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Nicole Mary Frances Anthony was a houseguest on Big Brother 21 (US) and Big Brother 22 (US).

Nicole was known for her kindness, quirkiness, and her relationships with Kemi Fakunle, Ovi Kabir and Cliff Hogg III. Although she remained under the radar for most of the game, Nicole was a savvy social player, managing to flip the vote, and survived an eviction by a 6-4 vote in week 3 after being publicly ostracized by the controlling alliance, Unde9able. During the Unde9able reign, she was their main bullying target; unable to get in any of their conversations. Many viewers thought this was unfair bullying to Nicole. As the game progressed, Nicole and her main ally, Cliff, found themselves in a good position after the Gr8ful alliance broke up. They later formed a final four alliance with Jackson Michie and Holly Allen. In the middle part of the game, Nicole found herself as the deciding vote on several occasions. At the Double Eviction, Nicole won her first Head of Household and made the move to evict power player, Christie Murphy. After saving Cliff with the Power of Veto at the final five, Nicole and Cliff chose to evict Tommy Bracco over Holly, after Jackson was able to falsely convince Cliff and Nicole that Tommy was targeting them. Despite winning HoH at the final 4, Jackson evicted Cliff after winning the Power of Veto. Nicole was unable to win Part 1 or Part 2 of the final Head of Household competition. She was evicted by Jackson, finishing in 3rd place, leaving her the 9th and final member of the jury. - Most viewers thought Jackson's decision to evict Nicole was seen as a bad move and she could've actually won the season if he evicted Holly Allen, but due to their unbreakable bond/relationship, Nicole stood no chance.

Nicole's personality, kindness, and growth throughout the game made her a beloved fan favorite which resulted in her winning America's Favorite Houseguest.

Nicole returned the following season for Big Brother 22 (US). Nicole initially tried to connect with Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha, however after she was placed on the block the second week by Memphis Garrett, Nicole lost trust with Janelle and Kaysar due to them being close with Memphis. This spiraled into Nicole campaigning that she would go after the duo the following week. She later found out that she was wrong about everything, but it was too little too late. She was evicted that week in a 10-2 vote, placing 15th.


Nicole Anthony Biography

Age: 24
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Current city: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Preschool Aide
Three adjectives that describe you: Hardworking (I always give my 100 percent), determined (if I want something, I won't stop until I get it) and hilarious (I crack myself up constantly)!
Favorite activities: Reading (novels, the classics, fan fiction, blogs, people's analysis of song lyrics or discussion of a movie, ANYTHING!), listening to music (because it does it all: it makes me zen, pumps me up, etc.) and drawing (I have some badass artistic skills hiding up my sleeve).
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
The most difficult part of living in the Big Brother house, for me, will be making sure that I think before I speak and that I bite my tongue when I really want to tell someone off. But, then again, I have to do that every single day at work, so at least I've had practice.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
The Big Brother Houseguest that I liked the most was Paul Abrahamian. He was authentically himself, didn't take BS from anyone, and ran that house while most everyone else mindlessly followed. I admire his ability to stay true to himself and not feel the need to apologize or explain his reasons. He played the game and played it well.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
Yes, my strategy for winning the game is to play it as authentically and objectively as I can. In other words, I want to stay true to myself and connect with people on real, personal levels while also remembering to play the game non-emotionally for what it is: a game. Yes, the other people are my game pieces, but they are still people.
My life's motto is...
"Here comes the sun" because I strongly believe that things, no matter how bad they may be, will always get better.
What would you take into the house and why?
- A locked journal (so that I can write my experiences, opinions, etc. and compare them to the real events later... also to keep track of important information for competitions, of course! ha-ha).
- My iPod (because I have all my songs on it: the ones that calm me down, the ones that pump me up, etc.).
- A book, ANY BOOK (just so my English language arts mind has something to read and analyze).
Fun facts about yourself:
- I am a grammar-loving perfectionist who has been known to (in my head, most times) correct others' grammar when they are speaking.
- I love solving puzzles and mysteries. Because of this, I have played all of the Nancy Drew video games!
- I was a bit of a terror when I was young (and I guess I still am!): I locked my parents in the basement because they wouldn't tell me what was in a bag, I called 911 on my parents because I didn't get my way, and I unscrewed the lug nuts on the upstairs toilet and practically flooded the kitchen, to name a few).
- I was platinum blonde for the majority of my college career! It was fabulous! Currently, my hair is red, though it changes often... or, rather, I change it often... because I am not a chameleon.

- My grandmother, whom I was very close to, passed away on my birthday, so the date/numbers 12/26 mean a great deal to me![1]

