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Ranking Every "Big Brother" Contestant From Worst To Best

Expect the unexpected as I rank every Big Brother contestant through season 16.

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195 houseguests over 16 seasons. Some have played more than once. Some played for a matter of days. But how do they stack up against one another? Let's find out.

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A disclaimer: Rankings are based on a combination of likability, gameplay, and how entertaining they were to watch on television. Rankings are also only based on appearances in the house. If someone was awful in the house but has proven themselves to be a splendid person in reality, it doesn't count.

Also, if I could rank Julie "Chenbot" Chen, she'd be #1.

193. Adam Jasinski

Season: 9Placed: WinnerThe less said about season 9 the better. It's the only season of the show that aired during the winter, in order to fill in the blanks in CBS' schedule from the WGA writers' strike. And it was the most aggressively boring season of Big Brother that ever existed. That's the only way to explain why the worst player in the worst season managed to win the whole damn thing. The most interesting thing Adam did was get arrested for starting a drug ring with two other contestants from his season.
CBS

Season: 9

Placed: Winner

The less said about season 9 the better. It's the only season of the show that aired during the winter, in order to fill in the blanks in CBS' schedule from the WGA writers' strike. And it was the most aggressively boring season of Big Brother that ever existed. That's the only way to explain why the worst player in the worst season managed to win the whole damn thing.

The most interesting thing Adam did was get arrested for starting a drug ring with two other contestants from his season.

192. Braden Bacha

Season: 11

Placed: 13th

Braden is one of David Girton's Big Brother ancestors. He was misogynist and racist, which aired on the live feeds and not on the show. He called Kevin a "fucking beaner" and ended up getting kicked out of the house first. His racist rants didn't air on CBS, but they were caught on the live feeds.

191. David Girton

Season: 15

Placed: Last

This fun houseguest commented that sheets in the house smelled bad because "black Candice" was on them. Aside from making racist comments, he also got bounced first his season. Good riddance.

190. Justin Sebik

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CBS

Season: 2

Placed: Last (Expelled)

So, Justin was nuts. He repeatedly threatened to do bodily harm to houseguests and also held a knife to Krista's neck while making out with her. She seemed into it as well, which, okay girl. He was removed from the house by producers.

189. Scott Weintraub

Season: 4

Placed: Last

The twist for season 4 was "X-Factor," which meant several contestants were playing with their exes. When Scott's ex Amanda walked in, he completely lost it and over the next few days had several histrionic moments in the house before he was finally removed by producers.

188. Amanda Craig

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Season: 4

Placed: 12th

After her crazy ex Scott was pulled from the house, Amanda seemed to lose her own mind and sense of playing any sort of game. She hopped into bed with David in the Head of Household room and had the first televised sex scene on Big Brother (it wouldn't be the last). She was unanimously evicted from the house days later.

187. David Lane

Season: 4

Placed: 10th

Well, at least he had sex with Amanda? He went out the house not too long after she did.

186. Dana Varela

Season: 4

Placed: 9th

EVERYONE ON SEASON 4 WENT HOME BECAUSE OF THEIR LIBIDOS. Ahem. Dana was in the Elite 8, an alliance that wanted to get rid of all the exes in the house during the X-Factor season. But she started flirting with Justin and turned on her alliance. Her treachery was short-lived, she was evicted soon after.

185. Willie Hantz

Season: 14Placed: 14th (Expelled)Did it surprise anyone when Willie headbutted Joe? The Hantz family is insane. And yet, for some reason, for a few brief years CBS kept bringing more family members out of the woodwork to wreak havoc on their reality show contestants.
CBS

Season: 14

Placed: 14th (Expelled)

Did it surprise anyone when Willie headbutted Joe? The Hantz family is insane. And yet, for some reason, for a few brief years CBS kept bringing more family members out of the woodwork to wreak havoc on their reality show contestants.

184. Holly King

Season: 5

Placed: 12th

Oh, girl. She was seeing Jase while in the house and none of the other guys liked that, so they aborted plans to save her because of it. I do feel bad for her, however, because she had no idea none of the other houseguests liked her until she had a big blow-up with Diane. Holly skipped out on the All-Stars season to avoid playing with Jase again. Good move.

183. Jeff Schroeder & Jordan Lloyd

Seasons: It seems like every season.Placed: Who cares?I almost left these two off the list because it would be funny, but it's better to just address the fact that Jordan rode Jeff's coattails when they played together and these two are lucky that it was Aaryn Gries' season where Twitter started exposing the racist and homophobic comments said on the livefeeds, because Jeff's anti-gay rant (against Dumbledore!) would've been plastered on every entertainment website that summer if it were the case. Never mind the fact that CBS keeps bringing them back like they're official mascots.
Sonja Flemming / CBS

Seasons: It seems like every season.

Placed: Who cares?

I almost left these two off the list because it would be funny, but it's better to just address the fact that Jordan rode Jeff's coattails when they played together and these two are lucky that it was Aaryn Gries' season where Twitter started exposing the racist and homophobic comments said on the livefeeds, because Jeff's anti-gay rant (against Dumbledore!) would've been plastered on every entertainment website that summer if it were the case. Never mind the fact that CBS keeps bringing them back like they're official mascots.

182. Adam Poch

Season: 13

Placed: 3rd

Jeff and Jordan's live-in cheerleader. And he voted for Porsche in the jury vote, so like, what game was he even playing?

181. Neil Garcia

Season: 9Placed: QuitNeil is hot af, but he quit and denied us the chance to see him shirtless all winter. SO HE'S DEAD TO ME.
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Season: 9

Placed: Quit

Neil is hot af, but he quit and denied us the chance to see him shirtless all winter. SO HE'S DEAD TO ME.

180. Michael Donnellan

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Bravo

Michael sexually harassed other houseguests by giving them unwanted kisses and when April voiced her disgust to Eric, he spoke to Michael and told him to cut it out. Michael started ranting that any women who didn't like his unwanted attention should have the "spine" to confront him about it. Because women ALWAYS feel safe telling a man they don't want him sexually harassing them, and NEVER feel like he might retaliate, right? Luckily, after his blowout with Eric, Michael got booted from the house and he never got the chance to turn into a Caleb Reynolds (you'll see).

Also, like most sleazy guys, he got rich and ended up on Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti even pointed out his control issues when it comes to women.

179. Joe Barber

CBS
CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 13th

Joe was messy. His rival in his season was his ex-boyfriend Dustin. The first day in the house, Joe told everyone that Dustin gave him gonorrhea. Unable to evict him right away, they sent Joe out the house second.

178. William Collins

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CBS

Season: 1

Placed: Last

Season one of Big Brother is a thing to behold. I'd never seen it, so I had to watch it all before this ranking and I can now see why the show got a makeover that started in season 2, but was fully in effect by season 3. The show is basically a documentary first and a game show later. It takes 16 days for the first houseguest to get evicted and everyone has serious discussions like the first season of The Real World, only much more boring. They talk about breast implants, the morality of exotic dancers, and of course, race. William caught heat before joining the show because he was a member of the Nation of Islam and said racist things about Jewish people, then he got in the house and called all the white contestants racist. He wasn't wrong in his depiction of white privilege in America, but his soapbox was so completely obnoxious and self-pitying. His rants about being a poor black man in America who needed the money fell on deaf ears and he was the first to go.

Of course during this season, everyone nominated someone for eviction (there was no HOH) and the two people with the most votes were decided upon by America. William's exit wasn't a surprise.

177. Kara Monaco

Season: 14

Placed: 15th

She was put up for eviction by Willie, so he probably imagined she was a demon or something. At any rate, she's killing it as a model on Playboy and shit so she doesn't need my ranking opinions.

176. Kail Harbick

Season: 8

Placed: 10th

Kail outed everyone in her alliance, then wanted to leave the show until producers convinced her not to. She stayed and got to wear a bunny suit.

175. Brian Hart

Season: 10

Placed: Last

He teamed up with Dan, which was a good thing to do, but he had so many schemes right off the bat that the rest of the house was like "nah, you can go."

174. Jacob Heald

Season: 9

Placed: Last

LOL. Who?

173. Ryan Quicksall

Season: 9

Placed: 2nd

Ryan was almost as bad as Adam. But he'll be forever remember for the time he had sex on TV for all of fifty seconds.

172. Ronnie Talbott

Season: 11Placed: 10thHe had such a big mouth for such a flop player. I didn't even like Michele and when he called her a horrible person with no good inside her, I was like, bruhhhh.
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Season: 11

Placed: 10th

He had such a big mouth for such a flop player. I didn't even like Michele and when he called her a horrible person with no good inside her, I was like, bruhhhh.

171. Mike Dutz

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BMG Models

Season: 8

Placed: 12th

Mike is a model who tried distracting Dick during a Veto competition so he would lose. It didn't work. Mike went home.

170. Jeremy McGuire

Season: 15

Placed: 14th

A sexist who got backdoored, because the house liked him as much as the viewing audience did. Translation: No one liked him.

