With the 2010’s in the rear-view mirror, we decided to take a look back at every season of Big Brother from the previous decade. In our look back, we decided to rank the 5 most memorable moments of the decade.
With the 2010’s now over, we decided to reflect on every season of Big Brother that took place last decade. There have been many twists over the course of the decade. So, we decided to rank the 5 most memorable moments of the 2010’s. This will include both the Celebrity and Over the Top versions of Big Brother.
To qualify for this list, this moment had to have happened between 2010 and 2019. It also has to be a moment that if you asked a Big Brother fan about it, they would know exactly what it is. It does not remember if they remember that moment fondly or not. No. 3 on the list is Lawon volunteering to be evicted.
No. 3: Lawon volunteers to be evicted
At week 4’s live eviction on Big Brother 13, host Julie Chen-Moonves announced to the houseguests a twist that would send a player back into the house after week 5. Brendon Villegas was evicted at week 4’s live eviction in a 5-2 vote. This set the stage for arguably not just the dumbest move of the decade, but the dumbest move in Big Brother history.
Kalia Booker won HOH in week 5. She was aligned with Porsche Briggs, Daniele Donato, and Lawon. Their target that week was Jeff Schroeder with Rachel Reilly as the backup plan. So, Kalia nominates Jeff alongside Rachel for eviction. When Jeff won the POV that week to save himself, thus the target shifted to Rachel. Naturally, since Jeff was going to veto himself a replacement nominee was needed. Enter Lawon.
As Kalia’s alliance was debating the replacement nominee in the HOH room, Lawon not only volunteers to be the pawn, but he volunteers to be evicted. Lawon was under the very false assumption he would return with some sort of superpower. Lawon’s alliance was already laughing at this plan in the diary room, knowing full well how ridiculous it sounded. Nonetheless, Kalia granted his wish and named him the replacement nominee. Lawon was then evicted 6-0.
Lawon then had to face the person America voted for in a competition in order to return to the house. America voted for Brendon to get the shot to return over Dominic Briones. Lawon subsequently lost the competition and Brendon re-entered, cementing Lawon’s place in the Big Brother Hall of Dumb. At his eviction interview, Julie informed Lawon there was no superpower.
This moment makes the list because of how jaw-droppingly stupid it was. First of all, they never give anyone who returns any power at all. Secondly, who volunteers to be evicted? This is an absolute classic that fans aren’t going to forget anytime soon.
What moment checks in at No. 2 on our list? Stay tuned to find out!