Paul, a 24-year-old returning Big Brother player and clothing designer from Tarzana, CA, ended up winning the Power of Veto.
The Power of Veto ceremony then took place on Monday, July 10 and featured Paul using the veto on Josh, a 23-year-old in hair care sales who currently resides in Homestead, FL, to take him off the chopping block.
As Head of Household, Paul then had to name a replacement nominee, and he selected Cody Nickson, a 32-year-old construction sales representative from Iowa who currently resides in Plano, TX.
The upcoming live eviction episode will therefore show Cody; Alex, a 28-year-old eco-friendly marketing representative who currently resides in Camarillo, CA; and Ramses, a 21-year-old cosplay artist from Grand Rapids, MI, on the chopping block.
During the latest broadcast of Big Brother, Paul was shown winning the season's second Head of Household competition after several of his allies assisted him.
Paul's alliance -- which includes Mark, Matt Clines and Raven Walton -- agreed Cody and Jessica Graf, a 26-year-old VIP concierge from Cranston, RI who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, needed to be the next targets and figured Paul would get the job done.
Since Cody had betrayed Paul last week, the majority of houseguests probably assumed Paul would have no issue getting blood on his hands.
At the Nomination Ceremony during last night's episode, Paul decided to nominate Josh and Alex for eviction.
Using Josh and Alex as his pawns, Paul had every intention of backdooring Cody this week. If Cody was picked to play in the Power of Veto competition, Paul thought Alex would be a good competitor and Josh could distract Cody since the two guys often butt heads.
Ramses also opted to put himself on the chopping block as a third nomination this week. Ramses was following through with a consequence he received earlier in the game when Paul chose to take advantage of a temptation that granted him three weeks of safety from nominations and evictions.
Ramses explained to his fellow houseguests that if he won the upcoming Power of Veto competition, Paul could not name a replacement nominee.
If Ramses was able to take himself off the block, only the two original nominations would remain.