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Caleb Matthew Reynolds was a houseguest on Big Brother 16 (US).

Caleb was a co-founding member of the dominating alliance called the Bomb Squad. However, his obsession with fellow contestant Amber Borzotra led him being on the bottom of the alliance, without him knowing. He was also often criticized for his "blindly" loyal game to Derrick Levasseur and Cody Calafiore, being used by them whenever he had power. They used him to evict Nicole Franzel, because she was going after The Hitmen, and Frankie Grande, who genuinely wanted to take Caleb to the final 3, as opposed to Derrick and Cody who had no plans to do the same. When Caleb no longer served a purpose, he was blindsided and evicted by Cody at the final 4.

He was also known for his absurd stories about his life outside the house and went by the nickname Beast-Mode Cowboy.


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Age: 26
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Current City: Hopkinsville, Ky.
Occupation: Adventure Hunting Guide
Three adjectives that describe you: Loyal, talented and charming. Favorite Activities: Horseback riding, rock climbing, going to the gym, riding bikes, hunting and fishing.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: The most difficult part is being watched at all times because everything I’m doing my family back at home is watching. Also, throwing a sexy girl that likes me under the bus will be hard but I will do what I have to do, so kiss me, lay with me, have sex with me, tell me you love me, I’m still in it to win.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: Yes I have a strategy, I will make sure I have the ladies in my pocket.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: I liked Hayden because he has the same mindset that I would have had in the house. He plays his cards right even if he has a bad hand and he makes his cards work to his advantage.
What are you afraid of: I’m not a fan of clowns, but other than that I’m pretty fearless. What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: My military service.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… If you want something bad enough, do whatever you got to do to get it; no matter the consequence.
What would you take into the house and why: My Bible just to get my daily word in and scriptures to give me guidance and peace. I would take my iPod to put me to sleep, to jam out and to listen to when I hit the weights in the yard. Also, my hair products and hygiene kit so I smell good and look good for the ladies.
What would you do if Big Brother made you famous: I would give back to the people that have helped me and held my hand through my struggles, and I would try my best not to turn into another Justin Bieber.

Caleb joined the army after high school and was a prison guard in Iraq. He and his family run a hunting business, and his favorite movie is The Notebook. [1]

Player History - Big Brother 16 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Win
BOTB Survived
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Previous HOH
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Previous HOH
BOTB Sat Out/Win*
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 10 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 12 HOH Win
Luxury Loss
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
  • Note: Caleb opted to sit out of the Week 7 Battle of the Block in an attempt to throw the competition and make it harder for Frankie to win. However, he later tried to re-enter the competition and sabotage Frankie directly, but production did not allow him to do so, since he already stated that he was sitting out. Frankie was able to win the competition for the both of them on his own anyway, which allowed him and Caleb to come off the block.

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
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have
Week 11 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 12

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
2 Paola Shea Yes
3 Nominated
4 Brittany Martinez Yes
5 Amber Borzotra Yes
6 BOTB Winner Jocasta Odom Yes
7 BOTB Winner Nicole Franzel Yes
8 Vetoed  Zach Rance Yes
9 Donny Thompson Yes
10 HOH
Christine Brecht Yes
11 No Voting
12 HOH
Finale Jury Member Derrick Levasseur Yes

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 1
Joey Van Pelt
Day 49
Hayden Voss
Week 10
Nicole Franzel
Week 12
Frankie Grande

Post Big Brother[]

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Caleb & Frankie's Promo Photo for Candy Crush

  • Caleb made an appearance on the following season, in which he hosted the final veto competition.
  • Caleb got married to Ashley Jay Reynolds on April 30, 2016.[2][3] Caleb's Gondol tribe mates Anna Khait and Tai Trang were in attendance at the wedding.[4] Caleb and Ashley have a daughter named Kylie from Ashley's previous relationship.
  • On April 15, 2017, he announced that his wife was expecting their first child.[5] The couple's first child, a daughter named Mila Rose Reynolds was born on December 14, 2017.[6]
  • Caleb competed on the CBS game show Candy Crush that aired on July 7, 2017,[7] with his teammate and fellow BB16 houseguest Frankie Grande and Big Brother 18 houseguests Da'Vonne Rogers and Paul Abrahamian. They were competing against Jeremy Collins, Woo Hwang, Joe Anglim, and Kelley Wentworth.
    • Although he competed on both shows, Caleb represented Big Brother, with no mention of his time on Survivor.
  • Caleb appeared on the fifth episode of Celebrity Fear Factor. He was partnered his brother Blake, and competed against fellow BB16 houseguests Cody Calafiore and Zach Rance, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, along with Abi-Maria Gomes and fellow Survivor: Game Changers castaway, Sierra Dawn Thomas.[8]
    • Although he competed on both shows, Caleb represented Survivor, with no mention of his time on Big Brother.
  • On July 14, 2021, Caleb revealed on Instagram that he and his wife adopted his niece Allie. [9]
  • On August 17, 2021, Caleb announced that he and his wife were expecting their third child.[10] Their son Alyus Cole Reynolds was born on March 18, 2022. [11]


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Caleb's Cast Photo for Survivor: Game Changers

  • Caleb competed on the thirty-second season of Survivor, Survivor: Kaôh Rōng, where he was a member of the Gondol tribe and placed 15th after being medically evacuated when he became sick from heat stroke during the Day 9 Challenge. Caleb spent nearly five days in the ICU following his evacuation prior to being sent to Ponderosa. There it was deemed too dangerous for him to stay there given the brutal heat and his recent heatstroke. He was then flown back to the U.S.[12]
  • Caleb was confirmed to be returning to compete on the thirty-fourth season of Survivor, Survivor: Game Changers alongside future Big Brother 25 (US) houseguest Cirie Fields. During his time on this season, he was a member of the Mana tribe and he was playing more strategically. However, he would later be voted out on Day 9 by a 5-1 vote, following a tribe switch, finishing in 18th place and once again eliminated on Day 9.


  • Before the season began, homophobic comments had been found on Caleb's Instagram as well as a graphic video of him killing an animal. Fans were outraged, considering the backlash from season 15. His Instagram was closed and the video was taken down.
  • Caleb was the first houseguest to be Head of Household officially twice in Big Brother 16 (US) (though the second one was due to only being one HoH since it was a double eviction).
  • Caleb was one of the two houseguest on Big Brother 16 (US), along with Derrick Levasseur to make it to the final 4 and not win a Power of Veto competition.
  • Caleb is the only male to win 4 permanent HoHs and not win the game.
  • Caleb is also the only houseguest to win 4 HoHs and remain permanent each time on Big Brother 16 (US).
  • Caleb is tied with fellow houseguest Donny and Cody for the second most competitions won in Big Brother 16 at 6 (4 HoH's and 2 Botb's); However, if the Battle of the Block doesn't count, then his competition track record is 4.
  • Caleb was the first male to ever win the Battle of the Block twice.
  • Following Hayden Moss, Caleb is the second Big Brother player to cross over to Survivor.
  • Caleb is the only person ever to win 4 HOH’s and not win a single POV.
  • Caleb holds the record for most Houseguests nominated in a single US season by a male, with 8. 
    • For all houseguests, he's second behind Vanessa Rousso, who nominated 10 different houseguests.
    • Counting Big Brother Canada, he's second behind Demetres Giannitsos, with 10. 


Big Brother 16 (US) Houseguests