Top Ten Best Big Brother Canada Players

Vote for the player who played the best game and had the best strategy on Big Brother Canada.

The Top Ten

1 Neda Kalantar

Neda was absolutely masterful. One my favourite players and people to ever play BBUS included.
Following her gameplay style closely on the feeds was amazing and I consider it one of the most effective approaches ever. Downside being that some, even feedsters, don't really grasp what she was doing, prioritize flashy moves and look more for players who visibly (to other players) put themselves out there as the person controlling things. I for one prefer and look for smart, effective gameplay, which Ms. Kalantar personified.

I love that she didn't put on a character or any kind of act to the viewers and just PLAYED instead.
I love that she was the biggest superfan BBCAN had in the first 2 seasons, but was so good and entertaining that it didn't have to become her "thing" at all. And she represented us superfans probably better than anyone before or since.

Out of all the BBCAN players, give me Neda to play for my life any day

Regardless of her game in Season 5, she's still the best to ever play. She mapped out the entire game and played the right card at the right time, had she evicted Jon at the final 6 and Adel at the final 5, she would've won no problem.

She was the queen of season 2 of Big Brother Canada. Her gameplay was absolutely flawless. She started off in the middle, being a pawn, etc. , but once the Canada HoH came about, she started slaying.. I always viewed her as the one who took out the first five, because it was basically her plan anyway. She's the reason Heahter, Jon, etc. all made it far, and she played an amazing game. She was strong mentally and physically. She was flawless.

She is the best player of all time for Big Brother Canada (on all the seasons) without a doubt. She skillfully got through season 2 with masterful strategy. Because she knew Arlie would get in between her and Jon, Neda convinced Jon to put Arlie up on the block. She managed to get Allison evicted solely because of her claiming that Allison was a threat and liar to the whole house. Neda also had f2 deals with the f4, including Sabrina, Jon, and Heather, and would've been taken to the f2 if Jon hadn't thought Neda was going to beat him. Neda was also the first player to get 2 HOHs; she won 2 HOHs (excluding the p2 Final HOH) and 1 point of view. She threw competition after competition in the beginning to avoid looking like a threat in the beginning. Anyone who disregards Neda's game while propping up Dan Gheesling or Dr. Will's games honestly has no such reason to do so because the only reason she can be disliked by fans of those players is if they are misogynistic as heck. ...more

2 Emmett Blois

Emmett is the best Big Brother Canada player and one of the best in any BB (US included). He ran the house from the beginning cutting ties with who he needed to, never letting his emotions get in the way and if it wasn't for an unlucky set of Final 3 comps he would have won. He should also get bonus points for being a giant physical threat which made him a big target from Day 1.

He even received the endorsement of Dan (someone who knows a thing or two about BB) after he stayed in the Big Brother house and observed it..."Rarely do you see a player with such control over the house as Emmett has" was what he said after leaving.

It shows how much the edit can bias viewers of this poll (Anyone who watched feeds of both knows Neda was good,.. Emmett was great). Emmett was the absolute best player in BB Canada and possibly US included.

His skill that set him apart was that he could read people, he knew who to trust, how to get them to be very loyal to him, and his simple exterior of a daily farmer hid the ruthless cutthroat assassin that he was in the BB house.

Going into BBCAN 5, I said that Neda was the best BBCAN player ever but now that moniker has changed to Emmett Blois. Mostly because he played the game like a modern version of Jason Guy which in my opinion is the greatest non-winner in the US Big Brother, so the similarities insure my opinion that Emmett is the greatest player in Big Brother Canada and he deserved to be the original winner of the season.

Emmett was definitively my favorite houseguest in S1. He was great in competitions having won 2 HOHs and 3 POVs. He also played an amazing social game and was able to get on everyone's good side. It's amazing that he was able to stay off the block the whole game after being up week 1. Despite all the controversy concerning the winner of S1, Emmett absolutely dominated the season.

