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Holly Katherine Allen was the runner-up of Big Brother 21 (US).

Holly is known for her showmance with Jackson Michie and her preexisting relationship with Kathryn Dunn. As an early member of Gr8ful, Holly remained under the radar until the bigger targets went out. On Day 44 her prior relationship with Kathryn was outed by Jack Matthews, which caused her and Jackson to defect from their alliance. Holly and Jackson's success in competitions and relationship with Cliff Hogg III and Nicole Anthony kept her safe, until the final 5, where she was nominated by default. Jackson saved her from eviction by falsely framing Tommy Bracco of targeting Cliff and Nicole. After Jackson won the final Head of Household, he chose to take Holly to the final two. Unfortunately for Holly, her subtle game wasn't preferred over Jackson's aggressive game-play, causing her to finish in second place with 3 votes to win.


Holly Allen Biography

Age: 31
Hometown: Lander, Wyoming
Current city: Los Angeles
Occupation: Wine Safari Guide
Three adjectives that describe you: Spontaneous, sarcastic, and relentless.
Favorite activities: Fostering dogs, hiking with wine, and road-tripping with a camera in hand.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? I live on my phone. I'm a millennial. That will admittedly be a struggle.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I haven't watched it enough to have a favorite.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Oh, I have plenty of strategies already stacked up. Plan A-Z.
My life's motto is...
"Make them proud." I've lost a lot of people in my life and I always try to say "yes" to opportunities because I wish they were still here to experience them all too.
What would you take into the house and why?
- My dog (fat chance).
- Headphones to listen to music.
- A book to keep me sane.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I grew up teaching people to fly fish.
- I can sneeze like Donald Duck.
- I can ride a horse standing up.
- I rolled off of a 30 ft. cliff in a pickup truck and survived.
- I used to go down the Oregon Trail every summer in a covered wagon. With a bonnet on my head.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 21 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Hit The Road Ineligible
HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 4 Comeback Ineligible
HOH Loss
POV Replaced
Week 5 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
Field Trip Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 12 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Loss
Week 13 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Phase Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Camp Director Jackson Michie Yes
Ovi Kabir Yes
2 Kemi Fakunle Yes
3 Cliff Hogg III Yes
4 Isabella Wang Yes
6 Jack Matthews Yes
7 Kathryn Dunn Yes
8 Analyse Talavera Yes
10 Jessica Milagros Yes
Christie Murphy Yes
11 Post-POV Nominee
12 Nominated
13 Nominated
Finale Runner-Up

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 5
Sam Smith
Week 9
Christie Murphy
Nick Maccarone
Christie Murphy

Post Big Brother

  • Holly and Jackson continued their relationship post-season, and were living together. However, on June 18th, 2020, they announced they had broken up.[2]


  • After David Alexander re-entered the house to join Camp Comeback, he forgot Holly's name and accidentally called her "Beth", and it became a running gag both in and outside of the house.
  • Holly is the last female houseguest, and last houseguest overall, to be nominated on Big Brother 21 (US), with her first nomination occurring on Day 83.
    • Holly is the first person to have their first nomination be a default nomination at Final 5 as a result of the Power of Veto being used.
  • Holly is the first person to win HoH twice on Big Brother 21.
  • Holly is the sixth/seventh HouseGuest to make it past Day 78 without ever being nominated. The other houseguests are Derrick Levasseur, Austin Matelson, James Huling, Nicole Franzel, JC Mounduix, Tommy Bracco, Enzo Palumbo and Cody Calafiore.
  • Both times Holly was HOH, Nick was one of her targets.
  • Holly is one of four houseguests on Big Brother 21, and the only female, to always vote with the majority.


  1. Holly Allen. CBS Big Brother (21 June 2019). Retrieved on 21 June 2019.
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