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CBS's first installement of Celebrity Big Brother, set to premiere on February 7, 2018 and wrap on February 25, 2018. The participating celebrities were revealed on January 28th during the commercials of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. It will host a smaller run and scope than previous Big Brother productions as a pilot project (and most celebrities could not commit to anything beyond three weeks) and in the midst of the normal setup's twentieth season later in July during the summer. Originally set to premiere with five male and five female celebrities, a surprise eleventh addition added a twist. Like Over the Top, the reduced length run sees a $250,000 grand prize offered instead of the usual half million.

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The Winner:

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    Marissa Jaret Winokur 

Marissa Jaret Winokur

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Hometown: Bedford, New York
Current Residence: Toluca Lake, California
Date of Birth: February 2, 1973
Age: 44
Occupation: Actress, director, and mother
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 (Final HOH, with the power to evict two houseguests simultaneously)
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 2
Jury Votes: 6 out of 9.
Prizes Won: $250,000, and Winner of Celebrity Big Brother US 1. ->Finished: 1st Place [WINNER]
  • Achilles' Heel: Endurance and physically-demanding challenges, because she admits she has no stamina, and has dealt with the draining effects of cancer as a survivor. She is excellent at memory challenges, however. As such, Marissa's wins were from her intellect. She nailed the final HOH in this respect, but her time sagged because of the laboriousness of rappelling back and forth to complete it, and Ross won that one instead.
  • All-Loving Heroine: Marissa was a sweetheart to everyone and admitted when she was in the wrong and picked Ross for Final 2, because he was nice to her in return. She also did what Ross did not do in that she recognized that she was playing Celebrity Big Brother, where the Jury was not in sequester and made sure never to do much that would ruin her standing with them, while Ross just wanted to play Big Brother like any other season.
  • Ascended Fan: Marissa is a huge fan of Big Brother and has watched every season expect for the first one. She even watched Big Brother: Over the Top. Despite leaving The Talk, she still communicates with Chen regularly to this day mostly to discuss Big Brother. Her son is also a huge Big Brother fan and encouraged her to participate in the first celebrity version of the show, and broke into tears when he heard his mom was going to be on the show.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: According to Ross, Marissa's way of talking goes everywhere. Marissa has trouble finishing her sentences so badly the editors accompany a tally of the times she says "like" with "Sentences Finished: 0".
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: The reason she picked Ross over Ari and Mark to go to the Final Two, not to mention they had an alliance. Little did she know Ross planned on cutting her prior to Final Two had he won HOH.
  • Being Good Sucks: It bummed her out that she couldn't use the Power of Veto because of Keshia's desperate need to go home. She also hated targeting her friends to win.
  • The Big Girl: Famously chosen to play the lead role in Hairspray (and won a Tony in 2003), who is stout.
  • Cat Eared Headband: She has a fuzzy variant and a white-eared variant, both of which are very cute.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Omarosa chooses Marissa as her first opponent in "Bowlerina" because she thinks Marissa's chubby figure will hinder her. Unfortunately, she seems to have forgotten Marissa was a Broadway dancer by trade for many years and is just about totally unaffected by dizzying spinning and easily wins the round... while it backfires on Omarosa to even be in the challenge because it causes her asthma to flare up.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Marissa survived a bout with cancer, something Ari's dad now faces.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Most of the time, Marissa is barefoot, because she tires out her feet really easily in her profession and with her larger size. She even removed her wedges at the final HOH competition (she moved the stand under her platform and set them aside) as standing still in them was painful. It may have helped hone her concentration, as she won shortly afterward.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Subverted. When Marissa did not use the Veto, due to the initial lack of information about the reason why transpiring over the live feeds, a few viewers believed Marissa was betraying one of her alliances and gasps erupted from the studio audience right outside the Big Brother house. Marissa was actually honoring Keshia's wishes to go home by not backdooring Shannon. Nominated for eviction a second time, he boasts that last time someone put him on the block, they went home next, thinking the trend will repeat itself (and even that was a special case- she asked to go home next).
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Always went with friends, as she wanted to protect her "girls" over backstabbing people and alliances and only turned against people if they made it impossible to work with them, as Marissa was very close with Shannon until her emotional tailspin and unhappy when a drunken Brandi yelled at her for just appearing suspicious.
  • Good Parents: Spoils her adopted son rotten, even promising him something with her winnings.
  • Happily Married: One of the few women celebrities in the house to have a loving marriage to a husband.
  • The Heroine: Marissa was by far the nicest person in the house and the most honest save a few slip-ups, with no snark to really be had.
  • Humble Heroine: It was this humble attitude compared to Ross' seemingly unapologetic arrogance that won her the game, and James' vote.
  • The Hyena: She was constantly giggling or laughing or making loud noises of incoherent gibberish.
  • Iconic Outfit: Seldom seen without some kind of fluffy hairband, wild hair, a tank top, and no shoes.
  • Like Is, Like, a Comma: In the recap episode, houseguests joke that Marissa has a really, really bad habit of saying "like" every other word, and her conversations get all twisted around. The editors even lampshade it by rolling out a "Like Count".
  • Misblamed: While nominated, Brandi yelled at Marissa for simply talking to Omarosa and being paranoid enough to think it was to conspire against her.
  • Motor Mouth: Marissa is a chatterbox! She's very much aware of it. There is almost no way of stopping her once she gets rolling. She jokes she could win a talking contest as opposed to a physical one.
  • Out of Focus: Invoked by commentary. On a game perspective, she's here, and Derrick considers that the best place to be, not in charge of any alliances but still an active participant, yet able to survive if bad decisions are made and alliances cannibalize themselves and their leaders come under attack first.
  • Parental Substitute: Technically. Marissa went through many surgeries to remove cancer from her body and this made it very unsafe and virtually impossible for her to carry a child to term without severe complications. Her son Zev was born through a surrogate mother.
  • Secret Relationship: She and Shannon are actually close friends in real life and use that as an advantage. At least until Shannon plays the game so hard that Marissa sees that as problematic. Shannon is quite the sour sardine when Marissa turns against her, and considers that unworthy of a vote if she gets to the final two.
  • Tender Tears: Watered up upon seeing a greeting video from her husband Judah Miller and her boy Zev.
  • Wall of Blather: Marissa talks even when there's nothing to talk about, like silence is her enemy. She is almost always noisy in the house, with it becoming a Running Gag for the show to cut to her when her name comes up and she is making some kind of weird groan or scream.

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Runner-Up:

