Big Brother: And the Season 15 Winner Is
Andy Herren, GinaMarie Zimmerman, Spencer Clawson | Photo Credits: Sonja Flemming/CBS
After another season of lies, backstabbing -- and, this year, rampant bigotry -- Big Brother has crowned a new winner.
As Wednesday's 90-minute finale begins, Andy, GinaMarie and Spencer are each in the hunt for the $500,000 grand prize. Although the three remaining houseguests are members of an alliance known as "The Exterminators," it's every man for himself as they square off in the final, most crucial Head of Household competition of the year.
GinaMarie wins the the roller derby-themed first leg of the competition with surprising ease, guaranteeing herself a spot in the third and final round of the competition. After Andy bumps off Spencer in the "Crab Grab" second round, Andy and GinaMarie square off live in a final quiz from host Julie Chen, during which the houseguests have to finish sentences the way specific jury members would have.
After eight questions are asked, Andy emerges victorious as the final Head of Household and earns the right to choose who will sit beside him as the jury picks the winner. Somewhat surprisingly, Andy evicts Spencer, who is seemingly much easier to beat. (His crowning achievement this season? Being nominated for eviction a record-setting eight times.) Although GinaMarie more likely deserves her spot in the finals, will Andy's loyalty to her cost him $450,000?
During the jury Q&A, Public speaking professor Andy definitely displays an edge over the not-so-eloquent girl from Staten Island, who fumbles her way through her answers about gameplay and her obsession with Nick before falling back on an emotional, "I could really use the money" ploy. Meanwhile, Andy cops to lying and stabbing people in the back, but he rightly explains that he smartly moved between alliances and ultimately played the game very well.
Finally, when the votes are cast, the jury crowns Andy the winner in a 7-2 vote. GinaMarie earns $50,000 for her second-place finish. Although Andy is probably the most deserving champ of the final three, his win caps off an underwhelming season that was talked about mostly because of the ugly behavior and comments of several of the houseguests.
Before signing off for the summer, The Chenbot announces that Elissa has been chosen as America's favorite player, which sends her home with $25,000 dollars. Being sisters with a former Big Brother champ pays off!
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