In Big Brother 7 (US), Janelle set the record for most individual competitions won in a single season, with 9 competition wins (4 HoH's & 5 PoV's). She was also known for her one-sided showmance with Will Kirby, and infamously evicting her ally, Marcellas Reynolds, after Will influenced her to nominate him. Once again, she came in 3rd place, and became the seventh and final member of the jury, after Mike "Boogie" Malin cast the sole vote to evict her. She ended up winning America's Favorite Houseguest award - being the first Houseguest to ever receive this prize.
In Big Brother 14 (US), she came back as a Coach. In week 4, Mike and Dan Gheesling convinced HoH Danielle Murphree to backdoor her. She was successfully backdoored that same week in an 8-1 vote, making her the first coach to get evicted, finishing in 12th place, and thus marking the first time Janelle did not reach the final 3 or jury stage.
In Big Brother 22 (US), she came back for a fourth time, becoming the first houseguest to do so, and reunited with her friend BB6 and BB7 castmate Kaysar. However, Janelle's reputation as one of the greatest players put her on the outs of the house along with Kaysar, having the majority of the house dead set on targeting her immediately. Despite being saved in the first two weeks when Kaysar won the first Safety Suite Competition and her ally Memphis winning HoH, Janelle and Kaysar were finally nominated in week 3 by Tyler. After failing to win the PoV to save herself, Janelle was ultimately evicted in a 9-2 vote, finishing in 14th place. She kept her strong friendship with Kaysar, and also developed friendships with Keesha, Bayleigh and Memphis, but had a long running-feud with Nicole F due to her sneakiness, and making her become a have-not.
Because of her competition prowess, many regard her as the most excellent female houseguest and one of the greatest players in the history of the show. She is the first player to win America's Favorite Houseguest award.
Fan favorite Janelle Pierzina returns to BIG BROTHER for the third summer. She first competed on BIG BROTHER in Season 6, when she finished in third place, but she took home “America’s Favorite Player.” She also finished in third place in season 7, BIG BROTHER: ALL-STARS. This very physical and competitive player sees returning as a mentor as a positive. According to Janelle, she’s “good at keeping people together and getting people on my side… the coaching dynamic is perfect for my gameplay.” While this 32-year-old is returning as a mentor to play her own game, she hopes to make it past third place this time. Her strategy to do so: “try and keep my team together as much as possible and possibly pick up some other alliance members along the way.” You can be sure that her husband and baby girl home in Minnesota will be rooting for her this summer.
Retrieved from CBS Age: 40 Hometown: Grand Rapids, Minnesota Current city: Minneapolis, Minnesota Occupation: Real estate agent Previous seasons: Big Brother 6, Big Brother 7, and Big Brother 14. Janelle finished third two seasons in a row and won the first America's Favorite Houseguest vote in Season 6. Three adjectives that describe you: Ambitious, loyal, and persistent. Favorite activities: Working out with my girlfriends at Pure Barre, drinking wine, spending time with my family, and interior decorating. Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
It is the greatest and most challenging game that I have ever played. I have a lot I have to prove myself. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family and business. Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Britney Haynes. She's my Big Brother bestie and makes me laugh until my stomach hurts! What is your strategy for winning the game?
Win the first HOH, pick my allies Week 1, stay loyal to my alliance, start playing more cut throat once Houseguests start going to jury and separate game level from personal. How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
I have never played a cut throat game. This time around, I will. Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I am completely a different woman. My life's motto is…
"There is no elevator to success —you have to take the stairs." What would you take into the house and why?
-Pictures of loved ones.
-A bible. Fun facts about yourself:
-My last meal on Earth would be sushi.
-My proudest accomplishment is my children.
-I have a house rabbit that lives in our home (he is house littered).
-My celebrity crush is Chris Hemsworth.
-My most prized possession is my designer shoe and bag collection.
Janelle holds the record for the most individual competitions won in a single season with 9, by winning 4 Head of Households and 5 Power of Vetoes. Janelle also holds the record for most individual competitions won in multiple seasons with 6 HOH's (tied with Rachel Reilly), 7 POV's, and 2 Coaches Competitions– making a total of 15 competitions.
Counting only HoH's and PoV's, Janelle has won 13 competitions. Her record has been broken by Paul who has won 14 competitions.
Janelle and Kaysar are the only players to be evicted four times.
Janelle was the only houseguest to win challenges on Team Janelle in Big Brother 14.
Janelle is one of four people (Kaysar Ridha, James Rhine, and Paul Abrahamian) to receive the same placement two seasons in a row (3rd place).
Janelle has the second most days spent in the Big Brother U.S. house out of returning contestants with an exact 200 total days (76 in Big Brother 6, 67 in Big Brother 7, 34 in Big Brother 14 and 23 in Big Brother 22).
Janelle is the first player to reach 200 days in the BBUS house. She ended up getting evicted on her 200th day during Big Brother 22. The second player to reach 200 days is Nicole Franzel.
Janelle and Jase Wirey are the first 2 houseguests to become co-HOH's.
Whenever Janelle won the Power of Veto in a week where she wasn't HOH, she used it on herself.
Janelle is the only contestant to have their eviction vote 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.
Years before ever appearing on Big Brother, Janelle was charged with stealing merchandise from a Macy's store in December 2001. She responded to her arrest warrant only days before entering the Big Brother 6 house.
Janelle is the first, and currently only, four-time player in BBUS history.
Big Brother 22 is the only season where Janelle never won a competition.
Janelle has played three of her four seasons with Kaysar and two of her four seasons with Mike Malin.
Janelle and Kaysar are the only houseguests to play on both All-Star seasons, Big Brother 7 and 22.
Janelle outlasted Kaysar their first two times, while Mike has outlasted her in both of the two seasons they competed in together, but only two spots higher each time. Despite this, Janelle still has a higher placing average than Mike.