Team America
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Season Big Brother 16
Members Donny Thompson
Derrick Levasseur
Frankie Grande
Joey Van Pelt
Defectors Derrick Levasseur
Frankie Grande
Votes Against 20
HOHs 10 (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 11, Days 77 & 88)
Times Nominated 11 (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 & 12, Days 49 & 97)
Veto Wins 6 (Weeks 1, 3, 8 & 11, Days 49 & 77)
Lowest Placing Member Joey Van Pelt (16/16)
Highest Placing Member Derrick Levasseur (1/16)

Team America was a twist from Big Brother 16 in which America controls 3 of the houseguests that are put into this alliance. The first member was Joey Van Pelt, the second member was Donny Thompson, and the third and fourth were Derrick Levasseur and Frankie Grande.

Due to Joey being evicted before Team America was fully formed, an additional player was drafted into the alliance. It's unclear if Donny ever knew that Joey was in the alliance to begin with.

Shortly before Frankie was evicted, both he and Derrick were called into the Diary Room and informed that if either of them wins the game, that person will receive $50,000 in addition to the $500,000 prize.




Task No. Options America's Selection Description Result
1 A: Get two HouseGuests to kiss and then spread rumors that they are in a showmance. B Team America decided to spread the rumor that Zach was related to Amanda Zuckerman from Big Brother 15. Passed
B: Get three other HouseGuests to spread a rumor that someone in the game is related to a past HouseGuest.
2 A: Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a floater B Team America agreed that Amber was a physical threat; Frankie, as Head of Household, nominated Amber for eviction. Passed
B: Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a physical threat
3 A: hide one housequest's personal items and convince him or her publicly blame other houseguest to doing it. B Team America thought it would be a good idea to have Zach try and argue with Christine and/or Nicole at the nomination ceremony. When that failed, they convinced him to argue with Amber. However, Amber didn't talk back to Zach, and they failed their mission. Failed
B: make the two housequest arguing either during nominations or veto meeting
4 A: vote against majority of the house and publicly accuse two other houseguest at the eviction fallout A Donny didn't want to publicly accuse two other houseguest at the eviction fallout since it was too risky for his game. Therefore, Derrick and Donny voted with the house and failed the mission. Frankie was ineligible to vote due to being the HOH. Failed
B: make the two of the team america member become heads of household by winning themselves and/or by make other houseguest throwing it
5 A: convince one houseguest to put on the block as pawn and evicting them A Due to the circumstances of the game, with Donny on the block, Team America decided that they could not complete the mission.  Failed
B: each team america member create and name the fake side alliance with the houesguest they trust the least


  • This is the only alliance Derrick Levasseur was in without Cody Calafiore.
    • This is mainly because the alliance was formed by America, and they did not choose to include Cody.
  • The total earnings from Team America were as follows:
    • Donny earned $15,000 from completing three missions.
    • Frankie earned $20,000 from completing four missions.
    • Derrick earned $70,000 from completing four missions and winning the season.
Big Brother 16 Alliances
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