Let's take a look at the differences between CBS' Big Brother Season 1 versus Season 2. We voted Season 2 as the best of the two. There was one houseguest who contributed to our decision and that is Will. He is a very interesting and unique character.
Demeanor & Intellect:
Classy & Educated Houseguest: The houseguests on Season 1 acted super classy, for the most part. They were all very articulate and most held college degrees. A college degree in 2000 most likely carried a different weight than it does now. Today we have tons of sources online in which we can self-educate.
Wild & Average Houseguest: The houseguests on Season 2 acted very wild (Amber jumping in the bed with Hardy on the first night; Nicole flirting with all the guys; and taking her top off in front of Kent; and the list goes on...) and their intellect level was average, except for Will.
Head of Household Intensity
No HOH: There wasn't any Head of Household contests on Season 1. They only completed tasks as a group for the food budget.
1st HOH Introduced: Season 2 introduced the first Head of Household contests by having one of the guest spin the wheel and name the houseguest who was a match to the label, for example, the "most talkative"... The later contests were more challenging.
Audience decided who was the winner and who was banished on Season 1. Houseguest nominated, and if there was a 4-way tie, then those 4 houseguest were up for banishment!
All evicted houseguests decided who was the winner on Season 2, and the two finalists were able to eliminate one vote. The evicted houseguests were not sequestered, so they could watch the show before deciding the winner. The current houseguests voted out the person evicted.
Season 1 had chickens. They also had a garden.
Season 2 had a dog.
No Veto for either season.
Both seasons had to use an old-fashioned ringer type of washer to wash clothes.
Smoking was allowed on both seasons (years were 2000 and 2001).
Please share with us which season you prefer. You may use the comment section below or contact us.
@CBSBigBrother Big Brother Season 2 winner was Will Kirby. He actually coined the phrase "showmance". Dr. Will Kirby is a Dermatologist. Born in Italy. He is 46 years old now.
He was the most interesting player on Season 2. He was upfront and honest with everyone when he stated his intentions in playing the game in a ruthless manner. He would state exactly what he planned to do and the reason why he was there. Even after sharing this insight, he still wasn't a player that was targeted by other houseguests!
He displayed a great personality, and a great sense of humor. He was very down-to-earth to be a doctor. Yes, he absolutely earned the title Evil Doctor, because he would share his wicked thoughts. He was good at developing a strategy and getting others to play into his hands. So far, he is hands down the best player ever on Big Brother.
Season 2 was filmed in 2001, and he was very comfortable showing his metro side. He likes to shave his entire body, and he also gave himself facials. Please don't be fooled by these words, because he showed that he is masculine. He also has a witness, Shannon! They dated for a short time after the show, but it didn't last.
Of course he won the $500,000 prize. He is known as a very controversial player, and generally hosts the discussion with Big Brother jury (except for Season 22 because of COVID 19). He did appear on the last few episodes as a next door neighbor for the remaining guests.
Will lives in Southern California, and he is a Dermatologist and an Associate Clinical Professor. He is married to Erin Brodie (For Love or Money two-time Champion), and they have two children, Cash and Scarlett. Yes, Cash :) Will is 44 years of age.
@CBSBigBrother Season 2 Nicole Nilson Schaffrich finished in second place. She was a Personal Chef from Atlanta. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan. She was 31 years when she entered the home in 2001. She was one of three who played the game really hard. Hardy and Nicole ran the house during the last half or so of the season. Ironically, their hard playing still didn't get them the $500,000 prize. Nicole was able to cash out with $50,000 in second place, despite the fact she was one of the first to be nominated for eviction.
Nicole was a big flirt on the season. Even though Hardy and Nicole said they are like brothers and sisters, I found their behavior more borderline flirtacious. She also liked to play mind games with Will. I believe she wanted attention from him, and he just wasn't interested in her. Near the end of the show, her husband sent air banners stating things about her behavior.
While Season 2 was completely opposite of Season 1, from classy to let it all hang out, in the end it added more drama. Nicole was very dramatic. She is one of those people, either you like her or you don't.
