Bruno Ielo

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Houseguest Profile
Nickname Bru-Bru
Born April 11, 1984 (1984-04-11) (age 34)
Hometown Ottawa, ON
Occupation Construction Worker
Season History
Big Brother Canada 3
Status Jury Member
Place 7th
Votes Against 4
Alliances The Chop Shop
Loyalties Bobby Hlad
Godfrey Mangwiza
Graig Merritt
HoH Wins 1 (Week 4)
Times Nominated 1 (Day 56)
Nominations Received 4 (Week 1)
Vetos Wins 2 (Week 4 & Day 49)
Days 56
Big Brother Canada 5
Status Jury Member
Place 9th
Votes Against 5
Alliances BLK & SAINT
Core Six
Ménage à Trois
The Peasants
Loyalties Kevin Martin
Sindy Nguyen
Neda Kalantar
Mark Chrysler
HoH Wins 0
Times Nominated 1 (Week 7)
Nominations Received 1 (Week 4)
Vetos Wins 1 (Week 1)
Days 48
Other Prizes $490
Social Media
Twitter BBCan3Bruno
Instagram Brunoielobbcan3
Facebook BrunoieloBBCan3
Youtube Kaponez

Bruno Ielo was a houseguest on Big Brother Canada 3 and Big Brother Canada 5.

Pegged as a dark horse to win his season, Bruno surrounded himself around big targets in the game, such as Graig Merritt, Bobby Hlad and Zach Oleynik. Bruno is noted for his under-the-radar manipulation of his allies and his use of targeted players as shields (such as saving Zach during Triple Eviction with his Power of Veto). However, he was also prone to paranoia and scrambling whenever a close ally was in jeopardy, a flaw that led to his downfall. Bruno ultimately lost the game after a heated argument with the Fembots (Sarah Hanlon and Brittnee Blair). Unbeknownst to him, Brittnee won a Coup d'Etat like power, and overthrew Ashleigh Wood's nominations and replaced them with Zach and Bruno. Bruno was then evicted in a unanimous 4-0 vote. He came in 7th place. He was originally the 6th member of the jury, but when Jordan Parhar was evicted from the jury by Sarah, he became the fifth member of the jury.

He returned in Big Brother Canada 5, and relatively kept the strategy that worked in his prior season with aligning and bonding with the males, more specifically, Kevin, Dillon and Demetres. Being a part of the Core Six alliance kept him safe up until the jury phase, where the alliance self-imploded in the double eviction. After allies Neda and Sindy left, he found himself targeted by his former allies. In week 7, he was nominated as a pawn against his last remaining ally Kevin. However, after William Laprise Desbiens used the Secret Power of Veto on Kevin, Bruno became the main target. He was evicted in a 5-1 vote, placing 9th and becoming the third member of the Jury.


Big Brother Canada 3

Bruno Ielo is a 31-year-old construction worker from Ottawa, Ontario. He has been a fan of the show since it premiered in the United States in 2000 and has aspired to be a contestant since. He claims he does not like bullying and cannot stand "arrogance or ignorance." He is a black belt in karate and describes himself as a "world class gamer."

Big Brother Canada 5

Bruno Ielo Biography

Retrieved from Global
Age: 33
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Occupation: Construction Worker

Describe yourself in three words:
Charismatic, strategic and fun

What have you been up to since being on your season of Big Brother Canada?
Life hasn’t changed too much. I work and spend time with the kids. My son had a surgery on his feet a few months ago so I’ve been home with him. That’s kept me pretty busy.

Is your strategy to win Big Brother Canada different going in for a second time?
I don’t have a set strategy. I need to meet everybody, see what they’re about, see the personalities, learn their strengths and weaknesses and use those against them. It’s a pretty basic strategy. It’s the same way I went in the first time.

If you could call one former houseguest from your season for advice, who would it be and why?
I would probably say Sarah Hanlon or Kevin Martin. I respect their games. There’s a bunch though - Naeha, Zach, Godfrey, Bobby – you name it. I’d call every one of them.

