game. However, her popularity has taken a nosedive and she's now one of the least popular houseguests. She's consistently at the bottom of all of the Big Brother popularity rankings or polls, such as Jokers Updates Ratings or Big Brother Daily Rankings. Interestingly enough, Christmas used to be at the top (or at least in the Top 3 or Top 5) of all of the BB19 Houseguest popularity rankings, ratings or polls. But since she has aligned with the Big Bad Paul and has become a much more aggressive and mean person under his influence, her popularity declined severely and it never fully recovered.
  • Break the Cutie: First, Cody betrays Christmas and puts her on the block with the intention of sending her out the door simply because she happens to be Paul's closest friend and ally. Later on in the same week that she is nominated, she breaks her foot which requires her to leave the game temporarily in order for her to have surgery on it. Once she has surgery and comes back to the game, she has an emotional breakdown when she reveals that it would take a full year for her foot to heal but that she would end up having arthritis in her foot which would necessitate another surgery to alleviate the arthritis. She also was told that her career as a cross fit athlete was over forever. It seemed that in the first couple of weeks, Christmas had everything go wrong for her. However, she did manage to have some semblance of being able to play the game in other ways even though she was unfit to compete in competitions that she wanted to.
  • Broken Ace: Christmas is physically attractive, smart, athletic, and is generally a good person (despite her flaws). But underneath she has a Dark and Troubled Past as well as a lot of emotional issues. According to Christmas, she used to live a very hard life in which she indulged in heavy drinking, smoking and even taking hard drugs. She eventually cleaned up her life by getting involved with fitness even starting that fitness is what ultimately saved her life and stopped her from living a very destructive lifestyle. She also visibly has many emotional issues and is rather emotionally and mentally unstable. Christmas even admitted that she suffered from Depression in the past and that she had to be on medication to help alleviate her symptoms for her mental illness. She is incredibly insecure underneath her tough girl persona which is why she doesn't seem to handle anyone criticizing her in any way.
  • Broken Bird: Christmas goes through a serious struggle in the game when she breaks her foot and realizes that her injury is going to be a major hindrance to her in the real world and in the game. She sheds Broken Tears in front of the house realizing that she won't get to compete effectively against everyone else. Out of all of the houseguests, Christmas has struggled the most and she has had to rely on her allies to keep her safe and in the game since she can't compete to save herself and her allies. In many ways, Christmas has even complained about how she feels like she is a burden to her allies because she can't contribute to the alliance the way that she wants to. Christmas also fears that if she made it to the end, the jury will criticize her hardcore for being dragged to the end by her alliance, in particular Josh and Paul who have been able and capable all season.
  • Broken Tears: A saddening moment of harsh reality resulted in Christmas breaking down in bitter tears- having to tell the housemates that her foot injury is crippling and that she will need surgery further down the road to prevent the onset of arthritis. Specifically, when asked if she will get the full use of her foot back and is forced to say no, Christmas starts weeping uncontrollably and is soon surrounded by people who want to comfort her and even hugged by Dominique. Then there's her eviction. She resigned to take third place the day before the live finale, and made no attempt to defend her case to Josh to stay in the game. And then when Josh inevitably voted her out, she, Josh, and Paul hugged it out, but as she left the house, Christmas cried and cried and cried because of how sad she was to know she had lost control over her fate in the game by failing to win the second part of the final HOH Competition.
  • Bruiser with a Soft Center: Christmas is The Big Girl, very muscular and athletic and is the strongest and toughest female of the season. But she's a softy on the inside, it's easy to get her upset or make her cry. When Christmas broke her foot, she shed many Broken Tears after she realized that she was going to be seriously hindered in the game and that her life outside of the house would dramatically change because she wouldn't have the same mobility that she had before. She also has a breakdown during her second HOH week when she breaks down crying alone in her HOH room because she was feeling sentimental about her upcoming wedding day that she was supposed to be having with her ex-fiance Gregory. And finally, she was crying Tender Tears when she was evicted at the Final 3, knowing that she was one step away from making it to the end and possibly winning the big money. But one of her closest allies Josh ended up cutting her instead of taking her to the Final 2. Christmas may appear all tough and aggressive on the surface, but she's very emotional, sensitive and can easily get her feelings hurt.
  • Brutal Honesty: Christmas is very honest and frank and is not afraid to say what's exactly on her mind. She is very emotional, expressive and opinionated.
  • The Bully: Downplayed. Sometimes when Christmas gets angry or frustrated at Josh, she comes off as extra mean and aggressive towards him. Whenever Josh goes against Christmas' advice or her wishes, she ends up yelling at him and acting very forceful towards him. Sometimes Josh comes off as an Extreme Doormat to Christmas (and Paul) and he lets the both of them treat him like dirt and walk all over him.
  • Bully Hunter: Downplayed. Christmas doesn't use physical force or violence against bullies or intimidators, but she does use passive aggressive insults and mean comments to mess with bullies on a psychological or emotional level. When Cody was bullying Josh and Paul during the game, Christmas decided to strike back at Cody by insulting his military career and his personal life by saying that he was a disgrace to the military. In Week 7, she also humiliated Cody in front of the house when she picked on him by saying that Cody should be answering the questions of the people that he has screwed over or hurt throughout the game. Cody can only sit there in silence and tell Christmas that it doesn't matter what information he spills now, nobody would even believe him. Christmas tells him that it doesn't matter because many of the houseguests, including her, want answers for why Cody played the game he did, treated people the way he did or made the game moves that he did. Cody simply couldn't even look Christmas in the eye or continue the conversation. He ended up walking away from her after feeling corner by Christmas and the rest of the house.
  • Butt-Monkey: First, Christmas was backdoored by Cody after he failed in his attempt at trying to get rid of Paul since he had immunity due to winning the Pendant of Protection. Then while Jason and Christmas were horse playing around, Jason accidentally broke ten bones in Christmas's foot and she had to have surgery. It was also uncertain as to whether or not Christmas was going to be able to stay in the game and to compete. After she had surgery, she has a major breakdown in front of the house and shed many Broken Tears when she realized that she would be unable to compete on the same level as everyone else. Because Christmas is a highly athletic and active person, this was a major blow to her personally. Because of the injury to her foot, not only would it affect her mobility in the game, but it would also affect her in the real world as she was told her career as a cross fit athlete was over for good. Christmas had to spend the entire summer as an invalid around the house by using crutches, strolling around in a scooter, and wearing a heavy boot around her broken foot which hindered her mobility. Although she had safety from her other allies who did everything they could do to protect her, she still felt useless because she couldn't compete. And because she felt useless, Christmas feared that if she made it to the end, the jury wouldn't have any respect for her because they may feel as if she was dragged to the end by both Josh and Paul and that they were the ones that did all of the work. And finally, Christmas was cut at the Final 3, which means that she was eliminated just shy of making it to the Final 2 and having a chance to win the game. And she was cut by Josh of all people, someone that she has looked out for and tried to protect for the entire game.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Her feelings for Paul. Christmas does develop romantic feelings for Paul, but for some reason, she never ends up confessing to Paul about them despite Paul being the one person that she hung out with around the house for the entire summer. Even when she admits to having romantic feelings for Paul alone and in private, she never gets around to telling him how she feels. Instead, she confesses her feelings about Paul in an interview once the show is over that she would be open to being in a romantic relationship with Paul outside of the house. It's possible that Christmas never told Paul how she felt because she was fearful that he didn't feel the same way and that he would reject her (which is true considering that Paul has told Josh that he's not romantically interested in Christmas because he already has a girl back home and he thinks that the age gap between himself and Christmas is much too big).
  • Can't Take Criticism: Christmas doesn't handle someone criticizing her or her actions very well. She ends up getting fired up into anger and she doesn't react very positively. Which sort of makes her a big time hypocrite since you know Christmas has little to no issue with constantly criticizing other people's behavior and actions. For example, Christmas didn't handle it very well when she found out that Cody had called her overly emotional and in turn, she chose to hit below the belt by attacking Cody's military background and status.
  • Career-Ending Injury: Turns out that Christmas broke ten bones in her foot, needed a donor bone and faces both future surgeries and also permanent damage. Her career as a crossfit athlete is over.
  • Chained Heat: Paul chose her as his Tandem Skydive partner, which means they have to spend 48 hours of the next week clad in the necessary gear and harness together at all times when they are called to the Diary Room to suit up. It becomes rather nutty considering Christmas needs her leg scooter to get around and now Paul is along for the ride- she likens it to having a sleigh pulled by a hairier version of Rudolph.
  • The Champion: For Paul, who she has admitted she would be willing to do anything for in the game. Much of her Undying Loyalty towards Paul has to do with the fact that she has a deep infatuation with him and she also has somewhat of a Hero Worship of him. It helps that Paul was the one person who remained loyal to her since the beginning and was the one that was responsible for her staying in the game when she was a target of Cody's in the first week. Paul also spent the entire game protecting Christmas even when she couldn't offer safety for him because she was severely injured and didn't have the ability to compete on the same level as everyone else. Christmas' infatuation with Paul caused her to not only have extreme loyalty to him, but also have a degree of Blind Obedience to him as well.
