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Janelle Pierzina

BB14 - Janelle



Nickname The Blonde Bombshell
The Buxom Blonde
Jedi Jani
Season Big Brother 14
Place 12th
Votes Against 8
Loyalties Joe Arvin
HOH Wins 0
Times Nominated 1 (Week 4)
Days 34

Jury Member
Season Big Brother All Stars
Place 3rd
Votes Against 1
Alliances Sovereign Six
Loyalties Howie Gordon
Kaysar Ridha
Will Kirby (Up to Final 4)
Marcellas Reynolds
HOH Wins 4 (Weeks 1, 4, 6 & 8)
Times Nominated 5 (Weeks 5, 7, 8, 9 & 10)
Veto Wins 5 (Weeks 1, 5, 7, 8 & 9)
Days 67
Other Prizes Big Brother Prom Queen
$25,000 (Fan Favorite Award)

Jury Member
Season Big Brother 6
Place 3rd
Votes Against 3
Alliances Sovereign Six
Loyalties Ashlea Evans
Howie Gordon
Kaysar Ridha
Rachel Plencner
Michael Donnellan
Secret Partner Ashlea Evans
HOH Wins 2 (Weeks 7 & 10)
Times Nominated 6 (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 11)
Veto Wins 2 (Weeks 7 & 9)
Days 76
Other Prizes PB&J Pass
Netflix Membership
Bahamas Trip
Twitter JanellePierzina

Janelle Marie Pierzina was a houseguest on Big Brother 6 with her secret partner, Ashlea Evans. Janelle is remembered for being a part of the Sovereign Six alliance and her conflicts with The Friendship. She finished in third place, being evicted by the sole vote of Ivette Corredero over the eventual winner Maggie Ausburn.

Pierzina returned to the house in Big Brother All-Stars, being reunited with three members of her Sovereign Six allies. In this season, Janelle set the record for most individual competitions won in a single season, with 9 (4 HoH's & 5 PoV's). Once again, she placed third. She also developed a flirtmance with Will Kirby where the two formed a connection as the season progressed but ultimately stayed friends due to both being in relationships outside the house. At the finale of the season, Janelle was awarded $25,000 as the winner of the Fan Favorite Award.

Janelle returned along with three former houseguests for Big Brother 14, as part of the coaches twist. During Week 3, Janelle re-entered the game for her third time. Janelle was the fourth houseguest evicted, placing twelfth out of sixteen, after Mike "Boogie" Malin convinced Danielle Murphree to backdoor Janelle, allowing her no chance to save herself.

Because of her competition prowess, she is regarded as the greatest female houseguest and one of the greatest players in the history of the show. 


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Big Brother 14

Fan favorite Janelle Pierzina returns to BIG BROTHER for the third summer. She first competed on BIG BROTHER in Season 6, when she finished in third place, but she took home “America’s Favorite Player.” She also finished in third place of season 7, BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS. This very physical and competitive player sees returning as a mentor as a positive. According to Janelle she’s “good at keeping people together and getting people on my side… the coaching dynamic is perfect for my gameplay.” While this 32-year-old is returning as a mentor to play her own game, she hopes to make it past third place this time. Her strategy to do so: “try and keep my team together as much as possible and possibly pick up some other alliance members along the way.” You can be sure that her husband and baby girl home in Minnesota will be rooting for her this summer.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 6

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
HOH Loss
POV Not Chosen
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Luxury Unable to Play
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Chosen
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Win
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
Week 10 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted For With Majority?
1 Kaysar Ridha No
2 Nominated
3 Eric Littmann Yes
4 Post-POV Nominee
5 Sarah Hrejsa Yes
6 Nominated
Rachel Plencner Yes
8 Vetoed James Rhine Yes
9 Beau Beasley Yes
Used POV on Self April Lewis No
10 HOH
11 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Ivette Corredero No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 7
Week 10

Player History - Big Brother All-Stars

Competition History

Week 1 Co-HOH Win
Week 2 HOH Previous Co-HOH
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Previous HOH
Week 6 HOH Win
Food Win
POV Unable to Play
Week 7 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
Week 10 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Loss
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play

Voting History

Week Position Voted For With Majority?
2 Diane Henry No
3 Jase Wirey Yes
5 Used POV on Self James Rhine No
7 Erika Landin No
Used POV on Self James Rhine Yes
8 Used POV on Self Danielle Reyes Yes
9 Used POV on Self Will Kirby Sole Vote
10 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Mike Malin Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 1 (Co-HoH with Jase)
Alison Irwin AS
Week 4
Diane Henry
Week 6
Marcellas Reynolds
Week 8
George AS

