Now that Big Brother until next year, it’s time to take a look back at the season that was. Earlier, we took a look at moves the cast made. Now, we are going to attempt to rank the houseguests’ social games.
The social game is arguably the most vital component of the Big Brother game. At the end of the day, you have to put people on the jury in a manner that is going to make them want to vote for you to win $500,000 at the end. That is the hardest part of the game.
This series of articles will discuss the social games of those who made it into the Big Brother 21 house and rank them. When you are done reading, let us know how we did and leave a comment below! Checking in at the number 16 slot is Isabella “Bella” Wang.
No. 16: Isabella “Bella” Wang
This was a close race for the bottom slot between Bella, Jackson Michie, and Christie Murphy. However, Bella takes the slot for the worst social game of the season.
Bella started off Big Brother 21 just fine socially. She had gotten herself into the Gr8ful alliance and a showmance with Nick Maccarone. It seemed like Bella was in a position within the alliance that would get her far in the game. Then her social game unraveled in week 2.
She burned 3 allies unnecessarily by ratting out the Black Widows alliance to HOH Jack Matthews. While it kept her off the block in week 2, this is the move that began Bella’s downfall. Kemi Fakunle, who was 1 of the 3 people who had been burned by Bella, ended up throwing Bella under the bus to Michie and Jack. This put a target on her back that she never recovered from.
In week 3, Bella was safe only because Nick Maccarone won HOH that week. During the course of the week, her social game worsened.
Nicole Anthony brought information to Bella about people in Bella’s alliance potentially wanting to turn on her and Nick. However, Bella ran this information to Gr8ful, who unsurprisingly denied the allegations.
Nicole later tried talking to Bella about everything with Tommy Bracco acting as a mediator. During the conversation, Bella just bulldozed into to Nicole and didn’t even really give Nicole a chance to defend herself. When Nicole would try to talk during the situation, Bella just basically backed up and bulldozed over Nicole again. When the conversation is over, Bella wanted nothing to do with Nicole anymore.
All that did was shed an even more negative light on Bella and even Gr8ful was fed up with her. Unable to evict Bella or Nick that week, 6 of Bella’s former allies turned on her by evicting Cliff Hogg III instead of Nicole.
However, Cliff returned to the Big Brother house minutes after his eviction. Cliff then won HOH and it looked like Bella might be safe for another week. Cliff nominated Jack and Michie for eviction. Michie then won the Power of Veto to save himself.
Knowing she was at risk of being the replacement nominee, Christie Murphy made a deal with Cliff to keep her safe and avoid having to use her Panic Power. As a result, Bella was named the replacement nominee. She was evicted in an 8-2 vote. Sam Smith and Nick were the only 2 people who voted to keep her safe.
Stay tuned to see who checks in at No. 15 in our rankings of Big Brother 21 social games!