Big Brother 18 Nicole Franzel won the entire season tonight,September 21st. Tonight’s live finale show, kicked off with some footage of what took place this past week in the house. Then they showed footage of when Paul won the first round of the final 3-part HOH competition.

From there, they showed footage of Nicole battling James in the 2 round of the final 3-part HOH comp. It was a quiz/physical challenge, and Nicole pulled out the victory to meet Paul in the 3rd round.

Then they showed footage of the jury deliberations with host and Big Brother legend, Dr. Will Kirby. Immediately after that, they showed the live, final round HOH comp. It was a quiz comp, and Paul edged out Nicole 4-3 to claim the final HOH crown. Next, Paul confirmed that he was evicting James, tonight, to bring Nicole with him to the final 2.

From there, James gave his exit interview with ,host Julie Chen. Next, they brought out all the jury members: Natalie, Paulie, Victor, Da’Vonne, Zakiyah, Corey, Bridgette, and Michelle. Then they had James join them to question the final 2: Nicole and Paul. After answering the tough questions, Paul and Nicole gave their final speeches to the jury. Next, the jury casts their votes for the winner.

James, Victor, Michelle and Bridgette all voted for Paul to win. Corey, Paulie Natalie,Zakiya and Da’Vonne all voted for Nicole to win. So, with a very close score of 5-4, Nicole won the $500,000 grand prize and season 18 winner bragging rights.

Next, they showed a very brief look at the first five contestants to get evicted this season: Frank, Glen, Bronte, Jozea and Tiffany. They didn’t talk to any of them, though, which was sort of disappointing.

To cap off the night, they revealed that Victor won America’s favorite player for the $25,000. They also revealed that Jason Roy from Big Brother season 17 and Jozea from this season 18, are getting a chance to play this Fall version of Big Brother, via some fan voting. Whoever gets the most votes, gets to play the season. The new season starts next Wednesday, September 28th. Stay tuned.

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