Monica Bailey

Big Brother 2 (U.S.)

The second season of Big Brother, the American reality TV show aired twenty-nine episodes during the summer of 2001 from July 5 to September 20. The show marked a major change in format and rules from the previous debut season.

Changes

Changes introduced in this season included:

  • Though not a rule, twelve contestants appeared on Big Brother 2, opposed to ten on Big Brother 1.
  • The HouseGuests no longer gave nominations that were voted on by the public. Instead, they competed to become Head of Household (HoH). The winner of this position was given a separate bedroom and the right to nominate two HouseGuests for eviction. With this format turnaround, contestants were highly encouraged to talk about gameplay, strategy, and especially nominations, making the American series the first to do such, unlike other international formats, where contestants are warned or severely punished for exposing their nominations to another.
  • The ultimate winner of the show was determined by a vote of the ousted HouseGuests rather than the public. During this season, and season three only, however, all ousted members of the house, became voting members of the jury while in future season only those HouseGuests who lasted until the final weeks became jury members. In addition, all HouseGuests were allowed to immediately return to their regular lives (and watch the show) upon being evicted, returning at the end to cast their jury votes. Beginning with season four, all jury members are now sequestered until the end of the show. Justin Sebik, who was expelled, did not return for the finale and did not play a part in the final vote.
  • In a special twist this season, the two remaining HouseGuests got to decide which HouseGuest's vote they could void, in hopes that their vote was for their opponent, and that they would gain an advantage over the other player.
  • During this season, the food competitions were introduced. HouseGuests competed against each other for the right to win food, and the losers were put on a diet of only Peanut Butter and Jelly for all their meals for the week. The Peanut Butter and Jelly punishment diet lasted through until Season 7 when it was replaced with the "Slop" punishment diet.
  • This season marked the end of the free internet feeds that the public had access to during the show's first season, and CBS introduced a paid user fee system.
  • The house itself was renovated, and evicted HouseGuests did not exit into the outside world as in season one, but instead exited into a closed studio where they were interviewed by Julie Chen. After their interview with Julie they would meet up with family members or friends in a feature that was dropped in later seasons.
  • The announcer from Season 1 returned to narrate the opening to episode 2 of Big Brother 2, but was thereafter replaced by another announcer.

Memorable events

  • About two weeks before the end of the second season, the September 11 attacks pre-empted television for an entire week. In a move away from the rule of not letting the HouseGuests in on information from the outside world, the three remaining HouseGuests were told of the news. Contestant Monica was told, in the diary room by executive producer Allison Grodner that her cousin Tamitha was presumed missing at the World Trade Center. The week after the attacks, the game continued as normal.
  • In week two, HouseGuest Justin Sebik placed a knife to the throat of fellow HouseGuest Krista, asking "Would you get mad if I killed you?" Both competitors were under the influence of alcohol, but Justin was disqualified from the show and evicted immediately. The HouseGuests were notified the following morning via the voice of executive producer Arnold Shapiro, who asked them to gather up Justin's belongings to be sent home.
  • The first true strategic alliance of any Big Brother season was formed when contestants Mike and Will formed the "Chilltown" alliance, which was later expanded to include Shannon.
  • Volatile HouseGuest Shannon became known for her temper. In one memorable moment, she was chastised by the producers when she angrily scrubbed the toilet with the toothbrush of HouseGuest Hardy, after they had had a fight. In another encounter, she placed a bag of potato chips on HouseGuest Autumn's pillow to insinuate that she was fat, causing her to sob uncontrollably.
  • The HouseGuests received a short visit from some contestants of the other CBS reality show Survivor. Gervase Peterson and Susan Hawk from Survivor: Borneo and Alicia Calaway and Jeff Varner from Survivor: The Australian Outback visited the house for a few hours in an episode that aired on September 5.
  • On finale night, the audience was updated that former HouseGuest Sheryl was diagnosed with breast cancer and needed to undergo chemotherapy, as well as the news that Monica's cousin Tamitha had died at the World Trade Center.
  • During the show's final episode, contestant Mike "Boogie" proposed marriage to fellow contestant Krista, with whom he had a romance on the show. They would later break up.

HouseGuests

Autumn

Autumn Daly (born on December 11, 1972) from Battle Creek, Maryland, was evicted from the house in week two by a vote of 7 to 0. She also is an aspiring Singer.

