On Big Brother 3, she was known for her strong, competitive attitude, and she managed to create a successful two-person alliance with Jason Guy and made it all the way to the final three, where Jason was evicted. Unfortunately for her, the jurors were aware of her cocky Diary Room confessionals and she was named the runner-up, only receiving one vote from the Jury. This sparked much controversy, as many fans believed Danielle should have won the game which also changed the Jury format for later seasons.
Reyes returned for All-Stars and was immediately targeted for being a strong strategic player. Throughout the season, Danielle was often campaigning to get out the Sovereign Six alliance. She was also a member of The Legion of Doom alliance that consisted of herself, her ally James, Mike, and Will, with the goal of evicting Janelle. When her closest ally James was evicted in Week 7, the Legion of Doom was no more as Danielle vowed to go after Chilltown for their betrayal. When her ally Erika won HoH in Week 8, it seemed like Danielle was safe. Unfortunately for her, Mike and Will convinced Erika that Danielle was a major threat which resulted in her being evicted by a unanimous 3-0 vote during the first half of the fast forward week, placing 6th and becoming the fourth member of the jury.
Because of her social game and strong strategic abilities, she is often regarded as one of the greatest houseguests in Big Brother history and is named "Greatest Player to Never Win" by fans and many previous players including Will Kirby.
Danielle Reyes was a 30-year-old media buyer from Fairfield, California. Danielle became a teenage mother while in high school and later had another child.
Danielle is the first African-American female to win a Power of Veto competition.
Since Big Brother 3, Danielle, along with Jason Guy, Derrick Levasseur, and Jillian MacLaughlin from Big Brother Canada 1 are the only houseguests to never be nominated as their keys were pulled at every nomination ceremony, and they were only nominated by default during the final three. Paul Abrahamian also did not touch the block until the final 3 in Big Brother 19, though he was nominated in week 1.
Danielle is the first runner-up not to go on the block until the final 3. She was followed by Paul in Big Brother 19.
Paul, however, did go on the block several times in Big Brother 18, making Danielle the only runner-up to never go on the block until the final 3 in their runner-up season.
She is the first houseguest to make it to the final two with no eviction votes cast against her.