Zachary Colin "Zach" Rance was a houseguest on Big Brother 16. He was a part of The Bomb Squad until Devin Shepherd put him on the block, leading Zach to blow up The Bomb Squad. He was a member of The Detonators alliance that formed in the wake of The Bomb Squad, as well as Los Tres Amigos. In week 8, he was betrayed by his closest ally Frankie Grande and backdoored in a unanimous 5-0 vote for giving his alliance the feeling he didn't trust them. As a result of Nicole Franzel returning to the game, he placed 9th, and was the third member of the jury.
Zach became quite popular with fans for his zany behavior and seemingly romantic relationship with House Guest Frankie Grande.
In week 1, Zach began wearing a pink hat that was actually owned by Victoria Rafaeli. It soon became his trademark. When their friendship turned sour, Victoria took the hat while Zach was napping and cut it up. While in the jury, Zach got his own hat for his birthday.
Retrieve from CBS.com
Hometown: Palm Beach, Fla.
Occupation: Recent College Graduate - Economics
Three adjectives that describe you: Entertaining, fearless and confident.
Favorite Activities: Golf, golf and golf.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: Being away from my brother. I have been away in school for 5 years and I miss him everyday.
Do you have a strategy for winning Big Brother?: Yes without a doubt.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: Andy, he played the game very smart.
What are you afraid of: Raccoons
What is the accomplishment you are most proud of: Graduating from the University of Florida.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is… Money over everything.
What would you take into the house and why: My sand wedge, a golf ball, and a picture of my family.
What would you do if Big Brother made you famous: I would donate some of my profits to charities and starving children. Then I would just go along for the ride.
A self-described “con artist,” Zach recently earned his Economics Degree. His best friend is his 10 year-old brother and someday he wants to be a professional caddy.
Player History - Big Brother 16
|Week||Position||Voted for||With Majority?|
|1||–||Joey Van Pelt||Yes|
|5||Dethroned HOH||Amber Borzotra||Yes|
|7||Used POV on Self||Nicole Franzel||Yes|
|Finale||Jury Member||Derrick Levasseur||Yes|
|Original Nominees||Post-Veto Nominees||Intended Target|
Post Big Brother
- In December 2020, Zach came out as bisexual and revealed that he had been in a relationship with his Showmance Frankie Grande for a short time after Big Brother 16 (US) had ended.
- Zach almost competed on The Challenge: War of the Worlds, however production demoted him to an alternate cast member and he then chose to be removed from the cast entirely, as he preferred a sure answer on whether he would compete or not. Had he played, he would've competed alongside Da'Vonne, Liz, Julia, Paulie, Natalie, Morgan, Josh, and Celebrity Big Brother 18 (UK) winner Stephen Bear.
- Zach appeared on the fifth episode of Celebrity Fear Factor. He was partnered with fellow BB16 houseguest Cody Calafiore, and competed against fellow BB16 houseguest Caleb Reynolds and his brother Blake, Rachel Reilly and Brendon Villegas, along with Survivor castaways Abi-Maria Gomes and Sierra Dawn Thomas.
- He is the only member of the Detonators and Bomb Squad to be one of the top three finalists for America's Favorite Houseguest in Big Brother 16.
|Big Brother 16 (US) Houseguests|