Big Brother Season 8 aired in 2007. It included fourteen houseguests. The youngest was 20 years old and related to the oldest houseguest! These talented individuals represented locations across America from Las Vegas, Nevada to New York City, New York and states all over America. It was a great season!
Ready to take a walk down memory lane?
Richard "Evil Dick" Donato.
Richard "Evil Dick" Donato was a 44 year old Bar Manager from Los Angeles when he entered the Big Brother home in 2007 for Season 8. Evil Dick is Daniele Donato's father. He finished in first place, and she finished in second place. He is known as one of the most controversial players ever.
In 2011, during the filming of Big Brother Season 13, he was diagnosed as HIV positive, the virus that causes AIDs. He doesn't know how he contracted the virus, but believe that it was from having unprotected sex with a female. He shared his diagnosis on an episode of VH1's Couple's Therapy.
Daniele Donato was a 20 years old Waitress from Huntington Beach, California when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 8. She wasn't the only Donato to enter the house! She competed very well, with the help of a relative, and she finished in 2nd place.
Daniele is married to a cast member from a future season (more to come on that later). She has one child. It was last reported that she was in college working towards a career.
Zachary Swerdzewski was a 30 year old Graphic Designer from Burbank, California when he walked through the front doors for Big Brother Season 8 in 2007. He was left in the home with two relatives, identified in this article, and he finished in 3rd place.
On his Instagram account, he lists himself as an Interface Engineer, Digital Nomad, Travel Enthusiast and PADI Scuba, and Inventor. He also indicates that he is the creator of peanutkeepaway.com
Jameka Cameron was a 28 year old School Counselor from Waldorf, Maryland in 2007. She was included in the cast for the Big Brother house for Season 8. She finished in 4th place.
Eric Scott Stein.
Eric Scott Stein was a 27 year old Talent Management Assistant from New York City, New York when he entered the Big Brother competition for Season 8 in 2007. He grew up in Yorktown Heights, New York and attended Boston University. He was evicted in 5th place. He can be found on Twitter.
Jessica Lynn Hughbanks Brokaw.
Jessica Lynn Hughbanks Brokaw was a 21 year old College Student from Haysburg, Kansas when she entered the Big Brother house to compete in 2007 for Season 8. She was evicted in 6th place. On July 28, 2012, Jessica married Matt Brokaw. Jessica is a Financial Advisor at a Credit Union.
Amber M. Siyavus.
Amber M. Siyavus was a 27 year old Cocktail Waitress from Las Vegas, Nevada when she entered the Big Brother house in 2007 for Season 8. In 2011, Amber was charged with DUI, drugs and child endangerment. The specific alleged charge: DUI-DRUGS, FAILURE TO DRIVE IN TRAVEL LANE, EXPIRED REGISTRATION, POSSESSION OF 1 OZ OR LESS- MARIJUANA, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUB-POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, CHILD ENDANGERMENT on Apr. 03, 2011
Sadly, in 2018 her 18 year old daughter, Lexi Tomcavage died in Ohio from an apparent suicide.
Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson.
Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson was a 23 year old Nanny from Beverly Hills, California when she became a houseguest in 2007 for Big Brother Season 8. She is listed as a Nanny, Estate Manager and a Bikini Model and residing in Los Angeles, California. She can be found on Twitter @JeniusLife.
Dustin Erikstrup was a 22 year old Shoe Salesman from Chicago, Illinois prior to being evicted in 9th place on Season 8 of CBS' Big Brother. Dustin is currently the Director of Fundraising Events at the Aids Foundation of Chicago.
Kail Harbick was a 37 year old Business Owner from McKenzie Bridge, Oregon, when she entered Season 8 of CBS' Big Brother. She is currently a business owner of Takodas, and has appeared in movies. Her last film was "Saving Winston" in 2011. She is married to Darrin Harbick, and they have 3 children.
Nicholas "Nick" Starcevic.
Nicholas "Nick" Starcevic was a 25 year old from Kimball, Minnesota when he was included on the cast list for the Big Brother Season 8 house. He was evicted on day 34. Nick married his long-time girlfriend, Griffin Swisher in 2018.
Michael "Mike" Dutz.
Michael "Mike" Dutz was a 26 year old Painting Contractor from Three Lakes, Wisconsin, when he entered the Big Brother Season 8 house. He lasted 26 days and was evicted on the 27th day. He can be found on LinkedIn.
