An Investment manager from New York City, Jun was among the first eight Houseguests to enter the game. However, Jun was later joined by her former boyfriend for 5 1/2 years, Jee. Although a member of the Elite 8, Jun was a drifter in the house with no concrete who went with the majority and used her cooking to stay in everyone's good graces. At the final 6, Jun decided to make an alliance with Alison, realizing that their gameplay was the same. In the end, Alison decided to evict Robert over Jun. On the jury, Neither she or Alison was particularly well-received by the jury. However, Jun won by a landslide 6-1 vote.
- Awesome by Analysis: How Jun won all of her competitions (The Week six POV, the Final 5 HoH, and the 2nd Part of the Final HoH competition).
- Big Applesauce: From New York City at the time.
- Big Eater: Jun admitted that she loved to eat until she felt full and even gained some weight in the house.
- Brutal Honesty: Jee said Jun was this when it came to his alliance.
- Class Clown: Offhandedly mention being voted one in High School.
- Flawless Victory: Never gotten an eviction vote and won in a 6-1 jury vote
- Guile Heroine: Accredited with being the first to use the floater strategy to win the game.
- House Wife: Discussed in why her relationship with Jee failed. Jun said Korean men, in general, expected her to be this.
- Jerkass: A milder example but Jun doesn't have qualms about insulting the other houseguests in the diary room.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Jee said Jun had a soul, despite her bitchiness.
- Only in It for the Money: according to her blog
- Real Women Have Curves: Jun states her fat makes her fuller and more of a real woman.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Jun occasionally wears glasses.
- Supreme Chef: Jun is praised for her cooking.
- Team Chef
- Token Minority Couple: Formerly with Jee.
- Town Girls: Early on with Alison and Dana. She was the neither.
- Working with the Ex: Despite the disdain from the Breakup, Jun was still willing to work with Jee if it benefited her.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Nominated Jee after she deemed him the biggest threat.
Alison was one pf the first eight houses to enter the house. However, Alison was joined by her ex-high school boyfriend, Justin. Despite having a boyfriend on the outside, Alison had no problem flirting with the men for her own gain. At the final five, Alison won multiple competitions to end her way to the end. Alison opted to Evict Robert over Jun after winning the Final Head of Household, believing that she had a better chance with her because of similar gameplay. However, Alison lost the jury vote, only getting Nathan's vote.
Alison would later appear with her then Boyfriend, Donny to compete in The Amazing Race 5 where they would be the second team to be eliminated. Alison would also be selected to compete in Big Brother All Stars but ended up the first boot.
- Action Girl: How she made it to the Final Two.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
- Breakout Character: In addition to various commercial appearances, Alison was the first person to appear on another of CBS' reality shows, namely The Amazing Race
- Chekhov's Gunman: Her Boyfriend Donny appeared to discuss the Ex-Factor and was frequently mentioned by Alison. Donny would be her partner while on the Amazing Race.
- Crocodile Tears: After Evicting Erika.
- Cool Crown: Wears a tiara when she introduces herself to the audience.
- Daddy's Girl: Jack called her one.
- Fatal Flaw: Jun said Alison's was rubbing things in people's faces.
- Insane Troll Logic: Alison believed Justin is only a Houseguest because she dated him. Alison believed Justin should thank her for that and called him an Ungrateful Bastard.
- Ms. Fanservice
- My Girl Is a Slut: Hooked up with David & Nathan despite having a boyfriend outside.
- No-Damage Run: Basically the best example as she was never been in danger of elimination at any point.
- Oh, Crap!: When she learned of the X-Factor twist. Everyone had one but Alison's was the most notable.
- Precision F-Strike: After Robert took her bed.
- Psycho Ex-Girlfriend: Justin believes her to be one.
- The Savage Indian: Alison's Pinata of Donny resembles this.
- Spoiled Brat: She likes to be treated like a princess, and her parents even think that her cheating is okay.
- Town Girls: Had this dynamic with Dana and Jun early on. She was the Femme.
- Two First Names
- Ungrateful Bitch: Alison to Nathan.