    Ross Mathews 

Ross Mathews

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Hometown: Mt. Vernon, Washington
Current Residence: Los Angeles/Palm Springs, California
Date of Birth: September 24, 1979
Age: 38
Occupation: TV host, judge, and personality
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 3 (2 Golden POV, 1 VIP Veto)note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 2 note 
Punishments Taken: Slop for 48 hours note 
Jury Votes: 3 out of 9.
Prizes Won: America's Favorite ($25,000) and Runner Up Prize ($50,000)
Finished: 2nd Place [RUNNER-UP]
  • 100% Adoration Rating: America absolutely loved Ross to pieces. He received enormous praise for his kindness and pleasant demeanor and fun and humorous rapport and witty attitude. They voted him America's Favorite Houseguest, giving Ross the distinct honor of being the first openly gay contestant to win this award and being the very first contestant in the history of the US competition to place in the final two and win the AFH award as runner-up, netting him an impressive $75,000. Ross managed to win our hearts despite not winning the whole shebang.
  • Acrofatic: Surprisingly spry and capable of holding his own despite his rotund figure.
  • Arch-Enemy: Omarosa. Ross wanted her gone immediately after she entered the house because he feared she would be a source of negativity, and he can't handle negativity. Ross made three attempts to evict her, which Omarosa grilled him for.
  • Ascended Fan:
    • Ross was actually in the audience at the finale of Big Brother 1 in the US way back in 2000 as a young college student, with archive footage to confirm he was indeed among the crowd in the front yard. He's seen every season and is a real superfan.
    • It gets even more ascended when Ross is the one interviewing the incoming cast for Big Brother 20.
  • Becoming the Mask: Ross the real person is a kind guy. Ross the Big Brother player makes tough moves. He wants you to know there's a difference.
  • Being Good Sucks: Did not like having to nominate Omarosa after she was hospitalized, nor wasting an HOH for Keshia's sake when the main target shifted to Shannon and Keshia begged for her own eviction.
  • Camp Gay: It wouldn't be a Big Brother season without one, and Ross is definitely known for being effeminate and very flashy, and having a girlish yet sassy tone of voice.
  • Chewing the Scenery: It's what he does best. He can swallow entire landscapes of scenery with his melodrama, and he was well-known for his overly dramatic acting as "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
  • Compassionate Critic: He will definitely call out other houseguests for their blunders, but is always trying to put out fires and makes sure to add a sincere compliment alongside his zingers.
  • Crocodile Tears: Practicing his fake crying in the ads for the season.
  • Down to the Last Play: He won the VIP Veto by a HAIR against Omarosa.
  • Expy: Basically a male/gay version of Danielle Reyes from Big Brother 3. He has an impeccable social game, but his prospects of winning are torpedoed when the jurors see how boastful he can be about winning and not giving credit where credit is due, which causes him to be passed over for the grand prize in favor of the person who has the kind heart.
  • Fan Disservice: Lampshades how his man boobs are bouncing around like Dolly Parton in an earthquake in "Bowlerina". The editors then pepper in countless doinging sound effects and it gets real gross.
  • Fatal Flaw: Complacency. He fell into Complacent Gaming Syndrome by trying to mimic the successes of other houseguests in past seasons without realizing things are a little different on the celebrity version and the Jury can see everything and watch the show and the live feeds. He was unable to win enough votes to get the first place, but second is okay in his book.
  • Final Boss: He was easily the most dangerous player of the house because he played from all sides, and at one point quipped that he thought in worry, "Am I the villain?"
  • Friendor Idol Decision: Ross hated voting off both Shannon and Brandi because he was close personal friends with both in real life, especially the latter, but the house overwhelmingly wanted them gone because they were nuisances.
  • Graceful Loser: Ross went on The Talk saying that even though he didn't win the grand prize, he still won the experience of Big Brother because he got to play it as he always wanted to and won a sizable chunk of change.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Betrays Omarosa because she found fault in her decision to go after James over a strong player like Chuck while the opportunity was ripe.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: The gist of his statement on The Talk about going against friends is that he is a loyal person in real life, but in Big Brother, if someone becomes a liability to your game, you have to get them out.
  • Intrepid Reporter: He delights in probing Omarosa for answers about her White House ordeals like a secret press reporter.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Ross is one of the best social players of the house and capable of shifting with alliances seamlessly and winning competitions if he needs to, but if he gets excited, he turns into a giddy schoolgirl on the drop of a hat.
  • Not So Different: From James. While Ross arguably played a nicer game, the ugly side of the game was reflected in his boasting and arrogant answers to the questions the Jury presented him with, which is why he ultimately lost James' vote. Because James realized the error of his ways and ultimately voted for the person who played the nicer game, despite Ross' game being solid.
  • The Mole: Gladly teamed up among the woman as the "gals and gay" to scheme against the men.
    • Reverse Mole: Assumes this position when he sees Omarosa engage in her dominating display that she's notorious for and gets nearly all of her own alliance, save secret final two ally Keshia, to flip on her with the help of Shannon.
    • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: His ultimate standing when he sees Shannon in an apparent final two alliance with James from the HOH room TV monitor view of the billards table and decides he might as well consider going against her if it comes down to it. Ross is bouncing around virtually any alliance as he sees fit. In the end, Marissa was his ride-or-die partner.
  • Nothing Personal: Ross hated nominating Omarosa immediately after she was out sick from an asthma attack and genuinely meant nothing personal behind it and said it to Omarosa very clearly. It didn't stop Omarosa from sassing him to make him feel bad, though. He also tried to tell Shannon that he wasn't meaning anything personal to get rid of her, only that she played so hard that she was making herself too dangerous to keep around.
  • Playing Both Sides: Ross manages to reach this level of subterfuge only a few days in when he realizes he is at the bottom of Omarosa's alliance and would rather turn it upside-down and is able to go between the men and women and gain intel. Josh Martinez compliments this strategy, as it was what got Paul Abrahamian and himself to the end of Big Brother 19. However, it had the same result much in the same.
  • Pungeon Master: He loves cracking Incredibly Lame Pun after pun in the Diary Room during competitions.
  • Reality Ensues: As a superfan of Big Brother, Ross played the game in the way he knew would work for the normal format. However, with this being the first trial run of the celebrity version, he didn't have any knowledge of how to win the game under these new circumstances, which required less evident double-crossing because every contestant who got evicted prior to the final night had a chance to view the entire season from top to bottom. Ross's failure to cover his tracks netted him second place because everyone knew he was a mastermind of the house.
  • Self-Deprecation: Ross mocks his own overweight body and lack of a dating life at various points in the game. He also has a lot to say against his background, being a gay guy who grew up on a farm and thinking his own accomplishments and standing in life pale to the other celebrities, and thinking he's the kind of misfit who you don't see on TV because he's such a weird combination of traits- fat, gay, and country boy.
  • Tears of Joy: When Ross won his first HOH, he fanboyed so much that he teared up.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: Going on slop did not faze Ross, and he appreciated having the full Big Brother experience.

The Jury

    Mark Sayers McGrath (Juror #9) 

Mark Sayers McGrath (Juror #9)

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Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Current Residence: Studio City, California
Date of Birth: March 15, 1968
Age: 49
Occupation: Musician, host
Number Of HOH Wins: 1
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Punishments Taken: Slop for 48 hours note 
Finished: Joint 4th Place [Evicted 8th verbally- chose to be 9TH AND FINAL JUROR]
Jury Vote: Ross

  • Ascended Extra: Later in 2018, Mark guest co-hosted an episode of The Talk.
  • Bash Brothers: He was James's closest ally in the house and also Ross's ideal choice for final two.
  • Cool Old Guy: Is quite aware he is technically the old man of the house but acts all chill and mellow.
  • Fighting Irish: An Irishman in the Big Brother House? You're asking for the dukes to go up. Except not. He's actually quite level-headed.
  • Genre Refugee: One of the original members still on board with The '90s band Sugar Ray.
  • Groin Attack: He couldn't sit through "Courtside Seats" without feeling a lot of discomfort to his lower extremities.
  • Happily Married: Has a wife and children.
  • Idiot Ball: Tells Shannon she is the biggest threat to his game while she's presiding HOH. Mark knows he's not the smartest person, anyway.
  • Insistent Terminology: Mark refuses to call himself a floater and will use any other term to paint a prettier picture.
  • Manly Tears: He got choked up at his family's video to him on Day 17 and said he ordinarily isn't one to get this emotional but "my family got me".
  • Neat Freak: Mark is appalled by filth and messes. Mark obsessively cleaned the house down to the shower drains and did the dishes."Your mama isn't here to pick up after you."
  • Nice Guy: Tossed the penultimate HOH to Ross to let him receive a picture of his family. This was after conversations about deals had been thrown around and Mark remembered Ross's dad has health issues and Mark disregarded everything on those grounds just to let Ross win.
  • Older Than They Look: Mark is almost 50 at the time of the game but has a very youthful complexion.
  • Out of Focus: He's admitted to floating around to try and avoid becoming a target.
  • The Straight Man: Probably the most smooth-sailing personality next to Chuck in the house and the one who thrives on the least drama.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Mark spends the first half of the game and being a non-factor except for major votes... but then out of the blue, he gets a nifty HOH handed to him for the first time and instead of letting others control the game, he suddenly targets Ari and Brandi in the middle of the latter portion of the game because he recognizes they are a "dynamic duo" and succeeds in enforcing their dissolution with his HOH reign. It proved the guys were actually forces to be reckoned with and made Marissa leery of him enough to evict him.

