Jillian MacLaughlin is the winner of Big Brother Canada 1.

She is known for backstabbing and blindsiding many houseguests throughout the game. Jillian formed a romantic relationship with Emmett Blois early in the game, and the pair became a dominant force in the house as part of the East Coast Alliance along with Andrew and Talla. In the final vote of the season, Jillian gained votes from Emmett, Talla, Andrew and (accidentally) Topaz, becoming the first winner of Big Brother Canada.


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 Loss
Week 4 HOH Disqualified
HOH Inelligible
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
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 three houseguests to go on to win the game without winning any of the three parts of the last HOH competition. The other was Maggie Ausburn and Sarah Hanlon.
    • However, Jillian is the first Canadian houseguest to accomplish this feat.
  • Jillian won the most Head of Household competitions during the season: winning in Week 2, Week 7, Week 8 and Week 10.
  • 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.
  • Her victory was the source of controversy, as Topaz had not intended to vote for her to win, accidentally voting for her instead of Gary.
  • Jillian is the third player not to be nominated for eviction after Danielle Reyes and Jason Guy, though she along with the other two were nominated by default when she failed to win the final HoH. They were followed by Derrick Levasseur, Anthony Douglas, Enzo Palumbo (on Big Brother 22) and Cody Calafiore (on Big Brother 22) .
    • Paul Abrahamian also did not touch the block until the final three in Big Brother 19, though they did get nominated Week 1, before having it cancelled out by a twist.
  • She is the first female houseguest to beat a male houseguest in the Final Two in Big Brother history.
  • Jillian was in the Big Brother 15 press day.
  • Jillian never received an eviction vote.
  • Jillian is the first female and first houseguest to win Big Brother Canada.


Preceded by
Title Established
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Jillian MacLaughlin
Succeeded by
Season 2
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Jon Pardy
Big Brother Canada 1 House Guests
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