Joseph "Joe" Barber II.
Joseph "Joe" Barber II was a 23 year old Receptionist from Chicago, Illinois when he entered the Big Brother house in 2007. He was one of the fourteen houseguests for Big Brother Season 8. He finished in 13th place, so he was the second one to be evicted. We found Joe's twitter.com/JoeBB8Twitter account, but it hasn't been used since 2013. We found his Facebook page, which was last active 2019.
Carol Journey was a 21 year old student from Lawrence, Kansas when she played the Big Brother game in 2007. She was the first one to be evicted. She can be found on Twitter or Instagram. She earned two Bachelor degrees from University of Kansas. She is an Enterprise Account Executive for Apple in New York.
We recently reported on Seasons 1 through 6, therefore, the updates included in the individual seasons themselves are recent. If you are interested in learning more about each individual houseguest from this All Stars season, click on their name.
By the way, Big Brother is based upon a Netherlands series with the same name. It's very interesting how we have developed reality tv shows by benchmarking other countries and vice-versa. When you have a chance, check out other series in other countries.
Consequently, including past houseguests during this season, made it a very hot season to watch! It included the likes of Kaysar Ridha, Janelle Pierzina, Howie Gordon, Will Kirby, and Mike "Boogie" Malin to name a few. I have three all-time favorites from Big Brother history, and Janelle is one of them. If you haven't checked out this season, it is worth it!
Mike "Boogie" Malin won this season. Unfortunately, Mike's reputation has taken a turn for the worst since the airing of the show. In 2007, he was allegedly arrested for allegedly assaulting a waitress at a sports bar in Denver. Tabloids have also indicated that there has been issues with alleged embezzling money and gambling away hundred of thousands of dollars and using it to pay for gay sex, travel and other stuff. As of 2018, it has been reported that he is allegedly in the hole for $800,000. Mike founded and operated The Dolce Group, a restaurant management group in Los Angeles. If you remember Season 2, he proposed to Krista Stegall, another houseguest. Their relationship didn't pan out. It is also reported that he has a son.
In conclusion, this season premiered in July of 2006, which is fourteen years ago! The recent updates that we provided during the contestant's original season is updated as of late 2019 through 2020. During the writing of this article, our country is facing the COVID-19 history. This pandemic appears to impact the airing of Big Brother for July 2020. If it does not air this year, it's a good time to take a walk down memory lane and remember what has occurred on previous seasons of Big Brother. #cbsbigbrother #afforci
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Kendall Long, who for all intents and purposes, I viewed as one of the sweeter and innocent contestants on ABC's Bachelor. While she gave Joe Amabile an initial chase and tough time on Bachelor in Paradise, she eventually started a relationship with him.
After Joe gained fame from performing on Dancing with the Stars, Kendall and Joe traveled around the world. Joe frequently posted videos while he enjoyed various cuisines around the world. Joe also started a business which sold upside down Frown apparel. The two eventually split, and Joe continues to make food related videos, and Kendall, well Kendall appears to be searching for her passion.
While with Joe, Kendall Long dressed modestly and had a quiet disposition and persona. Recently, I noticed a change in that and commented on it using Instagram. Kendall replied to the message, and she showed her not-so-innocent side in not only the picture, but in her reply. I responded once more to her, and this time I included a generalized statement about showcasing the brain versus sex. Since that time, there has been more than 20 comments regarding the post. Check out what started this interaction. I've decided to not respond to any of the comments at this time, feel free to check them out on her Instagram page.
If you check Kendall Long's Instagram page, you can read the 21 comments that followed.
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Big Brother Season 6 was filmed in 2005. It included 14 houseguests. Who was the big winner? The houseguest names are: Kaysar Ridha, Ashlea Evans, Ivette Corredero, Michael Donnellan, Eric "Cappy" Littmann, Sarah Hrejsa, Jennifer Vasquez, Rachel Plencner, Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Beau Beasley, April Lewis, Janelle Pierzina, and Maggie Ausburn. The ages ranged from 22 to 36. One of my favorite all-time players was on this season. Can you guess who my favorite player from this season?
Janelle Pierzina was a 25 year old VIP Cocktail Waitress from Miami Beach, Florida when she entered the Big Brother House for Season 6 in 2005. She was by far the best player on this Season, and one of the best players of all-time.
