Lori Olsen was a houseguest on Big Brother 3 (US).

In her short stay in the house, she notably got into an argument with Danielle Reyes over Gerry Lancaster's unwashed hands. She was evicted in a 5-4 vote, placing 12th and becoming the first member of The Jury.


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Age: 37
Marital Status: Divorced
From: Foxboro, WI
Three adjectives that best describe me: Zealous, approachable, perceptive
Favorite film: Scarface
Favorite TV show: Saturday Night Live
Favorite actor: Al Pacino
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite band: All types of music, except hard acid rock
Favorite hobbies: Biking with Mark, going to the beach with my kids, just talking with my best friend Cathy
Personal hero: My Mom
Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER? I saw an opportunity to secure my financial future and the future of my children as well (Invested wisely, of course!), Show me the $$$!
What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER? I bring into this game a positive attitude, a strong belief that each challenge, both mental and physical, is simply a test. You see, we can't always expect things to go exactly the way we'd like them to all the time. It's how we conduct ourselves through these challenges.
What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER? I'm very passionate about things I truly believe in. Therefore, my approach to others is sometimes perceived as intimidating. I'm sorry for them!
What comfort item from home will you miss the most? I love my music, especially in the early morning. It sets a great tone for my day!
What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most? The everyday goings-on of the people I love. I'm going in with the mindset that everyone is just fine. I pray that they're taking care of themselves and of each other. Stay well--I'm counting on it!
Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions? I'm not sure, probably mental. I tend to lean toward independent physical activity. My schedule is busy, so I don't usually commit to any sort of "league" sports. We'll have to wait and see. I'll give it all I've got!
How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER? As I said, my approach can sometimes be strong. I plan to mesh the first week. Let them get to know my softer side first. From there, I'll take each situation as it comes and trust me, I'll handle it!
What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER? My biggest fear is that I'll be nominated for eviction the first week. What a way that would be to start! If it happens, I have a week to win them over. That's the plus side.
What is your motto? I'm here for a good time, not a long time.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 3

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
Reward Win
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Lisa DonahueYes

Post Big Brother


  • Lori is the first houseguest from Wisconsin.
  • Lori is the only houseguest on Big Brother US to finish 12th and be a member of The Jury.
  • Lori is the first woman to be the first person eliminated from the game.
  • Lori is the second houseguest to have her jury vote be her first and only vote in the game, following Sheryl Braxton.
  • Lori is the lowest placing juror on Big Brother US placing 12th.


  1. Big Brother 3 Houseguests: Lori Olson (June 3, 2009). Retrieved on April 5, 2020.
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