Since Large Brother premiered in July 2000, viewers have been launched to a whole bunch of houseguests, a lot of whom have change into fan favorites and competed on the present a number of 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 time — plus bonus seasons in 2008 and 2016 — and it has solely change into extra fashionable because the years have passed by.
To this point, 22 on a regular basis folks have gained Large Brother (not together with superstar winners Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tamar Braxton) and change into family names in their very own proper. A lot of them, like Jordan Lloyd and Rachel Reilly, have continued to work with CBS by means of the years, making visitor appearances on the Large Brother home in addition to competing on the community’s different actuality reveals resembling The Wonderful Race.
Different winners have discovered success on competitor channels, most notably MTV, which began incorporating Large Brother houseguests on packages together with Ex on the Seaside and The Problem lately.
Some Large Brother champs, however, have fully shied away from the highlight. Season 4 winner Jun Track 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 stated, there are many winners who 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 fan bases because of their on-line presences.
In honor of Large Brother’s twentieth anniversary, Us Weekly tracked down each winner since McGee to see what they’re so far. Scroll right down to get an replace in your favorites!