The inaugural U.S. season of “Celebrity Big Brother” kicked off with 11 houseguests, including UFC legend Chuck Liddell, former NBA player Metta World Peace, and of course ex-White House political aide Omarosa Manigault.
Fast forward to the season finale and fans were left with four: TV host Ross Matthews, singer Mark McGrath, Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur, and of course Omarosa.
The finale started with a skiing Head of Household competition, with Mark and Ross making the final two. Ross promised Mark he would keep him safe, and so the latter threw the challenge. Ross kept true to his word, putting Omarosa and Marissa on the chopping block.
The final Power of Veto competition was a game of memory, with contestants tasked with recalling on what day certain events happened in the house.
Both Ross and Marissa managed to answer all eight questions correctly, but Ross did it faster and so the eviction nominees remained the same. After one heck of a speech, Omarosa met her fate and was evicted from the house.
In the final H.O.H. competition of the show, Marissa outperformed both Ross and Mark in a trivia game. Choosing to bring Ross to the final two, the rest was left in the hands and votes of their evicted housemates.
After questioning the two remaining competitors, the nine evicted celebrities cast their vote for who most deserved the $250,000 grand prize.
And there you have it. Marissa is the inaugural winner of “Celebrity Big Brother (U.S.) with a 6 to 3 vote over Ross.
Luckily for the TV host, Ross did not leave empty-handed after earning $25,000 for being voted America’s Favorite House guest.