‘Big Brother 18’ Winner Revealed – Finale Results

We kicked off our BB18 finale coverage last night building to the reveal of the Big Brother 18 winner as we waited to find out who won the third round, the $500,000 grand prize, and which player took the Favorite Houseguest parting gift. Now the news is official

Julie Chen with BB18 F3 at Finale

Houseguests James Huling, Nicole Franzel, and Paul Abrahamian faced off Wednesday night to find out which of them will emerge the winner of Season 18 after defeating fifteen other HGs including Veteran players, two of which made it to the end. Silly newbies. Now it’s time to see if those Vets could seal the deal or if fresh blood is what it took to win Big Brother this year.

Alert: New season of Big Brother starts Sept 28th! Seriously! Details on Big Brother Over The Top.

Dr. Will returned to host the Round Table discussion for what’s already been an explosive Jury House so I doubt we’ll be disappointed on that front. Then those Jurors headed to the front of the Big Brother House along with the season’s first five evictees as we awaited the giant key block and Julie Chen’s reveal of the Jury’s vote.

Before we could get to all that we still needed the final Head of Household to be decided with three competitions. The winners of the first two rounds would face off live in the third round with the winner deciding the final eviction. Let’s see what happened.

Big Brother 18 Final HoH – Round 1:
Last week’s show ended with the F3 kicking off the endurance competition where they raced around the backyard dressed as cats and faced various endurance mini-battles. Last HG standing (hanging?) would win this challenge.

Over on the hanging portion of the comp Nicole is the first to fall. James follows just a moment behind her, which Nicole finds suspicious. Paul wins Round 1.

Big Brother 18 Final HoH – Round 2 – “Snapshot”:
With the endurance battle out of the way it was time for a physical and mental competition. Nicole and James are facing off here and have to run back and forth through the backyard in an amusement park setting and recall which HGs were involved in events from the game. There’s a LOT of running back and forth.

Nicole ends up beating James by almost 12 minutes in this challenge (7m24s for Nicole & 19m6s for James) as James was doing almost everything wrong at the start before he got the hang of it. Running was not his thing.

Paul and Nicole face off now for the live action Round 3 comp, but first it’s time for the Jury Round Table debate. No real surprises here as James sounds dead in the water while Paul and Nicole both earn praise from the Jurors. If they’re the F2 then this could be close.

Big Brother Over The Top – HG Vote:
Julie reveals big news that viewers will get to vote to help pick the winner of BBOTT but wait, there’s more, we also get to vote in one of the HGs. Either Jason (BB17) or Jozea (BB18) will be going back in for the new season. Whoa! Okay, vote Jason, right?

Here we go with Round 3! Paul vs Nicole. 8 questions. 1 final HoH.


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  1. Hi everyone I’m sick, but not contiguous to the forum :( my vote Paul for the 500k, and Vic for AFP please. can’t wait too see how this turns out tonight.

  2. I am now in the midst of achieving my dream of world domination. BWAHAHA!

    But in all honesty, I’ll be happy to see either Paul or Nicole win. Unlike last year, I would have been a mess if I saw Vanessa winning it all. Glad to see she lost Round 3 to Steve that season.

  3. Hey there’s really bad weather here and the only thing on local tv is weather alerts. If I get all access can I watch it live? I really don’t want to miss it…

  4. This is the night.

    Paul deserves to win the $500k while Victor for America’s Favorite. We are moments away.

  5. I certainly hope James throw that blue shirt away when he goes home. That was his dress shirt, lounge around the house shirt, sleep shirt. All around universal button down shirt smh.