    Ariadna "Ari" Gutiérrez (Juror #8) 

Ariadna "Ari" Gutiérrez (Juror #8)

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Hometown: Born in Sincelejo, Colombia but raised in Barranquilla, Colombia
Current Residence: Miami, Florida
Date of Birth: December 25th, 1993
Age: 24
Occupation: Actress, TV host, model
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 1
Number Of Times Nominated: 0
Punishments Taken: Big Brotox Treatment note 
Finished: Joint 4th Place [Evicted 7th verbally- chose to be 8TH JUROR]

  • Butt-Monkey: She became a Big Baby for 48 hours and got carried around like a baby, too. All those "big baby" jokes past contestants have made on the show, contestants being compared to babies, and all the crying moments are definitely to blame for inspiring this. Ross also likes to tease Ariadna in the Diary Room in good-natured manner about how he wants her to succeed as a person... right after she bungles competitions really badly.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Ariadna, despite a rather embarrassing start to the third HOH Competition, won. She also had the smarts to keep Metta supervised in the HOH room so Shannon would never have the chance to pull him aside while unattended and try to coax him into voting on her side.
  • The Ditz: She does a lot of rather foolish things, like forgetting she could spell out a real word in favor of something nonsensical, and holding a giant putter like a croquet mallet.
  • Down to the Last Play: James almost beat Ariadna's time on her HOH win by a hundredth of a second. This would have severely jeopardized the plan to get Shannon out of the house, because James is her ally and if he became HOH, he obviously couldn't be told what was going on and Shannon would likely stay in the house another round.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Didn't realize she could have turned her nonsensical spelling of "WAIND" into "WIND". Ross jauntily joked about that one in the Diary Room. Worse, it caused her to get last place along with James and become subject to a Big Brotox Treatment and become a Big Baby together with him.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: In "Dining in the Dark", her shoes got stuck in the honey and she had to leave them behind, and her socks were halfway peeled loose as well.
    Ariadna: My shoes are coming off.
  • Fag Hag: She developed a very strong friendship with Ross, dancing and joking around with her, and would have gladly gone to the end with him if she could. She also lamented the fact that Ross was gay because Ari thought he was her ideal man.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: She is Colombian, and her native language is Spanish. Sometimes she will talk in Spanish to make a point or mask her conversations, and they are fortunately subtitled by production during televised episodes.
  • Hidden Depths: Wants to be seen as intelligent as opposed to a Brainless Beauty and overcome the stereotype.
  • Tender Tears: During the surprise greetings from celebrities' families on Day 17. Ariadna did not expect to see her sickly dad say hi to her from the hospital. When this happened, she started bawling hysterically, harder than anybody else in the house. Everyone gathered around her and cradled her and consoled Ariadna, because her dad was really ill and she worried about him desperately. On The Talk, Ari clarifies her dad is currently stable and battling cancer and has faced two wars in his lifetime, fighting back the tears again.

    Omarosa Manigault Newman (Juror #7) 

Omarosa Manigault (Juror #7)

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Hometown: Youngstown, Ohio
Current Residence: Jacksonville, Florida
Date of Birth: February 5, 1974
Age: 43 (turns 44 in the house)
Occupation: Television personality, former White House political aide
Number Of HOH Wins: 2 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Prizes Won: Sexiest Celebrity Not On The Eviction Block Award note 
Finished: 5th Place [7TH JUROR]

