Rachel Reilly


Rachel Reilly

Season Big Brother 13
Place 1st
Votes Against 2
Votes To Win 4
Alliances Veterans
Loyalties Brendon Villegas
Jeff Schroeder
Jordan Lloyd
Porsche Briggs
Duo Partner 1st - Brendon Villegas
2nd - Jordan Lloyd
HOH Wins 4 (Weeks 1, 3, 9, and 10)
Times Nominated 5 (Weeks 4, 5, Day 55, Week 8 &
Day 69)
Veto Wins 2 (Weeks 1 & 8)
Days 75

Jury Member
Season Big Brother 12
Place 9th
Votes Against 6
Loyalties Brendon Villegas
HOH Wins 2 (Weeks 2 & 4)
Times Nominated 2 (Weeks 1 & 5)
Veto Wins 0
Days 41
Other Prizes $5,000
Twitter RachelEReilly

Rachel Reilly was a houseguest on Big Brother 12 in which she finished in ninth place and became the first member of the jury, & the winner of Big Brother 13.

In season 12, Rachel caused major drama for her overbearing personality, which led her getting into verbal fights with her fellow houseguests. When she was nominated against her only ally Brendon Villegas in week 5, she was unanimously evicted for being seen as the bigger threat of the duo. She would cast her jury vote for Lane Elenburg, feeling he had played the best social game.

She returned to the game in Big Brother 13 as part of the season duo twist, being partnered with her now husband Brendon Villegas. When the duo twist was released back onto the house for a week, her second partner was Jordan Lloyd. Rachel finished as the victorious winner of Big Brother 13.

Despite her constant irritation to houseguests and viewers, she and Brendon ("Brenchel") developed a huge fan base. Due to her competition prowess, she is considered one of the greatest physical players in the show's history(Any endurance competitions she took part in, she won that endurance competition).


Retrieved from

Big Brother 12Edit

Name: Rachel Reilly
Age: 26
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nev.
Occupation: Chemistry Graduate Student/VIP Cocktail Waitress
Three adjectives that describe you: Bubbly, effervescent and adventurous
Favorite activities: Painting, working out, doing anything outdoors, watching movies with friends, playing with my dog, getting dressed up and going on dates.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Having your entire life televised
Strategy for winning Big Brother: I would hustle like I do at work when I get men to buy me champagne.
What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house: Negative people - those who don't see the beauty in life and don't understand how fortunate we are to be alive.
A recurring theme on Big Brother is "expect the unexpected." How would you handle "the unexpected:" I would welcome it - I'm always expecting the unexpected. My life in Vegas is like a show, I welcome the spice of life. Bring it on!
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: I like Laura the most because she stuck up for what she believed.
What are you afraid of: I hate spiders!!!!!!
Finish this sentence: "My life's motto is:" Try everything out the world has to offer and always keep a smile on your face. Make the world a better place.
Is there anything else you want the fans to know about yourself: I have so many facets to my personality. I'm a model, a cocktail server, a chemist, a student, a charity head... I have life experiences to share.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 12Edit

Competition HistoryEdit

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Win
Luxury Win
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not HistoryEdit

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

Voting HistoryEdit

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
3 Andrew Gordon Yes
5 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Lane Elenburg No

HOH HistoryEdit

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2
Square-Monet Stunson
Week 4
Square-Kristen Bitting

Player History - Big Brother 13Edit

Competition HistoryEdit

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

Have/Have-Not HistoryEdit

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 9
Week 10

Voting HistoryEdit

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
2 Cassi Colvin Yes
4 Vetoed Jordan Lloyd No
5 Nominated
6 Shelly Moore No
7 Daniele Donato Yes
8 Used POV on Self Shelly Moore Yes
9 HOH Kalia Booker Yes (Tiebreaker)
Post-POV Nominee
10 HOH Adam Poch Sole Vote
Finale Winner

HOH HistoryEdit

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 1
Week 3
Week 9
Week 10 (Final HoH)
Adam13 (square)

