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Jillian MacLaughlin is the winner of Big Brother Canada 1.

Jillian was known for backstabbing and breaking deals with many houseguests throughout the game. She also proved herself to be a competition threat winning 4 HOHs. Early in the game Jillian formed a romantic relationship with Emmett Blois, and the pair became a dominant force in the house as part of the East Coast Alliance along with Andrew Monaghan and Talla Rajaei. Through all this Jillian was able to make it to the final 2. In the final vote of the season, Jillian ended up receiving Andrew, Emmett and Talla’s jury votes along with Topaz Brady’s infamous vote, where she accidentally voted for Jillian. In the end Jillian ended up becoming the first winner of Big Brother Canada by a final jury vote of 4-3.


Jillian (b. 1985) is a 27-year-old teacher from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and the first winner of Big Brother Canada. She describes herself as being hyper, easygoing, and driven. She states that she wanted to be a part of the series to "shake up her life" after a recent breakup.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 1[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Disqualified
HOH Ineligible
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Loss
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play

Have/Have-Not History[]

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

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Kat Yee Yes
3 Nominations Void
AJ Burman No
4 Thomas Plant Yes
Liza Stinton Yes
5 Suzette Amaya Yes
6 AJ Burman Yes
Gary Levy Yes
Topaz Brady Yes
9 Andrew Monaghan Yes
10 HOH
Finale Winner

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2
Danielle Alexander
Week 7
Alec Beall
Week 8
Peter Brown
Week 10
Talla Rajaei

Post Big Brother[]


Jillian & Emmett's promotion shot for the Amazing Race Canada 4


  • Jillian is one of the four houseguests to go on to win the game without winning any of the three parts of the last HOH competition. The others were Maggie Ausburn, Sarah Hanlon, and Taylor Hale.
    • However, Jillian is the first Canadian houseguest to accomplish this feat.
  • Jillian holds the record for the most HOH wins for a Canadian female with 4.
  • Jillian was the first Canadian houseguest to win HOH in the first part of a Double Eviction and then again after it happened. She would be followed by Sarah Hanlon and Erica Hill.
  • Jillian's victory was the source of controversy, as Topaz had not intended to vote for her to win, accidentally voting for her instead of Gary.
    • She is the only Big Brother winner to receive a vote to win accidentally.
  • Jillian is the third player not to be nominated for eviction until they failed to win the final HoH, after Danielle Reyes and Jason Guy. They were followed by Derrick Levasseur, Anthony Douglas, Enzo Palumbo (on Big Brother 22), Todrick Hall and Bowie Jane Ball.
  • Jillian is the first female houseguest to beat a male houseguest in the Final Two in Big Brother history.
  • Jillian participated in the Big Brother 15 (US) press day.
  • Jillian is the first female and first houseguest to win Big Brother Canada.
  • All four times Jillian was HOH, her intended target was always a male.


Preceded by
Title Established
Season 1
BBCAN1 Jillian
Jillian MacLaughlin
Succeeded by
Season 2
Jon BBCAN2 Small
Jon Pardy
Big Brother Canada 1 House Guests
BBCAN1 Jillian
BBCAN1 Emmett
BBCAN1 Talla
BBCAN1 Andrew
BBCAN1 Peter
BBCAN1 Topaz
BBCAN1 Suzette
BBCAN1 Aneal
BBCAN1 Danielle