Amanda Zuckerman
Jury Member
Nickname The Mastermind
Season Big Brother 15
Place 7th
Votes Against 3
Alliances The Goof Troupe
3 A.M.
Loyalties McCrae Olson
HOH Wins 0
Times Nominated 3 (Weeks 5, 6 & 10)
Veto Wins 1 (Week 9)
Days 77

Amanda Zuckerman was a houseguest on Big Brother 15. She became known for her showmance with McCrae but quickly caused a controversy within the house due to her threatening comments made to other houseguests (mainly Candice, Jessie, and Elissa). Amanda dictated the house for the majority of the season by controlling the HOHs nominations. After her 3 A.M. alliance crumbled, Amanda and her showmance were nominated against one another in during the first half of the second Double Eviction. When McCrae won the PoV and took himself of the block, Amanda stayed on the block. GinaMarie Zimmerman ultimately cast the tie breaker vote to evict Amanda. She placed 7th and was the fifth member of the jury.

Amanda is known to be one of the most notorious villains in Big Brother history; often being the center of arguments and confrontations.


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Name: Amanda Zuckerman
Age: 28
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
Lives: Boynton Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Marital Status: Single
Three adjectives that describe you: Confident, sexy and funny!
Favorite Activities: Horseback riding, hiking, shopping and going to movies.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Being away from my friends, family, my dog and my job, but they will be there when I get back.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother”: My strategy is to find common ground with everyone and share individual time- and secrets to earn their trust. Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer.
Which past “Big Brother” cast member did you like most or least? Most – I love Britney! She’s hilarious, real and played an awesome game. Least – Jen from Big Brother 8 because she was fake, annoying and conceited.
What are you afraid of? Sharks!
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I’m proud of where I have brought myself to in my career.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Wherever you go, there you are. Which means to me, you choose where you want to be in life. The only person to get in your way is yourself. You are your own means to success.
What would you take into the house and why? My dog, my cellphone and my laptop.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: I would use my fame to further my real estate career and ride the five minute fame wave.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 15

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have-Not
Week 9 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 10

MVP History

Week 1 Loss
Week 2 Loss
Week 3 Loss
Week 4 Ineligible
Week 5 MVP Nominee
Week 6 MVP Nominee
Week 7 MVP Phase Over
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 David Girton Yes
2 Nick Uhas Yes
3 Jeremy McGuire Yes
4 Kaitlin Barnaby Yes
5 MVP Nominee
6 MVP Nominee
Judd Daugherty Yes
7 Jessie Kowalski Yes
8 Helen Kim Yes
9 POV Holder Aaryn Gries Yes
10 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Andy Herren Yes
  • Note: Amanda was nominated by the MVP in Weeks 5 and 6.

Post Big Brother


  • Amanda is the only HouseGuest to be nominated twice by the MVP.
  • Amanda is the third female to be nominated by the MVP. The other females were Elissa and GinaMarie respectively.
  • Amanda is the first houseguest in Big Brother 15 to win the POV and not be HOH or a nominee.
  • Amanda is the second houseguest to be booed by the public audience, following Aaryn Gries, then being followed by Christine Brecht in Big Brother 16 and Neda Kalantar in Big Brother Canada 5.


Big Brother 15 House Guests
BB15Small Andy
BB15Small GinaMarie
BB15Small Spencer
BB15Small McCrae
BB15Small Judd
BB15Small Elissa
BB15Small Amanda
BB15Small Aaryn
BB15Small Helen
BB15Small Jessie
BB15Small Candice
BB15Small Howard
BB15Small Kaitlin
BB15Small Jeremy
BB15Small Nick
BB15Small David

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