Tonya Paoni (née Casper) was a houseguest on Big Brother 3.

She was evicted in Week 2 by a vote of 5-3, placing 11th and becoming the second member of The Jury.


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Age: 35
Marital Status: Divorced
From: Las Vegas, NV
Three adjectives that best describe me: Outgoing, loving, sexy
Favorite film: Ghost
Favorite TV show: Howard Stern, Friends, Fear Factor
Favorite actor: Anthony Hopkins
Favorite actress: Demi Moore
Favorite band: Black Crowes
Favorite hobbies: Spending time with my children, shopping (with my kids)!
Why did you want to be on BIG BROTHER? To win, of course, but also ever since I was little girl I thought I would be on TV. I guess some dreams do come true!
What strengths do you bring to BIG BROTHER? My wit, humor, sincerity, and on top of all that, I respect others!
What weaknesses do you bring to BIG BROTHER? Mental challenges. I'm very articulate, but I don't study and learn as much as I used to. Five kids keep you busy enough.
What comfort item from home will you miss the most? My children. When I put my arms around them and they tell me I'm the best, that always brightens my day.
What type of news from the outside world will you miss the most? News in general. I like to know what's going on. Now that basketball season is over, I don't care about sports! Go Kings next year! Oh, and news on BIG BROTHER HouseGuests.
Do you tend to perform better in physical or mental competitions? Probably physical, only because I'm great with my coordination and endurance, even though I never exercise! Maybe I should start.
How do you plan to win BIG BROTHER? I'll probably lie low for a while, not be too strong a player, or too weak, use my sex appeal with the men, and get on the good side of the women. I'm also a wonderful cook.
What is your biggest fear as you begin BIG BROTHER? Wondering what type of other people will be in the house with me, and how backstabbing they'll be.
What is your motto? Life is a game; it's meant to be played.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 3

Competition History

Week 1 Food Win
Reward Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Luxury Win
Week 2 HOH Loss
Food Loss
POV Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Lori Olsen Yes
2 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Lisa DonahueYes

Post Big Brother

  • Tonya was arrested on May 27, 2010 for reckless homicide. All charges were later dropped after evidence showed that she had no alcohol or drugs in her system at the time of the accident.[2]


  • She is the first houseguest from Nevada.


Big Brother 3 House Guests
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