      • Hey BHFan. I just wanted to drop you a line to say I won’t get to watch much this season. After being told over 1 1/2 yrs ago that my Dad had 2 weeks to live, he is actually doing better, but is still in hospice at home. My Mom is his primary caretaker and she presently has a torn meniscus along with other medical issues. They have a garden, a yard, and a home that is needing attention, besides my yard, many flower beds, and home. I’m just thankful that I am able to be there for them, but my head is spinning, I won’t lie. You are one of my favorites and I will miss your dry wit that I came to so much enjoy. I might pop in to read a thread every now and then and maybe post just to aggravate a few people but I won’t be up to date if I do. Entertain me! :D

  6. I don’t think James is the worst player in the history of BB, but definitely the worst who has gone all the way to F3. Victoria tried very hard to win, but couldn’t and she played with Derrick.
    James doesn’t even try.

  7. If it’s Nicole vs James, I would pick Nicole.
    If it’s Nicole vs Paul, I pick Paul.
    Let’s go Paul!!

    • They disagreed with her about Nicole wanting her out. She saw it as personal, everyone else said it was strategic. Even Dr. Will asked her why she had such strong feelings for Nicole. At that point, Meech said she didn’t want everyone looking at her.

      • Her hatred of Nicole clearly came from before the season, which is what Dr. Will was trying to get at. But, of course she couldn’t defend her position rationally.

        Notice she only started crying when she was confronted by Corey & Vic regarding her hatred of/bitterness towards Nicole. Like the bully she is, she could easily run her mouth and slam someone, but the minute others defended that person and asked her to back up her position, she crumbled and resorted to crying.

  8. Please be nice to these house guests. They have been through a lot.


    Paul and Vic for the win!

  9. Michelle is hilarious with her hatred towards Nicole. I don’t even know what she did to her.
    It seems most jurors want Paul to win and know he played the best game, but it comes close since a few want Nicole to win.

  10. There are so many people of every age that wishes to be on the show, but they keep bringing back losers.
    I did like Jason though.

  11. Man, both Nicole and Paul were terrible at the last competition. I could’ve beaten both of them.

    At least Paul won though. Now he just needs to not be stupid and take Nicole, he’d have a much better chance of beating James than Nicole (although I think he could still beat Nicole, but it’d be too close for comfort).

    EDIT: Goddamnit Paul. That might be a $500,000 mistake.

  12. Winning the last HoH..always sounds good to the Jury…you can give all kind of reasons, why you have to win…and if he take Nic, it’s even better, coz he didn’t go back on his word.

      • They’re not the first, so we’ve never complained about that. Ever.

        We complain about the people who know nothing about the game. Hence why we all hated Jozea, Paul, Victor, and Bronte at first (besides the fact that they were obnoxious).

      • I don’t know who “we” is but personally I dislike people that the show finds and brings on such as recuits and returning members that get paid. They shouldn’t be paid to come on especially not if they win either 1st or 2nd place. That bothers me I can’t speak for the “we”.

  13. Z will vote how Paulie wants. Da and Corey. for Nicole. Davonne needs to vote for paul in order for him to win.

      • Is it basic html? Maybe?
        Yay it worked B)

        Edit: it’s basic html. It’s Your message without spaces. Instead of x, it’s i for italic and b for bold.

  14. Everyone that thought these questions were so cut and dry and you had to know the houseguests were totally wrong. Like I said a crap shoot. Paul only got 1 more question right.

  15. It was harder to get on this site tonight than it would be to get into Ft Knox!

    WTG Paul! Friendship!!!

    Thank you for making this a fun summer here on BBN!

  16. Well, I’m glad Paul kept the speech short and nice. I remember him saying earlier he was going to say something mean. I think he came to his senses.

  17. Can someone thats not rooting for Paul explain to me in detail what lies he’s told. I know we overlook a lot things our favorite players do, so help me with that please, somebody, anybody. He calls people out in the open in front everyone, liars won’t and cant do that because they dont want people to cross reference. Paul has done that at least 4x this summer, he does it because he has nothing to hide. Im so confused. What lies?

    • I don’t remember any lies Paul’s said. I know he’s said some bad things to Michelle. Out of the ones left in the house Paul has played the best game. James is the “nicest person” but hasn’t play the game. Nicole slept all summer until the end and most challenges she won look like production helped her and corey plus Nicole has insulted every female in the house.

