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Ika Marie Wong was a houseguest on Big Brother Canada 2 and Big Brother Canada 5.

Ika started out her Big Brother Canada 2 game relatively strong during her stay, despite being nominated for eviction the first week. She stayed with no votes against her. During Week 3, Ika won her first Head of Household competition and was the first woman of the season to do so. During this time, Ika and the rest of the women in the house targeted Heather Decksheimer for eviction. Unbeknownst to Ika and her women's alliance, both Sarah Miller and Sabrina Abbate were members of the dominating First Five alliance and were targeting Paul Jackson for eviction. Ika's Head of Household reign proved to be disastrous, as Paul became evicted due to Sarah's vote against, and the close 6-4 vote alienated Ika from outsider Heather. Ika's disastrous reign as Head of Household caused the beginning of the end for her, as the First Five targeted her for eviction the following week due to being seen as an active and uncontrollable player. During Week 4, First Five member Sabrina convinced Head of Household Rachelle Diamond to backdoor Ika, sealing Ika's fate. While nominated, Ika won the opportunity to either take $5,000 or give her fellow houseguests letters from home. She chose the former. Ika was voted out in an 8-1 vote, with only fellow outsider Adel Elseri voting to keep her.

When Ika returned in Big Brother Canada 5, her game was much repaired and polished than her first time. She notably formed strong relationships throughout the house, building a veterans alliance and aligning herself and eventually becoming a showmance with competition threat Demetres Giannistsos. Together, she formed The Six with four other returnees, while also aligning herself with the likes of Cassandra Shahinfar, Gary Levy, and The French Connection. The two played the middle from the start, aligning with and evicting the targets of The Six until the double eviction, where Ika headlined the blindside of alliance member Neda Kalantar. After that, Ika and Demetres continued their power reign with Demetres winning competitions, and Ika relying on her social and manipulative gameplay to advance in the game. Her strengths in the two areas brought her to the final four, where she was the victim of the sole vote of veto winner Kevin Martin, with which she and Demetres had a season-long feud with, resulting in her coming in 4th place and becoming the 8th member of the jury.

Despite her initially short stay, Ika is one of the most popular Canadian houseguests due to her sassy personality and her iconic shredding of her fellow houseguests' letters in exchange for $5,000, which is often considered one of the most memorable moments of Big Brother history. Once she returned, Ika's reputation shifted to one of respect toward her gameplay, with former houseguests and fans alike naming her one of the best houseguests to play Big Brother Canada due to her excellent relationships and manipulative ability without winning a single competition.


Big Brother Canada 2[]

Big Brother Canada 5[]

Player History - Big Brother Canada 2[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Win
POV Advantage Loss
Have/Have-Not Sat Out as HOH
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked

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 Post-POV Nominee
2 Kyle Shore Yes
4 Post-POV Nominee

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Paul Jackson

Player History - Big Brother Canada 5[]

Competition History[]

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

Have/Have-Not History[]

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

Nominations/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
Position Voted for With Majority?
5 Emily Hawkin Yes
Neda Kalantar Yes
6 Sindy Nguyen Yes
7 Nominations Void
Bruno Ielo Yes
8 Nominated
Dillon Carman (To Save) Yes
9 Vetoed Dillon Carman Yes
10 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Kevin Martin Yes

Post Big Brother[]

  • Following Big Brother Canada 5, Ika has been ET Canada's representative when interviewing Big Brother US houseguests (civilian and celebrity) both pre- and post-season, starting with Big Brother 19 (US). She began interviewing the Big Brother Canada houseguests starting with Big Brother Canada 7.
  • Demetres Giannitsos and Ika started a relationship after their season concluded, even starting a YouTube channel.
    • Ika and Demetres announced their engagement on March 10, 2022.[1] It was revealed that they got engaged during a surprise visit to the Big Brother Canada 10 house during the pre-season, which was shown to the houseguests and viewers during Week 2.
    • Ika and Demetres announced that they were married on May 30, 2024.[2]
  • Alongside fellow BBCAN2 houseguest Sabrina Abbate and fellow BBCAN5 houseguest Kevin Martin, Ika appeared on Big Brother Canada 6 as part of the "Night in the BBCAN Museum" HoH competition in Week 4, recreating her infamous letter shredding moment from season 2.
    • In another reference to her letter shredding moment, she returned to host the "Shred That Letter" HoH competition in Week 9 of Big Brother Canada 10.
  • Starting on Big Brother Canada 7, Ika began hosting ET Canada's Big Brother Pre-Show before the evictions.
    • She also appeared on season 7 in partnership with the show's Wendy’s® sponsorship, delivering the food to the Head of Household in Week 2.
    • She was also the host of the "Jury Roundtable" discussion that took place during the final episode of the season.
  • Under ET Canada, starting during the Big Brother 21 (US) finale, Ika began hosting a Reality Roundup series where she discusses such as Big Brother, Survivor and The Challenge.[3]
  • On April 17, 2020, Ika competed in the Big Brother Canada versus Big Brother U.S. mini of Sequester hosted by Audrey Middleton. She finished in 6th after being voted out.
  • On June 5, 2020, Ika revealed that she would be leaving ET Canada due to their silence of the Black Lives Matter movement. [4]
  • In September 2022, Ika was nominated for and ended up winning The Black Academy's "Digital Creator Fan Choice Award" during The Legacy Awards.[5]


  • Ika is the first female in Big Brother Canada 2 to become Head of Household.
  • Ika is the first female in Big Brother Canada history to win the Power of Veto.
    • She was also the first female to win HOH and POV in the same week.
  • Ika was the last female, as well as the last veteran, to be nominated in Big Brother Canada 5, being first put on the block on Day 49.
  • Ika is the first and only returning houseguest in Big Brother Canada 5 to survive eviction after remaining on the block.
  • Ika, along with Kevin Martin and Sindy Nguyen, is one of three returning houseguests on Big Brother Canada 5 to place higher than they did in their original season.
  • Each season Ika competed in, she wasn't picked for three POV competitions.
  • Ika always voted with the majority of the house.
  • Every time Ika was nominated in Big Brother Canada 2, it was as a replacement nominee.


Big Brother Canada 2 House Guests
Jon BBCAN2 Small
Sabrina BBCAN2 Small
Neda BBCAN2 Small
Heather BBCAN2 Small
Adel BBCAN2 Small
Rachelle BBCAN2 Small
Allison BBCAN2 Small
Arlie BBCAN2 Small
Kenny BBCAN2 Small
Sarah BBCAN2 Small
Andrew BBCAN2 Small
Ika BBCAN2 Small
Paul BBCAN2 Small
Nate BBCAN2 Small
Scott BBCAN2 Small
Kyle BBCAN2 Small
Anick BBCAN2 Small
War Room - Not Chosen
Big Brother Canada 5 House Guests
BBCAN5 Small Kevin
BBCAN5 Small Karen
BBCAN5 Small Demetres
BBCAN5 Small Ika
BBCAN5 Small Dillon
BBCAN5 Small Dre
BBCAN5 Small William
BBCAN5 Small Jackie
BBCAN5 Small Bruno
BBCAN5 Small Sindy
BBCAN5 Small Neda
BBCAN5 Small Emily
BBCAN5 Small Gary
BBCAN5 Small Cassandra
BBCAN5 Small Dallas
BBCAN5 Small Mark