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Bayleigh Pelham is the winner of Big Brother Canada 12.

As a feminist and a girl from Nova Scotia, Bayleigh joined Big Sisters and East Coast Alliance at the beginning of the game. However, both alliances crumbled in Week 2 when Vivek Sabbarwal told Victoria Woghiren about East Coast Alliance, which led to a heated argument between Bayleigh and Vivek, and Victoria backdoored her ally Donna Marshall. Bayleigh became the main target during Week 3 & 4 by Vivek and Elijah Kazlauskas, who even laid a backdoor plan to get her out. However, Bayleigh maintained her relationship with the girls, as Kayla Clennon used the Power of Veto to save her from the block in Week 3 and Lexus Jackson kept the noms the same the week after, making her safe from being backdoored. When Victoria won the Executive Veto, Bayleigh managed to persuade Victoria to used the Veto on Todd and get her rival Vivek evicted. Since then, Bayleigh had worked on her relationship with Anthony Douglas, who also had targeted her for the first couple of weeks, while still maintaining her relationship with both Todd Clements and the girls remaining.

In the Movie Night Massacre, Bayleigh clutched out safety and put Victoria on the HOH spot, making her another enemy Elijah evicted. Bayleigh then won the Power of Veto in Week 6, which not only allowed her to save Todd, but also kept her from being Avery Martin's potential backdoor target. In Week 7, Bayleigh was once again nominated by Tola Eam as a pawn, alongside Avery as the target. Although Todd didn't use the Power of Veto, which she agreed, her relationship with Anthony paid off for the first time when Avery was evicted by a vote of 3-1. During the Double Eviction, Bayleigh dictated Victoria to nominated Lexus and Tola, with Tola being the target. The plan was successful as Tola was evicted with a unanimous vote.

During Week 8, Bayleigh's relationship with Anthony paid off for the second time as Anthony decided to pawned Lexus instead of her in order to backdoor Victoria. Bayleigh won her first Head of Household in Final 4, she decided to target Anthony, but still kept him off the block as the rest of the week would be controlled by the veto winner. Although her planned backfired as Lexus won the final POV and sent Todd to the Jury, her relationship with Anthony worked out the third time when Anthony won the Final HOH and considered Bayleigh as the more beatable one and evicted Lexus instead. It turned out most of the jury members, especially Victoria and Lexus, who were betrayed by Anthony, were bothered by his multiple lies when regarding himself as loyalty. Bayleigh's more straightforward and honest game and her ability to not be manipulated earned her the win with a 6-1 vote, making her the fourth female winner in Big Brother Canada series, and the first newbie to win over a veteran in Big Brother Canada.


Bayleigh Pelham Biography

Retrieved from
Age: 34
Pronouns: She/Her
Zodiac: Libra
Hometown: Halifax, N.S.
Occupation: Bartender
Relationship Status: In a Relationship
Why do you think you were selected to be on BBCAN12?
I’m confident, unfiltered, and persistent.
What is your strategy going into the house?
I want to be underestimated. I want to influence every decision but try not to get blood on my hands until I have to and then dominate.
What aspect of your personality do you think will shine the most?
My energy and intensity.
What strengths do you bring that will help you in POV/HOH challenges?
My athletic ability and strategic thinking.
What part of the Big Brother Canada experience are you most excited for?
The competitions.
What part of the Big Brother Canada experience do you think will be the hardest for you?
Not seeing my girlfriend and dog.
What’s the first thing you would buy with the grand prize winnings?
I would buy an amazing trip and experience for me and my girlfriend.
What legacy do you hope to leave behind after your time on BBCAN12?
Be the biggest baddie female to ever play.

Fill in the Blank:
My idea of a perfect day includes: a huge breakfast, go to the park with my girlfriend and dog, a fun activity and then popcorn on the couch watching a movie.
My biggest pet peeve is: entitled people.
My greatest strength is: being authentic.
My biggest fear is: being the only one around in a medical emergency.
My most prized possession is: my dog.
The best advice I’ve ever received is: control the controllables.
My hidden talent is: solving a Rubik's Cube.
Most spontaneous thing I’ve done is: woke up in the middle of the night and booked a flight across the world.
If I could possess any superpower, it would be: invisibility.
My celebrity lookalike is: Kristin Cavallari.
My celebrity crush is: Rihanna.
When I’m stressed, I cope by: exercise and be in nature.
If I could only eat one thing in the house, it would be: tacos.
I get along best with people who: are motivated, funny and more patient than me.
My friends/family would describe me as someone who: marches to the beat of her own drum.
A personal accomplishment I am most proud of is: fighting for myself during my darkest time and making it out on the other side.

Rapid Fire:
Popularity contest or under-the-radar strategy? Under-the-radar strategy
Gut instinct or logic? Gut instinct
Competition beast or floater? Competition beast
Intellectual skills or physical strength? Both
No sleep or no food? No sleep
Master manipulator or straightforward honesty? Straightforward honesty
Win at all costs, or maintain your integrity? Win at all costs
Showmance or nomance? Nomance[1]

Player History - Big Brother Canada 12[]

Competition/Task History[]

Week 1 Entourage Loss
HOH Entourage Won
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Luxury Win
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Executive Veto Rejected
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Secret Mission Ineligible
Week 6 Immunity Win
HOH Ineligible
POV Ineligible
HOH Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Loss

Have/Have-Not History[]

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have-Not
Week 8 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 9

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Entourage Immunity Janine Holmes Yes
2 Elijah Kazlauskas No
3 Vetoed Dinis Freitas Yes
4 Nominations Void
Vivek Sabbarwal Yes
5 Matthew Wong Yes
6 Immune Elijah Kazlauskas Yes
POV Holder Kayla Clennon Yes
7 Nominated
Tola Eam Yes
8 Victoria Woghiren Yes
Finale Winner

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 9
Todd Clements

Post Big Brother[]


  • Bayleigh is the first and currently the only Canadian Houseguest to break the First to Enter Curse and win their season.
  • Bayleigh is the first Canadian new player and the first female to win in a season where there were returning houseguests.
    • She is the first Canadian player to beat a returning player in the Final Two.
    • She is the first female winner in Big Brother Canada since Paras Atashnak.
  • Bayleigh is the only female in Big Brother Canada 12 to win only one Head of Household Competition.
  • Bayleigh is the first female Canadian winner to receive an eviction vote.
  • Bayleigh is the oldest winner at the time of filming in the Canadian Version of Big Brother at 34.
  • Following the conclusion of Big Brother Canada 12, it was revealed that Bayleigh and Big Brother Canada 11 winner Ty McDonald were previously in a relationship prior to his season, before they went on to win back-to-back seasons of Big Brother Canada. Bayleigh also revealed that she was going to be on season 11 but couldn't because Ty got cast first.[2]


  1. Get to Know Bayleigh Pelham. Big Brother Canada (28 February 2024). Retrieved on 28 February 2024.

External Links[]

Preceded by
Season 11
Canada11 Small Ty
Ty McDonald
Season 12
Canada12 Small Bayleigh
Bayleigh Pelham
Succeeded by
Big Brother Canada 12 Houseguests
Canada12 Small Bayleigh
Canada12 Small Anthony
Canada12 Small Lexus
Canada12 Small Todd
Canada12 Small Victoria
Canada12 Small Tola
Canada12 Small Avery
Canada12 Small Kayla
Canada12 Small Elijah
Canada12 Small Matthew
Canada12 Small Vivek
Canada12 Small Dinis
Canada12 Small Donna
Canada12 Small Janine