2022 was quite the year for Big Brother. At the start of the year, we had our third installment of Celebrity Big Brother. And that season brought a lot of drama and controversy. And then in the summer, Big Brother 24 kicked off with even more drama and controversy, but ended in a historic win.
So now that 2022 is winding down, we take a look back at all things Big Brother this year.
This year we saw not one, but two self-evictions. Celebrity Big Brother contestant Chris Kattan realized he was just not cut out for the game, even a condensed celebrity version. Fans and fellow players alike were shocked when the former Saturday Night Live star decided to walk from the game.
Big Brother 24 started off really ugly, and at the heart of that was contestant Paloma Aguilar. After showcasing major paranoia and sleep deprivation, the BB24 contestant went into the diary room and never returned.
Like every year, Big Brother brought us some showmances. Big Brother 24’s Kyle and Alyssa are still going strong outside the Big Brother house and are currently on a European vacation. Fellow players Taylor and Joseph may have had a fauxmance inside the house, but have found love outside the BB house. Jaylor fans rejoiced.
2022 was the year of the Big Brother mega villain. From CBB pair Todrick Hall and Miesha Tate to the BB24 Elvis impersonator Daniel Durston to the aforementioned self-evictee Paloma, Big Brother fans had a lot of players they loved to hate.
Todrick not only said and did a lot of questionable things in the CBB house, but his outside life was also brought out in the open. During a “Todrick Exposed Party” on social media, fans shared stories of Todrick allegedly failing to pay back-up dancers and his claims he made that he bought the house he is actually renting (and apparently was behind on his rent). Miesha was just sort of his very unpopular and unpleasant sidekick during the season.
As for Paloma and Daniel, they might go down in history of two of the most disliked players ever. Paloma has sort of disconnected herself from the Big Brother world, but Daniel is currently still going strong with the villain persona. He was recently blocked by Taylor after continuing what fans have called his obsession with her, by saying she did not deserve to win Big Brother 24. Daniel seems to be grasping for that old-school Evel Dick type villain persona, but he’s failing miserably, fans say, and just proving to be really unlikable.
Miesha Tate became the third woman to win Celebrity Big Brother. And even though fans were not thrilled with her, she was definitely seen as the lesser of two evils, as the other option was runner up Todrick.
And then this summer, Taylor Hale made Big Brother history as the first Black woman to win a regular US season of the show. She made further history as the first winner to also win America’s Favorite Houseguest. That means she’s also officially the winner who took home the most money.
And now, just for the fun of it, let’s hand out some virtual awards.
The 2022 Big Brother Network Awards
Biggest Hero: Joseph Abdin
Biggest Villain: Daniel Durston/Todrick Hall (tie)
Best Alliance: The Leftovers
Worst Alliance: The Five Swatters
Sorest Loser: Terrance Higgins
Comp Beast: Michael Bruner
Best Move: Evicting comp beast Michael
Dumbest Move: Pooch Volunteering to be a Pawn
Diary Room Award: Matt “Turner” Turner
Funniest Houseguest: Carson Kressley
Most Redeemed Post-Season: Jasmine Davis
Biggest Underdog: Taylor Hale
Most Robbed: Shanna Moakler
Worst 10 Minutes: Alyssa
Favorite Big Brother Couple of all Time: Rachel and Brendon (voted on by readers)
Favorite Big Brother Winner of All Time: Dan Gheesling (voted on by readers)
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