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Team America
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Alliance Profile
Big Brother 16
Members Donny Thompson
Derrick Levasseur
Frankie Grande
Joey Van Pelt
Defectors Derrick Levasseur
Frankie Grande
Votes Against 20
HoH Wins 10 (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6,
8 & 11, Days 77 & 88)
11 (Weeks 1, 3, 4,
7, 8, 9 & 12, Days 49 & 97)
Veto Wins 6 (Weeks 1, 3, 8 & 11,
Days 49 & 77)
Lowest Placing Member Joey Van Pelt (16/16)
Highest Placing Member Derrick Levasseur (1/16)

Team America was a twist from Big Brother 16 in which America controls 3 of the houseguests that are put into this alliance. The first member was Joey Van Pelt, the second member was Donny Thompson, and the third and fourth were Derrick Levasseur and Frankie Grande.

Due to Joey being evicted before Team America was fully formed, an additional player was drafted into the alliance. It's unclear if Donny ever knew that Joey was in the alliance to begin with.

Shortly before Frankie was evicted, both he and Derrick were called into the Diary Room and informed that if either of them wins the game, that person will receive $50,000 in addition to the $500,000 prize.


Derrick Levasseur
Donny Thompson
Frankie Grande
Joey Van Pelt


Task No. Options America's Selection Description Result
1 A: Get two HouseGuests to kiss and then spread rumors that they are in a showmance. B Team America decided to spread the rumor that Zach was related to Amanda Zuckerman from Big Brother 15. Passed
B: Get three other HouseGuests to spread a rumor that someone in the game is related to a past HouseGuest.
2 A: Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a floater. B Team America agreed that Amber was a physical threat; Frankie, as Head of Household, nominated Amber for eviction. Passed
B: Campaign to nominate someone they believe is a physical threat.
3 A: Hide one houseguest's personal items and convince him or her publicly blame other houseguest to doing it. B Team America thought it would be a good idea to have Zach try and argue with Christine and/or Nicole at the nomination ceremony. When that failed, they convinced him to argue with Amber. However, Amber didn't talk back to Zach, and they failed their mission. Failed
B: Make two housequests argue either during the nominations or Veto meeting.
4 A: Vote against majority of the house and publicly accuse two other houseguest at the eviction fallout. A Donny didn't want to publicly accuse two other houseguest at the eviction fallout since it was too risky for his game. Therefore, Derrick and Donny voted with the house and failed the mission. Frankie was ineligible to vote due to being the HOH. Failed
B: Make two Team America members become Heads of Household by winning themselves and/or by make other houseguest throwing it.
5 A: Convince one houseguest to be put on the block as a pawn and evict them. A Due to the circumstances of the game, with Donny on the block, Team America decided that they could not complete the mission.  Failed
B: Each Team America member create and name a fake side alliance with the houesguest they trust the least.
6 A: Create a distraction by hiding a favorite piece of clothing from each of the houseguests, then organize a neighborhood watch program to keep it from happening again. A After hiding a personal item from each HouseGuest, including themselves, Team America managed to convince the other houseguests to start a neighborhood watch program for at least 24 hours. Passed
B: Weaken another player's game by keeping them awake for 24 hours straight.
7 Team America will create their own mission and America will vote on whether or not the mission was a success. N/A On the block and in danger of being sent to jury, Donny wanted to use the mission to save him from being evicted. However, Frankie disagreed, claiming that America would want them to do something fun. So Frankie convinced Team America to do a play parodying some of the previously evicted houseguests. Donny and Derrick agreed, and they mangaged to get the other houseguests to be involved in the play as well. America did not, however, vote on this mission as a success. Failed
8 A: Wear down the competition by convincing everyone to fast for 24 hours while Team America secretly eats. B Team America managed to convince the other HouseGuests that there was a rat in the house, and got them to stay awake until 6am on "rat patrol" to catch it. Passed
B: Wear down the competition by convincing everyone there's a rodent in the house and keep them up all night trying to catch it.
9 If a member of Team America wins the game, they will receive an additional $50,000 in addition to the $500,000 grand prize and any other money accumulated throughout the season. N/A Donny was already evicted by this point, and Frankie was evicted soon after on Day 88. However, Derrick was able to make it to the end and he won the game in a 7-2 vote against Cody. Frankie voted for Derrick while Donny voted for Cody. Passed (Derrick)


  • This is the only alliance Derrick Levasseur was in without Cody Calafiore.
    • This was because the alliance was formed by America, and they did not choose to include Cody.
  • The total earnings from Team America were as follows:
    • Donny earned $15,000 from completing three missions.
    • Frankie earned $20,000 from completing four missions.
    • Derrick earned $70,000 from completing four missions and winning the season.

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