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James Zinkand
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Jury Member
Nickname Crazy James
Season Big Brother 9
Place 6th
Votes Against 8
Loyalties Chelsia Hart
Joshuah Welch
Sharon Obermueller
Soulmate Chelsia Hart
HOH Wins 2 (Week 2, Week 5)
Times Nominated 4 (Week 4, Week 6, Week 7, & Week 8)
Veto Wins 3 (Day 5, Week 6, Week 7)
Days 63

James Zinkand was a Houseguest on Big Brother 9. James was the first male player since Kaysar Ridha to be voted back into the game, however like Amy Crews, James was voted back in by his fellow houseguests, a vote that was between him and fellow Houseguest Alex Coladonato (whose identity remained a mystery to them).

James became a huge threat upon his return, winning one HOH competition and three consecutive Power of Veto competitions. He ultimately placed sixth, becoming the fourth member of the jury where he voted for Adam to win over Ryan. James's "soulmate" in the game's twist was Chelsia Hart. James won the $25,000 America's Choice Jury Prize at the end of the season.


Riding Bicycle around the World
Sarasota, FL

James, a high school graduate, is currently on a mission to ride his bicycle halfway around the world with no money in his pocket. He has also lived in Buenos Aires where he dressed mannequins for a living.

He describes himself as insane and crazy and has a few very different personalities, depending on his mood. He grew up in a broken home and had to learn to be different to get the attention he needed from others. He was the "freak" in high school who wore costumes to school when it wasn't Halloween. He is close with his mom and has one sister, both recently divorced.

His favorite movie is "Fight Club" and his favorite music is by The Clash. James has seven tattoos. He is currently single, but was engaged to an older woman at one point. His birth date is November 21, 1986.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 9

Competition History

Week 1 Power Couple Loss
Co-HOH Loss
Co-POV Not Picked
Week 2 Co-HOH Win
Food Loss
Co-POV Loss
Week 3 Co-HOH Previous Co-HOH
Food Win
Co-POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Win
Week 6 HOH Previous HOH
Luxury Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
Food Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Ineligible
Jen Diturno &
Parker Somerville
2 Co-HOH
3 Allison Nichols &
Ryan Quicksall
Allison Nichols Yes
4 Post-POV Nominee
5 Evicted
HOH/POV Matt McDonald Yes (Tiebreaker)
6 Used POV on Self Chelsia Hart Yes
7 Used POV on Self Sharon Obermueller No
8 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Adam Jasinski Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2 (Co-HoH with Chelsia) &
Alex Coladonato
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& &
Week 5
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  • James is tied with Ashleigh Wood, Shane Meaney and Frank Eudy for the most consecutive Power of Veto wins with 3 in a row.
    • He is the first houseguest to achieve this feat.
  • James is the only contestant in Big Brother history to be evicted and win HOH on the same night.
  • He is the first male recipient of the Fan Favorite Award.
  • James is the first male houseguest to vetoed their own nominations.
Big Brother 9 House Guests
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Bb9 ryan 240
Bb9 sheila 240
Bb9 sharon 240
Bb9 natalie 240
Bb9 james 240
Bb9 joshuah 240
Bb9 chelsia 240
Bb9 matt 240
Bb9 neil 240

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