- When She Smiles: Alison was deemed to have the most beautiful smile of all of the houseguest.
A restaurant manager from Los Angeles, Robert used to be the boyfriend of Erika until he cheated on her. Robert was one of the five exes who entered the house after the first food competition. Being an outcast from the start, Robert was a member of the Three Stooges alliance with Jee and Justin. Robert would end up the last member of his alliance. Despite intending to honor a Final Two deal with Alison, Robert was evicted by her and finished in 3rd. Like the other jurors, Robert voted for Jun to win over Alison.
- Alliterative Name
- The Charmer: In Real Life.
- Doting Parent: To his young daughter and how
- It's All About Me: Erika accused him of this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Robert clearly cares for his daughter but have no problems with going out with multiple women.
- Just Friends: Robert and Erika agreed to be Amicable Exes at the end of the season.
- Last of His Kind: The last man standing and the last of the exes still remaining in the game.
- Love to Hate: In-Universe. Robert said he was going to be this.
- Manly Tears: After reading his Daughter's letter to him.
- Nothing Personal: Said this to Alison after taking her bed.
- Only in It for the Money: According to his pre-Game profile.
- The Pig Pen
- Your Cheating Heart: Robert admitting to cheating on his girlfriends, Erika included.
A pilates instructor from Useful Notes/Los Angeles, Erika was one of the first eight to enter the house. However, Erika was joined by her former boyfriend, Robert who had Cheated on her. Erika formed a close bond with Jack and became on friendly terms with Robert at the end of the season. It got to the point that Robert opted to nominated Jun and Alison over herself at the final four. However, Alison won the Veto and chose to evict Erika, eliminating her in 4th place. Like most of the other jurors, Erika voted for Jun to win.
Like Alison, Erika was chosen by public vote to compete in Big Brother All Stars.
- Chekhov's Hobby: Erika believed that her pilates and former dancer career for help in the first food competition.
- Crocodile Tears: What Robert believed what Erika's crying during the second week of the game.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Jack.
- Just Friends: Erika and Robert agreed to be Amicable Exes at the end of the season.
- Ms. Fanservice: Acknowledged In-Universe.
- Pink Means Feminine: Most of Erika's wardrobe is pink
- Sexy Backless Outfit: In the week 5 luxury competition.
- Team Mom: Being the oldest woman in the house, Erika sometimes views herself as this.
A book-keeper from Elmhurst, New York. After his father's death, Jee would date Jun for 5 1/2 years until their less than amicable terms. Jee was one of the five exes who entered the game after the first food competition. Jee was apart of the three Stooges alliance with Justin and Robert. Jee won two HoH Competitions and The Stooges avoided nominated due to conflict between the Elite Eight. Jee also had Jun as an on/off ally. However, She deemed him to big of a threat at the final 5 and nominated him. Unable to win PoV, Jee was evicted by the remaining women in the house. Like the others, Jee gave his vote to Jun to win.
- Asian Airhead: See Nice Job of Breaking Hero below.
- Nice Guy: Self-Described and the others believed him to be this.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Jee nominated Michelle against Erika, presuming the former was too nice and innocent to evict, unaware of the Elite 8 alliance.
- Nothing Personal: Said this to Dana.
- Smoking Is Not Cool: Jee's father died of lung cancer and he was trying to quit.
- Token Minority Couple: Formerly with Jun. He also appears to be in one before leaving to compete on Big Brother.
- Working with the Ex: Jee was still willing to work with Jun out of necessity.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: From Jun.
A former FBI agent and the oldest houseguest of the season, Jack was one of the first eight houseguests to enter the game. Despite his age, Jack got along with his much younger houseguests and was a member of the Elite Eight alliance. In particular, Jack had a father-daughter bond with Erika and he was the most dead set on getting the Three Stooges out of the game. Jack was unable to win any competitions on his own and this came back to haunt in when lost the HoH to Jee and he nominated Jack and Erika. The women chose to evict him over Erika and Jack finished in 6th place. Like the majority of the jury, Jack voted for Jun to win the game.
