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Amber Nichol Borzotra was a houseguest on Big Brother 16. In week 1, Amber became the first female member of the Bomb Squad along with Christine Brecht. After the downfall of the alliance, Amber was alienated from the new Detonators alliance made of former Bomb Squad members. Believing Amber to be the biggest threat to the alliance, The Detonators targeted her. In Week 5, she was backdoored and evicted by a 9-0 vote, placing 12th.


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Age: 26
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Current City: North Hollywood, Calif.
Occupation: Esthetician
Three adjectives that describe you: Courageous, free spirit and nurturing.
Favorite Activities: I like to hike, kayak, rock climb, yoga, spelunking, horseback riding, write, late-night cow tipping, skinny dipping, streaking, prank calling, playing in Wal-Mart, dirt bikes and skeet shooting.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Not being able to talk to my mom, sister, or best friend any time I want and not having all the food I want to eat.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: It's all a secret! When money is on the line, I'll do anything it takes to win. Well, ALMOST anything.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I like Howard just because he was good looking. At the end of the day this is a game, I just like pretty people!
What are you afraid of: Spiders, snakes and having to eat bananas.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Going an entire year without sex or out on a date.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Sh*t could be worse...
What would you take into the house and why: Walkie Talkies just because they're fun, my karaoke machine for sleepless nights and a camera for memories. I just want to have a good time!
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: I would enjoy my moment, but still stay humble. I would love to take my family on a vacation, pay it forward and make sure my mother never had to work again. I would like to pay off my debts and maybe one day become an entertainment or ESPN host.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 16

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Win
BOTB Dethroned
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked

Have/Have-Not History

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

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Joey Van Pelt Yes
2 Dethroned HOH Paola Shea Yes
3 BOTB Winner Devin Shepherd Yes
4 BOTB Winner Brittany Martinez Yes
5 Post-POV Nominee

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2

Post Big Brother


Amber's Cast Photo for The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies

  • Amber competed on The Challenge: Double Agents[2] alongside Josh, Fessy, Kaycee, Celebrity Big Brother 2 (US) contestant Lolo Jones and Celebrity Big Brother 22 (UK) contestant Gabby Allen.[3] After everyone was instructed to freely choose anyone of the opposite gender to be their partner at the start of the game, she and Darrell Taylor chose each other. In Episode 14, Darrell was eliminated by Cory Wharton, leaving Amber as a Rogue Agent. In Episode 15, Kyle Christie's partner was eliminated, and as the male Rogue Agent, he was partnered with Amber by default. In Episode 16, after winning her Elimination, Amber chose to separate herself from Kyle and Infiltrate Fessy and Nany González's partnership, stealing Fessy from Nany and making him her new partner. In Episode 17, Fessy won the Final Elimination and chose to Infiltrate Kaycee and Leroy Garrett, pairing himself up with Kaycee again before the Final Challenge, while Amber was left as the last Rogue Agent of the season and was paired with CT Tamburello by default. After maintaining a lead ahead of the other three teams and winning every checkpoint, Amber and CT reached the finish line first and were ultimately crowned the winners of The Challenge: Double Agents, CT's fourth win in the series and Amber's first, making her the first Big Brother player to become a Challenge Champion.
  • Amber is currently competing on The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies alongside Fessy, Josh, Kaycee, Big Brother Nigeria 4 contestants Esther Agunbiade and Symply Tacha, and Big Brother 17 (UK) runner-up Hughie Maughan.[4] While she was not in the initial cast, once Josh's partner Lauren Coogan was disqualified, Amber was brought in the game to replace her and automatically became Josh's partner.


  • She is the first female to win Head of Household in Big Brother 16. She was followed by Nicole and Christine.
  • Amber is the first houseguest to win the Battle of the Block competition twice.
  • Amber is the only houseguest to be dethroned as HOH and not make the jury phase in Big Brother 16.
  • Amber along with Brittany Martinez (who appeared in the same episode) are the only houseguests to appear on America's Most Funniest Videos.
  • Amber was always nominated after she won her HOH, however she was never nominated before her HOH.
  • It is heavily rumored that Amber was an alternate for Christmas Abbott on Big Brother 22 (US), going through quarantine and sequester, but was ultimately unused. She went onto compete on The Challenge: Double Agents instead.


Big Brother 16 (US) Houseguests