In my eyes, she finished in first place (despite the fact that another player received the prize money). She played a good social game, but most importantly, she played a great physical game. She is a great example to women, especially women who get classified as pretty. She showed that you can be attractive, have a brain, and also be physically fit to compete against the guys. Thank you Janelle!
Janelle also competed on Amazing Race with another former Big Brother houseguest. Janelle is a Real Estate Broker. She is married to Jess Desanto in 2010, and they have three children. #afforci
Maggie Ausburn was a 27 year old Emergency Room Nurse from Las Vegas, Nevada. Just like Las Vegas is known for gambling, Maggie got pure lucky and beat out the best player during Season 6. The best player, and one of my all-time favorites is the third place finisher (more to come).
Ivette Corredero was a 25 year old Waitress from Miami Beach, Florida when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 6. She finished in 2nd place. Her secret partner was Beau Beasley. She can be found on Twitter. I'll have to re-watch the season, because I'm still baffled as how she could finish earlier than the superstar who finished in third place (more to come).
April Lewis was a 31 year old Pharmaceutical Sales Rep from Dallas, Texas in 2005. She entered the Big Brother house and her secret partner was Jennifer Vasquez. April finished in 4th place. As you will soon see, this season was the only season so far to feature a final four that was all female. She can be found on Twitter. It is reported that April has been married to Matthew Lewis since 2004. She appeared on a Lifetime special regarding marriages in a romance rut. #afforci
Howie Gordon was a 34 year old Meteorology Student from Chicago, Illinois when he entered the house in 2005. His secret partner was Rachel Plencner. He was evicted in 5th place. It was last reported, that he is a Meteorolist in Anchorage, Alaska as of 2017. He has appeared on several tv shows, and also made radio and other appearances. An older social media account was found for him, however, it hasn't been active since 2017. Check him out reporting weather in Anchorage. #afforci
Beau Beasley was a 25 year old Personal Shopper from Pembroke Pines, Florida when he entered the house for the sixth season of Big Brother. He was evicted in 6th place. His secret partner was Ivette Corredero. He can be found on Instagram @beaubeasley.
James Rhine was a 29 year old Loss Prevention Manager from Atlanta, Georgia when he entered the Big Brother house in 2005. James has certainly matured into a really handsome looking man. He married Stephany Tornincasa in 2018. He finished in 7th place. His secret partner was his girlfriend, at the time, Sarah Hrejsa. #afforci
Rachel Plencner was a 33 year old Horse Breeder from Parker, Colorado when she entered the Big Brother house in 2005. Her secret partner was Howie Gordon. She finished in 8th place. According to her LinkedIn page, today Rachel works in healthcare for Cigna as a Agile Scrum Master Senior Advisor in Denver, Colorado.
Jennifer Vasquez was a 27 year old Arena Football League Dancer from Plano, Texas when she entered the Big Brother House in 2005. Her secret partner was April Lewis. She was evicted in 9th place, which means she lasted 49 out of the 80 days. The things we do for money. Check out the below video of an online commercial she made.
Like, who is Ashlea Evans? I totally don't remember this name from Big Brother. Perhaps it is because she was the first evicted? Ashlea Evans was a 22 year old Fashion Design student from Plantation, Florida. She was the youngest guest during this season. She was secretly partnered with Janelle Pierzina.
While researching her, we found that her Twitter account was suspended. In addition, she is listed as being in attendance for the Twitter Online reunion for Big Brother 6, it occurred in April 2020. Her Instagram account is allegedly active. Additional details point to her owning this business.
Michael Donnellan was a 28 year old Orange County, California Artist when he entered the Season 6 of the Big Brother house. He was the second one evicted from the home. His secret partner was Kaysar Ridha. Michael was known for his showmance with Janelle Pierzina. He is also know for getting in an argument with Eric "Cappy" Littmann prior to his eviction. What else is new, lol?
He is now worth $10 million! He appeared on an episode of Millionaire Matchmaker. Michael owns a production company. He grew up in Italy and has lived all over the world.
Eric "Cappy" Littmann.
Sarah Hrejsa was a 23 year old Retail Manager from Chicago, Illinois when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 6. She was the second youngest in the house. She was evicted on day 40. Sarah's secret partner was James Rhine.
She is currently a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in Chicago, according to her LinkedIn page.