List of Big Brother 2 HouseGuests (U.S.) (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The second edition of the American Reality TV series Big Brother featured 12 new HouseGuests entering the game competing for the $500,000 prize.
Autumn Nicole Daly was a 28 year old mother and aspiring singer from Irving, Texas. While in the house, Autumn had a close friendship with Hardy and Bunky, with Autumn being the first to learn that Bunky was openly gay. Autumn often made references to wanting to "hook up" with numerous guys in the house, mainly Hardy. Being seen as a weak player, Autumn quickly became the target of numerous personal attacks from the "Chilltown" alliance, having numerous verbal confrontations with Shannon and Mike. Autumn was nominated for eviction on Day 14, alongside Kent. She was ultimately evicted on Day 19 in a seven to zero vote. She came in tenth place, and voted for Nicole to win.
Bill "Bunky" Miller was a 36 year old technical writer from Harrisburg, North Carolina. Bunky was the first openly gay HouseGuest to compete on the series. Bunky was known for frequently crying in the house, which became a joke amongst fans of the series. Miller has jokingly stated that he didn't cry a lot, but was only shown as crying a lot. He had close friendships with Monica and Nicole while in the house, though he and Kent were often seen as best friends in the house. Bunky was a part of the "TOP" alliance that was formed to go against Chilltown, though he would attempt to vote with the majority of the house, regardless of who was nominated. Bunky managed to make it to the Final Five without being nominated, until he was nominated by Hardy on Day 56. He was evicted on Day 61, after Hardy cast the tie-breaker vote to evict him. He came in fifth place. Bunky voted for Nicole to win the prize, but Will chose to nullify Bunky's vote at the finale.
Bunky appeared in an episode of Big Brother 10, along with nine other former HouseGuests, for a food competition.
Hardy Ames-Hill was a 31 year old Bouncer from York, Pennsylvania. While in the house, Hardy had a close friendship with Nicole, with the two attempting to make it to the Final Two together. Hardy frequently argued with members of the Chilltown alliance, with Chilltown member Shannon infamously using Hardy's toothbrush to scrub the toilet. He won the most Head of Household competitions in the season, winning the third, fifth, and seventh HoH competitions. Hardy held the record for the most consecutive Head of Household wins, along with Big Brother 5 winner Drew Daniel and Big Brother 12 winner Hayden Moss, each winning three consecutive Head of Household competitions. This feat was later beaten in 2012, when Big Brother 14 winner Ian Terry won four consecutive HoH competitions. Hardy avoided nominations until the Final Four, where he was nominated alongside Nicole. On Day 68, Will cast the sole vote to evict Hardy. He came in fourth place, and voted for Nicole to win.
Justin Sebik was a 26 year old bartender from Bayonne, New Jersey. Justin was known for his temper and violent threats. While in the house, Justin was friends with Kent until he threatened to fight him over a pillow. Hardy once referred to Justin as "a dangerous third grader". On Day 10, Justin was expelled from the house after numerous rule violations, most notably when he held a knife against HouseGuest Krista's throat. The two of them were intoxicated at the time, and Justin was immediately called into the Diary Room and didn't return. During an interview with host Julie Chen, Justin revealed he didn't feel he should have been removed from the game.
Kent Blackwelder was a 46 year old business owner from Powell, Tennessee. While in the house, Kent was known to annoy his fellow HouseGuest with his voice and snoring. He chose to quit smoking during his stay in the house, and began using nicotine patches provided for him by production. He had a close friendship with HouseGuest Bunky, and was one of the main supporters of the "TOP" alliance, formed to go against the Chilltown alliance. Kent was nominated for eviction on Day 14 alongside Autumn, though he later survived the eviction in a unanimous vote. He went on to win the fourth Head of Household competition and nominate Mike and Krista for eviction, leading to several arguments between Mike and Kent. The week after winning Head of Household, Kent was nominated for a second time, this time with Will. Kent was ultimately evicted on Day 40 in a unanimous vote. He came in seventh place, and voted for Will to win.
Krista Stegall was a 28 year old divorced mother and waitress from Opelousas, Louisiana. While in the house, Krista had a romantic relationship with HouseGuest Mike, and had a close friendship with Monica. Though she didn't openly choose a side, Krista was more often seen with the Chilltown alliance, due to her romantic ties with alliance member Mike. On Day 10, HouseGuest Justin held a knife to an intoxicated Krista's throat and threatened to kill her, though the two were making out at the time and continued to make out afterwards. Krista would later sue CBS over the incident. She won the second Head of Household competition of the season, and successfully evicted Autumn from the game, though her decision to not nominate members of the Chilltown alliance turned some people against her. She was nominated by Kent in the fourth week, alongside Mike. She survived the eviction in a four to one vote, but her romantic partner was evicted. She was nominated for a second time in the sixth week, this time with her good friend Monica. On Day 47, Krista was evicted in a three to zero vote. She came in sixth place, and voted for Will to win. During the show's finale, Mike proposed to Krista, and she said yes. The two split up a few months later.