169. Mike Lubinski

Season: 5

Placed: Last

A finalist for the 4th season who didn't make the cast, Mike made his way into the 5th season. Unfortunately, he tried to go after heavy hitters right out the bat and got eliminated first.

168. Carol Journey

Season: 8

Placed: Last

Carol fell victim to the Rivals twists. Her ex-best friend Jessica came into the house and the two couldn't get over their drama quick enough for Carol to save herself from going out the door first.

167. Ashlea Evans

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CBS

Season: 6

Placed: Last

Ashlea was Janelle's partner in the SECRET PARTNER TWIST of the season. The secret partner business didn't really amount to much, and certainly not for Ashlea.

166. Cassandra Waldon

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CBS

Season: 1

Placed: 6th

Calm and level-headed! Absolutely a recipe for reality television! (It's not.)

165. Annie Whittington

Season: 12

Placed: Last

This evil woman left us with Ragan as the Saboteur in her place, which I will never forgive.

164. Steven Daigle

Season: 10Placed: 12thSteven wasn't a very good Big Brother contestant (he went out second), but he's a very skilled gay porn star now, so #winning.
Men at Play

Season: 10

Placed: 12th

Steven wasn't a very good Big Brother contestant (he went out second), but he's a very skilled gay porn star now, so #winning.

163. Nick Uhas

Season: 15

Placed: 15th

Bro, how do you create an alliance and then have your alliance turn around and vote you out?

162. Michelle Maradie

Season: 4

Placed: 11th

Poor Michelle. No, not that Michelle. I mean David's ex who sat in the house during the X-Factor season while he had sex with Amanda in the HOH room, just days after Amanda's ex was removed from the house by producers. Michelle was put up on the block by Jee as a pawn, which of course, meant Michelle got evicted. As pawns always do (unless you're Spencer Clawson, but more on him later).

161. Lori Valenti

Season: 5

Placed: 13th

This queen took a $10,000 prize in a competition and made the rest of the house eat PB&J. You know they voted her ass out right after that, but at least she got that cheque!

160. Angie Swindell

Season: 10

Placed: 11th

Memphis got all the way to 2nd place, but Angie's association with him made her an easy target.

159. Jodi Rollins

Season: 14

Placed: Last

JUSTICE FOR JODI. It's always the black people who go out first when you make players evict someone before they even start playing the game. This was rude, Big Brother.

158. Parker Somerville

Season: 9

Placed: 14th

Oh, the lost potential of black people on Big Brother. Maybe we'd know how awesome they could be if they were all in one season together where a large group of white people didn't get rid of them in five seconds.

157. Nick Starcevic

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CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 11th

Nick was Daniele's showmance during their season and he did America a solid by constantly working out shirtless. He got sent home and went on to real life romance several other Big Brother contestants from other seasons. What is this, The Bachelor Pad?

156. Bunky Miller

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CBS

Season: 2

Placed: 5th

Bunky was a bit overdramatic and tended to play the victim all the time, which Monica was certainly not having. We're all blessed he wasn't voted back in for All-Stars.

155. Jessie Godderz

Season: 10, 11Placed: 10th (Season 10), 9th (Season 11)To be fair, Jessie was gorgeous and likable when we first met him. But that lasted only until we all realized how narcissistic he was (more so in season 11). Jessie was so awful that he returned to the show as part of Pandora's Box to terrorize houseguests in later season. NEVER. OPEN. PANDORA'S. BOX.
CBS

Season: 10, 11

Placed: 10th (Season 10), 9th (Season 11)

To be fair, Jessie was gorgeous and likable when we first met him. But that lasted only until we all realized how narcissistic he was (more so in season 11). Jessie was so awful that he returned to the show as part of Pandora's Box to terrorize houseguests in later season. NEVER. OPEN. PANDORA'S. BOX.

154. Devin Shepherd

Season: 16

Placed: 14th

I'm no psychiatrist, but if you told me Devin was a serial killer I wouldn't be surprised.

153. Sheryl Braxton

Season: 2

Placed: 11th

Sheryl was a nice woman who didn't fit in with the rest of the house, so she was evicted first (after Justin got kicked out).

152. Erika Landin

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CBS

Season: 4, All-Stars

Placed: 4th (Season 4), 2nd (All-Stars)

Erika was a pretty good player, I guess, in All-Stars. But in her first appearance on season 4, she proved herself to be a racist by calling Jee a "fresh off the boat immigrant" and a "Korean piece of shit." Okay, gurl.

151. Sarah Hrejsa

Season: 6

Placed: 11th

Sarah was James' girlfriend and secret partner replacement after his friend dropped out. She made a show of saving him from the block when she won Power of Veto and ended up getting them both nominated the next week. James saved himself, she went out the door.

150. Autumn Daly

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CBS

Season: 2

Placed: 10th

Homegirl almost had a breakdown, and Shannon certainly didn't HELP matters. Autumn asked Shannon for dieting advice and Shannon just randomly put a bag of potato chips on her bed. It'd be funny if it weren't so oblivious and cruel.

149. Kent Blackwelder

Season: 2

Placed: 7th

Kent tried to come for Monica and she was NOT having it. He had a brief moment of glory as Head of Household, but went out the house right after.

148. Krista Stegall

Season: 2

Placed: 6th

She was engaged to Mike Boogie for a hot minute. I guess not all Big Brother romances last.

147. Tonya Paoni

Season: 3

Placed: 11th

Tonya didn't make much of an impression her season, which is why she went out second. She was later charged with reckless homicide after leaving the house.

146. Laura Stein

Season: 11

Placed: 12th

Divided into "cliques" in her season, Laura was on the Popular Clique. Turns out, being labeled "popular" isn't that great of a thing in the house. She went out second.

145. Casey Turner

Season: 11

Placed: 11th

Casey wore a banana suit and went out in the third week.

144. Eric Littmann

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CBS

Season: 6

Placed: 12th

Eric defended the women in the house from Michael's sleazy advances, but he also took the fight too far in the sense that he alienated the other alliance in the house and got himself removed the week after Michael.

143. Cassi Colvin

Season: 13

Placed: 12th

Cassi is now dating Chris D'Elia which must be her gift from God after joining the lame Regulators alliance and getting bounced from the show. People historically do not like Rachel Reilly on this show, so you have to be extra awful to be evicted after getting into a fight with her. EVERYONE fights with Rachel.

142. Keith Henderson

Season: 13

Placed: 13th

Keith had a good idea to break up the veterans they were playing against, especially since a veteran (Rachel Reilly) ending up winning this season. But he went about it so poorly that everyone found out and turned against him. He was basically the Joey Van Pelt of his season. Never announce your plans to go against a majority of the house during the first week, bruh.

141. Nathan Marlow

Season: 4

Placed: 8th

Nathan was used by Alison all season and when she got him voted out, he STILL voted for her to win in the finale. He was her only vote though.

140. Spencer Clawson

Season: 15

Placed: 3rd

Spencer called Andy "Kermit the fag" at one point and was on the block every damn week. You know how the saying goes, "Always the pawn, never the winner."

139. Chelsia Hart

Season: 9

Placed: 8th

Aside from making light of someone's father's suicide, latching onto the equally awful James did her no favors.

138. Frankie Grande

Season: 16Placed: 5thFrankie is Ariana Grande's brother.
CBS

Season: 16

Placed: 5th

Frankie is Ariana Grande's brother.

137. James Zinkand

Season: 9Placed: 6thGirl, having pink hair is not "crazy" so I don't know why he kept calling himself Crazy James. He was good at the game, but one of the more annoying self-righteous characters who always played the victim.
CBS

Season: 9

Placed: 6th

Girl, having pink hair is not "crazy" so I don't know why he kept calling himself Crazy James. He was good at the game, but one of the more annoying self-righteous characters who always played the victim.

136. Shannon Dragoo

CBS
CBS

Season: 2

Placed: 9th

Shannon was the kind of reality TV bitch you love seeing on TV. She dropped potato chips on a girl's bed to call her fat, as previously mentioned, and she also scrubbed the toilet with Hardy's toothbrush. Queen.

135. Justin Giovinco

Season: 4

Placed: 7th

Justin was Alison's ex, so he was always on the outside of the Elite 8 alliance. Fortunately for him, his flirtation with Dana kept him in the house for a while longer than he should've been.

134. Kaitlin Barnaby

Season: 15

Placed: 14th

Everyone loves a bitch on reality TV, so you have to be playing an extra bad game to get voted out this early for being one.

133. Karen Fowler

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CBS
CBS

Season: 1

Placed: 8th

Queen Karen was so messy that I enjoyed watching her in this boring first season of the show where DR. DREW regularly appeared to psychoanalyze the guests with Chenbot. What even? She tried to divorce her husband while in the house, which made me wish she'd shown up on a later season where she would fit right in with all the crazy contestants to follow.

132. Amber Siyavus

Season: 8Placed: 7thAmber. Cried. All. The. Time.
CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 7th

Amber. Cried. All. The. Time.

