It all comes down to this! Liz, Vanessa and Steve swung their way into the final HOH competition, but we all know it really comes down to the jury vote.
Big Brother 17 started as a sticky, cold, mess. Steve, Vanessa and Liz swung on big red “apples” in the cold air, back and forth and were continuously dipped in the “coating” from the candy apples. Oh yeah and by this time, it was the middle of the night and cold. Who was first to fall?
Steve fell first, pretty much right after they were asked to go off the disk, and onto the actual apples. It wasn’t surprising, and we love Steve but there’s no way he had that strength. So, it was time for Vanessa to make a deal — and she did. She told Liz she promised to take her to finals, and that she could last all day up there. And it worked.
Part 2 of the HOH was a crossword puzzle between Steve and Liz… and, Steve won by three minutes. Which is actually a lot. So part three, was Vanessa V. Steve. It was a test of how well they knew the jury. It went down to the last second, and Steve won! That’s right, he got to pick who he’d bring to the final two: and he chose Liz. Yup, the best player in the game landed in third place.
It’s Jury Time
So when the Vanessa headed into the jury, let me just say, everyone was actually pretty excited: especially Austin. Anyways, it was time for the questions, which were kind of bleh. The most interesting was actually within Liz’s answer: she was asked how much of her decisions were actually hers — and she pretty much didn’t have an answer, except “I held my own.” Yeah okay.
Here’s what we got from their final speeches: Liz admitted she wasn’t a super fan, but fought hard, survived really long with her twin, and loved everyone; Steve called himself out for loving his mom, but did so many big moves, and made a good point: Liz sat in a hotel room half the time for three weeks, and came in with someone she could 100 percent trust. Basically, his speech ROCKED.
Before we get to the results, we definitely were excited to see the first group eliminated to reunite with the jury. Vanessa revealed her millionaire past; Jason applauded Vanessa for her stellar game; and Audrey revealed that she’s overwhelmed with the great response she’s gotten back home and said she felt like a winner (you should, girl!). Also, Clay and Shellie were face-to-face, and I’m sad I didn’t see a slow-motion run-into-each-other’s-arms moment.
And The Winner Is…
Vanessa voted for Liz.
Johnny Mac voted for Steve.
Austin voted for Liz (and quoted Selena Gomez).
Julia voted for Liz.
James voted for Steve.
Meg voted for Steve.
Becky voted for Steve.
Jackie voted for Steve.
Shelli voted for Steve.
Yes — STEVE WON BIG BROTHER 6-3! And America’s favorite player was… James!
Who were you hoping won Big Brother 17?
— Emily Longeretta