    • Whatever it is..Im not sure..This guy turned it around.. Became a great player I think..I like him more when he took Nic.

      • They had to stay in the game. They were on the block. They called him liar prior to that, but it doesn’t matter he lost, and didn’t deserve to win because anyone that wanted to win would have picked James. Nicole would have picked d James so the prize went to the better player.

      • Exactly, every single one of them lied. Nicole lied to stay in the game as well. It is a bit hypocritical when people say it is okay for a player they are rooting for to lie but not okay for a player they don’t like to lie. Big Brother is a game that requires people to lie and deceive.

      • You dont get it. He was placed on the block because of a series of lies he allegedly told throughout the game PRIOR to nominated for eviction and TECHNICALLY, Paul NEVER, uttered a word about he and Victor not being friends anymore, he attempted to paint an illusion of it. It was actually Victor that SAID it, not Paul. Go search for it in your feeds. We have yet ANOTHER underserved winner. But I’m not hating on Nicole I’m pissed at Paul for taking her. THAT’S a lie he should have told, telling Nicole he’d take her. I thought he was setting up a big humiliating blindside for revenge of her snakey game. I would have.

    • He’s lied and he’s a D**k… As the jury pointed out… He’s just not a very nice person and I’m very glad he lost. He bullied people into doing what he wanted the whole season.

    • Paul was rude and mean and bullied everyone in the house to get his way. Wish he would of left the first time he was on the block. Just glad he lost and glad i don’t have to hear “your boy” and “friendship” again…

  18. What a stupid decision Pual. James was a guaranteed win. Now I’m officially rooting for Ratcole. How stupid can you be, Paul?

  19. Natalie may give Nicole her vote, and James needs to wake up. He didn’t even win second place. There is no way Natalie will be going out with his broke tiny self.

  20. So, this basically should put the conspiracy theorists to bed, right? This was supposed to be rigged for James and Nicole, remember? Wait, what’s that? Crickets? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  21. I just wish Nicole would own up to her own crap. I would respect her more and root for her. Yet she still complains about Paul’s speech.
    She would grate on my last nerve.

      • Cant say I’m shocked. James knew he was a dead man walking when he lost part 2. And I knew Paul was gonn win part 3 over Nicle, and I knew he would make the dumb friendship move.

      • I think Paul has officially bumped Cody out of the top spot, for dumbest final 2 pick in the history of Big Brother, lol.

  22. This is going to be the most exciting moment of the entire season. And it took only how many weeks? Lol…seriously though—this is going to be great. These two players are so polarizing; it’ll be great to see how the jury votes. I’m glad he picked Nic.

  23. I am very surprised that Nicole didn’t win the last comp, but not that Paul took her.
    This has been let’s save Nicole season and take her all the way to the end.
    It was supposed to be James and Natalie with Corey and Nicole, but Natalie ruined the whole thing.

  24. Da is on Nicole’s side. She kept nodding in agreement when she was answering the questions. James and Nat may also vote for Nicole. She won. I hope Paul wins since his answers were better. I do agree that Nicole’s best move was convincing Natalie and James to put up Victor and Paul and she had them convince Michelle.

      • She probably felt Paul and Nicole deserve the prizes more than James does. We all heard her in the Dr. Will Jury talk.

      • I think she sees both of them as the best players and not James. didn’t you see her face when Will mentioned James. She is disgusted with his game play.

    • Agreed. If we’re just going based on the jury questions, Paul is unquestionably the winner. He was a lot more eloquent and persuasive in his argument than Nicole was. Nicole actually stumbled a few times, especially towards the end.

  25. I think Nicole might take this one because all the girls have said they want a girl to win this season. And the Jury is full of girls.. Damn, this is annoying. Paul made a big mistake.

    • I want a girl to win. I’m tired of it always being a guy. Especially one with a loud filthy mouth. Heck it was even brought up in the questions.

