Ika started out her game relatively strong during her stay, despite being nominated for eviction the first week. She stayed with no votes against. During Week 3, Ika won her first Head of Household competition and was the first woman of the season to do so. During this time, Ika and the rest of the women in the house targeted Heather Decksheimer for eviction. Unbeknownst to Ika and her women's alliance, both Sarah Miller and Sabrina Abbate were members of the dominating First Five alliance and were targeting Paul Jackson for eviction. Ika's Head of Household reign proved to be disastrous, as Paul was evicted due to Sarah's vote against, and the close 6-4 vote alienated Ika from outsider Heather. Ika's disastrous reign as Head of Household caused the beginning of the end for her, as the First Five targeted her for eviction the following week due to being seen as a strong and uncontrollable player. During Week 4, First Five member Sabrina convinced Head of Household Rachelle Diamond to backdoor Ika, sealing Ika's fate. While nominated, Ika won the opportunity to either take $5,000 or give her fellow houseguests letters from home. She chose the former. Ika was voted out in an 8-1 vote, with only fellow outsider Adel Elseri voting to keep her.
Despite her short stay, Ika is one of the most popular Canadian houseguests due to her sassy personality and shredding of her fellow houseguests' letters in exchange for $5,000, which is often considered one of the most memorable moments of Big Brother history.