  • Action Fashionista: Omarosa wears a lot of snazzy and exotic dresses and clothes and can hold her own in several competitions.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Mentions how she got ostracized in the White House to the point where she was being ordered not to have access to certain things and places. It upsets her so much she is brought to tears and angry people are still judging her after she got fired.
  • Arch-Enemy: Ross. Omarosa was always at odds with Ross and unable to work with him in the game, and he wanted to evict her and managed to influence the dissolution of her all-girls alliance and made three attempts to evict her, succeeding on the third. To a lesser extent, Brandi is another example because the two had some really harsh words with each other early in, before even the first eviction, and Brandi wanted to dominate Omarosa in the house in general. James also qualifies due to Omarosa's failure to redirect votes toward him and taking it as a personal challenge to get him out of the house.
  • As the Good Book Says...: When in a peaceful mode or giving a speech, Omarosa often quotes the Bible, as her husband is Pastor John Allen Newman of Mt. Calvary Church.
  • Ascended Fan: Omarosa revealed in her intro that she is a huge fan of Big Brother. When interviewed by Ika Wong of Big Brother 2 Canada she reveals that she is also a fan of Big Brother Canada.
  • Ass Kicks You: Omarosa's large booty helped her stability in "Courtside Seats" and let her win. Brandi actually wondered if she should get some butt implants.
  • Bad Boss: Had a solid alliance of six going, but then seven was too much for Omarosa to manage, and she began to cause cracks to form in it very quickly from her disagreeable nature and it collapsed and cannibalized into a renegade series of mini-alliances, leaving only Keshia as the one who was loyal to Omarosa and possibly a team-up with Metta in the works.
  • Berserk Button: NEVER question her or go against her. That is the first and fastest way to make an enemy out of Omarosa.
  • Big Bad: Acheived this status upon getting two lesser villains out of the house Brandi (who she called her "bitch") and James for not comitting to the final four deal she presented him with.
  • Bonus Boss: She was not originally planned for the season's roster, but added as a twist when everyone was surprised she actually signed on, as an extra female addition.
  • Born Unlucky: Loses control of the biggest alliance in the house that she herself assembled, suffers an asthma attack that puts her in the hospital, then comes back to be nominated for eviction, finds out that a plan to backdoor Shannon is in the works instead, only for Omarosa's own closest ally Keshia to bail out of the game. The only thing guarding Omarosa from eviction is the vast majority of the house disapproving of Shannon.
  • Character Overlap: Quite obviously brought into the house because she was an unparalleled embodiment of turbulence on Celebrity Apprentice, and especially gained a lot attention for after her year of working as a White House staffer for President Donald Trump in 2017, and her subsequent firing by John Kelly in 2018. CBS's differing political views toward said POTUS and an overabundance of late night satire are enough proof why she was chosen, and let's kindly leave it at that.
  • Consummate Liar: So good a liar that it's obvious when she is lying.
  • Dark Secret:
    • A lot of the fervor behind her inclusion is she's being put in an environment that would foster the truth about her removal from the White House, which has been the subject of much controversy.
    • She claims the DACA agreement is a ploy initiated by Obama and exploited by Donald Trump to out illegal immigrants and start crackdowns and roundups (one administration started it to protect those who outed themselves as illegal, the next used it as an excuse to go after them), and that they are getting more agressive and worse. She also discourages Trump's impeachment because she sees Vice President Mike Pence as an even worse alternative due to his radical views and questionable statements that Jesus "tells him to say things", and Omarosa, being married to a pastor, vehemently disagrees and implies Pence may be delusional. The women on The Talk find all these allegations vapid and very hard to take seriously due to Omarosa's track record.
    • Piers Morgan made a rather daring swipe at Omarosa while she was in the house and unable to defend herself by being aware of current events or having access to social media. He said, both online and on The Talk, that Omarosa suggested a "showmance" shortly after meeting him on the first day of the first season of Celebrity Apprentice as a publicity stunt to gain notoriety. Morgan found it appalling and said no, which caused Omarosa to apparently label him gay and make homophobic remarks just to demoralize him throughout the competition. Whether this is true or not or has been exaggerated is unclear, and Omarosa's input is not available, as Julie Chen warns before Morgan gives us the dirty details. On Valentine's Day, no less!
  • Does Not Like Shoes: For a while, Omarosa avoided footwear in the house because she would usually have on stilettos until she found a pair of sneakers that were really comfortable. She removed her heels shortly after entering the house for the first time, and used them so little that Brandi actually tried wearing them.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: Omarosa realized after her all-girls alliance fell and Keshia asked to be evicted, she was alone in the game and would not be able to make it to the end. When she went after James, the biggest target in the house at the time, and got him out, Omarosa realized she was now the biggest target, but wanted the satisfaction of getting him evicted before she went out.
  • The Dreaded: She terrified Ross upon her entry into the house (who knows what she can be really like and does not want to put up with her negativity), and several others are made leery of her as time goes on in the house. Keshia knows it can get even worse, as the woman has refrained from "going old-school Omarosa" on them. Basically, that amounts to Da'vonne Rogers' famous "chick from Inglewood" outbursts crossed with Christina Brecht's vengeful tirades crossed with Danielle Murphree's hysteria... with a thousand helpings of GinaMarie Zimmerman mania.
  • Emotionless Girl: In a lot of her DR sessions, Omarosa has a cool and level-headed disposition, rarely emoting strongly except when bothered by things or acting all suave and sultry.
  • Evil Is Petty: Sassed Ross even though he meant nothing personal in nominating her just to get a few digs in and broadcast to the house that she was not going down easily.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her cooler disposition makes a lot more sense when she mentions being around men with guns in the White House guarding it, which creates a sense that acting up could have severe consequences; there are also exaggerations that guards had to apprehend Omarosa to get her out of the White House. What Omarosa does clarify is that it is definitely a place where you should not make enemies and all the restrictions there are complicated, such as only being able to redecorate the interior to some extent. Her aggressive side comes out when people persecute her and make her out as the villain, and her job in the White House was evidently met with persecution and ridicule and people twisting the facts to paint her in a negative light.
  • Hypocrite: Omarosa thinks that Shannon is making herself out to be the main bitchy girl of the season with her actions at calling people out and targeting Omarosa. Uh-uh: the only one managing to achieve that role is Omarosa, by labeling Shannon as such. It's an argument that's more like a snake eating its own tail.
  • Ice Queen: Omarossa has a way of expressing her disapproval without losing her temper, as years and political experience seemed to have smoothed out her ferocity into a quiet but ever-present intimidating presence. However, she can be very passive-agressive to people she doesn't like.
  • I Don't Pay You to Think: Starts in on this very early in the game when she gets annoyed with alliance members for having thoughts divergent from her wishes for the group, and Ross recognizes this display as that of the Omarosa he's seen on TV who becomes a very dangerous opponent if left unopposed.
  • It's Personal: To her, everything is personal. Ross trying to get her evicted fell in this category even if he didn't mean for it to come across like that.
  • Face of the Band: "And have you heard?" CBS has no shame in advertising her as the main attraction of the season. Take a wild guess why.
  • Friendless Background: Says she lost 100 friends siding with Trump, and strongly implies it was a thankless job.
  • Hyper-Awareness: She makes a chilling and startlingly accurate summation of the alliance of four that betrayed her that Shannon is obviously in power because Brandi and Ariadna are lightweights when it comes to cunning and intellect and tend to be followers. While this is not necessarily true, Omarosa is able to focus her efforts on splitting up any pairs of two she detects are working together when she becomes HOH. She even took a chance to get the biggest threat (James) out of the house when she could.
  • It's All About Me: The one force who is always in the spotlight.
    Promo guy: O-M-G!
    Omarosa: No; O-M-ME.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: She lost the most clothing out of anybody playing "Dining in the Dark"... her shoes... her socks... even her pants. See Modesty Shorts below.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She toys with so many houseguests' emotions. It seems because she's learned to watch her back to the point of tricking people into not going after it.
  • Modesty Shorts: Omarosa's pants got stuck in the honey of "Dining in the Dark", along with her shoes and socks.
    Omarosa: Thankfully, I had skintight leggings on underneath.
  • Mood-Swinger: She can say she cares about you as a person and wants to further your standing in the game, then go right into a very pissed off state where she is passive-aggressively labeling you things without losing her cool. Push her past that... no, just don't.
  • Nice Hat: She sometimes wears a corporate black gele.
  • Only One Name: More famously known as simply "Omarosa".
  • Portent of Doom: The gist of her troubled discussion with Ross about the state of affairs in the White House. Whatever she saw in the White House she says is really bad and we should be worried. Stephen Colbert takes note of this on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (he is keeping a close eye on her involvement with the season from beginning to end).
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Omarosa has had to fight for everything in life, and compares her situation where the whole house targets her at one point as no different. One can draw from this statement that some of the morally questionable things she does and her manipulative tendencies stem back to a survivalist mindset, but that's just a surface observation, of course.
  • Religious Bruiser: She is a preacher with a license since 2009 and a capable debater and arguer and competitor.
  • Street Smart: Grew up in the streets and takes that hardened, pursuant, and survivalist mentality to all she does.
  • Taking You with Me: Non-lethal example. Omarosa knew she was not going to win as the paramount threat in the house, so she made sure to drag James out of the game with her because he had constantly argued and made her look like a fool.
  • Token Minority: Started a "BGM" ("Black Girl Magic") alliance with Keshia and lampshaded how this was the first time she'd ever seen two black women on the same season on the US run of the show together.
  • Villain by Default: Omarosa is known for being a reality TV villain. Her fellow contestants alluded to how uncomfortable they were to see her in the house. This was even before she exchanged words with anyone.
  • Worf Had the Flu: After Bowlerina, Omarosa suffered a severe asthma attack brought on by a condition where her poor equilibrium and ragged breath from the athletic demand of the competition became bad enough that she actually walked out of the ongoing competition and banged on the door for the medic. She was later taken to the hospital and spent the night in recuperation to observe her condition, and cleared to enter back into the house before nominations. She went into the house knowing this could happen, and unfortunately had to deal with the fallout of her actions in the game by being nominated by new HOH Ross.
  • You Go, Girl!: Her presence in the game tilts the majority to women. She also wants to turn the tide where women always become eviction targets by men. As such, Omarosa is proud to start an all-girls (and eventually, a gay man) alliance in the spirit of the women's empowerment movements from late 2017 onward into 2018, and as a revenge shot at every season where women would be picked off one by one. This is a glaring difference to what happened in 2014 when Joey Van Pelt tried to implement the same thing but had none of the charisma, wit, or charm necessary to win over all the women, but seeing how this is a celebrity house and the #MeToo movement deeply affected female celebrities, Omarosa has all the tools necessary to spur the alliance into being with absolutely no objection from any of the women, whereas Joey got rebuffed for even suggesting such a thing and ended up being the first evictee of her season and the women were picked off as she suspected would happen and only Nicole Anne Franzel would come back to redeem herself. However, the "Hoe Code" sank and dissolved very quickly because of dissent and Omarosa's need to take charge.
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    James David Maslow (Juror #6) 

James David Maslow (Juror #6)

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Hometown: San Diego, California
Current Residence: Venice, California
Date of Birth: July 16, 1990
Age: 27
Occupation: Actor/musician
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 3 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Punishments Taken: Big Brotox Treatment note 
Finished: 6th Place [6TH JUROR]
Jury Vote: Marissa

