With only two days left until finale night, Celebrity Big Brother has weaned its numbers from 12 houseguests to five after last Friday’s double eviction shook up the house and tested its alliances.
Former WWE wrestler and actress Natalie Eva Marie was evicted after comedian Tom Green shocked the house by winning his second HOH and placing her on the block against former NFL running back Ricky Williams. After the Veto played out, Natalie was sent backing in a 4-0 vote while sitting next to her alliance-mate Lolo Jones. When Lolo Jones won the night’s live HOH and nominated Tom and Kandi Burruss for eviction, Tamar Braxton sealed the nominations with a Veto win, setting the stage for Tom’s eviction in a 3-0 vote.
So who survived the double eviction and who will remain to compete on finale night? Here are the five remaining celebrity houseguests.
1. Olympic Track and Bobsled Athlete Lolo Jones
Lolo Jones has played an emotional game, taking part in some of the house’s most explosive fights. She aligned with Natalie Eva Marie fairly quickly, but after being denied an alliance by Joey Lawrence, the women felt pushed away from the Ryan Lochte-Jonathan Bennett-Joey trifecta. She later aligned with Tom and Kato Kaelin, but paranoia and a case of HOH-itis (lookin’ at you, Tom!) caused a rift in that foursome, allowing Ricky to slide in to align with Lolo and Natalie. With her main gal now gone, Lolo has her work cut out for her and may only have Ricky left to rely on. Comp Wins: 1 Veto and 1 HOH.
2. Singer and TV Personality Kandi Burruss
The first half of Kandi’s game was quiet as a mouse, perhaps purposely so to avoid drama with former tour-mate Tamar Braxton. Though the two got through some early bickering, they’ve rekindled their friendship and made amends which could very well help both of them out going forward. Kandi worked with Tom to oust Natalie Eva Marie and her advice saved her friend-again Tamar and finally split up the athletic power duo that was Nolo. Comp Wins: Zero, but don’t for one second underestimate her sly social game.
3. Singer and TV Personality Tamar Braxton
Tamar is a reality TV treat and we are all blessed to have her still inside the Big Brother house. While Tamar never shied away from an argument or drama, she’s played the middle in countless scenarios, buddying up with Tom and Kato when it made sense, but falling back to her “room alliance” with Natalie and Lolo to exchange information. While she’s far from a mastermind, she’s played a great social game and never made herself out to be anyone’s number one target. Comp Wins: 1 Veto, 1 HOH, and the one and only Safety Competition.
4. Former NFL Running Back Ricky Williams
Ricky Williams was the house’s resident pot-stirrer. He wedges himself in between the Tom/Kato Natalie/Lolo alliance and more or less helped break up that power foursome, while simultaneously aligning himself with the women. When frustrations swirled …read more