Retrieved from CBS
Age: 25
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Current city: Long Island, New York
Occupation: Podcast host
Previous season: Big Brother 21. Nicole placed third and was voted America's Favorite Houseguest for her season.
Three adjectives that describe you: Quirky, empathetic, and conscientious.
Favorite activities: Podcasting: doing shows and conducting interviews (especially of fellow reality television stars) with my friend/co-host, Eric, going on adventures (to new places, to try new things, etc.), listening (and singing and dancing) to music, reading, drawing (with colored pencils), crafting, playing video games, and watching reality television, especially Big Brother!
Why do you want to play Big Brother again?
I want vindication! Last time, Michie got my confetti, and this time it is mine. I want it. I want to make it all the way to finale night again, especially since I like to see everything I do through to its completion; I want the title of Big Brother winner; I want the prize money to really change my sisters' and my lives (i.e., move-out of my parents' house, get a car, get my own studio equipment for Eric and my podcast and shows, and start my life as an independent individual).
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Honestly, having gone through it once before, I know the most difficult part is going to be missing my family. Additionally, I know it is going to be extremely difficult for me to be away from my friend/co-host, Eric, because he and I are together for hours upon hours each and every day both working and hanging out. Also, because I just lived in the Big Brother house last summer, and just moved out under a year ago, I think it is going to be "different" living with a group of people who are not my Big Brother 21 cast.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most and why?
As a fan, my favorite Big Brother cast member has always been Paul Abrahamian. I loved his quick-witted comebacks and sense of humor, as well as his straightforward, unapologetic nature, especially in the diary room. As a player, my favorite will always be Cliff Hogg. Driven, determined, and so smart and strong, Cliff played the game with immense skill (and heart) and taught me to NEVER give up... EVER!
What is your strategy for winning the game?
My strategy for winning the game is to rely heavily on my social game and on being underestimated. I know that I am kind, loyal, and empathetic, so I am going to utilize that to be a listening ear and "a number" for others. I am hoping to be "in good" with each pair, trio, group, etc. that I observe in the house so that they will all want to keep me around. Hopefully, as the game progresses, people will go after each other as the "bigger fish," which will allow me to become higher on each person's totem pole. Of course, I plan on winning competitions and making the moves that will most benefit my game and put me in a good position moving forward, but I know my strongest asset is how well I treat, and interact with, others.
How does this strategy differ from the last time you played?
Last time I played, this was my strategy, but too soon into the season I opened my mouth about a large group alliance despite being in a decent spot with each pair within that alliance, which got me into some trouble. This time, I know to lay lower in the beginning so as not to draw too much attention to myself. Additionally, last time I played, I was not as comfortable entering competitions. Now that I do have competition wins under my belt, I feel comfortable going into the house, winning competitions early if I can and making the moves that will benefit my game the most. Also, last time, I was not always the most comfortable when it came to entering rooms wherein others were speaking and involving myself in their conversations. This time, I plan on doing that a lot more and not shying away from it.
Have you changed/evolved since the last time you were on the show?
Since last time I was on the show, I have become far more comfortable. More comfortable within myself; more comfortable engaging in conversations with others; more comfortable speaking-up for myself; more comfortable giving my all during competitions; and more comfortable admitting that I WANT that confetti at the end!
My life's motto is…
"In a field of horses, be a unicorn."
What would you take into the house and why?
-A journal equipped with the stickers of me, my co-host, and our shows. From a game perspective, it would obviously be amazing to take notes on the days, competitions, etc. But, from a personal perspective, I would love to chronicle my journey. For instance, it would be really interesting to write a sentence to describe how I am feeling each day and then look back at all of it post-season.
-A writing utensil. To write in said journal, of course!
-Pictures of my family, pets, and friends that I can keep in my journal when I need a boost of confidence, a push to keep moving forward, and a reminder of who else I am playing (and winning) for!
Fun facts about yourself:
-I love being barefoot. It is rare to see me wearing socks and/or shoes, especially outside.
-I love adventures. I love trying new things; traveling to new places; trying new foods and beverages; having new experiences; and meeting new people/friends.
-I still do not like birds. In fact, I think I dislike them more than ever.
-Since moving out of the Big Brother house last season, I am now on social media (Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc.) and loving it!
-I have not returned to the preschool since moving out of the Big Brother house last season. Instead, I found what I truly believe to be my niche: podcasting and doing shows with my friend/co-host, Eric.
-I am currently single and looking forward to moving out of my parents' house and starting my life as an independent woman.

-I am the future winner of Big Brother 22![2]

Player History - Big Brother 21 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Hit The Road Ineligible
HOH Loss
Whacktivity Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 4 Comeback Ineligible
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
Field Trip Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Previous HOH
Week 12 HOH Win
Luxury Loss
POV Loss
Week 13 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Loss
HOH Part 3 Unable to Play

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Phase Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Camp Director Jackson Michie Yes
Ovi Kabir Yes
2 Kemi Fakunle Yes
3 Post-POV Nominee
4 Isabella Wang Yes
5 Sam Smith Yes
6 Jack Matthews Yes
7 Kathryn Dunn Yes
8 Analyse Talavera Yes
9 Nick Maccarone Yes
10 Jessica Milagros Yes
11 POV Holder Tommy Bracco Yes
12 HOH
13 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Holly Allen No

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 79
Christie Murphy
Week 12
Cliff Hogg III

Player History - Big Brother 22 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Loss
Safety Suite Sat Out
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Safety Suite Sat Out
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have-Not
Week 2 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Keesha Smith Yes
2 Nominated

Post Big Brother


  • Nicole holds the record for the most amount of consecutive Power of Veto competitions sat out of at 8. She only played in the first Power of Veto competition of Big Brother 21 (US), and did not play in another one until Week 10. This makes her the first person to only be drawn twice, during the first Veto draw of the season and the tenth.
  • Both times Nicole was HOH, Jackson was the HOH before and after her reign.
  • The only time Nicole did not vote with the majority in the entire season was with her Jury vote.
  • Nicole is the first female since Elissa Slater to win America's Favorite Houseguest.
    • Them and Da'Vonne are the only females to win the award and not be blonde.
  • Nicole is the second houseguest to survive a backdoor, with the first being Eric Stein from Big Brother 8 (US)
  • So far, Nicole is the only US houseguest named "Nicole" to never be in the Final 2.


  1. Nicole Anthony. CBS Big Brother (21 June 2019). Retrieved on 21 June 2019.
  2. Nicole Anthony. CBS Big Brother (5 August 2020). Retrieved on 5 August 2020.
Preceded by
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America's Favorite Houseguest
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Nicole A
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