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.
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.
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.