Dana Varela
Dana Varela
Houseguest Profile
Hometown Queens, NY
Occupation Karate School Instructor
Season History
Big Brother 4
Status Jury Member
Place 9th
Votes Against 6
Alliances Elite Eight
Loyalties Justin Giovinco
Jun Song
HoH Wins 1 (Week 3)
Times Nominated 1 (Week 4)
Vetos Wins 1 (Week 1)
Days 33
Social Media

Dana Varela was a houseguest in Big Brother 4. She was evicted in Week 4 in a unanimous 6-0 vote, placing 9th and becoming the first member of the jury. Dana was a candidate to return for Big Brother All Stars but ultimately was not selected to return.


Dana Varela (born in 1975) was a 28-year-old karate school manager from Queens, New York. Dana was one of three houseguests to not have an ex enter the game, along with Nathan Marlow and Jack Owens, Jr.

Player History - Big Brother 4

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
HOH Loss
Food Win
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Win
Food Win
POV Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
Food Loss
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 POV Holder Amanda Craig Yes
2 Michelle Maradie Yes
4 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Jun Song Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Square-David Lane



Dana's candidate photo for Big Brother All-Stars

  • Dana was nicknamed "Man-Troll" by some of her enemies in the house.
  • Dana showmanced with houseguest Justin Giovinco during their time in the house and continued their relationship in the Jury House.
  • She is the first female to win the Golden Power of Veto.
  • She was the first juror to be sequestered in the Jury House.
Big Brother 4 House Guests
Square-Jun Song
Square-Alison Irwin
Square-Robert Roman
Square-Erika Landin
Square-Jee Choe
Square-Jack Owens, Jr.
Square-Justin Giovinco
Square-Nathan Marlow
Square-Dana Varela
Square-David Lane
Square-Michelle Maradie
Square-Amanda Craig
Square-Scott Weintraub