3 Ika Wong

In week one, she managed to flop the votes last minute 7-6 and keep Demetres. She then successfully used Demetres as a meat shield to win comps (he won 7). She played both sides of the house for multiple weeks while disguising it as using Dre & William without even getting caught. She finally chose a side during the double eviction when she used her phenomenal social game to flip Sindy into backdooring Neda (who happens to be #1 on this list). After that high, her greatest rival Dillon win the HOH. She managed to convince him not to put her up, instead nominating Jackie. With this she effectively positioned herself right back into the middle of the house. Over the course of these weeks Dre started to resent and target Ika. When Ika was nominated for the first time in Week 8 (! ), she managed to find out Dre was plotting against her and successfully gathered an army to take out a combination out of Dre, William & Kevin.
She managed to flip the votes in Final 8. She even flipped the ...more

Just watched season 5 for the first time (its 2019), I'm from the US. Ika, while not winning any comps managed to RUN the entire house and that's commendable.Just fell short with those comps. Loved her gameplay, personality and sass. Ika should be number one.

She's one of the best players I've seen in all big brother history. She was smart with what she said even though some of her words appeared as offensive. She managed to pull her and Demetres off of the block twice, and always knew how to separate her personal game with her strategic game. Even though she was in a skowmance, she went final 4 and should have won the whole game.

She was a Queen and completely turned around her game in season 5. She got Neda evicted the minute her immunity was up and broke up a solid six person vet alliance. She got nominated with her showmance partner Demetres who won the veto and saved himself but she still managed to survive that eviction and a triple eviction after. Ika Wong is one of the greatest Big Brother Canada players.

4 Jillian MacLaughlin

Phenomenal player, played the game the way it should be played lying to get herself further then backstabbing anyone and not caring about their feeling and just taking out everyone in her way of winning. It was such poetic justice that even though Peter and Alec were so bitter and then jillian still got to win because topaz voted wrong. It was a thing of beauty to watch that happen.

Jillian Is a pretty good and likeable winner who is a great competitor who was never on the block even though she was a target for the longest time, that sounds like a deserving winner to me. Even though I still think Emmett deserved it more than her

She and Emmett were in power the whole game and she was a deserving winner. Out of the final 3 you could argue that she deserved the win the least but all 3 did play a great game! She was also great in comps

An underrated player. She was extremely deserving of the win against the most ridiculously bitter jury ever...

She manipulated, won mental and physical comps, made the big and risky moves needed to win (her HOH's took out Jemmett's two biggest threats... The Sheyld).

5 Cassandra Shahinfar

She flipped the vote to save herself the week before final 4 which is very impressive considering the fact that Kelsey and the brothers were determined to evict her at the beginning of the week. She talked her way out of so many sticky situations and had positioned herself in a way where everyone believed they were her best friend. Definitely one of the best (if not the best) player of bbcan4

One word describes Cassandra, Ruthless. It is a shame that she couldn't make it to the final 2, but she really was horrendous at competitions. Still, a fantastic manipulator and an overall entertaining houseguest who I can't wait to see on an all-star season. She definitely has what it takes to become the best BB can player.

Cassandra has shown again and again that she is capable of manipulating others to get herself to stay. The rest of the house will take Cassandra to the end thinking they could beat her, but hopefully we don't have a bitter jury and Cass can pull off the win she deserves.

Cassandra has been playing under the radar for the first part of the game, but then she has shown that she can do what it takes to completely change everyone's mind in the house when she flipped them to vote Joel out.

6 Jon Pardy

Underrated. Despite having won and having convinced the most deceptive and paranoid player in the house that he was an emotional player who would take her to the end, he is given no credit for the win. He did something that only the greats have done, played the whole game with a huge target on his back but was so charming that he managed to keep himself out of danger, ultimately winning the game. Bbcan wanted to say that they produced the first dominant female winner so they gave neda the mastermind edit which she only kinda deserved. Jon is the best bbcan player so far and doesn't even recognize it himself.

Amazing player. Neda pretty much ensured that he would forever be thought of as her lacky. Took credit for everything at the finale despite the fact that she was sitting on her butt in jury. The guy made every big move and still walked away with the whole house and Canada loving him. Meanwhile neda sat back and patted herself on the back. Maybe neda came up with the targets but had it been someone other then jon executing the plans, neda would have found herself without a partnter pretty quick and then found herself in jury with nobody to protect her.

Completely underrated...

Neda may have taught him a few things early on in the game, but by Week 3 he was a very competent player... And they acted as a duo bouncing ideas off each other (Not Neda manipulating him as the T.V. edit would want you to believe)...

He also cut her at the end when needed making the biggest move of the game showing that he didn't play emotionally, played smart, all on his own...

Played one of the greatest games I have ever seen in any big brother. He could control the house and was viewed as a friendly guy that was no target whatsoever until he starting winning comps and no one could stop him! Controlled the house. Some will say Neda is better but in my opinion what made him better then her was cutting her at the end.

