Danielle Reyes was a houseguest on Big Brother 3 and later appeared on Big Brother 7.

On Big Brother 3, she was known for her strong, competitive attitude, and managing to create a successful two-person alliance with Jason Guy that made it all the way to the final three, where Jason was evicted. Unfortunately for her, the jurors found her Diary Room confessionals to be cocky and she was named the runner-up to Lisa Donahue, only receiving one vote from The Jury. This sparked much controversy, as many fans believed that Danielle should have won the game, which also caused a change in the Jury format for later seasons.

Danielle returned for All-Stars and was immediately targeted for being a strong strategic player. Throughout the season, she often campaigned to get out the Sovereign Six alliance. She was also a member of The Legion of Doom alliance that consisted of herself, James Rhine, Mike Malin, and Will Kirby, with the goal of evicting Janelle Pierzina. 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 Landin won the Head of Household competition in Week 8, it seemed like Danielle was safe. Unfortunately for her, after Erika's target Janelle won the PoV, 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 Double Eviction, 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.

Biography

Retrived from CBS.com

Age: 30
Marital Status: Married
From: Fairfield, CA
Favorites
Three adjectives that best describe me: Strong minded, outgoing, sassy
Favorite film: Pulp Fiction
Favorite TV show: CSI
Favorite actor: Robert De Niro
Favorite actress: Cate Blanchett
Favorite band: Queen, with Freddie Mercury
Favorite hobbies: Exercising cooking, reading, dreaming that I'm going to win 500K!
Personal hero: My grandmother
Q&A
Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER? I had my first child at 16. I was married and pregnant with my second child by 20. Since then, my youth and my life have been dedicated to my family. I have no Danielle time. This is my opportunity to be a teenager again.
What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER? I am always thinking ahead. I'm a natural leader.
What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER? I'm a leader, not a follower. I am such an extrovert, people naturally like me as a person. I don't want to be too liked.
What comfort item from home will you miss the most?: I'll miss TV. I'll miss my tacky pink robe (I've had it so long). I'll miss movies (I'm a movie junkie).
What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most? Sports, preseason football. Who got traded? What's going on?
Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions? Most women would state mental. They expect men to dominate in the physical competition. Me? I'm all physical. All the men would want me on their team. Don't let my good looks fool you. I can get down and dirty with the men.
How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER? As innocent as a dove and sly as a snake. People will underestimate me. I will be fake as my implants. As soon as I step foot in the house, the game is on! Everyone there is my enemy. I trust no one but God.
What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER? Losing! I have no fear about the situation. I'm just going to win!
What is your motto? It could be worse.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 3

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
Reward Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Win
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Win
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Win
Luxury Loss
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 11 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Loss
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Amy Crews No
2 POV Holder Tonya Paoni Yes
3 Amy Crews Yes
4 Eric Ouellette Yes
5 Josh Feinberg Yes
6 Returning HG Amy Crews Yes
Roddy Mancuso No
7 Gerry Lancaster Yes
8 Roddy Mancuso Yes
9 Marcellas Reynolds Yes
10 HOH
11 Nominated
Finale Runner-Up

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 10
Amy Crews
 Evicted
Amy
N/A

Player History - Big Brother 7

Competition History

Week 1 Co-HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Previous HOH
HOH Redo Previous HOH
Food Win
POV Win
Coup d'Etat Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
2 Nakomis Dedmon Yes
3 Jase Wirey Yes
4 Diane Henry Yes
5 HOH
6 Used POV on Self Marcellas Reynolds Yes
7 Howie Gordon Yes
George Boswell No
8 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Mike Malin Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 5
Kaysar Ridha
 Evicted
Kaysar
THEN

Post Big Brother

  • Danielle appeared alongside fellow Big Brother alumni Dick Donato, Janelle Pierzina, and Mike Malin to discuss Big Brother 11.
  • Danielle attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[2][3]
  • Despite claiming that she was unavailable to appear on Big Brother 22 due to work commitments, she was prominently featured among winners such as Dan Gheesling, Will Kirby, Rachel Reilly and Kaycee Clark on a mural in the kitchen.
  • It was announced on August 1, 2020 that Danielle and her fellow Big Brother 3 houseguest, Jason Guy were coming out with a podcast called The Secret Alliance.
    • The first episode aired on August 3, 2020 on YouTube.
  • Danielle was called to compete on Big Brother 22 (US), but ultimately declined the offer due to not wanting to leave her job for three months during the unstable economy of a pandemic; she also felt that the payout from the season wasn't enough to substitute. She has since expressed her desire to compete on Survivor instead. She was replaced by Nicole Anthony.

Trivia

  • Danielle is the first female to win the Power of Veto.
    • She is also the first houseguest to not use the Power of Veto.
  • Danielle is the first African-American to win a Power of Veto competition.
  • Since Big Brother 3, Danielle, along with Jason GuyDerrick Levasseur, Jillian MacLaughlin, Anthony Douglas, Enzo Palumbo (on Big Brother 22) and Cody Calafiore (on Big Brother 22) are the only houseguests to ever be nominated until the final three. Paul Abrahamian also did not touch the block until the final three in Big Brother 19, though they did get nominated Week 1, before having it cancelled out by a twist.
    • She 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 three in their runner-up season. 
  • She is the first houseguest to make it to the final two with no eviction votes cast against her.
  • Will Kirby and Danielle are the first houseguests to both reach and surpass 100 days in the Big Brother house.
  • Danielle is the first African-American houseguest to reach the Final Two in the U.S. version of Big Brother. She was followed by Natalie Martinez in Big Brother 11 and the Final Two of Celebrity Big Brother 2 (US), Ricky Williams and Tamar Braxton.
  • Whenever Danielle was Head of Household, the original target was always a female.
  • Both times Danielle played, she won one HOH and one POV.

References

  1. Big Brother 3 Houseguests: Danielle Reyes (June 3, 2009). Retrieved on April 5, 2020.
  2. BB Family photo from the premiere!. Reddit (27 June 2018). Retrieved on 27 June 2018.
  3. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DgtyLDEUcAAg5Sg.jpg
Big Brother 3 (US) Houseguests
BB3 Lisa Square.png
BB3 Danielle Square.png
Danielle
BB3 Jason Square.png
BB3 Amy Square.png
BB3 Marcellas Square.png
BB3 Roddy Square.png
BB3 Gerry Square.png
BB3 Chiara Square.png
BB3 Josh Square.png
BB3 Eric Square.png
BB3 Tonya Square.png
BB3 Lori Square.png
Winner
Runner-Up
Jury
Big Brother 7 (US) Houseguests
BB7 Mike.png
BB7 Erika.png
BB7 Janelle.png
BB7 Will.png
BB7 George.png
BB7 Danielle.png
Danielle
BB7 James.png
BB7 Howie.png
BB7 Marcellas.png
BB7 Kaysar.png
BB7 Diane.png
BB7 Jase.png
BB7 Nakomis.png
BB7 Alison.png
Winner
Runner-Up
Evicted
Jury
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.