- Amicable Exes: It was revealed that Jack still very much gets along with his Ex-Wife.
- Cool Old Guy: A former FBI Agent for 30 years and the oldest person to compete until Jerry MacDonald
- Deep South: From Alabama and has the appropriate Accent
- Intergenerational Friendship: With David and Erika.
- Irony: The Two castaways who he labeled the weakest became the final 2 of the season.
- Tattooed Crook: Discussed during the Montage about The Three Stooges alliance and their tattoos. Jack stated he arrested people with tattoos.
A headhunter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Justin was on the five exes to enter the house after the first food competition. Justin was Alison's boyfriend from high school. Justin was immediately on the outs and was a member of the Three Stooges. Of the trio, Justin was deemed the biggest threat. However, Elite 8 fell apart early on, keeping Justin safe. However, The Stooges would not dodge Nomination forever as Justin was nominated in week 5 and was unanimously evicted. As a Jury member, Justin voted with the majority to give Jun the win.
- The All-American Boy: Called this by Dana and Alison, with a mix of Boy Next Door. However, Jee disagreed.
- Asian Speekee Engrish: Justin spoke like this trying to mimic Jee in a nonoffensive way. Justin believed Jee had an accent mixed of this and a Brooklyn accent.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Ship Tease: With Dana.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Alison called him this, saying she was the reason he was in the house.
- What Does He See In Her: Jack wondered what did Justin see in Alison to allow him to date her in the first place.
A personal trainer from Edmonton, Oklahoma, Nathan was on the first eight Houseguests to enter the house and one of three to avoid having an Ex in the house. Nathan had a relationship with Alison during his time in the house, despite the latter having boyfriend in Real Life. Nathan saved Alison after she was nominated by Dana using the POV. However, Alison felt Nathan did his part after saving her and distance herself from him. Nathan was nominated by Justin and unanimously evicted in 8th place. Nathan turned out to be the only juror to vote for Alison on finale night.
- Call-Back: References Marcellas' rubber duck when exploring the house for the first time.
- Camp Straight: See In Touch With His Feminine Side.
- Even the Guys Want Him: Dana believes this trope was in effect, not that any of the men would admit it.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: Justin said this about him when he was shaving his body hair and getting his nails done.
- Mistaken for Gay: By the whole house after he started shaving and getting his nails done.
- Mr. Fanservice: All of the women are attracted to him.
- Nothing Personal: Says this after his first run as HOH.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Nathan was a meat eater.
- Sore Loser: Jun said that Nathan was being one after being nominated.
- Shout-Out: Nathan called himself Skeletor, describing himself after not having meat for a week.
- Two First Names
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Alison distanced herself from Nathan after he saved her using the veto.
A karate school manager from Queens, New York. Dana was one of the first eight houseguests to enter the house. However, Dana ended up the only woman to not have an ex join her in the house. Despite being a member of the Elite 8 alliance, Her loyalty to them wavered quickly and Dana's aggressive personality and temper made her a target for eviction. When Dana won The HoH Competition, She severed ties to the Elite 8 by nominating Alison and Jack. However, Nathan saved Alison by using the veto on her and nominated David instead. After her reign was over, Dana was promptly nominated and Unanimously Evicted from the house in 9th place. As a Juror, Dana gave her vote to Jun.
Dana was a candidate for Big Brother All-Stars but unlike Alison or Erika, Dana was not chosen.
- Action Girl: In Real Life, She is a karate school manager and Breaks a board when she is introduced. Dana won the first POV competition and the 3rd HoH competition.
- Ambiguously Brown:
- Competition Freak:
- Double Agent: Jack called her one.
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- It's Personal: How she reacted to Jee taking her bed.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: Many called Dana a man troll because of looks and Tomboyish personality.
- Odd Name Out: In a cast of an uneven thirteen houseguests, someone had to be the lucky one without an ex to pester them with. Later seasons are not so concrete (subject to twist new houseguests and no longer have an uneven houseguest amount per season).
