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Shannon Elizabeth Fadal, known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth[2], was a houseguest on Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US).

An early power player, Shannon managed to flip the vote to save James Maslow from the first eviction. However, this caused her alliance to target her because they saw her as a dangerous player. She and James were nominated in week 2. When James won the PoV and took himself off the block her fate was sealed. She was evicted in a 5-1 vote, placing 9th and becoming the third member of the jury.


Retrieved from CBS
Age: 44
Hometown: Born in Houston, Texas. Grew up from third grade through high school in Waco, Texas, then lived in Los Angeles for 20+ years, and now my hometown is.....
Current city: Cape Town, South Africa
Occupation: Actress and conservationist
Three adjectives that describe you: Compassionate, focused, and persistent.
Favorite activities: My favorite activities are working with animals in any capacity, traveling, yoga, hiking, taking my dog, Peanut, to the beach, tennis, going to the gym, and watching Big Brother and The Amazing Race!
What do you think will be the most difficult part of living inside the Big Brother house?
I think it'll be most difficult to juggle many different personalities and to adapt to situations on the spot as they get thrown at me.
What moment in your career do you think prepared you to live in the Big Brother house?
I feel like I've had many different opportunities in my life that have helped to prepare me for the house. My career in acting has obviously prepared me so that I can go into the house and play a role, almost. I'll have to play the role of someone who can be friendly, backstabbing, deceitful, powerful, weak, and mysterious—just to name a few.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
It's definitely a toss up between… Dr. Will, Evel Dick, Dan Gheesling, and Janelle.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy is that I will constantly have to change my strategy. I have seen every single season of Big Brother at least once, if not twice. I will need to pull from all of the best players and make it my own. I am hoping for some big, loud, outgoing personalities that can stand out as big targets right off the bat. I, meanwhile, will be setting up my alliance and picking people off one by one.
My life's motto is…
"UBUNTU." It's an African saying that comes from the languages of Xhosa and Zulu. It means "I am because we are." We are all interconnected. This includes all living —people, animals, plants, ecosystems, the planet, everything. And every decision we make every day has a lasting impact on the people and planet around us. Only through living in tolerance and respect for everything can we all thrive.
What would you take into the house and why?
- My dog Peanut. He just makes everything better all the time!
- An invisibility cloak.
- A computer so I could watch the Live Feeds for Celebrity Big Brother.
Fun facts about yourself:
- I used to play poker on the pro poker circuit for years.
- I was secretly an extra on Baywatch and the film Black Sheep before my career started. I wanted to get some on-set experience, but I never let my agents know. [3]

Player History - Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US)[]

Competition History[]

Week 1 HOH Win
HOH Recast Dethroned
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Voting History[]

Day Position Voted for With Majority?
10 Dethroned HOH,
Immune & POV Holder
Chuck Liddell Yes
13 Keshia Knight Pulliam Yes
17 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Marissa Jaret Winokur Yes

HOH History[]

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 5 Dethroned THEN

Post Big Brother[]


  • Shannon is the first celebrity houseguest to win Head of Household and Power of Veto in the same week. However, Shannon was dethroned as HoH.
    • Shannon is the first houseguest overall to win PoV while they were a Dethroned HoH.
  • Shannon is tied with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ariadna Gutierrez, and Omarosa Manigault for the most competitions won by a female on Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US), with 2 competition wins each.
  • Shannon is the first houseguest to not reside in the United States while filming their season. She was an American living in South Africa during Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US).


  1. Shannon Elizabeth. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  2. Shannon Elizabeth. Wikipedia. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  3. Meet The Famous Cast Of Celebrity Big Brother. CBS Big Brother. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
Celebrity Big Brother 1 (US) Houseguests
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