Derrick Lavesseur made it all the way through to the final 3 of BB16 without being nominated. Everyone makes mention of it, and he gets praised for it.
Jillian MacLaughlin made it all the way through to the final 3 of BBCAN1 without being nominated. No one makes mention of it, and yet the second someone does, she gets the “No, she doesn’t count as the winner, she shouldn’t have won, Gary was the real winner” shade.
Let’s make mention of something. The HGs in BB16 (namely Frankie, Caleb and Donny) mentioned on a few occasions that Derrick has never been nominated yet. But the HGs in BBCAN1 overlooked that fact with Jillian. Hmmm. Even after the BBCAN1 finale, Dan Gheesling praised Jillian’s game and has said that no one has ever mentioned Jillian never being nominated. Derrick’s 5-and-a-half-man alliance “The Detonators” basically steamrolled through the season due to the other members in the forefront of the alliance targeting everyone that’s not with them and to be inevitably targeted (by eachother) much sooner than Derrick. Derrick basically went the entire game of 90 days in the house with little to no blood on his hands because of 6 people (7 including Victoria) blindingly putting their eggs in his basket. Jillian, on the other hand, had a showmance with Emmett and they both played together, had loyalty to one another and relied on eachother (and no one else). With Jillian being HOH 4 times, she got more blood on her hands than anyone in her season because she did exactly what the so-called “great players of Big Brother” did: lie, backstab, break her word, etc. Hello somebody, it’s Big Brother! So because Jillian did all that, plus win competitions and get to the end after being in the house 71 days, she gets shunned? Let’s not forget how she had to face & drag the bitter jury at the finale (specifically Peter).
I’m not trying to cause a rift of drama here. I’m just stating fact. Everyone needs to see the game of Big Brother as a GAME on a level playing field (for both men & women playing the game) and have an unbiased outlook, and it should not be seen as a personality contest, as a show about who everyone’s favourite is or let it be another sad example of misogyny. Let there be credit where credit is surely due. Anyone who feels differently can stay forever pressed!
P.S. Derrick & Jillian aren’t the only ones to survive evictions… :)