Bayleigh Amethyst Dayton[2] was a houseguest on Big Brother 20 (US) and Big Brother 22 (US).

Best known for her showmance with Chris Williams, Bayleigh was aligned with the ill-fated FOUTTE Alliance, which suffered multiple blindsides during the early stages of the game, including that of her showmance partner, Chris Williams, when he was backdoored in Week 2 by his ally, Kaitlyn Herman. Fortunately for her, in Week 3 America granted her the Power App, Identity Theft, which gave her the chance to change the nominations at any one Nomination Ceremony until the Final 8. Despite becoming the HOH in Week 5, her reign was disastrous as she told Rachel Swindler about her Power App in an attempt to reassure her about being nominated as a pawn, but ended up having members of the rival alliance, Level Six, finding out after Rachel spilled the beans. Bayleigh and the rest of her allies were blindsided when Rachel was betrayed by her own alliance and voted out by a vote of 5-4, allowing their target, Brett Robinson, to remain in the game. Lulled into a false sense of security by Level Six member, Angela Rummans, Bayleigh failed to play her Power App in Week 6 and was nominated at the Veto Ceremony. After getting into a heated argument with Tyler Crispen, she was backdoored by a vote of 6-1, as she was seen as a larger threat than her alliance member, Rockstar Lantry. She ended up placing 11th and becoming the first member of the jury.


Bayleigh Dayton Biography

Age: 25
Hometown: Lees Summit, MO
Current city: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Flight attendant
Three adjectives that describe you: Engulfing, adventurous, and unpredictable.
Favorite activities: Yoga (I am a certified yoga instructor), binge-watching random TV shows and Marvel movies (I'm a major Marvel girl), and traveling.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Not psyching myself out. It's obviously a game and I am a competitor hands down, but I have seen how quickly people turn on one another, so it will be hard to trust anyone in there. Plus, I call people out in real life so keeping my thoughts to myself and not showing my reactions on my face is hard.

Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I loveeeeeeee Donny Thompson. He is just the most fun-loving and sweet man ever. You rarely run across genuine hearts but he was as real as it gets.

Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
I want to be Miss Congeniality [and] not be fake or too nice. [I want to] just be that girl that people feel comfortable around but still dominates in the competitions. I want to stay clear of the drama and let the bombs self-destruct. But I also want everyone to fear me just a little. My dad always said that defense wins games. So let's just say, my D is going to be full coverage.
My life's motto is...
Learn to walk with kings and queens, but never lose the common touch. It's easy to start pumping your head up with nonsense when you feel like you've accomplished a little and I've seen a lot of people lose their head once they start succeeding. My goal is to always know where I come from and who I am supposed to be serving. A wise man once said, "Be humble. Sit down."
What would you take into the house and why?

  • My Bible because I need to stay close to God and keep my calm.
  • My yoga mat because I am absolutely sure that I will need to do some meditating in that house.
  • My camera! I want to capture the memories and, plus, I will need content for Instagram.

Fun facts about yourself:

  • I'm the first-ever African-American Miss Missouri.
  • I'm a closet "dweeb" who loves cartoons and Marvel Comics.
  • I was once was on a flight where the engine blew.
  • I get hit on every day while being a flight attendant.[3]

Retrieved from CBS
Age: 27
Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Model
Previous season: Big Brother 20. Bayleigh had a showmance with fellow Houseguest Swaggy C.; they're now married.
Three adjectives that describe you: Sassy, sensitive, and sporty.
Favorite activities: My favorite activities include yoga, playing with my dog (Velvet), and dates with my husband (Swaggy).
Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
The first time I played Big Brother, I was distracted by a showmance and a pregnancy. Now, I have no distractions and I'm ready to play.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
My only concern is not letting my emotions get to me. If I am irritated, people will know it. So, maintaining a good attitude and being nice will be my biggest hump.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I love Janelle. I think she is beautiful, smart, and underrated.
What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to align with a strong competitor, keep my mouth shut, and play the social game! Be loveable, but non-threatening.
How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I didn't have a strategy last time I played. I just was going with the flow.
Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Since the last time I was on the show, I am so much more aware of my emotions and I have worked on my communication skills!
My life's motto is…
"Walk with Kings and Queens but never lose the common touch."
What would you take into the house and why?
-My bible
-My yoga mat
-My dog
Fun facts about yourself:
-I have been to all 50 states.
-I used to be a flight attendant.
-I am the only woman of color to ever be crowned Miss Missouri USA.
-I met my husband on television.
-I am a yoga instructor.[4]

