Who is your favourite Big Brother US Winner from Season 1 to 23? – Big Brother USA has featured various houseguests from all walks of life over the years and only a few have emerged as winners and walked away with the grand prize.
Big Brother US reality television show is based on the original Dutch Big Brother television series created in 1997 by John de Mol. Big Brother US show premiered on July 5, 2000, and has since been held for 23 seasons as of 2022 with the 24th season currently in the making.
Big Brother show follows a group of people living together in a house outfitted with dozens of high-definition cameras and microphones recording their every move, 24 hours a day. Each week, the Houseguests will vote someone out of the house. In the end, the last remaining Houseguest will receive the grand prize.
With 23 seasons under its belt and definitely more to come, Big Brother has no doubt produced many winners and legends of the game. Whether it comes down to their exceptional social games, competitiveness, joining the right alliances, or just pure luck, these memorable winners just can’t forget.
Big Brother Winners ( Season 1 – 23)
Big Brother is hosted by television personality and news anchor – Julie Chen Moonves. She has been the host of CBS reality-television program Big Brother since its debut in July 2000 and is the longest-serving host of any country’s version of the show.
Let’s take a look at the previous winners of Big Brother US reality tv show starting from the debut season to date.
Season 1: Eddie McGee
Season 2: Will Kirby
Season 3: Lisa Donahue
Season 4: Jun Song
Season 5: Drew Daniel
Season 6: Maggie Ausburn
Season 7: Mike “Boogie” Malin
Season 8: “Evel” Dick Donato
Season 9: Adam Jasinski
Season 10: Dan Gheesling
Season 11: Jordan Lloyd
Season 12: Hayden Moss
Season 13: Rachel Reilly
Season 14: Ian Terry
Season 15: Andy Herren
Season 16: Derrick Levasseur
Season 17: Steve Moses
Season 18: Nicole Franzel
Season 19: Josh Martinez
Season 20: Kaycee Clark
Season 21: Jackson Michie
Season 22: Cody Calafiore
Season 23: Xavier Prather
Big Brother 1 – Eddie McGee
On Sept. 29, 2000, Eddie McGee beat Josh Souza on Day 88 with a total of 59% of the public vote. The first season allowed America to pick the ultimate winner, a method that would not be used again until the spin-off series “Big Brother: Over the Top” in 2016.
Big Brother 2 – Will Kirby
On Sept. 20, 2001, Will Kirby beat Nicole Schaffrich on Day 82 with a 5-2 jury vote. This season introduced a jury made up of former houseguests who would vote for the winner.
Big Brother 3 – Lisa Donahue
On Sept. 25, 2002, Lisa Donahue beat Danielle Reyes on Day 82 with a 9-1 jury vote. This season introduced the Veto twist, in which a houseguest could save themselves from the block.
Big Brother 4 – Jun Song
On Sept. 24, 2003, Jun Song beat Alison Irwin on Day 82 with a 6-1 jury vote. This season introduced the X-Factor twist, with five houseguests’ ex-lovers joining the house to compete against them.
Big Brother 5 – Drew Daniel
On Sept. 21, 2004, Drew Daniel beat Michael “Cowboy” Ellis on Day 82 with a 4-3 jury vote. This season featured the Project DNA twist that saw a pair of twins switching back and forth in the house, and also focused on a pair of siblings who discovered they were related while playing the game.
Big Brother 6 – Maggie Ausburn
On Sept. 20, 2005, Maggie Ausburn beat Ivette Corredero on Day 80 with a 4-3 jury vote. This season featured the Summer of Secrets twist that allowed each houseguest to play with a secret partner.
Big Brother 7 – Mike “Boogie” Malin
On Sept. 12, 2006, Mike “Boogie” Malin beat Erika Landin on Day 72 with a 6-1 jury vote. This was the show’s first all-star season that brought back former houseguests.
Big Brother 8 – “Evel” Dick Donato
On Sept. 18, 2007, “Evel” Dick Donato beat his daughter Daniele Donato on Day 81 with a 5-2 jury vote. This season featured three pairs of enemies entering the house together.
Big Brother 9 – Adam Jasinski
On April 27, 2008, Adam Jasinski beat Ryan Quicksall on Day 81 with a 6-1 jury vote. This season, which aired during the winter because of the writers’ strike, saw the houseguests competing as couples, nominated as couples and evicted as couples.
