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Cassandra Denise Waldon was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 (US).

Cassandra was known for her maturity in the house, preferring not to take part in most activities that were not required in order to maintain the air of dignity required by her profession. Her housemates respected her wishes and often regarded her as a mediator to their conflicts. In week 10, she was nominated alongside Curtis Kin and Eddie McGee, with Cassandra receiving 46% of the votes, resulting in her banishment in 6th place.


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 is one of the first houseguests from New York, along with Curtis Kin and Eddie McGee.
  • Cassandra is the first houseguest to be eliminated and then temporarily re-enter the house due to a twist, followed by Rachel Reilly in Big Brother 12 (US).
  • 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, and second overall following Kent Blackwelder.


Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
BB1 Small Eddie
BB1 Small Josh
BB1 Small Curtis
BB1 Small Jamie
BB1 Small George
BB1 Small Cassandra
BB1 Small Brittany
BB1 Small Karen
BB1 Small Jordan
BB1 Small William
3rd Place