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Jessica Lynn Brokaw (née Hughbanks) was a houseguest on Big Brother 8 (US).

At the beginning of the game, Jessica became a member of the Late Night Crew Alliance that ran the game for the first couple of weeks. She also had a romantic relationship with fellow houseguest Eric Stein. When the Late Night Crew Alliance crumbled, Jessica and Eric teamed up with Dick and Daniele. The alliance of the two pairs dominated the middle portion of the game with Daniele and Jessica being able to win 4 HOHs back-to-back. However, the alliance's dominance ended when the outsider Zach won HOH and nominated Jessica against Jameka. When she remained on the block, the Donatos decided to blindside her during the first half of the Double Eviction, by voting to evict her. She was evicted by a 2-1 vote, placing 6th and becoming the fourth member of the jury.

Jessica was selected by the producers to have a chance to return to the house in Big Brother 11 (US) if her clique won the first Endurance Challenge. However, her clique lost and Jessica did not earn the right to return to the Big Brother house.


Jessica Lynn Hughbanks (born December 22, 1985) is a Wichita State University student, Wichita Wild Indoor Football and Wichita Thunder dance team member from Haysville, Kansas. Jessica is also a Maxim Hometown Hottie and appeared on Maxim's website.

Player History - Big Brother 8 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Sat Out
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Win
Luxury Win
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss

Food History[]

Week 1 Slop
Week 2 Slop
Week 3 Food
Week 4 Food
Week 5 Food
Week 6 Food
Week 7 Food
Week 8 Food Competition Phase Over
Week 9

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Immune Carol Journey Yes
2 Joe Barber Yes
3 Mike Dutz Yes
4 Nick Starcevic Yes
5 Kail Harbick Yes
7 Jen Johnson Yes
9 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Dick Donato Yes

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 6
Dustin Erikstrup
Week 8
Amber Siyavus


Post-Big Brother[]

  • Jessica and her "showmance" Eric Stein returned to host the first Head of Household competition in Big Brother 9 (US).
  • Jessica and Eric continued their romantic relationship outside of the house, but in 2010, it was revealed that the couple had split after nearly three years of dating.[1]
  • On July 28, 2012, Jessica married Matt Brokaw.


  • Jessica is the first houseguest from Kansas.
  • Jessica, along with Dick Donato and Dustin Erikstrup are the first three houseguests in Big Brother history to be immune from eviction.
  • Jessica was the last houseguest to be nominated in Big Brother 8 (US), being first put on the block on Day 62.
  • Jessica is the only female juror on Big Brother 8 (US) to always vote with the majority.
  • Jessica is the second houseguest following Jack Owens, Jr. to be evicted by a vote of 2-1.


Big Brother 8 (US) Houseguests
BB8 Dick
BB8 Danielle
BB8 Zach
BB8 Jameka
BB8 Eric
BB8 Jessica
BB8 Amber
BB8 Jen
BB8 Dustin
BB8 Kail
BB8 Nick
BB8 Mike
BB8 Joe
BB8 Carol