CBS has released a gallery of photos from last night’s Big Brother 15 finale event where Andy made a surprising move in taking GinaMarie to the Final 2, but still managed to pull out the win and take home the half-million dollar prize.
Check out the photos below for a look at a not-so-thrilled Jury, Julie taking on the F2, a slightly bitter Spencer, and a surprisingly gracious runner-up in GinaMarie.
What was your favorite moment from last night’s show? We had hoped for a zoomed in shot of Andy when America’s Favorite HG was revealed, but Amanda learning that America was indeed the MVP voter nearly made up for that.
We’ve also got more pictures from last night’s broadcast including shots from the competitions. That “Under the Sea” comp was no joke!
Share your thoughts below on the Big Brother season finale and take one more glance at the night’s events. You can view the full gallery at CBS.com.
Photos: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.
Andy Herren pulled off the win on Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over GinaMarie for the title of Big Brother 15 winner. As a quiet, unassuming HG from the start I think he surprised many of us by making it so far in the game with so little attention on himself despite so many alliances and roles in the season.
I spoke with Andy about his achievements in the game but also why there was so much negativity and hateful things said in the house. Read on to find out what he had to say on all that and more.
Big Brother Network: Congratulations on your big win! Jumping right in to it, a lot of viewers, myself included, were shocked when you evicted Spencer and took GinaMarie to the Final 2. Did you see taking GinaMarie as a risky move?
Andy Herren: No, not at all. I knew that GinaMarie was the last card that I needed to play because I thought the Jury was going to rag on me for not being loyal. I wasn’t loyal to any of the members of the Jury. I voted all of them out when I said I was on their side. So I thought if I could prove that I pledged my loyalty to GinaMarie on night one and then held it up the entire game that that was the last card I needed to play to have a well-rounded game.
It was a little bit of a stretch. I mean let’s be real. If I had had to vote GinaMarie out at some point then I would have had to, but I really did want to keep my word to her. She was someone I trusted and she was really good at comps. So if someone is really good at comps and is never going to put me up then why would I want to get rid of that person?
Even though I wasn’t really aligned with GinaMarie until the Exterminators I was still weirdly aligned with her because I did want her going anywhere. So I needed to do that and I thought I could kick her ass in the debate.
BBN: I didn’t think anyone would want to go up against the speech communications professor for that.
Andy Herren: I knew if I made the debate and did terrible then I should quit my job. So I had to hit a homerun when I got to that point.
BBN: Do you think the votes would have turned out any different with Spencer?
GinaMarie Zimmerman left Big Brother without a job and a rough reputation but she also left with a great big check for $50,000 as the season’s runner-up. I spoke with GinaMarie her time in the house, that final night of surprises, and even about some of the vicious comments she made directed at the other HGs and beyond. Oh, and of course I asked her about Nick. Read on to see what she had to say.
Big Brother Network: Congratulations on your second place finish.
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Thank you so much. It’s surreal. I’ve gotta tell you, I’m happy. I’m so happy.
BBN: I thought that was great, watching that because we’ve seen people come out after getting beat and being so down, but you really were a great sport about it.
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Andy’s a really great guy. He’s awesome and when we made it to the third round of the HoH and we had a deal to take each other. I was guaranteed a check so even if I didn’t win the big prize I was getting fifty grand and it’s still money in my pocket and a big honor. So you know people can’t be greedy and I was super happy even though I got second.
BBN: Talking about that deal with Andy, are you saying that if you had won Round 3 you would have taken Andy as well?
GinaMarie Zimmerman: Yeah, you know what, it was a big toss-up. I won part one, I want to see where part two lands. With Spencer I thought I’d be able to beat him and have more Jury votes but when the time came that me and Andy were in it together it was a win-win situation, “you take me, I’ll take you.” Obviously guaranteed money. He kept his word and took me to the end. So hey, I’m happy about that.
BBN: Before the Jury votes were revealed, did you think you might have it?
Spencer Clawson was a frequent lightning rod for controversy on Big Brother this season as an often unfiltered, outspoken houseguest. After 8 rounds of nominations he fell one step short of making to to the Final Two where I expected him to end up with a guaranteed fifty thousand dollars.