7 Godfrey Mangwiza

Played the best game of Season 3... Played a lot of people in the house, completely disguising himself as an unintelligent, terrible competitor, when the reality was the opposite...It's amazing that a ripped, smart guy can get so far not beasting out on comps...Probably played too well, as the jury didn't understand the game he played. Plus Season 3 probably had more gamers that the first couple so it was a harder path...

His social game was great, formed alliances while flying under the radar better than anyone. Sure he didn't win much, but he made it clear who he was against and declared war against the showmances. If he picked Ashleight he probably could have won it, otherwise it would have been a bitter jury.

The Lady Pleaza played such a UTR game making little moves instead of big moves. Was an integral part of Jordan's eviction. If he only had enough time to articulate his masterful game to the jury he would've won, but it was so good they couldn't even see it.

Best strategic big brother Canada player but only had two friends in the jury who were probably the two worst people to have as your advocate. Also he had limited time to explain his game to the jury.

8 Paras Atashnak

Very good player who floated between all sides of the house and played a fantastic social game in the house. She never had to rely on competitions to be in a good position in the house every week. Although her strategic moves were not the best, she was an excellent social player and hasn't been nominated til Final 5, even though people were fully aware of the game she was playing. And she was nominated as a pawn besides the person who had the least chances of winning. She was never in danger the entire game and the only week she was in danger, she ended up winning HOH in the Final 4 and secured herself in the Final 3 when no one else was going to take her, and she would have been evicted this week if not for her win. She is also very smart quiz competitor in addition to be very strong in endurance competitions. Hope she wins the season and deserves to be in at least Final 2. Played a lot like Jun Song and is one of the best players this season(Next to Kaela)

Best winner of the franchise in my opinion. She didn’t win competitions for most of the game which caused everyone to think they could take her far and win over her. She was in four alliances and even when some people grew suspicious of that she managed to survive. She had an influence in all of the evictions of the jury members and her opponent in final two didn’t even know about most of the moves Paras made which caused her own speech to fall flat. Finally she won the most important HOH competitions and killed the jury question/answer part of the finale as well as delivered an epic speech.

Absolutely loved her game! She was underestimated from the start of the season and she used it to her advantage. She was able to float, be a snake and play under the radar. She was only nominated one time without a single vote against her. She won HOHs when they counted the most. Paras social game was pretty good especially with her winning the season 6-1. Flawless gamer.

Laid low the entire game, played dumb to the houseguests and made herself look not like a threat. Created alliances with multiple groups to insure her safety. Social game assassin. Wasn’t nominated for eviction til week 9! (Longest of everyone her season) and it was the 1 and only time she was nominated. Won 2 hohs which were the two most important ones of the season, and one of the best displays of jury management in BBCAN history. Well deserved and most deserved winner of BBCAN6

9 Kaela Grant

Great player. She laid low in the beginning instead of creating an unnecessarily large target. Then when it counted, she won critical competitions and got herself out of sticky situations.

I don't care how bad her jury management was,she played a awesome game.She was on the majority side of the house in the first half and in second half she evicted evicted everyone in jury and won the most competitions for a female in big brother Canada history

She dominated and Robbed by a bitter Jury. Deserving winner

Should have won. How in god's name did Paras win?

10 Mitchell Moffit

He knew everything about the game and played it nearly flawlessly. By flying under the radar, no one thought a thing about him. Look at the HOH competition where Houseguests could choose who they want to try to eliminate from the competition. No one picked him to go up in that challenge until the very end, showing that they didn't suspect his amazing gameplay. Unfortunately, the fake double eviction provided Kelsey with the information that Mitch was a mastermind, wnd even though he did a great job trying to keep himself in the game, there wasn't much he could do.

Mitch definitely was one of the best players, if only he hadn't trusted that snake and alliance betrayer loveita, then he wouldve still been sitting pretty. The stupid twist ruined his game, but his strategy was one to remember. He was also one of the fan favorites because everyone was cheering when houseuests weren't voting to evict mitch and dead silent when they were.

Greatest player of all time. Played the game very strategic and knew what he was doing. Only way he was screwed was because of the dumb twist.

He not only had a plan every week, but he had back-up plan after back-up plan when necessary. An ideal Big Brother player for sure.

