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Michelle Lauren Maradie-Thomas[1] was a houseguest on Big Brother 4 (US).

Michelle played a very quiet game, not making any big moves. She attempted to align with Nathan Marlow and Jee Choe, the former of whom kept her safe during the first week while he was Head of Household. She seemed to be in a good position as neither sides of the house were targeting her, but after her ally Jee won HOH, he decided to nominate her as a pawn to evict Erika Landin, not realizing Erika was protected by the Elite Eight. Thinking she was safe, Michelle chose not to campaign for herself. After the Elite Eight decided keeping Erika would be better for their games, Nathan decided to turn on Michelle and vote to evict her. Ultimately, Michelle was evicted by a vote of 6-2, placing 11th.


Michelle Lauren Maradie (born 1983) was a 19-year-old college student from Boca Raton, Florida. Her ex-boyfriend, David Lane, appeared as a houseguest this year as well, due to the "X-Factor" twist.

Player History - Big Brother 4 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 Food Not in House
HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Amanda Craig Yes
2 Nominated

Post Big Brother[]

  • Michelle, along with ten other Big Brother alumni, appeared on an episode of Yes, Dear that aired on October 20, 2003.[2]
  • As revealed on her Facebook page, Michelle has moved to New Jersey.
  • On March 24, 2020, Michelle tested positive for COVID-19.[3]


  • Michelle was the youngest houseguest to compete on Big Brother 4 (US).
  • Michelle is the youngest houseguest to compete on Big Brother US being 19 at the time.
  • Michelle is the first houseguest to compete on Big Brother US despite being under the age limit of 21.
    • She was later followed by Daniele Briones in Big Brother 8 (US), who was 20 years old when entering the house.
    • However, unlike Michelle, Daniele turned 21 in the house.


Big Brother 4 (US) Houseguests
Square-Jun Song
Square-Alison Irwin
Square-Robert Roman
Square-Erika Landin
Square-Jee Choe
Square-Jack Owens, Jr.
Square-Justin Giovinco
Square-Nathan Marlow
Square-Dana Varela
Square-David Lane
Square-Michelle Maradie
Square-Amanda Craig
Square-Scott Weintraub