In light of Celebrity Big Brother being left off CBS’ schedule, we thought we would take a trip down memory lane. We are going to be ranking all Celebrity Big Brother houseguests from 23 to 1. Today we will take a look at No. 10: James Maslow.
When CBS released their midseason schedule, there was a notable absence from it: Celebrity Big Brother. This has led to speculation that the series has been cancelled. It really is a shame because it provided fans some entertainment in the black hole known as the Big Brother offseason. With this in mind, we decided to rank the houseguests from 23 to 1. Checking in at No. 10 on our list is James Maslow from Season 1.
No. 10: James Maslow
James Maslow was known for his rivalry with Brandi Glanville, being a huge target throughout the game, and his friendship with Mark McGrath. Despite being a huge target, he managed to outlast his rival by about 20 minutes.
James’ game got off to a rocky start when Brandi kept talking down to James on night 1. He placed 2nd in the first HOH Competition to Shannon Elizabeth. However, a twist saw Shannon’s HOH reign come to an end as she was dethroned and replaced by Keshia Knight Pulliam.
The women (and Ross Matthews) wanted James out as the biggest physical threat, so Keshia nominated him alongside Chuck Liddell for eviction. When Shannon won the POV Competition, she chose to keep Keshia’s nominations the same.
Luckily for James, the target shifted. Shannon was able to flip the house and Chuck was evicted in a 7-1 vote. The only vote to evict James came from Omarosa.
James was able to stay safe in the second cycle after he threw the HOH Competition to Ross Matthews. Ross nominated Keshia and Omarosa for eviction. James helped take out Keshia after she wanted to quit for personal reasons.
In the third cycle, Ariadna Gutierrez won HOH. Wanting one of the two strongest players out of the game, she nominated James alongside Shannon for eviction. However, James won the POV to save himself. Ariadna named Mark the replacement nominee and Shannon’s fate was sealed. Shannon was evicted in a 5-1 vote.
James was able to stay safe for the next two cycles. In the fifth cycle, James’ closest ally Mark won HOH. He nominated Brandi and Ariadna, with the intention of evicting Brandi to help his friend James. Ariadna won the POV to save herself and Mark named Marissa Jaret Winokur the replacement nominee. Brandi was evicted in 3-1 vote.
The sixth cycle is where James’ luck finally ran out. Omarosa won HOH and wanted to take out a big threat. She nominated Marissa and Ross, with the intention of eviction Ross. However, Ross won the POV to save himself.
Needing a replacement, Omarosa chose James to be the replacement nominee. At the live eviction, the vote came back a 1-1 tie. Omarosa cast the tie breaking vote to evict James. The lone vote to keep James came from Mark.
James returned on finale night and voted for Marissa to win Celebrity Big Brother 1. James was also 1 of 3 finalists for America’s Favorite Houseguests alongside Ross and Shannon. However, James lost this prize to Ross.
James checks in at No. 10 because despite being a big target and finishing 6th place, he actually played a smart game. He was aware he was a big target and only won competitions when he felt it was absolutely necessary to try and help his social standing in the house. The only time he actually won a competition was cycle 3’s POV competition. He needed that one too because he more than likely would’ve been evicted over Shannon that cycle.
Stay tuned to see who checks in at No. 9!