The 5 most legendary Big Brother players of the 2010s: No. 2

"IÕm a Bird, IÕm a Plane, IÕm on The Amazing Race!"- Pictured: Rachel Reilly on THE AMAZING RACE airing Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
"IÕm a Bird, IÕm a Plane, IÕm on The Amazing Race!"- Pictured: Rachel Reilly on THE AMAZING RACE airing Wednesday, May 22 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /
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With the decade nearly over, we decided to take a look back at every season of Big Brother we had this decade. In our look back, we decided to rank our 5 most iconic players of the decade.

With the 2010’s nearly over, we decided to reflect on every season of Big Brother that took place this decade. There have been several players that could be considered iconic over the course of the decade. With this in mind, we decided to rank the 5 most iconic players of the decade. This will include both the Celebrity and Over the Top versions of Big Brother. Number 2 is Rachel Reilly from Big Brother 12 and Big Brother 13.

No. 2: Rachel Reilly

Rachel is the type of houseguest you either loved or hated, there was no in between. Regardless of whether you loved or hated her, you were never going to forget her. It was hard to miss that grating laugh and red hair. She was also one of the game’s fiercest competitors.

Rachel made her big splash on Big Brother 12 in 2010. Her overbearing personality caused her to get into frequent fights with her fellow houseguests. She had several memorable moments as a result including her infamous “floaters grab a life vest” line to Kristen Bitting and her fight with Ragan Fox. Rachel’s frequent crying also got on the nerves of some viewers.

During the course of Big Brother 12, Rachel fell in love with fellow contestant Brendon Villegas. Despite Rachel’s flaws, Brenchel developed a large fan base.

Rachel returned alongside Brendon (now her boyfriend) for Big Brother 13. In week 4, Brendon and Rachel were both nominated for eviction. Brendon won the POV that week but chose to sacrifice himself for Rachel. He was evicted 5-2 after using the POV on Rachel. Brendon re-entered the house in week 6 after beating Lawon Exum in a competition. However, he was re-evicted that week in a 5-1 vote.

After Brendon’s eviction, Rachel ended up making it all the way to the final 2 against Porsche Briggs. During the course of the entire season, Rachel won 4 HOHs and 2 POVs. She defeated Porsche in the final vote 4-3. To this date, Rachel is considered one of the fiercest (and best) female players Big Brother has ever seen.

After Big Brother 13, Rachel and Brendon got engaged and later married. She has also competed on The Amazing Race 3 times. Her first 2 times on The Amazing Race, she partnered with Brendon. For her 3rd appearance, Rachel competed with her sister Elissa Reilly Slater (who had competed on Big Brother 15).

Rachel’s first appearance on The Amazing Race came on The Amazing Race 20 in 2012 with Brendon. Together, they made it to the final 3 but finished in 3rd place after struggling on the final leg. Brendon & Rachel then returned for The Amazing Race 24: All-Stars in 2014. Brendon & Rachel won 3 legs on All-Stars, but once again came up short on the final leg, finishing in 3rd place again.

Rachel then returned for The Amazing Race 31 in 2019. This time, she was partnered with her sister Elissa. Rachel & Elissa finished in 7th place after being eliminated in 8th leg.

Additionally, Rachel has made a cameo appearance on every season since Big Brother 13 with the exceptions of Season 19 and Season 21. She also made an appearance on Big Brother Canada 2 when she talked about the season on the side show.

Rachel’s cameo on Season 17 was to announce that she and Brendon were expecting a baby. Adora Borealis Villegas was born on April 8, 2016. This made Brendon & Rachel the first Big Brother couple to have a child together. Adora was seen on Rachel’s Season 18 cameo appearance.

Where to begin with this one? Rachel checks in at number 2 because she’s been on just about every season this decade as well as 3 seasons of The Amazing Race. She also is one the decade’s best winners. If that doesn’t do it for you, then perhaps the fact that she and Brendon had the first Big Brother baby will.

Next. The 5 most iconic Big Brother players of the 2010s: No. 3. dark

Who checks in at No. 1? Stay tuned to find out!