The Contenders

11 Tim Dormer

His creativity and impressive people skills made him a very likeable person, his friendliness and earnest counselling towards endangered players made him too horrible of a target to vote out early in the game. Turn on Tim, and you'd be turning on the house! Basically made himself an alliance with the whole house.
Heck, Tim knew he was even able to offer himself up as a nomination for being evicted (as a pawn to get someone else out), because he knew he was doing to darn well! Don't mess with the Tom.

Not a bad player but definitely not the best player of that season. Tim is a showman, he is there for the show and that's why a lot of people like him, but there's a different between giving a good show and playing a good game. He makes "big moves" just for the sake of making "big moves" with no logic reasoning behind, because making big moves is "cool", his best "move" was to pretend he didn't care about winning and aling with the best player of that season (Cassandra) that's about it.

I assume he will be pushed up to Final 5, and is in all reality the best Big Brother Canada player we have seen yet. Top class manipulator, Tim didn't even really need to lie to get the house to do what he wanted. His charisma and social game made everyone feel comfortable, and thus more willing to listen to his ideas. He is one of the best players to ever play the North American format, and I would put him right behind Derrick as the 5th best player in BB history.

Tim was a huge threat, and everyone knew that but they never voted him off be said they liked him so much. He gained information from all the houseguests in his HOH and could use that to properly map out the game. Brilliant player

12 Kevin Martin Kevin Dallas Martin, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Lot of people hated him but he did what he had to do to get to the top. Saving Ika in final five was idiotic and he's lucky it didn't cost him.

Most over rated player in any season. If you watched the feeds you would know he did nothing but try to be Zach from BB16 or Arlie from BBCAN2 but production gave him the edit of a lifetime which in no way he deserved.

1. Didn't even know his 2 man alliance wasn't real.
2. Didn't even know he was the target week 2 until he accidentally overheard a convo in HOH.
3. Did nothing but lay in bed with Pilar, literally didn't play the game.
4. Productions pet, they made him look way better then he was

Textbook big brother win, first half of the game didn't win anything until he had to, studied the dates and events non stop (I don't understand why not everyone does that...) Now what I didn't like about his game. Him and the "vets" played a horrible game, they secluded them selves agains the "newbies" made in very apparent they were targeting "newbies" and then cannibalized them selves after 2 weeks... Big brother is about 13 weeks long

Could've made it way farther if not for that triple eviction. Had an amazing read on everyone in the house, and managed to take the target off his back that was put there early on in the game.

13 Sarah Hanlon

Let's break this down. And let's be honest, Sarah is not only the Best Big Brother Canada player but potentially one of the best players in Big Brother history. Here is why:

Sarah played an aggressive social game, in fact she legit at one point was trusted by the entire house despite being considered a target. She was able to get information from all sides and used that to her advantage week after week.

Sarah manipulated everyone into getting out better players. Although not in the same style as Doctor Will, sarah was able to use words and scenarios to fool the house guests into either trsuting her, not trusting others, or simply doing things that was better for her game.

Sarah unlike any winner before her was able to convince the house that she was an emotional player. That made them believe she wasn't a threat. If that isn't master manipulation I don't know what is.

Also like Will, Sarah had an ally who did everything she said, and she stuck by that ally ...more

I get that the winners should be high open the list, but Sarah would not have made it as far as she did without the twist. I'm not saying she was a bad player, but I am saying that her ability to get out of sticky situations was only half her, the other half was luck, or in the case of her and Britnee being given safety was pretty much production rigging the week, they knew who Canada would vote for and used that to keep Sarah and Britnee around. I don't know if Sarah or Britnee would have left, but regardless that twist changed the game.

Never should have came close to winning. Terrible twists kept her in the game and knocked out strong players who deserved to be in the house over her. Seeing her ride the coat tails of her win last season by appearing on the after show as some big brother mastermind is sickening. Many other more deserving players on this list made it very far in the game with much bigger targets on their back without any assistance from any unfair twists.

She knew everything that was going on in that house for weeks, due to her alliance on one side of the house, as well as her information feeding to/from Kevin (a great deal for the both of them). Played a great social game, and won competitions when it came down to the wire, getting out some big power players along the way

14 Zach Oleynik

Very calculated player. Very strong physically, socially, and strategically. Only mistake was not taking Jordan off the block, though had Sindy not made the decision to flip on Jordan (which was a bad move on her part - and she went home the week after), Zach would have been really well situated in the house with his 4 alliance members still in the house.

Zach played a well calculated strategic game and had a brilliant social game. He also respects Big Brother!

