Candice was evicted from the Big Brother house via a unanimous 7-0-0 vote after being placed on the chopping block by the season's sixth Head of Household, GinaMarie Zimmerman, a 32-year-old pageant coordinator from Brooklyn, NY who currently resides in Staten Island, NY.
GinaMarie initially nominated Candice and Jessie Kowalski, an unemployed 25-year-old from Beaumont, TX who currently resides in San Antonio, TX, for eviction. GinaMarie put Candice up on the block because she believed Candice was a "tattletale" and "drama queen" with questionable loyalty. GinaMarie also disliked how Candice had allegedly been "picking on" her best friend in the house Aaryn Gries, a 22-year-old college student from San Angelo, TX who currently resides in San Marcos, TX.
GinaMarie nominated Jessie for eviction, saying she was a "flip-flopper" and untrustworthy. However, GinaMarie later revealed she just put Jessie up on the chopping block as a pawn.
Home viewers, serving as the week's "Big Brother MVP," then voted to nominate Amanda Zuckerman, a 28-year-old real estate agent from Long Island, NY who currently resides in Boynton Beach, FL, for eviction.
Amanda had created waves in the house with Candice and Jessie, starting so much drama that McCrae Olson, a 23-year-old pizza delivery person from Zimmerman, MN who currently resides in Oak Grove, MN, nearly ended his showmance with her.
Amanda was wrongly convinced Judd, a 26-year-old property appraiser from Englewood, TN who currently resides in Etowah, TN, was the MVP and kept secretly nominating her although they were aligned. Amanda no longer thought it was possible to work closely with Judd.
Jessie subsequently won the Power of Veto competition and took herself off the block. GinaMarie therefore had to name a replacement nominee, and she opted to put Spencer Clawson, a 31-year-old conductor from Conway, AR, on the block.
Jessie then tried to convince Helen Kim, a 37-year-old political consultant from Falls Church, VA who currently resides in Chicago, IL, to go after the powerful Amanda. Helen was up for making a big move and realized it would probably be smart to get a strong player like Amanda out sooner rather than later. However, Andy Herren, a 26-year-old professor from Aurora, IL who currently resides in Chicago, IL, wasn't onboard. Andy refused to oust one of his closest allies until absolutely necessary.
Before all the houseguests cast their votes to evict Candice, Big Brother host Julie Chen announced the fifteenth season would feature a nine-person jury rather than its usual seven members. She also alluded to the fact that just because someone might become a jury member, that will not necessarily mean he or she will be out of the game.
As the last order of business, Julie also surprised the houseguests with the news that in addition to evicting one of GinaMarie's nominees, Thursday night's live broadcast would be a special double-eviction episode in which the houseguests would participate in an additional HoH competition, PoV competition and eviction.
Following Candice's eviction, Big Brother's remaining houseguests -- minus GinaMarie, who as the outgoing HoH, was ineligible to participate -- competed in the season's seventh HoH competition.
Dubbed "Summer School," the competition required each player to answer "more" or "less" to a series of questions that tested their knowledge of items and events that took place in the Big Brother house over the course of the summer. If a person answered incorrectly, he or she would be out of the game. The last houseguest standing would become the new HoH.
Aaryn won the competition and became the season's seventh Head of Household. She then quickly nominated Jessie and Spencer for eviction, saying it's simply what the majority of the house wanted.
Some of the houseguests then competed in an additional Power of Veto competition of which Aaryn was crowned champion. But surprisingly, rather than keep her nominations the same, Aaryn decided to take Jessie off the block and put up Judd next to Spencer.
After having a brief conversation with Helen -- who has basically been calling the shots for Aaryn -- Aaryn announced to the group she was nominating Judd for eviction because he was "playing" her and she'd be the one to go home if she didn't make the strategic move.
Once Judd was evicted from the Big Brother house via another unanimous 7-0 vote, Helen was shown telling Aaryn that Judd was "a schemer."
Candice and Judd are now the first two members of Big Brother's fifteenth-season jury. Julie also revealed the "Big Brother MVP" twist has officially been extinguished, so going forward, there will only be two nominees for eviction each week.
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