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Before or After (also known as Before and After and Foggy Memory) is a recurring Head of Household and Power of Veto competition.


The houseguests are asked a series of questions about events that occur in the house. Standing in the middle of a platform or steps, they must decide whether one event occurred before or after another event. If they think it is before, they step one way; if they think it is after, they step another way. If they are right, they get a point.

This continues for a series of questions and the houseguest with the most points wins HoH or the PoV.


United States

The competition first appeared on Big Brother 6, at the final four HoH competition. Janelle Pierzina beat April Lewis and Maggie Ausburn to claim the HoH, securing a spot in the final three.

The competition reappeared on Big Brother 8, during the double eviction of the season. Eventual winner Dick Donato won, gaining his second HoH win.

The competition reappeared on Big Brother 11, during Week 6, as a Power of Veto competition. Jordan Lloyd, the eventual winner, won the competition, securing her first PoV win.

The competition reappeared the following season, Big Brother 12, during Week 7, once again a PoV competition. Ragan Fox won the competition, securing his second PoV win of the summer.

The competition once again appeared on Big Brother 13, during the first double eviction of the summer, back as a Head of Household competition. Kalia Booker barely beat Jordan Lloyd, allowing her to send her showmance home.

Reappearing again on Big Brother 14, this competition was played during the first double eviction of the summer. Eventual winner Ian Terry beat every houseguest and won his first HoH of the summer.

The competition once again appeared the next season, Big Brother 15, during the third double eviction of the season. Eventual winner Andy Herren beat out GinaMarie Zimmerman and McCrae Olson, achieving his second Head of Household reign.

The following season, Big Brother 16, this competition was played at the final four HoH. Eventual winner Derrick Levasseur beat Cody Calafiore and Victoria Rafaeli, winning his third permanent HoH.


The competition first appeared on Big Brother Canada 1, during Week 6. Topaz Brady won the HoH, but then found out that her HoH would be an Instant Eviction.

The competition reappeared on Big Brother Canada 2, at the final four HoH competition. Sabrina Abbate won the competition, getting her first HoH of the summer.

The competition appeared the season after, Big Brother Canada 3, during Week 5. Zach Oleynik won the competition, getting his first HoH of the season.

The competition's most recent appearance has been on Big Brother Canada 4, during Week 7. Maddy Pavle won the Head of Household, securing her second HoH win of the summer.

List of Before or After Competitions

United States

Season Week Name Variant Winner
6 10 "Before and After"
Janelle Pierzina
8 9
Dick Donato
11 6 "Before or After"
Jordan Lloyd
12 7
Ragan Fox
13 7 "Before and After"
Kalia Booker
14 6 "Before or After"
Ian Terry
15 11
Andy Herren
16 12 "Foggy Memory"
Derrick Levasseur


Season Week Name Variant Winner
1 6 "Before or After"
Topaz Brady
2 10
Sabrina Abbate
3 5
Zach Oleynik
4 7
Maddy Pavle


  • This competition is most commonly used during Double Evictions.
  • Big Brother 11 and Big Brother 12 are the only seasons to use this as a Power of Veto competition.
  • Janelle Pierzina, Ragan Fox and Kalia Booker are the only American winners of the competition that didn't win the whole game.
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