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James Allen Rhine was a houseguest on Big Brother 6 (US) and Big Brother 7 (US).

In Big Brother 6 (US), James entered the house as Sarah Hrejsa's boyfriend and secret partner, and attempted to lie low. An initial member of the Sovereign Six, James was betrayed by them in Week 5 after rival Friendship member Maggie Ausburn miraculously convinced then-Head of Household Howie Gordon to nominate him and Sarah. Although James would win the Power of Veto, Sarah would be evicted later that week. James would ultimately choose to stay closer to the middle of the two sides of the house and forge an alliance with Ivette Corredero. A massive competition threat, James would win four different POVs during the season, breaking the record for most POV wins at the time. However, this obvious capability would ultimately lead him to getting backdoored in Week 8 by a unanimous 4-0 vote, placing 7th and becoming the third member of the jury.

In Big Brother 7 (US), he was a part of the Sovereign Six (now Season Six alliance) again during their initial continuous HOH wins, but after Janelle's decision not to nominate Chilltown member Will Kirby during Week 4, James betrayed the alliance and became a part of the Legion of Doom along with Will, Mike Malin and his closest ally Danielle Reyes. He was nominated during the first half of the Double Eviction but managed to save himself by winning the POV. He was nominated and evicted during the second round of the Double Eviction in a 3-1 vote. He once again placed 7th and became the third member of the jury.

James formerly held the record for the most Power of Veto wins with 4 in Big Brother 6 (US), but the record would be broken by his Sovereign Six ally Janelle Pierzina the following season in Big Brother 7 (US) when she won 5 Power of Veto competitions.

Biography[]

James Rhine (born December 6, 1975) is a Loss Prevention Manager from Miami, Florida.

Player History - Big Brother 6 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Part 1/Food Win
HOH Part 2 Loss
POV Not Chosen
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Win
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Luxury Unable to Play
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Win
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Chosen
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Chosen
HOH Loss
POV Win
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Not Chosen

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Kaysar Ridha No
2 POV Holder Michael Donnellan Yes
3 Used POV on Self Eric Littmann Yes
4 Vetoed Janelle Pierzina No
5 Used POV on Self Ivette Corredero No
6 Kaysar Ridha Yes
7 Jennifer Vasquez Yes
POV Holder Rachel Plencner Yes
8 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Ivette Corredero No

Player History - Big Brother 7 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 Co-HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Win
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Redo Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Coup d'État Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Win
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Alison Irwin Yes
2 Nakomis Dedmon Yes
3 HOH
4 Diane Henry Yes
5 Nominated
6 Marcellas Reynolds Yes
7 Used POV on Self Erika Landin No
Nominated
Finale Jury Member Mike Malin Yes

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 3
Jase Wirey
 Evicted
Jase
THEN

Post Big Brother[]

  • After the Big Brother 11 (US) finale, James, Danielle Reyes and Kaysar Ridha went into the now-empty house and filmed a special "secret eviction" video for social media, where James, in the role of HOH, cast the tiebreaking vote to evict Kaysar for a fourth time while he was next to Danielle on the block.[1]
  • James attended Big Brother 11 (US) houseguest Laura Crosby's wedding on April 8, 2011.[2]
  • On April 17, 2020, James competed in the Big Brother Canada versus Big Brother (US) mini of Sequester hosted by Audrey Middleton. He finished in 8th after being voted out.

Trivia[]

  • James originally had a different partner for Big Brother 6 (US), however, his partner backed out last minute due to a medical problem, so James chose Sarah Hrejsa as the replacement, which likely explains the imbalance between men and women in the season.
  • James and Sarah Hrejsa are the first pair of houseguests to be dating when entering the house. They would later be followed by Jen Diturno and Ryan Quicksall.
    • Of the four, James is the only one to be on the jury and the only one to return for another season.
  • James is the only male to win a Power of Veto competition on Big Brother 6 (US).
  • James is the first houseguest to win 3 POVs in a single season and later, the first houseguest to win 4 POVs in a single season.
  • James is tied with Shane Meaney, John McGuire and Jackson Michie for the second most POV wins out of any male houseguest in one season with 4. While Paul Abrahamian has the most POV wins in one season with 5.
    • He is the only one among the four that did not end up in the Final 4 of his season.
  • James is the first houseguest to be taken off the block with the POV three times in a row.
  • James voted in the minority the most in Big Brother 6 (US), doing so four times.
  • Whenever James was evicted, Janelle won HOH two evictions earlier.
  • James, alongside fellow Season 6 players Howie Gordon, Janelle Pierzina, and Kaysar Ridha are the first houseguests to play in back-to-back seasons. They would be followed by Jessie Godderz, Brendon Villegas, Rachel Reilly, James Huling, Da'Vonne Rogers, Paul Abrahamian, David Alexander, Nicole Anthony and Cameron Hardin.
    • James is one of five people (Janelle, Kaysar, Paul and Cameron) to finish in the same placement two seasons in a row (7th place).
  • James is the first of four returning players to win their first Head of Household on their second season. He would be followed by George Allen Boswell, Memphis Garrett, and Enzo Palumbo.
  • James is the only contestant to have an eviction vote against them nullified after it had already been cast. In future seasons, contestants who had lost their ability to vote for the week never got to cast one.

References[]

Big Brother 6 (US) Houseguests
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Jury
Big Brother 7 (US) Houseguests
BB7 Mike
BB7 Erika
BB7 Janelle
BB7 Will
BB7 George
BB7 Danielle
BB7 James
James
BB7 Howie
BB7 Marcellas
BB7 Kaysar
BB7 Diane
BB7 Jase
BB7 Nakomis
BB7 Allison
Winner
Runner-Up
Evicted
Jury
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