Since Big BrotherThe show premiered July 2000 and has been watched by hundreds of viewers. Many of the houseguests have become fan favorites and have competed multiple times on the show.
It all began with Eddie McGeeHe was the first player to win the $500,000 grand prize. Since then, the Julie Chen-hosted CBS reality competition has taken over televisions across the U.S. every summer — plus bonus seasons in 2008 and 2016 — and it has only become more popular as the years have gone by.
22 everyday people have won to date Big Brother(Not including celebrity winners Marissa Jaret Winokur Tamar Braxton) and become household names in their own right. Many of them, such as Jordan Lloyd Rachel ReillyThey have remained with CBS throughout the years, making guest appearances at the Big Brother house as well as competing on the network’s other reality shows such as The Amazing Race.
Other winners have had success with competitor channels, including MTV, which was founded in incorporating. Big BrotherHouseguests enjoy programs including Exercise at the Beach The ChallengeIn recent years.
Some Big BrotherChamps, on the contrary, have completely avoided the spotlight. Season 4 winner Jun Song moved to Belgium after her reality TV stint, while season 5’s Drew Daniel and season 6’s Maggie AusburnDo not even have a social media account.
There are many winners who keep fans updated on their personal lives. Lloyd and Reilly were both in love while playing the game and married and started families. Jeff Schroeder Brendon Villegas, respectively. Season 8’s Dick “Evel Dick” Donato and season 10’s Dan GheeslingOnline presences have helped a lot of people to love a particular artist.
In memory of Big Brother’s 20th anniversary, Us WeeklyTo find out more about each winner, we tracked them down. Scroll down to see the latest on your favorite winners!