  • The Ace: James survived being on the block twice, and has been coming close to winning several competitions. We even have him winning the Dark diner POV forcing Ariadna to put up Mark in his place.
  • Affably Evil: Say what you will about his arrogance and cockiness, but James is a pretty nice guy who only really goes after people when they deserve it like Brandi. Kind of similar to that other James.
  • Always Second Best: It's become something of a running gag that every HOH James comes up short and ends in second. To be fair two of them he threw to Ross and Omarosa respectively. At least in the second case he gained a villainous ally in Omarosa. Or so she thinks...
  • Arch-Enemy: Very quickly got annoyed by Brandi for her catty and rude sloshed behavior toward him and selected her as a target, with that as the excuse that it wouldn't get blood on his hands.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: On The Talk, when the final seven houseguests discussed the season, James explains that he didn't vote for Ross because Ross took the credit for all his wins despite some being thrown to him by James; Ross then retorted, "Who convinced you to throw those wins to me?" and THAT remark got EVERYONE clamoring in the studio. Julie sheepishly cued a commercial break.
    Julie: I'm sorry to cut in, but these guys will never stop arguing.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He has a lot of cocky guy bravado that rubs Brandi the wrong way and only makes her half-like him.
  • Bad Liar: According to Brandi, James is such a bad liar it's obvious when he's telling the truth. Omarosa tries really hard to grill him and turn him into her scapegoat when she attempts to sow a lie into the alliance of four that James has made a deal with Shannon and is spreading lies about Omarosa, but James keeps his composure and does such a terrible job of lying anyway that Omarosa is incapable of painting him as a liar and everyone recognizes it's another Omarosa trademark at work. However, James's bad lying makes it difficult to tell if he allied himself with Ross or not, and both of them outright declare they never struck a deal to get to the final two just to assuage any suspicions.
  • Break the Haughty: Was on cloud nine when Brandi was evicted, and shortly afterward, fell out of the sky when HE got evicted in the Double Eviction twist. His face sank quite a lot once he heard his fate being sealed.
  • Butt-Monkey: He had to become a Big Baby for 48 hours. Chuck was laughing his butt off at it all, and James even had to sip on his baby bottle while giving his speech to Shannon during the Veto ceremony and it fell apart on him.
  • Deal with the Devil: Invoked by Ariadna when James gave up on an HOH he knew he wasn't going to win and let Omarosa take it in exchange for aligning with him and not being put on the block or backdoored after the two of them were in conflict with each other. Yet he did not garner enough trust with the big O to merit being targeted for eviction, and she nailed him.
    Ariadna: (panicked) It's like the deal with the Devil.
  • Expy: An attractive young man who's kind of a villain and plays aggressively and has bombastic diary room sessions? Paul Abrahamian, is that you without a beard? At least before Paul became more of a villain in S19.
    • Could also be one of Cody from 19 only slightly less evil. He's in a war with a houseguest beloved by the house (at least until her sanity slippage), is public enemy number one, and it takes several attempts to finally send him home. Whether he matches Cody in popularity remains to be seen.
    • Believe it or not, he could even be seen as a Caucasian version of William "Mega" Collins from the very beginning of the US version back in Season 1. He boasts all the time and gets a female houseguest on the fence about liking him and argues with the same houseguest, just like Mega's rocky relationship with the perky yet emotional bundle of energy, Brittany Petros.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Flips flops between this and Affably Evil depending on who the victim is. While he doesn't insult anyone else, if it's Brandi, he goes to town with it. James does not waste any time saying how happy he is to be rid of Brandi and how awful it was to be around her.
  • Fearless Fool: Like Brandi he was always bragging and grandstanding, and got his comeuppance.
  • Former Child Star: He's still famous now for his music and pop idol status, but when he was a teen, he was basically as popular as Justin Bieber.
  • Giver of Lame Names: Christened his alliance with Chuck "The Celebration", because if they get to the final two, they'll celebrate. Editors had fun adding cheesy party sound effects like noisemakers and children cheering to that. Naturally, that alliance was kaput only a week in.
  • Here We Go Again!: When James gets nominated for eviction a second time, he boasts that last time someone put him on the block, they went home next, thinking the trend will repeat itself (and even that was a special case- she asked to go home next).
  • Humiliation Conga: Not only does he lose the HOH to Omarosa, Ross, and several others he perceived as weak, but he's unceremoniously put up as as replacement and only receives one vote from Mark to stay. Regardless of whether he got a second vote to stay or not, Omarosa was going to vote him out as she wants all the guys gone, ironically not so different than all lot of alpha male BB players. And acording to Brandi, his eviction video would have been even worse than the one he gave Brandi.
  • Idiot Ball: Just like Chuck, he told Shannon she was a threat to his game while she was HOH. He also dropped a letter trying to spell a word in the first Veto Competition and got the whole thing rendered moot, causing himself to fall victim to becoming a Big Baby.
  • It's All About Me: A Played for Laughs where James loves to boast about being the best in the Diary Room and pretends to have an oversized ego.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Played a rude and cocky game and went home right after the person he dragged most often went out.
  • Not So Different: From Brandi and it's easy to see why. Both were blindly going after each other and in the end, cared more about beating each other than trying to play nice.
  • Pretty Boy: Naturally, since he was part of the male ensemble of Big Time Rush.
  • Rule of Three: It took three attempts to evict him to finally send him packing.
  • Secret Relationship: He's close friends with Chuck outside the house, and sees them as the strongest physical competitor and Chuck. Unfortunately, both of them are the first nominations for eviction of the season, and Chuck is the first to go.
  • Seen It All: James happens to be a Nickelodeon alumni, and has been in the Kids Choice Awards. Nickelodeon's signature move is to slime people, and James has been slimed before. When he experiences "Dining in the Dark", it doesn't phase him to get messy, but he notes it is like the next level of being slimed.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: Unlike many of Big Brother's past villains, James isn't a bad person. He can be sort of cocky, but he hasn't done anything malicious toward anyone. That being said, other than Omarosa, he's the most villainous contestant, often behaving arrogantly in diary room sessions. Of course, with him being an actor, he's probably just doing it for show. However, with that said he has nothing nice to say about Brandi and while you could argue his hatred of her isn't irrational, nevertheless he is far from subtle in attacking her character.

    Brandi Lynn Glanville (Juror #5) 

Brandi Lynn Glanville (Juror #5)

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Hometown: Sacramento, California
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth: November 16, 1972
Age: 45
Occupation: Mom, New York Times bestselling author, beauty blogger, and reality TV personality
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 1
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Finished: 7th Place [5TH JUROR]