  • Chekhov's Gun: She gets the Ring of Replacement after being injured, because America feels downright awful that she was hurt so bad. Christmas decides to tell Paul about it in case it will become useful later on, then hangs on to it until halfway through the game, when Paul coaxes her into using it to stop Cody from doing anything to prevent Jessica from leaving the game. However, she's also working with Josh as his CoDragon the week he has HOH privilege, and waits an unnervingly long time for a subtle signal to use it (a blink from Josh) that has Paul silently freaking out for him to "Just blink!" (#JustBlink) He resigns to blinking, even though he dislikes the idea of having two people in the jury pool who would surely vote against him once they get thrown out of the game.
  • Christmas Cake: Christmas (ironic, considering she's named after this trope) has referenced on the live feeds a few times that she feels a little insecure about the fact that she's 35 and has yet to marry anyone. She also stated that she has had rough relationships in the past and was engaged to a man when she was younger but the relationship didn't work out. She was supposedly supposed to get married to her fiancé in September, but she couldn't because she was in the house playing the game. Christmas even broke down in tears alone in her HOH room because of it.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Surprisingly towards Paul. She is shown to be extremely emotionally attached to Paul and other than Josh, Paul is her closest ally in the house and also her best friend. There are even occasions when Christmas may actually side with Paul more than Josh. Also, she's very violently and aggressively protective of Paul to the point that she will get angry at anyone, even Josh, for suggesting turning on Paul or betraying him. Christmas has basically become Paul's clingy and overly attached bodyguard.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Christmas probably curses and swears the most out of anyone in the house save for Paul and Cody. Considering that she's The Lad-ette with a major potty mouth, this is not surprising.
  • Companion Cube: Her medical scooter, which she nicknamed "Pepe".
  • The Confidant: For Josh. Since the start of the game, Josh has had no one to talk to or confide him because nobody liked being around him because of his overly emotional nature. Christmas was the only houseguest (the other one being Dominique) that found Josh to be tolerable and who gave him the time of day. Christmas was often the one to encourage Josh to not give up or let his emotions get the best of him. Eventually, Christmas became a Big Sister Mentor towards him and was the one who Josh constantly sought out for advice and emotional support whenever he needed it. In Week 1, Josh remained loyal to Christmas and voted to keep her because Christmas was always there for Josh when nobody else was. He couldn't vote out someone who has been his emotional rock since the start of the game and who has been the one to keep his head in the game by giving him encouraging and inspiring advice and talks. However, even though she was a confident for Josh and would give him emotional support and advice about personal or game related things, she did sometimes happen to abuse her power over Josh at times and she could sometimes veer into being a Control Freak towards him which in some fans perceptions, soured their opinions regarding the relationship between Josh and Christmas.
  • Contralto of Danger: Christmas, similar to Alex who is also a tomboy, has somewhat of a deeper and raspier voice than some of the other female houseguests such as Raven and Jessica who are Girly Girl's. Her strong voice also matches the fact that she's a huge physical and competitive threat due to her muscular physique and her strong athleticism. Not only is she a physical threat but her deep voice could also emphasize the fact that nobody should mess with her or get her angry, because it isn't a pleasant thing to see if anyone does. Her deep voice could also be caused by the heavy smoking that she used to do when she was younger and was living a very rough or hard lifestyle. Not to mention the fact that she was also doing heavy drinking and was taking heavy drugs which could also contribute to having a much deeper and huskier voice in a woman.
  • Control Freak: She likes to be in control of everything and if she isn't, she loses her mind. She seems to aim all of her controlling and dominating attitude and behavior towards Josh. She likes to exert her dominance and power over him as much as possible because she believes that doing so would keep Josh out of trouble and would keep him in line so that he doesn't screw up, let his emotions get in the way of his game, and ruin any plans. Because of her ultra controlling personality, there have been quite a few fans who think that Christmas is The Bully or a Big Sister Bully towards Josh. They think that Christmas tries to dominate and control Josh too much to the extent that they think Josh is intimidated by Christmas and shows that he's scared of being in her presence or getting her upset. Her constant need to control things has caused her to become a target throughout the game and her controlling attitude hasn't helped her gain and favor with some of the other houseguests. Christmas' controlling attitude and personality was probably why she didn't gel well with Alex — the two of them are such strong female personalities. They were both an Alpha Bitch and there could only be room for one. Even Paul has mentioned that sometimes, he would get sick of Christmas and her controlling attitude.
  • Cool Big Sis: Played this role to Josh along with having Big Sister Instinct and playing the role of Big Sister Mentor to him. She would often be the one to look after Josh and stop him from going over the edge. She would be the one to provide him with much emotional support and comfort when everyone else was picking on him and shunning him. She was the only person in the house to treat Josh with any gentleness, kindness and compassion and in turn, Josh felt a sense of loyalty to her. Christmas became a Living Emotional Crutch for Josh and he depended on her to stay stable throughout the game. Josh managed to get his emotions in control because he took Christmas's advice and support to heart and realized that even though he was overly emotional, he could play this game because Christmas gave him some self confidence and some belief in himself and his abilities. Christmas may not have always been the nicest person throughout the season, but there's no doubt that Christmas has been a good big sister substitute for him throughout the season.
  • Cool Shades: When she wins her second HOH, she receives a set of purple-toned aviators from home as part of her gift basket and dons a sort of neo-hippie look to have some fun. She lets Josh wear them a couple of times... at least until she makes him fork them over " because you're being a fucking DICK!" He then proceeds to take Alex's HOH glasses while Christmas tells a story about how they remind her of the yellow-tinted shades she had as a pit crew member on NASCAR and how people would paint their lug nuts bright pink or yellow and wear these glasses to make them easier to see.
  • Crutch Character: Christmas started out as one go the physically strongest women in the house and could have been the most powerful and toughest competitor this season. But her athletic abilities were halted for the entire game because she broke her foot. Although Christmas has won a couple of HOH's, they were thrown to her so it still emphasizes that Christmas started out competent but became incompetent due to her physical injury.
  • Cry Cute: A blue Christmas is a very pitiful sight. When she cries, it's painful to watch. Jason later mimicked shooting himself with a gun as how he felt at the time Christmas sobbed on about her injury upon reminiscing on her breakdown after telling everybody her foot was irreparably damaged.
  • Cute and Psycho: Downplayed. Christmas has her endearing moments and she can be a Nice Girl when she wants. However, DO NOT underestimate her or overlook the fact that when she is provoked into anger, she has a very nasty and vicious temper. When she gets fired up and angry, she doesn't hold back and because of it, she can come across as mentally unstable. Once Christmas gets fired up and angry, she's very scary and intimidating. When she got into an argument with Josh over Paul's loyalty, her behaviour was rather aggressive and she even threatened Josh. She called him a f—k boy for walking away from her and that he better not dare to do it again because she will make sure that he won't get away from it. Even Cody, who is normally not affected by anything emotionally, admits that he finds Christmas intimidating because of her aggressive and overly emotional behavior. Even fans had commented that when Christmas pops off her top in anger, she's actually very frightening and scary just because her temper is so ferocious. Despite her nasty temper however, she doesn't really pose a significant threat to anyone's safety and she still has her sanity for the most part. That doesn't mean anyone should make her mad because there is a nasty side that can come out to play!
  • Damsel in Distress: Considering that Christmas broke her foot and became physically incapable of competing on the same level as the other houseguests, she often has to have her other allies such as Paul, Josh, Jason, and Alex to compete for her and win competitions in order to ensure her safety in the game. But in the later weeks, she becomes more of a Damsel out of Distress, as she starts wins a coupe of HOH's (granted, they were thrown to her by the other houseguests so the trope still fits for the most part). Christmas even admitted to Josh in Week 10 that the one fear she has is that the jury will criticize Christmas and say that instead of earning her place at the end, they will say that she was carried to the end because of sympathy and because she came off as useless and weak
  • Damsel out of Distress: Despite being a Damsel in Distress because she has a serious injury to her foot, she's still fully capable in the game in other ways, even though she hasn't been able to give her all in competitions, especially competitions of a physical nature. She has a very strong social game and a somewhat solid strategic game which has helped her get far in the game. It also helps that she's aligned with the strongest player in the game (Paul) to help her get far and will keep her safe through the use of his strong completive, social and strategic skills. Even though Christmas is crippled, she's still not completely incompetent.
  • Dark Action Girl: Christmas is an Action Girl (despite her serious injury to her foot) as she's highly competitive and athletic, but she's also working for The Dark Side and is close allies with Paul, who's the Big Bad. She's also The Dragon to Paul as she's not only working with him, but she's also working for him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: According to Christmas, she has a very bad past as she battled serious drug addiction. Not only was Christmas indulging in doing heavy drugs, but she also drank and smoked heavily as well which showed that she was living a very hard and fast life and she was slowly on the way to an early grave unless she changed her lifestyle. Christmas admits in an interview that she decided to change her lifestyle by getting involved with fitness and athletics. She has said that fitness has saved her life and stopped her from continuing the destructive life that she was living. Because of her hard lifestyle, she also developed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and she had to go on medication to treat her mental illness.
