Big Brother 13

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Big Brother 13 is the 13th season of the American reality television series Big Brother. It premiered on July 7, 2011 on the CBS television network.[1] The show is produced by Endemol USA and Fly on the Wall Entertainment. The 13th season was confirmed on the same day as the finale of Big Brother 12 in a press release issued from CBS.[2]

Pre-season[change | edit source]

Casting for Big Brother 13 began in mid-April. Applications and video tape submissions did not have a set deadline.[3] Applicants chosen to be a finalist went to Los Angeles, California, from which applicants were narrowed down to a pool of 40 finalists. Casting calls were held around the United States on a later date. The cast has recently been selected, and they are now in sequester.[4]

House[change | edit source]

The house was revealed on June 27, 2011. It features a "Venice Beach" theme. With a Katy Perry themed room, a fortune teller/tarot card room and the backyard is of graffiti.

Houseguests[change | edit source]

In the house tour that was exclusive to Yahoo, there was room for 14 houseguests on the picture wall.

Name Age[I] Occupation Hometown [5]
Adam Poch 39 Music Inventory Manager Hoboken, New Jersey
Cassi Colvin 26 Model Nashville, Tennessee
Dominic Briones 25 College Student/Model San Mateo, California
Kalia Booker 30 Writer Los Angeles, California
Keith Henderson 32 Human Resources Manager Bolingbrook, Illinois
Lawon Exum 39 Legal File Clerk Inglewood, California
Porsche Briggs 23 Cocktail Waitress Miami Beach, Florida
Shelly Moore 41 Outdoor Industry Executive Prairieville, Louisiana
Brendon Villegas 30 High School Swim Coach Riverside, California
Rachel Reilly 26 Chemistry Graduate Student/VIP Cocktail Waitress Las Vegas, Nevada
Jeff Schroeder 31 Advertising Salesman Norridge, Illinois
Jordan Lloyd 22 Waitress Matthews, North Carolina
Dick Donato 48 Website CEO Los Angeles, California
Daniele Donato 25 College Student Huntington Beach, California

^[I]  Contestant's age at the start of the season.

Summary[change | edit source]

On the first night, the houseguests were told of a surprise. They then were told that they had to pair up in groups of two. Before the HoH (Head of Household) competition, the houseguests were welcomed to three past dous. The first were Rachel and Brendon (from Big Brother 12). The second were Jordan and Jeff (from Big Brother 11). The last dous were Danielle and Dick (from Big Brother 8). During the HoH competition, the houseguests had to hold onto a banana. They were later squirted with chocolate and whip cream, while being rocked back-and-forth, to make the competition harder. Rachel then won the first HoH competition of the summer and her partner Brendon were safe from being evicted from the game. Host, Julie Chen, told the houseguests that Rachel had to choose only one dou. She was also told that only one of them would be evicted. However, the houseguest who wasn't eliminated can be safe until there are ten remaining houseguests.

Voting history[change | edit source]

