List of Big Brother 11 (American season) houseguests
Thirteen HouseGuests in total entered the House on the eleventh edition of American reality television series Big Brother where the HouseGuests were observed by television viewers 24 hours a day. Each week one or more of the HouseGuests were evicted by votes of the remaining HouseGuests until the winner was left.
Robert "Braden" Bacha (b. September 13, 1980) is a surfer from Santa Monica, California. Braden has experience as an actor and an international model, and has a fear of drowning. According to his imdb entry, Braden had a role in the movie The Brotherhood 2: Young Warlocks and an episode of Dante's Cove called "The Solstice" appearing fully frontal naked. On Day 1, Braden was placed in the Popular Clique. During the first few days, Braden was seen to be well liked in the House. This led Russell to fear him as a gameplayer. On Day 9, Russell chose to remove Lydia from the block and Braden was named the replacement nominee. Braden's clique members attempted to then flip the votes against the athletes and keep Braden safe. Despite appearing to have the six votes, Ronnie flipped on them, and the vote was a five to five tie. Head of Household Jessie broke the tie and voted to evict Braden. While in the House, Braden made several racist and derogatory comments after the first Power of Veto ceremony to fellow HouseGuests Kevin and Lydia in an argument. The argument was edited during the first live eviction show on Thursday but played unedited on the live feeds. During the live portion of the show, Chima brought up the comments made by Braden again during her final plea speech to her fellow HouseGuests. Chima also stated Braden used a sexually insulting word to describe Big Brother host Julie Chen. This comment was made at the conclusion of a "Julie Says" game played by the HouseGuests a couple nights earlier as viewed on Big Brother After Dark.
Casey Turner (b. February 16, 1968) is a fifth grade teacher from Lakeland, FL. He is married with two sons and is a DJ at night. On Day 1, Casey was placed in the Offbeat Clique. Head of Household Jessie chose Casey to host the first Power of Veto competition on Day 4. During the first week, Casey went against his clique and chose to keep Braden in the game, a plan which backfired due to Ronnie. After his vote, it became apparent that Casey had little to no interaction with his clique mates Kevin and Lydia. On Day 21, during the Power of Veto competition, Casey learned he would have to wear a banana suit for an entire week. On Day 23, Casey was put on the block as a replacement nominee for Michele, who won the Veto. He was evicted on Day 26 by a vote of 7-1.
Chima Simone Benson (b. July 28, 1976) is a freelance journalist from West Hollywood, California. Chima is good friends with Marcellas Reynolds from Big Brother 3; he sent several e-mails to assist in getting her on the show. On Day 1, Chima was placed on the Brains Clique. On Day 5, Chima was nominated by Head of Household Jessie as a pawn to hide the alliance between the Brains and the Athletes. On Day 12, Chima narrowly survived the eviction, after Head of Household Jessie broke the tie in her favor. Following the first eviction, Chima's clique mate Ronnie became the new Head of Household, ensuring her safety for that week. On Day 33, Chima won her first Head of Household competition, becoming the fifth person to hold the title, and the first girl this season. Despite nominating Russell and Lydia for eviction, on Day 40 Jeff used the power of the Coup d'État to change Chima's nominations, placing two of her allies, Jessie and Natalie on the block. This was the only eviction episode to be pre-recorded as the producers feared Chima's reaction to her HOH being rendered null and void would cause problems in the live show. After Michele won the following Head of Household, Chima was nominated on Day 41. Later that night, Chima was expelled from the game, after refusing to come to the Diary Room, covering up cameras to block their view, and throwing her microphone in the jacuzzi. This makes Chima the first person to be expelled from the game since Big Brother 4 where one houseguest had a violent outburst, and only the third person total. In the final episode, Chima's spot on the jury was replaced by America. America voted for Jordan to win Big Brother 11.
