Suzette Amaya was a contestant on Big Brother Canada 1.

Suzette had close friendships with HouseGuests Gary and Danielle. She clashed with HouseGuest Tom, who she nominated for eviction on the first night. On Day 1, Suzette became the first Head of Household of the season, and was told that she had to make nominations that night based solely on first impressions; she chose Emmett and Tom. When Tom saved himself with the Power of Veto, she chose Kat to be the replacement nominee. Kat was evicted that week, receiving eleven out of twelve votes. After Danielle's eviction in week 2, Suzette and her only other ally Gary were target number one for anyone who won Head Of Household. During week three, Tom nominated Suzette. However, on Day 22, she was removed from the block by Canada's vote. Suzette came to find herself on the block a total of three times during the game, and was eliminated by a vote of 6-1 in Week 5, with the only person opting to save her being Gary. 


Suzette Amaya is a 36 year old Native Canadian who is a Support Worker, Radio Producer, and Motivational Speaker. She describes herself as being outgoing, thoughtful, and funny. She states that she will be a floater throughout the game, and will simply ride coattails. She has three children, making her the only parent in the first season of Big Brother Canada.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 1

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Win
POV Loss
Week 2 HOH Previous HOH
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Loss
Week 4 HOH Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have
Week 5 Have

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
2 Aneal Ramkissoon No
3 Nominated
Saved by Public Aneal Ramkissoon Yes
4 Thomas Plant Yes
5 Nominated

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Week 1
Kat Yee

Post Big Brother

  • Suzette was a contestant on Sequester (produced by Audrey Middleton) along with fellow Big Brother Canada alum Sindy Nguyen.
    • She ended up winning by a vote of 6-4 on finale night.
  • It was revealed that Suzette's brother Donnell died from a hit and run on December 27, 2018.[1]


  • Suzette is the first houseguest to answer a House Call.
    • Because of this, Suzette became the first Head of Household of Big Brother Canada.
  • Suzette is the first Canadian houseguest of Aboriginal descent
  • Suzette is the first houseguest to be taken off the block by a public vote.
  • Suzette is the first Canadian houseguest to be in the position of Head of Household without playing in an actual HOH competition.
    • She is also the third overall houseguest to be in the position of Head of Household without playing in an actual HOH competition, following Jerry MacDonald and Jessie Godderz.
      • She is the first female to accomplish this as well as the first person whose original season wasn't Big Brother 10.
      • Julia Nolan was the second female to accomplish this.
  • Suzette is the first Big Brother Canada houseguest to be HOH and name a replacement nominee.


Big Brother Canada 1 House Guests
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