Chima Simone was a houseguest on Big Brother 11. Chima was a member of the Brains Clique. Her downfall began when Jeff Schroeder used the Coup d'Etat to overthrow her nominees, and replace them with her closest allies Jessie Godderz and Natalie Martinez which resulted in Jessie's eviction. After Jessie's eviction, she committed various rule violations due to her indignation at what she felt was the producers manipulating the game which ultimately led her being expelled at the Final 8.

Chima was not allowed to be on the Jury. Her vote was replaced during the finale with the results of a viewer's poll, which ultimately was for Jordan Lloyd.


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An exotic beauty, Chima is truly as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Educated and independent, this freelance journalist is currently single and looking for a man who is tall, considerate and has a great sense of humor.

Chima is extremely close to her ailing mother and expects she’ll be taking care of her in the future. The fact that her mother’s health is no longer at its best greatly concerns Chima, but she plans to happily provide the same care and love to her mother that her mother has provided to her throughout her lifetime. She is also very close to her stepfather, and fondly recalls him as the man who taught her how to ride a bike, swim and was always ready and willing to help her with her homework.

Adaptation, the ability to not be intimidated and an extremely disarming smile are all tools that may get Chima far in this game. In life she has proven that she is strong and has the will to win. Her plan is to create and break alliances and annihilate her competition. With her keen mind and plan at hand, she hopes to walk away with the cash prize.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 11

Competition History

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

Have/Have-Not History

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

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
2 Clique Immunity Laura Crosby Yes
3 Casey Turner Yes
4 Lydia Tavera No
6 Nominated

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Post-Coup D'Etat Nominees
(Nominated by Jeff)
Intended Target
Week 5
Jessie Godderz
Natalie Martinez
 Coup d'Etat

Post Big Brother

  • On March 7, 2018, Chima revealed she was expecting a child on her Instagram profile.[2] Chima has given birth to a daughter she named Nadia Annalise on July 28, 2018.[3]


  • Prior to her appearance on Big Brother 11, Chima notably fended off and survived an attack from serial killer and rapist Dale Devon Scheanette, also known as "The Bathtub Killer".[4] The story was retold on the following true crime documentary shows: Cold Case Files, Unusual Suspects and Surviving Evil.
  • Chima is friends with Kimberly Chabolla, who previously competed on The Amazing Race with her boyfriend at the time.[5]
  • Big Brother 3 and Big Brother 7 houseguest Marcellas Reynolds is friends with Chima and also helped get her cast on Big Brother 11.
  • Chima, alongside Michele Noonan and Ronnie Talbott are the first houseguests to be Have-Nots.
  • Chima was the first Head of Household to have both of their nominations voided. The second was Shane Meaney.
  • Chima is the third of four houseguests who was Expelled on Big Brother US. The first two were Justin Sebik in Big Brother 2 and Scott Weintraub in Big Brother 4 and they would be followed by Willie Hantz in Big Brother 14
    • Of the group, Chima was the only woman and the only one who was nominated for eviction prior to their expulsion. Chima also was in the house for the longest, lasting 42 days before getting expelled.
    • Chima was the first former and outgoing HOH to be expelled. The second was Willie Hantz.
    • Excluding Justin as every houseguest in Big Brother 2 would have been on the jury, Chima is the only expelled houseguest to last long enough to make to the jury phrase.
  • Chima is the only expelled houseguest to receive eviction votes against her. She is also the only expelled houseguest to cast a vote to evict.


Big Brother 11 (US) Houseguests
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