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William Laprise Desbiens was a contestant on Big Brother Canada 5.

William remained a quiet houseguest during the first few weeks forming close bonds with Kevin and Dre. After finding himself in the minority alliance of the house, he was able to win HoH and targeted the majority alliance. He nominated the showmance of Dillon and Emily, believing they were too threatening. Dre talked with him, however, and he decided to change his target from Dillon to Bruno, after discovering that Kevin was only using William. After Kevin won the Veto, William staged a fake plan to use the Veto and backdoor Jackie, but Kevin didn't fully go along with it and left nominations the same, which caused Emily to be evicted.

William laid low and realigned with Kevin, but on day 55, William was nominated during the triple eviction alongside his two closest allies, Dre and Kevin and was evicted with Dre after Kevin won the veto, placing seventh and becoming the fifth member of the Jury.

William Laprise Desbiens Biography

Retrieved from Global
Age: 23
Hometown: Trois-Rivieres, QC
Occupation: Marketing Student & Blogger

Describe yourself in three words:
Weird, likeable and sassy

Do you have a strategy to win Big Brother Canada?
Yeah, it will be to analyze everything and take all that information and use it to help my game. I’d even maybe use that information to backstab some people. A lot of people say, “I want to play a loyal game.” I don’t want to play like that. There’s a lot of money to be won at the end of the day and I’m really poor so….you know. I have watched all of the seasons of Big Brother Canada and love this show so much so I just want to have fun trying it for myself.

If you could take one thing inside the house, what would it be and why?
It would be my cellphone. I know that’s completely impossible but I’m already missing it. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. I feel so weird without it.

What part of the Big Brother Canada experience do you think will be hardest for you?
To be cut off from the rest of the world – not knowing what is happening outside. I didn’t expect that to be so scary. Also, maybe some of the physical challenges; compared to someone like Jared from last year I’m pretty skinny so I might not win. I’m excited to try everything though!

What perk within the competition means the most to you: a letter from home, a luxury party, a season’s slop pass, or a vote from Canada?
A vote from Canada. To know that the country loves you means a lot. A slop pass I don’t need. I’m kind of excited to try slop.

Who is your Big Brother Canada idol and why?
Cassandra (BBCAN4) for sure. She was sassy and bitchy. She was funny and really intelligent. She was really playing the game. I loved her.

If you could travel into the future or the past which would you choose and why?
Maybe the past. There’s one thing that I regret. My grandma passed away and I couldn’t say bye to her. She died suddenly of a heart attack and it was a big shock. I visited her twice a week normally so this was very sad. I would go back to see her again and say goodbye.

What do people from Trois-Rivieres have that gives them an edge to win Big Brother Canada?
Someone from Trois-Rivieres? My accent maybe. I can confuse them with this.

Player History - Big Brother Canada 5

Competition History

Week 1 HOH/Immunity Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have
POV Advantage Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Luxury Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
Week 4 POV Loss
Have/Have-Not Have-Not
HOH Loss
Luxury Win
Week 5 HOH Win
Have/Have-Not Ineligible
Luxury Win
POV Loss
HOH Previous HOH
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Advantage Loss
Black Hole POV Win
Week 7 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
HOH Part 3 Ineligible
Luxury Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
Luxury Win
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have-Not
Week 4 Have-Not
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have

Nominations/Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Mark Chrysler Yes
2 Dallas Cormier Yes
3 POV Holder Cassandra Shahinfar Yes
Nominated Nominated By Final Position
4 Bruno Ielo
Dillon Carman
Sindy Nguyen
Position Voted for With Majority?
Neda Kalantar Yes
6 Immune Sindy Nguyen Yes
7 POV Holder Nominations Void
BHPOV Holder Bruno Ielo Yes
8 Jackie McCurach Yes
Finale Jury Member Kevin Martin Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Emily Hawkin

Post Big Brother


  • He is the first HouseGuest to win the PoV twice in Big Brother Canada 5
  • William was the last HouseGuest in Big Brother Canada 5 to be put on the block.
  • William along with fellow houseguest Dre Gwenaelle are the third and fourth houseguests to be evicted and not have any eviction votes cast against them, with the first two being Kevin Martin and Willow MacDonald
Big Brother Canada 5 House Guests
BBCAN5 Small Kevin
BBCAN5 Small Karen
BBCAN5 Small Demetres
BBCAN5 Small Ika
BBCAN5 Small Dillon
BBCAN5 Small Dre
BBCAN5 Small William
BBCAN5 Small Jackie
BBCAN5 Small Bruno
BBCAN5 Small Sindy
BBCAN5 Small Neda
BBCAN5 Small Emily
BBCAN5 Small Gary
BBCAN5 Small Cassandra
BBCAN5 Small Dallas
BBCAN5 Small Mark