131. Brittany Petros

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CBS

Season: 1

Placed: 7th

Brittany had strong opinions about exotic dancers and about race. William called her one black friend a "token black friend" and Brittany insisted she knew what it was like to be a minority, because she lived in a 90% black town. Oh, the simpler times of the 2000s. She was a popular houseguest, but it's so hard to judge "gameplay" in this first season when America could decide who went home and Chicken George's family rallied to get her voted out the house.

130. Karen Ganci

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Season: 5

Placed: 5th

Karen was luckily in an all-women alliance that kept her safe until it was her time to go.

129. Porsche Briggs

Season: 13

Placed: 2nd

Girl, I had to Google Porsche to remember who she was. How did she get to the final 2? Rachel was basically going through the motions during that final jury plea.

128. JoJo Spatafora

Season: 14

Placed: 13th

My first response to see her name was: "JoJo played this game? The R&B singer JoJo?!?! Oh, wait." Which I guess means she was super memorable.

127. Paola Shea

Season: 16

Placed: 15th

LOL bye.

126. Jean Jordan

Season: 1

Placed: 9th

Jordan nearly had a mental breakdown on television after revealing that she was an exotic dancer. Meanwhile, that's a reality TV pre-requisite these days.

125. Monet Stunson

Season: 12Placed: 12thShe teamed up with Britney in their mutual hate of Rachel and she has a dope name. Shame she went out so early.
CBS

Season: 12

Placed: 12th

She teamed up with Britney in their mutual hate of Rachel and she has a dope name. Shame she went out so early.

124. Will Heuser

Season: 14Placed: 11thWil is basically the male version of Victoria Rafaeli. At least he had fabulous hair. But speaking of Victoria...
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Season: 14

Placed: 11th

Wil is basically the male version of Victoria Rafaeli. At least he had fabulous hair. But speaking of Victoria...

123. Dustin Erikstrup

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CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 9th

Dustin took $5,000 and a trip to Barbados. Naturally, the house got rid of him. At least he was cute and he got to vacation in Barbados.

122. Jamie Marie Kern

Season: 1Placed: 4thThis former beauty pageant winner started her own cosmetics business after the show, so go ahead, Miss Jamie.
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Season: 1

Placed: 4th

This former beauty pageant winner started her own cosmetics business after the show, so go ahead, Miss Jamie.

121. Curtis Kin

Season: 1Placed: 3rdCurtis was relatively likable and inoffensive during his season. Enough that America never "banished" him (LOL at the first season name for evicting, btw), but they never game him the money either.
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Season: 1

Placed: 3rd

Curtis was relatively likable and inoffensive during his season. Enough that America never "banished" him (LOL at the first season name for evicting, btw), but they never game him the money either.

120. Josh Souza

Season: 1Placed: 2ndJosh was very pretty. Two very attractive white boys were the final two in the first season, which is why America is no longer allowed to vote.
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Season: 1

Placed: 2nd

Josh was very pretty. Two very attractive white boys were the final two in the first season, which is why America is no longer allowed to vote.

119. Eddie McGee

Season: 1Placed: WonHow can a winner be ranked this low? Because there's no way Eddie would've won any other season of Big Brother, which is exactly why this boring show got switched up for the subsequent seasons. With America voting, the attractive Eddie with a supermodel girlfriend who lost a leg to cancer is exactly the type of narrative reality TV audiences go for. You're not allowed to compete on a singing competition without something horrible having happened to you, for instance. Eddie was alright as a houseguest, but without HOH competitions, vetoes, or anything else the other players have to go through in this game, he can't stack up against the best β€” if only by default.
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Season: 1

Placed: Won

How can a winner be ranked this low? Because there's no way Eddie would've won any other season of Big Brother, which is exactly why this boring show got switched up for the subsequent seasons. With America voting, the attractive Eddie with a supermodel girlfriend who lost a leg to cancer is exactly the type of narrative reality TV audiences go for. You're not allowed to compete on a singing competition without something horrible having happened to you, for instance. Eddie was alright as a houseguest, but without HOH competitions, vetoes, or anything else the other players have to go through in this game, he can't stack up against the best β€” if only by default.

118. Kevin Campbell

Season: 11Placed: 3rdKevin's one of the better gays (and by that I mean not offensive and horrible) to play this game, but he was never nominated until he got evicted on finale night so clearly he was never on anyone's radar. I will say that he, much like Debra Messing on Smash, could never say no to a scarf, for better or worse.
CBS

Season: 11

Placed: 3rd

Kevin's one of the better gays (and by that I mean not offensive and horrible) to play this game, but he was never nominated until he got evicted on finale night so clearly he was never on anyone's radar. I will say that he, much like Debra Messing on Smash, could never say no to a scarf, for better or worse.

117. Victoria Rafaeli

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Season: 16

Placed: 3rd

Iconic. Also, you didn't really do anything but I hope you enjoyed the summer vacation!

116. Marcellas Reynolds

Seasons: 3, All-StarsPlaced: 5th (Season 3), 9th (All-Stars)Marcellas was on the block. During the final five. He won the Power of Veto. He chose to not use the POV so he'd look like a good person and someone else could vote out his best friend in the house, Amy. Marcellas instead was voted out. This could have been avoided if he'd used the POV to take himself off the block. It's the dumbest move in Big Brother history, to this day.He came back in the All-Stars season and was salty about Danielle and Jason evicting him, but whatever gurl.
CBS

Seasons: 3, All-Stars

Placed: 5th (Season 3), 9th (All-Stars)

Marcellas was on the block. During the final five. He won the Power of Veto. He chose to not use the POV so he'd look like a good person and someone else could vote out his best friend in the house, Amy. Marcellas instead was voted out. This could have been avoided if he'd used the POV to take himself off the block. It's the dumbest move in Big Brother history, to this day.

He came back in the All-Stars season and was salty about Danielle and Jason evicting him, but whatever gurl.

115. Joshuah Welch

Season: 9Placed: 7thMaybe repeatedly calling Amanda a cunt wasn't the move, Joshuah. Also, real talk: What's up with the spelling of your name?
CBS

Season: 9

Placed: 7th

Maybe repeatedly calling Amanda a cunt wasn't the move, Joshuah. Also, real talk: What's up with the spelling of your name?

114. Jerry MacDonald

Season: 10

Placed: 3rd

"I hope you respected me because I respected you, Dan." But let's forget that you called him Judas, right? Jerry is one of those players who gets taken to the end simply by virtue of no one wanting to waste an eviction on him.

113. Lawon Exum

Season: 13

Placed: 10th

Lawon was a bit extra, which would be fine if he weren't focused on being saved by some game twist instead of actually playing the game.

112. Eric Ouellette

Season: 3

Placed: 10th

Eric romanced Lisa. Eric got evicted. Lisa didn't vote to bring Eric back in the house because she finally wised up and was about getting that money, not Eric's dick.

111. Jen Diturno

Season: 9

Placed: 14th

Jen let Ryan lead her around like a blind mouse. Of all people β€” Ryan. Who we've already established is a minute man.

110. Sharon Obermeuller

Season: 9

Placed: 4th

Sharon was evicted in the first elimination, but "luckily," Neil quit and she got to come back into the game. Too bad for her she didn't get to come back in a different season.

109. Marvin Latimer

Season: 5Placed: 6thMarvin... why?
Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Season: 5

Placed: 6th

Marvin... why?

108. Chiara Berti

Season: 3

Placed: 8th

Apparently, Chiara and Boogie dated after her season. Danielle grilled him about it on All-Stars.

107. Josh Feinberg

Season: 3Placed: 9thJosh was more than a BIT much. And the house had zero time for his schemes and drama, so they booted him unanimously. But you know who DID have time for Josh? Playgirl.
Playgirl

Season: 3

Placed: 9th

Josh was more than a BIT much. And the house had zero time for his schemes and drama, so they booted him unanimously. But you know who DID have time for Josh? Playgirl.

106. Rachel Plencner

Season: 6

Placed: 8th

Rachel was in the Sovereign Six alliance, but she wasn't one of the heavy hitters like Janelle, Howie, or Kaysar.

105. Ivette Corredero

Season: 6

Placed: 2nd

Though the competition between both Ivette's alliance and Janelle's alliance was heated, I was always on Janelle's side because Ivette targeted her mostly out of personal reasons and not gameplay. Her alliance even asked her if it was personal and she said she just couldn't stand to look at her. Uh, okay, Ivette. She kept things less personal than Maggie, which is why Maggie ended up winning. Hell of a player, though.

104. Dominic Briones

Season: 13Placed: 11thThis show has had a LOT of flop alliances. But whew, The Regulators was really something special. Special meaning awful. The alliance was awful. They all got voted out.
CBS

Season: 13

Placed: 11th

This show has had a LOT of flop alliances. But whew, The Regulators was really something special. Special meaning awful. The alliance was awful. They all got voted out.

103. Lydia Tavera

Season: 11Placed: 7thCan we talk about the fact that Lydia had a meltdown after JESSIE left the house? Jessie. Welp.
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Season: 11

Placed: 7th

Can we talk about the fact that Lydia had a meltdown after JESSIE left the house? Jessie. Welp.