Player History - Big Brother 14

Competition History

Week 1 Coaches Competition Loss
Week 2 Coaches Competition Win
Week 3 Coaches Competition Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Coach Phase
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Ineligible
2 Coach
3 Coach Reset Yes
4 Post-POV Nominee

Post Big Brother

Janelle Wedding

Janelle on her wedding day

  • On June 11, 2009 Janelle announced her engagement to Jess DeSanto. The two married in 2010.
  • Janelle gave birth to a baby girl on December 14th, 2011 and named her Violet Anne DeSanto.[2]
  • On August 10th, 2013, Janelle gave birth to a baby boy named Lincoln William DeSanto,[3] who shares the same birthday with one of Janelle's former alliance members of the Sovereign Six, Kaysar Ridha.
  • Her third child, Stella Rose DeSanto, was born on September 26th, 2014.[4]
  • Janelle Pierzina competed on a Big Brother Primetime Special of The Price is Right that aired on May 24, 2016.[5] Janelle and her partner, Geoffrey, won a hammock, hot tub, and pair of patio heaters and made it to the Showcase Showdown.[6] However, They lost the Showdown to Brian and former houseguest, Will Kirby. The charity Janelle was playing for was Cycle for Survival.[7]
  • Janelle is now a realtor.


  • She was the first person to lose his/her partner in Big Brother 6, as Ashlea Evans her ex-roommate and secret partner was evicted first.
  • Janelle won every America's Choice during her stay on Big Brother 6.
  • Janelle became the first houseguest to ever win the Fan Favorite Award during her stay on Big Brother All-Stars.
  • She was the first houseguest ever to Veto one of his/her own nominations.
  • Janelle is tied with Drew Daniel, Hayden Moss, Rachel Reilly, fellow BB14 houseguest Ian Terry, Aaryn Gries, Caleb Reynolds, Vanessa Rousso, and Steve Moses for the most official Head of Household competitions won in a single season, with four.
    • She, Aaryn, Caleb, and Vanessa are the the only ones to not win the game.
  • Janelle is one of four houseguests along with Mike "Boogie" Malin, Nikki Grahame, and Jade Goody to compete in three different seasons.
    • Mike has outlasted her in both of the two seasons they competed in together, but only two spots higher each time. Despite this, Janelle still has a higher placing average than Mike.
  • Janelle is one of nine people to compete in back-to-back seasons, with Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Kaysar Ridha, Jessie Godderz, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly, James Huling, and Da'Vonne Rogers.
  • She is currently one of four people to be evicted three times along with Brendon Villegas, Victor Arroyo and fellow BB6/BB7 houseguest Kaysar Ridha. She is the only female and only houseguest to be evicted in three different seasons.
  • Janelle is one of four people (Kaysar Ridha, George Allen Boswell, and James Rhine) to receive the same placement two seasons in a row (3rd place).
  • Big Brother 14 marks the first time Janelle has ever been evicted before the final three. It also marks the first time Janelle has never been on the jury.
  • Janelle is currently tied for the record for the most days spent in Big Brother U.S. out of returning contestants with 177 total days (76 in Big Brother 6, 67 in Big Brother All Stars, and 34 in Big Brother 14).
  • Janelle is tied with Daniele Donato for the most Power of Veto wins in one season, with 5.
  • Janelle holds the record for the most individual competitions won in a single season with 9, by winning 4 Head of Household's and 5 Power of Veto's. Janelle also holds the record for most individual competitions won in multiple seasons with 6 HOH's (tied with Rachel Reilly), 7 POV's, and 2 Coaches Competitions– making a total of 15 competitions.
  • Janelle was the only houseguest to win challenges on Team Janelle in Big Brother 14.
  • Janelle is the only female member of the Sovereign Six alliance to return for another season.
  • Janelle has used the Power of Veto more than any other HouseGuest (6 out of 7 wins)
  • Janelle has also been a favorite houseguest of many future houseguests most notably Rachel Reilly and Britney Haynes who Janelle would later compete against.
  • Janelle became the first female to win more than two PoVs in a single season.
  • Janelle in Big Brother All Stars, along with Jason Guy, Danielle Reyes in Big Brother 3, Kevin Campbell, Dan Gheesling in Big Brother 14, and Derrick Levasseur never faced eviction until Final 3.
  • Janelle was the last female to be nominated in Big Brother All Stars, being first put on the block in Week 5.
  • Janelle is the only female to win HoH multiple times in Big Brother All Stars in which she won 4 times.


Big Brother 6 House Guests
Big Brother All-Stars House Guests
BB7 Mike
BB7 Erika
BB7 Janelle
BB7 Will
BB7 George
BB7 Danielle
BB7 James
BB7 Howie
BB7 Marcellas
BB7 Kaysar
BB7 Diane
BB7 Jase
BB7 Nakomis
BB7 Allison
Big Brother 14 House Guests

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