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Alexandra Rose "Alex" Ow was a houseguest on Big Brother 19 (US).

She was best known for her alliance with Jason Dent, a secret partnership with Paul Abrahamian, and her bitter rivalry with Kevin Schlehuber. Initially and frequently targeted by Jessica Graf, Alex was nominated as a replacement for Megan Lowder, who was initially nominated but had Walked from the game. She had scored the Veto and won a lot of competitions from there on, which sent out targets like Dominique Cooper and Cody Nickson.

When Jason was blindsided during the first half of the second Double Eviction, this left Alex as the odd one out. She managed to survive the second half by winning HoH. In the final 5, she was nominated. When Paul won the PoV, he decided not to save her, sealing his true alliance with Josh and Christmas, betraying her. Josh Martinez ultimately cast the tiebreaker vote against her with Paul casting a sympathy vote to evict Kevin, sending her out of the game. She placed 5th and was the seventh member of the jury.


Alex Ow Biography

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Age: 28
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Current city: Camarillo, CA
Occupation: Eco-friendly marketing rep
Three adjectives that describe you: Center of attention, hyper, and adorable.
Favorite activities: I love knitting, crocheting, baking, going to the gym, going out with friends, hanging out with my family, watching Netflix, hiking, dating, and being lazy. My spirit animal is a sloth. LOL.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Honestly, what will kill me the most is being on TV, but not being able to watch it. I listen to Netflix at work, and I watch like five straight hours of TV after dinner until I fall asleep. It'll be nice though for the TV detox!
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I love Nicole Franzel from Season 16 and the winner of Season 18! She's seriously a fan favorite. I find her the most honest and most relatable. While she did do some shady things, like turning her back on alliances, she was in it to win it and I respect the way she went about it. She reminds me of myself. We look all cute and cuddly, but we're here for one thing—to win Big Brother.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Yes. Standing at my fun-sized, 5-foot-nothing height might make me look like an easy target, and I anticipate that people in the house will overlook me and confuse my kindness for weakness. But I play for the long endgame, and that's to win. If they see me as a non-threat, I can fly under the radar until the stronger players are weeded out. Once this happens, I can show my true colors, but still, play as a "weakling." You don't want to show too much strength right away, but you want to be strong enough that people keep you in their alliances. I may be small but my mind is sharp. I can manipulate anyone, including boys! You don't want to show your cards all at once.
My life's motto is… Live life to the fullest!
What would you take into the house, and why?
- Family pictures. I am super-close to my family, especially my sister and nephew. People often mistake us for twins, even though we're five years apart and she looks way more Asian than me. Even when I lived cross country in New York, I always made it a point to Skype/FaceTime them. I had family dinner with them once a week via FaceTime, so I definitely would want pictures of them.
- Something to share with everyone the first day, like a small candy or something. Maybe candy leis? I love giving gifts and I'm sure it would help my chances of building strong alliances in the house.
- Hot sauce. I can't eat food without it and it has to be the brands I like. Not just any hot sauce.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I've had plastic surgery five times, but only once by choice. (My boobs.) Ain't no shame in this game, except my parents don't know, so let's keep that on the down-low.
- I am a self-taught crocheter, sewer, and knitter. I make bikinis, blankets, costumes, and all kinds of things from scratch. Thank you, YouTube and Google for being the greatest teachers out there.
- I beat Diablo 2 on Nightmare mode. If you aren't a nerd, this fact will mean nothing to you.
- I look photogenic in my pictures but it actually takes me a thousand pictures to find one good picture of myself. I bought myself a self-timer, so I wouldn't have to be embarrassed to ask someone to take a million selfies of me and I can get one with my eyes open for Instagram.
- I have beginner's luck. The first time I played slots at the Chumash Casino when I was 18, I won $4,000 off $40 bucks my mom gave me. I also won $5,000 off $20 the first time I played craps in Las Vegas.

Player History - Big Brother 19[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 Temptation Loss
Hit The Road Saved
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 4 House Challenge Not Picked
HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Temptation Survived
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
Temptation Survived
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Win
Temptation Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss

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
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 11

Den of Temptation History[]

Week 1 Loss
Week 2 Loss
Week 3 Loss
Week 4 Den of Temptation Phase Over
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Saved By Apple Cameron Heard Yes
Used POV on Self Christmas Abbott No
2 Nominated
4 House Challenger Paul Abrahamian Yes
Ramses Soto Yes
5 No Voting
6 Jessica Graf Yes
Elena Davies Yes
8 Matthew Clines No
9 Matthew Clines Yes
10 Vetoed Kevin Schlehuber No
11 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Josh Martinez Yes

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Dominique Cooper
Week 7
Matthew Clines
Cody Nickson
Matthew Clines
Day 79
Raven Walton

Post Big Brother[]


  • Alex is the first female since Rachel Reilly to win the first Power of Veto.
    • She is the first female since Daniele Briones to win it on her own, as Rachel's win was a duo POV.
  • Alex is the first female Asian-American HouseGuest since Helen Kim from Big Brother 15, to win Head of Household.
    • She is also the first Asian-American female to be Head of Household more than once. She would be followed by Kaycee Clark.
  • Alex is the fourth person to be on the block eviction night week 2, and win Head of Household week 3, following Dick Donato, Matt Hoffman, and Helen Kim.
  • Alex holds the record for most HoH wins of an Asian-American houseguest with three.
  • Alex won the most HoH competitions of all female houseguests in Big Brother 19 (US), with three wins.
  • Alex is tied with James Huling from Big Brother 17 (US) for the second most competitions won by an Asian-American in a season, with four wins each.
  • Alex is the most recent female to win the first Power of Veto competition.


Big Brother 19 (US) Houseguests
BB19 Small Josh
BB19 Small Paul
BB19 Small Christmas
BB19 Small Kevin
BB19 Small Alex
BB19 Small Raven
BB19 Small Jason
BB19 Small Matthew
BB19 Small Mark
BB19 Small Elena
BB19 Small Cody
BB19 Small Jessica
BB19 Small Ramses
BB19 Small Dominique
BB19 Small Jillian
BB19 Small Megan
BB19 Small Cameron