Following the finale I had the chance to speak with Spencer and ask him about the season, the moves he made, and even about the consequences he faced outside in the real world with his job, his employer, and more.
Big Brother Network (BBN): If you had made it to Round 3 and won, would you have taken Andy or GinaMarie to the F2?
Spencer Clawson: GinaMarie. Absolutely. I think I could have beat her in the F2. I believe I could have plead my case more eloquently than she had and I think I would have stood the best chance of beating her.
BBN: When Andy voted you out, did it catch you off guard or did you see it coming?
Spencer Clawson: No, I saw it coming. I knew Andy well enough to know when he was lying to me. I knew for two or three days that there was no way if he was final HoH that he was going to take me.
BBN: After Andy voted you out, was there any feeling of bitterness that made you consider not voting for him to win or had you already resolved that?
Spencer Clawson: There was a part of me that wanted to say, “Andy, you jerk. You voted me out and I’m not going to give you a vote.” But at the same time I’m a huge fan of the show and I think he played a phenomenal game and the fan in me could not be a bitter Juror. There’s nothing I dislike more than someone that’s mad that they got got. So I had to give credit where credit’s due and he deserved to win the game.
Big Brother 15 came to a dramatic conclusion Wednesday night as Andy Herren made history as the first openly-gay winner.
Also in the night, the jury members learned that the show was one of the most controversial in the history and that their antics made national headlines. Of course we were all left wanting more of that, but there was too much other show to get to.
The episode picked up with Part One of the final Head of Household in progress. And out course Spencer is the first one out. GinaMarie and Andy go at it for a while and then things get really slippery and Andy falls. GinaMarie wins part one. She moves on to part three.
It’s time for Spencer and Andy to face-off for Part Two of the final Head of Household. And it’s a rock wall-skill-luck-speed mash-up challenge. And to basically no one’s surprise, Spencer sucks at the game, so Andy wins. So it’s GinaMarie vs. Spencer in part three.
And so it’s time for Andy and GinaMarie to figure out who they’re going to take to the finals and how to get the other person to take them to the finals. GinaMarie doesn’t think she could beat Andy in jury votes. But she thinks Andy deserves it more than Spencer.
We’re about to find out who won Big Brother 15 as the Jury is nearly set and will soon cast their votes. Before we get to the voting we’ll have to wait through the final Head of Household competition. Two of the three portions have already played out so we’ll be watching just the third part live before moving on to the jury and votes.
While we wait I wanted to give a BIG thanks to all of our readers this summer. Thanks for joining us each day to discuss what was going on in the house and a special thanks to everyone who signed up for the Live Feeds through our links and banners. All of you make this site possible and it’d be nothing without you. Okay, now on to the winner.
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 1:
- Round 1 is an endurance comp: Big Brother Roller Disco
- Spencer drops quickly after flailing around
- Andy starts to have trouble and falls
- GinaMarie wins Round 1
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 2:
- Andy and Spencer are left to face off in Round 2
- HGs have to correctly order the season’s evictions while wall climbing
- Andy beats Spencer by 15 mins
Now it’s time for the Jury House debate. Dr. Will shows up and leads the discussion. It’s pretty entertaining. Will gets in a few zings including asking Candice if Aaryn helped her make her bed in Jury House.
Sounds like a lot of support going for GM here, well Amanda doesn’t like her, but most of the rest do. When it comes to “why should Andy win?” we hear crickets. Uh oh, Andy.
Big Brother 15 – Final HoH Round 3:
- Round 1 – Candice: Both get it right
- Round 2 – Jessie: Both get it wrong
- Round 3 – Helen: Andy gets it right
- Round 4 – Aaryn: Both get it right
- Round 5 – Amanda: Andy gets it right
- Round 6 – Elissa: GinaMarie gets it right
- Round 7 – Judd: Both get it wrong
- Round 8 – McCrae: Both get it right
Andy wins the Final Head of Household! He’ll cast the final eviction vote.
Well, folks, I called it earlier. Now if he is smart he’ll take Spencer and win $500K. If not, GinaMarie could take home the prize.
Big Brother 15 – Final Eviction: