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Corey Alan Brooks was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 18.

He was known for being in a showmance with Nicole, his love of Christmas, sleepwalking and talking in his sleep, and for being a member of the 8-Pack alliance. Corey was in a comfortable position until the first half of the Double Eviction when his ally, Zakiyah Everette was blindsided, thus leaving Corey, Nicole and their ally Paulie Calafiore on the bottom, though the three regained power during the second half of the double eviction when Corey won the HoH and PoV. However, he and Paulie were nominated the next week, but Corey survived eviction and Paulie was evicted. Despite being on the outs along with Nicole, both of them manipulated co-HoHs Natalie Negrotti and Michelle Meyer into targeting Paul Abrahamian and Victor Arroyo during week 9. When Paul won the PoV, Corey was made the replacement nominee. However, James Huling, who was the deciding vote, spared Corey and evicted Victor. When Victor returned by winning the jury buyback and Nicole became the HoH, Corey and Nicole flipped on James and made a final four deal with Paul and Victor. However, when Corey became the HoH at the final 5, both he and Nicole flipped on Paul and Victor and worked with James to evict Victor for the third and final time. However, when Paul became the HoH at the final 4, he nominated Corey and Nicole, targeting Corey. When Paul won the PoV, he kept the nominations the same. Ultimately, James obeyed Paul's wish and cast the sole vote to evict Corey. He finished in 4th place and was the eighth member of the jury.

Biography

Retrieved from CBS.com

Age: 25
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Current city: Dallas, TX
Occupation: Baseball coach
Three adjectives that describe you: Extraordinary, passionate, and lovable.
Favorite activities: I love to travel. Recently, I went to San Francisco to watch my best friend, Ross Stripling, make his MLB debut for the L.A. Dodgers. I like sightseeing, hiking, getting sick bro pics, playing sports, going out and meeting people, trying out new restaurants, playing PS4, and just being active, in general.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Not seeing my family and friends for a while, but I know it will all be worth it. Also, I think it will be tough to get into a daily routine because I like to keep busy, work out, and do things that make me happy, so I will have to figure that out.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? I really like Cody [Calafiore] from Season 16. Cody is very likable, like me. He makes rational decisions when the time comes, does well at analyzing situations, and doesn't stir the pot at the wrong times. The chicks also like him, so, in my eyes, he's a very dynamic player with a lot of potential to win. I really see my game being similar to his and maybe a little mixture of Zach [Rance] from Season 16, at times. Zach likes to make moves here and there, which I do, too, because I don't like to pass up an opportunity just because of a risk.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? I plan to use my great people skills and stay off the block by making as many alliances as possible, even individually. I don't want to have too much power to where I'm forced to get blood on my hands. I'm also not going to be a floater. I'm going to be a key player in competitions and have one of the strongest social games. I don't want to give anyone a reason to vote me off, but if I'm ever in position to have to put someone on the block, I'll really have to dig for a logical reason and explain why for damage control. I definitely want to have one of the strongest relationships with one or two other players that would be the strongest in the game.
My life’s motto is… Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get!
What would you take into the house, and why? My dog Rory and a samurai sword, so everyone knows who the boss is.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 18

Competition History

Week 1 Immunity Loss
HTR Part 1 Loss
HTR Part 2 Loss
HTR Part 3/HOH Safe
Roadkill Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Win
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Win
POV Win
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 9 Luxury Win
Luxury Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
HOH Advantage Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Loss
POV Win
Week 12 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have-Not
Week 7 Have-Not
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have-Not
Week 11 Have
Week 12 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

Carepackage History

Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 Loss
Week 7 Loss
Week 8 Loss
Week 9 Loss
Week 10 Win
Week 11 Care Package Phase Over
Week 12

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated Ineligible
Team Immunity Jozea Flores Yes
2 Victor Arroyo Yes
3 Bronte D'Acquisto Yes
4 Used POV on Self Tiffany Rousso Yes
5 Frank Eudy Yes
6 Da'Vonne Rogers Yes
7 Ineligible
HOH/POV
8 Nominated
9 Post-POV Nominee
10 Michelle Meyer Yes
11 POV Holder Natalie Negrotti Yes
12 HOH
Nominated
Finale Jury Member Nicole Franzel Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 58
Bridgette Small 2016
 Evicted
Bridgette
Week 12
Victor Small 2016
 Evicted
Victor

Post Big Brother

  • On November 23, 2016, Corey was featured in one of Tomi Lahren's Final Thoughts: "Millennial Voices Make America Great Again". [2]
  • Corey has appeared in many commercials and advertisements as a model, including an ad for Super Nintendo World[3]

MTV

EOTB2 Corey

Corey's Cast Photo for Ex on the Beach 2 (US)

Trivia

  • Corey is the third houseguest to win HOH and POV within the same week in Big Brother 18. The others to do this were Paulie and Bridgette (and later Victor, Nicole, and Paul) respectively.
    • He is also the second houseguest to win the POV twice in Big Brother 18, following Paulie.
    • He is the first male, and second houseguest overall following Aaryn Gries, to win HOH and POV during a double eviction.
  • Corey is the only newbie from the Freakazoids to make it to the jury phase in Big Brother 18.
  • Corey is tied with BB11 houseguest Michele Noonan, BB15 houseguests Helen Kim and Elissa Slater, BB19 houseguests Mark Jansen and Josh Martinez, and BB20 houseguest Scottie Salton for the most weeks spent as a Have-Not in a single season with four.
    • He is the first male to hold this record.
  • Corey is the fourth HouseGuest to win the Power of Veto in all three situations (as HOH, as a nominee, and as a picked player), sometimes referred to as the Trifecta Veto. The first HouseGuests to accomplish this were Daniele Donato, Shane Meaney & Paulie Calafiore respectively.
  • Corey is tied with Paulie and Paul for the most PoV competitions won in Big Brother 18 with three wins each.
  • Corey, along with Da'Vonne, Tiffany, and Bridgette (until finale night) always voted with the majority.
    • He is the only male that has always voted with the majority
    • Out of all HouseGuests who always voted with the majority, he casts more votes than any other HouseGuest, with 8 (9 if the finale is included).
  • Corey created controversy for making homophobic comments on his Twitter account, and later on the live feeds by making jokes about some of his friends taking part in animal abuse.
    • Frankie Grande (who is also a controversial HouseGuest) reacted to Corey's homophobic tweets by saying, "I hope one day someone sticks it in you [to accept the gay community] and you figure it out [to accept others for who they are]."

References

Big Brother 18 (US) Houseguests
Nicole Small 2016
Paul Small 2016
James Small 2016
Corey Small 2016
Corey
Victor Small 2016
Natalie Small 2016
Michelle Small 2016
Paulie Small 2016
Bridgette Small 2016
Zakiyah Small 2016
DaVonne Small 2016
Frank Small 2016
Tiffany Small 2016
Bronte Small 2016
Jozea Small 2016
Glenn Small 2016
Winner
Runner-Up
Jury
Evicted
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