In BB17, she was best known for her loud personality and devoted loyalty to Jason, not being afraid to confront fellow houseguests about lies and rumors in the house, and having multiple blowups in the house. However, her various fights and blow-ups made her a target. She was evicted in week two by a vote of 7 to 2 placing 16th.
Despite this, however, she was brought back for BB18, viewed as a fan favorite, forming many alliances and leading the charge to get rid of big targets, but ultimately was deemed one herself. She eventually became evicted in week six by a vote of 6 to 2. She finished in 11th place and became the first member of the jury.
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Age: 27 Hometown: Inglewood, California Current City: Los Angeles Occupation: Poker dealer Three adjectives that describe you: Spontaneous, mysterious, and risky. Favorite Activities: Shopping, reading, people-watching, and beach walks. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Being away from my daughter and not able to see her, hold her, or smell her. I can handle what the house has to offer, I’m just going to miss my baby. I've never been away from her for more than a few hours. Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most:Rachel. I loved and hated her. I loved her because she was a competition genius, but I hated her because she was too damn emotional. What are you afraid of: Bugs and insects! Any and all kinds. I will knock down babies and old people just to get away. Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Hakuna matata! We have literally only one life to live and I'm not going to spend mine stressed out and full of worries. What would you take into the house and why: A pic of my daughter or one of her blankets. I need to see or smell her in order to deal with not being around her. I need it for my sanity. Also, a T-shirt with my grandmother's picture on it since she's the reason I even auditioned and I want her to enjoy the experience with me. I’d also want my Bible. I know these people are going to push my buttons I need my Bible to keep from exploding.
Da’Vonne comes from an extremely religious family. Her mother was a minister and her uncle is a pastor, but she has always gone against the grain. While her family was in church and Bible study, she was at the beach or out with her friends. Her grandmother was the person who understood her best and the one with whom she would watch Big Brother. She encouraged Da’Vonne to apply for the show and the 27-year-old is ready to play! As a poker dealer, she has studied the game and done the competitions along with the Houseguests while watching the show. She knows she needs to learn each person well, even though she doesn't like to team-up with people. She knows she can only trust herself. A super tomboy growing up, she is a strong woman and a single mom. Not worried about the opinions of others, she is doing this for her daughter, hoping to win the money for her future!
Age: 28 Hometown: Inglewood, CA Current city: Lancaster, CA Occupation: Poker dealer Three adjectives that describe you: Loud, hilarious, and unpredictable. Favorite activities: Anything where I can have fun and laugh. That's anywhere from a comedy club to an amusement park full of rollercoaster rides. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Being away from my daughter. I spend so much time with my daughter, so to leave her for three months is going to be hell, but I have to remember this is all for her. Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?Danielle Reyes [from Seasons 3 and 7] because she had the game in the palm of her hand. She was very smart, very strategic, and I feel like she was definitely robbed of the win during her season. Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Yes, in the first couple of weeks, I want to focus more on my social game and build relationships with people. Then, my goal is do whatever I have to do to gain protection and numbers, and then, at the perfect time, get real cutthroat and take [the other Houseguests] down one by one.
My life's motto is... Say what you mean and mean what you say. What would you take into the house, and why? My Bible to help control my attitude, one of my daughter's blankets or stuffed animals to keep me focused, and sunglasses so I can easily read people's lips when they try to sneak game talk.
Player History - Big Brother 17
Note:1 Da'Vonne volunteered to sit out of the first HOH competition as only seven spots were available.
Da'Vonne competed on a Big Brother Primetime Special of The Price is Right that aired on May 24, 2016. Da'Vonne and helped her partner, Bethany, win a Turntable package in contestant's row and a Ford Fusion in their pricing game. However, Da'Vonne and Bethany were unable to make to the Showcase.
Da'Vonne competed on The Challenge: Final Reckoning alongside Natalie, Jozea, Paulie, and Big Brother 18 (UK) contestant Kayleigh Morris. She was partnered up with Jozea as her Vendetta, and they ended up getting eliminated in Episode 1, but were sent to the Redemption House. They returned in Episode 4 after beating Natalie & Paulie in a Redemption challenge. They got eliminated and sent back to the Redemption House once again in Episode 9. However, in Episode 10, they once again beat Natalie & Paulie in Redemption and got back into the main game. For the third time, they got eliminated and sent to the Redemption House in Episode 13.
Da'Vonne was the first HouseGuest ever to place 16th, but not be the first one out in the U.S. edition.
She is the only pre-jury returnee that is female and also African-American.
She and Jessie Godderz are the only houseguests to make it to not make it to the jury phase her first season, and make it to the jury phase her second season
However Jason Roy couldn't have made it to the jury phase on his second season due to America voting for the winner
Da'Vonne is the lowest placing HouseGuest in Big Brother US history to return for another season. She placed 16th in Big Brother 17 (US).
Da'Vonne is the first returning houseguest on Big Brother 18 to improve her placement.
She is also the only returning houseguest who did not finish in 7th place in their first season.
Da'Vonne was the first of the returning HouseGuests to be nominated for eviction in Big Brother 18.
She was first returning HouseGuest to survive eviction in Big Brother 18.
Da'Vonne is one of the two HouseGuests on Big Brother 18 to be a replacement nominee and be evicted in the same week.
She is the only female to be a replacement nominee and evicted the same week during the season.
Da'Vonne is the only returning houseguest on Big Brother 18 who was not in the top three to win America's Favorite Houseguest during either season that they competed on. Frank won during BB14, Nicole was in the top three on BB16, and James won during BB17 and was in the top three on BB18.