  • Action Mom: Subverted; Although she has come in third in a few competitions she never actually won any.
  • Alpha Bitch: Very much one to get her way, even putting on Omarosa's shoes and saying Omarosa is her bitch.
  • Arch-Enemy: James, for annoying her with his ego. Omarosa is a lesser example, as Omarosa doesn't think she has the wits to lead an alliance but Brandi is always going on in the Diary Room about dominating her. In real life, though, they will probably be destined to be friends. Some of the other houseguests even think this clash of egos may predicate a romance.
  • Brutal Honesty: Brandi is a very upfront and sassy person, but respected for it... as long as she doesn't go past a certain point.
  • Can't Hold Her Liquor: Brandi gets very mouthy and obnoxious when drunk. James decides to target her for her rude behavior and just not liking him with little provocation.
  • Companion Cube: Fell in love with a drinking gourd in one of the bedrooms while plastered and called it her "boyfriend" that the girls later decorated to look like a man in a tuxedo.
  • Covered in Gunge: Brandi was disgusted by the messiness of "Dining in the Dark".
  • Drama Queen: She is a drama fiend. On The Talk, she's asked by Julie if she thrives on drama from The Real Housewives and Brandi replies "My entire life is drama."
  • Epic Fail: Her barefooted and gungy finish of "Dining in the Dark" clocked in at almost thirty minutes. She did even worse than Omarosa, who was somewhat trying to place mediocre.
    Brandi: I did worse than Omarosa... and she has asthma (Omarosa coughs)... (Brandi's jaw hangs open)...I sucked.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Found the house even more cutthroat that The Real Housewives because you become like family and then get cut away.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Says some very rude and coarse language at anyone who annoys her, most of it being bleeped. She even calls James a "dick" and the two invoke Country Matters whirling insults around at each other.
  • Fearless Fool: Brandi said so many snotty and careless things that it put off everyone from trying to save her from eviction.
  • Glamorous Single Mother: She is divorced from Eddie Cibrian with two children and a beauty blogger celebrity. She was and still claims to be a Real Housewife, but her notoriously rocky split has effectively rendered her an ex-housewife.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Brandi loves her chug-a-lug. She drinks all the time and incorporates drinking into a lot of her posts online. The one thing she immediately zones in on before anyone else are the liquor cabinets for the houseguests, which are a special inclusion for the celebrities. As soon as she gets in the house, she raids the drink bar, and gets smackered, calling one bottle her new boyfriend. The first Veto Competition has more drinks available for the contestants not competing, and she hits up a bottle immediately. It made her mad when the house didn't provide alcohol every day, and when alcohol was provided, she rejoiced.
    Brandi: Not drinking should be a crime.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Her ever-loyal go-to when she's stressed is the booze.
  • In Vino Veritas: Brandi can turn very loud and unfettered when she speaks while drunk, which made some like Ross worry she could potentially blow up alliances by saying too much.
  • Nice Hat: Sometimes seen in a black knit beanie/toboggan.
  • Jerkass: Easily the most obnoxious contestant of the bunch, given her background and disposition speak for themselves.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Brandi understands where Keshia is coming from, having multiple children and also being single, but finds it aggravating that Keshia came into the house knowing she had to breastfeed her daughter and there was no other food she would take and that her sudden urgency to leave the house greatly crippled Brandi's chances of moving forward in the game, and she gets emotional and even tearful in the Diary Room about it.
  • Losing a Shoe in the Struggle: In "Dining in the Dark", the honey pool snared her shoes, which annoyed Brandi so much she tore off her shoes and her socks and kept trudging on barefoot. It didn't help at all. She placed worst out of anybody.
    Brandi: These shoes are stupid, anyway.
  • The Paranoiac: If anybody so much as said anything in earshot of her while she wasn't in the room, Brandi would get very quizzical and start in on them, making irrational claims that they were conspiring against her. Needless to say, a lot of this behavior is fueled by alcohol.
  • Refuge in Audacity: She loves to do bold and crazy things, like asking questions that nobody would feel comfortable asking and even asking the one question nobody dared to ask Omarosa upfront- if she had sex with Donald Trump- which got a very indignant and succinct denial.
  • Sanity Slippage: She ramped up her drinking in the days following her nomination and began saying and doing extremely foolish things. One time, she even dared the houseguests to say something bad about Julie Chen and the WHOLE backyard cleared out in a panic. Julie herself made sure Brandi would answer for that one on her eviction night.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: Brandi was given a lot of heat for choosing at the last second to vote Mark over Shannon when she wanted to be sympathetic. The house intended to vote in solidarity and Brandi's choice not to do that made it look like she was going rogue and possibly attempting to curry favor with Shannon on the Jury, neither of which is what she intended.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Some viewers have noticed the soles of Brandi's feet are covered in rough skin (Ichthyosis Vulgaris) from overuse of heels and might do well with a pumice stone (best seen when she is flailing her feet after having a few too many in a recap clip of the penultimate episode of the season), and she does not always apply eyeliner, which makes her eyes look less visible and sleepy (she otherwise lays it on thick and powerful and showy).

    Ronald William Artest Jr. AKA "Metta World Peace" (Juror #4) 

Ronald William Artest Jr. AKA "Metta World Peace" (Juror #4)

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Hometown: Queens, New York
Current Residence: Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth: November 13, 1979
Age: 38
Occupation: Former NBA player, Basketball coach and philanthropist
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Punishments Taken: Slop for 48 hours note 
Finished: 8th Place [4TH JUROR]
Jury Vote: Ross (likely picked at random)

  • 100% Adoration Rating: Everyone liked Metta and found him to be very charming and compassionate and had nothing bad to say about him when reflecting about getting to know him. Ross also found it impressive waking up to a former NBA champion in the neighboring bed every morning.
  • Animal Motifs: Almost everything he wears has a panda face on it.
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Set up to be a big competitive player... and then he doesn't win anything, loses interest in the game, and unceremoniously leaves on Day 20 when he gets put up on the block and uses this as a free pass to leave the house. Brandi was very fortunate Metta was so desperate to get out of the house, or she could have been out the door next.
  • Awaken The Sleeping Giant: Ironically, he has set himself up to be a very easy boot, which makes him a perfect pawn, but in not being nominated right away, this has caused Metta to actually take the game seriously in return and it may have been better just to pick him off while the chance was there and Keshia potentially miscalculated. He later goes all "Metta World Beast" after realizing he is not going to go home as easily as Keshia, who begged for it.
  • Companion Cube:
    • Had the two small flamingo floaties in the jacuzzi fight each other.note 
    • He has inherited Orwell the Owl who was Josh Martinez's own buddy in the house in Big Brother 19, after discovering the owl was a much-needed source of comfort. His relationship with Orwell is so tight, however, that Brandi says "Metta World Peace is in a showmance with an owl." Metta said he was going to hang on to the owl all day after first bonding with him. Metta even took him in the bathroom.
  • Competition Freak: This is what Metta morphs into when he takes the game seriously. He is very driven to win and he knows it, and says there is a competitive beast inside him that wants this win more than anything else, and becomes "Metta World Beast", beasting his way through the house and through the challenges.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Metta used to be a man of the streets. He was also a homophobe until he developed friendships with many gay people and is happy to know Ross counts among them. He also came from the hard streets and climbed his way into a construction degree and management know-how and rose to become a prized player of the NBA.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Changed his name from Ronald Artest in 2011 to signify a re-invention of who he wanted to be.
  • The Drag-Along: Metta started missing his wife really bad only two days in and was willing to go on the eviction block and toss his game out the window, but he was not nominated as he intended and is willing to go to war to make the women wish they had respected his wishes. He doesn't even care about the money prize, he loves his wife.
  • Epic Fail: Accidentally voted to evict Chuck. Metta is the first person in the US version of Big Brother to accidentally vote somebody out.
  • Genre Blind: DEAR GABRIEL ABOVE. There is no way of putting this gently. Metta is a total noob at Big Brother. He seems to have stumbled into the house by accident, because he was muddling through the game very blindly in the first ten days. His grasp on the game alone is even worse than some of the most incompetent households put together (Seasons 16 and 19). He has almost no concept of how the game works. At least he's a strong competitor.
  • The Fool: Metta is easily the most silly and eccentric person of the season, who does whatever he wants, whenever he wants. He is also the first person to vote someone out by accident and the first person to cast a RANDOM Jury vote, two things which are simply unheard of in the annals of Big Brother because you'd think people would know better, but alas.
  • Honor Before Reason: Would rather be evicted than simply walk off the game, and voted blindly for Chuck thinking he was doing the right thing and failed to see it was a vote to evict rather than save Chuck.
  • Informed Ability: Says he hates everyone when he gets competitive on the court or during any competition, but never actually aggressively hated on anybody in the house.
  • It's Personal: When Metta figured out Omarosa prevented him from going home, he decided to gun for her.
  • Joke Character: Metta didn't so much play Big Brother as provide the audience with plenty of good laughs and lament he was so bad at playing the game.
  • Kill Me Now, or Forever Stay Your Hand: Metta got himself evicted because he threatened to go after anyone who did anything to prolong his stay in the house. Basically, he played an inverted version of Big Brother: he wanted out, but couldn't get out, and keeping him in the game was not worth anyone's while if they knew what was best for them.
  • Manly Tears: Cried in the Diary Room when he missed being home with his wife.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He wasn't even competing in the first Veto Competition but gladly stripped down to his shorts and clambered through one of the mud baths. Metta also went to the announcement of America's Vote in his underwear just for the heck of it.
  • Opt Out: Really didn't want to be in the house by sequester and was fully ready to go by Day 20.
  • Pet the Dog: Omarosa makes good on a deal to get him on his way home 20 days in as a willing eviction target, with no discussion needed. Metta is then unanimously voted out of the house 5-0. The other celebrities compliment Metta for lasting through sequester, slop, and 20 days in the house and don't talk ill about him wanting to leave and cut and run, as he makes his exit without disrupting the flow of the game and managed to make everybody like him.
  • Pinball Protagonist: Metta may very well be the most clueless player in the house since Marcellus didn't use the veto on himself. He bounces around the game not even knowing how some of the rules work, and probably signed on much like Kevin Schleuber did because it merely sounded like a fun thing to do.
  • Pokethe Poodle: Like Chuck, he went home to a son who teased him for bailing out of the game so close to winning the grand prize with only a few days left to get through.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He had the girls give him a press-on nail (just one in pink). This was then followed by Chuck getting a treatment with avocados and James complaining the women were emasculating the house.
  • The Resenter: Downplayed. He is clearly holding it against Omarosa that she didn't help him leave the house when he wanted to, but it's not so personal that he goes off on her.
  • Security Blanket: He clings to Orwell the Owl like an inseperable friend.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: He is evicted right before a Double Eviction takes place. Metta's sole function in the house was to spice it up with some humor, Metta World Peace-style. By his own accord, he wanted to go home, and thus contributed nothing substantial to the game, beyond eating slop and being the one person who nobody knew would be a good ally or not.
  • Street Smart: Went into the house with a "trust no one" mentality because on the streets if you trust someone they could turn around and stab you in the back.
  • Sunglasses at Night: He wore a pair of dark shades on the first eviction night and periodically in the house just to look cool.
  • Tears of Joy: When he got "frontdoored" and his wish to leave the house was granted on Day 20. Metta was happy to be free.
  • Too Dumb to Live:
    • And how! Metta not only didn't know what a "backdoor" strategy is (that's forgivable as BB veteran game jargon), but he voted for Chuck in the Diary Room thinking he was casting a vote to save him, without realizing he was casting a vote to evict him. Not that it would have mattered anyway- Chuck's goose was cooked regardless of that vote, and ironically, Metta managed to avoid putting a target on his back by voting with the majority and no one seeking out who voted James.
    • Metta was so tired of trying to play the game he decided to do the unthinkable and cast a Jury vote at random. This action was so terrible it earned him jeering and boos from his housemates and the studio audience. Nobody EVER did anything so ignorant in the history of the game- totally illogical and mindless. In fact, it can be compared to the greater scope of CBS reality show baloney. It is up there with Sean's alphabetic voting in the first season of Survior. However, Metta may have cast his vote on purpose in the end after receiving such dissent.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Shannon used his unwillingness to be in the game as an excuse to pawn him with James as her intended target and Mark as another pawn (for telling her she was a threat), but Keshia Recast the HOH onto herself. Shannon still managed to take advantage of Metta by exploiting the fact he would not be motivated to redeem his gift bag so the girls could stay in power by swooping in and redeeming theirs.
  • Wild Card: Keshia thinks Metta has a tendency to be a wild card because he doesn't have much allegiance to anyone and is an unpredictable player. Part of that seems to be because he's not been paying attention to the goings-on of the house. It's also why he's not pawned over Mark, as Metta behaves so erratically that the girls worry he'll go off on them. He also talks about getting competitive and into the game... then turns around and says he wants to leave and consigns to leave. Then Metta all but proved his wildcard status by randomly selecting his Jury vote.

    Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (Juror #3) 

Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (Juror #3)

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Hometown: Houston, Texas; Waco, Texas; Los Angeles; Cape Town, South Africa
Current Residence: Cape Town, South Africa
Date of Birth: September 7, 1973
Age: 44
Occupation: Actress and conservationist
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 1 note 
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Finished: 9th Place [3RD JUROR]

  • 100% Adoration Rating: America really felt for poor Shannon when she lost out in the house and got an unfair shake, as she was in the top three for America's Favorite Houseguest.
  • The Ace: Shannon won her first two competitions on the show, and she broke the record for the longest-spelled word in the scrabble veto competition. This made her competitors very wary of her.
    • Broken Ace: Suffers a lot of blowback for trying so hard to win that she creates discord in the house, and eventually, Shannon begins to detest being there and putting in the extra effort. Mark lamented she seemed to have lost her fire when she broke down.
  • Action Girl: Easily the best physical player among the girls, hands-down. This is also why they saw her as so dangerous.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: Was being treated like this when just about everybody was conspiring to evict her, because she would walk into a room and everyone would disperse or stop talking.
  • Ascended Fan: She watches both Big Brother and The Amazing Race regularly. She is also an excellent poker player...
  • Broken Tears: When she realizes the whole house except Jason has united to evict her for playing too intensely, Shannon starts to lose her composure and breaks down in the middle of the nomination ceremony. She dives right into more sorrow when she loses her shot at safety. The show later pokes fun at it by claiming tissues as her Iconic Item of the season, "The Shannon", in the BB auctions challenge.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was deeply affected by the September 11th attacks due to being half-Arabic, and later married and divorced Joseph Reitman.
  • Expy: A game-savvy poker player with an ex-husband, who knows how to control the other players, wears a ballcap, is prone to getting emotional, is a very strong competitor, and is very likely to switch up votes in her favor the second she notices she's being disregarded? More or less a redheaded version of Vanessa Rousso.
  • Fiery Redhead: Her attitude can get very competitive and emotional. Mark admires her fiery spirit in this regard.
  • Granola Girl: She is an environmentalist and vegan. Her longtime boyfriend is fellow vegan and environmentalist Russell Simmons.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She's well-known as Nadia, the chick from American Pie, so of course she's a hottie.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: She could have become the first contestant on the US run to assume the throne of HOH two times in a row had she not lost "Bowlerina", due to having her HOH status revoked by the Recast the first time she got it and reinstating her eligibility to play for the power in the next HOH competition to follow. Omarosa also cclaims Shannon could have bern the best Big Brother player ever if she didn't overplay her hand.
  • The Paranoiac: She plays the game very hard and forcefully. A lot of the other celebrities also think she's playing the game too intensely, like Ross, and in Chuck's post-game interview, he reflects that Shannon becomes neurotic at times because of her dogged position in the house, and it may come back to bite her in the butt.
  • The Reveal: Right before and during her eviction, Shannon recites several anti-poaching spiels for sparing elephant tusks and black rhino horns as her motivation to come into the house and adds a sprig of pro-vegan statements tacked on as a parting note. She played a mean and hard game, but had a good cause to fight for.
  • The Scapegoat: Her close association with James and strong competitive and strategic skillset made her easy to single out as having a Final Two alliance with him, but she clarified that there was no deal in place.
  • Sore Loser: Has an ongoing meltdown and fit when she comes to realize she's teetering on eviction and gets beaten by James in a life-saving Veto Competition, feeling VERY bitter and unwilling to vote for backstabbers like Ross and Marissa. Shannon does not even think she can stomach watching Big Brother anymore and doesn't love it any longer. She recinds on that latter comment and pulls it together in the end. Soooo... Victim noises? Maybe, maybe not. Ross admitted the plan to backdoor her right before she left the house, but even so, Shannon isn't willing to give him a vote.
  • Tender Tears: If she's having a bad time of things in the house or missing her home of Cape Town, Shannon is quick to falter and break into tears, which makes others worry if she's stable enough to play the game and align with her.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In the first POV, she spelled out "RESPONSIBILITIES", which is a massive 16-letter word (and lampshades her duties to appease her allies in the house) compared to the other players' entries, two who couldn't even spell words correctly and the biggest word only amounting to seven letters. She obviously had assistance from the other girls to scavenge for and provide her with extra letters, and in the interviews with past show winners Ian, Derrick, Nicole, and Josh, Nicole thought ten letters would have been enough and that this was way too over the top and made her see Shannon in a less favorable light.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The all-women alliance ironically crumbled when it added one guy in the form of Ross to the mix and he started questioning Omarosa's moves very soon afterward, then got Shannon to flip and staged a rebellion against her.
  • You Were Trying Too Hard: Everyone was in agreement that Shannon played the game too hard and too fast in the first weeks, even though she won her first HOH and Veto to pull through for the girls and stop the guys from getting the upper hand. When she kept behaving this way after winning a Power of Veto while many other players cooled down from the initial excitement of being in the house, it raised big warning flags to get her out of the game.

