Jennifer "Jen" Johnson is a houseguest from Big Brother 8.

Jen was known for being frequently tormented by Dick Donato's insults, her rivalry with Daniele Donato, not being liked by many of her fellow houseguests, and frequently talking about herself. She is also known for her meltdown upon seeing her memory wall photo, which she dubbed as "the worst picture I've ever taken". She is also known for wearing shirts that said puns about her nickname (ex: I'm a "Jenius"). When she was named the replacement nominee during Week 7, Jen violated a Big Brother rule by eating food while on a mandatory slop. This earned her a penalty vote on eviction night, and she was evicted in a unanimous 6-0 vote placing 8th and becoming the second member of the jury.


Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson (born April 25, 1984) is a nanny, estate manager, and bikini model of English descent. Jen is from Beverly Hills, California.

Player History - Big Brother 8

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked

Food History

Week 1 Food
Week 2 Food
Week 3 Food
Week 4 Slop
Week 5 Food
Week 6 Slop
Week 7 Slop

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Amber Siyavus No
3 Used POV on Self Mike Dutz Yes
4 Vetoed Nick Starcevic Yes
5 Used POV on Self Eric Stein No
6 Dustin Erikstrup Yes
7 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Daniele Donato No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2
Joe Barber

Post Big Brother

  • Soon after Big Brother 8, Jen began to date her fellow houseguest Nick Starcevic (who ironically disliked Jen and was in a showmance with Daniele Donato during that season).
    • However, they are no longer together.
  • Jen appeared on Big Brother 10 to compete in a Food competition.
  • Jen attended the Big Brother Primetime Special of The Price is Right that aired on May 24, 2016. However, Jen herself did not compete.[1]
  • She now hosts Big Brother Aftershow on theStreamTV along with Big Brother 14 houseguest Ashley Iocco, Ryan Hooks and Kevin Zelman.
  • Jen attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[2][3]


  • Mike Malin has reported that he helped train Jen for Big Brother.
  • Jen is the first woman to be backdoored.
  • Jen is the first houseguest to violate a food restriction. For doing so, she received a penalty vote. (She had been nominated for eviction that week.). She was followed by Audrey Middleton and Matthew Clines.
    • Originally, Jen was given a penalty nomination, which would have been effective the following week in the event that she was not evicted. This was changed to a penalty vote after several other houseguests complained that it unfair because it gave them an incentive to vote to evict Jameka Cameron, the other nominee for that week.
  • Jen is the first houseguest to receive a unitard to wear on the show.
  • Jen is the second HouseGuest to be vetoed 3 times in a row following James Rhine from Big Brother 6 (US).


Big Brother 8 (US) Houseguests
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