  • Darker and Edgier: Christmas continues to become more and more mean and aggressive as the season goes on. She starts off as a Nice Girl but eventually descends into somewhat of a Fallen Hero. Her downfall could be attributed to the fact that she endured a tragic turn in her game when she ended up breaking her foot and therefore, could not be as productive in the game as she wanted to be. This caused her to become more miserable which prompted a negative change in her personality and her attitude. she also became significantly more cynical and pessimistic in her thinking. The other thing that changed her attitude and personality was her becoming The Corruptible and The Dragon to Paul. There's no doubt that Paul had a major influence and impact on how much Christmas changed for the negative. A lot of the mean and nasty behavior that Christmas was doing was strongly influenced by Paul. A lot of her bullying behavior was influenced by Paul. There's no doubt that Paul was the major toxic influence that caused Christmas to become the unlikeable person that she was. By the end of the season, Christmas was barely recognizable to the person that she was at the start of the game.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Inverted. Christmas commonly doesn't wear darker or black clothing. Instead, she seems to wear much lighter or brighter coloured clothing, which indicates that she's more of a case of Light Is Not Good.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Christmas can be very sarcastic, especially when she is trying to make a point or statement. Her sense of humor is also incredibly deadpan as well to the point where she can come across as making constant insults.
  • Death Glare: Christmas specializes in giving these to people that she doesn't like or trust. Most of the time, she would give off these expressions towards Cody, Mark or anyone that she took a dislike or distrust to. Sometimes, she would even give these to Josh, if she were to disapprove what he did or if he was doing or saying something that she didn't like. Christmas giving a death glare to someone is a huge sign that one better not get too close to her because she's not a fan of whomever she gives the death glare to.
  • Decoy Damsel: Think Christmas isn't a threat or is completely useless in the game because she is disabled due to a broken foot? Think again, since she's The Dragon and the right hand woman for the Big Bad Paul in addition to being in a secret alliance with Paul and Josh that nobody knows about. This makes her one of the more dangerous sleeper threats in the game even though she looks like she's completely helpless because of her injury. Despite her incapability to compete, she's still got a pretty solid and strategic game that makes her a bigger threat to get to the end although most don't seem to see Christmas in such a way.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Normally, Christmas comes across as an Ice Queen who's cold, icy and emotionless. But there are a few people that can help her bring down that icy facade such as Paul and Josh. These two are her weakness and they often bring out her empathetic and emotional side. Despite being an Ice Queen on the surface, she is rather Hot-Blooded, passionate and fiery underneath the aloof facade and she does have a Hair-Trigger Temper once she's provoked into anger.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Christmas goes through a time of feeling hopeless about the prospects of her game in Week 1 when she breaks her foot. Once she realizes the severity of her injury and that her athletic career is basically kaput, she has an emotional breakdown in front of the other houseguests. Christmas also loses faith that she will be able to get far in the game because she can't compete on the same level as the other houseguests. She realizes that she has to be carried by her allies in the game in order to make it far. After she comes back from surgery, she ends up bouncing back emotionally and starts to regain her faith and her hope of getting as far as she can in the game. This is mostly thanks to her main allies Josh and Paul, who are extremely supportive of her. Unfortunately, she hits the horizon again when she realizes she can't go any farther in the game within reason after losing the final HOH Competition, and tears up in the Diary Room, knowing she should be voted out of the house next and last. Christmas is able to pull herself together for her eviction, but that doesn't dull the pain of knowing she felt she could have gone farther than third.
  • The Determinator: Jason accidentally dropped her and caused her to tear up the tendons and several bones in her foot while roughhousing with her. Christmas immediately knew from prior experience injuring herself that something got broken. She did not pull out of the competition and instead came back with a cast. Christmas is a highly determined and persistent individual. She wasn't willing to give up playing the game simply because she didn't have the same ability to compete as everyone else.
  • Devoted to You: Christmas gained an Undying Loyalty to Paul since he was the one who was responsible for flipping the votes to keep her in the first week. Christmas' devotion to Paul is stemmed from appreciation for all that Paul has done to protect her and look out for her especially when she was vulnerable. Christmas became so devoted to protecting Paul that she became a Mama Bear towards him. She would get angered and irritated at anyone who even thought or spoke of getting rid of Paul. Christmas even berated and yelled at Josh for questioning Paul's loyalty to their alliance. The fact that she was willing to yell at Josh for even thinking of questioning Paul showed how deep her loyalty and devotion to Paul really was. Paul had many loyal minions that were working for him, but there's no doubt that Christmas was the most devoted minion to Paul by far.
  • Did Not Think This Through: Raven was so irresistibly pouty that Christmas was drawn in by her Puppy-Dog Eyes and chose her for the POV comp over Paul, but Raven is the clumsiest person in the house and Christmas soon discovers this was a bad idea. Fortunately, Matt is able to pick Paul, and because his showmance is drafted into the POV, no harm, no foul.
  • Disabled Snarker: Christmas may be injured and crippled but that doesn't stop her from being extremely sarcastic and snarky. In fact, being snide and sarcastic is one of Christmas' biggest defining personality traits and everything that comes out of he mouth sounds sarcastic.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In the first week, Cody decided to betray and backstab Christmas, who happened to be in his alliance, after he failed in his attempts to back door Paul (also another alliance member) and get him out of the house. Christmas was rightfully angry and upset with Cody but Cody just ended up bullying her and telling her that she was the target because she was closely aligned with Paul and that she was guilty by association. He also spent the entire week that Christmas broke her foot and had to have surgery taunting her and making fun of her repeatedly behind her back to other houseguests. Come Week 5, when the entire house gangs up on Cody (and Jessica), Christmas decides to give Cody a little taste of his own medicine when she calls him a disgrace to the military. Granted, Cody did betray Christmas and showed no compassion when she broke her foot, but still...
  • Dogged Nice Girl: Downplayed. Christmas has made it known to herself in private that she has feelings for Paul on a romantic level, but she has never let Paul know about as she Cannot Spit It Out. Instead, she has shown that she cares about Paul by displaying Undying Loyalty and devotion to Paul. Christmas has probably felt that if she is loyal to Paul and would be willing to do anything to protect him, he may start feeling the same way that she feels about him. Still, she has never made an actual move on Paul and has for the most part, respected his boundaries and has realized that it's probable that Paul may not feel the same way that she does.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: Downplayed. Since Christmas had tragically broken her foot, she had the belief that her game was over for good. She couldn't compete on the same level as the others and felt that she would be useless for the rest of the game. Christmas feared that she would have to leave the game due to her serious injury. Contrary to what she believed, Christmas did end up staying in the game and surprisingly managed to make it to the Final 3. She got as far as she did because she had a solid alliance and a very strong support system in both Paul and Josh. Christmas depended on the two of them as well as a few other people she was aligned with, such as Jason, Kevin and Alex, to ensure that she was safe on a weekly basis. In addition, Christmas was The Determinator who refused to give up just because she accidentally ended up crippled for the rest of the summer. There was no way that Christmas was going to roll over, give up and go home without a fight.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: After Christmas had come back from having surgery on her foot, she did have a breakdown in front of everyone because of her situation. She discovered that she would end up having arthritis in her broken foot in which she would have to have another surgery to alleviate the arthritis. She was also told by the doctors that her career as a cross fit athlete is over and that she will never have the same athletic life that she did before. Despite her crying in front of everyone, Christmas told everyone to not feel too much pity for her because she doesn't want to appear to be a burden to anyone. This adds to her insecurity regarding the jury viewing her as useless and incompetent or as if she were dragged to the end by her allies if she ever made it to the end. She feared that she wouldn't gain any respect for her game because they would think that they kept her out of feeling pity for her. Christmas didn't want anyone to feel too bad for her because then nobody would respect her or her game. Since Christmas is a very strong and tough individual who is extremely athletic and physically active, she hates to be put in a vulnerable position or a situation where she can't assert some kind of power or dominance.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Downplayed. The fans have generally accepted that Christmas is a villain or a morally ambiguous person who has done many things that are problematic and mean, but there are a portion of fans who actually sympathize with Christmas and feel sorry for her. They say that her mean behavior and attitude towards others can be excused because she has gone through a hard time and has been dealt a very bad hand in the game. There are some fans who felt really bad for Christmas and attacked Cody for trying to target her and get her out of the house. Some even go as far as to say that she was justified in going after Cody on a personal level because of how Cody treated her in the beginning. Other fans don't blame Christmas for being bitchy because she had a very bad injury to her foot and as a result of that injury, her mobility was stifled and none existent. Even though Christmas has done a lot of crappy things and has displayed bad behavior, there are quite a few fans that sympathize with her and her situation and don't see her to be that much of a bad person or a villain.
  • The Drag-Along: Quite literally becomes this when Paul selects her to be part of his Tandem Skydive punishment, and has to do everything together with him, including sleeping and even going to the bathroom. Christmas jokes that now she's got a sleigh (her medical scooter) and a hairy reindeer to pull it. In exchange for doing this, he forfeited his slot to the Outback Dinner when Matt chose people to accompany him, so it was all in good spirits.
  • The Dragon: For Paul, like many of the other houseguests. She is competing with Alex and Raven for the position of Paul's right hand woman. She has a strong loyalty to him and Christmas openly admits that Paul is one of the few people in the house that she completely trusts. However, despite her loyalty to Paul, she's shown that she does have ideas and opinions regarding the game that are completely different and separate from Paul's, unlike the rest of the houseguests who are aligned with Paul.
