His secret partner in the Big Brother 6 House was Michael Donnellan. Kaysar is best known for his friendship with Janelle Pierzina and being the leader of the Sovereign Six alliance. Kaysar was evicted on Day 33 by a vote of 7 to 1, but after a fan vote, he returned to the game on Day 40 following Sarah Hrejsa's eviction. Ultimately he gave up his HOH to Jennifer Vasquez during an endurance competition after making a deal, only to find himself betrayed and evicted for a second time in a unanimous 7-0 vote finishing in 10th place.
He later returned for Big Brother 7, where his Sovereign Six alliance dominated for the first four weeks, but when Danielle Reyes won HoH in Week 5, his ally Janelle became the target. However, after Janelle won the Power of Veto and used it on herself, Kaysar was made the replacement nominee, and evicted in a 5 to 1 vote, placing 10th once again.
He returned for a third time for Big Brother 22 14 years later, where he reunited with his friend Janelle. However, their reputations as being popular old school players isolated them in the house. When week 1 HoH Cody Calafiore wanted to target him and Janelle, Kaysar successfully foiled Cody's plan when he won the first Safety Suite Competition, saving himself and Janelle for the week. He and Janelle survived week 2 after Memphis Garrett won HoH. However, in week 3 their luck finally ran out when they were nominated by HoH Tyler Crispen. During the previous week, Kaysar correctly guessed most of the members of the dominant Committee alliance and he and Janelle told Memphis about it, but were unaware that he was in the exact same alliance. Kaysar survived eviction, but was separated from Janelle when she was evicted, leaving Kaysar in the house for the first time without her. Kaysar came close to winning the following HoH, but lost the final round to Enzo Palumbo, where he nominated Kaysar for being the house's obvious target. Kaysar was unable to win the PoV and his fate was essentially sealed. After Kaysar made a memorable eviction speech by calling out Committee members, Cody, Nicole Franzel, and Dani Briones, Kaysar was evicted by a unanimous 10-0 vote, placing 13th and missing the jury phase of the game for the third consecutive time.
Kaysar Ridha (born August 10, 1980), is a graphic designer from Irvine, California. He was the first Muslim contestant on the show.
Retrieved from CBS Age: 39 Hometown: Irvine, California Current city: Irvine, California Occupation: Biotech executive Previous season: Big Brother 6 and Big Brother 7. In Season 6, Kaysar was the first Houseguest voted back into the game by the viewers. He was also a member of the first All-Star season of Big Brother. Three adjectives that describe you: Relentless, judicious, and witty. Favorite activities: Spending time with the people I care about, using technology, product, and design to solve everyday problems. Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I'm obsessed with being better than I once was. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family. I have a lot of people that depend on me and I won't be there to
look after them while I'm gone. Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
Derrick Levasseur played a very respectable game. He was controlled and had the ability to tap
into what motivated others in order to help himself. Often without them even knowing. What is your strategy for winning the game?
Create large scale disruptions in power to uncover and destabilize existing alliances and plots. How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
My strategy hasn't changed but I'd like to think that my life experiences will help me stay a bit longer in the house this time around. Leaving early is embarrassing. Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
The first time you met me, I was an extreme introvert. Now, I'm well-adjusted and a
fully-functional social introvert. So much better! My life's motto is…
"Aut viam inveniam aut faciam." (Find the path or make it) What would you take into the house and why?
-A phone to FaceTime my family.
-A computer so I can stay productive.
-Books so I can continue to grow as a person. Fun facts about yourself:
-I was bullied most of my childhood starting in the third grade.
-I am an eternal optimist.
-I get angry when people don't believe in me. That anger fuels my drive to succeed.
-I don't believe in luck.
-I was told by my college counselor I wasn't likely to graduate.
-I never prepare and rehearse my speeches, talks, or presentations. I speak from the heart and
forget all about it the next day.
-People usually underestimate me.
-I gravitate towards the underdog, the poor, and the disenfranchised.
-Solving problems and finding a way out gives me a lot of satisfaction.
-Elon Musk is my hero.
-I got into my career as a designer after I taught myself how to use Photoshop. I really wanted to find an outlet to express myself.
-I'm a first-generation immigrant from Iraq.
-People named their children Kaysar after watching me on Big Brother. I'd like to meet them one
day because I've never met another person with my name.
-Another Kaysar appeared on Big Brother Brazil in 2018. I realized this only after getting
messages from his fans in Portuguese. I find that to be a bit bizarre.