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Monica Bailey was a houseguest on Big Brother 2 (US).

Monica was best known in the house for her strong and outspoken personality. Her closest friendship in the house was with Krista Stegall, with whom she was a part of The Untouchables, though she also bonded with and was a member of The Other People. She was nominated next to Krista in Week 6 by Nicole Nilson Schaffrich. Three weeks after Krista's eviction, Monica ended up winning the Head of Household competition Will Kirby threw to her so she could nominate Nicole and Hardy Ames-Hill, the strategic powerhouses of the season, bonding the two. Will went on to cast the sole vote to evict Hardy, allowing Monica to make it to the final three with him and Nicole. She finished in 3rd place and became the ninth and final member of the jury after Nicole chose to evict her over Will, as she believed Monica was too big of a jury threat to take to the final 2. Monica voted for Will to win the game, which he did in a 5-2 vote.

Monica was later one of the twenty candidates eligible to be voted back into Big Brother 7 (US). However, she was not selected.


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Occupation: Candy Store Manager/Adult Literacy Teacher
Motto: Don't think of life as under pressure, think of it as being interesting and fabulous!
Hero: My 11-year-old niece
Favorite Food: Soul Food
Least Favorite Food: Liver
Favorite TV Show: Will & Grace
Least Favorite TV Show: Star Trek
Favorite Movie: City of Angels
Least Favorite Movie: Dracula 2000
Favorite Band/Singer: Patti LaBelle
Least Favorite Band/Singer: *NSYNC
Favorite Magazine: Jet, Good Housekeeping
Favorite Sport: Likes to play softball, watch basketball and date football
Favorite Color: Orange
Least Favorite Color: Green[1]

Player History - Big Brother 2 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 Food Win
Reward Loss
HOH Loss
Luxury Win
Luxury Win
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
Luxury Win
Week 3 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Win
Week 6 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 7 Luxury Loss
Food Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 9 HOH Win
Food Win
Reward Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 10 Food/Luxury Win
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Loss
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play
  • The Big Brother 2 Final HOH competition was point based as opposed to the normal format. Monica placed last in Part 1 with 3 points, but placed second in Part 2 with 6 points. Her cumulative total of 9 points caused her to finish in last overall and thus disqualified her from competing in Part 3.

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nicole Nilson Schaffrich No
2 Autumn Daly Yes
3 Shannon Dragoo Yes
4 Mike Malin Yes
5 Kent Blackwelder Yes
6 Nominated
8 Will Kirby No
10 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Will Kirby Yes

HOH History[]

Nominees Intended Target
Week 9
Hardy Ames-Hill

Post Big Brother[]


BB7 Monica Large

Monica's candidate photo for Big Brother 7 (US)

  • Monica is the first ever African-American contestant to win a Head of Household competition.
  • Monica is the first African-American female to win an HOH competition.
  • Monica is the first ever houseguest to win an endurance HOH competition.
  • In the house, she learned that her cousin, Tamitha Freeman was missing after the events of the September 11 attacks. Tragically, Tamitha was among thousands who were killed during the attacks.
  • Monica is the first woman to finish in 3rd place.
  • Monica is the first person to place 3rd and not be in the running for the $500,000 during the finale.
  • Monica is the first houseguest to vote to evict both of the eventual final two.
    • Monica is the first juror to vote to evict someone, and then vote for the same person to win.


  1. Big Brother 2 Houseguests: Monica Bailey (June 3, 2009). Retrieved on March 24, 2020.
  2. Tharp, Sharon (13 June 2021). ‘Big Brother’ Fan Favorite Eric Stein Marries Longtime Love Marissa Nardi in New York City. Us Weekly. Retrieved on 15 June 2021.
Big Brother 2 (US) Houseguests
Square-Will Kirby
Square-Nicole Nilson Schaffrich
Square-Monica Bailey
Square-Hardy Ames-Hill
Square-Bunky Miller
Square-Krista Stegall
Square-Kent Blackwelder
Square-Mike "Boogie" Malin
Square-Shannon Dragoo
Square-Autumn Daly
Square-Sheryl Braxton
Square-Justin Sebik