In Big Brother 10 (US), Keesha was best remembered for her confrontational personality, close friendship with Memphis Garrett, her iconic birthday in the house where she had a fight with Jessie Godderz, and 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'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.
She returned in Big Brother 22 (US) 12 years later where she reaffirmed her friendship with Memphis and aligned and even developed friendships with fellow old school players Janelle and Kaysar . Keesha was initially safe for the first few days until the Safety Suite Competition was unleashed, where HOH Cody Calafiore's initial targets Janelle and Kaysar were saved when Kaysar won the Safety Suite and saved Janelle. This caused Cody to target Keesha instead due to him not knowing who she was as a person. After failing to win the first POV of the season, Keesha did a poor job at campaigning to save herself, having Janelle and Kaysar try to campaign for her. Unfortunately, Janelle and Kaysar were unable to get the votes to save her and Keesha was evicted by a unanimous 13-0 vote, placing 16th.
|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.Her birth date is August 1, 1978.
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Player History - Big Brother 10 (US)
|Week 1||HOH||Not Chosen|
|Food||Sat Out as HOH|
|Week 4||HOH||Previous HOH|
|Week 8||HOH||Previous HOH|
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|Finale||Jury Member||Dan Gheesling||Yes|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
Player History - Big Brother 22 (US)
|Week 1||HOH Part 1||Loss|
|HOH Part 2||Ineligible|
|Safety Suite||Sat Out|
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
Post Big Brother
- Keesha was the only woman on Big Brother 10 to win more than one Head of Household competition during the season.
- Keesha was the only houseguest to win the Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions in the same week on Big Brother 10.
- Keesha always voted with the majority.
- Keesha and Michelle Costa are the only female houseguests on Big Brother 10 to win both HOH and POV competitions.
- Whenever Keesha was Head of Household, she was nominated for eviction 2 weeks later.
- Keesha was a last-minute replacement for Kaycee Clark for Big Brother 22 who was originally on the final cast.
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