102. Michelle Costa

Season: 10Placed: 7thMichelle was a formidable player, having aligned herself with the house's strongest alliance. But much like Lydia, she went absolutely bonkers after Jessie got evicted. How did Jessie of all people inspire two different women in TWO SEPARATE SEASONS to go to such lengths avenging his eviction?
CBS

Season: 10

Placed: 7th

Michelle was a formidable player, having aligned herself with the house's strongest alliance. But much like Lydia, she went absolutely bonkers after Jessie got evicted. How did Jessie of all people inspire two different women in TWO SEPARATE SEASONS to go to such lengths avenging his eviction?

101. Scott Long

Season: 5Placed: 11thScott was a part of the Four Horsemen alliance (I'm sorry, but none of the alliance names are good, let's just accept it) which dominated the game until one of them didn't win HOH. He went home first.
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Season: 5

Placed: 11th

Scott was a part of the Four Horsemen alliance (I'm sorry, but none of the alliance names are good, let's just accept it) which dominated the game until one of them didn't win HOH. He went home first.

100. Renny Martyn

Season: 10

Placed: 5th

Renny was a bit of a character, but I mostly enjoyed her and her feud with Jessie.

99. Sheila Kennedy

Season: 9

Placed: 3rd

In retrospect, maybe Sheila got evicted by Adam because she wasn't going to join his drug ring after the show?! It's crazy that this is an actual thing that happened. In part because it's more interesting than anything that happened this season. Oh, Sheila pretended to be a lesbian, I guess.

98. Gerry Lancaster

Season: 3

Placed: 7th

The most hilarious moment of season 3 is when Danielle catches Gerry leaving the bathroom without washing his hands and shares this information with the house. Then everyone realizes Gerry made a salad for them the previous night and he DIDN'T WASH HIS HANDS THEN EITHER. While everyone is disgusted, Lori starts caping for him and attacks Danielle. This is a thing that actually happened. 😭😭😭😭

97. Lori Olsen

Season: 3

Placed: Last

Yeah, that fight Lori started with Danielle over Gerry's unwashed hands? Got her evicted first. Whoops!

96. Nicole Schaffrich

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CBS

Season: 2

Placed: 2nd

Will and Nicole had a flirty romance, which came to a hilarious head after they had a tension-charged night in a hot tub. Following that night, a plane with a banner flew over the house (supposedly from her husband Jeff) calling her out. Not quite as epic as Vaj calling Montana a whore on The Real World: Boston, but it was good enough.

95. Jack Owens, Jr.

Season: 4

Placed: 6th

The former FBI agent tried "profiling" the houseguests to size them up, but it didn't really work. He called Jun the smartest player in the game, though, so clearly he knows what he's talking about.

94. Alex Coladonato

Season: 9

Placed: 12th

If anything, Alex was definitely a better choice to come back into the game after an early eviction than James.

93. Jameka Cameron

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Jameka was a fun contestant 50% of the time. The other 50% she was sobbing about how God wanted her to do well in the competition. If only people on reality shows could realize that God has better things to do than worry about them winning a TV game show?

92. Jessica Hughbanks

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CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 6th

Jessica outlasted her ex-best friend Carol, then teamed up with Eric and the Donatos. Unfortunately, they turned on her and she went out the door. She managed to appear in the following season for a competition with Eric (they dated briefly), then had the chance to re-enter in season 11, but didn't win the opportunity.

91. Ragan Fox

Season: 12Placed: 5thRagan HATED Rachel Reilly, which was a joy when I first watched season 12. Then I started to actually like Rachel because the other alternative was The Brigade alliance, and Ragan wouldn't stop crying or whining every episode. I appreciated his fight with Rachel in the moment, but in retrospect, it was kind of rude (as most of Ragan's insults were).
CBS

Season: 12

Placed: 5th

Ragan HATED Rachel Reilly, which was a joy when I first watched season 12. Then I started to actually like Rachel because the other alternative was The Brigade alliance, and Ragan wouldn't stop crying or whining every episode. I appreciated his fight with Rachel in the moment, but in retrospect, it was kind of rude (as most of Ragan's insults were).

90. Jase Wirey

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CBS

Season: 5, All-Stars

Placed: 10th (Season 5), 12th (All-Stars)

I'm an unapologetic Jase fan. He can be funny, witty, and charming all the while being a complete jerk as well. And the less said about his bandanas, the better. His alliance imploded and he ended up with the honor of being the first person ever backdoored on Big Brother (nominated after the Veto ceremony, with no chance of saving himself). It's now become a time-honored tradition to secretly get rid of threats in the house. Always win the Veto, kids!

89. Natalie Cunial

Season: 9

Placed: 5th

Poor Natalie didn't realize her partner Matty hated her. But also, being oblivious is hardly a point toward "best" in any kind of game.

88. Jessie Kowalski

Season: 15

Placed: 10th

Pour one out for another sweet, good-natured houseguest who gets eaten alive by the other sharks in the game.

87. Amanda Hansen

Season: 9

Placed: 12th

Amanda never had much of a killer streak, which is why she wasn't destined to go far in this game.

86. "Chicken" George Boswell

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CBS

Seasons: 1, All-Stars

Placed: 5th (Both seasons)

The official jester of Big Brother, I was never much of a fan of George, but good on him being the only first season contestant to ever get brought back to compete again. People in the house either enjoyed him or were annoyed by him, but no one took him seriously as a genuine threat to the final prize.

85. Roddy Mancuso

Season: 3

Placed: 6th

Without America voting, this was not the season for pretty white boys to win. Roddy and Eric would've been top two in season 1, but in season 3, women were pulling the strings. He got a great guest gig on the classic sitcom Yes, Dear out of his stint in the house, though!

84. Libra Thompson

Season: 10

Placed: 9th

Libra was a pretty good player, but she got stuck in an alliance dominated by April and Ollie who never considered her a player at their level. Which is hilarious, because Dan played all of them, but no one knew that at a time.

83. Will Wikle

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Season: 5

Placed: 9th

Will is another gay contestant who has gone on from the show to being a sex god. Will doesn't do porn, but he's pretty much gay porn adjacent and had his own show on Bravo for a bit.

82. Caleb Reynolds

Season: 16Placed: 4thCaleb was a horrible, horrible person and his obsession with Amber torpedoed her entire game before she had a chance. I'll admit he's only so high up because he's so good to look at. Soooo good to look at. And in a lackluster season like 16, that's really all you can pray for, isn't it?
CBS

Season: 16

Placed: 4th

Caleb was a horrible, horrible person and his obsession with Amber torpedoed her entire game before she had a chance. I'll admit he's only so high up because he's so good to look at. Soooo good to look at. And in a lackluster season like 16, that's really all you can pray for, isn't it?

81. Matt McDonald

Season: 9Placed: 9thMatty was hot.
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Season: 9

Placed: 9th

Matty was hot.

80. Ashley Iocco

Season: 14

Placed: 9th

Sweet personality, but not much of a player when you're mostly remembered for going on "dates" with other houseguests while you were supposed to be playing a game.

79. Beau Beasley

Season: 6

Placed: 6th

Beau's fight with Janelle is a THING OF BEAUTY. I crack up every time he shouts "Polyester hair! Polyester hair!" Janelle was mostly taunting the other alliance to get them riled up, while Beau took the fight a bit more seriously (he was also drunk).

78. April Dowling

Season: 10Placed: 8thApril had all sorts of accusations she lobbied against Keesha's character, all the while hooking up with Ollie in the house. She help orchestrate Libra's eviction, but went out the door right after her.
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Season: 10

Placed: 8th

April had all sorts of accusations she lobbied against Keesha's character, all the while hooking up with Ollie in the house. She help orchestrate Libra's eviction, but went out the door right after her.

77. Bryan Ollie

Season: 10

Placed: 6th

He and April had a good run. They had no idea that Dan was manipulating the hell out of them, but after April went, Ollie really SHOULDN'T have trusted Dan when he said he'd save Michelle. Ollie losing his ally and then going the next week was his own fault.

76. Andrew Gordon

Season: 12Placed: 11thAndrew would be the most annoying houseguest ever if the show ended after season 12, but luckily, there've been plenty more annoying people (and racists too, there's that) who are much worse than him. At least he went out earlier. As a pawn. LOL. Never be a pawn.
CBS

Season: 12

Placed: 11th

Andrew would be the most annoying houseguest ever if the show ended after season 12, but luckily, there've been plenty more annoying people (and racists too, there's that) who are much worse than him. At least he went out earlier. As a pawn. LOL. Never be a pawn.

75. Kathy Hillis

Season: 12Placed: 8thKathy. Could. Not. Win. ANYTHING. Bless her iconic heart. 😭😭😭
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Season: 12

Placed: 8th

Kathy. Could. Not. Win. ANYTHING. Bless her iconic heart. 😭😭😭

74. McCrae Olson

Season: 15

Placed: 4th

McCrae was more excited about having sex with Amanda in the house than he was about playing the game.

