Laura Crosby the second houseguest evicted from 'Big Brother' house
By Reality TV World staff, 07/24/2009
Laura Crosby became the second houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eleventh season during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Laura, a single 21-year-old bikini model from Atlanta, GA , was evicted from the Big Brother house via a 9-1 vote on Day 19 after she was placed on the chopping block by the competition's second Head of Household Ronnie Talbott, a married 30-year-old gamer from Belpre, OH.
Ronnie had originally nominated Laura -- who he had deemed the biggest threat to discover he was secretly playing both of the house's alliances against each other -- for eviction alongside Jeff Schroeder, a single 30-year-old advertising salesman from Norridge, IL.
However Jeff won the week's subsequent Power of Veto competition, allowing him to remove himself from the chopping block. After continuing to string the house's other alliance along with talk that he was planning to nominate Russell Kairouz, a single 24-year-old mixed martial arts fighter from Walnut Creek, CA, as a replacement for Jeff, Ronnie instead nominated Jordan Lloyd, a single 22-year-old waitress from Matthews, NC, Jeff's closest ally.
Following Jordan's nomination, Ronnie proceeded to further reveal his duplicitous behavior when he attempted to claim Laura had told him that Russell had told her that he had enough votes to prevent her elimination -- something neither one of them had said. Laura subsequently exposed Ronnie's lies to the entire house, causing all of the houseguests to proclaim they were turning on him and Ronnie to choose to spend the rest of his HoH reign huddled up in the private Head of Household room.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the houseguests, Natalie Martinez, a single 24-year-old Tae Kwon Do champion from Gilbert, AZ, cast the sole dissenting vote for Jordan's eviction.
Following Laura's eviction, the 11 remaining houseguests -- minus Ronnie, who as the outgoing HoH, was deemed ineligible to compete -- competed in the season's third HoH competition.
Dubbed "Buzzworthy," the challenge required the houseguests to each attempt to use a seesaw-like launcher to lob a ball into a giant skeeball-like target. The honeycomb-shaped target was divided into seven pocketed rings and the houseguest who could land their ball closest to the target's center would be the next Head of Household.
Jeff and Jessie Godderz, a 23-year-old bodybuilder from Huntington Beach, CA, both managed to land their balls in the sixth ring and finished the challenge tied. Jessie won the subsequent tie-breaking round by also landing his second ball in the sixth ring before Jeff's second ball bounced off the seventh ring, resulting in Jessie -- who had already previously served as the season's first HoH -- becoming the season's first repeat Head of Household.
Big Brother 11's next episode will air Sunday, July 26 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS.