Since Big Brother premiered in July 2000, viewers have been launched to a whole lot of houseguests, lots of whom have developed into fan favourites and competed on the present several occasions.
It began with Eddie McGee, who turned the primary participant to stroll away with the $500,000 grand prize. Since then, the Julie Chen-hosted CBS actuality competitors has taken over televisions throughout the U.S. each summer season — plus bonus seasons in 2008 and 2016 — and it has solely developed into the new standard because the years have passed by.
So far, 22 regularly individual have gained Big Brother (not together with movie star winners Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tamar Braxton) and develop into family names in their very own proper. A lot of them, like Jordan Lloyd and Rachel Reilly, have continued to work with CBS using the years, making visitor appearances on the Big Brother home in addition to competing on the community’s different actuality reveals equivalent to The Wonderful Race.
Different winners have discovered success on competitor channels, most notably MTV, which began incorporating Big Brother houseguests on applications together with Ex on the Seaside and The Problem in recent times.
Some Big Brother champs, however, have fully shied away from the highlight. Season four winner Jun Tune moved to Belgium after her actuality TV stint, whereas season 5’s Drew Daniel and season 6’s Maggie Ausburn don’t even have social media accounts.
With that mentioned, many winners proceed to maintain followers up-to-date on their private lives. Lloyd and Reilly, for instance, each discovered love throughout their time within the sport, marrying and beginning households with Jeff Schroeder and Brendon Villegas, respectively. Season 8’s Dick “Evel Dick” Donato and season 10’s Dan Gheesling, for his or her half, have developed avid fan bases due to their online presences.
In honour of Big Brother’s 20th anniversary, Us Weekly tracked down each winner since McGee to see what they’re to this point. Scroll right down to get a replacement in your favourites!