After countless twists, tears, nominations and competitions, the winner of “Big Brother” Season 16 was finally crowned Wednesday night. Did the jury get it right? What about the results of America’s Favorite Player? Vote in our poll below.
At the start of the 90-minute finale, there were still three players left in the game: Cody Calafiore, Derrick Levasseur and Victoria Rafaeli. Cody won part one of the final Head of Household competition, while Derrick won the second part. The two hitmen then squared off live for the ultimate HOH winner, with Cody winning by one point.
Cody chose to eliminate poor Victoria and she was sent to the jury as the final member. Derrick and Cody then answered a slew of juror questions from past houseguests Jocasta Odom, Hayden Voss, Zach Rance, Donny Thompson, Nicole Franzel, Christine Brecht, Frankie Grande, Caleb Reynolds and Victoria.
After revealing the truth to the houseguests about Team America and about Derrick’s real profession as an uncover police officer, the final votes were revealed. By a vote of seven to two, host Julie Chen announced Derrick as the winner of Season 16. Derrick earned the $500,000 grand prize (in addition to all that loot he scored from being a part of Team America), while Cody’s runner-up prize was $50,000.
And as for America’s Favorite Player, there were a record 10 million votes cast that narrowed down the pool of contestants to just Nicole, Donny and Zach. Chen then revealed Donny as the $25,000 winner.
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