Bunky

Bill "Bunky" Miller (born 1965) made it to the final five, but was evicted in week 8 in a week when Head of Household, Hardy had to make a tie-breaker vote. Big Brother's first openly gay HouseGuest, he was also known for frequently crying.

Hardy

Hardy Ames-Hill (born May 12, 1970), from Miami, Florida who was Head of Household more than anyone else (3 times), made it to the final four before being evicted in week 9 when Will cast the sole vote against him.

Justin

Justin Sebik (born October 18, 1974), from Bayonne, New Jersey. He was expelled from the House on Day 10 because of the "The Knife Incident", where he threatened others and held a knife to the throat of Krista after a night of heavy drinking. Most HouseGuests were asleep at the time and only learned of the incident the next day.

Kent

Kent Blackwelder, (born 1955), from Powell, Tennessee, was evicted in week 5 by a vote of 4-0.

Krista

Krista Stegall, (born 1973), from Opelousas, Louisiana, was evicted in week 6 by a vote of 3-0. She was involved in a romance with Mike, who proposed to her during the show's finale. They would split up soon afterward, however.

Mike

Mike "Boogie" Malin, (born 1970), from Los Angeles, California was evicted in week 4 by a vote of 4-1. He memorably proposed to Krista during the show's final episode. Malin was a member of the Chilltown alliance. He would later return in 2006 for Big Brother: All Stars, where he became the eventual champion.

Monica

Monica Bailey, born June 22, 1961 and from Brooklyn, New York made it to the final 3 before being voted out by Head of Household Nicole. During the show, it was revealed that Monica's cousin was missing after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. Monica was told of the incident but not in detail.

Nicole

Nicole Nilson Schaffrich, born February 3, 1970 and from Pontiac, Michigan. During the first week she annoyed the other HouseGuests for being bossy, and she was immediately put up for eviction. But after surviving that vote, she gradually became an influential and powerful player, partly through her alliance with Hardy. She made it to the finals, where she lost to Will by a vote of 5-2.

Shannon

Shannon Dragoo, born December 17, 1971, was a member of the Chilltown alliance, but was voted out in week 3 by a vote of 6-0. She is best known for her toilet scrubbing incident with Hardy.

Sheryl

Sheryl Braxton, born 1958, was a divorced mother, and the first HouseGuest evicted by a vote of 5-3 in week 1.

Will

Will Kirby, born January 2, 1973 and from Miami, Florida. Known as "Dr. Will" and a member of Chilltown alliance, his strategy was to combine charm with lies. Despite being nominated four times, his strategy worked and Will was crowned champion of Big Brother 2, defeating Nicole by a final vote of 5-2. In 2006, he appeared on Big Brother: All Stars, where he finished in fourth place.

Highlights

Week 1 Events
  • On Day 1, the twelve HouseGuests entered the Big Brother House.
  • On Day 2, Mike became the first Head of Household.
  • On Day 6, Nicole and Sheryl were nominated for eviction.
  • On Day 10, Justin was expelled for holding a knife to Krista's throat.

Competitions
  • HoH: "Wheel of First Impressions"; One person spins a wheel and tell which two HouseGuests best fit the description it lands on (i.e. "Smartest", "Sexiest", "Loudest"). The rest of the HouseGuests vote on which of the two they'd prefer as Head of Household. When it came down to him and Sheryl, Mike was selected the first Head of Household.
  • Food: "Stuffed"; On Day 1, the HouseGuests had to stuff themselves and a hefty supply of groceries inside a 2002 Buick Rendezvous SUV and remain their for a full sixty seconds. The HouseGuests completed the task and Kent had won the SUV after he was the last person to leave the car.
  • Luxury: "The Dirty Dozen"; The HouseGuests had to dig through a pool of mud in order to find twelve keys with their names on them. If they found all the keys within the time limit they will have won the key to a hot tub. They completed the task.
  • Luxury II: "Birds Eye View"; the HouseGuests had to decide what gourmet food they would they want to eat, then spell it out using their bodies for letters. Mike, from an elevated chair, had to read what they've written in order to recieve that meal. They completed the task.

Entrances
  • On Day 1, Autumn, Bunky, Hardy, Justin, Kent, Krista, Mike, Monica, Nicole, Shannon, Sheryl, and Will entered the House.

