Big Brother Finale: And the Winner Is
Big Brother's Dan, Danielle, and Ian | Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS
[WARNING: The following story reveals the winner of Big Brother. Read at your own risk.]
After 75 days of lying, backstabbing, and blindsiding, Big Brother has crowned a new champion.
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On Wednesday's season finale, it was revealed that Ian Terry and former champion Dan Gheesling had earned the right to compete in the third round of the final Head of Household competition. (Although Dan convinced Ian to throw the first round, Ian beat out Danielle Murphree in Round 2.)
In the final competition, Dan and Ian had to guess how previously evicted houseguests answered questions. Though the two were deadlocked early on, Ian soon pulled away to become the final Head of Household. Although Ian could have more easily beaten Danielle in a final showdown, Ian chose to honor his Final 2 deal with Dan and evicted Danielle, who became the seventh member of the jury.
During the jury's final interrogation of the houseguests, much of the focus was on Dan's ruthless gameplay throughout the season. Although he only won Head of Household once, he manipulated and flat-out lied to other players to stay in the house. While Dan argued he deserved the $500,000 grand prize because he cleverly stabbed all the jury members in the back, Ian argued that he had played a a much cleaner game.
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But did the jury agree? After casting their votes, Ian was indeed crowned the winner by a 6-1 vote. "This is easily the best moment of my life," Ian, a longtime fan of the show, said after his win. "I don't know how the hell I pulled it off."
Dan, who won Big Brother in Season 10 and originally returned this season as a coach before becoming a player, took home $50,000 as the runner-up. Frank was voted America's Favorite Houseguest and was awarded $25,000.
Do you think the right player won?