Michele Noonan
Houseguest Profile
Born June 16, 1982 (1982-06-16) (age 35)
Hometown Pasadena, CA
Occupation Neuroscientist
Season History
Big Brother 11
Status Jury Member
Place 4th
Votes Against 1
Loyalties Russell Kairouz
Jeff Schroeder
Jordan Lloyd
Casey Turner
Clique Brains
HoH Wins 1 (Week 6)
Times Nominated 3 (Weeks 3, 8 & 9)
Vetos Wins 3 (Weeks 3, 4 & 8)
Days 66
Other Prizes $2,563
Social Media

Michele Ross (née Noonan) was a houseguest on Big Brother 11. Michele was a member of the Brains Clique and was the respective Brains representative at the Final 4. Michele was the ninth player evicted, by the sole vote of Kevin Campbell, placing fourth and becoming the fifth member of the jury due to fellow Brains member Chima Simone being expelled.

Michele had the misfortune of being disliked and overviewed as a player. Because of this, she got into many arguments with the houseguests and was deemed the season's villain even though she wasn't seen that way to viewers.


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Hardworking, creative and intelligent, Michele is most proud of earning her Ph.D. in Neuroscience. It's a tool that could help her enter the BIG BROTHER house with an edge over the competition. She's a neuroscientist who has extensively studied the mind and is sure she can spot a lie a mile away.

Michele's motto in life is "don’t sweat the small stuff," which is something she needs to continually remind herself. In the past, she’s had a tough time controlling her emotions and was often extremely stressed, but she was able to overcome her issues and get back on track.

She described herself as a news-junkie and is not sure how she’ll cope without the Internet, but is sure her fellow Houseguests will provide hours of entertainment.

Michele is a self-proclaimed nerd and former band geek who is always the smartest person in the room. She used to get beat up in school for being too smart and is now ready to get revenge for all the smart kids.

Michele's strategy going into the game is to try to win challenges without actually dominating the competitions. She figures that will help her stay under the radar, while her people skills will her keep her a favorite in the house.

Michele was born and raised in Iselin, New Jersey. She has been married for three years. Her birth date is June 16, 1982. [1]

Player History - Big Brother 11

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
Week 4 HOH Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Win
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have-Not
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have-Not
Week 8 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 9

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Chima Simone No
2 Clique Immunity Laura Crosby Yes
3 Used POV on Self Casey Turner Yes
4 POV Holder Ronnie Talbott Yes
5 Nominations Void
Jessie Godderz Yes
Lydia Tavera Yes
7 Russell Kairouz Yes
8 Used POV on Self Jordan Lloyd No
9 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Jordan Lloyd Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 6

Post Big Brother

  • After Big Brother, she authored "Train Your Brain To Get Thin".[2]
  • Michele co-founded GreenStone.[3].
  • She is now married to Todd Ross. She now goes by Michele Ross.


  • Michele had the shortest HOH reign out of any houseguest, not counting Fast Forward Evictions, only being HOH for a day after Chima Simone was expelled the very next day.
  • Michele and Lydia Tavera are the first bisexual women to compete on Big Brother (US).
  • Michele is tied with BB15 houseguests Elissa Slater and Helen Kim, and BB18 houseguest Corey Brooks, and BB19 houseguests Mark Jansen and Josh Martinez for the most weeks spent being a Have-Not in a single season (four weeks).
  • Michele along with Kristen Bitting was on the dating show Baggage.
  • Michele is a big contributor to Big Brother Wiki.
  • Out of all houseguests in Big Brother 11, Michele won the most competitions with 4 (1 HoH & 3 PoVs).
  • She was the only female to win the PoV multiple times in Big Brother 11.
  • She was a Have-Not every other week during the Have-Not phase.


Big Brother 11 House Guests