73. Michele Noonan

Season: 11

Placed: 4th

I wanted to like her, but her devotion to Jeff was a big strike against her. Once they all orchestrated Russell's eviction, I was done with her, as was most of the jury.

72. Allison Nichols

Season: 9

Placed: 10th

Everyone in the house hated her, which is laughable since no one watching liked anyone on season 9. But as they say, the enemy of my enemies is my friend, so congrats Allison, you were the most enjoyable person in season 9.

71. Brittany Martinez

Season: 16

Placed: 13th

She did well in a challenge, or maybe two, but she went so early that she's forgettable.

70. Shelly Moore

Season: 13

Placed: 6th

Shelly was actually a really cool, enjoyable to watch houseguest. She never seemed like she would win ever, but I appreciated having her in the house.

69. Diane Henry

CBS
CBS

Seasons: 5, All-Stars

Placed: 3rd (Season 5), 11th (All-Stars)

Diane started a romance with Drew, the winner of season 5, but that came to an abrupt end when he voted her out of the house and left her with 3rd place. She returned for All-Stars but was pretty much a low-key player as opposed to her original season.

68. Zach Swerdzewski

Season: 8

Placed: 3rd

Zach played pretty well and got far in his season, but he didn't make much of a lasting impression in a season full of such big personalities. He was basically caught in the middle between Dick and Daniele versus the rest of the house and ended up in 3rd place by default. He tried coming for Dick and Daniele during the final 4, but it was too little, too late.

67. Kalia Booker

Season: 13

Placed: 5th

She flipped her allegiance to Porsche and Daniele, which, I mean, I'd align against Rachel and Brendon too if I could but it barely made any sense. The minute she was nominated with Porsche she got sent out the house. Good allegiance shifting, Kalia!

66. Joe Arvin

Season: 14

Placed: 7th

A chef who was ironically not the sharpest knife in the kitchen. To be fair, Willie Hantz did HEADBUTT him, so he might have suffered a concussion.

65. Hayden Voss

Season: 16

Placed: 10th

Hayden's overly-hyped romance with Nicole was fast-forward material.

64. Lisa Donahue

Season: 3Placed: WonLisa and Eric's showmance was the most nauseating I'd had to sit through on a reality show, until Brendon and Rachel's. Lisa seemed to break down into hysterics when Eric was voted out of the house, but she played a respectable (albeit boring) social game. Lisa's win is the greatest injustice of Big Brother history, but more on that later.
CBS

Season: 3

Placed: Won

Lisa and Eric's showmance was the most nauseating I'd had to sit through on a reality show, until Brendon and Rachel's. Lisa seemed to break down into hysterics when Eric was voted out of the house, but she played a respectable (albeit boring) social game. Lisa's win is the greatest injustice of Big Brother history, but more on that later.

63. Christine Brecht

Season: 16

Placed: 6th

Usually people only get booed when they leave the house because they're racist, but man, Christine and her whack flirtation with Cody and turning on Hayden and Nicole for no discernible reason was bogus af.

62. Jenn Arroyo

Season: 14Placed: 5thJENN CITY! When she got loud and abrasive, she was pretty fun but her allegiances in the house were... questionable. That's what happens when you're stuck on Mike Boogie's team, I guess.
CBS

Season: 14

Placed: 5th

JENN CITY! When she got loud and abrasive, she was pretty fun but her allegiances in the house were... questionable. That's what happens when you're stuck on Mike Boogie's team, I guess.

61. Nicole Franzel

Season: 16Placed: 7thNicole turned out to be a rather good player once she got rid of that albatross Hayden.
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Season: 16

Placed: 7th

Nicole turned out to be a rather good player once she got rid of that albatross Hayden.

60. Eric Stein

Season: 8Placed: 5thEric was the first houseguest to be selected as America's Player, so he had to do a bunch of wacky shit around the house to win money. He was funny and entertaining, especially in contrast to Dick's dark tactics to win the game.
CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 5th

Eric was the first houseguest to be selected as America's Player, so he had to do a bunch of wacky shit around the house to win money. He was funny and entertaining, especially in contrast to Dick's dark tactics to win the game.

59. Adria Klein & Natalie Carroll

Season: 5Placed: 7th & 8thAs part of the Project DNA twist, Adria and Natalie were two identical twins who secretly played the game for five weeks without being detected by anyone else in the house. After completing their goal, they were allowed to play the game individually. And then... Adria turned against their all-girls alliance and got her sister voted out. Adria went the next week. Way to go, ladies!
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Season: 5

Placed: 7th & 8th

As part of the Project DNA twist, Adria and Natalie were two identical twins who secretly played the game for five weeks without being detected by anyone else in the house. After completing their goal, they were allowed to play the game individually. And then... Adria turned against their all-girls alliance and got her sister voted out. Adria went the next week. Way to go, ladies!

58. Nakomis Dedmon

Seasons: 5, All-StarsPlaced: 4th (Season 5), 13th (All-Stars)Nakomis created the backdoor maneuver on the show and used it to get rid of Jase. Aside from that, her first appearance on the show was more than a little unsettling. As part of CBS' DNA Twist, she discovered that fellow houseguest Michael was her half-brother. Let's be glad they didn't, you know, hook up or anything.
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Seasons: 5, All-Stars

Placed: 4th (Season 5), 13th (All-Stars)

Nakomis created the backdoor maneuver on the show and used it to get rid of Jase. Aside from that, her first appearance on the show was more than a little unsettling. As part of CBS' DNA Twist, she discovered that fellow houseguest Michael was her half-brother. Let's be glad they didn't, you know, hook up or anything.

57. Jee Choe

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CBS

Season: 4

Placed: 5th

Jee was Jun's ex and they often pretended to argue to make people think they hated each other. He was also aligned against the Elite 8, being one of the exes brought into the house. He played a pretty damn good game, but he ultimately fell prey to Alison and Jun's schemes.

56. Robert Roman

Season: 4

Placed: 3rd

Erika's ex, Robert was immediately on the outs with the Elite 8 alliance when he stepped into the house. But he managed to create a counter-alliance and also sway Erika back to his side. Alison caught wind of this and eliminated Erika before eliminating Robert.

55. Judd Daugherty

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Season: 15

Placed: 5th

Judd was likable, I suppose, but CBS seemed to have a hard-on for him. He was one the last people anyone wanted to re-enter the game from the jury house.

54. Amanda Zuckerman

Season: 15Placed: 7thShe was kind of a brilliant mastermind, until her alliance realized how horrible and petty she was. Amanda's greatest sin was not knowing the audience didn't like her. She was genuinely shocked to find this out, which meant she'd never be aware enough to win jury votes.
CBS

Season: 15

Placed: 7th

She was kind of a brilliant mastermind, until her alliance realized how horrible and petty she was. Amanda's greatest sin was not knowing the audience didn't like her. She was genuinely shocked to find this out, which meant she'd never be aware enough to win jury votes.

53. Helen Kim

Season: 15Placed: 9thHelen was a formidable player who made bad loyalty decisions and was ultimately just, um, really annoying. I definitely rooted for her though, since everyone else her season was a monster.
CBS

Season: 15

Placed: 9th

Helen was a formidable player who made bad loyalty decisions and was ultimately just, um, really annoying. I definitely rooted for her though, since everyone else her season was a monster.

52. Natalie Martinez

Season: 11

Placed: 2nd

Rewatching season 11, I have a newfound appreciation for how much she hated Michele and her alliance with Jeff. Natalie, if only you could've won, girl. You're more of an All-Star than the winner of your season.

51. Joey Van Pelt

Season: 16

Placed: Last

Some people might consider her the worst player of the season for telling Devin about her all-women alliance plans, but this sage oracle predicted everything that happened in the game and every other woman got picked off just like she said, so... who really had the last laugh?

50. Kristen Bitting

Season: 12

Placed: 10th

She suffered from The Curse of Realizing There's A Secret Alliance But You Get Evicted Before You Can Do Anything About It.

49. Jen Johnson

Season: 8Placed: 8thJen CRIED over her picture in the house because she hated it. She was a hilarious mess who frequently talked to herself and was everyone's enemy, but mostly Dick's. Jen sashaying around the house in her red unitard will be forever ingrained in my memory.
CBS

Season: 8

Placed: 8th

Jen CRIED over her picture in the house because she hated it. She was a hilarious mess who frequently talked to herself and was everyone's enemy, but mostly Dick's. Jen sashaying around the house in her red unitard will be forever ingrained in my memory.

48. Jocasta Odom

Season: 16Placed: 11If only Jesus had helped her win the game like she thought he would. Jocasta portrayed one of my least favorite reality show contestant traits, saying that you're destined to win because God has determined it. God already cursed her with the ugly bow ties she kept wearing, so, I don't think there was much planned for Jocasta to win.
CBS

Season: 16

Placed: 11

If only Jesus had helped her win the game like she thought he would. Jocasta portrayed one of my least favorite reality show contestant traits, saying that you're destined to win because God has determined it. God already cursed her with the ugly bow ties she kept wearing, so, I don't think there was much planned for Jocasta to win.

