The Best Big Brother US Players

The 10 best players to ever play the US Version of Big Brother. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Dan Gheesling - Winner - Big Brother 10
Dan's resume:
- In 2 seasons of playing Big Brother, Dan had never evicted and had never had a vote cast against him
-so far Dan is the only player to have won by a 7-0 vote
-fun fact: in 2 seasons of playing Big Brother, Dan has been on the block 4 times. Of those 4 times, he was veto'd off the block 3 times and by 3 different house guests (Memphis (BB10), Jenn (BB14), Danielle (BB14)). Dan has never won the veto to save himself--he got other people to save him.
-Dan's funeral... Enough said ;)

The proof is in the pudding, folks. I think that Dan's performances in both Big Brother 10 and Big Brother 14 speak for themselves; he is the only player to have made it to final 2 twice and he accomplished this goal by employing 2 different strategies. In Big Brother 10, he was the nice guy who threw competitions in order to build a weak persona until he found the right moment to strike and never looked back. He was a master strategist from the beginning and that stigma was attached to him going into Big Brother 14. On his second go-around, Dan was a huge target as everyone knew that he was a dangerous player. However, even though he was seen as a major threat, he still managed to survive in the house by employing a more ruthless strategy--one that was built on cunning and manipulation. He fought everyday to make himself seem like an asset to everyone because he knew that if he didn't do that, he would have been seen as expendable (as proven the week of his funeral). He was a deadly ninja assassin. He was the puppet master pulling the strings. It was an uphill battle to make it to the end but he did it. Even when he was one foot out the door, he found a way to stay. He dominated his 2 seasons by being able to think a few moves ahead of everyone else and no matter what challenges he had to face--no matter how many times he was called Judas and confronted by enraged house guests--he had never once lost sight of the grand prize. It is for these reasons and so many more that I believe that Dan Gheesling is the best Big Brother player of all time.
Dan played an overall "perfect" game. He was a much stronger competitor than Dr. WIll, and was very good at manipulating his peers. Dan had the toughest road to conquer due to an alliance that blew up in the first week. However with perfect strategy (throwing competitions to make himself look weak) and the ability to control his emotions, Dan's target quietly diminished. When need be, Dan backstabbed, lied, and dominated the big brother house. Dan Gheesling is the greatest Big Brother player of all time.
Dr. Will is overrated... He never won challenges because he couldn't win anything. Dan had a great strategic mindset and kept to it throughout the game. He never had a single vote cast against him throughout the game and he won unanimously. He was also America's player and played it to the tee. He managed to survive despite his allies being voted out first! Amazing game play!
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2Will Kirby - Winner - Season 2
The Evil Dr. Will is the best player in BB history hands down. In his first season he was outcasted right after the first eviction and at that time there was no point of view or special powers or game twists to save him the 20 million times he was on the block. In fact he was hated by his houseguests and America. And lets forget about his Chilltown alliance with Mike "Boogie" in this season, that was out the window by week four. It was his strategy of "everyone hates me so I could never beat you in the final two" that got him all the way to the end, when in fact after the seeing the season for themselves the houseguests decided to reward his master plan and crowning him the winner.

When he came back for All-Stars he was the only previous winner voted back into the house with the best of the best competitors and social gamers of the first six seasons, not a bunch of clueless newbies who watched one season before entering the game. The target on his back was so huge in season 7, he dared people to put him up on the block. He told the house he hated everyone (jokingly) in week 3 and still had no one vote against him, evicting Jase. With Chilltown back in action these two formed "Operation Double Date" that took them to the final four as planned, were responsible for all the members of the jury's evictions, and lied to everyone right as they were walking out the door. He was evicted in the final four, but led his buddy Boogie to win the game.

It was his combination of lies, charm, and true puppet master form that got him so far in both season. And let's not forget he never ever won a single competition in both of his seasons. Dr. Will is simply the best! And he always will be.
The "evil" Dr. Will is by far the greatest player in Big Brother history. Anyone who disagrees likely hasn't watched his seasons or isn't intelligent enough to understand the fine tuning it took to make his amazing strategy work.

