Bridgette Dunning was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 18.

Entering the house as a rookie, Bridgette quickly made allies in the form of other rookies. However, after being blindsided in the first week, she and her core alliance were forced to lay low. As the season progressed, she formed a bond with Frank, which ultimately led to her becoming more of a target. After his eviction, Bridgette successfully laid low for a bit. During week 7, she helped flip the house and blindside Paulie Calafiore's Showmance Zakiyah Everette in the first half of the Double Eviction, but after Paulie's ally Corey Brooks became the HoH during the second half of the double eviction, he nominated Bridgette and Michelle Meyer for eviction, and after he won the PoV, he kept the nominations the same thus sealing Bridgette's fate. She was evicted in a 5 to 1 vote. She placed 9th and became the third member of the jury.


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Age: 24
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Current city: Ventura, CA
Occupation: Traveling nurse
Three adjectives that describe you: Optimistic, energetic, and awesome.
Favorite activities: I love to practice yoga, run, bake, read sci-fi books, go out with friends, and go to comedy shows.
My life's motto is... Follow your heart.

Player History - Big Brother 18

Competition History

Week 1 Immunity Loss
HTR Part 1 Win
HTR Part 2 Ineligible
HTR Part 3/HOH Ineligible
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Win
Roadkill Loss
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 Evicted
Week 9
Week 10 Re-Entry/HOH Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

Carepackage History

Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 Loss
Week 7 Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 HTR Winner Ineligible
Post-POV Roadkill Nominee
2 Team Immunity Victor Arroyo Yes
4 Team Immunity Tiffany Rousso Yes
5 Nominated
6 Nominated
7 Zakiyah Everette Yes
Finale Jury Member Paul Abrahamian No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Bronte Small 2016
Bronte Small 2016


  • Bridgette was the first female newbie to win a Head of Household competition in Big Brother 18.
  • Bridgette was the first female to win the Power of Veto in Big Brother 18.
  • Bridgette was the lowest placing HouseGuest to win an HOH or POV in Big Brother 18.
  • Bridgette was the first female HouseGuest to win HOH and POV in the same week in Big Brother 18. She would later be followed by Nicole.
  • Bridgette is tied with Michelle for the second most competitions for a female in Big Brother 18, behind Nicole who has won 4.
  • Bridgette was the first HouseGuest to not use the POV in Big Brother 18.
Big Brother 18 House Guests
Nicole Small 2016
Paul Small 2016
James Small 2016
Corey Small 2016
Victor Small 2016
Natalie Small 2016
Michelle Small 2016
Paulie Small 2016
Bridgette Small 2016
Zakiyah Small 2016
DaVonne Small 2016
Frank Small 2016
Tiffany Small 2016
Bronte Small 2016
Jozea Small 2016
Glenn Small 2016