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Howard Overby
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Evicted
Season Big Brother 15
Place 12th
Votes Against 7
Alliances The Moving Company
Loyalties Candice Stewart
Spencer Clawson
Nick Uhas
HOH Wins 0
Times Nominated 1 (Week 5)
Veto Wins 0
Days 42


Howard Overby was a houseguest on Big Brother 15. He was notable for his kind-heartedness despite racist comments made during the season. In Week 5, Howard was nominated alongside his ally Spencer Clawson. He was evicted in a vote of 7–1–0 and placed 12th.

On finale night, Howard, along with Elissa and Judd was revealed to be the top three vote-getters to win America's Favorite Houseguest, but he lost to Elissa.

Biography

Retrieved from CBS.com

Name: Howard Overby
Age: 29
Hometown: Hattiesburg, Miss.
Occupation: Youth Counselor
Marital Status: Single
Three adjectives that describe you: Observant, trustworthy and reliable.
Favorite Activities: I love playing city league flag football and softball. I love to mime and do drama skits at church. I love to read and take walks in the park or just be outside. I love to fish and hunt and shoot guns at the gun range. I love love love board games, especially Monopoly.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the “Big Brother” house? Nothing except being away from my church on Sundays.
Strategy for winning “Big Brother”: I will use intelligence without showing I’m as smart as I am and I will befriend people to get to know them and use their strengths and weaknesses against them - no matter how or what I have to use to get what I want to make my plan work.
Which past “Big Brother” cast member did you like most or least? Jason from season 3 because he was representing for the men and played a great game to the end. I didn’t like Lisa from season 3.
What are you afraid of? I hate spiders and big birds.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of? I was the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college after receiving a full athletic scholarship.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is…to conduct myself in a manner that is worthy of “Christ” and to live abundantly and share it with others.
What would you take into the house and why? 1. My Bible, because it’s my guide on how to live and love 2. My head phones and iPod because I have to have my music and 3. My XBox because it keeps me competitive and calms me.
What would you do if “Big Brother” m​ade you famous? Man, I would share it all on some level with the less fortunate and my family because I’m tired of them struggling. We would get some businesses started. Plus, I finally want my mom and sisters to ride a plane and go somewhere beautiful where there are no mosquitoes.[1]

Big Brother 15

On week 1, Howard enters The Moving Company alliance alongside Spencer Clawson, Nick Uhas, McCrae Olson and Jeremy McGuire. The alliance target David Girton, viewing him as the strongest male outside of their alliance, and campaign to evict him on week 1. They are successful in getting him evicted. On week 2, David's close ally Aaryn Gries wins the HOH, and doesn't target Howard despite her fury over David's eviction. Nevertheless, tension grows between Howard and Aaryn as a result of several derogatory racial remarks made by her. When Howard's ally Nick is nominated against Elissa Slater and Helen Kim, Howard votes to evict Elissa however Nick is evicted instead when McCrae and Spencer turn against him, resulting in the end of The Moving Company alliance.

When the truth about The Moving Company alliance is revealed, lots of the houseguests begin to lose trust in Howard and Spencer, especially after learning that Howard voted to evict Elissa. Howard begins to grow closer to Candice Stewart, who has also been on the receiving end of several derogatory comments made in the house, and they begin a romantic relationship. Amanda Zuckerman attempts to pressure Elissa in to nominating Howard for her MVP vote, however she nominates Spencer instead. Spencer survives, however, when Jeremy is evicted by all of the houseguests including Howard. On week 4, Howard and Spencer are able to avoid eviction when Judd Daugherty wins the HOH and nominates Aaryn & Kaitlin Barnaby. Howard and Spencer form an alliance with Judd, Kaitlin & GinaMarie Zimmerman. The alliance is short lived, however, when Judd secretly exposes them to the other housesguests. Howard and Spencer then vote to evict Kaitlin along with the other houseguests.

On week 5, Howard and Spencer are nominated for eviction by Aaryn after she made a deal with Helen and her allies that she would nominate whoever they wanted if they kept her in the game. Amanda is then selected as the third nominee by America. When Spencer wins the POV, Candice is nominated in his place. Howard, Spencer and Candice attempt to campaign to evict Amanda however they are unsuccessful in doing so, and Spencer and Candice eventually turn against each other. As a result, Howard is evicted in 12th place by a vote of 7-1.

Player History - Big Brother 15

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

MVP History

Week 1 Loss
Week 2 Loss
Week 3 Loss
Week 4 Ineligible
Week 5

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 David Girton Yes
2 Elissa Slater No
3 Jeremy McGuire Yes
4 Kaitlin Barnaby Yes
5 Nominated

Post Big Brother

Trivia

  • Howard was the first houseguest to bring up the media's reaction to the racism from his season on finale night.
  • TMZ's comments towards Howard being a "coward" when he refused to argue with Aaryn and GinaMarie so he can focus on winning Big Brother have received a large amount of backlash from the Big Brother community but also praising Howard for being classy with his decision to not go after them.
  • He is the first houseguest to be evicted pre-jury and be a runner-up for America's Favorite Houseguest.

References

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
Howard
BB15Small Kaitlin
BB15Small Jeremy
BB15Small Nick
BB15Small David
Winner
Runner-Up
Jury
Evicted

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