Both Dan and Will used other people to do their bidding. Dan played it smooth and won; Will intentionally got himself found out just for fun and still won. Both Dan and Will got a second chance to play. Dan got three pawns to shell off and a large part of his success was due to others making mistakes. Will entered as the biggest target/only winner with the greatest players to play the game at his time aiming for him and he still managed to make it fourth although most people agree he could have easily won if he put more effort into it (him and boogie had a deal to split the cash).

Will intentionally lost competitions to make himself look weak and would lose point of view's when he was on the block just because he was so sure of himself mentally. He lead the greatest alliance in BB history and made Mike Boogie look like a decent player. He was witty, cold, manipulative, and just plain funny.

If I could take any player in Big Brother history to be a loyal teammate to me it would without a doubt be Will Kirby and if you choose anyone else you need to re-watch 2&7.
Easily the best BB player in history. While some put down his performance during HOH's and point of view's, that was the point of his game. He was behind the scenes and pulled off two miraculous come backs, Season 2 being dead to rights week after week being the #1 target of 10 people and then Season 7 being the only winner on the season and being the main enemy of Season 6 alliance, yet won Season 2 and got 4th on Season 7.
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3Janelle Pierzina - Third Place - Season 6
The buxom blonde took the house by storm. Winning challenge after challenge, always speaking her mind, and giving the fans someone to root for.
Best competitor in BB history. Won more competitions than anyone in one season. In the All-stars, she won 4 HOH's and 5 POVs. She was always the target but managed to deflect it in both seasons! She made it to the final 3 in both her seasons and deserved to win them both
A few points I would like to make about why Janelle is the best.
1. The Queen Bee was a competition BEAST, 3 HOH's in six weeks bb7.
2. She Eliminated Dr. Will from season 7 (Despite he and Boogie believing they had her "wrapped around his finger")
3. She is the only one who deserves a spot in the top 4 who did not use manipulation as a strategy, she was pretty straight forward
4. She made it to the final three twice and I will go so far as to say that the only reason she never made final two was strategy on someone else's behalf as both people who voted her out knew they couldn't win against her in the jury.
5. Also I will brashly state that in bb7 had it not been for a technically in part 1 of the three part HOH comp she would have made the final two, taken Erika, and won.she would have single handedly evicted both Chilltown members.
6.She made the final three against arguably the strongest house in bb7 (dr. Will, Boogie, Kaysar, James, Danielle, Erika, Marcellas, Alison..etc)
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4Danielle Reyes - Runner Up - Season 3
Played the best strategy ever used in Big Brother history. She created a secret alliance with the most likeable guy in the house. She acted as if she was in an alliance with one side of the house and Jason on the opposite side and fed each other info while no one discovered their pairing. If either side won HOH, they would convince them not to put the other up. She used the "keep your mouth shut and your ears open" approach and everyone thought she was a weak player, hence why she was never nominated. Had there been a jury, I know for a fact we would be talking about the winner of BB3.
Played a nearly flawless game. Would have won if there was a Jury House.
the most stratigic player to play the game, with the exception of will kirby. she played the game like chess protecting jason ^^ herself, and using the rest as sacrifical pawns. even the MAN dr. will says she's "the best player to have never won the game"
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5Dick Donato - Winner - Big Brother 8
The loud mouthed father managed to get to the end with his daughter by his side. Something no other pair has ever managed to do.
He's the best! In my opinion and deserved to win the season of big brother 8 its sad to see him walked because he deserved to win this season as well oh well daniele the runner up can this win it though gl daniele and others this season on big brother
1st season 8/ had to leave season 13. He was an good overall player good social game he was a good competitor and won over the jury even though he gave them a hard time in the house. Season 13 he made a good alliance had a great start could have won. Personally my favorite!

