'Big Brother': All the winners and where are they now
From acting careers to falling off the grid entirely, here's a look at the past winners of 'Big Brother' and what they've been up to
Regardless of the tension, drama and chaos in the 'Big Brother' house, for some contestants, they have only one thing on their mind — the $500,000 cash prize.
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Season 1: Eddie McGee
Eddie McGee beat Josh Souza on September 29, 2000, to become the very first winner of the US edition. Season 1 had a public vote format, where fans of the show got to pick the winner and McGee won with a total of 59 per cent of the public vote. Since his show run, McGee has gone on to become an actor and an assistant director. His work includes 'The Shooters Nail', 'Confidant', 'The Bright Side of Things', 'Hunters' and 'Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens'.
Season 2: Will Kirby
Will Kirby beat Nicole Schaffrich on September 20, 2001, in a 5-2 housemate jury vote. Since then, the dermatologist has had a few TV stints, seeing that he hosted NBC's 'Love Shack' and has worked on shows like 'Robot Chicken', 'The Young and the Restless', 'Dr. 90210' and 'The Doctors'. He married 'For Love or Money' star Erin Brodie and the couple has a son and daughter together. He is currently the chief medical officer at LaserAway.
Season 3: Lisa Donahue
Lisa Donahue beat Danielle Reyes on September 25, 2002, with a 9-1 jury vote. She was also the first woman to win the show. Post the show, she acted in series such as 'Entourage' and 'Dr. Vegas'. She is now a photographer.
Season 4: Jun Song
On September 24, 2003, Jun Song beat Alison Irwin on Day 82 with a 6-1 jury vote. Song left the TV world behind and now lives in Ghent, where she is a brand builder and a content strategist.
Season 5: Drew Daniel
Drew Daniel beat Michael "Cowboy" Ellis on September 21, 2004, with a 4-3 jury vote. After the show, Daniel has kept an extremely low profile, choosing to entirely stay out of the limelight.
Season 6: Maggie Ausburn
On September 20, 2005, Maggie Ausburn beat Ivette Corredero with a 4-3 jury vote. Ausburn is no longer in the limelight, but as reported by US Weekly, she is married and the mother of twins.
Season 7: Mike 'Boogie' Malin
Mike 'Boogie' Malin beat Erika Landin on September 12, 2006, with a 6-1 jury vote. Malin went on to star in shows such as VH1's 'Famous Food', 'Monk', 'Hood of Horror' and 'Gun.' However, as reported by Heavy. Malin was found guilty of felony stalking Season 2 winner Will Kirby. In 2019, he was also accused of threatening and stalking Kirby and his family, seeing that Kirby declined to appear with him on 'The Amazing Race'. Janelle Pierzina, who was on the show's 6, 7, 24th and 22nd seasons also took to social media to mention that Malin had been harassing her as well.
Had to block his phone number this week because he was harassing me. Sad what’s happened to him! I hope he gets the help he needs— Janelle Pierzina (@JanellePierzina) June 2, 2021
Season 8: 'Evel' Dick Donato
On September 18, 2007, "Evel" Dick Donato beat his daughter Daniele Donato with a 5-2 jury vote. The Season 8 winner came back on Season 13 but he ended up leaving on day 6. It was later revealed that he did so because he found out he was HIV positive. Donato hosts a 'Big Brother' recap show called 'Dick at Nite.'
Season 9: Adam Jasinski
Adam Jasinski beat Ryan Quicksall on April 27, 2008, with a 6-1 jury vote. After winning the show, Jasinski served four years in federal prison after he was charged with drug possession and failure to file tax returns when he won the cash prize. Post his time in prison, he wrote a book titled 'My Kid's on Drugs, Now What?' He is now a mental health professional.
Season 10: Dan Gheesling
Dan Gheesling beat Memphis Garrett on September 16, 2008, with a 7-0 jury vote. After his landslide win, Gheesling made a comeback on Season 14 and was the runner-up on that season. He is now a streamer on Twitch and also has a YouTube channel.
Season 11: Jordan Lloyd
Jordan Lloyd beat Natalie Martinez on September 15, 2009, with a 5-2 jury vote. Post the show, Lloyd married her housemate Jeff Schroeder. The couple has two sons together, Lawson and Layton.
