via press release:
AFTER 75 DAYS LOCKED AWAY FROM THE OUTSIDE WORLD, RACHEL, THE EVENT HOSTESS FROM LOS ANGELES, WAS CROWNED THE WINNER OF “BIG BROTHER” DURING LAST NIGHT’S LIVE SEASON FINALE
Jeff Wins “America’s Favorite Player”
Rachel Reilly, the 27-year-old event hostess from Los Angeles, won the BIG BROTHER grand prize of $500,000 during the LIVE season finale on Wednesday, Sept. 14.
Last night, Rachel and Porsche faced off in the final Head of Household competition, where they had to guess how jurors answered questions. Rachel answered the most questions correctly and became the season’s final HOH. After evicting Adam, Rachel and Porsche faced the Jury of the last seven evicted Houseguests (listed in order of eviction) – Brendon, Daniele, Jeff, Shelly, Kalia, Jordan and Adam – to plead their case.
After each of the jury members had the chance to ask the finalists questions, they voted LIVE for the winner of BIG BROTHER. By a vote of 4 to 3, Rachel won the competition.
In addition, viewers voted Jeff as “America’s Favorite Player,” awarding him the prize of $25,000.
After the vote was revealed, BIG BROTHER winner Rachel was met by her fiancé, family and former housemates, and then interviewed by Julie Chen.
The current edition of BIG BROTHER concludes as one of the strongest seasons, delivering its largest audience and highest adult 18-49 ratings since 2004. CBS has given an early pick up to 14th edition of BIG BROTHER which will be broadcast next summer on the CBS Television Network.
BIG BROTHER is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan for Fly on the Wall Entertainment, in association with Endemol U.S.A.