Frankie Grande

Frankie CBB18


Houseguest Profile
Born January 24, 1983 (1983-01-24) (age 35)
Hometown New York, NY
Occupation Youtube Personality
Season History
Big Brother 16
Status Jury Member
Place 5th
Votes Against 2
Alliances Bomb Squad
Team America
The Detonators
Loyalties Zach Rance
HoH Wins 5 (Weeks 1, 4, 5, 8 & 11)
(Dethroned Weeks 1 & 4)
Times Nominated 2 (Weeks 7 & 12)
Vetos Wins 3 (Week 8, Day 77, & Week 11)
BOTB Wins 1 (Week 7)
Days 88
Other Prizes $20,000
Meet the Dallas Cowboys
Celebrity Big Brother 18
Status 6th Place
Place 6th
Nominations Received 5
Times Nominated 2 (Days 25 & 30)
Days 30
Social Media
Twitter FrankieJGrande

Frank James Michael "Frankie" Grande Marchione was a houseguest on Big Brother 16 and later was a housemate on Celebrity Big Brother 18.

Frankie is the brother of singer and actress Ariana Grande. For weeks Frankie hid this from his fellow cast members, but when his back was against the wall, he revealed his relationship to the singer as an attempt to win them back, to mixed responses. After winning the first HOH competition of the season, Frankie established a relationship with co-HOH Caleb Reynolds that eventually led to the creation of the Bomb Squad, an eight-person alliance. After the leader of the alliance, Devin Shepherd, was evicted in Week 3, Frankie joined a new alliance called The Detonators which consisted of four other original Bomb Squad members. When the BB Rewind Twist was introduced in Week 11, Frankie was adamant about pressing it, unknowingly nullifying his HOH and POV wins. He was evicted in the rewind week, after failing to win the same competitions, by a 2-0 vote, placing 5th and becoming the 7th member of the jury.

Frankie later competed on the eighteenth celebrity season of the United Kingdom version of Big Brother. Frankie took part in many weekly tasks like judging a talent show, winning a shopping task, and bringing a little bit of Hollywood to Borehamwood, just to name a few. On Day 30, he left the house in sixth place.


Big Brother 16

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Age: 31
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Current City: New York, N.Y.
Occupation: YouTube Personality
Three adjectives that describe you: Sparkly, charismatic and unreserved.
Favorite Activities: Biking, swimming, twerking, doing impersonations and making funny videos with my friends!
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Being disconnected. I think I would love it for a week or even two, but eventually, I would start to go into Twitter withdrawal.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: I am going to be the happy likable person that everyone wants to keep around in the beginning, but I will be good at competitions. I will use the HOH's that I win to make everyone want to be on my side.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I love Britney; she was likable, aggressive, manipulative and entertaining.
What are you afraid of: Spiders, ever since one almost killed me. I am totally fine with insects though because I studied entomology in college.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Helping a student. One of my students came out to me and admitted that he was thinking about taking his life until he met me. He called me his angel who showed him the path to life.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Shine bright like a Frankie.
What would you take into the house and why: 1. Ariana's music, because she is my best friend and inspires me to keep working and persevering. Also, I LOVE HER MUSIC! 2. My Kindle with all of the Harry Potter books loaded on it. 3. An endless supply of grande double dirty iced soy chai lattes in venti cups with extra ice.
What would you do if Big Brother made you famous: Exactly what I am doing, but hopefully on an even bigger scale with worldwide reach, bigger shows, and bigger tours.

Frankie is a former Broadway actor who is now a popular YouTube sensation [1] with over 175,000 subscribers and nearly 10,000,000 views. His sister is the multi-platinum selling pop singer Ariana Grande.[2]

Celebrity Big Brother 18

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Age: 33
Twitter: @FrankieJGrande
Home town: New York City
Host of Style Code Live, Broadway star, YouTube sensation and brother of Ariana Grande
What are you looking forward to most about Celebrity Big Brother and why? What I'm looking forward to the most is having some fun with my peers. The world has turned into such a terrible place of late. I'm looking forward to escaping it and just having fun in the House!
What type of person would you not want to live with and why? I have difficulty living with people who are homophobic and can't see past that in order to get to know me. Ignorance I can deal with, but when someone is fundamentally against it, it is hard to be around. I have been known to convert a hater with those beliefs into a follower, so you never know what may happen in the House!
Describe yourself in three words? Bright, sparkly, firecracker

Player History - Big Brother 16

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Win
BOTB Dethroned
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Win
BOTB Dethroned
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Win
BOTB Survived
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Previous HOH
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Win
BOTB Survived
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
Week 11* HOH Win
Week 12 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Loss
  • Note: In Week 11, Frankie's HOH and POV wins were nullified due to the BB Rewind Twist being activated.

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have Not
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have
Week 11 Have
Week 12 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Dethroned HOH Joey Van Pelt Yes
2 Paola Shea Yes
3 Devin Shepherd Yes
4 Dethroned HOH Brittany Martinez Yes
6 Jocasta Odom Yes
Hayden Voss Yes
7 BOTB Winner Nicole Franzel Yes
9 Donny Thompson Yes
10 Nicole Franzel Yes
POV Holder Christine Brecht Yes
12 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Derrick Levasseur Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 1
Week 4
Week 5
Week 8
Week 11
  • Week 11 ended with a twist called "BB Rewind" where the HOH and Veto competitions were replayed, thus undoing Frankie's wins for both, along with his nominees.

Player's History - Celebrity Big Brother 18

Task History

Day 3 Game of Phones Win
Day 5 Talent Show Judge
Day 6 Shopping Task 1 Win
Day 7 Shopping Task 2 Win
Day 8 Hollywood to Borehamwood Win
Day 11 Protect Large Balloon Not Chosen
Day 12 Talent Agency Not Chosen
Day 13 Nerve Win
Day 14 Big Risk Win
Day 16 Shopping Task 3 Win
Day 18 Back to School Win
Day 21 Shopping Task 4 Win
Day 23 One-Upping Win
Day 24 Elves vs Reindeer Win
Day 28 Award Categories Win

Nominations History

Day Nominated Nominated By Final Position
3 Ineligible
4 James Whale
Grant Bovey
Marnie Simpson
9 Stephen Bear
10 Lewis Bloor
Marnie Simpson
13 Ineligible
16 Chloe Khan Ineligible
17 Lewis Bloor
Marnie Simpson
20 James Whale
Lewis Bloor
Marnie Simpson
25 Marnie Simpson
Katie Waissel
Stephen Bear
Katie Waissel
Samantha Fox
30 No Nominations Sixth Place

Post Big Brother

Ian Frankie Contestant's Row

Ian and Frankie with their respective partners at Contestant's Row



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