Brendon Josef Villegas was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 12 and Big Brother 13, partnered with Rachel Reilly.

In Big Brother 12, Brendon became best known for his showmance with Rachel. Rachel was evicted in Week Five, leaving Brendon the odd man out. Brendon he managed to survive the next two rounds by becoming the next Head of Household and winning the Power of Veto in week 7. Despite saving himself with the PoV in week 7, that week was a Double Eviction, which saw him being evicted in the second half in a unanimous 3-0 vote. He placed 6th and was the 4th member of the jury.

He returned with Rachel for Big Brother 13. He and Rachel became apart of the Veterans alliance with the other veteran players. In Week 4, both Brendan and Rachel were nominated by HoH Daniele Donato. Brendon won the PoV but chose to use it on Rachel. Brendon was evicted in a 5 to 2 vote. However, he returned the next week after receiving the most votes from America to come back and defeating Lawon Exum in a sudden death competition. In week 6 however, HoH Daniele named him as the replacement nominee, and Brendon was evicted in a 5 to 1 vote. He finished in 9th and was the first member of the jury.

Biography

Retrieved from CBS.com

Big Brother 12

Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 30
Current Residence: Riverside, Calif.
Occupation: High School Swim Coach
Three adjectives that describe you: Fun, driven, intelligible
Favorite activities: Running, basketball, swimming and cycling
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Privacy
Strategy for winning Big Brother: Get girls to like me and turn them against each other What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house: Mean-spirited, bigots
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: I liked Dr. Will from season 2.
What are you afraid of: Scorpions
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Getting a full ride to UCLA for a Ph.D. in Biom. Physics
Finish this sentence: "My life's motto is:" To make a large impression on this planet after I'm gone.
Is there anything else you want the fans to know about yourself: I'm always up for fun, and I have no problem debating or supporting my beliefs.[1]

Big Brother 13

Name: Brendon Villegas
Age: 31
Previous "Big Brother" season: "Big Brother" 12

Player History - Big Brother 12

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Win
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Luxury Win
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Win
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have-Not
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have-Not

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Used POV on Self Annie Whittington Yes
2 Monet Stunson Yes
3 POV Holder Andrew Gordon Yes
4 Kristen Bitting Yes
5 Nominated
6 HOH
7 Used POV on Self Matt Hoffman Yes
Nominated
Finale Jury Member Lane Elenburg No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Post-DPOV Nominees
(Nominated by Matt)
Intended Target
Week 6
Kathy Hillis
 Evicted
Kathy
THEN

Player History - Big Brother 13

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat Out
Co-POV Win
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Win
Week 5 Evicted
Week 6 Re-Entry Re-Entered
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Evicted
Week 6 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Duo Immunity/POV Keith Henderson Yes
2 Cassi Colvin Yes
3 Duo Immunity/POV Dominic Briones Yes
4 Nominated/POV
5 Evicted
6 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Rachel Reilly Yes

Post Big Brother

  • Brendon & Rachel got married on September 8, 2012.[2]
  • Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas announced that they are having a baby on an episode of Big Brother 17. Rachel gave birth to her and Brendon's first child, a daughter named Adora Borealis Villegas[3] on April 8, 2016.[4]
  • On September 1, 2017, Brendon graduated from UCLA with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics.[5]
  • Brendon appeared on the fifth episode of Celebrity Fear Factor. He was partnered with Rachel, and competed against Caleb Reynolds and his brother Blake, Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance, along with Survivor castaways Abi-Maria Gomes and Sierra Dawn Thomas.[6]
  • Brendon attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[7]
  • On Mother's Day May 10th, 2020, Brendon and Rachel announced that they were expecting a second child.[8]
    • On November 11, 2020, Rachel gave birth to the couple's second child, a son named Adler Mateo Villegas.[9]

The Amazing Race

Brendon & Rachel's cast photo for The Amazing Race 24

  • In late 2011, Brendon and his fianceé, Rachel, went on twentieth season of The Amazing Race. They made it to the final leg and finished in third.[10]
  • In late 2013, Brendon & Rachel competed on The Amazing Race for the second time as a team of newlyweds. They won three individual legs and became the first team to make it to the final leg twice. However, they ended up crossing the Finish Line in third place again.[11]

Trivia

References

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