Season 12: Hayden Moss
On September 15, 2010, Hayden Moss beat Lane Elenburg with a 4-3 jury vote. Moss went on to compete on 'Survivor: Blood vs. Water' in 2013, along with his then-girlfriend, Kat Edorsson. They placed 7th.
Season 13: Rachel Reilly
On September 14, 2011, Rachel Reilly beat Porsche Briggs with a 4-3 jury vote. Reilly first appeared on Season 12 of the show and had a showmance with housemate Brendon Villegas. The pair returned for Season 13 as a couple. She also competed on 'The Amazing Race' and 'Fear Factor'. The couple tied the knot in 2012 and have two children together.
Season 14: Ian Terry
Ian Terry beat Season 10 winner Dan Gheesling on September 19, 2012, with a 6-1 jury vote. Post the show, Terry went on to graduate from Tulane University with a chemical engineering degree. He then worked as a physics teacher and later a consulting analyst.
Season 15: Andy Herren
On September 18, 2013, Andy Herren beat GinaMarie Zimmerman with a 7-2 jury vote. The show's first openly gay winner, Herron is an adjunct professor of public speaking. He is also quite active on social media.
Season 16: Derrick Levasseur
On September 24, 2014, Derrick Levasseur beat Cody Calafiore with a 7-2 jury vote. Levasseur went on to publish a book called 'The Undercover Edge'. He is also the founder of The Break Group, an investigative firm, and hosts a podcast called Crime Weekly. More recently, he has started a YouTube channel with his Season 16 runner-up and Season 22 winner Cody Calafiore, called the 'The Winner's Circle', which will focus on the upcoming season of the show.
Season 17: Steve Moses
On September 23, 2015, Steve Moses beat Liz Nolan with a 6-3 jury vote. After the show, Moses graduated from the State University of New York and earned his MFA in sound design at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Season 18: Nicole Franzel
Nicole Franzel beat Paul Abrahamian on September 21, 2016, with a 5-4 jury vote. Franzel went on to marry Victor Arroyo, her season housemate. They host a podcast called 'Coco Caliente'. Franzel made a comeback in Season 22, which was known as the All-star season. She and Arroyo tied the knot in March 2021 and are expecting their first child in July.
Season 19: Josh Martinez
Josh Martinez beat Paul Abrahamian on September 20, 2017, with a 5-4 jury vote. After the show, Martinez appeared in 'The Challenge: War of the Worlds', 'The Challenge: War of the Worlds 2' and 'The Challenge: Total Madness.'
Season 20: Kaycee Clark
Kaycee Clark beat Tyler Crispen on September 26, 2018, with a 5-4 jury vote. Clark competed on 'The Challenge: Total Madness'. She is also in a relationship with model Tayler Jiminez.
Season 21: Jackson Michie
Jackson Michie beat Holly Allen on September 25, 2019, with a 6-3 jury vote. Michie is now a social media influencer.
Season 22: Cody Calafiore
On October 28, 2020, Cody Calafiore beat Enzo Palumbo with a 9-0 jury vote. The Season 16 runner-up and Season 22 winner tried his hand at acting. He is currently all set to kickstart a YouTube channel with Derrick Levasseur, called the 'The Winner's Circle', which will focus on the upcoming season of the show. He is also a Twitch streamer.
'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 1: Marissa Jaret Winokur
Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur beat TV personality Ross Mathews on February 25, 2018, with a 6-3 jury vote. Some of her more recent works include 'Rocky Horror Show: Livestream Theater', 'June', 'DIVOS!', 'Feel the Beat', 'What We Do in the Shadows' and 'Perfect Harmony'.
'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 2: Tamar Braxton
Reality TV star Tamar Braxton beat NFL star Ricky Williams on February 13, 2019, by a unanimous 9-0 vote. More recently, Braxton has been the executive producer of shows such as 'Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!', 'Braxton Family Values' and 'Tamar & Vince.
'Celebrity Big Brother' Season 1: Morgan Willett
Morgan Willett won the first season of 'Big Brother: Over the Top', an online-only season. She beat Season 17 alum Jason Roy on December 1, 2016. Willet competed on 'The Challenge: War of the Worlds', post the show. She is currently dating Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio.
'Big Brother' Season 23 premieres on July 7 at 8/7c on CBS. The summer reality hit series will drop three episodes every week. Beginning July 11, the show will air on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at the same time. For more information, check your local listings.