Steve Arienta was the first houseguest evicted from “Big Brother” on July 5. The retired cop was put on the chopping block by Tyler Crispen who’d won the competition to be the first Head of Household. The 23-year-old lifeguard also nominated Sam Bledsoe for possible elimination. We asked viewers which of these two they had wanted to see go in the live vote.
A whopping 50% of you said Arienta was the right choice for eviction while only 11% of you said Bledsoe. If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, do so at the bottom of this post and then sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on #BB20 so far.
In one bit of good news for Arienta, 39% of those polled preferred that another houseguest be the first to exit. However, that wasn’t going to happen after Faysal Shafaat won the Power of Veto competition. He decided not to swap out either of those up for elimination with another houseguest.
Voting to evict Steve were: Kaycee Clark, Kaitlyn Herman, Winston Hines, JC Mounduix, Brett Robinson, Angela Rummans and Rachel Swindler. Voting to send Sam packing were: Bayleigh, Faysal, Haleigh Broucher, Angie “Rockstar” Langtry, Scottie Salton and Chris “Swaggy C” Williams.
Kaitlyn had been the swing vote and her defection left Steve speechless. In his post-exit interview with “Big Brother” host Julie Chen, he readily admitted, “I’m shocked. I was more than confident; which is mistake number one. I honestly believed I had an alliance with The Bros, with Swaggy and that group. I thought that having a double alliance, where I could utilize the both of them to carry me over the seven vote, was a smart play in the first week but obviously someone in the alliance groups thought differently.”
You can win a $100 Amazon gift certificate by predicting the finishing order of all 16 houseguests, so get started right now — it’s fun and easy. Currently Winston Hines is the odds-on favorite to win “Big Brother” Season 20, but expect the odds to fluctuate once viewers get to see all the players in action.