Joshua "Josh" Martinez is the winner of Big Brother 19 (US).
He was best known for his friendship with Christmas Abbott, banging pots and pans through the house, his DR confessionals, and heated arguments with several houseguests. At the first HoH competition, he took the golden apple which granted him immunity for the week because he believed he was a target. He then proceeded to lash out at Megan Lowder and call her a snake. He got into several heated arguments with Cody Nickson, Jessica Graf, Kevin Schlehuber, Elena Davies and Mark Jansen. On several occasions, he banged pots and pans which was a strategy Dick Donato used in BB8. The latter two combined with his emotional outbursts made him a target early on, but he eventually got his foot in the door and started working with Paul Abrahamian and Christmas. For the most part, he followed Paul's orders, but eventually, he realized Paul was making everyone else do his dirty work, and he saw how dominant Paul's game was. He then began using his goodbye messages to expose Paul's lies and, ultimately, thwarted his attempts to shift all blame onto him and Christmas. During the final weeks of the game, he contemplated turning on Paul several times, especially after winning the Final 5 HOH, but never actually did it. When he won the final HoH, he made a risky decision to take Paul to the final 2, believing that the jury disliked Paul more than either himself or Christmas. His risky decision paid off as he was awarded the win in a 5-4 vote.
|Josh Martinez Biography|
Retrieved from CBS.com 
Player History - Big Brother 19
|Week 1||Temptation||Sat Out|
|Hit The Road||Saved|
|HOH Part 1||Immunity|
|HOH Part 2||Ineligible|
|Week 4||House Challenge||Not Picked|
|Temptation||Sat Out as HOH|
|Week 7||HOH||Previous HOH|
|Week 12||HOH Part 1||Loss|
|HOH Part 2||Win|
|HOH Part 3||Win|
|Week 4||Have-Not Extension|
|Week 10||Have/Have-Not Phase Over|
Den of Temptation History
|Week 4||Den of Temptation Phase Over|
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|1||Saved By Apple||Christmas Abbott||No|
|4||House Challenger||Paul Abrahamian||Yes|
|POV Holder||Kevin Schlehuber||No|
|11||HOH||Alex Ow||Yes (Tiebreaker)|
|12||HOH||Christmas Abbott||Sole Vote|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
Post Big Brother
- He returned for Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US) along with fellow winners Ian Terry, Derrick Levasseur, and Nicole Franzel to explain how to win the game.
- On December 5, 2017, Josh appeared on The Taran Show to talk about his family and his life pre and post Big Brother 19 (US).
- He returned for Big Brother 20 (US) along with Derrick Levasseur, Paul Abrahamian, Britney Haynes, Daniele Donato and Dominic Briones (offscreen) to celebrate Nicole Franzel and Victor Arroyo's engagement.
- Josh will be competing on The Challenge: War of the Worlds alongside Liz, Julia, Da'Vonne, Natalie, Paulie, Morgan, and Celebrity Big Brother 18 (UK) winner Stephen Bear.
- Josh is tied with fellow houseguest Mark Jansen, BB11 houseguest Michele Noonan, BB15 houseguests Helen Kim and Elissa Slater, BB18 houseguest Corey Brooks, and BB20 houseguest Scottie Salton for the most weeks spent as a Have-Not in a single season with four.
- He holds the record of most weeks spent as a Have-Not in terms of winners.
- Josh is the fifth HouseGuest to win HOH twice in Big Brother 19, following Paul, Alex, Jason, and Christmas respectively.
- After Alex and Paul, he is the third to win it 3 times.
- Josh is the first minority male winner and the second minority winner overall, following Jun Song. He would be followed by Kaycee Clark.
- Josh is the third Hispanic-American houseguest to make it to the final 2, following Ivette Corredero and Natalie Martinez.
- He is the first one to win.
Over The Top
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