Big Brother 10 – Dan Gheesling
On Sept. 16, 2008, Dan Gheesling beat Memphis Garrett on Day 71 with a 7-0 jury vote. This season was presented as a “back to basics” year and had no major twists.
Big Brother 11 – Jordan Lloyd
On Sept. 15, 2009, Jordan Lloyd beat Natalie Martinez on Day 73 with a 5-2 jury vote. This season introduced the clique’s twist, with houseguests split up into four high school-like teams.
Big Brother 12 – Hayden Moss
On Sept. 15, 2010, Hayden Moss beat Lane Elenburg on Day 75 with a 4-3 jury vote. This season introduced the saboteur twist, in which one houseguest played solely to cause havoc in the house rather than win the $500,000 prize.
Big Brother 13 – Rachel Reilly
On Sept. 14, 2011, Rachel Reilly beat Porsche Briggs on Day 75 with a 4-3 jury vote. This season featured the Dynamic Duos twist, in which three former duos who had previously played the game entered to compete against eight new houseguests.
Big Brother 14 – Ian Terry
On Sept. 19, 2012, Ian Terry beat Dan Gheesling on Day 75 with a 6-1 jury vote. This season featured four former players coming back to the game as team coaches.
Big Brother 15 – Andy Herren
On Sept. 18, 2013, Andy Herren beat GinaMarie Zimmerman on Day 90 with a 7-2 jury vote. This season allowed America to vote for a “Big Brother MVP” every week that would then nominate a third houseguest for eviction.
Big Brother 16 – Derrick Levasseur
On Sept. 24, 2014, Derrick Levasseur beat Cody Calafiore on Day 97 with a 7-2 jury vote. This season was marketed as the most twisted summer ever and saw new wrinkles, including four houseguests nominated for eviction, the new Battle of the Block competition, a Team America alliance voted on by the audience and the infamous “Big Brother Rewind” that set the game backward one week.
Big Brother 17 – Steve Moses
On Sept. 23, 2015, Steve Moses beat Liz Nolan on Day 98 with a 6-3 jury vote. This season began with a Takeover twist and featured the return of Battle of the Block competitions, but perhaps the most memorable thing was the twin twist that saw a pair of sisters, Liz and Julia Nolan, swapping in and out of the house for the first half of the game.
Big Brother 18 – Nicole Franzel
On Sept. 21, 2016, Nicole Franzel beat Paul Abrahamian on Day 99 with a 5-4 jury vote. This season featured vets vs. newbies and the twist of America sending care packages to the players.
Big Brother 19 – Josh Martinez
On Sept. 20, 2017, Josh Martinez beat Paul Abrahamian on Day 92 with a 5-4 jury vote. This season featured a temptation twist, with Paul, who was runner-up the year before, being the only veteran player in a house full of newbies.
Big Brother 20 – Kaycee Clark
On September 26, 2018, Kaycee Clark beat Tyler Crispen on Day 99 with a 5-4 jury vote. This season featured a social media/technology twist and a brand new Hacker Comp that allowed the winner to take control of the game.
Big Brother 21 – Jackson Michie
On September 25, 2019, Jackson Michie beat his showmance partner Holly Allen on Day 99 with a 6-3 jury vote. This season featured a camp twist with Michie winning the first-ever “BB Camp Director” competition. This physical powerhouse went on to win more comps than any other player.
Big Brother 22 – Cody Calafiore
On October 28, 2020, Cody Calafiore beat Enzo Palumbo with a 9-0 jury vote. It was only the second time in “BB” history that somebody won unanimously, after Dan Gheesling in Season 10. This was an “All-Stars” season that welcomed back 16 fan-faves from the previous two decades, who all had to quarantine before filming began due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Big Brother 23 – Xavier Prather
On September 29, 2021, Xavier Prather beat Derek Frazier with a 9-0 jury vote, becoming the first-ever Black winner in the process. All season long, the historic six-member Cookout alliance dominated the game, and these two guys had an additional Final 2 deal from Day 1. X honored that deal when he won the last Head of Household comp and took Big D with him to the end instead of Azah Awasum.
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