"Big Brother" Season 17 came to a close Wednesday night with underdog Steve Moses winning the $500,000 grand prize instead of Gold Derby frontrunner Vanessa Rousso (who came in third place) or remaining twin Liz Nolan (the runner-up). Only a scarce 19% of our readers predicted Steve would win the season, but were YOU one of them?
According to exclusive "Big Brother" odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Vanessa was the clear frontrunner with 4/7 odds (64% chance to win). She topped our chart every week this season except for a brief blip in Week 7 when our users momentarily thought that John McGuire would win and that Vanessa would be evicted. If YOU think Vanessa was robbed of the title, sound off in the comments section below.
In our "Big Brother" predictions center, we've been asking users like YOU to predict the ultimate winner all season long. Hundreds of users cast their votes, but only one claims Gold Derby's prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate and eternal bragging rights: Frederic Lam.
Frederic answered every question this season and tops our overall Season 17 leaderboard with 90% prediction accuracy and 224,634 points. To see how this user was able to out-score the other hundreds of predictors, see his entire prediction history here.
We have a second prize to give away as well, as Benutty did the best at scoring the Season 17 finale. This user predicted that Steve would win, that Liz would be second, that Vanessa would be third, that John would be fourth and that Austin would be fifth. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will also win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
"Big Brother" may be over, but Gold Derby is still forecasting everything from the Oscars to "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race." Making your "Survivor" predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account (or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google) and then start casting your votes. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
Remember that coming out on top doesn't just mean answering that week's questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don't take them for granted.
Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it's important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your forecasts throughout the week, just click "Save Predictions" when you've settled on your choice.
Get started by making your prediction as to which castaway will be voted off the island next. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Survivor" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
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