Da'Vonne Dianne Rogers was a houseguest on Big Brother 17 and Big Brother 18.

In BB17, she was best known for her loud personality and devoted loyalty to Jason, not being afraid to confront fellow houseguests about lies and rumors in the house, and having multiple blowups in the house. However, her various fights and blow-ups made her a target. She was evicted in week two by a vote of 7 to 2 placing 16th.

Despite this, however, she was brought back for BB18, viewed as a fan favorite, forming many alliances and leading the charge to get rid of big targets, but ultimately was deemed one herself. She eventually became evicted in week six by a vote of 6 to 2. She finished in 11th place and became the first member of the jury.


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Age: 27
Hometown: Inglewood, California
Current City: Los Angeles
Occupation: Poker dealer
Three adjectives that describe you: Spontaneous, mysterious, and risky.
Favorite Activities: Shopping, reading, people-watching, and beach walks.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Being away from my daughter and not able to see her, hold her, or smell her. I can handle what the house has to offer, I’m just going to miss my baby. I've never been away from her for more than a few hours.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: Rachel. I loved and hated her. I loved her because she was a competition genius, but I hated her because she was too damn emotional.
What are you afraid of: Bugs and insects! Any and all kinds. I will knock down babies and old people just to get away.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Hakuna matata! We have literally only one life to live and I'm not going to spend mine stressed out and full of worries.
What would you take into the house and why: A pic of my daughter or one of her blankets. I need to see or smell her in order to deal with not being around her. I need it for my sanity. Also, a T-shirt with my grandmother's picture on it since she's the reason I even auditioned and I want her to enjoy the experience with me. I’d also want my Bible. I know these people are going to push my buttons I need my Bible to keep from exploding.

Da’Vonne comes from an extremely religious family. Her mother was a minister and her uncle is a pastor, but she has always gone against the grain. While her family was in church and Bible study, she was at the beach or out with her friends. Her grandmother was the person who understood her best and the one with whom she would watch Big Brother. She encouraged Da’Vonne to apply for the show and the 27-year-old is ready to play! As a poker dealer, she has studied the game and done the competitions along with the Houseguests while watching the show. She knows she needs to learn each person well, even though she doesn't like to team-up with people. She knows she can only trust herself. A super tomboy growing up, she is a strong woman and a single mom. Not worried about the opinions of others, she is doing this for her daughter, hoping to win the money for her future![1]

Age: 28
Hometown: Inglewood, CA
Current city: Lancaster, CA
Occupation: Poker dealer
Three adjectives that describe you: Loud, hilarious, and unpredictable.
Favorite activities: Anything where I can have fun and laugh. That's anywhere from a comedy club to an amusement park full of rollercoaster rides.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Being away from my daughter. I spend so much time with my daughter, so to leave her for three months is going to be hell, but I have to remember this is all for her.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? Danielle Reyes [from Seasons 3 and 7] because she had the game in the palm of her hand. She was very smart, very strategic, and I feel like she was definitely robbed of the win during her season.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Yes, in the first couple of weeks, I want to focus more on my social game and build relationships with people. Then, my goal is do whatever I have to do to gain protection and numbers, and then, at the perfect time, get real cutthroat and take [the other Houseguests] down one by one. My life's motto is... Say what you mean and mean what you say.
What would you take into the house, and why? My Bible to help control my attitude, one of my daughter's blankets or stuffed animals to keep me focused, and sunglasses so I can easily read people's lips when they try to sneak game talk.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 17

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Sat Out - Immune 1
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Note: 1 Da'Vonne volunteered to sit out of the first HOH competition as only seven spots were available.

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have-Not
Week 2 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Immune Jace Agolli Yes
2 Nominated

Player History - Big Brother 18

Competition History

Week 1 Immunity Loss
HTR Part 1 Loss
HTR Part 2 Win
HTR Part 3/HOH Ineligible
Roadkill Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 Evicted
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10 Re-Entry/HOH Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

Carepackage History

Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 HTR Winner Ineligible
Jozea Flores Yes
2 Victor Arroyo Yes
3 Bronte D'Acquisto Yes
4 Post-POV Roadkill Nominee
5 Frank Eudy Yes
6 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Nicole Franzel Yes

Post Big Brother

Da'Vonne The Price is Right

Da'Vonne, along with her partner, Bethany and Drew Carey.