After the show, Nicole was a Radio DJ for WWWQ FM Radio. In 2003 she was a writer and producer for Reality Dish. She remarried to Dean Christner and lives in Roswell, Georgia. She is 50 years of age, and it is believed that she has two step sons.
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@CBSBigBrother Season 2 Monica Bailey finished in 3rd place. Unlike the very first season of Big Brother, 3rd place didn't cash out like 3rd place on Season 1, which won $50,000.
Monica was a 40 year old Candy Store Manager from Brooklyn, NY when she competed in 2001. She was quiet and easy going, and got along with most of the other houseguests throughout most of the show, it wasn't until the last few episodes that she showed a different side. She exploded when the now deceased Kent Blackwelder triggered a negative response by her.
She was known for being honest and upfront, which was refreshing because of the played strategies. The filming of this season was in 2001, and unfortunately,Monica had a relative who was impacted by 9/11 (when the Islamist terrorist group Al-Quaeda attack against the United States, specifically New York World Trade Center.
She can be found on Facebook.
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Big Brother Season 1 was totally different than the Big Brother seasons that you watch today. The house utilized a smaller square footage, there wasn't a Head of Household room, nor upstairs, and overall it was underwhelming in design and decor. The yard included live chickens, a garden and a pug dog named Chiquita.
The competitions, if you want to call them that, were only regarding a food budget, and they used a team format. Essentially, if you can avoid getting Banished, you made $500,000 easily in three months. They also paid three places with first getting $500,000, second got $100,000 and third got $50,000. The current payout format is $500,000 for first and $50,000 for second. Keep reading to find out more details about the houseguest.
Eddie McGee was honest throughout the show about wanting to win the $500K. He was very transparent, and even told the houseguests that he didn't trust any of them. He definitely added tons of value to the show, because he was so different. He received 59% of America's Vote to win after the 88 days stay in the house. We were excited when he won first place!
Eddie shared with the houseguests his experience with a serious illness when he was a teenager that ended up taking one of his legs. Even though his leg was amputated, you never knew it, because he fought strong in the competitions. While the "team" competitions on the first season was like eating candy versus the current seasons, he always participated. He also did it with a great attitude. While he was straightforward, we don't remember Eddie every complaining.
Eddie is 41 years of age and from Long Island, New York. He is currently a film and television actor. He has appeared in Drop Dead Roses (2001), The Ex (2006), The Human Race (2013) and God's Pocket (2014). He is also the founder and CEO of Tripod Productions, Inc.
Josh Souza is 43 years old as of 2020. He won 2nd place on Big Brother Season 1. Joshua was one of the more interesting houseguest. At one time, he had two of the female houseguests chasing and fighting over him. While he appeared more interested in blue-haired Brittany, Jordan, the Stripper, continued to pursue him. Jordan's approach was if I can't have him, neither can you.
Josh was a decent looking houseguest and a body to match. However, there were a lot of times that he stated things that pointed to an inquiry about his sexuality. During one episode, he said he would rather have sex with a guy versus kiss him. Chicken George ran with this statement and even voted to evict him under the pretense that he is doing a lot of damage to his character. In addition, Curtis continued to speculate about Josh's sexuality.
Please keep in mind that the first season was a very polite group of houseguests (after the first three were banished) and their goal was to get along. While watching we also wondered if Josh was of Hispanic decent. While he considers himself White American, our research indicates that the name Souza is associated with Portugal and Brazil. Several of his relatives on the last episode also resembled Hispanic ethnicity. Ironically, when they were discussing the final three, they stated they saw the All American houseguest winning. This is when we had to look at our calendar to make sure that we were living in the millennium and not in the 1900's.
Josh can be found on LinkedIn. He currently lives in the Miami, Florida area. His title is Business Development and Marketing Consultant.
Curtis Kin, 49 years old in 2020, from Big Brother Season 1, won third place. During Season 1, Big Brother paid 3 spots. He won $50,000, which is better known as the amount paid for second place on the current seasons. In fact, Big Brother Season 1 was the only one that paid three places.
Curtis played a modest role during the season. At times, he did come off as a typical Cali guy who thinks he is smarter than others. When he was one of the first few nominated by the other houseguests, he quickly changed his quiet demeanor. He started interacting with the others, more often.