  26. I want Paul to win but I know Nicole will win. This has been rigged for Nicole. Its been obvious for weeks that production has been interfering. I hope I’m proven wrong and Paul wins.

  27. Paul has to absolutely win this. By far the best game,and he is backing it up with his answers to the jury and bringing out the good stats.

    • He has to BUT the girls have always said they want a girl to win especially if she is sitting beside a guy because the girls win only if they are in the final two with another girl.. I pray Paul wins

  28. Good speeches from both of them.

    Of course, at least one point on Paul’s speech should’ve been omitted. “I had the Round Trip Ticket.” Yeah, cause you lucked out! Not the best thing to talk about in a “why I should win” speech.

    • I’ll say this again: my dad said given the opportunity he would knife Vanessa in an alley. When I asked what he would do to Paulie, he was speechless.

  29. I wanted them to have time for Julie to ask everyone questions that we all want to know answers to. Or even questions from fans.

  30. Paul’s speech was waaaaaaaaaaay better, but they both played a good game.
    I still don’t want Nicole to win, but they both got on my nerves.

  31. I think Nicoles only votes are James, Corey, Natalie….shit and Maybe Paulie which means Zakiya as well. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  32. Paul started playing this game since day #1… He deserves this money over Nicole. Don’t let Nicole’s cute, innocent face and whiny voice fool you..

    Paul played hard and deserves this

  33. Production must be happy! They got what they worked all season for. Hope they don’t interfere ever again.

  34. The winner is icole. Nicole 5-4

    Votes for Paul –james, vic, meech, Bridgette,
    Votes for Nic — corey, paulie, zak, da, nat

  35. I am so friggin mad. This is nonsense. I am so mad. I hate this. Now Corey is gonna stay with her for her money and shes going to give him all because shes a dumb dumb

  36. I predicted it and it came true.
    Production got what they wanted and Da’vonne needs a stick over her head. I knew she was rooting for Nicole this whole time.

  37. Cancelling live feeds. Sorry CBS

    You robbed Paul and Vic prolly next for James.

    Sorry but not investing anymore time

  38. In complete shock. I never would have expected Nicole to win and I am super surprised the Paulie and Da voted for her. Bet Paul is wishing he’d taken James. That was a dumb move on his part and it cost him the game.

  39. Production had a great season and Nicole was a great puppet with her fake conversations and lies of how she played a great game. I knew this was coming weeks ago they should have made Coreu and Nicole’s comp wins look realistics instead of obviously giving them the wins. So disappointed in BB. At least I know I was right I’ve been saying for weeks it was rigged for Nicole to win and obviously it was.

  40. Bullshit. Utter bullshit. Paul deserved it hands down with his gameplay. Nicole did squat and in your heart of hearts everyone knows it. So unfair and it was because she is female to have a first female winner and only because of that.

  41. PISSED. Paul was robbed! Nicole did not desevre it AT ALL. They wanted a woman to win so I can guarantee that’s why. Bullshit. I’m done with this show.

  42. BB needed a female winner and they gave themselves won. Nicole didn’t deserve to win she got lucky production chose her.

    • Oh please. Enough with the conspiracy already. Are you suggesting that production paid off jury members to vote in a certain way? Wait! Maybe they were all CBS employees in the first place and never actual competitors to begin with.

      • Yes I’m suggesting they gave some jury members abonus of $1,000 to vote a certain way. Its been obvious for weeks that production was interferring to help Nicole and Corey. I knew Nicole would win because CBS needs a female winner. I’ve been proven right and because you like Nicole you have to make it sound riducous. No they were not all CBS employees I didn’t say that. Past players have commented on productions influence in the game. Last season’s winner Steve has said that he was fighting against production who wanted Vanessa to win. Steve won so he’s not a sore loser and theres no reason for him to lie. Production interfers with the contestants and this year they weren’t even trying to hide it. Production is why Nicole won.

      • Two things: First, I am not a Nicole fan. Actually couldn’t stand her on the show. Second, my comment about them being CBS employees was sarcasm!

