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

She finished in 3rd place and became the ninth and final member of The Jury after Nicole Nilson Schaffrich chose to evict her over Will Kirby.

Monica was later one of the twenty candidates eligible to be voted back into Big Brother All-Stars. 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

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
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play

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
Square-Hardy Ames-Hill

Post Big Brother


  • 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.
Big Brother 2 House Guests
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
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