He made a couple of statements that pointed to Josh being either gay or bisexual. Ironically, we thought the same about Josh. However, during the season, this myth never came to fruition. At one point, we were taken back by a comment Curtis made to Josh, while Josh was stripping in front of him and Eddie. He said something like please don't do that in front of me... it wasn't what he said, it was the way he said it.
Curtis definitely showed his professional potential on the show regarding his legal career. The attorney , at that time, is now a Judge for the Superior Court in California in Los Angeles. Prior to that he was Chief of the Criminal Appeals section at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California.
We weren't able to confirm Curtis' relationship status.
Jamie Kern Lima.
The first Rewind Reality Star from the past that we introduce is from @CBSBigBrother. Do you remember Jamie Kern from Season 1? She entered the very first Episode of Big Brother while she was crowned as the Pageant Winner for the state of Washington.
Jamie was definitely very careful with everything she did and said. A couple of her houseguests discussed her cautious approach with her. She was very political in most of her interactions in the house. She got along with everyone in the house, and it is only known to Jamie, if she really liked all of the other houseguests. At one time, she was flirting with one of the camera men.
She raised a little public gossip, especially on Aol, when she elected to visit with a Casting Director versus her mother during one of the episodes. Her goal, after all was to become an actress. She even stated during one of the episodes that she would make a great host for Julie Chen. Big Brother was so kind to allow her to co-host during the next episode. While it was an epic fail, at least she got the experience. Ironically, the more humble houseguest, Josh actually did a great job as a Weatherman!
Right after Big Brother, she became a News Anchor for KNDU in Tri-Cities, Washington. Later she went to Portland Oregon and became a News Anchor for KPTV. She went on to have major success after starting a cosmetic company, which she sold to Loreal for 1.2 billion cash in 2016. Check her out: https://www.itcosmetics.com/page?cid=about-us-meet-jamie …
Check out her beautiful estate in California. Jamie Kern Lima is now married with two children. Her estate in California is next door to Oprah's!
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Chicken George Boswell.
Chicken George Boswell was certainly a wild houseguest in 2000 for the first season of Big Brother. While he was friendly, and handled negative words towards him from other houseguest in a positive manner, he behaved in an anxious manner after air banners targeted him. It eventually got to him, and he started a mutiny with the other houseguests in an effort to go against Big Brother production with a threat of walking out. After Big Brother producers call their bluff, they decided to stay.
George was close to accepting the $50,000 offer to leave the house, but at the last minute he decided not to take the money. It wasn't a wise decision, because the second banishment after the offer, he was evicted. The good news is that a college offered a fully paid scholarship to one of his daughters, and he accepted.
He is currently 62 years old and lives in Rockford, Illinois. He did appear on another season of Big Brother. His occupation is still listed as a Roofer.
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Check the below video from 2017 with Chicken George:
Cassandra Waldon. (Deceased).
Cassandra Waldon was a houseguest for Season 1, and she decided that it was her responsibility to make sure she acted in a manner that represented her ethnicity well, and also her profession. She did a superb in showing how to behave in a classy manner. While I don't want anyone to feel like they have to carry this burden to please anyone, she did it, because sadly it was needed in society. I watched this in 2020, so there were a couple of statements that she expressed that took me off guard, for example, she told the other African American houseguest that he shouldn't act in a certain way towards a white female houseguest. I understood what she was stating, however, the gravity of her statement was pointing towards African American's feeling like a "guest" in America versus a citizen with rights. In fact, I know she was stating the sad fact in America, because some may think that whites are more superior to other races. In fact, at the end of the show, you can catch the final three houseguests stating reasons why they think someone was going to win. It was amazing how often they used the word "All American".
Cassandra did a magnificent job, and she finished in 6th place. Because she was nominated so many times, I truly wanted her to strongly consider the offer financial offer made to them to leave the house early. Ironically, she was evicted the very next banishment. Cassandra returned to the house a few episodes later, as a visitor to share with the remaining houseguests what to expect after Big Brother.
Cassandra was a Communications Director for United Nations. Sadly after our first writing about Cassandra last year, we found out that she passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. She was 56 years of age.
