Claire Rehfuss was a houseguest on Big Brother 23 (US).
On Night 1, Claire became the captain of the Queens. She quickly became a loyal ally to Tiffany Mitchell and also formed relationships with Derek Xiao and Hannah Chaddha. In Week 4, Claire won the Wildcard Competition and received immunity until Jury. However, once her immunity ended in Week 6, she was nominated and the target for Head of Household Kyland Young. Luckily for Claire, she was vetoed by Kyland when he decided to target Britini D’Angelo instead. She was nominated again in Week 7 but was spared when HOH Sarah Beth Steagall backdoored close ally Derek X. In Week 8, Tiffany won HOH but with the Coin of Destiny up for grabs, Tiffany’s alliance The Cookout decided to throw the High Rollers Room competition to Claire to increase the chances of one of them winning HOH the following week. Claire won the Coin of Destiny and dethroned Tiffany. She decided to leave Tiffany’s nominations the same, targeting Sarah Beth. Wanting to protect Claire, Tiffany won HOH the following week and targeted Alyssa Lopez. However things turned disastrous when Alyssa won the Power of Veto, leaving Claire as the only eligible non-Cookout member to be the replacement nominee. Tiffany decided to stick with her alliance, leading to an emotional moment between her and Claire where she told Claire she would be nominating her because she did not want to be responsible for any of the black houseguests going home, with Claire being upset but understanding. Claire was then nominated and evicted by a 4-1 vote during the first part of the first Double Eviction. She placed 8th and became the 4th member of the jury.
|Claire Rehfuss Biography|
Three words that describe you: Clever, driven, and spunky.
Favorite activities: Reading novels (especially non-fiction or fantasy), playing my Nintendo Switch, and completing crosswords but I’ve also started constructing puzzles too! During quarantine, I also became passionate about going on long walks in Central Park to bird watch and doing Yoga in my tiny apartment.
Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
What is your strategy for winning the game?
I’m also going to try to get out the strong alpha dudes early, that way I don’t have as many challenge threats or egos that I have to tiptoe around. I’d love to have a strong, small team of women working with me. It’s a cliche that “women’s alliances don’t work in Big Brother,” but it’s only because of the women that are chosen to be a part of them. I’ve found women to be my most loyal friends and I have the ability to quickly read people so I’m confident I’ll find fellow black widows.
My life’s motto is…
What would you take into the house and why?
Player History - Big Brother 23 (US)
|Week 1||HOH Part 1||Team Captain|
|HOH Part 2||Loss|
|HOH Part 3||Ineligible|
|Wildcard||On Immune Team|
|High Roller||On the Board|
|HOH Coin Toss||Win|
|Week 9||HOH||Previous HOH|
- Claire was the Secret HOH in Week 8 after winning the High Roller Competition and calling the coin toss correctly, but to keep her reign a secret, she was required to play and throw the Week 9 HOH competition.
BB Bucks History
|Beg. Bal||Gain/Loss||End Bal.|
|Week 1||Twist Not Active|
|Week 9||BB Bucks Phase Over|
- After the conclusion of the Week 8 Head of Household competition, all houseguests randomly chose an envelope to open after receiving their weekly payment from America. In addition to the 100 BB Bucks from America, the envelope granted Claire 50 BB Bucks.
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|2||Team Immunity||Frenchie French||Yes|
|Finale||Jury Member||Xavier Prather||Yes|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
- In Week 8, the Punishment Nominee was Vetoed and not replaced, so Claire's Secret HOH ended with two nominees after starting with three.
Post Big Brother
- Claire and fellow BB23 houseguest Derek Xiao revealed about 2 weeks after the season finale that they were dating, having pursued their connection while in the Jury House.
- Claire is the only Team Captain to make it to the jury phase on Big Brother 23 (US).
- Claire always voted with the majority, and is the highest placing Big Brother 23 HouseGuest to do so.
- Claire is the only jury Member to not win a Head of Household or Power of Veto Competition, though won the Coin of Destiny which essentially made her the HOH.
- Claire was a replacement houseguest for Christie Valdiserri who was slated to be on Big Brother 23 (US), but got dropped from the cast due to testing positive for COVID-19.
- Claire Rehfuss. CBS (6 July 2021). Retrieved on 6 July 2021.
|Big Brother 23 (US) House Guests|