Steven "Steve" Moses is the winner of Big Brother 17.

Steve was a covert member of the Scamper Squad who also fostered a side alliance called Rockstars with John. While The Sixth Sense was still alive, Vanessa decided to bring Steve into a side alliance with Austin and the twins (which eventually became the Scamper Squad). Steve was able to use this collaboration to further himself in the game. For most of the game he was under the radar and followed people, mainly Vanessa, but that was part of his strategy. However, Steve secretly wanted to evict Vanessa but could not do so until the Austwins split, whom Steve targeted during Week 11 (culminating in Julia's eviction). He played more aggressively at the end of the game, winning three out of the last four HOHs and evicting Vanessa. After making it to the Final Two, the Jury accused him of floating throughout the game. However, Steve argued that he did not float because of his under-the-radar gameplay, and he made moves that benefited him throughout the game. He compared his own choices to Liz's, as she followed Austin and Vanessa throughout her time in the Big Brother house. This comparison enabled him to win Big Brother by a vote of 6–3, along with evicting Vanessa. Steve was also able to earn several competitions throughout his stay in the Big Brother house and eventually became the sixth male HouseGuest in the history of the show to win six competitions (4 HoHs and 2 PoVs).

His love for his 'mommy' and the running joke (from the Austwins and Vanessa) that he is 'sneaky,' and his seemingly one-sided rivalry with Becky were also major parts of his storyline. He was known to the feeders for pacing by himself for hours at night after everyone else had gone to sleep.

Player History - Big Brother 17

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Loss
Week 2 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Luxury Ineligible
Week 4 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
BOTB Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 12 HOH/Luxury Previous HOH
POV Loss
POV Loss
Week 13 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Win

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have-Not
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have-Not
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have-Not
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have
Week 11 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 12
Week 13

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Used POV on Self Jace Agolli Yes
2 BOTB Winner Da'Vonne Rogers Yes
3 James Huling No
4 Audrey Middleton Yes
5 Jason Roy Yes
6 Clay Honeycutt Yes
7 Used POV on Self Shelli Poole Yes
8 Becky Burgess Yes
9 Nominated
10 Meg Maley Yes
James Huling Yes
11 HOH
12 Nominated
13 HOH Vanessa Rousso Sole Vote
Finale Winner

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 57
BB17 Jackie
Week 11
BB17 Julia
Day 89
BB17 John
Week 13
BB17 Vanessa

Post Big Brother


  • Steve was the youngest HouseGuest on Big Brother 17.
  • Steve was the first HouseGuest on Big Brother 17 to be a Have-Not more than once.
  • Steve is the second houseguest to win the POV twice in Big Brother 17, following John McGuire.
    • Coincidentally, both had won when they were nominated.
    • Steve is the fifth houseguest to win 4 HOHs and go on to the win the game following Drew Daniel, Hayden Moss, Rachel Reilly, and Ian Terry.
  • Steve holds the record for the most competitions won by a male winner in a season with 7 (4 HoHs, 2 PoVs, and 1 BoB). Out of all winners, he is second to Kaycee Clark's 8.
    • However, between HOH and POV wins, he is tied with Rachel Reilly and Ian Terry for the second most competitions won in a season by a winner with 6, behind Kaycee's 7.
      • Coincidentally, Steve, Rachel, and Ian have each won 4 HoHs and 2 PoVs in their seasons.
  • Steve was the last male standing in Big Brother 17.
  • Steve is the second houseguest to win the first POV and win the game. The first was Rachel Reilly.
  • Steve is the first winner to win 2 PoVs as a nominee.
  • Steve, along with Rachel Reilly and Morgan Willett, holds the record for being the most nominated winner in Big Brother history, with five nominations.
  • Clay Honeycutt, Becky Burgess, and the viewers compared him to Big Brother 14 winner Ian Terry.
  • Throughout the season, he was shown to dislike Becky. However, since the season ended, he had said that he liked and respected Becky, but did not appreciate that she never talked game with him, constantly comparing him to Ian Terry, and nominating him twice.
  • Steve is tied with Vanessa Rousso for the most competitions won in Big Brother 17 with 7.
    • Without the Battle of the Block, Steve would have the second most wins with 6.
  • Steve is one of five HouseGuests to be nominated during the first week and make it to the Final Two. The others are Nicole Nilson Schaffrich, Porsche Briggs, Paul Abrahamian (twice), and fellow BB17 houseguest Jason Roy.
    • Unlike Nicole and Porsche, Steve did not remain on the block and won the game.
      • Paul and Jason did not remain on the block (either time for Paul), but they finished as the runners-up.


Preceded by
Season 16
Derrick Levasseur
Season 17
BB17Small Steve
Steve Moses
Succeeded by
Season 18
Nicole Small 2016
Nicole Franzel
Big Brother 17 House Guests
BB17Small Steve
BB17Small Liz
BB17Small Vanessa
BB17Small John
BB17Small Austin
BB17Small Julia
BB17Small James
BB17Small Meg
BB17Small Becky
BB17Small Jackie
BB17Small Shelli
BB17Small Clay
BB17Small Jason
BB17Small Audrey
BB17Small Jeff
BB17Small Da'Vonne
BB17Small Jace