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Paola Shea was a houseguest on Big Brother 16 (US).

Paola spent most of her short time in the game nominated for eviction, due to her status as a weak competitor and an easy pawn. Despite this, Paola was able to build strong relationships with Donny Thompson and Jocasta Odom. After Devin Shepherd won Head of Household in Week 2, Paola was an easy nomination for him, as he intended to use her as a pawn to evict Brittany Martinez. After hearing this, Paola tried to argue against this plan, however, agreed to it after Devin promised to pull her off if he won the Power of Veto. However, after Devin won the Power of Veto, he chose to take Brittany off the block instead, as the two had bonded as fellow parents and he refused to evict another parent. Despite this, Paola was still the pawn as Devin planned on targeting his replacement nominee, Zach Rance. However, Zach was protected by the majority alliance, the Bomb Squad, and they along with the majority of the house decided to keep him in as a shield. On Day 21, Paola was evicted by a 10-2 vote, placing 15th.


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Age: 27 Hometown: East Hampton, Conn.
Current City: Astoria, N.Y.
Occupation: DJ
Three adjectives that describe you: Funny, Crazy and Outgoing
Favorite Activities: Dancing, traveling, listening to music and making money.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: I am very impatient. Having to deal with people with different personalities will be the hardest challenge.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: I'll try not to be myself as much… Haha.
What are you afraid of: I am afraid of commitment. I always have been, it's very hard for me to accept love and to love someone.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: I was really proud of climbing the Great Wall of China. It was pretty scary and I can still remember the hard wind blowing against me and thinking I was going to fall.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… When you love what you do, you’ll never work another day in your life.
What would you take into the house and why: I would take my DJ equipment so I can play music and have a little party in the house. I would take my swords and my numchucks so I can show it to the cast members. I would take my laptop because I am addicted to social media.
What would you do if “Big Brother” made you famous: I hope that I would gain more social media followers.

Paola is a Maxim magazine girl who is also a top ranked female gamer and is determined to become the best female DJ in the world after making a splash in the electronic music scene a couple of years ago.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 16 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History[]

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have

Voting History[]

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Nominated
2 Nominated

Post Big Brother[]

  • Paola released a song called "Caltoru" named after her infamous spelling mistake in the first POV competition.[2]
  • Paola got married in July 2021.[3]
  • On November 30, 2021, Paola revealed her preganancy.[4]
  • On April 27, 2022, Paola revealed her baby was born 2 months early.[5]


  • Paola, along with Jocasta Odom and Hayden Voss, are the only houseguests to not be evicted unanimously on Big Brother 16 (US).
    • By extension, Paola is the only pre-juror to not be evicted unanimously.
  • Throughout her time in the house, Paola competed in every competition she could play in and lost them.


Big Brother 16 (US) Houseguests