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Brittany Petros was the most dramatic Big Brother houseguest of all time. Perhaps she started a trend of drama-filled guests moving forward. On Big Brother Season 1, she appeared insane, needy, confrontational and a self-proclaimed virgin (despite her peculiar sexual articulation). Ironically, even though she exhibited these attributes, she was voted as the favorite Houseguest!!! During Season 1, they didn't provide a monetary award for the Favorite Houseguest. Her recognition didn't last very long, because she was evicted the next episode after Chicken George's wife organized members of the public to vote her out. Yes, the nice guy Chicken George's wife!
In addition, we were able to observe Brittany as she wore many hair colors: blue, red, green and her departure look, black. In a paradox, the same week she died it black (a traditional color), she was evicted. She was able to convince three other houseguests to die or highlight their hair (Curtis, Joshua and George).
Brittany showed her needy side by always needing attention, verbal and physical. She even had two other sleeping in the bed with her. We researched her surname and the name appears to be Greek or Dutch. We wanted more of an insight into Brittany to understand the behavior of this houseguest, she was needy on one side, but started the Season off constantly being confrontational with William Collins.
Also, Brittany developed an obsession with Josh. Josh was interested in Brittany and Jordan at the same time. However, he later stated that Jamie was more his type.
During the last few episodes and after Brittany's eviction (4th to be evicted), it was announced that she signed with a popular Talent Agency. In 2003, she was able to appear as a guest on Days of our Lives, soap opera.
Brittany is 46 years of age and is from Robbinsdale, Minnesota. Brittany works as a location manager and scout for TV and Film.
Check her out today by viewing this portfolio.
Karen Fowler was the only smoker in the house, and she smoked a lot! In addition to smoking, we found her so annoying with negativity. She was a 43 year old from Columbus, Indiana, and unhappy because of her marriage, and spoke about it often. Then she started projecting her unhappiness until houseguest who were very kind towards her, like Chicken George. You know the old saying: "misery loves company". She wanted to share her miserable state with others. Chicken George remained positive despite her attempts.
Finally, Karen was the third evicted, and we were wondering, what took them so long!!! During her Banishment filming, her husband was on set. They didn't discuss their issues, but they did embrace and kiss. One of her complaints about her husband is that he wasn't affectionate. We felt bad for him, since she aired their dirty laundry. They did divorce, and Karen moved to Los Angeles from Indiana.
Furthermore, Karen was very close to Brittany in the house. They slept together often. They also showed each other a lot of affection. Brittany and Karen made plans to live together when Karen moved to Los Angeles.
In 2017, it was rumored that she reconciled with the same husband she divorced after the show. She has decided to live a spotlight-free life.
Jean Jordan aka Jordan in the house for Season 1 of Big Brother. She was an exotic dancer. Speaking of drama, she was full of it. She initially was a buddy for Will Collins, then once he was banished, she targeted Joshua as the objects of her desire. She competed against Brittany for his attention, and always felt like she should win.
She was the second to be banished from the home. The houseguest nominated, and the public voted for which guest to banish. Right after her exit, she worked as a radio personality and stopped dancing. David Letterman was fond of Jordan, and thought the houseguest were crazy for evicting her. He joked about them evicting the interesting person on the Season, an exotic dancer.
She can be found on Twitter, and lists her description as: "INFP-T. Founder of The Triveni Institute. Flushes dog poop down the toilet to keep it out of the landfill..." She lives in Chicago, Illinois.
William Collins aka Mega or Will Mega.
Will Collins aka Mega was one of the most dramatic houseguests of all time. He was certainly a go big or go home type of personality. He didn't hold his thoughts back! I didn't realize that 2001 was a time of heavy racial sensitivity, but wow how clear he made the point that it was a sensitive time. Will is 48 years of age as of 2020.
Will was the very first in Big Brother American history to ever be evicted. He was also the first African American male to appear on the show. During his banishment interview with Julie Chen, she brought it to the audience's attention that it was discovered that he was a Black Panther member. What an amazing discovery, and how was this missed during the cast interviews.
