Marcellas Reynolds was a houseguest on Big Brother 3 and later appeared on Big Brother 7.

In Big Brother 3, Marcellas was infamously known for winning the Golden Power of Veto and refusing to use it on himself since his friend Amy Crews was also a nominee. Ultimately, Head of Household Jason Guy evicted him in a tiebreaker. He placed 5th and was the eighth member of The Jury. Marcellas's move would come to be recognized as one of the worst moves in Big Brother history.

In Big Brother 7, the old rivalry between Marcellas and Danielle Reyes was reignited, however, they later made amends. Marcellas was evicted in Week 6 by a unanimous 6-0 vote, placing 9th and becoming the first jury member. Marcellas was the only jury member to vote for Erika Landin to win.

Biography

Retrived from CBS.com

Age: 30s
Marital Status: Single
From: Chicago, IL
Favorites
Three adjectives that best describe me: Stylish, sexy, beautiful
Favorite film: Breakfast at Tiffany's
Favorite TV show: All the Law & Order franchise, except Criminal Intent.
Favorite actor: Tom Hanks, Jude Law
Favorite actress: Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn
Favorite band: Radiohead, Coldplay
Favorite hobbies: Reading, watching movies, spending massive amounts of time on the telephone
Personal hero: Be your own hero
Q&A
Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER? First and foremost, the challenge. An unreal opportunity to do something so far-removed from myself. The chance to meet new people, and to claim my $500,000!
What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER? My ego. My intelligence. My openness to new experiences. My sense of humor. My massive ego.
What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER? My massive ego. My need for excitement. My intolerance of ignorance and meanness in others.
What comfort item from home will you miss the most?: My big screen TV! I'm like a junkie with cop shows. I can watch Law & Order reruns a million times!
What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most? None, actually. Lately, the news has been so horrid that ignorance (to it) could be bliss.
Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions? I can be very lazy. Mental competitions, definitely. I'm also a little clumsy, and if I have to run, forget it! It's like, "Run, Black Forrest (Gump), run!"
How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER? I intend to win by doing the unexpected in every situation. I intend to do whatever it takes to turn bad situations into positive situations in my favor. I want to be kind and truthful, but I will do everything and anything to be last man standing!
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! To come off as a stereotype. I can't help but feel some responsibility to my race, my family and friends to portray "us" in a favorable light.
What is your motto? First one on the cover of Time wins![1]

Player History - Big Brother 3

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
Reward Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Win
Week 2 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Win
POV Loss
Week 7 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Win
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Previous HOH
Food Loss
POV Win

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Vetoed Lori Olsen Yes
2 HOH
3 Nominated
4 Eric Ouellette Yes
5 Josh Feinberg Yes
6 Returning HG Amy Crews Yes
Chiara Jude Berti Yes
7 Gerry Lancaster Yes
8 HOH
9 Nominated/POV
Finale Jury Member Lisa Donahue Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 2
Tonya Paoni
 Evicted
Tonya
Week 8
Roddy Mancuso
 Evicted
Roddy

Player History - Big Brother 7

Competition History

Week 1 Co-HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Not Picked
Luxury Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 6 HOH Loss
HOH Redo Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Coup d'Etat Sat Out

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Alison Irwin Yes
2 Nakomis Dedmon Yes
3 Jase Wirey Yes
4 Diane Henry Yes
5 Kaysar Ridha Yes
6 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Erika Landin No

Post Big Brother

  • Marcellas, along with ten other Big Brother alumni, appeared on an episode of Yes, Dear that aired on October 20, 2003.[2]
  • On November 3, 2020, Marcellas appeared on FOX News.[3]

Trivia

  • Marcellas is the first houseguest to ever be vetoed.
  • Marcellas is the first African-American male to win a Head of Household competition.
  • Marcellas is the first African-American male to win a Power of Veto competition.
  • Marcellas is the first LGBT houseguest to be the Head of Household. He is also the first LGBT houseguest to win some form of the Power of Veto.
  • Marcellas is the first houseguest to win the Golden Power of Veto after its introduction during the final five of Big Brother 3.
  • Marcellas is the first of five people not to use the Power of Veto on themselves while being nominated. He was followed by Dick Donato, Daniele Donato, Brendon Villegas, and Matthew Clines.
    • He is the only one of the five not to use it at all; the other four all used it to save the other nominee.
    • He and Brendon are the two to be evicted as a result of not using the Veto on themselves.
  • Marcellas is the first male houseguest to win a competition in his first season, but not in his second.
  • Whenever Marcellas was HOH, he was nominated for eviction the week after.

References

Big Brother 3 (US) Houseguests
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