Jeff Schroeder (b. June 5, 1978) is an advertising salesman of German and Italian descent from Norridge, Illinois. He had a close relationship with Jordan which led to a relationship, outside the house. On Day 1, Jeff was placed in the Athletes Clique. When his clique won HoH the first week, he was guaranteed safety. Despite being a part of their team, Jeff was seen as distant from his teammates, and became good friends with Jordan and Braden, both of whom are on the popular clique. On Day 8, a series of homophobic comments made by Jeff during an argument with Russell after the first Power of Veto ceremony were edited out of the first Tuesday broadcast episode while the comments remained uncensored online. The comment caused much controversy outside of the house. On Day 13, Jeff was nominated alongside his ally Laura by Head of Household Ronnie. However, on Day 14, Jeff won the second Power of Veto of the season, and used it on himself. His good friend Jordan was named the replacement nominee, but survived the eviction. On Day 33, it was revealed that America had chosen Jeff to win the power of the Coup d'État, which would allow him to change the nominations just moments before the live eviction. On Day 40, he chose to exercise this power, taken Lydia and Russell off the block in favor of Jessie and Natalie. This led to Jesse's eviction. On Day 47, Jeff became the eighth Head of Household of the season, making it his second win of the year. On Day 49, he won his second Power of Veto, making it the second week in a row that the HoH won the Veto as well. The first person to do this was Jordan. On Day 55, Jeff was nominated alongside Michele by Head of Household Kevin. When Michele won the Veto, Jordan was named her replacement nominee. On Day 61, Jeff was evicted by Kevin's tiebreaker vote after Natalie voted to evict Jeff and Michele voted to evict Jordan. On Day 73, he won the "America's Favorite" prize, awarding him $25,000. He was a part of the Big Brother Jury and voted for Jordan to win. After Big Brother, Jeff has made appearances on several other CBS shows. Jeff, along with Jordan, appeared on The Amazing Race 16. They were the fifth couple to lose, however, coming in seventh place. In 2010, Jeff, along with Jordan, entered the Big Brother 12 house to host the fifth Power of Veto competition, "Lover's Lane". Later in 2010, Jeff became a part of the online CBS show Around the World For Free. In 2011, Jeff and Jordan returned to the Big Brother House, this time as HouseGuest. Their appearance is due to the "Dynamic Duos" twist, which saw three pairs from past seasons enter the House against eight new HouseGuest. Jeff was ultimately evicted during a Double Eviction on Day 55, earning seventh place.
Jessie Godderz (born April 23, 1986) is an American professional bodybuilder and wrestler with the World Natural Body Building Federation from Rudd, Iowa. He previously appeared on Big Brother 10 the previous year, earning tenth place. As part of this seasons twist, Jessie was allowed access back into the House after his clique, the Athletes, won the first Head of Household competition. Despite not competing for the title, Jessie was automatically named the first Head of Household of the season. On Day 19, Jessie became the third Head of Household of the season, making him the first person this season to hold the title of HoH twice. On Day 40, Jeff exercised the power of Coup d'État and named Jessie and Natalie the nominees up for eviction. Afterwards, Jessie became the fifth person evicted by a vote of three to two. Jessie earned ninth place, making him the first member of the Jury. Despite his close friendship with Natalie in the House, he surprisingly voted for Jordan to win Big Brother 11. Since his appearance on Big Brother 11, Jesse has been active in the Big Brother community. In 2010, Jesse appeared on Big Brother 12 after Britney opened Pandora's Box on Day 50. She had to take one hour's worth of workout lessons with Jessie, while the rest of the house had a Hawaiian luau-style party. In 2011, after it was announced that Big Brother 13 would feature "Dynamic Duos" from seasons past, rumors began circulating that Jessie and Natalie would be one of the duos. Despite not entering the House as a contestant, Jesse did appear later on in the season, when on Day 64 Head of Household Rachel opened Pandora's Box, and again Jessie was there. While Rachel was stuck in Pandora's Box with Jessie (who gave her free clothes with his face and name on them), the other four remaining HouseGuest got to meet Tori Spelling, who entered the House as a surprise guest. They also got to go on a three-minute shopping spree, in which they got to keep anything they could fit on their body. Since she was locked in Pandora's Box, Rachel didn't get to meet Tori or get the free clothes. His appearances have made Jessie the only HouseGuest to appear on Big Brother for four years in a row. In 2011 Godderz signed a contract with professional wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and was sent down to their developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Jordan Hallie Schroeder (née Lloyd; born November 21, 1986) is