Dick is one of four winners to employ this strategy.

When utilizing the selective competitive strategy, a houseguest will win only the competitions he or she deems necessary for staying in the House, many times pivotal competitions such as the Final Head of Household competition. The selective strategist worries about being evicted over appearing threatening, but believes that certain Head of Household or Power of Veto competitions are worth that risk. Examples of selective players include Dick Donato (Big Brother 8 & 13), Dan Gheesling (Big Brother 10 & 14), Elissa Slater (Big Brother 15), Derrick Levasseur (Big Brother 16), Vanessa Rousso and Steve Moses (Big Brother 17), Paul Abrahamian (Big Brother 19); Jason Roy and Shelby Stockton (Big Brother: Over The Top); Peter Brown and Alec Beall (Big Brother Canada 1), and Arlie Shaban (Big Brother Canada 2).