Mega was never short of showing assertive behavior, and he aligned with Jordan, who also had the same type of personality. They were known to be combative toward other houseguests. The house was very hyper-active when they were there. Once they were evicted, the house became refreshing and relaxed. It became even more relaxed once negative Karen was banished.
What is Will doing today? It was last reported in 2017 that he is now an "education advocate, lifestyle consultant, political strategist, and issue advocacy consultant." He ran for Philadelphia City Council at one time, but a win wasn't reported. In 2018, he was given credit for a change that Lowe's made by suspending receipt checking policy. Overall, he has been involved in various political activist efforts.
Watch Will Mega's attempt to get on Big Brother All Star Season 7:
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Will Mega aka William Collins
Big Brother Season 9 was filmed in 2008. It was twelve summers ago. This is the first year that Big Brother wasn't able to air during the summer since 2000, due to the Pandemic. Rewatching previous seasons is a good way to cover the down-time. Which season will you watch again?
Season 9 included 16 contestants. Learn more about them below...
Adam Jasinski was a 29 year old Public Relations Manager from Delray Beach Florida when he was crowned the winner of Big Brother Season 9 in 2008. He as awarded with the $500,000 prize.
Sadly, it appeared that Adam wanted to multiply his winnings and was allegedly arrested for running a drug ring. Another houseguest, Matthew McDonald (pictured below) was also charged for allegedly participating in the drug ring. Allegedly, Adam was sentenced to 4 years for masterminding a prescription drug ring. I don't know about you, but I would have found other was to multiply the $500K, perhaps by making investments?
Ryan Quicksall was a 27 year old college student from Columbus, Ohio when he entered the home to play Big Brother Season 9 in 2008. He is a Business Development Manager at Revenue Source Group, Inc. in Nashville, Tennessee. He can be found on LinkedIn.
Sheila Kennedy was a 45 year old former Model and single mother from Reseda, California when she entered the Big Brother house in 2008 for Season 9. Prior to entering the house, she was the Penthouse Pet of the Month in 1981, and in 1983 she was Pet of the Year. She has appeared in low-budget sex comedies. She wrote a memoir, "No One's Pet" that chronicled her experience at the Penthouse Mansion and her relationship with Penthouse founder Bob Guccione. She was annoying and treated Adam poorly, but she made it far in the game.
Sharon Obermueller was a 23 year old Realtor from Olathe, Kansas when she entered the Big Brother home in 2008 for Season 9.
She has been in an on and off again relationship for the past 12 years, as noted in 2017. She works in real estate and also as a restaurant hostess. She had a baby (Skyler) in 2012. She became a replacement contestant because Neil Garcia left the game, voluntarily. She finished in 4th place.
Natalie Lynn Cunial.
Natalie Lynn Cunial was a 23 year old Bikini Barista from Olathe, Kansas when she arrived for filming of Season 9 of Big Brother in 2008. She finished in 5th place, and can be found on Instagram displaying her self-taught artwork. She was obsessed with Matthew, but he didn’t feel the same.
James Zinkand was a 21 year old free spirit who wanted to travel the world on his bicycle, when he entered the Big Brother home in 2008 for Season 9. He is from Sarasota, Florida. He lasted pretty long in the house, and finished in 6th place. He is an interesting character and can be found on Instagram.
Joshuah Welch was a 25 year old Advertising Media Buyer from Dallas, Texas when he entered the Big Brother house for Season 9 in 2008. He is best known for getting into a huge fight with Amanda Hansen. Today, Joshuah is an Assistant Manager at Trigon Management.
Chelsia Hart, the Brat, was a 21 year old college student from Cedar Falls, Iowa when she entered the Big Brother house for Season 9. She finished in 9th place. She lives in Seattle, Washington, according to Twitter. She refers to herself as a Crazy Cat Lady. Her eviction speech was brutal. Watch it below.
Matthew "Matt" McDonald.
Matthew "Matt" McDonald was a 23 year old Roofing Foreman from Charlestown, MA when Big Brother Season 9 was filmed in 2008. He finished in 9th place. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida. He can be found on Twitter.
Sadly he was the other one arrested with Adam Jasinski, winner of Season 9, for a criminal activity. Matt as also allegedly arrested for beating his pregnant girlfriend.
