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Paras Atashnak is the winner of Big Brother Canada 6.

Paras’s gameplay most consisted of her strong social game. Paras was set up comfortably from the beginning of the game, playing the middle of the house with her Secret Three alliance. Her strong social play got her till the final five without being nominated. At the final five, Kaela Grant nominated her for her eviction as a pawn against Maddy Poplett. Paras would go onto survive the vote. After Maddy’s eviction, Paras won her first Head of Household competition of the season, securing her spot in the final three. Paras decided to target Derek Kesseler, as she deemed him the bigger threat to her. However, Kaela would later win the veto and evict William Kenny, spoiling Paras’s plan. Despite being in the final three with a showmance, Paras was able to win part one and convince part two winner, Kaela, to take her to the final two and to cut her showmance. Although, Paras’s work would all be in vain as she went on to win the final HOH competition anyways, and followed through with her plan of evicting Derek. Paras was awarded the win by the jury over the more aggressive and physically dominant Kaela Grant, in a 6-1 vote.


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 (TS) Yes
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 is the only houseguest on Big Brother Canada 6 to win multiple competitions, and not have any 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. They were followed by Kevin Jacobs.
  • Paras is the youngest female to win Big Brother Canada.
  • Paras is the first contestant with Palmar Hyperhidrosis.
  • Every time Paras was Head of Household, Derek Kesseler and Kaela Grant were her original nominees.
    • Additionally, Derek was always her target.


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

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Preceded by
Season 5
BBCAN5 Small Kevin
Kevin Martin
Season 6
BBCAN6 Small Paras
Paras Atashnak
Succeeded by
Season 7
BBCAN7 Small Dane
Dane Rupert
Big Brother Canada 6 House Guests
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BBCAN6 Small Kaela
BBCAN6 Small Derek
BBCAN6 Small William
BBCAN6 Small Maddy
BBCAN6 Small Johnny
BBCAN6 Small Olivia
BBCAN6 Small Alejandra
BBCAN6 Small Ryan
BBCAN6 Small Erica
BBCAN6 Small Merron
BBCAN6 Small Hamza
BBCAN6 Small Veronica
BBCAN6 Small Jesse
BBCAN6 Small Andrew
BBCAN6 Small Rozina
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