Gary Levy was the runner up on Big Brother Canada 1 and would later return for Big Brother Canada 5.

Throughout Big Brother Canada 1 Gary formed many close friendships with many of the female houseguests including, Danielle, Suzette, and Topaz. The latter of which became his closest ally, forming The Secret Wedding. Also throughout the game, Gary claimed to fight for the little people, and always attempted to make big moves against other power players such as, Tom and Liza. He later returned after his early jury eviction to make it to the final 2, after making another big move of evicting Emmett. He came in second to Jillian, after Topaz infamously voted incorrectly.

He later returned in Big Brother Canada 5 as the only representation from his season. Despite his efforts to play a low-tier social game, and an "anyone but me" mentality, he found himself to be a target after trying to save Cassandra from eviction. With the announcement of Backwards Week, he found himself to be nominated by most of the house, specifically the Core Six alliance. He was voted out by Demetres' sole vote in the fourth week, placing 13th.


Big Brother Canada 1

Gary (b. May 23, 1991) is a 21 year old Canadian, from Toronto, Ontario. He is a fashion assistant.[16] He describes himself as being funky, outgoing, and fabulous. He states that he intends to be a social player in the game as a way to obtain information from his fellow HouseGuests.

Big Brother Canada 5

Gary Levy Biography

Retrieved from Global
Age: 25
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Occupation: Artist

Describe yourself in three words:
Funky, fresh, and fabulous. I know my brand.

What have you been up to since being on your season of Big Brother Canada?
Since my season, I had the opportunity to do the Big Brother Canada Side Show which I loved and appreciated so much. After that, I used the coin from the show to travel the world. I went to Miami, New York, Paris, Montreal, and Nova Scotia. I was able to re-inspire myself and get acquainted with new cultures to regroup and download who I am today. I’m an artist today and even though I love that so much, I still can’t deny my itch to be on TV. AND THEN BIG BROTHER CANADA CALLED!

Is your strategy to win Big Brother Canada different going in for a second time?
Yes! First and foremost, I’m going to reiterate the voting instructions when I get to the final two: “Houseguests, vote for the person you WANT to win!” I’m also going to strategize through the fun I’m going to have in the house. I’m going to connect with a strong guy in the house and do his make up while I talk to him about strategy. I’m going to use my social game, which comes so naturally to me.

If you could call one former houseguest from your season for advice, who would it be and why?
I have two names: Emmett and Jillian (BBCAN1). They’d give me similar advice. I like that they’re very smart and have a great strategy. They’re athletic and they’re great friends of mine outside of the show. Jillian was so good at getting people to trust her and then stabbing them in the back!

What element of Big Brother Canada did you not have a chance to try before, that you’d like to experience this time around?
WINNING. Guys, I’m here to win! Not just look pretty. I’m coming back to take the cake.

What perk within the game means the most to you: a letter from home, a luxury party, a season’s slop pass, or a vote from Canada?
Oooooh. I don’t want to go on slop. But I love my country and I love that my country understands me. I’m really blessed that I can be myself in and out of the house. I choose a vote from Canada. I’m getting emotional now!

Which Big Brother Canada past competitor would you like to channel this season and why?
I don’t channel anybody. I’m an original.

If you could travel into the future or the past which would you choose and why?
I’d go to the past. I’d go to the 1970s. I’m an old soul. I’d want to be my age right now in New York City at Studio 54. Grace Jones. Andy Warhol. Bianca Jagger. Oh, if I could be a fly on the wall in the ‘70s, things would be so different!

What do people from Toronto have that gives them an edge to win Big Brother Canada?
We have a swagger to us. We definitely spend a lot of time getting to know ourselves – we’re very selfish people – but I think it’s a good thing because we know what we want. When you’re in the BBCAN house, you need to be confident. You need to go after what you want. You need to be able to talk to anyone. People from Toronto can do all of these things.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 1

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 7 Evicted
Week 8
Week 9 HOH Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Win

Have/Have-Not History

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

Nominations/Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Kat Yee Yes
2 Used POV on Self Aneal Ramkissoon No
3 Vetoed Nominations Void
Immune Aneal Ramkissoon Yes
4 HOH -
Liza Stinton Yes
5 AJ Burman No
6 Andrew Monaghan No
7 Evicted
9 Used POV on Self Andrew Monaghan Yes
10 Nominated
HOH Emmett Blois Sole Vote
Finale Runner-Up

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 4
Tom Plant
Week 10 (Final HoH)
Emmett Blois

Player History - Big Brother Canada 5

Competition History

Week 1 HOH/Immunity Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat Out As Have
POV Advantage Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Luxury Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat Out As Have
POV Not Picked
Week 4 POV Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
HOH Ineligible

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Mark Chrysler Yes
2 Dallas Cormier Yes
3 Cassandra Shahinfar Yes
Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
4 Dillon Carman
Emily Hawkin
Bruno Ielo
Dillon Carman
Emily Hawkin
Jackie McCurach
Kevin Martin
Neda Kalantar
Position Voted for With Majority?

Post Big Brother


  • Gary is the first houseguest to be evicted, return, and make the final 2.
    • He would have won if Topaz had voted for the right person.
    • He would later be followed by Kelsey Faith.
  • Gary was also known by the nickname, Gary Glitter. This comes from his habit of putting glitter on everything and everyone, to the point where in Week 2, many houseguests considered nominating him just out of annoyance that there was too much glitter.
    • Throughout the season, Gary often took on a few alter-egos including: Gerard, Zoe, and Zoeth.
  • Gary's Big Brother Canada 1 loss was a topic of major controversy due to the fact that his friend and close ally, Topaz, misunderstood the voting and accidentally voted for Jillian. Coincidentally, Topaz's vote was the deciding factor, in a close 4-3 vote.
  • He is one of nine final HOHs who didn't end up winning the game. The other eight are Nicole SchaffrichAlison Irwin, Ivette CorrederoRyan QuicksallCody CalafiorePaul AbrahamianGodfrey Mangwiza, and Kelsey Faith.
  • Every time Gary was HOH, a showmance was nominated.
    • Additionally, the men were the ones evicted.
  • In Big Brother Canada 5, Gary was the last veteran to be evicted pre-jury.
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