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Paras Atashnak is the winner of Big Brother Canada 6.

She played a great social game from the start, forming two notable alliances,The Real Deal and The Secret Three, and strong connections with almost all the other houseguests. This, along with her strategy of playing dumb and looking non-threatening whilst pulling strings behind the scenes allowed her to make it to Week 9 before being nominated for the first time. Despite her two closest allies being evicted back-to-back at the Final 5, she won the penultimate HOH guaranteeing her a spot in the Final 3 and then won the final HOH, where she evicted the more well-rounded of the dominating showmance, Derek. She was then awarded the win over the more aggressive and physically dominant Kaela Grant in a 6-1 vote. Despite playing a much quieter game then Kaela, her social game is regarded as one of the best, as she is the first Canadian houseguest to perfect the floater strategy and win.


Retrieved from Global TV
Name: Paras Atashnak
Age: 23
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Occupation: Student
Relationship status: Single
Describe yourself in three words:
Smart, fun, and charismatic.
There are many sides to Big Brother. Let’s pretend you’re him! What kind of Big Brother would you be?
Oh, I would mess with people, for sure. That’s what it is, it’s a social experiment. I want to push people to their limits and see how they respond. I’d be kind of a mean Big Brother. I’d probably start pitting people against one another. Maybe I’d be a bit nicer with the slop.
Do you have a strategy to win Big Brother Canada?
I think if I were to dress up, and look really good, I think I could definitely fit in with the popular competition beasts that win the first few weeks. I don’t really want to play the game with them, because there’s always a power shift halfway through, then the underdogs start getting the power and all those competition beasts who were so high and mighty start going home. I think before that transition happened, I would make sure to have built my relationships with the outsiders that I actually want to play the game with, because personality wise, I’m way more like them and would get along better with them.
What are you known for?
Probably that I’m crazy, I’m pretty out there and fun – with my friends though. With the people I’m close with, I’m fun and outgoing, but I definitely have that period where I meet someone and I might seem shy. Once I’m comfortable in the house, I think I’ll probably end up being pretty crazy, loud, and fun.
What part of the Big Brother Canada experience do you think will be hardest for you?
I’m very confident in myself but I don’t want my actions to affect my family because they’re very good people, and I’m probably the most controversial out of them. I’m comfortable with what I say and who I am, but I don’t want to do anything that will embarrass them.
Who is your Big Brother Canada idol and why?
Kevin (Season 5), he played an amazing game! Any time people were coming at him he kept his cool, he studied for the competitions so early on, he came back as a vet, and even wasn’t put on the block until later on. I think he’s a great player all-around – he’s competitive, smart, physical, and mental. I respect his game play; I think he’s a great guy.
What do people from Vancouver have that gives them an edge to win Big Brother Canada?
I don’t know in comparison to the rest of the country, I’ve only ever known Vancouver, so I don’t know how they’re different from anyone else. I absolutely love Vancouver, the opportunities, the people, the weather even, it’s beautiful![1]

Player History - Big Brother Canada 6

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Not Picked
Task Passed
Week 4 HOH Loss
POV Part 1 Not Picked
POV Part 2 Not Picked
Luxury Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Part 1 Not Picked
POV Part 2 Not Picked
POV Part 3 Not Picked
Task Passed
Week 7 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
POV Loss
Task Passed
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Task Ineligible
Week 10 HOH Win
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Unable to Play
HOH Part 3 Win

Have/Have-Not History

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

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Rozina Yaqub Yes
2 Andrew Miller Yes
3 Jesse Larson Yes
4 Veronica Doherty Yes
Hamza Hatoum Yes
5 Merron Haile Yes
6 Nominations Void
Erica Hill Yes
7 Ryan Ballantine Yes
8 Alejandra Martinez Yes
Maddy Poplett
(To Save)
9 Nominated
10 HOH
HOH Derek Kesseler Sole Vote
Finale Winner

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 10
William Kenny
Day 69
Derek Kesseler

Post Big Brother

  • Paras appeared on Rob Has A Podcast on September 9, 2018, to talk about BB20 and during the first double eviction of Big Brother Canada 7. 
  • Paras also appeared on the show Minority Report on August 6, 2020, with Adel Elseri, Hamza Hatoum, Andrew Miller and Merron Haile.


  • Paras is the only HouseGuest on Big Brother Canada 6 to win multiple competitions with no POV wins.
  • Paras is the first female in Big Brother Canada history to win the Final HOH and the game.
  • Paras was the fifth and final HouseGuest on Big Brother Canada 6 to win HOH twice, following Erica, Johnny, Derek, and Kaela.
  • Paras is the second Big Brother Canada winner to always vote with the majority, the first being Jon Pardy.
  • Paras is the youngest female to win Big Brother Canada.
  • Paras is the first person of color to win Big Brother Canada.


  1. STAFF (1 March 2018). GET TO KNOW PARAS ATASHNAK. Global TV. Retrieved on 1 March 2018.

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