Further information: Big Brother 13 (U.S.)#Format
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Eviction votes received
Day 49 Day 55 Day 63 Day 69 Finale
Head of Household Rachel Jordan Rachel Daniele Kalia Daniele Jeff Kalia Porsche Rachel Adam
Nominations
(pre-veto)
Keith
Porsche
Adam
Dominic
Adam
Dominic
Brendon
Rachel
Jeff
Rachel
Adam
Shelly
Kalia
Porsche
Jeff
Rachel
Jordan
Rachel
Kalia
Porsche
Porsche
Jordan
Veto Winner(s) Brendon
Rachel
Dominic Brendon Brendon Jeff Adam Jeff Porsche Rachel Adam Jordan (none)
Nominations
(post-veto)
Keith
Porsche
Cassi
Shelly
Adam
Dominic
Brendon
Jordan
Lawon
Rachel
Brendon
Shelly
Daniele
Kalia
Jeff
Rachel
Adam
Shelly
Kalia
Porsche
A Adam Porsche Cassi Nominated Brendon Lawon Brendon Daniele Rachel Nominated Kalia Head of
Household
2
B Jordan Keith Head of
Household
Dominic Nominated Lawon Brendon Daniele Rachel Shelly Porsche 2
C Porsche Nominated Cassi Dominic Jordan Lawon Brendon Kalia Jeff Head of
Household
Nominated 4
B Rachel Head of
Household
Cassi Head of
Household
Jordan Nominated Shelly Daniele Nominated Shelly Kalia 2
C Kalia Keith Cassi Dominic Brendon Head of
Household
Brendon Nominated Jeff Adam Nominated Evicted
(Day 67)
Jury
Member
4
A Shelly Keith Nominated Dominic Brendon Lawon Nominated Kalia Jeff Nominated Evicted
(Day 62)
Jury
Member
3
Jeff Keith Cassi Dominic Brendon Lawon Brendon Head of
Household
Nominated Evicted
(Day 55)
Jury
Member
3
Daniele Keith Cassi Adam Head of
Household
Lawon Head of
Household
Nominated Evicted
(Day 55)
Jury
Member
3
Brendon Keith Cassi Dominic Nominated Evicted
(Day 34)
Nominated Re-evicted
(Day 48)
Jury
Member
10
Lawon Porsche Cassi Dominic Brendon Nominated Evicted
(Day 41)
6
Dominic Porsche Cassi Nominated Evicted
(Day 27)
7
Cassi Porsche Nominated Evicted
(Day 20)
9
Keith Nominated Evicted
(Day 13)
6
Dick Walked
(Day 6)
0
Notes 1, 2 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 4, 6 7 none 8, 9, 10 1, 11
Have Nots Cassi,
Kalia,
Lawon,
Shelly
Adam,
Cassi,
Dominic,
Shelly
none Brendon,
Jordan,
Lawon
Jeff,
Jordan,
Rachel,
Shelly
none Daniele,
Kalia,
Porsche
none
Walked Dick none
Evicted Keith
6 of 10 votes
to evict
Cassi
9 of 9 votes
to evict
Dominic
7 of 8 votes
to evict
Brendon
5 of 7 votes
to evict
Lawon
6 of 6 votes
to evict
Brendon
5 of 6 votes
to evict
Daniele
3 of 5 votes
to evict
Jeff
3 of 5 votes
to evict
Shelly
2 of 3 votes
to evict
Kalia
2 of 3 votes
to evict





Brendon
39.5%
for a chance
to return


Notes[change | edit source]

  • ^Note 1 :      This HouseGuest is paired with the current week's Head of Household, and is immune from nomination for the week.
  • ^Note 2 :      This HouseGuest survived an eviction vote or lost their partner during the first three weeks of the game, and received a "Golden Key" as a reward, granting her — among other perks — automatic immunity until ten HouseGuests remain.
  • ^Note 3 : The Power of Veto competition was played as individuals. Due to the fact that the duos were still in play, the PoV winner had a choice to remove the nominated duo from eviction.
  • ^Note 4 : During the second Power of Veto competition, Rachel took the punishment of being on slop for the next two weeks, although she is not considered to be a Have Not.
  • ^Note 5 : Due to a luxury competition that took place in week three, all the houseguests were immune from being a Have Not for the week.
  • ^Note 6 : During the Head of Household competition, Brendon, Jordan, and Lawon picked snowballs that contained Have Not cards so all will be Have Nots for the week.
  • ^Note 7 : A live battle was held after the eviction and before the Head of Household competition on Day 41 to determine which evicted HouseGuest would be able to return to the House. The viewing public voted all week for Keith, Cassi, Dominic or Brendon to participate in the live battle. Brendon won the public vote and competed against Lawon, the then most recent evictee. Brendon won the battle and was re-instated as a full HouseGuest eligible to win.
  • ^Note 8 : As HoH Jeff chose the Have Nots for the week.
  • ^Note 9 : Week 7 is a double eviction week. Following the normal eviction, the remaining HouseGuests will play a week's worth of game — including HoH and Veto competitions, and Nomination, Veto, and Eviction ceremonies — during the remainder of the live show, culminating in a second eviction for the week.
  • ^Note 10 : Kalia, as Head of Household, had to vote to break a tie on Day 55.
  • ^Note 11 : Porsche opened Pandora's Box on Day 56 and the remaining six were put into new duos for the week. The new duos are Adam & Shelly (1), Jordan & Rachel (2), and Kalia & Porsche (3).

Twist[change | edit source]

As revealed on ET Canada on June 28, 2011; Julie Chen revealed that Dynamic Duos of seasons past would have a major impact on this season and the twist.

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