    • Co-Dragons: Christmas is this along with Josh, but also with the rest of the house including Jason, Alex, Kevin, Mark, Elena, Matt and Raven. Christmas contributes and helps Paul and his game by having a strong social game. She also gathers intel from other houseguests and fills Paul in about what other houseguests are thinking or about other game plans that other houseguests are coming up with.
    • The Creon: Christmas is perfectly fine with following Paul and whatever he wants. Although she does have her Dragon with an Agenda moments from time to time, she has no desire to take over his leadership role or take over as Paul's position as the Big Bad.
    • Demoted to Dragon: Christmas has become a villain over time, but in the grand scheme of things, she's nothing more than The Dragon to Paul. She's the right hand woman to Paul.
    • Devour the Dragon: Downplayed. Paul has never outright said that he wants to eliminate Christmas early on, but as the numbers dwindle down and the game is coming to an end, Paul had mentioned that he wants to take Christmas all the way to the Final 23, but that he plans on cutting her then and taking Josh to the Final 2 over her.
    • Dragon with an Agenda: Although she has Undying Loyalty to Paul since the beginning of the game, there are times when Christmas' plans or ideas don't always coincide with Paul's. She has even proclaimed to Josh during the week that Josh was HOH that it's the Big Brother house, not Paul's house. When Josh openly admitted to Christmas when they were alone that he had wanted Elena out of the house over Jessica, Christmas agreed with Josh to not tell Paul about his real target being Elena. Christmas may be loyal to Paul and one of his closest allies and friends in the game, but she has shown that at times, she does have a mind of her own and is playing her own game.
    • The Heavy: Christmas has morphed into the main villain of the season as Josh has toned down his evil or villainous persona later on in the game. If her low popularity is anything to go by, she's become one of the worst houseguests.
    • Mouth of Sauron: Christmas is basically Paul's mouthpiece. Everything that Paul says or plans, she relays it to the other allies to remind them of Paul's agenda. A lot of the things that Christmas says are the same exact things that Paul would say.
    • Noble Top Enforcer: Christmas may be a cross between Good Is Not Nice, Good Is Not Soft and Affably Evil as she can become morally ambiguous in both her actions and attitude, but she's still a rather Nice Girl as long as she isn't provoked into anger. Paul is much more ruthless, manipulative and cutthroat than Christmas is but this doesn't mean that Christmas is any pushover either.
  • Drama Queen: Christmas has a habit of blowing things way out of proportion especially whenever things don't go her way. She can be very dramatic and over the top in how she approaches things. She's also frequently combative and argumentative and seems to get some sort of thrill off of fighting with other houseguests. One example of Christmas overdoing it and acting dramatic was when she got into a fight with Mark in Week 7. She resorted to insulting and talking down to Mark by calling him "kitty boo boo" and yelling at him in front of the entire house claiming that Mark is a huge liar, a flip flopper and a disloyal person. Another example of Christmas being a drama queen is in Week 10, when Christmas and Josh are having a legitimate discussion about Paul's game and his loyalty to the alliance. Josh starts to question whether Paul's intentions with them are real and genuine and this causes Christmas to lose her cool because she thinks that Josh is trying to break apart the team with his paranoia. When Christmas ends up yelling at him as he continues to criticize Paul and his plans not benefiting the team, Josh ends up walking away from the conversation because he wants to spare himself getting into an unnecessary argument with his closest ally next to Paul. Christmas DOES NOT take this well and follows him to curse him out by telling him to not act like a f-ckboy by walking away from her during a conversation. She continues to berate Josh by telling him that she is a real woman and that he will not get the satisfaction of doing something like that to her again and getting away with it. Many fans felt that Christmas was unnecessarily rude, aggressive and overly dramatic in her treatment of Josh. Others in the house have commented that Christmas is way too overly emotional and thrives on drama.
  • The Dreaded: When Christmas gets angry or fired up, you better watch out! She becomes beyond threatening, intimidating and scary when she is angry to the extent that she becomes almost unrecognizable. Josh has commented that he finds Christmas really scary and threatening when she gets mad, so he walks on eggshells when he's in her presence because he doesn't want to do anything that may cause Christmas to blow her top off. Even Cody, who doesn't get intimidated or threatened by anything or anyone, had commented that he found Christmas slightly intimidating when she confronted him the very first week after he put her on the block. It was obvious by Cody's expression and body language that while talking to a very angry Christmas after he nominated, he was intimidated by her presence as she was calling him out. He was even left tongue tied and speechless and had to end the conversation abruptly because he felt uncomfortable.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Christmas has claimed that she fears the jury will not respect her and her game because she wasn't able to compete on the same level as the other houseguests due to her serious injury. She has a fear that nobody will respect that she came this far in the game not because she was dragged to the end by Paul and Josh but because she had a reasonably solid game in her own right. She gets angry at the idea she's being viewed as a cripple being spoiled for her injury; when she is the final evictee of the season and the final jury member, Christmas throws away her crutch in a symbolic and rather dramatic toss to show that she is no longer defined by her injury (and the fact that the jurors said she had a "cripple pass" makes it all the more awesome and in their face to watch).
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. Christmas is a blonde, but she breaks the stereotypes of blondes being ditzy and dumb. In fact, Christmas has very good game instincts and she's a rather smart person. She's also highly intuitive and she has used her smarts and her game instincts to make it as far as she has in the game. Since Christmas has been limited in the competitive aspect of the game, she has had to rely on being strategic and using her game instincts to make the right moves for herself and her allies. So far, she's proven that she's a lot smarter than she looks and that she's not a Dumb Jock or Dumb Blonde by any means.
  • Dumb Jock: Inverted and subverted. Because Christmas is such an athletic person, it would automatically be assumed that she's nothing more than a female meathead who relies on her muscles to get by. However, Christmas is actually much smarter and much more savvy than her appearance makes her come off. Although she's a tough competitor and is very physically strong, she's no slouch in the brains department either. She is quite strong strategically, is highly intuitive, and has a pretty good read on the game and the house.
  • Emotionless Girl: Subverted or Inverted. Christmas appears as aloof and distant. But in reality, it's nothing more than a facade. In reality, she is actually rather Hot-Blooded and overly emotional. She has more of a Sugar-and-Ice Personality and she can be a Defrosting Ice Queen depending on who she's interacting with. There's some people that she will appear cold towards such as Cody for example, but there are other people who she will show her vulnerable and emotional side to such as Paul and Josh for example.
  • Enraged by Idiocy: Christmas gets fired up at the slightest hint of stupidity and bad behavior. She frequently lost it on Josh when he ended up acting overly emotional and impulsive. She would pull him into a room so that she could lecture him and scold him for his poor behavior which would make him a target. In Week 11, she explodes at Josh for making a careless mistake by having a conversation with Alex when she was going home. Christmas was angry with Josh because she felt that he was going to expose their alliance by talking to Alex, knowing how emotional and upset she was.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Christmas is The Dragon to Paul and she's working for The Dark Side but she still deeply cares about those she's friends with or those she's aligned with in the game (Paul, Josh, Alex, Jason, and Kevin). She is strongly compassionate and caring towards her allies, especially Paul and Josh. She has a Big Sister Instinct and a Mama Bear attitude towards both of them and she'll do anything to protect them even if she has to sacrifice herself and her game. She has Undying Loyalty to both of them and she really shows how much she genuinely loves and cares about them because they are her ride or die. Other than Paul and Josh, she does genuinely care about Alex, Jason, and Kevin on a personal level and she does harbor a fondness for all of them.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even though Christmas is working for the dark side and is aligned with the Bigger Bad Paul, she still has rather strong morals and values. She's not a fan of underhanded tactics such as lying, manipulating and backstabbing others to get farther in the game. She disliked Cody because of the bullying behavior that he displayed towards the other houseguests and the fact that he has intimidated and threatened violence against Josh and Paul (two of her closets allies in the game). Christmas can be ruthless at times and she isn't a pushover, but she never goes on the attack against anyone unless she is attacked first or she's provoked into it.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Christmas' relationship with Elena was rather ambiguous at the beginning of the game...to the point where some fans even shipped the two of them together.
  • Evil Cripple: Christmas broke her foot after horsing around with Jason, breaking ten bones in her foot. Due to his, she was rendered physically crippled and her injury had become a major hindrance to her athletic capabilities and her ability to compete. She ended up having to have surgery on her foot and since then, she has had to resort to using a walker, crutches and a scooter to get around the house and have mobility.
  • Evil Eyebrows: Christmas has severely arched eyebrows, which make her come across as scheming, cunning, and manipulative. Interestingly enough, she could be considered as a "villain" because she's working for the "dark side" and she's The Dragon for the Big Bad Paul. So her eyebrows are fitting and they match her personality in the game.
  • Evil Feels Good: Subverted. Christmas has been somewhat ruthless and cutthroat in her treatment towards the other houseguests in the game, but there are plenty of times when she feels bad or feels guilty for hurting other people. The only time when Christmas doesn't show any guilt or remorse for hurting others is those that she's not aligned with, those she doesn't personally like or get along with, or those that she seems as her enemies. For example, Christmas has felt bad about sending Mark and Jason home, but she didn't feel bad about sending people like Cody, Jessica and Dominique home because they were not allies to her. Evil on feels good when it's someone she doesn't like or someone who she considers to be her enemy.
