William Collins was a houseguest on Big Brother 1 (US).

William made several enemies in the House with his abrasive personality and combative tendencies, particularly Brittany Petros. He has the distinction of being the first person ever to be eliminated from the American version of Big Brother.


William Collins Biography

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1972, William was named one of Philly's best high-school basketball players, and he still enjoys the game. He is currently an applicant to Temple University, where he intends to major in urban studies.

A man of many interests, William is equally content to spend his leisure hours on a basketball court or in front of a chessboard. (He'll also, however, always find time for some good-natured flirting). Traveling the streets of Philadelphia, you could catch up with William at several of his favorite local haunts, including the Salaam barber shop, the Pearl of Africa bookstore, the Reading Terminal Market and the Zanzibar Blue bar and restaurant.

Though William appreciates the healthy fare at Patterson's vegetarian restaurant, he's still a Philly boy at heart, and won't say no to a belly-filler cheesesteak from Larry's.

Like housemate Curtis, William ranks "The Matrix" among his favorite films, alongside "Heat" and "Malcolm X". On his bookshelf, you'll find "The Autobiography of Malcolm X", Sam Greenlee's "The Spook Who Sat By the Door" and "The Bible".

When it's time to get away from his hometown, William likes to stay in the East, opting for vacations in either Harlem or Atlanta.

Player History - Big Brother 1 (US)

Task History

Week 1 Weekly Task Loss
Week 2 Weekly Task Win

Nomination History

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Brittany Petros,
Eddie McGee
Brittany Petros,
Curtis Kin,
Eddie McGee,
George Allen Boswell,
Jamie Marie Kern,
Karen Fowler

Post Big Brother


  • William is the first houseguest from Pennsylvania.
  • William and Cassandra Waldon are the first African-American Houseguests.
  • William is the first to be eliminated from Big Brother (US).
  • William was the fourth houseguest among all versions of Big Brother to be the first person eliminated (following evictions from Big Brother Netherlands in 1999, Germany in 2000, and Spain in 2000).
Big Brother 1 House Guests
3rd Place
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