    Keshia Knight Pulliam (Juror #2) 

Keshia Knight Pulliam (Juror #2)

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Hometown: Newark, New Jersey
Current Residence: Atlanta, Georgia
Date of Birth: April 9, 1979
Age: 38
Occupation: Actress and entrepreneur
Number Of HOH Wins: 1 note 
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Prizes Won: Recast note 
Finished: 10th Place [2ND JUROR]
Evicted: 7-0 VS. OMAROSA note 
HOH Evicted Under: ROSS (Day 13)

  • 13 Is Unlucky: Began to lose her breast milk faculties so badly that she asked for her own eviction to transpire and had a huge breakdown, which took place on Day 13.
  • Adult Fear: Keshia became the very first contestant in the history of the US version of the competition to actually beg to be eliminated, since she started to lose her ability to produce breast milk, broke her breast pump, is a divorced single mom caring for a baby daughter who she has never been away from for a day, won't take any other food but that milk, and Keshia dreaded the possibility of losing her ability to make any more ever again. Some of these details are revealed on The Talk- the day after her eviction, Keshia indicated she returned to nursing her baby the same night she went home with a social media picture and chose her over the money any day, because real life was more important.
  • Break the Cutie: The day leading into the second live eviction, Keshia progressively fell into a state of fear, panic, and tears, when she had tried multiple treatments to stop her breast milk from waning and none were successful and had a meltdown live after Marissa won the Veto Competition.
  • Contrived Coincidence: Because the celebrity contestants are allowed to go home due to the condensed run of this version of the game, Keshia was able to go straight back to her daughter rather than worry about sequester.
  • Heroic Suicide: Non-lethal example; she functionally self-evicted. Keshia terminated her own run in the house because of a personal emergency, but outed Shannon as the person she was doing dirty work for to put Jason and Chuck up for eviction and cleared her name knowing she would not be reprimanded due to asking for her own eviction.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: As soon as she became outgoing HOH, the men and an anti-Omarosa alliance set out to retaliate against Black Girl Magic.
  • Nice Girl: Fitting for the person who played Rudy Huxtable, Keshia doesn't take anything personal and nominated two people for eviction simply because she sees them as strong competition.
  • Not So Different: Omarosa throws this argument at Keshia about the Bill Cosby scandal and not being judged and vilified for her association with him like Omarosa was for backing Donald Trump. Keshia tries to clarify a difference, but Omarosa's real beef- and reason for this discussion that she tells to Ross in confidence- is that Keshia is silently passing judgement on her like so many others have in the past.
  • Reality Ensues: Keshia had a legitimate reason to drop out of the competition- motherhood. Keshia is fully respected for choosing to bow out the way she did, as it was not cowardly nor selfish. She had to quit remaining in the game because of the high-stress environment of the Big Brother house having an adverse affect on her ability to produce it, and when a woman's hormones change following giving birth, the mammary glands can lose their ability to secrete milk. Her asking to be evicted actually took more courage than simply walking, and she even took all the blood upon herself that went with targeting Shannon to avoid any discourse in the house following her compulsory eviction.
  • Shocking Elimination: Shockingly asked to be eliminated, completely negating a backdoor attempt on Shannon, due to her breast milk supply depleting and needing to go home to her baby before her breast milk dried up completely.

    Charles "Chuck" David Liddell AKA The Iceman (Juror #1) 

Charles "Chuck" David Liddell AKA The Iceman (Juror #1)

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Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Current Residence: Calabasas, California
Date of Birth: December 17, 1969
Age: 48
Occupation: Retired UFC Fighter/Entertainer
Number Of HOH Wins: 0
Number Of POV Wins: 0
Number Of Times Nominated: 1 note 
Number Of Times As Have-Not: 0
Finished: 11th Place [1ST JUROR]
Evicted: 7-1 VS. JAMES note 
HOH Evicted Under: KESHIA (Day 10)

  • Adorkable: It's quite funny watching him get into the spirit of the game. Chuck gets a beauty treatment from the women, digging like a junkyard dog for letters in the first veto competition, and laughing his head off at the Big Brotox punishment of Ariadna and James. And then when he gets evicted, he throws out a plug to be on The Amazing Race with his wife as his team partner!
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: During his post-game interview on The Talk, Chuck mentions he's willing to vote for Omarosa if she makes it to the end because she was the only person who voted to save him by trying to evict James.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Chuck has several dapper suits to his name that clash with his intense hairstyle and face.
  • Bald of Awesome: Chuck has a badass mohawk and tattoos on the side of his forehead and is a fearsome fighter in the ring.
  • Byronic Hero: His pre-show interviews suggest he wants to stick with his core beliefs and doesn't want to get involved with lying too much because it makes him feel uncomfortable.
  • Disaster Dominoes: One little slip-up cost him his shot at $250,000. After Chuck redeemed the gift bag, none of the guys on his side of the house went to redeem their bags due to being convinced by the girls not to, and this could have increased the odds of a male getting the Recast advantage. Chuck was blocked seven to one and Keshia gained control of the HOH and nominated him for eviction. Next, Chuck was on his own in the Veto Competition following his nomination, and while he managed to spell the best word among all the other people working independently, Shannon received assistance from the other women to spell a gigantic 16-letter word and utterly quash any hope of a man taking away the Golden Power of Veto. Finally, a sobering conversation with Ross convinced Shannon to have their alliance defy Omarosa and Keshia by flipping from James to Chuck on eviction night, and Chuck's game was squashed out entirely.
  • Face of a Thug: As a former UFC wrestler, of course he looks like a hardass, but Chuck is more of a tender person than he appears to be at first glance.
  • For Want of a Nail: Had anybody gone to help pad out the odds toward the men's side of the house in the gift bag redemption, it might have stopped him from going home first... or, had Chuck simply held off and not gone to the Diary Room, he might have been safe. He found himself totally on his own and responsible for his own survival in the game for choosing to take the lone wolf route and go rogue. It was literally every man for himself; Chuck was left high and dry by the other men in the house in saving himself from eviction while the women teamed up to help each other win the first Veto Competition.
  • Gentle Giant: One of the most ripped and ferocious people in the house, but actually maybe among the nicest and most peaceable.
  • Irony: Chuck went to redeem his gift bag first because he thought it would be best to help him play for the long haul. That move actually screwed up his entire game and heavily contributed to becoming a huge target and the first celebrity eviction.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Chuck's willingness to play for the long haul leads him to redeem his gift bag at first opportunity when no one else is (with a little hesitation beforehand)- which causes all the women and Ross to immediately form a line behind him and redeem their bags to force the random draw of gift bags and cause a 7-1 chance Chuck gets the Recast twist. Keshia gets the Recast twist and immediately puts James and on the block, allowing the women to target someone they now know for sure is a problem. He later becomes a flip target and is blindsided in a 7-2 vote versus James when Ross and Shannon implement a counter move against Omarosa and Keshia.
    • During his post-game interview on The Talk (none of the celebrities are kept in sequester in a Jury house and allowed to go home and watch the game), Chuck also partly blames himself for Metta voting for him because Chuck said in his last speech before votes were cast to "vote for him" (to keep him), and that may have confused Metta.
  • Poke the Poodle: Chuck says on The Talk that his family didn't really miss him in the short time he was gone and their biggest concern was how disappointing it was that he didn't return with the money.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Even though he's an ex-UFC fighter with a burly figure, a mohawk and muttonchop mustache, he doesn't mind getting pampered. He spent a day getting an avocado facial done by the women as a way of bonding. He also apparently uses black nail polish on his fingers and toes to make himself look fiercer in the ring.
  • The Quiet One: Out of all the houseguests, Chuck is arguably the least talkative, as his Diary Room sessions are sparse and he doesn't really give a lot of emotions away unless you get him laughing.
  • Shocking Elimination: He was the first blindside of the season, as it appeared either James or Mark would have been the intended target, but Ross campaigned against Chuck because of how physically ripped he is.
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome: His muscular fitness and his athleticism made Ross go to Shannon and invoke a house blindside by getting all the other women to evict him before he could make them wish they had done so sooner.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He's used to not wearing shirts as a fighter, and Chuck almost always had a bare, rippled chest to show the cameras when he wasn't all suited up.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Out on Day 10 in a massive blindside, yet this is subverted because Chuck still has a sizable role in the game and appears on The Talk and at the finale.
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