Candy Crush Paul Da'Vonne

Paul & Da'Vonne's Promo Photo for Candy Crush


Da'Vonne Challenge 33

Da'Vonne's Cast Photo for The Challenge: War of the Worlds

  • Da'Vonne competed on The Challenge: Final Reckoning[8] alongside Natalie, Jozea, Paulie, and Big Brother 18 (UK) contestant Kayleigh Morris. She was partnered up with Jozea as her Vendetta[9], and they ended up getting eliminated in Episode 1, but were sent to the Redemption House. They returned in Episode 4 after beating Natalie & Paulie in a Redemption challenge. They got eliminated and sent back to the Redemption House once again in Episode 9. However, in Episode 10, they once again beat Natalie & Paulie in Redemption and got back into the main game. For the third time, they got eliminated and sent to the Redemption House in Episode 13. Their game came to an end when they were permanently eliminated in Episode 15.
  • Da'Vonne competed on The Challenge: War of the Worlds alongside Natalie, Paulie, Liz, Julia, Morgan, Josh, and Celebrity Big Brother 18 (UK) winner Stephen Bear.[10] She was chosen by Prospect/Rookie Bear to be his Veteran partner. After the pairs were split up at the end of Episode 9, Da'Vonne ended up getting eliminated alongside Paulie after losing the Penultimate Challenge in Episode 14.


  • As a result of Julia Nolan entering the house, Da'Vonne was the first HouseGuest ever to place 16th, but not be the first one out in the U.S. edition.
  • Da'Vonne was the first HouseGuest to figure out the "Twin Twist."
  • She was given the power to block three HouseGuests' votes to evict during Week 2's live eviction. This power was due to the BB Takeover hosted by Kathy Griffin.
  • Da'Vonne was the only Big Brother 17 houseguest not to be backdoored during the Battle of the Block phase of the game.
  • Da'Vonne was the only HouseGuest to be a part of more than one BB Takeover: the Fast Forward and the Last Laugh.
  • Da'Vonne, along with Clay, Jeff and Shelli always voted along with the majority of the house.
  • She is the only person in Big Brother history to have an apostrophe in their name.
  • Da'Vonne was a Have-Not during Week 1 both times she played Big Brother.
  • Da'Vonne is one of ten houseguests to have played in back-to-back seasons (the others being Janelle Pierzina, Howie Gordon, James Rhine, Kaysar Ridha, Jessie Godderz, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly, James Huling, and Paul Abrahamian).
  • Da'Vonne is one of five HouseGuests to finish pre-jury, but return for a second season; the other four players are Kaysar Ridha, Jase Wirey, Jessie Godderz and Jason Roy.
    • She is the only pre-jury returnee that is female and also African-American.
    • She and Jessie Godderz are the only houseguests to make it to not make it to the jury phase her first season, and make it to the jury phase her second season
      • However Jason Roy couldn't have made it to the jury phase on his second season due to America voting for the winner
  • Da'Vonne is the lowest placing HouseGuest in Big Brother US history to return for another season. She placed 16th in Big Brother 17.
  • Da'Vonne is the only returning houseguest on Big Brother 18 who did not finish in 7th place in their first season.
  • Da'Vonne was the first of the returning HouseGuests to be nominated for eviction in Big Brother 18.
    • She was first returning HouseGuest to survive eviction in Big Brother 18.
  • Da'Vonne is the only returning houseguest on Big Brother 18 who was not in the top three to win America's Favorite Houseguest during either season that they competed on. Frank won during BB14, Nicole was in the top three on BB16, and James won during BB17 and was in the top three on BB18.


Big Brother 17 House Guests
BB17Small Steve
BB17Small Liz
BB17Small Vanessa
BB17Small John
BB17Small Austin
BB17Small Julia
BB17Small James
BB17Small Meg
BB17Small Becky
BB17Small Jackie
BB17Small Shelli
BB17Small Clay
BB17Small Jason
BB17Small Audrey
BB17Small Jeff
BB17Small Da'Vonne
BB17Small Jace
Big Brother 18 House Guests
Nicole Small 2016
Paul Small 2016
James Small 2016
Corey Small 2016
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
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