Where is 'Big Brother' Season 14 winner Ian Terry now? Consulting analyst bids goodbye to franchise
'Big Brother' has captivated the audience since the year 2000 by bringing a bunch of strangers togther, housed under one roof and seeing the bullets fly. With 23 seasons — plus one Over The Top spin-off and three celebrity seasons — the series has provided ample drama. Season 14 winner Ian Terry concluded his 'Big Brother' saga after appearing on both the original and the spin-off.
Since the show's debut, 23 HouseGuests have avoided eviction, been proclaimed 'Big Brother' victors, and earned the $500,000 prize. Another round of HouseGuests are expected to arrive in July. Before we welcome a fresh group of strangers into our homes via our televisions, let's take a peek at what Season 14 winner, Ian Terry, is up to. In the run-up to the season 24 premiere of 'Big Brother' on July 6, Ian Terry spoke out about his experience in the house as well as his life after leaving as a victor.
Where is Ian Terry now?
After winning Season 14 in 2012, the Pittsburgh native earned a chemical engineering degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. He eventually relocated to Houston, where he taught physics before becoming a consultant analyst. In 2020, he competed in the second 'All-Stars' season.
Ian returned to 'Big Brother' 15 to anchor the Power of Veto competition's last four rounds. Ian took part in 'Reality Gamemasters,' an online reality competition show in which competitors from 'Survivor' and 'Big Brother' played Risk. He competed against Eric Stein and Matt Hoffman from 'Big Brother,' as well as John Cochran, Sophie Clarke, and Stephen Fishbach from 'Survivor.' Ian eventually finished sixth. He then also hosted the 'Big Brother' Canada 3 Jury Roundtable.
Ian competed in a 'Big Brother' Primetime Special of 'The Price is Right,' alongside eight other 'Big Brother' alumni, on May 24, 2016. Ian and his companion, Jeanette, were unable to progress beyond Contestant's Row. He returned with fellow champions Josh Martinez, Nicole Franzel, and Derrick Levasseur for 'Celebrity Big Brother' 1 to demonstrate how to win the game. Ian later spoke on 'The Taran Show' on August 1, 2017, to discuss life after 'Big Brother' 14.
Is Ian ending his affiliation with 'Big Brother' franchise?
Ian is the youngest 'Big Brother' champion in history, having won the game at the age of 21 years and 6 months. In the Coaches twist of 'BB14,' Ian was a member of Team Boogie. Following the reset, Ian formed The Quack Pack alliance with Shane, Britney, Danielle, and Dan. In week 6, he arranged the expulsion of his previous mentor, Mike. He was a competition menace, winning two PoVs and four HOHs, making him only the third male HouseGuest in show history to win six contests. After the alliance lacerated in the closing stages of the game, Ian won the game by a 6 to 1 vote margin against Dan, losing only Danielle's vote. He is also renowned for his ties with Dan and Britney, his showmance with Ashley, and for taking constant have-nots and punishments without complaining.
Ian was one of two past champions who returned to 'BB22.' While HoH Memphis planned to nominate him as a danger in week 2, he was rescued when Christmas won the safety competition and accepted him as her plus one. In week 6, HoH Dani proposed Ian as a pawn against her target Tyler, whom she didn't trust, but Tyler's coalition, which included Dani, wanted to maintain Tyler as an ally while evicting Ian, whom they regarded as a significant danger, with Dani finally deciding that Ian needed to go. He became acquainted with Da'Vonne and became close to Nicole F. Ian was eliminated that week by a vote of 5-3, finishing 11th and becoming the show's first jury member.
Ian Terry discussed his 'Big Brother' destiny in a conversation with Entertainment Weekly in the days following Season 24. When questioned if he would play again, Ian responded no, citing the fact that 'BB22' was a frustrating experience on almost every level. He also stated that the latest changes in game format for both 'Survivor' and 'BB' had eroded his competitive advantage significantly. According to him, if he doesn't love playing, and the scenario isn't nearly as juicy as it was in the middle years when the endgame practically matched his skill set precisely, he isn't as motivated to go. He went on to say that he had already achieved a title that could never be taken away from him, whereas 296 other people wished they had. So Ian Terry's 'BB' tale comes to an end. He does, however, confess that he is open to other games.
Given Ian's disdain for the recent seasons of 'Survivor,' it's fair to presume it's not one of the "other games" he referenced in his interview. There are, nevertheless, several reality competition shows to pick from. Even though Ian will not be on 'Big Brother' again, he may appear on TV sooner than you would expect.
After his two seasons on 'Big Brother,' Entertainment Weekly asked Ian if he still watched the show. And his response isn't all that surprising. The former winner stated that he does not watch it since it is too different from the show he grew up watching. 'BB19' was the final straw for Ian, who quit a few weeks in, saw the finale, and never saw another episode again. He had no intention of watching the following Celebrity season until he was asked to be on stage with a few other winners to answer questions about the season. He added that he thought he'd give 'BB20' a go, but after reading up on it, it didn't interest him, so he passed. Furthermore, he even dropped out of 'Survivor' following the shocking final four twists. He believes he simply grew out of the genre.
'Big Brother' Season 24 starts on CBS on July 6 at 8 p.m. ET