  • Evil Is Petty: Christmas can be very petty when she wants to be, especially towards those that she dislikes or regards as her opponents or enemies. For example, in Week 6, Christmas decided to use her Ring Of Replacement Temptation in order to swap places with Cody in the POV competition so that he wouldn't be able to compete and save Jessica from the block. Christmas had an Evil Grin of satisfaction and pettiness on her face. Often when Christmas gets her way or is being catty or petty with someone, she becomes a Smug Smiler.
  • Face–Heel Turn: A mild version. Christmas started out as a "good" houseguest as she seemed nice, friendly, and affable. She was also highly popular with the fans. However, after she starts to work with Paul and becomes one of his closest allies, she becomes more and more dark and villainous. Her personality also changes dramatically, and she becomes progressively meaner, crueler and more aggressive. Once she gets mad, a very nasty and vicious side of her personality can come out and it isn't pleasant.
  • Fallen Hero: Christmas started out as a good person with a generally pleasant and nice disposition and personality. But once Paul got his hooks into her and he corrupted her to be loyal to him, she became significantly meaner and nastier in personality. Some fans argue that Christmas was always a mean girl and was instead nothing more than a case of Bait the Dog or a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who was hiding a mean and nasty personality underneath a sweet and nice facade. Her harsh and nasty treatment towards some of the houseguests such as Cody, Jessica, Mark, Kevin and even Josh turned a lot of fans off of her and she became increasingly unpopular because of her negative attitude. It's sad to think that the Christmas we saw in the beginning slowly started to dissipate and the Christmas that we saw at the end was the same person that she used to be before. She became unrecognizable but her severe change in attitude and personality could be because she was handed some very bad luck throughout the game and therefore, she could be given an excuse for her behavior or some sympathy for all that she had gone through.
  • Fatal Flaw: Christmas has a few that could lead to her downfall in the game.
    • Hair-Trigger Temper: Christmas has a HUGE temper and when she's angry, she completely loses it. Sometimes when she gets angry, she says a lot of horrible things on impulse. In her anger, Christmas can act like The Bully and get majorly aggressive. Sometimes when she gets mad at Josh, she mistreats him and talks down to him like he's stupid. Her anger has been a hindrance because she has a habit of blowing up at people and being very confrontational with other houseguests. Instigating so many fights in the house placed a target on her back. Christmas picked a fight with Cody in Week 1 after he nominated her. Although it's understandable why she blew up at Cody because he betrayed her and blindsided her, Christmas could have tried to cease her anger and talk to Cody about what happened in a more calm, rational manner. But she let her anger and emotions take her over and Cody came to realize that Christmas was expendable because she was too much of a hothead and way too emotional. Christmas has also let her anger get the best of her in regards to her relationship with Mark. She got into a fight with him in Week 7 when she yelled at him in front of the entire house by calling him dishonest, disloyal and untrustworthy. She also gets easily angry at Josh because a lot of the stuff that he does easily sets off her Berserk Button. Christmas' anger could easily lead to her downfall if she doesn't learn to calm down and reel her anger in.
    • Her Grudge Holding: Christmas simply cannot let go of things. She is the type to hold grudges for a long time and she's not easy to forgive people when they betray her or backstab her. Christmas has never forgiven Cody for betraying her in Week 1 and since then, she's made it her mission to make him and Jessica miserable. Because of her grudge that she has had against Cody, she has resorted to personally attacking his character by insulting his military service. She also never forgave Dominique for acting shady and for throwing her under the bus when she wasn't there to defend herself (because she was having surgery on her foot and was out of the house). Her inability to let go of grudges by people that have betrayed her or wronged her somehow may be one of her major flaws both in the game and probably in the real world.
    • Her Arrogance. Christmas has become exceedingly arrogant with time. At first, she seemed like a very humbled person. When she got injured, Christmas was extremely devastated by being injured knowing that she wouldn't be able to compete on the same level as the rest of the houseguests. But as Christmas got farther and farther into the game, she lost her sense of humility. She seemed to believe that she was deserving of being there simply because she was disabled and handicapped. So she developed a sense of entitlement that other houseguests started to notice. Christmas is so arrogant that she believes that she has more power in the house than she really does. She doesn't seem to realize that her two main allies Paul and Josh are the main reason why she has made it as far as she has. Even other houseguests such as Mark and Cody realize how cocky and full of herself Christmas is. Ever since aligning with Paul, she has become significantly cocky and entitled and this attitude that she's developed has turned off not only other houseguests, but a large majority of the audience as well.
    • Her Pettiness: Christmas can be extremely petty and catty. When she doesn't like someone, she will go to the extra lengths to let them know that. She has resorted to constantly trash talking numerous houseguests behind their back. She even went as far as to personally attack Cody and his military status by saying that he's a disgraceful marine. Christmas displayed how petty she can be in Week 6 when she decided to exorcize her Ring of Temptation power during the POV picks. In front of the entire house, she decided to humiliate Cody by using her power to replace him in the POV competition that he was randomly selected to play in. Christmas did this with the intention of preventing Cody from winning the POV, saving himself and also saving Jessica by taking her off the block. After she used her power, Christmas looked at Cody with an extremely bitchy, smug, and satisfied grin on her face. She made this move not only to humiliate Cody (and by extension Jessica) in front of everyone, but to get back at him for betraying her in Week 1 by nominating her and Paul.
    • Her Resentment. If someone has wronged Christmas then she will resent them for good. She has a very hard time forgiving people for doing her wrong. Christmas couldn't let go of her resentment towards Cody. Cody was the one to betray her by nominating her and blindsiding her. This severely angered Christmas and she NEVER got over what Cody did. Because of her resentment towards Cody, she made it her mission to get back at Cody by personally attacking him and trying to get him out of the house. Because of Christmas' inclination to hold resentment against those who have deliberately done wrong to her, it's a very unwise idea to break her trust or betray her in any way, shape, or form. Christmas is the definition of "Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned!"
  • Genius Bruiser: Christmas is extremely athletic and is a big time jock, but that doesn't mean that she isn't intelligent, intuitive and smart in he down way. Christmas is actually very well spoken and is a very good conversationalist. She is very knowledgable about a variety of topics. Despite being a blonde and athletic, she's no Dumb Blonde or Dumb Muscle.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Downplayed. Christmas doesn't inflict physical violence on Josh by hitting him or slapping him (after all, physical violence is forbidden in the Big Brother house no matter how angry and upset people get!) but she will often give Josh a verbal tongue lashing or verbal slap telling him to snap put of his emotional and impulsive behavior. She frequently gave these out kinds of lectures to Josh, who constantly used to have endless emotional breakdowns, Despair Event Horizons and Freak Out!s. Christmas would be the one to comfort Josh and tell him that it was going to be okay and that he just had to stop letting his emotions take control of him so that it doesn't affect his game. Sometimes her lectures would seem super aggressive but Christmas felt that she had to be somewhat tough and aggressive towards Josh in order to snap him out of his funk and get him back on track. Many times, Christmas' verbal smackdowns towards Josh have benefited him in the long run.
  • Glass Cannon: Christmas appears to be very strong and athletic and she is built like a brick house who seems like she's incapable of getting physically hurt or injured. But all it took was one fatal mistake by Jason while he and Christmas were horse playing around with each other which resulted in Christmas breaking ten bones in her foot. After breaking her foot by having fun and fooling around, Christmas couldn't even have the luxury of competition in the physical competitions, which Christmas would otherwise most likely excel at tremendously because of her strong athletic ability and the fact that she is a cross fit athlete for a living.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Christmas is usually nice to everyone...just don't get on her bad side by crossing her, betraying her or making an enemy out of her. If one makes an enemy out of her, she can become quite nasty and vicious! This is later inverted as Christmas becomes more of a villain in the later weeks. Christmas appears to be nice and friendly, but is actually mean underneath the friendly facade.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Played Straight and Inverted. She's kind, compassionate, caring and affable to those she considers to be her friends or allies but she's cutthroat and ruthless when it comes to her enemies or people that she doesn't personally like or trust. Inverted later on as she started to become more and more villainous as the season progresses. It turns out that she can be ruthless and mean even to those that she's friends with. Her treatment and interactions with Josh have proven that no matter who it is, Christmas doesn't stand for people who screw up.
  • Graceful Loser: Downplayed. She knew her time in the house was done when she lost the final HOH, and didn't mind being evicted, but it didn't lessen the blow to her self-esteem to know she was going to be sent packing regretfully and she cried quite a lot about it just because she would sad this was how it had to be.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Subverted. At first, it appeared as Christmas was a kind, noble and caring individual. Unfortunately, she revealed herself to be a major Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. As time passed, she revealed herself to be a catty, bitchy mean girl who wasn't as nice as she tried to come across as. Instead, she can be very mean and vicious and has even veered into bullying territory. Christmas is not filled with as much "joy" as one would believe.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Christmas is normally calm, but she easily provoked into anger. She also has a noticeably violent and fiery temper which can cause her to become extremely argumentative and confrontational. The plus side is that although Christmas does fly off the handle rather easily, she calms down rather quickly and is generally easily placated.
  • Handicapped Badass: Christmas broke her foot badly but she still was able to stay in the game and compete. She wasn't able to compete on a competitive level, but she did compete on a social and strategic level. All summer, she had to move around the house using crutches and a scooter, but that didn't stop her from playing the game as much as she could. However, it could be debated as to whether she was really pulling too much weight in the game considering that the two HOH's that she won were thrown to her by her allies.
