Cassandra Waldon was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 (US). She finished in sixth place.

Cassandra passed away on September 25, 2019, becoming the first female United States contestant to pass away, and second overall following Kent Blackwelder.


Cassandra Waldon Biography

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Born in Havre de Grace, Maryland on October 17, 1962, Cassandra has a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and works as a communications officer for the United Nations in New York. A former newspaper reporter, Cassandra has worked with refugees in the developing countries of Africa to ensure that they got proper healthcare.

Cassandra can be stirred (perhaps even shaken) by a good James Bond flick, enjoys the intellectual challenges of director Spike Jonze's offbeat "Being John Malkovich", and was charmed by Roberto Benigni's bittersweet "Life Is Beautiful".

On her nightstand you'll find the latest in good books. Her favorites are all recent or current bestsellers, including Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" (Oprah's book club selection for June 2000), Zadie Smith's critically acclaimed new novel, "White Teeth and Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good Life", the clever lifestyle handbook assembled by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and her longtime pal, style editor Ilene Rosenzweig.

Cassandra knows her way around a good menu, and opts for such first-rate New York eateries as Rosa Mexicano, Maya and Brooklyn's Caribbean Cafe.

Interested in both traditional and new media, Cassandra enjoys creative writing and poetry, but is most intrigued by projects that combine radio, TV, print and electronic media. She loves to shop, and loves to travel.

Favorite destinations include the south of France, the beaches of Malaysia, and charming Ibiza on Spain's Mediterranean coast.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)

Task History

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win
Week 3 Weekly Task Win
Week 4 Weekly Task Win
Week 5 Weekly Task Loss
Week 6 Weekly Task Loss
Week 7 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss
Week 8 Weekly Task Win
Week 9 Weekly Task Loss
Week 10 Weekly Task Win
Luxury Loss

Nomination History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Brittany Petros
Eddie McGee
4 Eddie McGee
Jean Jordan
6 Brittany Petros
Karen Fowler
Brittany Petros
George Allen Boswell
Karen Fowler
8 Brittany Petros
George Allen Boswell
Brittany Petros
Josh Souza
10 Eddie McGee
Jamie Marie Kern
Eddie McGee
Jamie Marie Kern
Josh Souza

Post Big Brother

  • Cassandra passed away on September 25, 2019 after sustaining head injuries due to a car crash.[1][2]


  • She is the first houseguest from Maryland.
  • She is the first houseguest to be eliminated and then temporarily come back due to a twist.
  • Cassandra is the first person to ever walk into the Big Brother (U.S.) House.
  • Cassandra is the first person to ever survive the block twice
  • Cassandra is the first female United States houseguest to pass away.


Big Brother 1 House Guests
3rd Place
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