- Reality Show Genre Blindness: Jun was quick to point Dana's aggressive personality would alienate her alliance. Made more glaring that Dana was acting this way after Scott did.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Dana was promptly nominated by Alison after Dana nominated two members of the elite eight.
- The Rival: To Alison.
- Ship Tease: With Justin although Dana said they would be Just Friends.
- "Stop Having Fun" Guys: In-Universe: Her reaction to Jee's just wanting to have fun.
- Tomboy: Self-Described.
- Town Girls: Early on, Dana had this dynamic with Jun and Alison. Dana was the butch of the trio.
- Wild Card: Dana's temper made her one.
A former army ranger from Deerfield Beach, Florida, David was one of the first eight houseguests to enter the game. David was Michelle's boyfriend during high school but the relationship failed because of her refusal to have sex. David, despite being on good terms with Michelle, still wanted her out of the house. David went out of his way to make people laugh. However, David ended up the replacement nominee for Alison after Nathan used the Veto on her. David ended up being evicted in 10th place. He, along with Amanda, infamously had the first televised sex scene in the history of the US run of Big Brother.
- Amicable Exes: With Michelle.
- Big "OMG!": A comical one after the exes entered.
- Class Clown: Viewed as the funniest person in the house.
- High-School Sweethearts: Subverted with Michelle.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Jack.
- I Was Beaten by a Girl: his reaction to losing to Dana at the first POV Competition.
- Mr. Fanservice: Our first shot of David was him getting out of bed shirtless.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Why Dana said a woman would be attracted to him.
- Retired Badass: Former Army Ranger.
- Two First Names
A College Student from Boca Raton, Florida, Michelle was the youngest houseguest of the season and one of the five Exes to enter the game after the first food competition. Michelle was David's boyfriend during high school but broke up because Michelle not wanting to have sex with him. Generally young and naive, Michelle gotten nominated by Jee as The Pawn to help evict Erika. However, this backfired and Michelle was evicted in a 6-2, eliminating her in 11th place.
- Alliterative Name
- Amicable Exes: David claimed that Michelle was his only ex that he still on good terms on.
- The Cutie: Considered innocent among her fellow Houseguests.
- Break the Cutie: Michelle was very upset when she was told she was going to be nominated by Jee and later after eviction.
- Dumb Blonde: Michelle had her moments. However, when talked about her portrayal, Michelle said she hated being the dumb blonde.
- Girly Girl
- High-School Sweethearts: Subverted with David.
- Kid Hero: At the age of 19, she is the youngest person to ever compete on American Big Brother.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Muscles Are Meaningless: Intended to prove this trope.
- Nice Girl: Why Jee believed the House would evict Erika over her.
- Shocking Elimination: Michelle's eviction was an In-Universe one for Jee, Justin, and Robert.
A bar manager from Chicago. Amanda was one of the 5 Exes who entered the game late and was immediately on the outs of the Elite 8. Amanda's situation was made worst by her former fiancee, Scott's negative behavior. Amanda was quickly nominated by Nathan and despite Scott's expulsion from the game, Amanda became the first houseguest of the season to be evicted and finished in 12th. More infamously, she was the first person in the history of the US run of Big Brother to have a televised sex scene with someone, making love with David.
- Am I Just a Toy to You?: To David after he evicted her, since he had sex with her earlier.
- Black Gal on White Guy Drama: With Scott.
- But Not Too Black: Amanda mentions she was half-black while packing to leave for the show.
- Hollywood Thin: According to Jun.
- Just Friends: How she wanted her relationship with Scott to be.
- Ms. Fanservice
- The Pig Pen: Scott accuses her being this during their engagement.
- Two First Names
- World's Most Beautiful Woman: What David calls her.
A Bartender and Waiter from Chicago and one of the first eight houseguests to enter the house. However, Scott's attitude quickly turned sour when his former fiance, Amanda entered the game. Scott's jerkass behavior and mood swings would annoy and worry his fellow houseguests. After throwing chairs in the house, Scott would be (politely) Expelled from the house just before the first eviction, finishing in 13th place.
