Best remembered for her close friendship with Memphis Garrett, Keesha was known for starting The Coven alliance along with Libra Thompson and April Dowling which dominated the first few weeks of the game by orchestrating Brian Hart's blindside for overplaying and the eliminations of the two people that were linked up with him Steven Daigle and Angie Swindell. However, after April won Head of Household, she wanted to target Keesha's friend Memphis, but Keesha and Libra grew irritated by Jessie Godderz's arrogant personality and after a fallout between her, Libra, and Jessie, Keesha and Libra flipped on April's plan, siding with Memphis' Renegades alliance in blindsiding Jessie. Keesha stuck with The Renegades as the alliance dominated the rest of the game despite losing Libra during Week 5 and this put her in a strong position to win at the end. However at the Final 4, Dan Gheesling and Memphis saw Keesha as a bigger Jury threat than the sole remaining outsider Jerry MacDonald, and she was betrayed by Memphis when he cast the sole vote to evict her, making her the sixth member of the jury. Keesha also won the $25,000 America's Choice Jury Prize at the live finale.
Keesha Smith Biography
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Keesha is a blond bombshell originally from Sterling, OH. She graduated from high school and came out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling. She now works at Hooters, which she loves. Keesha considers Hooters an important part of her life. She has been featured in Hooters calendars and aspires to become part of the management team. She loves animals and has a Shih Tzu named Gizzmo and is a proud member of PETA. She doesn't eat red meat, and her favorite food is pizza hands down.
She is very close with her mother and has a good relationship with her dad. Her parents are her heroes, and she describes them as strong, good people. She loves to watch baseball and like any girl, loves to shop. Her favorite movie is "Thelma and Louise," she loves "The Golden Girls" on television and likes all kinds of music.
Her proudest accomplishment is leaving home, moving to California by herself not knowing a sole [sic], and establishing a life for herself. She is most ashamed that she dated a friend's ex-boyfriend soon after their breakup while her friend was still in love with him. Her idea of the perfect day is being on the beach with a cute guy by her side.
Her life's motto is that you only live once, so have some fun.
Retrieved from CBS Age: 42 Hometown: Sterling, Ohio Current city: Los Angeles Occupation: Waitress Previous season: Big Brother 10. Keesha was voted America's Favorite Houseguest for her
season and ultimately placed fourth. Three adjectives that describe you: Honest, committed, and empathetic. Favorite Activities: My favorite activity is hiking. Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want to play again because Big Brother is a great experience. What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Being away from my family will be the most difficult thing. Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
I like Dan. He's really good at this game. What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is to lay low. How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Last time I was on the show, I was caught up in a drama-fest. Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
I think before I speak now. My life's motto is…
"Be kind." What would you take into the house and why?
-My bracelet because it's from my dad.
-My rings that are from my mom, who has passed.
-My doggie. Fun facts about yourself:
-I love to hike.
-I love animals, and I want to start an animal sanctuary with my best friend.
-I love traveling.