47. Aaryn Gries

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Season: 15

Placed: 8th

Let's put it this way β€” this season was so dour that at one point, I started rooting for Aaryn to win. Aaryn, of course, being the woman who said, "No one’s gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up" and "be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see the bitch" to the only black woman in the house. Aaryn was grilled by Julie Chen when she left the house, booed by the audience, and found out that she'd been fired while inside the house because of her racist comments.

46. GinaMarie Zimmerman

Season: 15

Placed: 2nd

The other big racist in season 15, GinaMarie played her ass off in the game and I kinda wanted her to win over Andy. Once Aaryn got booted, she still managed to survive even though she should've been out the door next. Even though I never truly liked her, I gotta give her props for going balls-out to win the game.

45. Elissa Slater

Season: 15

Placed: 6th

Elissa, Rachel Reilly's sister, hid her secret for as long as she could in the house. Once everyone figured it out, she became a target without an alliance until she managed to save herself. She teamed up with Helen for a while, but once Helen got evicted, Elissa was on her own again. She never really stood a chance with everyone in the house gunning for her. She saved herself with a POV, but the week she didn't win, she finally went home.

44. Michael "Cowboy" Ellis

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Season: 5

Placed: 2nd

Michael discovered he had a half-sister in the house, because sometimes this show is weird AF. Their bonding ended up being kind of sweet, though I was more rooting for her to win the prize instead of him and any of those Four Horsemen alliance mooks. He didn't win, but his last remaining alliance member Drew did.

43. Danielle Murphree

Season: 14Placed: 3rdDanielle's romance with Shane was at times ill-fated and yet also heartwarming. Her devotion to Dan was admirable, but it was unfortunate she wasn't able to turn the tables on him. Danielle geting blindsided during Dan's "funeral" and then yelling at him privately for using her was a hilarious highlight but also foretold that she was going to get trampled by his ambitions.
CBS

Season: 14

Placed: 3rd

Danielle's romance with Shane was at times ill-fated and yet also heartwarming. Her devotion to Dan was admirable, but it was unfortunate she wasn't able to turn the tables on him. Danielle geting blindsided during Dan's "funeral" and then yelling at him privately for using her was a hilarious highlight but also foretold that she was going to get trampled by his ambitions.

42. Hardy Ames-Hill

Season: 2

Placed: 4th

Hardy was basically Captain America and he HATED Will. He tried to evict him every time he was Head of Household and it never worked. Knowing he was a real threat to his win, Will was finally the one to evict Hardy.

41. Memphis Garrett

Season: 10Placed: 2ndMemphis is Dan's original sidekick. I'm not sure how he thought he was going to win in the finale without ever getting rid of Dan, but I'll commend him for sticking to their alliance. The thing about aligning with someone like Dan is you have to count on an unbelievably bitter jury awarding you the winning prize. That didn't happen this season because everyone respected Dan's gameplay. Fortunately for Ian Terry, it worked during his season when he was in the final two with Dan.
CBS

Season: 10

Placed: 2nd

Memphis is Dan's original sidekick. I'm not sure how he thought he was going to win in the finale without ever getting rid of Dan, but I'll commend him for sticking to their alliance. The thing about aligning with someone like Dan is you have to count on an unbelievably bitter jury awarding you the winning prize. That didn't happen this season because everyone respected Dan's gameplay. Fortunately for Ian Terry, it worked during his season when he was in the final two with Dan.

40. Lane Elenburg

Season: 12

Placed: 2nd

Lane was nice to look at. He was also a member of The Brigade, which, ugh. I remember Enzo and Hayden mostly being the brains of this operation, but Lane also managed to never be a Have Not, so kudos, I guess.

39. Enzo Palumbo

Season: 12

Placed: 3rd

This man called himself The Meow Meow. He also ran a successful and annoying alliance, but more importantly β€” THE MEOW MEOW.

38. Brendon Villegas

Seasons: 12, 13Placed: 6th (Season 12), 9th (Season 13)Brendon met Rachel Reilly on the show and they eventually got married and went on to terrorize America on The Amazing Race. Rachel was pretty damn annoying, if not rootable in a hate-to-love-her sort of way. But Brendon went from being the super-hot hunk to being annoying AF the minute everything he did was in defense of Rachel's honor. He won a lot of competitions but his likability wore off with each episode.
CBS

Seasons: 12, 13

Placed: 6th (Season 12), 9th (Season 13)

Brendon met Rachel Reilly on the show and they eventually got married and went on to terrorize America on The Amazing Race. Rachel was pretty damn annoying, if not rootable in a hate-to-love-her sort of way. But Brendon went from being the super-hot hunk to being annoying AF the minute everything he did was in defense of Rachel's honor. He won a lot of competitions but his likability wore off with each episode.

37. Andy Herren

Season: 15Placed: WonAndy won by playing a stealth game, which I can't knock him for because he won, but man was it boring to watch. It had the unfortunate timing of playing out during a season full of offensive houseguests, so when you looked for anything that wasn't outward racism, you saw Andy aligning himself with those in power in order to position himself to the end. He played a fantastic game, but the entire season was a sour experience.
CBS

Season: 15

Placed: Won

Andy won by playing a stealth game, which I can't knock him for because he won, but man was it boring to watch. It had the unfortunate timing of playing out during a season full of offensive houseguests, so when you looked for anything that wasn't outward racism, you saw Andy aligning himself with those in power in order to position himself to the end. He played a fantastic game, but the entire season was a sour experience.

36. Amber Borzotra

Season: 16

Placed: 12th

Poor Amber. She wouldn't have exactly gone far, but her entire game was dictated by Caleb's weird obsession with her. After he went, she was alienated from the rest of the house and it was only a matter of time.

35. Shane Meaney

Season: 14

Placed: 4th

Shane was a hell of a competition player and he was hot, but in the battle for Danielle's allegiance he was always going to lose out. He's kind of the Brenda Walsh of Big Brother.

34. Chima Simone

Season: 11Placed: 8th (Expelled)Queen Chima had NO time for this game. She didn't follow the rules, didn't give a fuck about the producers, but dammit if she wasn't entertaining. Her expulsion was a long time coming, I guess, but she wasn't wrong in calling out the game and how much it loved Jeff and Jordan.
CBS

Season: 11

Placed: 8th (Expelled)

Queen Chima had NO time for this game. She didn't follow the rules, didn't give a fuck about the producers, but dammit if she wasn't entertaining. Her expulsion was a long time coming, I guess, but she wasn't wrong in calling out the game and how much it loved Jeff and Jordan.

33. Matt Hoffman

Season: 12

Placed: 7th

I wouldn't mind seeing Matt again. He started the dreaded Brigade alliance, but he also got Ides of Marched by his alliance too. He and Hayden were the more likable Brigade members, but once Enzo bulldozed his way to the Brigade leadership spot, Matt was a goner.

32. James Rhine

Seasons: 6, All-StarsPlaced: 7th (Both)James was a good competitor and the king of winning veto competitions, but he turned on his alliance TWICE. The second time was their fault for trusting him, again, though. I'll always have his back for supporting Danielle Reyes in All-Stars, though.
CBS

Seasons: 6, All-Stars

Placed: 7th (Both)

James was a good competitor and the king of winning veto competitions, but he turned on his alliance TWICE. The second time was their fault for trusting him, again, though. I'll always have his back for supporting Danielle Reyes in All-Stars, though.

31. Hayden Moss

Season: 12Placed: WonThe successful Brigade alliance gave me (and most viewers, I assume) an aneurysm. I will say that Hayden managed to be the most likable member of the Brigade, even if I didn't particularly care for the alliance and was Team Britney. Hayden went on to eventually win my heart in Survivor, but this ranking is only for Big Brother.
CBS

Season: 12

Placed: Won

The successful Brigade alliance gave me (and most viewers, I assume) an aneurysm. I will say that Hayden managed to be the most likable member of the Brigade, even if I didn't particularly care for the alliance and was Team Britney. Hayden went on to eventually win my heart in Survivor, but this ranking is only for Big Brother.

30. Howard Overby

Season: 15Placed: 12thHoward gets massive points for trying to keep the heat off Candice once nearly half the house was revealed to be racist assholes during their season. Unfortunately, he just wasn't good enough of a player to get further. But then again, how far can black houseguests get in a game where people toss the n-word around for fun?
CBS

Season: 15

Placed: 12th

Howard gets massive points for trying to keep the heat off Candice once nearly half the house was revealed to be racist assholes during their season. Unfortunately, he just wasn't good enough of a player to get further. But then again, how far can black houseguests get in a game where people toss the n-word around for fun?

29. Amy Crews

Season: 3

Placed: 4th

Amy da GAWD. She was evicted from the house but came back in a surprise twist. Her relationship with Marcellas was beautiful, a southern belle befriending a black gay man seemed like a revelation on television in 2002. She was a hell of a game player and incredibly likable and it's a shame her wedding was the same summer as the All-Stars season, because she might've returned and gone on to even more greatness.