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6Daniele Donato - Runner Up - Season 8
She carried her dad through the game. She ended up in the final two chair but lost to her dad even though she won 2 HOHs and 5 POVs. Personally I think she is one of the best house guests to ever play the game.
One of the best players to ever play Big Brother. Amazing competitor, great game player. She left too soon in season 13 but I hope to see her in an upcoming All Stars season.
Her and her father both put all they had into it! They worked their hardest to get to the end and never let anything stop them! I think they are probably the best duo that could have ever played!
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7Mike Malin - Winner - Season 7
Boogie is the bomb and has at times had the same drive to win just like Dr. Will, but him and Dr. Will had targets on their backs all season seven and still had Boogie win, he is definitely the best because he won all-stars. Winners have even thought he was a huge threat, hence why he didn't want to enter the house as a houseguest in season 14 and he was the only coach to not vote to join the game, he knew he was too big of a threat, Dan played a dirty game lying to everyone, Boogie is definitely the legend I would want to have on my alliance, him and Frank lasted longer in the house in season 14 than they should have. He is definitely the best player in the game ever
The best. He won all stars with the best startegy hang behind will and jet in, this is an absolute abomination that he's not in the top three
he won all-stars which put the best against the best!
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8Jun Song - Winner - Season 4
Season 4 winner Jun Song perfected the floated strategy and won by taking the least liked person to the finals.
Jun is an amazing player she is known for perfecting the floater strategy plus her game was nearly flawless she was never endanger of being eliminated. Using cooking in the kitchen to listen to others strategy was great and because of that she was always in a comfortable position. She also made a finale 2 pact with the most hated player that season to ensure her win. She was the best thing of BB4.

9Eric Stein - 5th Place - Season 8
He honestly had the potential to be the best player of all time. The problem was that he had to do what America told him to do, and the remarkable thing about it was that no matter what he had to do, he found a way to not only make that happen, but keep himself in the game despite the target it put on him. He was able to flip alliances at any time to get America what they wanted, but unfortunately for him, at the top five, he was eliminated by the people America made him save, who he otherwise would've evicted weeks earlier.
I am 90% sure Eric would have won if he wasn't America's Player. The way he handled himself in the game, and thought every single route out, shows how genius his playing and tatics are. He had several chances to get the Donato's out of the game, unfortantly, he couldn't due to his AP statis.
I can't say he deserved to win because we couldn't see what he would have done just America and some of America's requests screwed him over but he deserves another season
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10Hayden Moss - Winner - Season 12
He won a lot of compotions and had a good social game and won
He played a great game
He played a flawless game made it look ez

The Contenders

11Alison Irwin - Runner Up - Season 4
Although many have since tried and failed, Alison Irwin is the only houseguest in history to use her looks and flirting to take the Big Brother house by storm. Whether she was swapping spit with Nathan or climbing into bed and making out with her ex Justin, Alison had most of the guys under her spell at one point or another in the game and ran that house. Not to mention, she was a good competitor and won a number of competitions to boot. She only lost because the jury was bitter and didn't approve of her or the way she played the game, and she stands next to Danielle Reyes as the most robbed houseguest of all time.
Loved her! She used everyone for her dirty work, and if the jury had not been so bitter, she would have been the winner of Big Brother 4. I was appalled when she was first out of All-Stars
This competitive beauty queen used nearly everyone in the house to her benefit before being deemed too unlikeable by the final jury.
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12Ian Terry - Winner - Season 14
Survived an early scare, and then positioned himself extremely well going down the line. Ian was in a "golden" position from Day 4 all the way to Day 48 -- the only people really going after him were people that would never be able to win HoH (Jenn, Joe, Ashley), while the ones that could win comps and wanted him out were evicted very quickly (JoJo, Willie, Janelle).

Sure he was clueless of any voting dynamics from Day 62 onward, but that's only 13 days of game, and he had a very good grasp (if not the best) of voting dynamics during the first 62 days. Also, to his credit, it doesn't really matter, as he nearly won out from Final 9 onward. $500, 000 well-earned.
Stayed very quiet throughout the season, making alliances and going far in the game.
Really. Ian is ranked lower than Rachael and Hayden
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13Rachel Reilly - 9th Place - Season 12
Probably the only person in big brother history that was both an emotional train wreck and a very good big brother player at the same time. How she won Big Brother 13 was a little bit of luck (in the form of convenient twists) and a lot of heart and determination. Would not be surprised if the producers asked the red head to come back for a third outing.
Rachel is awesome I loved her from the time she stepped in the big brother 12 house. Then she met Brendon loved her even more. I cried when she was evicted because I just loved her attude toward ther people in the house. When she walked back in the big brother 13 house I screamed I was so excited. Cried when Brendon was evicted 3 time in 12 months. That has to be a record. Screamed when Rachel won 13 and was surprised when Shelly voted for her.
Greatest comeback story in reality T.V. History. Was the most hated houseguest in season 12 and at the start of season 13. Yet towards the end of season 13, America began cheering for her and was happy when she won.
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14Drew Daniels - Winner - Season 5
Flipping on his alliances and booting some of his closest pals helped this quiet guy win Season 5. Being likeable, handsome, and under the radar didn't hurt either.
Drew played probably one of the best games to play
1) He was selected for every Veto competition and back then the HOH and nominees selected the competitors for veto.
2) He was never a final nominee for eviction. Meaning he never faced the chopping block.
3) He was the first Houseguest to set the records for most HOH's (4 and this record has only been tied not broken)