What element of Big Brother Canada did you not have a chance to try before, that you’d like to experience this time around?
Being part of the final two and bringing home the money. That’s what I’m here for. I’m here to win.

What perk within the game means the most to you: a letter from home, a luxury party, a season’s slop pass, or a vote from Canada?
You know that’s tricky. A letter from home is always good. It brings up the morale. That’s huge. The slop pass would be amazing because you need strength for competitions. And a vote from Canada - in the end that’s what got me out last time. I’ll take every single one.

Which Big Brother Canada past competitor would you like to channel this season and why?
There are so many good players. The list goes on and on. Neda, Emmett, Sarah, Jillian, Kevin. There are so many. I’d channel them all. Or maybe just channel myself – I could be in the mix there too.

If you could travel into the future or the past which would you choose and why?
I’d like to see the past. Maybe I’d go back to season 3 and change a few things.

What do people from Ottawa have that gives them an edge to win Big Brother Canada?
I love Ottawa, and think maybe it helps that it is multicultural place. It’s a great place to be from, that’s for sure.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 3

Competition History

Week 1 POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Reward Loss
Week 4 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Ineligible
Week 5 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat out as Have
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Coup d'Etat Ineligible

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have

Nominations/Voting History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
1 Bobby Hlad
Pilar Nemer
Ashleigh Wood
Bobby Hlad
Kevin Martin
Pilar Nemer
Week Position Voted for With Majority?
2 Sindy Nguyen Yes
3 Naeha Sareen Yes
Graig Merritt Yes
4 HOH/Double POV - -
5 - Jordan Parhar Yes
6 - Sindy Nguyen Yes
7 - Bobby Hlad Yes
POV Holder Willow MacDonald

(To Save)

8 Nominations Void
Finale Jury Member Godfrey Mangwiza No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 4

Player History - Big Brother Canada 5

Competition History

Week 1 HOH/Immunity Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat Out As Have
POV Advantage Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Luxury Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 4 POV Not Picked
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
HOH Loss
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Ineligible
Luxury Win
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Advantage Loss
Black Hole POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have-Not
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have-Not
Week 7 Have

Nominations/Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 POV Holder Demetres Giannistsos No
2 Dallas Cormier Yes
3 Cassandra Shahinfar Yes
Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
4 Dre Gwenaelle
Gary Levy
William Laprise Desbiens
Position Voted for With Majority?
5 Emily Hawkin Yes
Neda Kalantar Yes
6 Sindy Nguyen Yes
7 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Kevin Martin Yes

Post Big Brother


  • Bruno is the first houseguest from Ottawa, Ontario
  • Bruno is the first houseguest to win the Power of Veto during the Triple Eviction
  • Bruno is the second houseguest to be evicted because of the Coup d'Etat twist. (The first was Jessie Godderz)
  • Bruno was the last male houseguest of Big Brother Canada 3 to be nominated for eviction after surviving 8 weeks without nomination.
  • Bruno was the only male returnee on the jury during Big Brother Canada 5, as Gary & Dallas were evicted prejury, and Kevin was in the final 2.
  • The only 2 veto competitions Bruno has lost were during the weeks he was evicted on both his seasons.


  1. Armstrong, Taran and Scott St. Pierre (14 February 2018). Taran Show 31 - Bruno Ielo. Rob Has A Website. Retrieved on 18 April 2018.
Big Brother Canada 3 House Guests
Big Brother Canada 5 House Guests
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BBCAN5 Small Ika
BBCAN5 Small Dillon
BBCAN5 Small Dre
BBCAN5 Small William
BBCAN5 Small Jackie
BBCAN5 Small Bruno
BBCAN5 Small Sindy
BBCAN5 Small Neda
BBCAN5 Small Emily
BBCAN5 Small Gary
BBCAN5 Small Cassandra
BBCAN5 Small Dallas
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