Mike "Boogie" Malin was a 30 year old bar owner from Los Angeles, California. While in the house, Mike was a member of the Chilltown alliance with Shannon and Will. He was also involved in a romantic relationship with HouseGuest Krista, whom he would later propose to during the show's finale. He was involved in numerous arguments with other HouseGuests, mainly Autumn and Kent. He was the first Head of Household of the season, nominating Sheryl and Nicole for eviction. He was nominated for eviction in the fourth week alongside Krista, and was ultimately evicted on Day 33 in a four to one vote. He came in eighth place, and voted for Will to win.
After leaving the house, Mike and eventual winner Will Kirby became good friends, and began working in business together. The duo would later return to compete in Big Brother: All Stars in 2006, alongside twelve other previous HouseGuests. Mike was the eventual winner of the season in a six to one jury vote. He later appeared in an episode of Big Brother 10, along with nine other former HouseGuests, for a food competition. He would appear again in an episode of Big Brother 11, along with three other former HouseGuests. The four talked about the events of that season thus far and shared their opinions. In 2012, Mike returned for a third time as a "coach" for 12 new HouseGuests in Big Brother 14. Mike, along with the three other coaches, later entered the game as official HouseGuests. He ultimately came in 10th place.
Monica Bailey was a 40 year old candy store manager and adult literacy teacher from Brooklyn, New York. While in the house, Monica had a close friendship with Bunky and Krista. During the show, Monica's cousin, Tamitha, was killed in the September 11th attacks. Monica, along with Will and Nicole, were informed of this in the Diary Room. Her frienship with Krista led to Monica being nominated alongside Krista in the sixth week, though Monica survived the eviction. She won the eighth Head of Household competition of the season, nominated Nicole and Hardy for eviction. The following week, Nicole won the final Head of Household competition and chose to evict Monica. She came in third place, and voted for Will to win.
Nicole Nilson Schaffrich was a 31 year old personal chef from Atlanta, Georgia. She had a close friendship with Hardy while in the house, and got along well with the members of Chilltown. During the first week, Nicole's loud and bossy personality annoyed several HouseGuests, leading to her nomination the first week. She went on to survive the eviction in a five to three vote, and quickly became an influential player. She won the sixth Head of Household competition of the season, and successfully saw to Krista's eviction. She was nominated in the eighth week, but Will chose to save her as the sole vote that week. Nicole went on to win the Final Head of Household competition and chose to take Will to the Final Two, believing she could beat him in the end. On Day 82, she became the Runner-Up of Big Brother 2 in a five to two jury vote.
Shannon Dragoo was a 29 year old realtor from San Antonio, Texas. Shannon was a member of the Chilltown alliance, and had a romantic relationship with HouseGuest Will. Shannon had numerous confrontations with several HouseGuests, and was known for mean-spirited pranks such as putting a bag of potato chips on Autumn's bed, implying she was fat. She was nominated for eviction on Day 21, alongside ally and romantic partner Will. Following her nomination, Shannon infamously took Head of Household Hardy's toothbrush and used it to scrub the toilet. Big Brother called her into the Diary Room and later made her dispose of the toothbrush before Hardy could use it. The incident was seen as one of the most controversial and iconic moments in the series. She was evicted on Day 26 in a six to zero vote. She came in ninth place, and voted for Will to win.
Sheryl Braxton was a 43 year old divorced mother and interior decorator from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Sheryl auditioned for the show as a dare from her children. She was the first HouseGuest evicted by a vote of five to three on Day 12, although Head of Household Mike nominated her thinking she would stay. Following her eviction, Sheryl was diagnosed with cancer, and this was later revealed on the season finale. During a "Where Are They Now?" segment in Big Brother 3, Sheryl revealed she was cancer free.
William Terence Kirby was a 28 year old physician from Miami, Florida. Known as both "Dr. Will" and "The Evil Doctor", he used the strategy of being the most hated in the house to make it to the end. He had a romantic relationship with HouseGuest Shannon in the house, and had a close friendship and alliance with Mike "Boogie" Malin, called "Chilltown". Will was a target for eviction several times in the game, being nominated a total of four times. Despite numerous nominations, Will only received one vote against him. He informed everyone in the house that he had planned on lying to him, and performed various task, such as scheduling a 24 hour fast, to test how well he could control the others in the group. Will was also the first to use the strategy of intentionally losing competitions in order to advance farther in the game. He was crowned the winner of the series on Day 82 in a five to two jury vote.
Following his departure from the show, Will and Shannon dated outside of the house for numerous months, though they eventually broke up. He became good friends with alliance member Mike, and the two opened several businesses together. Both Will and Mike would return to the series for Big Brother: All Stars in 2006, where Will came in fourth place. Will has also made an appearance in Big Brother 14, during a segment in which he talked about the coaches' gameplay and predicted a winner for that season. Will is often regarded as the best player to ever play the game by fans of the series, and has in turn become a fan favorite. The show's host, Julie Chen, has also stated that she believes Will is the best player.