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Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Hillis was a houseguest on Big Brother 12 (US).

Despite being a police officer, Kathy's physical abilities were often made fun of by the other houseguests. After Matt Hoffman used his Diamond Power of Veto to save himself, he chose Kathy to be his replacement. She was evicted by a vote of 5–0, placing 8th and becoming the second member of the Jury.


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Name: Kathleen "Kathy" Hillis
Age: 40
Current Residence: Texarkana, AR
Occupation: Deputy Sheriff - Sergeant
Three adjectives that describe you: Tenacious, passionate and fun-loving (silly)
Favorite activities: My favorite activities include canoeing, riding 4-wheelers, mudding, street racing (at work in my patrol car... Shhhh!), gardening, exercising, target shooting and riding horses. Also, shopping, shopping and shopping.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: I know the most difficult part of living in the house would be missing my family. On top of that I am a TV and telephone addict so no contact with friends will be hard too.
Strategy for winning Big Brother: I'm going to be myself and have FUN! My strategy will be decided on a daily basis.
What types of people would you NOT choose to live with you in the house: All Women!!!!
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most or least: I liked Chima the least. She disrespected the game!
What are you afraid of: Heights and SNAKES!
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Surviving ovarian cancer
Finish this sentence: "My life's motto is:" Never give up, never give in, and never use the word defeat. Use words like hope, believe, faith and victory.
Is there anything else you want the fans to know about yourself: When I was undergoing Chemo one night I vowed to my Grandma that when I got better I would apply for Big Brother. I have loved the show ever since and can't wait to be a part of it.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 12 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History[]

Week 1 Have-Not
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Annie Whittington Yes
2 Matt Hoffman No
3 Nominated
4 Hayden Moss No
5 Rachel Reilly Yes
6 Nominations Void
Post-DPOV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Hayden Moss Yes

Post Big Brother[]


  • Kathy was the oldest houseguest of her season.
  • Kathy and Britney Haynes are the first houseguests from Arkansas.
  • Kathy was the first police officer to appear on the show, the second being Derrick Levasseur.
  • She was the first female houseguest to be "zinged" by Zingbot.
  • She was the first houseguest to participate in something that is similar to their real-life job, which was the luxury competition Big Brother Cop Course.
    • The second was John McGuire; when he was a Have-Not he slept in a dentist's chair instead of a regular bed.
  • Both times there wasn't a unanimous vote in Big Brother 12 (US), Kathy voted in the minority.  
  • Zach Rance called out Rachel Reilly for her fight with Kathy in an interview the two of them had.
  • In her profile for Big Brother 14 (US), Britney Haynes said her favorite moment was when Kathy got stuck in the Caramel during a Have/Have-Not Competition.[2]


Big Brother 12 (US) Houseguests
Square-Hayden Moss
Square-Lane Elenburg
Square-Enzo Palumbo
Square-Britney Haynes
Square-Brendon Villegas
Square-Matt Hoffman
Square-Kathy Hillis
Square-Rachel Reilly
Square-Kristen Bitting
Square-Andrew Gordon
Square-Monet Stunson
Square-Annie Whittington