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Nicole Marie Christner (née Nilson-Schaffrich) is the runner-up of Big Brother 2 (US).

Despite her personality initially rubbing most of her housemates the wrong way, Nicole was able to develop key relationships, including a strong alliance with Hardy Ames-Hill and love-hate relationship with Will Kirby. This, along with winning two Head of Household competitions allowed her to make it to the final two next to Will, whom she ultimately lost to in a 5-2 jury vote.


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Occupation: Personal Chef
Motto: Believe and respect yourself and those who deserve it
Hero: Everyone should strive to be their own hero
Favorite Food: Anything without a face or a parent
Least Favorite Food: Any meat
Favorite TV Show: The Practice
Least Favorite TV Show: 3rd Rock from the Sun
Favorite Movie: The Exorcist
Least Favorite Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Favorite Band/Singer: Pink Floyd
Least Favorite Band/Singer: Weezer
Favorite Magazine: Rolling Stone, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Spin
Favorite Sport: Volleyball, football
Favorite Color: Blue
Least Favorite Color: Pink[2]

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 Win
Week 4 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
Food Win
Luxury Win
Week 6 HOH Win
Food Sat Out as HOH
Luxury Loss
Week 7 Luxury Loss
Food Loss
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
Food Win
Luxury Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
Food Win
Reward Loss
Luxury Loss
Week 10 Food/Luxury Win
HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Win
  • The Big Brother 2 Final HOH competition was point based as opposed to the normal format. Nicole placed second in Part 1 with 4 points, but won Part 2 with 7 points. Her cumulative total of 11 points allowed her to finish in first overall and qualified her to compete in Part 3.

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
2 Autumn Daly Yes
3 Shannon Dragoo Yes
4 Mike Malin Yes
5 Kent Blackwelder Yes
8 Bunky Miller Yes
9 Nominated
10 HOH Monica Bailey Sole Vote
Finale Runner-Up

HOH History[]

Nominees Intended Target
Week 6
Krista Stegall
Week 10
Monica Bailey

Post Big Brother[]


  • Nicole is the first houseguest from Georgia.
  • Nicole and Sheryl Braxton are the first houseguests to be nominated for eviction by a Head of Household.
  • During the HOH competition during week 9, a banner flew over the Big Brother house that was sent by Nicole's husband Jeff saying he felt betrayed over an incident that happened with her and Will Kirby that could have been misconstrued. Hardy Ames-Hill revealed in the diary room that Nicole was able to speak to her husband.
    • This is the first time where a houseguest is allowed to talk to someone from the outside world solely as an exception to the "no contact with the outside world" rule as opposed to someone getting to someone from the outside world due to a twist.
  • Nicole is the first woman to win multiple HOHs in a single season.
  • Nicole became the first houseguest to ever win the final HOH competition.
  • Nicole is the first houseguest to make it to the final two and vote with the majority every week.
  • She is one of seven houseguests (the others being Porsche Briggs, Ryan Quicksall, Steve Moses, Paul Abrahamian (twice), and Jason Roy) to be nominated in the first week and reach the final two.
    • Other than Steve, the rest of the houseguests became runners-up.
  • Nicole was the first female finalist in the U.S. version of Big Brother.
    • She is also the first female runner-up in the U.S. version of Big Brother.
  • Including Big Brother Canada and Celebrity Big Brother, she is one of thirteen final HOHs who did not end up winning the game. Others include Alison IrwinIvette CorrederoRyan QuicksallCody CalafiorePaul Abrahamian, Monte TaylorRicky Williams, Gary LevyGodfrey MangwizaKelsey Faith, Josh Nash, and Claudia Campbell.
  • Both times she was Head of Household, Monica Bailey was one of her nominees.


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