28. Cody Calafiore

Season: 16Placed: 2ndCody turned out to be an adept player, but he hitched his bets on Derrick as a partner and thought he could get more votes than him. He couldn't.
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Season: 16

Placed: 2nd

Cody turned out to be an adept player, but he hitched his bets on Derrick as a partner and thought he could get more votes than him. He couldn't.

27. Derrick Levasseur

Season: 16Placed: WonDerrick ran circles around everyone in the house and he was the obvious winner even before the halfway mark. No one else saw this. Does that make him a great player? Or lucky that he got to play with a group of houseguests who wouldn't make it past the first week in an All-Stars game? I'll give Derrick props for winning but he has to go up against past Big Brother heavy-hitters before he's ranked anywhere near best player of the game.
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Season: 16

Placed: Won

Derrick ran circles around everyone in the house and he was the obvious winner even before the halfway mark. No one else saw this. Does that make him a great player? Or lucky that he got to play with a group of houseguests who wouldn't make it past the first week in an All-Stars game? I'll give Derrick props for winning but he has to go up against past Big Brother heavy-hitters before he's ranked anywhere near best player of the game.

26. Drew Daniel

The Four Horsemen alliance pretty much fell apart, but Drew and Cowboy lived to make it to the final 2. Drew shocked everyone by sending his showmance Diane out the door, but he still ended up winning the game. His alliance kept him from ever being nominated, so he didn't have much actual fighting to do for his top spot, but he definitely earned it.

25. Frank Eudy

Season: 14Placed: 7thFrank's devotion to Mike Boogie was hindering, but somehow he managed to be a really likeable player. His eventual teaming up with Dan was the stuff of dreams and almost made you wish they'd bounced Ian and gone to the finals together. He won America's Favorite Houseguest that season for a reason.
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Season: 14

Placed: 7th

Frank's devotion to Mike Boogie was hindering, but somehow he managed to be a really likeable player. His eventual teaming up with Dan was the stuff of dreams and almost made you wish they'd bounced Ian and gone to the finals together. He won America's Favorite Houseguest that season for a reason.

24. Jennifer Vasquez

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Season: 6

Placed: 9th

Jennifer's a boss who managed to last 14 hours in a HOH competition. She used her newfound power to backstab Kaysar, which led to her own demise the week later. But that's only because season 6 was full of COMPETITORS and two alliances battling it out week to week.

23. April Lewis

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Season: 6

Placed: 4th

April's battles with Howie were epic and never-ending. She was one of the more bitter members of her alliance, always playing emotionally instead of strategically. Howie's taunts were juvenile, but she let comments about him eating her dog get to her. Girl. This made her a bigger target and kept her from going to the end with her alliance.

22. Howie Gordon

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Seasons: 6, All-Stars

Placed: 5th (Season 6), 8th (All-Stars)

Howie was a hilarious person to have in the house and his devotion to Janelle was the best thing about him. He was unfortunately betrayed by Chicken George during All-Stars.

21. Maggie Ausburn

Season: 6

Placed: Won

Maggie's alliance ended up edging out the Sovereign Six during her season. It was Ivette's scheming and emotional playing that got them to the end, and Ivette who was able to evict Janelle and take Maggie to the finale. Unfortunately for Ivette, everyone voted for Maggie to win the game.

20. Keesha Smith

Season: 10

Placed: 4th

Poor Keesha. She kept Dan in the house so many times, only to get stabbed in the back by him and Memphis. The brilliance of her ouster was that it looked like Memphis and Dan disagreed on getting rid of her, but in actuality, they were in cahoots. It was a plan that bit Memphis in the ass and worked in Dan's favor.

19. Candice Stewart

Season: 15Placed: 11thCandice was a fierce competitor, but once again, the racist odds were stacked against her. This was a foul season to watch and she was a bright spot that sadly went too early on.
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Season: 15

Placed: 11th

Candice was a fierce competitor, but once again, the racist odds were stacked against her. This was a foul season to watch and she was a bright spot that sadly went too early on.

18. Alison Irwin

Season: 4, All-StarsPlaced: 2nd (Season 4), Last (All-Stars)Alison was quite the bitch in the house, but I respect the hell out of her gameplay. She was basically a Danielle Reyes, orchestrating eviction after eviction after eviction. The only problem was that her partner-in-crime, Jun Song, was just as manipulative as she was, only to a lesser degree. Jun and Alison were both hated by the jury, but Jun was seen as the lesser of two evils and Alison ended up with second place.Redemption was in reach when she joined All-Stars, but she ended up being the first person evicted.
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Season: 4, All-Stars

Placed: 2nd (Season 4), Last (All-Stars)

Alison was quite the bitch in the house, but I respect the hell out of her gameplay. She was basically a Danielle Reyes, orchestrating eviction after eviction after eviction. The only problem was that her partner-in-crime, Jun Song, was just as manipulative as she was, only to a lesser degree. Jun and Alison were both hated by the jury, but Jun was seen as the lesser of two evils and Alison ended up with second place.

Redemption was in reach when she joined All-Stars, but she ended up being the first person evicted.

17. Donny Thompson

Season: 16Placed: 8thDonny was actually a really funny, sweet, good-natured player. Unfortunately, he didn't realize how much he was being used and that he was never going to win the season. He still won fan favorite, though.
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Season: 16

Placed: 8th

Donny was actually a really funny, sweet, good-natured player. Unfortunately, he didn't realize how much he was being used and that he was never going to win the season. He still won fan favorite, though.

16. Mike "Boogie" Malin

Seasons: 2, All-Stars, 14Placed: 8th (Season 2), Won (All-Stars), 10th (Season 14)I'm not the biggest Boogie fan, even though he tipped me very nicely once when I used to work at Coffee Bean in West Hollywood. I always preferred Dr. Will in their partnership and when Will left in All-Stars, Boogie became grating without his partner-in-crime. And versus Janelle and Dan in season 14, it was all just too much Boogie to handle. Still, he knows how to play the damn game and does it well.
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Seasons: 2, All-Stars, 14

Placed: 8th (Season 2), Won (All-Stars), 10th (Season 14)

I'm not the biggest Boogie fan, even though he tipped me very nicely once when I used to work at Coffee Bean in West Hollywood. I always preferred Dr. Will in their partnership and when Will left in All-Stars, Boogie became grating without his partner-in-crime. And versus Janelle and Dan in season 14, it was all just too much Boogie to handle. Still, he knows how to play the damn game and does it well.

15. Ian Terry

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Season: 14

Placed: Won

Ian played a great game, but strong enough to win is debatable. His first move was to be likable while playing a dirty game, but then when he was exposed for his big scheme, it seemed to brand him as one of the heavy hitters in the house. I still stand by the fact that most of the maneuvering this season was Dan, but alas, Ian was a fine win.

14. Jason Guy

Season: 3Placed: 3rdJason, a born-again Christian, deserves his Top 20 spot in Big Brother for his gameplay AND his loyalty. He and Danielle Reyes formed a secret alliance immediately and no one in the house figured it out. He got just as down and dirty as her, within moral reason, and he played every single person in the house while still being likable. There's never been another player like Jason on the show, honestly. Most people in his position either become a rat to get to their position or they're dragged along to the finish because there's no chance of them getting jury votes. It's a shame he's never returned to play again.
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Season: 3

Placed: 3rd

Jason, a born-again Christian, deserves his Top 20 spot in Big Brother for his gameplay AND his loyalty. He and Danielle Reyes formed a secret alliance immediately and no one in the house figured it out. He got just as down and dirty as her, within moral reason, and he played every single person in the house while still being likable. There's never been another player like Jason on the show, honestly. Most people in his position either become a rat to get to their position or they're dragged along to the finish because there's no chance of them getting jury votes. It's a shame he's never returned to play again.

13. Russell Kairouz

Season: 11Placed: 6thLet me forget about how gorgeous Russell is. My heart broke when Jeff backdoored him, which was to be expected, because he and Jeff were two of the best physical competitors that season. Russell had a hothead, which got him into fights with people all the time (like this EPIC battle with Chima) but he's still one of my favorite contestants. Big Brother would be better off bringing him back instead of Jeff all the damn time, his downfall was trusting Michele.
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Season: 11

Placed: 6th

Let me forget about how gorgeous Russell is. My heart broke when Jeff backdoored him, which was to be expected, because he and Jeff were two of the best physical competitors that season. Russell had a hothead, which got him into fights with people all the time (like this EPIC battle with Chima) but he's still one of my favorite contestants. Big Brother would be better off bringing him back instead of Jeff all the damn time, his downfall was trusting Michele.

12. Monica Bailey

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Season: 2

Placed: 3rd

"It's going to be ON." Monica is a boss. If Will hadn't one, the only substitute acceptable would've been Monica because she always kept it πŸ’―. The saddest thing in the world was Monica not being voted back into the house for All-Stars. America, you're awful!