  • Heroic BSoD: Christmas had a major one when she realized that she had broken her foot and that she wouldn't be able to compete in competitions. Since Christmas is an incredibly physically active person, it's not a shock that she would become extremely discouraged by the fact that she wouldn't be able to use her athletic capabilities to get far in the game. She broken down in tears in front of the entire house after she came back from surgery in which she had ten bones broken in her foot and needed to have surgery to have donor bones implanted in her foot. Christmas was also told that she wouldn't be able to compete until right before each competition. She also breaks down when she realizes that she won't have full mobility back and that it would take a total of a year for her to fully recover from her injury. She then went on to say that she would end up having arthritis setting into her foot and that she would need to go in to have another surgery after that happens. As if that wasn't bad enough, she had said that God retired her from athletics for good and that her career as a cross fit athlete is kaput.
  • Hero Killer: Christmas was responsible for the eviction of Mark, who can be viewed as The Hero of the season. She was the one who nominated him and put him on the block as a backdoor option after Jason won the POV. Even though Mark has been one of her enemies throughout the game, Christmas admitted that she does feel slightly bad for being responsible for Mark's demise, but that she felt it was very necessary because she knows that she would be one of his major targets if he were to win HOH. In addition to being responsible for Mark's eviction, she's also directly responsible for Jason' eviction. Although it's questionable and ambiguous as to whether or not Jason can be perceived or classified as a heroic character from the audience or fans perspective, there's no doubt that out of a houseguest that was filled with many mean and cruel houseguests, Jason was one of the heroic characters and the lesser of evils.
  • Hot-Blooded: Christmas is normally very calm, cool and collected, but she has shown a very feisty, aggressive side to her personality whenever she is provoked into anger or irritation. She also has a very fiery temper and can lash out at others easily. Fortunately, Christmas is also easily placated. A huge example of her hot headed and impulsive personality was on display in the first week after Cody decided to put her on the block after betraying his alliance and Paul and Christmas int he process. Christmas was so angry and fired up at Cody that she stormed into his HOH room and yelled at him for going back on his word about sticking with the alliance that he chose to put together all the way to Jury. When Cody tried to backtrack on his loyalty to Christmas, Christmas lambasted him and embarrassed him to the point where he couldn't even speak. Cody knew that he was no match for a angry and fired up Christmas so he asked her to leave his room. She also got incredibly fired up and angry about Raven embellishing things about her real life, especially about her illnesses. She went off on a rant to Paul about how much it bothers her that Raven is using her illness to garner sympathy from others in order to make them feel guilty and sorry for her. She got mad about Raven claiming that she knows everything about breast cancer when she doesn't and it strikes a nerve in Christmas because her mother had suffered from breast cancer. One thing that set Christmas off was Raven constantly talking about her illnesses and making up stories that are so unrealistic just because she wants to one up people around her and to make herself look like the victim. Finally, Christmas' violent temper was shown in regards to Josh when Josh ever decided to talk against Paul or question him. There was a conversation that happened between Christmas and Josh where Josh was questioning Paul's loyalty and his game moves, but Christmas was so irritated and started yelling at Josh. Josh then left the conversation but Christmas wasn't done talking to Josh to continue to yell at him so she ended up following him into a room and calling him a f-ck boy for ignoring her and walking away from her when she was talking to him. This showed that Christmas is not to be messed with when she is angry. Despite her vicious temper however, she is rather easily placated and she does calm down easily after a while. But just don't set her off, because she has a larger than life temper!
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: To Josh and Paul. So competent, in fact, she was able to analyze that Kevin took the $25,000 the first week and Alex was the second rogue vote from Josh's blowup at Kevin in Week 10. Even though she wasn't as competitive as Josh and Paul because she was seriously injured and it hindered dramatically in the game, Christmas did use her strong social skills as well as her relatively solid strategic skills to help Josh and Paul get as far as they did. So even though Christmas didn't pull her weight competitively, she did in other ways which proved to be beneficial to their alliance and actually helped them to get to where they ended up which was the Final 3.
  • Ice Queen: Christmas can be very cold and icy at times to the extent that she is very cutthroat and ruthless in her approach. But underneath that icy facade is an extremely overly emotional Hot-Blooded individual with a Hair-Trigger Temper that erupts with ease.
  • Informed Attribute: She is the first female tire changer ever in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Circuit, recruited as part of the pit crew for Michael Waltrip because she was just that good at the job. Makes it a lot sadder knowing what happened to her leg has hampered her mobility seemingly for life.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Subverted. Even though Christmas appears as if she is this super strong Amazonian Beauty who is like Wonder Woman, it was proven to not be the case after she broke her foot. Despite being physically strong, active and athletic, she's anything but unbreakable. Christmas ended up breaking a total of 10 bones in her foot and she was an invalid for the entire season. She had to use crutches and scooter to have any sense of mobility and she didn't have the ability to compete on the same level as the other houseguests–she was appeared as if she were useless in the game and that she wasn't contributing to the game as much as she wanted to.
  • Iron Lady: Christmas had to discard her gentle and compassionate side so that she can be more tough and ruthless in the game. She became increasingly aggressive in her approach in the game to the point where it seems as if her personality changed for the negative. She can come across as so intimidating that even many of the men are intimidated by her. And whenever the male houseguests are confronted by her, they break out into a cold sweat of worry and intimidation. When Christmas confronted Cody face to face about betraying her, it was so apparent that Cody was extremely intimidated by Christmas calling him out and yelling at him. He was visibly tongue tied and he couldn't handle Christmas coming at him the way that she did. Cody was so uncomfortable with Christmas' presence that he cut the conversation with her short and asked her to leave his room. Josh, who is known to be one of the most emotionally aggressive guys in the house who won't hesitate to start fights with other people, appeared to almost cower in a corner when Christmas was angry at him. Josh appeared to be an Extreme Doormat when Christmas was interacting with him because deep down, Josh had a fear that Christmas would blow up on Josh. Christmas can stand her ground against the men in the house and she's just as ruthless and aggressive as they are. Even Cody had referred to Christmas as being "a dude" simply because her personality is very masculine in nature. It makes sense why Christmas has such a dominant and ruthless personality as she's a major Tomboy who is One of the Boys and prefers the company of men over women. In fact, it seems that she is more comfortable being around male dominated environments than female dominated ones probably because she was The Squadette and used to be a part of the military as an Iraq Contractor.
  • It's Personal: Anytime that Christmas attacks someone or dislikes someone in the house, it's most likely on a personal level. Although Cody put Christmas up in Week 1 as a game move, Christmas ended up taking Cody's betrayal extremely personally. Out of revenge against Cody, she made it her mission to get him out of the house. She also went out of her way to constantly trash talk Cody and insult him.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Christmas has openly admitted that she's willing to sacrifice her own game at the Final 3 so that Paul and Josh can go to the Final 2 together. Her loyalty to the two of them is so strong that she has no problem giving up her game for them and giving Paul and Josh a chance to fight it out in the end. A lot of fans say that it's very silly of Christmas to have such a mentality, especially when this is a game for a lot of money. Others, on the contrary, think that it's very sweet that Christmas would be willing to lay down her game for the two people that she loves most in the game and the two that have supported her since the start.
  • Jerkass: Christmas can be very mean and aggressive sometimes. She is highly unpleasant when she's pissed off and it's never a good idea to cross her because a very nasty and vicious side can emerge from her personality and it isn't pretty.
  • Jerk Jock: Although she's a Lovable Jock for the most part as she's mostly nice, Christmas sometimes crosses over into this territory because she can be rather mean, catty and petty at times. Also, she likes to hurl insults when she's angry or pissed and she's made some personal attacks in the game such as attacking Cody's military service.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Yes, Christmas can be rather mean, aggressive and nasty sometimes, but still, her heart is in the right place and she does have genuinely good intentions. She's very caring, kind and compassionate towards those she loves and cares about.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Christmas has acted like a bitch and acted aggressively. But she most likely displayed this kind of bitchy and aggressive behavior because she suffered from a serious injury which severely hindered her chances of being the true competitor that she wanted to be. So although she's a Jerkass, she's also sympathetic due to her situation.
  • Karma Houdini: Christmas was directly responsible for backstabbing and betraying a lot of people during her time in the game. As HOH, she was responsible for the end of Mark and Jason's games. But are Mark and Jason the most bitter and angry towards Christmas according to the jury footage that's been shown? Nope. In fact, Mark has complimented Christmas for her competitiveness and her athletic abilities despite having a serious injury to her foot. Jason said that he was rooting for Christmas to get to the end and win the game and she's the one who actually evicted him! The only one that harbours semi bitter feelings towards Christmas is Cody, but that is more personal than game then anything else. It seems as though Christmas would be a favorite to win the game going by the current status of the jury simply because she has betrayed or pissed people off to the same degree that Josh and Paul have.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: During Week 5 when the entire house went on a taunting and bullying tirade against Jody, Christmas resorted to making personal attacks against Cody by saying that he was a disgrace or embarrassment to the military. She even resorted to questioning his military status. Even though Christmas was justified in her anger towards Cody for backstabbing her and betraying her back in Week 1 by putting her on the block when they were aligned together, Christmas still made a low blow regardless.