a waitress from Charlotte, North Carolina and is described as being naive and laid back. She has a close bond with Jeff, which led to a relationship outside of the House. On Day 1, Jordan was placed in the Popular Clique. During the first week, after Jordan's clique mate Braden was on the block, Jordan and Laura attempted to flip the vote and go after the Athletes Clique. Despite being promised the six votes, someone flipped, and Braden was evicted. On Day 16, Jordan was nominated as a replacement nominee for Jeff, who used the Veto on himself. She survived the eviction, but her good friend Laura was evicted. This made Jordan the only remaining member of the Popular Clique. On Day 20, Jordan was nominated along with Michele by Head of Household Jessie. On eviction night, Jordan survived her second eviction in a row, but lost yet another ally as Casey was evicted. On Day 43, Jordan became the seventh Head of Household of the season, after Michele was dethroned due to Chima's expulsion. On Day 47, during a special live Veto competition, Jordan won her first Power of Veto, and became the first person this Summer to hold both the title of HoH and the Power of Veto. Following the eviction moments later, her good friend Jeff became the new Head of Household. On Day 58, Jordan was named the replacement nominee for Michele, after she won the Power of Veto and used it on herself. On Day 61, Jordan survived her third eviction, but lost her showmantic partner Jeff. On Day 64, Jordan was named the replacement nominee for Kevin, after he won the final Power of Veto and saved himself. She survived yet another eviction, however, as Kevin chose to evict Michele instead. On Day 72, Jordan beat Natalie in the second part of the Final Head of Household competition. On Day 73, Jordan competed live against Kevin to become the Final Head of Household. Jordan won, earning her third Head of Household win. She chose to evict Kevin. Minutes later, Jordan became the winner of Big Brother 11, beating Natalie in a jury vote of 5-2. After Big Brother, Jordan has made appearances on several other CBS shows. Jordan, along with Jeff, appeared on The Amazing Race 16. They were the fifth couple to lose, however, coming in seventh place. In 2010, the couple entered the Big Brother 12 house to host the fifth Power of Veto competition, "Lover's Lane". In 2011, Jeff and Jordan returned to the Big Brother House again, this time as HouseGuest. Their appearance is due to the "Dynamic Duos" twist, which saw three pairs from past seasons enter the House against eight new HouseGuest. Jordan came in fourth place, being evicted by a single vote by Porsche on Day 69. In September 2014 Jeff and Jordan Lloyd returned to the Big Brother house once again and Jeff proposed to Jordan with both their families and the remaining 5 HouseGuests present.
Kevin Campbell (b. September 18, 1979) is a graphic designer and Reporter from Chula Vista, California. He is openly gay. He is characterized by his flamboyant personality and his racial composition (he is of Japanese and African-American descent). He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses but was excommunicated at age 21. He has been in a relationship with his partner for 9 years. While in the House, Kevin had a strong bond with Lydia, and was close friends with Chima and Natalie as well. On Day 35, Kevin won the fifth Power of Veto of the season, making it his first win of the Summer. On Day 48, Kevin and his only remaining ally Natalie were nominated for eviction by Head of Household Jeff. Jeff also won the Veto that week, and on Day 51, chose to remove Kevin from the block and backdoor Russell. On Day 54, Kevin became the ninth Head of Household of the season, making it his first Head of Household win. On Day 62, Kevin was nominated for eviction, along with Michele. On Day 63, however, Kevin won the final Power of Veto of the season, making it his second Power of Veto win, and third win total. On Day 71, Kevin won the first round of the final HoH competition. On Day 73, Kevin competed in the Final Round of the HoH against Jordan, ultimately losing to her. Jordan then cast the sole vote to evict Kevin. He came in third place, and was a member of the Jury. He voted for Natalie to win.
Laura Crosby-Stein (born December 21, 1987) is a bikini model from Atlanta, Georgia. She is described as being determined, sassy, and outgoing. She hoped to use her looks to carry in the game. On Day 1, Laura was placed in the Popular Clique. During the first week, Laura and her good friend Jordan tried to flip the House against the Athletes to save their fellow clique member Braden from eviction. The plan backfired, however, and Braden was evicted. On Day 13, Laura was nominated for eviction by Head of Household Ronnie, after he discovered she was accusing him of changing his vote last minute, causing Braden's eviction. On Day 17, Laura and Ronnie engaged in a huge fight, in which she called him out for his lies and deceptions. She was evicted on Day 19 by a vote of eight to one, making her the second HouseGuest to be evicted. Since the show, Laura later married and they welcomed their first child, Madison on May 10, 2012.