Post Big BrotherEdit


Brendan & Rachel's promotion shot for the Amazing Race 20

  • In late 2011, Rachel & Brendon competed on twentieth season of The Amazing Race as a engaged couple and ultimately finished in third place.[2]
  • Rachel & Brendan married on September 8th, 2012.[3]
  • In late 2013, Rachel & Brendon competed on the second All-Stars season of The Amazing Race as a team of newlyweds. Brendon & Rachel won three legs and became the first team to make it to the final leg twice. However, Brendon & Rachel finished the race in third place again.
  • During her pregnancy, Rachel competed on a Big Brother edition of The Price is Right Primetime Special that aired on May 24, 2016.[4] Rachel and her partner, Lisa won $3,000 while playing their pricing game. However, Rachel and Lisa failed to make it to the Showcase Showdown.[5]
  • Rachel & Brendon's first child, a daughter named Adora Borealis Villegas[6], was born on April 8th, 2016.[7]


  • Rachel is the only female houseguest in Big Brother 12 to win HOH twice. In fact she won 2 of the 3 HOH's won by a female in her season.
  • Rachel has made an appearance in every season of Big Brother since her inaugural season.
    • In seasons 12 and 13, she was a contestant, in season 14, she appeared as a punishment by Pandora's Box for Ian Terry, in season 15, she was seen handing the key to her sister and contestant Elissa Slater, in season 16, she appeared as a guest commentator, in season 17 she and Brendon announced her pregnancy, and in season 18, when she was in a segment showing her newborn baby, Adora.
    • Rachel appeared in Big Brother 14, in a video for Ian Terry which he had to watch after he opened Pandora's Box. She annoyed Ian and gave him advice on how to win the game, useless to anyone but herself. Ironically, he actually did end up winning the game.
  • Rachel, along with Mike "Boogie" Malin and Nicole Franzel, are the only Houseguests to win the game on their second attempt.
    • Coincidentally, both her and Malin were the fifth Houseguest evicted in the first season they played in.
  • Rachel is the only winner to have a sibling play in a future season.
  • Rachel is the third House Guest (and second female) to win the first Head of Household competition and win the game following Lisa Donahue and Hayden Moss. She would be followed by Nicole Franzel
  • Rachel shares the record for earliest multiple HoH wins with Jessie Godderz , having won the first HoH and the third HoH in her second season.
  • Rachel is tied with Steve Moses and Morgan Willett for being the most nominated winner in Big Brother history, with 5.
  • Rachel is tied with Ian Terry and Steve Moses for the most competitions won by winner in a single season of Big Brother, with 6.
    • She is the first and only female to accomplish this.
  • Rachel is one of nine Houseguests that have played in back-to-back seasons (the others being Janelle Pierzina, Kaysar Ridha, Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Jessie Godderz, Brendon Villegas, Da'Vonne Rogers and James Huling). She was, however, the only person of the nine to make the finals in either of their appearances.
  • Rachel has 8 competitions won in total (6 HoH's 2 PoV's).
    • She is tied for the most HOH wins in multiple seasons with Janelle Pierzina with six.
  • Rachel is one of eight houseguests who has crossed over to or from another CBS reality show. The other seven being Alison Irwin, Jeff Schroeder, Jordan Lloyd and Brendon Villegas who later appeared on The Amazing Race; Hayden Moss and Caleb Reynolds who competed on Survivor; and Jeff Weldon and Jackie Ibarra, who were originally from The Amazing Race, being the first to cross over into Big Brother.
    • Rachel and Brendon are the only two to cross over twice, with both times being on The Amazing Race.
  • Rachel won every endurance competition that she took part in(Going Banana's, Due Go Over, and Big Brother Mixer)
  • Rachel and Elissa are the third pair of relatives to compete on Big Brother. Michael Ellis and Nakomis Dedmon along with Adria Klein and Natalie Carroll are the first with Dick and Daniele Donato being the second.


Preceded by
Season 12
BB12 Hayden Small
Hayden Moss
Season 13
Rachel13 Small
Rachel Reilly
Succeeded by
Season 14
Ian Terry
Big Brother 12 House Guests
Square-Hayden Moss
Square-Lane Elenburg
Square-Enzo Palumbo
Square-Britney Haynes
Square-Ragan Fox
Square-Brendon Villegas
Square-Matt Hoffman
Square-Kathy Hillis
Square-Rachel Reilly
Square-Kristen Bitting
Square-Andrew Gordon
Square-Monet Stunson
Square-Annie Whittington
Big Brother 13 House Guests
Rachel13 Small
Porsche13 Small
Adam13 Small
Jordan13 Small
Kalia13 Small
Shelley13 Small
Jeff13 Small
Daniele13 Small
Brendon13 Small
Lawon13 Small
Dominic13 Small
Cassi13 Small
Keith13 Small
Dick13 Small

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