  • The Lad-ette: Christmas is a tomboy that engages in more male-dominated pastimes, prefers the company of men, is highly athletic, is an Amazonian Beauty who is muscular, and curses like a sailor when she's upset or angry. Even though she has some masculine qualities, she's still rather feminine at the same time.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Downplayed HARD. Everyone with good eyesight can tell that Christmas is a born female, but because she is so tomboyish, muscular and buff for a woman's standards, some people have commented that Christmas can easily pass for a "she-male" or a transvestite/transgender/transwoman/transsexual. Cody had made a comment about Christmas looking mannish and masculine looking simply because she had large muscles and was "built similar to a man". He told Jessica that he thinks Christmas acts aggressive all the time because "she thinks that she's a dude". See The Lad-ette for a more accurate description of her tomboyish qualities.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Jesus Christmas... no, really, Jesus, Christmas! Most of the words that pass from her lips are swears, even in casual conversation. There is never a time where she is not letting a Cluster F-Bomb tumble out of her mouth. The mouth of this tomboy is one in desperate need of some soap.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: When she uses her Ring of Replacement to knock Cody out of playing in a POV, Kevin has to bear her the bad news that the doctor has not cleared her to compete in the competition, and automatically loses. However, she still made a big move when she managed to block Cody from working to save Jessica, which rendered it all square in her book.
  • Leitmotif: The show loves to sprinkle in a jingle bell sound effect when her name gets mentioned and/or she appears on camera at a pivotal moment in the show. Also, when she putters around on her medical scooter, it gets a rather tasteless squeak sound effect added in or related joke vehicle noises.
  • Light Is Not Good: Christmas is on the bad side because she's The Dragon to Paul, who is the main villain and the Big Bad of the entire season. She is also frequently seen wearing light or bright colors instead of dark or black colors. In addition, Christmas is also blonde.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Josh. Christmas has been there for Josh since the beginning. She would often be the one to talk down an overly wild and emotional Josh down from the brink. Christmas is a Big Sister Mentor for Josh. She gives him advice about life and game related things. Despite Christmas' Big Sister Instinct attitude towards Josh, sometimes she can veer into Big Sister Bully territory when she is lecturing Josh — especially when Josh frustrates or irritates her (which is a lot!). Their relationship can also be perceived as somewhat codependent with Josh constantly seeking Christmas' approval and coming across as an Extreme Doormat for her and Christmas coming off as The Bully who is much too authoritarian towards him and dictates every single thing to him as if she is the one who has complete and total dominance and control over him. Because of their codependent dynamic, some people have commented that they find Josh and Christmas' relationship to be highly problematic and even abusive.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Christmas has a bitchy, aggressive side to her personality and she can be very emotional and confrontational at times. But for the most part, she is still likeable, compassionate, friendly, and caring. Just don't get on her bad side or make an enemy out of her because it's not pretty. However, later on, this is subverted, as she morphs into more of an Alpha Bitch who becomes extra mean and aggressive, especially in her treatment of Josh.
  • Lovable Jock:
    • Very strong and athletic, with her even having a career in fitness. It's also been emphasized by multiple houseguests that Christmas is a very kind, compassionate person who treats everyone with respect.
    • Subverted during Week 5, when she and Alex decided to insult Cody's military service and question his patriotism for no reason other than to get on his nerves. Though to be fair, she did it all under Paul's orders and was repeatedly antagonized by Cody and Jessica before then. She also becomes more of a Jerk Jock as the season goes on especially in how she treats Josh and talks to him like he's below her. She almost comes across as The Bully or a Big Sister Bully in her interactions with Josh because of how aggressive she acts towards him.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Christmas' affection, loyalty and friendship to Paul had caused her to go from being a heroic character who was popular and loved by the fans to a villainous Alpha Bitch. Under Paul's influence, she became much more ruthless, cunning, aggressive and mean. Sometimes her aggressiveness would come out when she was trying to be protective of Paul because she didn't want Paul to become targeted by anyone. Christmas ended up acting mean and ruthless towards anyone that was even attempting to try to take Paul out, such as Cody for example. One of the biggest reasons why Christmas was so antagonistic towards Cody was because he was trying to get Paul out of the house since Week 1 and he continued to target and hate him for the rest of the time he was there. Yes, Christmas also had a strong dislike and distrust of Cody because he wasn't the nicest person and he did betray her in the first week as well, but the root cause of her anger pertained to him being against Paul more than anything else. Christmas didn't like that Cody was constantly gunning for Paul and she went out of her way to personally attack Cody because of his actions against him. Much of Christmas' unsavoury actions, attitude and behavior in this game have been because of her Undying Loyalty to Paul. It doesn't help that Christmas ended up developing a Villainous Crush on Paul and that completely helped to influence her actions.
  • Love Makes You Stupid: Christmas has seriously contemplated on giving up her chance to get to the end and win the grand prize because she wants her two closest allies and best friends in Paul and Josh to take each other and have a chance at winning instead of her. Christmas even stupidly admitted to herself that she wouldn't mind being cut at Final 3 and Josh (or Paul) winning the Final HOH so that he can take Paul to the Final 2 so that Paul will have a better shot at winning in the end. Christmas, did you forget that you're also playing the same game that they are and that you are also in the running to win 500G's? Or did you forget that you're not on The Bachelor/The Bachelorette and that you're on Big Brother?
  • MacGuffin: Was tempted with the Ring of Replacement and took it, allowing her to substitute herself to play in a POV competition if she wants to replace anyone. She sits on it for quite a while, but ironically, Paul gets her to activate it before the jury comes into play, knowing that it would be trouble if she hangs onto any longer than that.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Starts calling Mark "Kitty Boo-Boo" when he antagonizes her, echoing how Josh kept calling Jessica Boo-Boo during their spouts.
  • Mama Bear: to extreme levels towards Paul and to a lesser extent towards Josh. Christmas is so over protective of Paul that she gets very angered and fired up if someone even thinks of targeting Paul or trying to take him out of the game. She's protective of Paul to the point that she would be willing to sacrifice her safety and her game so that Paul would be safe. This is comparable to how a mother would do anything to save or protect their child from harm. She also shows this attitude towards Josh but to a lesser extent as she's not as passionate and protective about Josh and his fate in the game as she is about Paul's.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Christmas gets very pushy and controlling with Josh to force him to obey her and threatens him with the loss of her jury vote if she doesn't make it to the end and he does. Interestingly enough, it seems as though no matter if Josh does make it to the end, Christmas is planning on voting for Paul to win if he's against Josh in the Final 2. So her threatening Josh with the loss of her jury vote if he didn't obey her was nothing more than manipulative hubris to keep Josh in line and do what she wants.
  • Meaningful Name: "Christmas Joy(e)". Why she's named Christmas because she's born during the Christmas or holiday season, being born exactly five days before Christmas (December 20th). Her middle name only emphasizes this as one of the common quotes that's stated during Christmas time is Christmas Joy!
  • Morality Pet: Christmas is one for Paul and Josh. Paul has a tendency to get a little out of hand with his antics and his ruthlessness in the game. But Christmas stops Paul from overacting and crossing the line. And for Josh, Christmas has always served as a major support system for him. Josh was always overly emotional, impulsive, hot headed and would get into numerous fights with people. However, Christmas would be the one to pile on the Big Sister Instinct and Mama Bear instinct and get Josh to stop acting carelessly and foolishly. Under Christmas' influence, both Paul and Josh tone down their aggressive and erratic behavior but this could be because Christmas is a lot older and more mature than the both of them.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Christmas wears a lot of revealing clothing which shows off her fit body. There is a sizeable portion of the male viewing audience that approves.
  • Muscles Are Meaningful: Subverted. Christmas may be very muscular, toned and athletic, but since she has a serious injury in her foot, her athleticism and muscular physique have done nothing to help her competitively or physically in the game. Christmas' athleticism and muscles would have held more value for her benefited her more in the game if she didn't have a broken foot and wasn't walking around with a cast, crutches or a scooter all season.
  • Nipple and Dimed: On the live feeds, as the announcer was pissed at Josh for spending too long in the shower and ignoring his urgings to get out ("Josh, that's enough of that. SHUT IT DOWN."), Christmas slipped her bra on while covered up with her towel... but part of one of her, uhm... presents... happened to be visible.
  • No Guy Wants an Amazon: Christmas has admitted that she has faced problems with men and in the dating world because some men have been intimidated by the fact that she is muscular and strong. She said that men normally don't want to go for women who have bigger muscles than they do and it's frequently been an issue for her when it comes to dating.
  • Odd Friendship: With both Josh and Paul. Who would have thought the Amazonian Beauty with a muscular, athletic body would be such close friends and allies with Josh, an overly emotional, hot headed Latino guy and Paul, a tattooed up punk rocker with a large beard? Christmas' connection with Josh is emotional because she has played the role of Big Sister Mentor to him. She has been an emotional support system for Josh, especially when everyone was against him and nobody liked him. Christmas' relationship with Paul started at the very beginning when she was his only ally and Only Friend before Paul started branching out and building other relationships with the other houseguests. Christmas has an attachment to Paul because she loves his personality and she thinks that he's a very strong player that's worthy of aligning with. Some fans also say that Christmas is attracted to Paul and is so attached to him because Paul bears a very strong physical resemblance to her ex-fiance Gregg. Nevertheless, fans have consistently commented that Christmas' close friendship with Josh and Paul is very unusual and unexpected.