Lydia Rose Tavera (born March 8, 1985) is a special effects make up artist from Torrance, California. She is a self-proclaimed bisexual, and is characterized by her many tattoos. During the season she had a strong fondness for Jessie, sometimes she could be seen sneaking in his bed to watch him when he sleeps. Lydia had a stuffed pink, baby unicorn named Dae Yum Yum with her in the House. On Day 1, she was placed in the Offbeat Clique. On Day 5, Lydia became Jessie's target for eviction when she was nominated beside Chima, who was a pawn. After Jessie's ally Russell won the Power of Veto, she managed to manipulate her way off of the block, throwing her friend Braden under the bus. On Day 27, Lydia was nominated for a second time by Head of Household Russell. On Day 33, however, she narrowly survived the eviction, receiving three out of seven votes. On Day 34, Chima chose to nominate Lydia for a third time in the game, this time with Russell. Despite the plan being to evict Russell, on Day 40, Jeff used the Coup d'État, and chose to take Lydia off of the block, along with Russell. On Day 44, Lydia was nominated for a fourth time, this time by Head of Household Jordan. During the HoH competition on Day 43, Lydia was forced to wear the "Captain Unitard" outfit for the full week. The punishment did not last, however, as on Day 47, Lydia was evicted from the house in a three to one vote against Natalie. Lydia came in seventh place, and voted for Jordan to win Big Brother 11.
Dr. Michele Ann Ross  (formerly Noonan; born June 16, 1982) is a neuroscientist from Pasadena, California. In an episode of Big Brother: After Dark, Michele revealed that she was bisexual. On Day 1, she was placed in the Brains Clique. On Day 21, Michele was nominated alongside Jordan by Head of Household Jessie. On Day 22, Michele won Power of Veto, and removed herself from the block. On Day 29, Michele won her second consecutive Power of Veto, this time choosing not to use it. On Day 40 Michele became the sixth Head of Household. On Day 55, she was nominated once again. On Day 56, however, Michele won her third Power of Veto of the season, and removed herself from the block. On Day 62, Michele was nominated again, this time with Kevin. After Kevin won the Power of Veto and removed himself from the block, he cast the sole vote against Michele on Day 66. She came in fourth place, and voted for Jordan to win. Immediately after the show, Michele filed for divorce from her husband Tim Noonan. In 2010, Noonan appeared on an episode of the game show Baggage and won a date for two. Michele was recently married to Todd Ross on October 31, 2013.
Natalie Majeran (née Martinez; b. March 3, 1985) is a married woman of Argentinian & African-American heritage residing in Gilbert, Arizona. She is a Tae Kwon Do champion and enjoys playing poker. She is 24 years old, but told her fellow HouseGuests she was only 18. Kevin appeared to be the only HouseGuest to doubt her claims, claiming that she looked to be at least 25. Over the course of the game, Natalie did tell some HouseGuest her true age, including Jessie, Chima, and Kevin. In her goodbye message to Casey, she also revealed her real age. On Day 1, Natalie was placed in the Athletes Clique. Despite being one of the last two hanging in the endurance competition, Natalie quickly became seen as a non-threat because of her performance in competitions. On Day 40, Jeff chose to exercise his power of Coup d'État, and changed Head of Household Chima's nominations, placing Natalie and her ally Jessie on the block. Natalie survived the eviction, however, and Jessie was evicted. Natalie quickly became seen as a pawn, and faced nominations three more times in a row. She was nominated on days 42, 44, and 51. On Day 61, Natalie became the new Head of Household, her first win of the season. This ensured her a spot in the final three. On Day 73, Jordan won the final Head of Household competition, and chose to take Natalie to the Final Two with her. Natalie then became the Runner-Up of Big Brother 11, earning two of the seven jury votes.
Ronnie Talbott (born January 15, 1979) is a married man from Belpre, Ohio. He is obsessed with video games and plays for more than six hours a day. He is also described as an extreme Big Brother fanatic who can recite the eviction order of every HouseGuest in the history of the show. Ronnie lied several times, playing both sides of the house which led to the entire house singling him out. He was evicted on the eviction show on August 6, 2009 (Day 33 in the Big Brother house) with a vote of 4-3. He's best known for dressing up as Princess Leia during one of the competitions, and saying that Michele was the worst person he had ever met and that he saw no good in her, though he later apologized for saying this in the finale. Today, Ronnie is a regular contributor to RTVZone.com.
Russell Kairouz (born September 1, 1984) is a single man of Lebanese descent from Walnut Creek, California. He is a mixed martial arts fighter and a commercial real estate broker and is described as being loud and brash. He also is very confident in himself. He is Catholic. When Jeff won Power of Veto in Week 7, he replaced Kevin with Russell, which led to physical threats towards each other. Russell was evicted on Day 54, with a 3-0 vote. Russell was a part of the jury; he voted for Natalie to win Big Brother 11. Throughout the season, he used intimidation tactics to change and divide alliances including Ronnie, Jeff, Lydia, Jessie, Jordan, Natalie and most commonly rivaled with Chima.
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