He played an amazing game.

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15James Rhine - 7th Place - Season 6
Best veto player to step into big brother. Changed the way big brother ran the veto competition by having random draw rather houseguest choice. James is the king of veto and should be ranked at least in top 10.
He was one of the more level-headed players in the 2 seasons he played.
Can't believe that dumbass Brittney is ahead of the veto king! Jordan Lloyd and Ian Terry included!
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16Matt Hoffman - 7th Place - Season 12

Most strategic player in his alliance, The Brigade. Played most of the house into being his allies.
Created a lie about his wife being sick for sympathy, could have worked very well if he got to the end. Probably could have won if he hadn't lost the Brigade's trust.

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17Frank Eudy - Big Brother 14
Frank is a great Big Brother player, beloved by the fans. Week 1, he got screwed by a scheming liar named Willie Hantz. Luckily, Boogie and he convinced the house to keep him over Kara, someone who wasn't a threat at all. The next week, he won HOH and after that, his arch-nemesis Willie was expelled for being violent. So, he nominated Britney's team and eventually evicted Jojo. In Week 3, he nearly got out, but he was thankfully saved by the Coaches twist. In the next week, he formed an alliance called the Silent Six, consisting of him, Boogie, Danielle, Dan, Shane, and Britney. They blindsided a huge threat Janelle. The next week, he wins HOH again! He nominates two floaters and one of them gets evicted, so he gets respect for that. Then, Shane won HOH and nominated him. He won point of view like a boss, but his closest ally was evicted. Then, the Fast Forward happened and he won point of view, throwing Ian's plans in the trash. But it caused his showmance to be evicted. This left him alone in the game, expected to leave next. Until, he wins HOH yet again and nominates the closest pair in the game, Dan and Danielle. But Dan, the mastermind, pulls off a great plan and Britney is sent home. Frank had a good shot at winning this season if it wasn't for Dan. He's not the best player, but he may be top 10.
One of the best competitors in Big Brother History. Target since day 1. Only got to cast a vote twice through 64 days in the house because he was either HoH or on the Block. Helped get out on the best players of all time Janelle. With the help of his Chilltown partner Mike Boogie.
I agree that Frank was trustworthy and an animal during comps, Dan went too far with some of his deception. YOU should be able to LIE without swearing on the bible, on your wedding ring, or on your children. That becomes tasteless, & classless.
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18Britney Haynes - 4th Place - Season 12, 8th Place - Season 14
Dan Gheesling himself, in his website blog, wrote "As if the combination of being able to win challenges and having a pulse on the entire house wasn't enough, she was able to wrap people around her (tiny) fingers. Britney had Shane locked down until his showmance got in the way. She also had Ian on a very tight leash (pun intended) and what was more impressive, is that Ian seemed to enjoy doing her bidding at any time...because of all these reasons is why she scared me most in this game and earned the #1 ranking amongst all the houseguests this season."
When she wasn't making the people watching at home laugh hysterically (my personal favorite line is, "You're a homosapian Brendan, you're not a wizard"), she was playing a strong social, and even a pretty strong physical game (winning 3 vetos and 1 HOH). Even though she didn't know about the Brigade she still managed to weasel in between it and in the end she had Lane wrapped around her finger. I truly believe the only reason she didn't win in Season 12 was because she didn't win that top 4 HOH/veto. In Season 14 she was a lot weaker, challenge wise, but, like the Brigade in her past season, her alliance dominated and was running the show, up until Frank realized what a threat she was and took her out. Hands down the most underrated Big Brother player to date.
First season, she was oblivious to a huge alliance. But in her second season, she played a very amazing social game and was aware to everything that was going on unlike her first season. She went from a funny entertainer to an underrated game player and she is very deserving of coming back once again.
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19Mike Boogie - Winner

20Jeff Schroeder - 7th Place - Season 11

He played really hard and backdoored Daniele in season 13 but the clown shoe sealed his fait.