Allison Nichols was a 28 year old Pharmaceutical Rep from Boston, Massachusetts when she was included on the guest list for Big Brother Season 9. She was the other houseguest to be hospitalized while on the slop diet. As a reminder, slop is a type of punishment to losers of featured contests. They had to eat it for a period of time, instead of real food. Allison appears to live a private life.
Alexander "Alex" Coladonato.
Alexander "Alex" Coladonato was a 24 year old DJ from Staten Island, New York when he entered the Big Brother house in 2008 for Season 9. He was Amanda Hansen's soulmate in the house. He was evicted right after her in 10th place.
Alex married Jaclyn Guidera in 2013. Jaclyn is a dance instructor and choreographer. He is a special education teacher, and an entertainment company owner. He has a little girl and boy pictured on his Instagram page.
Amanda Hansen was a 23 year old Paralegal from Fridley, Minnesota in 2008 when the 9th Season of Big Brother aired. During her season, she was hospitalized after an allergic reaction to Slop. Slop is used as part of different contests structure on Big Brother. It is provided to the losers. She was evicted in 11th place.
She is into food and fitness. She has a beautiful son, and she can be found on Instagram.
Jen DiTurno was a 26 year old Bartender from Columbus, Ohio. She was the fourth to leave the Big Brother house in 2008. She can be found on Twitter. She is married, and her new name is Jen DiTurno Schubert.
Her boyfriend was houseguest Ryan (above), and she showed how much class she doesn’t have by having sex with him in the bathroom.
Parker Somerville was a 26 year old Paparazzo from Northridge, California when he entered the home for the 9th Season of Big Brother in 2008. He can be found on Instagram.
Neil Garcia was a 29 year old Realtor from Los Angeles, California when he entered the Big Brother house in 2008 for Season 9. He was the first player in Big Brother history to exit the game voluntarily. He was the second out of the house. The reason he left was to take care of personal matters.
Jacob Heald was a 23 year old ex-Marine from Dallas, Georgia. His occupation was an Electrician in 2008. He was the first evicted. Jacob appears to live a quiet life.
The #blacklivesmatter social movement is about equality to place it in the simplest terms. Why is one race experiencing so many unjust acts by the police? How long has the police behaved in this way prior to social media? Isn't the police's job to serve and protect? Aren't they supposed to arrest suspected criminals only? Why do they end up physically abusing and killing African-Americans, aka as Blacks, in the manner that has been brought to the public's attention recently. Regardless of the answer to these questions, enough is enough! It is time for a social movement to promote change.
I know there is one argument which raises the question: why do these individuals need to be arrested in the first place. How do we know if they really need to be charged for the reason they are arrested? We don't know until they have their day in court. So the activity that happens before they get to court is where a lot of the unjust acts are happening. The police are ending some of their lives before they get a "neutral" due process.
Consequently, this leads to several questions: What is wrong with the police? Why are there such a high number of African-Americans targeted? Why in the past few months were there high-profiled deaths associated with these arrest. There is something so wrong with this system. We need an overhaul, and we need it now.
Ultimately, we also need a social movement. I agree that African-Americans are treated in an inferior manner in society. I think Hispanics may also fall under the category of mistreatment. However, the recent events have clearly indicated that Blacks are treated horribly by police. We need it to stop, and it needs to stop immediately.
Supporting this movement is imperative if society is to experience a change. If we remain divided, then we may continue to encounter the same bad habits. This is a good time to come together to support humanity. Once the ignorant people who don't support this movement are off this earth, the world will become a better place! Subsequently, here is a partial list of celebrities whose Instagram profiles are allegedly missing a clear and definitive posting to support the movement: #blacklivesmatter; a posting for the black out Tuesday; nor any other indication of support.*
No alleged support from:
Please check back later for additional names and a more comprehensive list.
*If we missed the support, please contact us.
This only includes a review of actual text postings and words from you, not a guest. If you have videos that support the movement, please add text to the posting in order for your name to be removed from this list and notify us.
Let's end this article on a good note. Here are some great example of celebrities who clearly indicated their support of the movement:
These are the heart of entertainment. Please come back for a more comprehensive list.
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.