Natalie Lynn Cunial[1] was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 9.

Natalie's "soulmate" in the game was Matt McDonald. Natalie had a crush on Matt, but was oblivious to the fact that he did not reciprocate. Natalie was often portrayed as a woman who was not especially smart but was extremely kind. She was a member of the Team Christ alliance. She ultimately placed 5th after her ally, Sheila Kennedy, cast the tie-breaker vote against her for playing both sides. She became the fifth member of the jury.


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Salem, OR

Natalie was a self-described military kid who moved around a lot. Her high school years were spent in Alameda, California, Salem, Oregon and Mililani, Hawaii. She studied at the Chemeketa Community College in Salem as well as the Art Institute of Las Vegas in Nevada.

Natalie is religious and takes her Bible everywhere. She’s still very proud of her figure and loves to enter bikini contests. She previously won the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic Oregon. She claims that she can make any coffee drink imaginable, and in a bikini at that. She is also a painter and dreams of opening a mermaid art store some day.

She describes her perfect romantic partner as someone who is smart, healthy with big strong muscles and he should love football. He should also be adventurous and honest and love God and Jesus. Natalie is also a pet lover and has two cats--Maximillion and Wilson--and a Jack Russell terrier named Samson.

Her birth date is November 7, 1979.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 9

Competition History

Week 1 Power Couple Loss
Co-HOH Loss
Co-POV Win
Week 2 Co-HOH Loss
Food Win
Co-POV Loss
Week 3 Co-HOH Loss
Food Win
Co-POV Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
Luxury Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Ineligible
Co-POV Holder Allison Nichols &
Ryan Quicksall
2 Nominated
3 Used Co-POV on Self Allison Nichols &
Ryan Quicksall
Allison Nichols Yes
4 James Zinkand Yes
5 Returning HG James Zinkand Yes
Ryan Quicksall No
6 Chelsia Hart Yes
8 James Zinkand Yes
9 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Adam Jasinski Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 7
Joshuah Welch

Post Big Brother

  • In 2008, a rumor was started about Natalie and her sister participating in an orgy at the wrap party of Big Brother 9 (US) in which Natalie's Big Brother partner Matt McDonald denied. [3]
    • Four-time Big Brother contestant Janelle Pierzina stated that "Natalie and her sister participated in a group orgy involving several men at the Hilton hotel. There were two men involved in this from bb9 but I’d rather not say who."
  • Natalie has been in a relationship with Jesse Reck since November 9, 2009.
  • On May 10, 2013, Natalie gave birth to her first child, a baby boy named Atreyu Knight Reck.[4][5]
  • Natalie has also given birth to a daughter, Sailor Raelynn.[6]


  • Natalie was the only female HouseGuest to win the Power of Veto twice in Big Brother 9.
  • Natalie was the first female HouseGuest to be evicted by a tie-breaker vote.


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