21Jordan Lloyd - Winner - Season 11

Had a heart of gold, she hardly won but she won because she was making deals and being nice.


22Jason Guy - 3rd Place - Season 3
He kept his head and his alliance. Being able to stay loyal and stay quite got him and Danielle through season 3. Best alliance ever.

23Porsche Briggs - 2nd Place - Season 13
Only strategized when she needed to, won the crucial competitions, and played a good social game where she was never seen as the head of her alliance. Unlike Rachel, who only played based on winning competitions, she played all three strategies(competitive, strategic, social) and even Evel Dick admitted she played great. Unfortunately, others were too busy kissing veterans butt and helped Rachel take the win.
Same as the previous comment. Jeff said she slept the first 50 days. Why wouldn't she if she had the golden key? You saw what happened to Dani when she made a move while she was safe. And people are wrong when they say she was a floater. Think about it. She was with Rachel at the start, and flipped sides ONCE after Rachel screwed her. Once her allies were gone, she kept herself safe with the veto and made a deal with Rachel. If Rachel wasn't a veteran, Porsche would've won.
The queen of the "under the radar" strategy avoided being evicted and won the most crucial competitions when it truly mattered.
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24Helen Kim - Season 15
She has the control over the right amount of people and is playing an impressive game where she is being nice and friendly to everyone, then taking in Aaryn and GinaMarie after all the chaos so she can still hold the numbers once a couple of people go.
She gave public speeches that almost hypnotized people to do whatever she said.

25McCrae Olson - Big Brother 15
McCrae got good strategy and says what's needed when needed, and calms Amanda down

26Maggie Ausburn - Winner - Season 6
If people were objective Maggie would be at the top of the list. She was a master manipulator and did an amazing job of controlling her alliance. She got them to do all of her dirty work while she sat back and made the next moves. Also, how can anyone rank Janelle ahead of Maggie? Maggie totally outplayed Janelle when it came to strategy and that's what counts most in BB. No one is going to win just being a good comp player. In one brilliant move Maggie started the chain reaction that led to the demise of the Sovereign Six. That move was convincing Howie (HOH at the time) to put up two of his own people. For being such a great strategist Kaysar wasn't even in the same league as Maggie. Maggie is the best to play this game with Dan, Dr. Will and Danielle Reyes (in no particular order) being very close behind. People like Janelle don't deserve to be in the top 10.
Maggie is an underrated winner. After losing her secret partner, Cappy, she created one of the most notorious alliances in the history of the show: The Friendship. She was the unspoken leader of this alliance and manipulated them to do her dirty work. Possibly her best move was to convince the other members of her alliance that if they betrayed The Friendship, no one would vote for them to win the money. Maggie was the best alliance leader in Big Brother history and one of the most deserving winners.
Created a team of followers and held them together with almost a cult like ability. Then let them take the fall for her dirty work.
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27Kevin Campbell - 3rd Place - Season 11

28Keesha Smith - 4th Place - Season 10

29Enzo Palumbo - 3rd Place - Season 12
Forget that other comment about him being from the east coast. He probably knew that he was not going to be good in competitions, so he made an alliance with himself, the physically strongest player(Lane), the smartest player(Matt), and the person in power(Hayden). Even if they were discovered, he would probably be the last to go since he was the least threatening. Also played an amazing social game.

