Zakiyah Narisha Everette was a HouseGuest on Big Brother 18.

Zakiyah was known for her showmance with fellow houseguest Paulie Calafiore, being a member of the 8-Pack, and also of the Fatal Five alliance. She began to play under the radar which allowed her to avoid being targeted by her houseguests until she had a fallout with Paulie. When her ally Da'Vonne became evicted in Week 6, Paulie convinced Victor to nominate Zakiyah against Michelle, her closest remaining ally. When Paulie won the PoV, he was conflicted whether or not to use it on Zakiyah. When he decided not to use it, both Zakiyah and Paulie believed she was staying.

However, she was blindsided and evicted by 3-2 during the first half of the Double Eviction when the No Names decided to rally against Paulie and his allies. She finished in 10th place and became the second member of the jury.


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Age: 24
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Current city: Charlotte, NC
Occupation: Preschool teacher
Three adjectives that describe you: Charming, bouncy, and ambitious.
Favorite activities: Dancing, modeling, cooking, eating, any form of designing or creating.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house? Not catching up on my celebrity drama and not hearing from my mom.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most? Jordan Lloyd [from Seasons 11 and 13.] She was hilarious, innocent, and sweet, like myself.
Do you have a strategy for winning the game? Go in, be real, and actually play the game.
My life's motto is... You only live once!
What would you take into the house, and why? My beauty essentials, since I have to maintain my look, my charm bracelet to keep my mom close to me, and my workout gear because being fit is life![1]

Player History - Big Brother 18

Competition History

Week 1 Immunity Loss
HTR Part 1 Loss
HTR Part 2 Win
HTR Part 3/HOH Ineligible
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Loss
Week 3 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Roadkill Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 8 Evicted
Week 9
Week 10 Re-Entry/HOH Loss

Have/Have-Not History

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

Carepackage History

Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 Loss
Week 7 Loss

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 HTR Winner Ineligible
Jozea Flores Yes
2 Victor Arroyo Yes
3 Bronte D'Acquisto Yes
4 Tiffany Rousso Yes
5 Frank Eudy Yes
6 Bridgette Dunning No
7 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Nicole Franzel Yes

Post Big Brother

  • After the season's conclusion, Zakiyah entered a relationship with fellow houseguest Paulie Calafiore.
    • In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Paulie revealed that in February 2017, he and Zakiyah had ended their relationship.
  • Zakiyah attended the premiere of Big Brother 20 (US).[2]
  • In October 2019, Zakiyah revealed that she and her boyfriend were expecting a baby girl.[3]
    • On March 19, 2020 Zakiyah's daughter Harlem Aaliyah was born.[4]



Big Brother 18 (US) Houseguests
Nicole Small 2016
Paul Small 2016
James Small 2016
Corey Small 2016
Victor Small 2016
Natalie Small 2016
Michelle Small 2016
Paulie Small 2016
Bridgette Small 2016
Zakiyah Small 2016
DaVonne Small 2016
Frank Small 2016
Tiffany Small 2016
Bronte Small 2016
Jozea Small 2016
Glenn Small 2016
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