11. Zach Rance

Season: 16Placed: 9thZach was bae. He survived the block so many times and kept giving you hope that he'd make it till the end, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. He was probably too young to be a really good player, but he'd absolutely kill in an All-Star season.
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Season: 16

Placed: 9th

Zach was bae. He survived the block so many times and kept giving you hope that he'd make it till the end, but alas, it wasn't meant to be. He was probably too young to be a really good player, but he'd absolutely kill in an All-Star season.

10. Dick Donato

Seasons: 8, 13Placed: Won (Season 8), Quit (Season 13)Dick is a polarizing player. He's mostly an asshole, but I actually think most of it was for the game. You felt for him in season 8 being reunited with his estranged daughter Daniele as part of that season's "Rivals" twist (which, an estranged daughter is a rival, CBS?). And I genuinely thought his gameplay that season was top notch. He probably could've gone far again in season 14, and saved The Regulators alliance from self-imploding, if he hadn't walked. Dick claimed last year that he learned he was HIV-positive while in the house and decided to leave, which may or may not be true, but everything's a grey area when it comes to Dick. That's why you love him.
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Seasons: 8, 13

Placed: Won (Season 8), Quit (Season 13)

Dick is a polarizing player. He's mostly an asshole, but I actually think most of it was for the game. You felt for him in season 8 being reunited with his estranged daughter Daniele as part of that season's "Rivals" twist (which, an estranged daughter is a rival, CBS?). And I genuinely thought his gameplay that season was top notch. He probably could've gone far again in season 14, and saved The Regulators alliance from self-imploding, if he hadn't walked. Dick claimed last year that he learned he was HIV-positive while in the house and decided to leave, which may or may not be true, but everything's a grey area when it comes to Dick. That's why you love him.

9. Kaysar Ridha

Season: 6, All-StarsPlaced: 10th (Both)Some people find Kaysar overrated, but I think he's A) gorgeous and B) a hell of a competitor. His Achilles heel was trusting people too much, because he got backstabbed in his season, even after getting to come back into the game. It's a shame, because his return could've led to great things for his alliance. Janelle and Howie's excitement for Kaysar's return was as big as mine. Unfortunately, Kaysar also went out 10th in All-Stars, but his competition was much fiercer then.
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Season: 6, All-Stars

Placed: 10th (Both)

Some people find Kaysar overrated, but I think he's A) gorgeous and B) a hell of a competitor. His Achilles heel was trusting people too much, because he got backstabbed in his season, even after getting to come back into the game. It's a shame, because his return could've led to great things for his alliance. Janelle and Howie's excitement for Kaysar's return was as big as mine.

Unfortunately, Kaysar also went out 10th in All-Stars, but his competition was much fiercer then.

8. Rachel Reilly

Seasons: 12, 13Placed: 9th (Season 12), Won (Season 13)THIS ICONIC QUEEN! Rachel was annoying AF, but she's also endearing and kind of funny. She grated the most in season 12, but when her opposition became Ragan and The Brigade, you kinda HAD to root for her. She fought like hell to win competitions when everyone wanted her voted out, so she definitely earned her win in season 13.
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Seasons: 12, 13

Placed: 9th (Season 12), Won (Season 13)

THIS ICONIC QUEEN! Rachel was annoying AF, but she's also endearing and kind of funny. She grated the most in season 12, but when her opposition became Ragan and The Brigade, you kinda HAD to root for her. She fought like hell to win competitions when everyone wanted her voted out, so she definitely earned her win in season 13.

Also, never forget that Rachel gave us the best quote in Big Brother history: "Floaters, you better grab a life vest!"

7. Jun Song

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Season: 4

Placed: Won

Queen Jun was the best player in season 4, because she played a social game while also stabbing people "in the front" as it was put during the finale. Her partner Alison schemed and plotted behind-the-scenes, but Jun was upfront with her vindictive gameplay. People ended up respecting that more and gave her the prize. She hasn't returned to the series, but why would she need to? Her record is perfect and it will remain that way.

6. Britney Haynes

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Seasons: 12, 14

Placed: 4th (Season 12), 8th (Season 14)

I love Britney. I've always been on Britney's side. But she needs to stop trusting guys in this game, because she's been blindsided TWICE. Once by a secret alliance and second by her OWN alliance. But she played a social game that anyone would be glad to play on this game, she just never had the cold heart to pull the trigger on threats before they could get to her. She'll always be welcome back on my television screen if she chose to return.

5. Daniele Donato

Seasons: 8, 13Placed: 2nd (Season 8), 8th (Season 13)Daniele is an AMAZING player. With all she endured playing the game with her dad, she should've really won season 8. Dick managed to win a bunch of HOH competitions, but it was Daniele's Veto domination that kept them in the game and took them to the finale. But most people thought she rode on Dick's coattails. She more than proved herself as a fierce player when she returned in season 13.
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Seasons: 8, 13

Placed: 2nd (Season 8), 8th (Season 13)

Daniele is an AMAZING player. With all she endured playing the game with her dad, she should've really won season 8. Dick managed to win a bunch of HOH competitions, but it was Daniele's Veto domination that kept them in the game and took them to the finale. But most people thought she rode on Dick's coattails. She more than proved herself as a fierce player when she returned in season 13.

4. Janelle Pierzina

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Seasons: 6, All-Stars, 14

Placed: 3rd (Season 3), 3rd (All-Stars), 12th (Season 14)

The less said about Janelle's gameplay when she returned as a coach in season 14, the better. Because she fucking KILLED in her first season, and in All-Stars. Her alliance engaged in a bloody Game of Thrones with the other alliance in the house, each of them alternating HOH wins. When it looked like she was on her way out the house, Janelle managed to win POV and take out one of her biggest enemies. She continued to win competitions until she could no longer save herself.

And while she didn't win the All-Stars season, she did manage to do what no one else could do in Big Brother β€” she got rid of Dr. Will.

3. Dr. Will Kirby

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Seasons: 2, All-Stars

Placed: Won (Season 2), 4th (All-Stars)

WILL KIRBY IS A GOD. Let's just get that out of the way. He basically invented Big Brother in season 2 and set the groundwork for every future winner. The beauty of his gameplay was that he was able to openly manipulate people and they still awarded him the money. Only Boston Rob on Survivor has managed to win off playing a game this way. The downfall is that it could only work once. No one was letting Will win All-Stars, even though he got pretty damn close. And if we're being honest, Mike Boogie won All-Stars because of all the work Will did to make it happen.

He's not my #1 because two other players managed to take what Will started at go to even more insane heights, proving that sometimes, sequels can top the original. But make no qualms about it, we would not have the Big Brother we have now without Will.

2. Dan Gheesling

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Seasons: 10, 14

Placed: Won (Season 10), 2nd (Season 14)

Picking between Will and Dan is one of the hardest decisions ever. Will basically invented the game as we know it. But Dan managed to flip that game on its head not once, but twice. He was the most hated player in his initial season and every attempt to get him out of the house was thwarted, thanks to his secret alliance with Memphis. When he returned to play again, everyone zeroed in on getting rid of him once and for all. Until what may be the greatest moment in Big Brother history occurred: his funeral.

Put on the block and on his way out, Dan hosted a "funeral" for himself. He expertly managed to convince Frank to save him, a man who went through hell and back to get Dan on the block in the first place. He should have won a second time, but a bitter jury awarded the money to his partner-in-crime Ian Terry.

1. Danielle Reyes

Seasons: 3, All-StarsPlaced: 2nd (Season 3), 6th (All-Stars) The utter injustice of it all. Danielle played one of the best damn games in Big Brother history and she was NOT awarded a win. Why is that? Let's factor in a few things β€” people respect a male player who openly hates everyone in the house and schemes to get the money, but they tend to call a woman who does the same a bitch; she went to the finals with a literal born-again Christian; and the producers thought it was a good idea to screen diary room interviews for the jury before they decided on a vote. The latter is something that is obviously no longer done on the show, because no one would vote for anyone who pumped themselves up in the diary room by sharing their real thoughts about the game. Danielle's stealth game was basically outed by the show before it could come to fruition and that blows. She also had the misfortune of playing with people who had not yet come to realize that you have to stab someone, usually everyone, in the back to win Big Brother.Long live Danielle.
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Seasons: 3, All-Stars

Placed: 2nd (Season 3), 6th (All-Stars)

The utter injustice of it all. Danielle played one of the best damn games in Big Brother history and she was NOT awarded a win. Why is that? Let's factor in a few things β€” people respect a male player who openly hates everyone in the house and schemes to get the money, but they tend to call a woman who does the same a bitch; she went to the finals with a literal born-again Christian; and the producers thought it was a good idea to screen diary room interviews for the jury before they decided on a vote. The latter is something that is obviously no longer done on the show, because no one would vote for anyone who pumped themselves up in the diary room by sharing their real thoughts about the game. Danielle's stealth game was basically outed by the show before it could come to fruition and that blows. She also had the misfortune of playing with people who had not yet come to realize that you have to stab someone, usually everyone, in the back to win Big Brother.

Long live Danielle.

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