    • Production definitely helped push the vets through. That’s why they had them in those teams in the beginning, so they wouldn’t be eliminated at once.


  44. Well, I have one thing to be happy about..James did not win AFP! Darn you, Day..when she said she needed Paul to stay in the house..I thought for sure he had her vote.

  45. I wanted a female winner and I wanted a female to beat a male in the Final Two… however Nicole being that female is definitely not what I wanted. I don’t see how she deserved it over Paul, but congrats to her anyways I suppose. Although I think this should fall back on Paul too, he messed up not taking James to the final 2 for an easy win

  46. You guys can hate all you want but Nicole does did deserve to win and that’s why she won. Yes Paul play a fantastic and maybe he did deserve to win more than her but you can’t say she did nothing because obviously she did and that’s why she won BB18. Yes she was in bed with Corey for the first half of the season but she stillplayed specially towards the end

  47. Paul threw Nicole OTB twice….Once when evicting James and then again when James ask him the jury question….I am sure that did not go unnoticed by the jurors…Not good sportsmanship at games end or a true “friendship” move….Best part was Victor winning AFP…

  48. What an incredible season! So many ups and downs, it might as well have been one big roller coaster!

    But let’s take a moment to thank the real stars of the hour – and that’s Big Big Brother Network. So a big thank you to Matt Boyer, Branden, and everyone else who works tirelessly behind the scenes to keep this site going and as wonderful as it is.

    And a special shout out to everyone here in the chat. We may not have always agreed, but without us, there wouldn’t be a Big Brother to have any discussions about.

    • this is great! I was initially disappointed with Nicole winning but I’m starting to become okay with it. She’s more worthy than Steve was last season so that’s something. I love BB Network and they’re the ones who managed to keep me interested the whole way through! The staff and the commenters are great!

    • Yes..thanks to Matthew and Branden…good job, guys..as always. Now, I am going to wait for BB OTT. I voted for Jason to come back in..since we had to vote for someone. I will post things on here about the new on-line season if you guys want to check in with me! Thanks for another so-so season of BB!! I love this game! Not really happy with the outcome.but, it’s all good I really love chatting it up with everyone on here. Who’s going to watch OTT with me?

  49. Awww Im so happy for Vic! So glad to know my votes counted. He totally deserved that. And did u see that smile! All worth it :D

  50. Congrats to Paul, Victor and Nicole for giving us a great season.

    Production helped Nicole but Paul and Vic proved that they can beat the odds by playing the game!

  51. Victor seems like a genuinely likable guy. This season might have had its low points but Victor winning AFP kinda makes a lot of it right IMO.

  52. Janelle said it best Paul, better to be a loved looser rather than a hated winner… Now lets all find a way to support Paul and buy some DEAD SKULL items!!!!! Yea Victor AFP

  53. One last thing….

    They are all WINNERS

    And Vic and Paul can now say they are FAMOUS!!

    So proud of them!!!!

    • I think we will be seeing more of Vic and Paul as far as BB goes in the future..but, would they not be a hoot on TAR?

    • No one really ever knows who the BB players are. Their lives don’t change too much once they leave the house. Very few can say that Big Brother changed their lives, and even then, it’s only in the circle of BB fans.

  54. I said this earlier in the season, and I think it’s true: Paul and Victor should have stayed in bed and played grab ass instead of playing Big Brother. Just kidding. Congrats Nic. I’d rather you win than James. And our wonderful Victor won AFP. YAY!

    Here’s to a season of ALL newbies—no return players—no jury buy backs—real twists—and real reasons to ‘Expect the Unexpected!!’ See you next summer!

    In the meantime, check out Survivor at survivor fandom dot com. It’s another site moderated by the great Matthew Boyer…and we have a blast!

    Take care all! Goodnight! Stay calm and carry on…

  55. Paul screwed himself over… He was so hell bent on not giving James the chance to win 50k that he ended up screwing himself out of 450k! He definitely would have won if he would’ve been up against James. So stupid…