Big Brother Brasil is the Brazilian version of the popular reality franchise Big Brother.

How it Works

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are 12-20 participants.  The Brazilian and American versions have many similar things, such as the Head of Household and the Leader, Block and Paredão, Pandora's Box and Big Phone, but in the brazilian version the Leader does not make both nominations, only one, and the other is decided by the home. Every week, on live Thursdays, there is a "Prova do Líder", in english the Leader Competition, the winner becomes the "Líder", and gains some power, such as an exclusive room with luxury items, which he can enjoy for a week and game powers. Since Big Brother Brasil 3, on Fridays or Saturday afternoons, the "Prova do Anjo" takes place. The Anjo, in english "Angel", has the power to grant an immunity to a participant, often someone of his choice except for himself, often just himself. Since Big Brother Brasil 8, Big Fone was implemented, which is similar to Pandora's Box, a twist in which a phone is placed outside the house, and sometimes it rings, the first one to arrive and put the phone on heard, will hear a sound message, which will announce a twist to that person, sometimes he only can reveal to the house at Sunday live or he will lose the power. At Sunday's live there is the "Formação do Paredão", in english Wall Formation, in which the Leader has the power to (openly) nominate one of the houseguests to the Wall, right after the Angel reveals who he will "give his blessing" and immunize, the other houseguest except for the Leader must, in the Confessional's Room, vote for someone else to face the nominee of the Leader on the Wall. The two nominees (if there is a twist more than two people go to the Wall) are available to the viewers to choose the eliminated by phone and internet, being able to vote as many times as they wish, with the result being announced live on Tuesdays and the person with most porcentage of the public's vote are evicted of the house.


The idea for the show is said to come during a brainstorm session at the production house of John de Mol Produkties (an independent part of Endemol) on 4 September 1997. The first Big Brother broadcast was in the Netherlands in 1999 on the Veronica TV channel. It was picked up by Germany, Portugal, USA, UK, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy the following year and became a world-wide sensation. Since then it has been a prime-time hit in almost 70 countries. The show's name comes from George Orwell's 1948 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.


Big Brother Brazil Seasons
Season Hosts Premiere Date Finale Date Days Housemates Winner Runner(s)-Up
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Big Brother Brazil 1
Pedro Bial
Marisa Orth
January 29, 2002 April 2, 2002 64 12
Kléber de Paula
Vanessa Pascale
André Gabeh
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Big Brother Brazil 2
Pedro Bial May 14, 2002 July 23, 2002 71
Rodrigo Leonel
Manuela Saadeh
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Big Brother Brazil 3
January 14, 2003 April 1, 2003 78 15
Dhomini Ferreira
Elane Silva
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Big Brother Brazil 4
January 13, 2004 April 6, 2004 85 14
Cida dos Santos
Thiago Lira
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Big Brother Brazil 5
January 10, 2005 March 29, 2005 79 15
Jean Wyllys
Grazielli Massafera
Sammy Ueda
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Big Brother Brazil 6
January 10, 2006 March 28, 2006 78 14
Mara Viana
Mariana Felício
Rafael Valente
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Big Brother Brazil 7
January 9, 2007 April 3, 2007 85 16
Diego Gasques
Carollini Honório
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Big Brother Brazil 8
January 8, 2008 March 25, 2008 78 14
Rafinha Ribeiro
Gyselle Soares
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Big Brother Brazil 9
January 13, 2009 April 7, 2009 85 18
Maximiliano Porto
Priscila Pires
Francine Piaia
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Big Brother Brazil 10
January 12, 2010 March 30, 2010 78 17
Marcelo Dourado
Fernanda Cardoso
Cadu Parga
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Big Brother Brazil 11
January 11, 2011 March 29, 2011 19
Maria Melillo
Wesley Schunk
Daniel Rolim
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Big Brother Brazil 12
January 10, 2012 March 29, 2012 80 16
Fael Cordeiro
Fabiana Teixeira
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Big Brother Brazil 13
January 8, 2013 March 26, 2013 78 17
Fernanda Keulla
Nasser Rodrigues
Andressa Ganacin
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Big Brother Brazil 14
January 14, 2014 April 1, 2014 20
Vanessa Mesquita
Angela Munhoz
Clara Aguilar
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Big Brother Brazil 15
January 20, 2015 April 9, 2015 15
Cézar Lima
Amanda Djehdian
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Big Brother Brazil 16
January 19, 2016 April 5, 2016 14
Munik Barbosa
Maria Cláudia Gomes
Big Brother Brazil 17
Tiago Leifert January 24, 2017 April 13, 2017 81 17
Emilly Araújo
Vivian Amorim
Ieda Wobeto
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Big Brother Brazil 18
January 22, 2018 April 19, 2018 88 19
Gleici Damasceno
Kaysar Dadour
Ana Clara & Aryton Lima
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Big Brother Brazil 19
January 15, 2019 April 12, 2019 17
Paula von Sperling
Alan Possamai
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Big Brother Brazil 20
January 21, 2020 April 27, 2020 98 20
Thelma Assis
Rafa Kalimann
Manu Gavassi
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Big Brother Brazil 21
January 2021 April 2021 To Be Determined


  • There have been 10 men and 10 women who have won Big Brother Brazil.


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