Big Brother US Season 1: Where Are They Now?
In the summer of 2000, CBS debuted the first US season of Big Brother. The season featured 10 house guests who had to live together for 3 months completely cut off from the outside world. The winner would receive $500,000, the runner-up would receive $100,000, and the third place prize would be $50,000. Every week, there would be a weekly challenge for the group. They were told to wager between 20 and 50% of their grocery money, depending on how well they felt they could complete the challenge. Every 2 weeks, the house guests one by one went into the "Red Room" and would nominate 2 others to be banished. The people with the most nominations would be put up for banishment, and America would then decide who to banish forever from the house. This is the only US season to work like this. The rest are dramatically different.
Eddie McGee was the last one to leave the house, as he was the first place prize winner of $500,000.
He has since been in a few small roles on tv and movies. For example, he was in one episode each of Mutant X, Law & Order, Guiding Light, Desperate Housewives, The Cleaner, The Philanthropist., and NCIS: Los Angeles. He has also been in the movies Drop Dead Roses, The Signs of the Cross, '"Rose Woes and Joe's", Eddie Monroe, The Ex, "Mattie Fresno and the Holoflux Universe", Just Like Joe, Priceless, Susan 313, The Human Race, and God's Pocket. He is the CEO and founder of a production company entitled, Tripod Productions, Inc.
His newest film is titled, Renko. It is an action/fantasy/horror film set to be released in November 2016.
Josh Souza was the runner-up and won $100,000.
Since the show, Souza has been involved with several different projects and job types. He appeared in an episode of Blind Date, as well as a few reality show episodes as himself, such as Real Hot, Kill Reality, and Reality Unleashed. He has also produced a tv movie called The Scorned. In 2010, he founded a modeling agency in Miami Beach called the Ocean Models agency. He created a reality show about the agency. Souza has also worked in real estate.
Curtis Kin was the third place winner of $50,000.
Before the show, Kin had been working as a lawyer. He continued to do so afterwards, until he joined the U.S. Attorney's office in L.A.
Jamie Kern was the 7th person voted out, who earned 4th place in the Big Brother competition.
Jamie is now Jamie Kern Lima. She was originally a field reporter, and eventually moved to Oregon to work for KPTV. Now, she has launched the "It Cosmetics" line of beauty products. She has appeared on QVC, Rachael Ray, the Today Show, E! News, and other popular outlets in order to promote her growing product line.
George Boswell (Chicken George) was the 6th person voted out, and came in 5th place.
He worked as a promoter, but has most recently decided to work as an auctioneer. Chicken George also appeared in the All Stars 7th season of Big Brother.
Cassandra Waldon was the 5th one voted out and the 6th place person of the season.
She is a communications director for the United Nations.
Brittany Petros was the 4th person voted out and came in 7th place.
Petros became a casting director for a short time, and also decided to act herself, playing in Days of Our Lives. She has had a wide variety of jobs, from a producer to a camera person, to a driver, to an assistant director. She is most recently an assistant location manager for many television shows. She is the key assistant location manager for the show, Supergirl, and is also holding the same position for the upcoming TV series, Lethal Weapon.
Karen Fowler was the 3rd person voted out who came in 8th place.
Karen asked for a divorce from her husband while on the show. She ended up moving in with houseguest, Brittany, while she was separated, but she later reconciled with her husband. As far as I know, she has always been a stay at home mom.
Jean Jordan (who went by Jordan) was the 2nd person voted out and came in 9th place.
Before the show, Jordan was an exotic dancer. Since then, she worked as a personal trainer, but eventually returned to being an exotic dancer.
Will Collins (aka Will Mega) was the first person voted out and therefore came in 10th (last) place.
He is a politician in Pennsylvania.
Chiquita was brought in part-way through the season to give the house guests a pet. She was a pug. Near the end of the show, a Big Brother staff member and his wife adopted Chiquita for their own.