Rachel Reilly


Rachel Reilly

Houseguest Profile
Born October 16, 1984 (1984-10-16) (age 33)
Hometown Las Vegas, NV
Occupation Cocktail Waitress
Season History
Big Brother 12
Status Jury Member
Place 9th
Votes Against 6
Loyalties Brendon Villegas
HoH Wins 2 (Weeks 2 & 4)
Times Nominated 2 (Weeks 1 & 5)
Vetos Wins 0
Days 41
Other Prizes $5,000
Big Brother 13
Status Winner
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)
Vetos Wins 2 (Weeks 1 & 8)
Days 75
Social Media
Twitter RachelEReilly

Rachel Reilly is the winner of Big Brother 13, who first appeared on Big Brother 12.

In Season 12, Rachel caused significant drama for her overbearing personality, which led to her getting into verbal fights with her fellow houseguests. When she was nominated against her only ally Brendon Villegas in week 5, she was evicted unanimously for being seen as the more significant threat of the duo. She placed 9th and was the first member of the jury. 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 later in the game, her second partner was Jordan Lloyd. When Brendon was evicted in Week 6, Rachel was in the house for the first time ever without him, and could play the game with less distraction, instead focusing on strategy. Rachel also dominated in competitions; winning 4 HoHs and 2 PoVs. Rachel ultimately won the game in a close 4-3 jury vote.

Despite her constant irritation to other houseguests and viewers because of her grating laugh and frequent crying, 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, having won every endurance competition she competed in.


Retrieved from

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.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 12

Competition History

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 History

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

Voting History

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

HOH History

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

Player History - Big Brother 13

Competition History

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 History

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 History

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 History

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

Post Big Brother


Brendan & Rachel's cast photo for The Amazing Race 24

The Amazing Race

  • In late 2011, Rachel & Brendon competed on the twentieth season of The Amazing Race as an engaged couple and ultimately finished in third place.[8]
  • 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.[9]
  • During the Summer of 2018, it was announced that Rachel would be competing alongside her sister Elissa Slater in the thirty-first The Amazing Race alongside fellow Big Brother (U.S.), Survivor & The Amazing Race contestants.[10]



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
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Porsche13 Small
Adam13 Small
Jordan13 Small
Kalia13 Small
Shelley13 Small
Jeff13 Small
Daniele13 Small
Brendon13 Small
Lawon13 Small
Dominic13 Small
Cassi13 Small
Keith13 Small
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