Demetres Giannitsos was a houseguest on Big Brother Canada 5.

He was best known for his competitive prowess and his strategic partnership/showmance with Ika Wong. He was a competitive threat during his time in the house winning 5 HoH's and 2 PoV's, making him the first Big Brother Canada HouseGuest to ever win seven competitions and the first HouseGuest to win 5 permanent HOHs in a single season, the most HOH wins in both Big Brother Canada and Big Brother US history. He was nominated for eviction in Week 1 and narrowly avoided being evicted first in a 7-6 vote. He was a likable person who managed to avoid being targeted after his Week 2 HOH reign until his close partnership with Ika Wong became obvious to his fellow houseguests in Week 6. During the last few weeks, he and Kevin Martin developed a rivalry and continuously targeted each other. Despite winning HOH at the final 4, Ika became evicted after the intended target Kevin won the Final PoV and cast the sole vote to oust her. He ultimately placed third after Kevin cast the single vote to evict him. He was the 9th and final member of the jury.


Demetres Giannitsos Biography

Retrieved from Global
Age: 25
Hometown: Edson, AB
Occupation: Oil Field Instrument Technician

Describe yourself in three words:
Obnoxious, confident, fit

Do you have a strategy to win Big Brother Canada?
I do, and I don't have a strategy. If there is a group of stronger males, I definitely want to get on their good side, because the last thing I want is to be clashing with all of the alpha males early on in the competition. I'd rather get to the end with them and then battle it out. But if there are no strong males other than me, then I have to take the target off of my back. I might have to throw some competitions and try to lay low while I'm building relationships with people. It really depends on who is in the house.

If you could take one thing inside the house, what would it be and why?
A golf club and golf balls. For some weird reason, whenever I'm lounging around my house I always have a golf club on me - putting on the carpet, or bouncing the ball around. I'm a big golfer.

What part of the Big Brother Canada experience do you think will be hardest for you?
The first couple of days will be the hardest for sure. There's lot of anxiety at the beginning, feeling like all eyes are on me, but I'm sure after a couple of days I'll settle down and start talking to people and relaxing a bit more. I'll stop worrying as much about what I should say and who's watching. I'm sure you forget about those kind of things after the first few days. Those first days are going to be tough.

What perk within the competition means the most to you: a letter from home, a luxury party, a season’s slop pass, or a vote from Canada?
A vote from Canada would be the most useful. That, or the slop pass because I like to eat and I haven't seen anyone who has liked slop yet. A letter from home would mean a lot, but it's probably better if I don't cry on TV.

Who is your Big Brother Canada idol and why?
I like Tim (Season 4) because he wasn't afraid to lose. I feel like a lot of people are constantly tiptoeing around, but he wasn’t scared to lose at any point, and I think that helped him go pretty far. His gummy bear strategy was amazing! Dallas (Season 4) really missed out on that.

If you could travel into the future or the past which would you choose and why?
I would go into the past and do some things a little bit differently. Not that I have any big regrets, but I might pursue golf a bit more knowing what I know now. There was a point in High School where life was all about girls and partying when in retrospect, those shouldn’t have been that big of a deal.

What do people from Edson have that gives them an edge to win Big Brother Canada?
I would go into the past and do some things a little bit differently. Not that I have any big regrets, but I might pursue golf a bit more knowing what I know now. There was a point in High School where life was all about girls and partying, when in retrospect, those shouldn’t have been that big of a deal.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 5

Competition History

Week 1 HOH/Immunity Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Sat Out As HOH
POV Advantage Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Ineligible
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 4 POV Not Picked
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Ineligible
Luxury Win
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Advantage Loss
Black Hole POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Win
POV Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
Luxury Win
POV Sat Out As HOH
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Unable to Play
HOH Part 3 Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

Nominations/Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
3 Cassandra Shahinfar Yes
Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
4 Dillon Carman
Jackie McCurach
Position Voted for With Majority?
HOH Gary Levy Sole Vote
5 Emily Hawkin Yes
Neda Kalantar Yes
6 Used POV On Self Sindy Nguyen Yes
7 HOH Nominations Void
8 Used POV on Self Jackie McCurach Yes
9 Nominated
10 HOH
Finale Jury Member Kevin Martin Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Post-Black Hole Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2
Dallas Cormier
Week 4
Gary Levy
Week 7
Bruno Ielo
Day 55
Dre Gwenaelle
William Laprise Desbiens
Week 10
Ika Wong

Post Big Brother


  • Demetres holds the record for most official HOH wins in a single season with 5. Dane Rupert later tied the record.
    • Demetres also ties the record for having the most HouseGuests nominated under his HOH reign, having ten HouseGuests nominated under all of his HOH's.
      • Every male was nominated under Demetres' HOH reigns (with the exception of Mark).


  1. Alfie Sheldon (AlfieS12). "Demetres to win! #BBCAN7". 7 April 2019, 8:37 PM. Tweet.
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