‘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. It looked like both Nicole and James intentionally fell off. James smirk said it all. Such a bad actor.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

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

  9. Dr. Will is fighting so hard not to laugh right now as Michelle breaks down into fake tears, ha ha!

    • 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.

      • Looking at her because she has no real reason… Just her green eyed monster rearing its ugly head.

      • 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.

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

    #Friendship

    Paul and Vic for the win!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

    • Yup – people are rooting for a recruit, the players who have always been the scorn of Big Brother.

      • 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”.

  15. Paul won’t take James. He never rejected his game. Paul is a stand up up, he will take Nicole.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

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

    • I really hope that all (James, Paulie, Nicole) stop “thinking” they are playing Derrick’s game

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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

  31. 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.

  32. Paulie is such a douche omg. His face is so punchable. And his walk is so bro-ish. I cant stand him

    • 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.