Player History - Big Brother 20 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Punishment Survived
Punishment Ineligible
Immunity Ineligible
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 Re-Entry Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Previous HOH
Hacker Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 Evicted
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10 Re-Entry Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have-Not
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have

BB App Store History

Week 1 Access Denied
Week 2 Access Denied
Week 3 Power App
Week 4 BB App Store Phase Over
Week 5
Week 6

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Sam Bledsoe No
2 Winston Hines No
3 Brett Robinson No
4 Kaitlyn Herman Yes
6 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Kaycee Clark Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 5
BB20 Small Rachel

Player History - Big Brother 22 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
Safety Suite Sat Out
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Safety Suite Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Safety Suite Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
BB Basement Loss
POV Loss

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 Keesha Smith Yes
2 Nicole Anthony Yes
3 Janelle Pierzina Yes
4 Kaysar Ridha Yes
5 Nominated

Post Big Brother

Dayton Family Feud

The Dayton Family's Family Feud promotional shot.

  • Bayleigh and her family appeared on Family Feud during the November 12th, 2018 episode, before continuing onto the November 13th episode. This was filmed before her time on Big Brother 20 (US). [5]
  • After getting engaged during the BB20 finale, Bayleigh & Swaggy C secretly got married on his 24th birthday, February 17, 2019.[6]
    • Almost a year later, on New Year's Day 2020, they officially announced their marriage and started wearing their wedding rings.[7]
  • Bayleigh appeared alongside Swaggy, Brett and Winston to promote Love Island before the Week 2 Power of Veto competition of Big Brother 21 (US).
    • The four also flew out to Fiji to do pre-season press for Love Island.[8]
  • Swaggy and Bayleigh would once again appear on BB21, this time in person, to host the Week 11 Head of Household competition.
  • Bayleigh and Swaggy appeared in the third episode of the 19th season of Say Yes to the Dress which aired on July 25, 2020.[9]


Bayleigh Challenge 35

Bayleigh's Cast Photo for The Challenge: Total Madness

  • Bayleigh competed on The Challenge: Total Madness[10] alongside Swaggy, Fessy, Kaycee, Josh, Celebrity Big Brother 18 (UK) winner Stephen Bear, and HaAh HaGadol VIP 3 winner Asaf Goren.[11] She ended up making it to the Final Challenge and tore her ACL during the first checkpoint. After surviving the first two checkpoints, the round winners were allowed to stay in a warm building and sleep while the others had to sit outside in the snow next to a fire all night. Bayleigh was one of the others, so this twist, alongside her injury, took too much of a toll on her, so she pulled herself from the Final, placing third out of the final four women and seventh out of all nine finalists.


  • Bayleigh is the first houseguest to get pregnant while in the Big Brother house, as she and her Showmance partner, Chris Williams, conceived a child during Week 2 before his eviction. Bayleigh found out during Week 6, the day before she got nominated for eviction as a replacement nominee. Unfortunately, while in the Jury house, she suffered a miscarriage.[12]


External Links

Big Brother 20 (US) Houseguests
BB20 Small Kaycee
BB20 Small Tyler
BB20 Small JC
BB20 Small Angela
BB20 Small Sam
BB20 Small Brett
BB20 Small Haleigh
BB20 Small Scottie
BB20 Small Faysal
BB20 Small Angie
BB20 Small Bayleigh
BB20 Small Rachel
BB20 Small Kaitlyn
BB20 Small Winston
BB20 Small Chris
BB20 Small Steve

Big Brother 22 (US) Houseguests
BB22 Small Cody
BB22 Small Enzo
BB22 Small Nicole F
BB22 Small Christmas
BB22 Small Memphis
BB22 Small Tyler
BB22 Small Dani
BB22 Small David
BB22 Small Kevin
BB22 Small Da'Vonne
BB22 Small Ian
BB22 Small Bayleigh
BB22 Small Kaysar
BB22 Small Janelle
BB22 Small Nicole A
BB22 Small Keesha
Final Head of Household Parts 1 & 2
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