Rachel Reilly was a houseguest on Big Brother 12in 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 13as 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 Brother13.
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.
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Big Brother 12
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.
In late 2011, Rachel & Brendon competed on twentieth season of The Amazing Race as a engaged couple and ultimately finished in third place.
Rachel & Brendan married on September 8th, 2012.
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 26, 2016. Rachel and her partner won $3,000 while playing their pricing game. However, Rachel and her partner failed to make it to the Showcase Showdown.
Rachel & Brendon's first child, a daughter named Adora Borealis Villegas, was born on April 8th, 2016.
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.