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Joseph Ammar Abdin was a houseguest on Big Brother 24 (US).

A last-minute replacement player in the house, Joseph was known for his social game, close friendship with Taylor Hale and his major role in forming the dominant alliance of that season, The Leftovers. While starting off as a very quiet player, his relationships in the house helped him gain footing to the game and deduce that Ameerah Jones was the one who orchestrated Pooch's eviction on Week 2. This helped create The Leftovers that would later blindside Ameerah on Week 3 and pick off the outsiders of that alliance in subsequent weeks. He often played double agent to gain information from the other side of the house to benefit The Leftovers and formed faux alliances such as The Five Swatters. When the Split House Double Eviction twist was unleashed during Week 7, Joseph was separated from his closest allies such as Taylor and Monte Taylor and was immediately targeted by Head of Household Terrance Higgins, who felt threatened by Joseph's relationship with Monte. His ally Kyle Capener decided to betray him and exposed The Leftovers to Alyssa Snider and Terrance, who were the outsiders of that alliance. While Joseph campaigned hard for his safety in the game, this was not enough as he got evicted by a vote of 2-0.

On Finale Night, he voted for his closest ally Taylor to win the game, which led to her historic victory for being the first Black woman to win a mainline season of Big Brother by a vote of 8-1.

Biography[]

Joseph Abdin Biography

Retrieved from Parade.com
Age: 24
Hometown/Current City: Lake Worth, Fla.
Occupation: Lawyer

What’s the best advice you received before coming out to play?
Put yourself out there. Try new things. Take opportunities, take risks. You never know where you can end up. And make sure you can keep going and trying new things.

What do you think people will perceive you as?
I think people are gonna perceive me as all brawn, no brain. It's a theme I've gotten throughout my life. Most likely, they're gonna look at me as just a physical threat and nothing more.

What types of players would you least want in your alliance?
Definitely untrustworthy, unstrategic, loud, huge targets on their backs. People who aren't moving stealthily, just moving to move with no strategy behind their game.

What’s something the other houseguests may dislike about you?
I eat a lot of food. I'm definitely gonna eat! (Laughs.) To the point where they're not gonna be able to eat as much. I'm also always working out, whether it's yoga, meditation, or weightlifting. I don't really sleep, so it can be annoying for other people if they want to get some rest and I'm doing something.

On eviction night, would you rather flip the votes against the house to help your individual game, or go with the house to help your overall alliance?
That's a good question. Probably go with my alliance. In Big Brother, there's only one winner. But you don't get to the end alone. From the beginning I would definitely work with my alliances.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 24 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Co-POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Loss
Co-POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Co-POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Ineligible
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History[]

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

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominations Void
2 Pooch Pucciarelli Yes
3 Ameerah Jones Yes
4 Bestie Immunity Nicole Layog Yes
5 Vetoed Daniel Durston Yes
6 Indy Santos Yes
7 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Taylor Hale Yes

Post Big Brother[]

  • Joseph confirmed he was dating fellow Big Brother 24 houseguest and winner Taylor Hale.[2][3] On April 19, 2023, the couple announced their split but stated they would “support one another as best friends”.

The Challenge[]

Trivia[]

  • Joseph was a replacement houseguest for Marvin Achi, who was slated to be on Big Brother 24 (US), but was dropped from the cast a day before the season premiere.
  • Joseph always voted with the majority.
  • Joseph is the first houseguest to be evicted in the backyard, and not inside the house.

References[]

Big Brother 24 (US) Houseguests
US24 Small Taylor
US24 Small Monte
US24 Small Turner
US24 Small Brittany
US24 Small Alyssa
US24 Small Michael
US24 Small Terrance
US24 Small Kyle
US24 Small Joseph
Joseph
US24 Small Jasmine
US24 Small Indy
US24 Small Daniel
US24 Small Nicole
US24 Small Ameerah
US24 Small Pooch
US24 Small Paloma
Winner
Runner-Up
Jury
Evicted
Walked
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