  • One of the Boys: Although Christmas has bonded with some of the other women in the house,e the majority of her strongest allies in the game are men. She's also stated that she surrounds herself with a lot of men in the real world, in particular men in the military.
  • Only Friend: To Paul. This is later on subverted when nearly the entire house becomes Paul's friend and ally. Despite Paul befriending everyone in the house, Christmas (and Josh) still remains as Paul's closest friend and ally.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: Christmas is heavily into athletics, sports and fitness. She's a fitness superstar for a living after all.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: With Josh and Paul. She is close friends with both and they are her biggest allies in the house. They have had Undying Loyalty to each other and they have never backstabbed or betrayed each other. They are so close and so loyal to each other that they are the definition of True Companions.
  • Revenge: She used the curse from the Temptation she took to turn Cody (tried to eliminate her), Jessica (conspired with Cody), and Jason (who busted her foot) into Ve-Toads.
  • Sacrificial Lion: When she came in last in the final HOH Competition, Christmas decided that Josh and Paul had earned the right to move on to the Final Two and allowed Josh to vote her out in third place.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After using the Replacement Ring to take Cody's place for the Week 6 POV challenge, Christmas tried to talk with Jessica, but Jess was having none of it, so Christmas just turned around on her scooter and pedaled away while Jess was in the middle of ranting. The production crew played it up to the hilt, adding the appropriate sound effects.
  • Sequence Breaking: She went to a hospital for surgery, without quitting, and even casted a vote from there.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Normally, Christmas is seen wearing athletic or casual clothing like a normal tomboy, but when she dresses up, does her hair nicely and puts on makeup, she can pass herself off as a model.
  • She's Got Legs: Christmas' legs are one of her most physically appealing features, so she constantly shows them off.
  • Ship Tease: With Elena and Paul. In the first week, Christmas had many shippy moments with Elena because they were constantly seen touching each other and also cuddling each other in bed. It doesn't help that Elena is also Ambiguously Bi which increased the amount of Les Yay between the two. And with Paul, Christmas has admitted that she has a crush or has feelings for Paul in private. It's argued that Christmas is attracted to Paul because he strongly looks like her real life ex-fiance Gregg.
  • Show Some Leg: One of Christmas' best physical attributes are her strong and athletic legs. Because of this, she constantly likes to show them off by wearing shorts, skirts, or revealing dresses. Christmas loves to show off her legs so much that pants almost seems absolutely alien to her attire.
  • Smug Smiler: Whenever things go Christmas' way or she's satisfied with something in the game, Christmas smugly smiles, which Cody often calls her out for.
  • Smug Snake: Sometimes Christmas can be a little bit petty and overconfident at times especially when things are going the way she wants them to. Cody has frequently referred to Christmas as being a very smug and cocky person.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Christmas was the sole female in her trio alliance of herself, Josh and Paul. She's also the oldest of the alliance and she therefore has a strong Mama Bear and Big Sister Instinct towards the both of them.
  • The Squadette: According to Christmas, she used to be in the military as a two time Iraq Contractor. She has also talked about how she is very familiar with the military lifestyle and knows a lot of veterans because she used to be part of the environment herself.
  • Stepford Smiler: When Christmas is unhappy or sad, sometimes she will pretend that she is happy and she will seem like she is smiling endlessly. But her smile should not fool anyone at all as Christmas has a habit of pretending that she is a lot stronger than she looks on an emotional level. Hell, even when Christmas is angry, she can be seen bearing a smile which actually makes her all the more scary because she can come across as Cute and Psycho.
  • Stepford Snarker: Christmas has a habit of using sarcasm to mask what she's really feeling inside. Normally when she's sad or depressed, she will use sarcasm as a defence mechanism so that she doesn't appear overly emotional and vulnerable. Ironically, Christmas does a very bad job of hiding her true feelings and emotions, no matter how sarcastic she tries to come across and how much she uses it to mask what she's really feeling.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Christmas bunches hard between being extremely kind and caring and being extremely ruthless and aggressive to others. It depends on who she's interacting with. For example, if she's interacting with someone like Cody, expect her to show off her more mean and aggressive side. But if she's interacting with someone like Paul, she shows off her more kind, caring and protective side. With Josh, she's a toss up between the two sides when she's interacting with him, sometimes acting like an Ice Queen and other times, acting like a Cool Big Sis towards him.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy: Like a typical tomboy, Christmas is almost always seen wearing tank tops and sports bras along with other athletic wear. In fact, it seems that sports bras and tank tops are Christmas' default clothing or attire and she's hard seen wearing anything else.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Both times Christmas has won HOH, it's because someone threw the competitions and gave it to her. You'd think she'd mind, given what type of woman she is, but she doesn't- she loves having the power of HOH at her fingertips.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Christmas is often seen wearing her hair in a ponytail if she's not wearing it down.
  • Tomboyish Voice: Christmas, whose The Lad-ette and a tomboy, has a noticeably deeper voice than the more girly houseguests such as Raven and Jessica.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Christmas is both an Action Girl and an Amazonian Beauty who is highly athletic and into fitness but she's also very feminine at the same time as she likes to wear dresses, do her hair and wear makeup.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Does not notice anything at all up with the fact that she had to argue with Paul over who they wanted out. It even culminated in Week 5 when she told Josh to evict her at Final 3 and take Paul because she felt Paul deserved to win. The viewers were so shocked at this, they thought people were making fun of how stupid she was, but it turned out to be true.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Downplayed. Christmas was always extremely athletic, but she never got to show off her competitiveness at the beginning. However, she ended up facing a huge obstacle in the game when she broke her foot. Christmas thought that she would prove to be completely invalid and useless in the game and that she wouldn't be able to compete on the same as everyone else. However, Christmas has proven herself and everyone else wrong as she has managed to have a reasonably solid social and strategic game. The only area that she has lacked is in the competitive aspect but that's to be understood because she has been physically injured all season. Christmas did manage to win 2 HOH's though (mind you, they were both thrown to her) and she did make some rather big moves in the house by being the one responsible for both Mark and Jason's demise, two of the strongest male competitors of the season. So while Christmas wasn't completely up to her full potential as a competitor because of her injury, she still managed to pull her weight and be somewhat of a threat.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Christmas started off as Nice Girl who appeared friendly and affable. She was also one of the more popular players at the beginning. However, that all changed as the season progressed and she started to show a less favourable side of her personality. She became progressively meaner, aggressive, and ruthless in personality and in the way that she played the game. Some fans argue that Christmas became less nice after she got the serious injury to her foot and she was irritated at the fact that she would no longer be able to compete on the same level as the rest of the houseguests. Other fans argue that Christmas was Affably Evil and was always a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing who had always been an unkind person but just hid it behind a friendly, nice facade. There is no doubt that she has become more aggressive in the way that she interacts with others, in particular Josh. She used to treat him with such kindness, compassion and care, but towards the end of the game, she sheds that side of her personality around him and has treated him unkindly and came across as The Bully towards him. Some also blame Paul for being The Corrupter for her. They believe that Paul is the one who's responsible for Christmas becoming a villain and for the negative change in Christmas's personality.
  • Tsundere: Normally, Christmas fits the Type B, someone whose default temperament and personality is down to earth, kind and caring. However, her harsh and aggressive side will come out around certain people, notably Mark and Cody.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Normally, Christmas doesn't wear a lot of makeup and she's very casual in the way she dresses. But she's still attractive none the less.
  • Villainous Crush: Christmas admitted to herself alone that she has a degree of affection and feelings for Paul. It's also obvious that she likes Paul from the way she interacts with him. Even the live show exposed Christmas' love confession about Paul.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Christmas isn't Paul's girlfriend by any long shot but she acts like she is because she has a Villainous Crush on Paul. She is extremely overprotective of Paul in the game and anybody that so much as threatens or even talks about taking out Paul or targeting him will get an aggressive and violent tongue lashing from her. When Josh was questioning Paul's intentions and loyalty to their alliance, Christmas went ballistic on Josh and yelled at him to the point where he had to walk away from her because he felt emotionally overwhelmed. Christmas didn't handle it well when Josh even thought about turning on Paul. Christmas has this undying devotion to Paul that makes her come across as a Yandere.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: To about 90 percent of the housemates for exhibiting Bystander Syndrome. She was deeply upset over the fact nobody was there waiting on her to come back when she returned to the house, like they didn't care.
  • Wrench Wench: Christmas was the very first female to be a part of the NASCAR pit crew meaning that she's mechanical and has a love of fixing cars. As a NASCAR pit crew member, she has lugged around 65 lb. tires! Christmas has stated that she loves being a pit crew member because she loves the adrenaline rush of it. She also knows how to change tires within minutes. Christmas has said that although she loves being feminine, she's not afraid to get a little greasy and dirty from time to time and changing tires does that.
  • Yandere: Downplayed. People suspect Christmas has a bit of a Christmas Cake type of crush on Paul considering he's a lot younger than she is and her unusually fierce and overprotective devotion to him. The two have also had a bit of pillow talk and slept in the same bed together (with none of the extreme sexual connotations attached). Josh actually goes right up to her and asks if they are in a showmance together.

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