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Enzo is the mastermind behind the greatest alliance in Big Brother history. Even though he did not win HoH competitions, he didn't need to because he had the votes from day one. If he made it to the final two he would have won because he had the best social game out of everybody.
From the east coast. That was a big part of his strategy. I wasn't too surprised that he was from the east coast personally, because he is. I think that was a big part of his strategy. He wasn't the big dog on campus, as he wa
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30Michele Noonan - 4th place Big Brother 11
She was the nerdy girl nobody expected to do well, and yet she made it to the final four by winning competitions, staying under the radar and making the right deals with the right players.

31Diane Henry - 3rd Place - Season 5
She kept a balance between her alliance with Drew, and her group alliance with Nakomis, Will, Karen, and Adria. If someone in her group alliance won HOH, she was safe, and if someone in Drew's alliance won, she could talk him into getting his allies to save her. She could also talk him into getting out some of his own allies. She made a fatal mistake by sticking with Drew and Michael and getting rid of Karen and Nakomis, because she was out in third, and Drew and Michael got rid of the coattails they've been riding.
By far the best player of BB5. The only reason I see her being so far in the ranking is her poor performance in the all-star
Diane would have gone down as one of the all time greatest big brother players if she hadn't spoken in her sleep that one night in the final three week with Drew by her side. Unfortunately as well, she was in a bad place in her personal life at the time of the All-stars season.
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32Natalie Martinez - Season 11
If I have to choose between Natalie and Dr. Will as a best player in BB history I will vote for Natalie. She did definitely more than well-known Doctor. She not only manipulated, lied, schemed, but also came to BB house will brilliant strategy. Acting as a 18 years old girl, which every houseguest treats like a little sister and not as a strong player, competitor. She was playing BB game 24/7, but unfortunately her effort wasn't appreciated by many fans (still can not understand a lot of haters).

She MUST be in BB All Stars, because it will not be All Stars without her.
She deserve to be in BBAS. She is one of the best players in BB history and Her strategy was brilliant, I don't know why people hate her, they are dumb and can not understand that her immature behavior was part of the excellent strategy. That was perfect psychological game. She was totally underestimated by people, such a amazing strategy.
She should be higher in this ranking. She did something new in BB, that was masterful plan - manipulate all houseguests and pretending all the time 18 years old girl, which is naive, gullible, not big threat. She played and acted so good as the 18 years old girl that even most of viewers believed that it is really Natalie. Briliant strategy.
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33Ragan Fox - 5th Place - Season 12

34Michelle Costa - 7th Place - Season 10

35Kaysar Ridha - 10th Place - All Stars
Most strategic his powerful gameplay was his downfall

36Aaryn Gries
Even Though She Was Hated She Would Have Won In The Final 2 simply because everyone hated her and she still made it!

37Sharon Obermueller - 4th Place - Season 9
She played the perfect pawn role. Stayed out of the line of fire. She was able to tell when someone was lying and that got Matt out. She was screwed at the final four hoh competition.

38Dustin Erikstrup - 9th Place - Season 8

39Adam Jasinski - Winner - Season 9
While he had problems after Adam played a good game he formed alliance and they got there enemy's out week after week and brought Ryan and Shiela too the final three knowing no matter who won he was in the final two

40GinaMarie - 2nd Place - Season 15
She's great she slid through when needed and made big moves at perfect moments she let her best friend go and got rid of 2 good players and also made a dominate alliance
Funny, out-going, and not afraid to make BIG moves

41Judd Daugherty - 5th Place - Season 15
My favorite player of all time!

42Memphis Garrett - Runner Up - Season 10
Memphis was very underrated he had a huge target on his back after winning the car and still made it to final two. I think Memphis and Dan had an equal part in getting the renegades to the end.
"Played a good physical game, and a pretty good social game too. Also him and Dan made one of the best alliances ever"
Memphis is a great lover

43Lisa Donahue - Winner - Season 3

44Renny Martyn - 5th Place - Season 10

45Shelly Moore - 6th place - Season 13

Played both sides (newbies vs. the vets) beautifully the first half of the game, and then turned on the vets at the right moment, trying to make a big move and keep Daniele. Unfortunately, Adam was too spineless to make a big move. However, she then helped evict the biggest threat left in the game, Jeff. She would have made it even further if it wasn't for that stupid Pandora's Box twist.