Great player! One of the best this season if not the best all around player

Best player on season 3

15 Peter Brown

Peter is a very good observer of the game he understands the game very well and can analyze it to perfection, but when he played, he wasn't a good player at all, he did a lot of mistakes that himself would despise now. That being said, I didn't like him very much before having watched the sideshows, but now my opinion as chanded and I think that technically he is very good at this game. (I hate Sara in the sideshow she always disses peter after he gives his opinion, it's irritating).

LOOL He doesn't deserve to be in the top 10, he made TWO of the DUMBEST, moves that season...

1) During the instant eviction, him and Alec disobeyed Topaz, and evicted AJ over Andrew. They pretty much sealed their own fate...Andrew went on to win the next HoH and targeted their side of the house...

2) After Alec went home, Emmet won HoH, And nominated Topaz and Talla [The Pawn], Peter then won Veto and did NOT use it. Topaz was the only person that would not nominate him if she won HoH, after Topaz went Peter was sent packing straight after...

Overall, he is so overrated as a good play, enough said

Why is he so high up this list he sucked at the game and made some of the dumbest moves in Big Brother Canada history like not using the point of view on Topaz and voting out A. J instead of Andrew during the instant eviction.

Am I the only one who thinks Peter is overrated? He made a lot of dumb moves and just relied on Alec. He won comps yes, but only because Alec let him.

16 Demetres Giannitsos

Underrated player to be honest, I think people forget he holds the record for most HoH wins in one season by any houseguest. As well, he always kept a calm, level-headed mindset and made the right moves on his own terms (not Ika telling him what to do)

Underrated to be honest, he won 5 HoHs the entire season - that's a big brother first (of any franchise)

17 Gary Levy

Great all around player! Very entertaining and a great competitor. Gary going on slop was one of the most memorable moments from S1. Pretty much a lock for All-Stars!

Gary would've won Big Brother if Topaz hadn't made her mistake and voted for Jillian

It would have been a travesty if he won over Jillian

The glitter better return soon!

18 Dre Gwenaelle

super underrated but made a fatal flaw in trusting dillon. was set up perfectly in the house until she was exposed. extremely entertaining.

Very underrated and amazing social game

She was fantastic

19 Andrew Monaghan

He was in final 4, it was BS that he got screwed by Gary returning

He did not deserve to go. Talla did

20 Alec Beall

Alec was defiantly a good player. Comp and mental threat.

21 Naeha Sareen

Naeha the Slayha. Robbed out of potentially winning BBCAN3 because of a twist that she would've avoided had Kevin gotten to nominate normally like any other HOH. Superfan and student of the game, Naeha definitely deserves a second chance in All-Stars.

An example of someone who tried to make moves at the wrong time. I'd love to see Slayha come back for All-Stars, I think she'll realize what she did wrong this season and will fix her mistakes.

One of the most deserving BBCAN players. Won 3 HoHs, taken out 5 people because of the triple eviction and the superpower twist, nominated 5 times and survived and made the biggest moves of the season!

All time best girl competitor, she could've killed the game if the instant eviction wasn't there.

22 Bruno Ielo

Screwed by the infamous twist. Was playing an amazing social game. His risky decision to keep Zach would have payed off had there not been that twist. and would have given him many shields in the showmances. A potential winner for sure.

Only way Bruno has ever been evicted is by twists. Season 3 was that absolutely rediculous twist that they gave britnee and on season 5 that dumb secret veto which shouldn’t have counted because William was caught with it. Bruno is the GOAT 100%

The BEST social and Strategic player of the season. He made the right moves when needed, even though people wanted him out his social game saved him and he made the right moves when needed. Also made the best move ever by saving Zach at the tripple eviction. This guy needs to be ranked in the top 5 all time Canadian players minimum or this ranking system is flawed.

By far the best strategic player of BBCAN3 if not all 3 seasons. If you watched live feeds you would know how good his social game was, the show didn't show his full game which is a shame

23 Adel Elseri

Entertaining player, I think he should be a little higher on this list.

"So much love and smiles" and way way to funny

24 Kenny Brain

He was smart and loyal to the First Five. Also he's extremely hot

25 Sarah Miller

underrated in the sense that she was set up well in the house, was extremely likable and made sensible moves up until her idiotic celebration at Kenny winning. Loved her

Played an excellent social game, and was one of the most likable houseguests ever

She rocks lige

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