Helen Kim
Jury Member
Season Big Brother 15
Place 9th
Votes Against 4
Alliances The Mom Squad
Loyalties Elissa Slater
HOH Wins 1 (Week 3)
Times Nominated 2 (Weeks 2 & 8)
Veto Wins 0
Days 63

Helen Kim was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 15. She quickly formed a bond with Elissa because of their mutual motherhood. Helen started the game slowly, but after her Head of Household win during Week 3, she began to lead the house. Despite her loyalties to Amanda and McCrae, Helen knew she would have to turn against them. When Amanda caught wind of this plan, she turned the house against Helen and Elissa. In Week 9, Helen was evicted by a vote of 4–1. She placed 9th and was the third member of the jury.


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Name: Helen Kim
Age: 37
Hometown: Falls Church, Va.
Living: Chicago, Ill.
Occupation: Political Consultant
Marital Status: Married Mom
Three adjectives that describe you: Stubborn, loyal and energetic.
Favorite Activities: I love taking my kids to do anything: zoo, museums, swimming, soccer lessons, etc. Because I’m an only child and my parents are older than the parents of my friends, I always wanted to have a family so I would not feel alone. Activities without my kids include running, knitting and reading.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Being away from my family. While I love my husband dearly, I have never been away from my kids longer than one week.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother”: My strategy is to throw HOH in the beginning and have the strongest players vote each other out. However, I would try to win POV. It is always good to gain favors from people. As the strong players start to vote each other off, I would then do my best to win the HOHs.
Which past “Big Brother” cast member did you like most or least? I like Jeff the most because he is down to earth and always was the least annoying. I like drama queen Rachel the least. I had a hard time watching her whine week to week. She has serious issues.
What are you afraid of? I’m afraid of blood, which is why I could never have been a doctor. I’m also afraid of bugs.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? Leaving my family and moving to Chicago was a huge accomplishment for me. I am from the East Coast and the Midwest is very different. I felt guilty leaving my parents since I was an only child. I remember the day I drove away, my father started crying (the first time I ever saw him cry). I left all my family, friends and job for my husband. It was scary, but I am so glad I did it. I am so happy.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… You can live without it. It seems all good things and lost loves, you never really give them up, you just learn to live without it/them.
What would you take into the house and why? My iPad – it has pictures and videos of my kids, my kindle for reading and knitting yarn & needles.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous? I would love to bring attention to infectious diseases like MRSA. There is not enough media coverage and public awareness about hospital infections, and we all should be educated and warned.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 15

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 9 Re-Entry/HOH Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

MVP History

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

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 David Girton Yes
2 Nominated
4 Kaitlin Barnaby Yes
5 Howard Overby Yes
6 Candice Stewart Yes
Judd Daugherty Yes
7 Jessie Kowalski Yes
8 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Andy Herren Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3

Post Big Brother


  • Helen is tied with fellow HouseGuest Elissa Slater, Big Brother 11 HouseGuest Michele Noonan, Big Brother 18 HouseGuest Corey Brooks, and Big Brother 19 HouseGuests Mark Jansen and Josh Martinez for the most weeks spent being a Have-Not (four weeks).
    • She appeared in one of Nick's videos about Big Brother and said that she was not happy to have this record because she wanted to set a record but not for most weeks spent being a Have-Not.
  • Helen voted with the majority every single time she cast a vote in Big Brother.
  • Helen was the oldest houseguest in Big Brother 15.


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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