- 0% Approval Rating: The entire house felt threatened by Scott at one point or another. The women, in particular, were disturbed by his repulsive behavior, especially Jun, who couldn't stand him at all. It got to the point where even the Original Eight wanted him gone because Scott was too much of a "loose wire" waiting to explode, and even though Jack suggested the group could maybe rehabilitate him, Nathan felt he was beyond hope and was getting tired of people coming to him telling him about how Scott was upsetting them. Soon, the house instigated a plan to get him out over Jee because he was causing everyone to become miserable, and then on top of all his violent outbursts, he began taking out his pent-up frustration at Amanda on the house itself, which resulted in even the Powers-That-Be backing off when he said "You want me? You come GET me. It'll take THREE of you." right up and personal to one of the living room cameras. They waited it out and let Scott sort his anger out himself, but it took everybody in the house being gathered to assess his mental condition. Following that, he finally relented and went into the Diary Room, where he was assessed by the show's professional psychiatrist as a huge mismatch for the house and told to leave out of concern for the other houseguests.
- Axe-Crazy: Scott snapped after falling into a severe spell of depression at being forced to be around his ex and flipped out in such a violent manner that he was forcibly taken out of the house.
- Black Gal on White Guy Drama: With Amanda, who is mildly dark-skinned, while he's almost chalk white.
- Cool Shades: Wears a pair of large purple sunglasses in his promotional photo and in the house proper.
- Dissonant Serenity: His actions while snapping and completely flipping out on the house don't match his demeanor and facial expressions, as noted by Dana. It's also a sign he's gone crazy. Best seen when mumbles "I feel like a fucking circus animal... SPIN AROUND...." while smoking like a fiend to kill stress... then his voice suddenly drops into this horrifyingly pseudo-demonic childlike register that sounds almost like he's been possessed: "I'm not a circus animal; I'm a human being...". While twitching and grinning. It practically crosses over into Psychopathic Manchild.
- History Repeats: Once again, the male bartender with a regional accent gets himself expelled and in last place- before anyone is even voted out of the game for behaving violently and very abrasively in the house until it hits a point of no return and everyone feels scared to be around him and the offending player is called into the Diary Room for emergency psychiatric intervention and bumped from the game upon a negative assessment. Coincidentally, this season also contains a "Justin", the name of the first contestant on the US run to face expulsion.
- Jerkass: What got him expelled. Scott was constantly cussing, calling all the girls the f-word and bitches (sometimes both at the same time), making creepy passes at people, and at one point catapulted all the round-table chairs across the living room, followed by gleefully suggesting he wanted to smash a window with a life-sized chess piece and swinging it at Dana and Jack while laughing.
- Mistaken for Gay: By David because of his clothing.
- Mood-Swinger: His feelings for Amanda for example. One minute, Scott is her Sitcom Arch-Nemesis. The next, he wants to be with her.
- Nice Hat: His knit cap.
- Never Bareheaded: In fact, he is rarely seen without one on his head.
- Non-Gameplay Elimination: He was expelled from the house for his behavior towards everyone. note .
- Sanity Slippage: Scott started out as normal but immediately Took a Level in Jerkass when Amanda entered the door and got worse in each episode, because his Trauma Button had been smacked a thousandfold. He just could not deal with her presence in the house, let alone his very life, anymore. He finally had a breakdown, slipped out of his shoes in exhaustion, then threw chairs all over the house, ignored a preemptive Diary Room cool-down summons, threatened to attack people with giant chess pieces, and smoked himself silly with cigarettes.
- The Scrappy: Scott quickly became this In-Universe.
- Slasher Smile: That creepy grin he gets while whiffing a life-sized chess piece around makes it hard for Dana to tell if Scott is being serious or not, but what she is sure of is that his presence is changing the vibe around the house in a scary sort of way... like he's a REAL physical threat to people, not just a tough-talker.
- Stopped Caring: Scott said this in his last episode. He'd had enough of the game, felt like a puppet, and wanted the hell out.
- 13 Is Unlucky: His placing.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: Still had feelings for Amanda.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Scott lasted four episodes before finally snapping. His unplanned expulsion actually delayed the first official eviction to episode five.