Exits
  • On Day 10. Justin was expelled from the House. On Day 12, Sheryl was the first evicted HouseGuest by a vote of 5-3.

Week 2 Events
  • On Day 14, Krista became the new Head of Household.
  • On Day 14, Krista nominated Autumn and Kent for eviction.

Competitions
  • HoH: "Home Is Where The Answer Is"; Each of the HouseGuests had to stand blindfolded on mats in the backyard. Julie Chen asks questions about the House. Each HouseGuest had to answer by taking a step forward for one answer and taking a step back for another. If a player is incorrect, then that player is eliminated. When it came down to Bunky, Krista, and Nicole, Krista beat the two out in the tie-breaker round and was crowned the second HoH.
  • Food: "A Pound of Flesh"; The HouseGuests spilt among gender lines, men vs. women. Everyone writes their own estimated body weight on a dry erase board. The HouseGuests were then weighed on a giant scale and their actual weight was recorded. The team whose total weight comes close to the estimated weight win food for the week.
  • Luxury: "Ride the Bull"; The HouseGuests faced off in teams. Three guys (Hardy, Bunky, and Will) and three girls (Autumn, Shannon, and Nicole) had to ride a bull for thirty seconds. The team who wins will get a Texas Style Barbeque. The ladies won the competition after Shannon lasted the whole thirty seconds over Will and Hardy.

Exits
  • On Day 19, Autumn was evicted unanimously by a vote of 7-0.

Week 3 Events
  • On Day 19, Hardy became the new Head of Household

Voting history

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Finale
Head of Household Mike Krista Hardy Kent Hardy Nicole No Head of Household Hardy Monica Nicole
Nominations Nicole
Sheryl
Autumn
Kent
Shannon
Will
Krista
Mike
Kent
Will
Krista
Monica
No Nominations Bunky
Will
Hardy
Nicole
Monica
Will
Will Nicole Autumn Nominated Krista Nominated Krista No Voting Nominated Hardy Nominated Winner
$500,000
Nicole Nominated Autumn Shannon Mike Kent Head of Household No Voting Bunky Nominated Monica
$50,000
Monica Nicole Autumn Shannon Mike Kent Nominated No Voting Will Head of Household Evicted
(Day 77)
Will
Hardy Sheryl Autumn Head of Household Mike Head of Household Krista No Voting Bunky Nominated Evicted
(Day 68)
Nicole
Bunky Sheryl Autumn Shannon Mike Kent Krista No Voting Nominated Evicted
(Day 61)
Nullified
(Nicole)
Krista Sheryl Head of Household Shannon Nominated Kent Nominated Evicted
(Day 47)
Will
Kent Sheryl Nominated Shannon Head of Household Nominated Evicted
(Day 40)
Will
Mike Head of Household Autumn Shannon Nominated Evicted
(Day 33)
Will
Shannon Nicole Autumn Nominated Evicted
(Day 26)
Nullified
(Will)
Autumn Sheryl Nominated Evicted
(Day 19)
Nicole
Sheryl Nominated Evicted
(Day 12)
Will
Justin Expelled
(Day 10)
Notes See
note 1
None See
note 2
See
note 3
None See
note 4
See
note 5
Expelled Justin none
Evicted Sheryl 5 of 8 votes
to evict
Autumn 7 of 7 votes
to evict
Shannon 6 of 6 votes
to evict
Mike 4 of 5 votes
to evict
Kent 4 of 4 votes
to evict
Krista 3 of 3 votes
to evict
No Eviction Bunky 2 of 3 votes
to evict
Hardy 1 of 1 votes
to evict
Monica Nicole's choice
to evict
Nicole
2 votes
to win
Will
5 votes
to win

Justin was expelled from the game after constant rule breaking. Eviction continued as normal.
Due to Justin's expulsion, there was no Head of Household, nominations or evictions in Week 7.
During the eviction of Week 8, Hardy as the HoH had to vote to break a tie.
In the final week, the HoH is the only HouseGuest eligible to vote for eviction since the other two HouseGuests are up for eviction by default.
Votes in the finale are cast for the HouseGuest's choice to win, not for who to evict. Both finalists were permitted to nullify one of the HouseGuest's final vote without knowing for whom the vote was cast. Nicole nullified Shannon's vote. Will nullified Bunky's vote.

External links

Official Big Brother 2 Website

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