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46Nakomis Dedmon - 4th Place - Season 5
Nakomis, in my opinion, is one of the best players ever to enter the Big Brother house. She was a very capable competitor, winning 3 Head of Households and winning the Power of Veto to save herself from the block. Not only that, but she had a strong alliance, of which she was the unspoken leader. The main reason I believe she is such a strong strategist and player, can be said in four words: the six finger plan. This plan was one of the most initiative and intelligent ideas ever conjured up in the show's history. And if it wasn't for her, we wouldn't have what is now considered 'backdooring'.
The Six Finger Plan was one of the smartest, most impressive moves in Big Brother history.
The gothic chick that no one expected to do well came charging out of the gate with one of the series' best strategic moves - The six finger plan.

47Brendon Villegas - 9th Place - Season 13

48Nicole Nilson Schaffrich - Runner Up - Season 2
Very under rated player. She positioned herself perfectly around top 6, and everyone felt as though they could trust her. Not to mention she was expected to be the first person evicted and was able to get herself out of that through pure manipulation.
She's forgotten now because of Dr. Will, but you have to give her credit for getting to the final two. She was the most hated house guest the first week and was nearly voted out, but paired up with the right person (Hardy) and made it to the final. Also without her Will never would've won.

49Erika Landin - 2nd Place - Season 7

Dr Will himself admitted that he underestimated her, and it cost him his game

This underestimated player flew under the radar most of the time in the all-star season, but nobody can't deny that she is directly responsible for the eviction of two of the best players of the season, Danielle and Dr Will.


50Libra Thompson - 8th Place - Season 10

51Amanda Zuckerman - Big Brother 15
Amanda's tactics are harsh and she is very aggressive and crude, but she successfully ran BB15. BB15 was Amanda's season, not just for her drama but because of the ease in which she had everyone doing what she wanted. She is the reason why almost everyone was evicted from the game. The way she managed the houseguests was so incredible that it became too predictable for the fans, and they turned on her. (That, and the way she ultimately became an opposing force to Elissa) You have to remember that this is the same girl who was a huge target on week 2 (by the moving company) and she went from the bottom to controlling the next 7-8 weeks. Bravo!
Love her or hate her but she is just controlling the house like only few others did before (Danielle Reyes, Chilltown and Dan). She deserves to be there
She ran big brother for the first two months and got out major physical players. Although she left her morals aside starting this game, you don't win big brother based on morality.
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52Kalia Booker - 5th Place - Season 13
She was by far the only new player who played in Season 13. She sent home one of the biggest threats in the game and until day 55 was the only newbie to have won HOH and she did it twice. She played harder than the 3 of the 4 people who were left in the game when she made her unfortunate departure. If there is an All-Stars 2, she earned her spot.
Awesome example of someone dominating from a minority alliance. Without the weird producer's twist which caused her to evict an alliance member during her HOH and spared both of her targets during veto, she probably wins this season.
The ONLY newbie on season 13 who actually played the game!

53Natalie Cunial - 5th Place - Season 9

Love her or hate her, Big Brother 9's resident Jesus loving skank led one of the series most successful alliances before being cut by the same people she protected.


54Spencer Clawson - Season 15
He's been in 2 alliances, moving company (nick, Jeremy, Howard, spencer, and Mcrae) and the exterminators (spencer, Andy, ginamare and Judd) and they took out Arryn, Amanda, Elissa, and Mcrae in that order with only Judd getting out of the alliance. If Andy wins the final hoh, he's taking spencer with him for sure because spencer convinced him that people from the jury will vote for ginamare.

55Chima - Expelled - Season 13
I wanted her to win!

56Sheila Kennedy - 3rd Place - Season 9

split the house in half by getting Ryan to put up James instead of Matt, putting her on the stronger side.

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She caused the most pivotal move of the game bu bringing a highly successful alliance later to be run by Natalie, and then organized Natalie's eviction five weeks later, and managed to get to the top three with two of her closest allies. Unfortunately, the winner of the final HOH was neither her, or her partner Adam, and she was evicted in third place, just shy of the final jury vote.


57Adam Poch - 3rd Place - Season 13
He made it not by winning but by making deals being with newbies and veterans.
You're right adam's awesome!

58Kathy Hillis - 7th Place - Season 12

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