The competition is wide open now after Paloma's shocking early exit last episode on Big Brother season 24 and we officially have a new Head of Household and a new target on the eviction chopping block.
After the last episode, Jasmine, Joseph, Michael, Kyle, Monte, Ameerah and Taylor were up for HOH and had to compete in a pie-eating contest where they had to answer true-or-false questions about the BB Motel that they'd been living in for the past week. They had to search the pies using only their mouths for a "T" or "F" hiding within the pie and answer the question correctly to move onto the next round of the HOH comp, with the pies growing larger with each subsequent round.
Kyle and Monte were eliminated in the first round, with Taylor and Joseph knocked out next. "Bummer! I thought I really had this comp down...I didn't think there was any way that anybody would knock me out since I was moving really quickly," Taylor said in a confessional. "That made me mad@"
"Taylor losing the HOH is good because she's still enemy number one in the house. We were all on board to vote her out week number one, and she got a second week of life," Pooch said in a talking head. "I'm glad she got to enjoy another week in the house because I personally like her but it's time to send her packing."
Michael, Ameerah and Jasmine make it to the final three, but Ameerah answered a question incorrectly, eliminating her from the HOH comp. "I'm out of this competition but I'm looking over at Jasmine who is in my 'Girls Girls'" alliance and Michael who is in my "Poe's Pack" alliance and at this point, somebody that I'm aligned with is going to win so I may not have anything to worry about," Ameerah said in a confessional.
Before Jasmine and Michael go head-to-head in the final round, she asks him to throw the competition because she wants a letter from home. He doesn't promise that, but he does say that he won't vote her for eviction if he wins the pie-eating contest. Regardless, Jasmine ended up winning the final round and is officially this week's Head of Household.
"Losing the HOH competition is tough to swallow but I do feel good with Jasmine based on the deal we made during the competition," Michael said.
Who does Jasmine put up for eviction this week? Last week's target, beauty queen Taylor Hale, as well as Pooch, who offered himself up as a pawn in what the girls' dubbed "a dumb move."
"If Pooch is going to go ahead and vultures to put himself up on the block, we may not have that many opportunities in the future so I think we may need to strike now," Ameerah confessed.
"Talyor, honestly, you came into this house, you slept right beside me and you didn't ever talk game with me so I want to give respect to the first HOH and try to get you out this house," Jasmine explained during the nomination ceremony. "Pooch, honestly, I just picked you because you had the opportunity to become Backstage Boss and although that was not your fault, I do feel like you should fight in the veto competition and hopefully you'll get to stay."
"Taylor was my original target but Pooch is this huge threat that made this offer to put himself up," Jasmine said in a confessional. "I ain't aligned with Pooch or Taylor so I just need the veto to go my way, and as long as my ma'ams stay the same, I'm sitting back and relaxing."
Fans react to this week's Head of Household on Big Brother:
Jasmine fell clearly in the competition and now she wins hoh???? Nah she doesn’t deserve that at allJuly 18, 2022
Im glad Michael didn't throw the hoh, like jasmine even pathetic for asking, its not been that long in the game for someone begging they need a letter from home! #BB24 #bigbrother24 #bigbrotherJuly 18, 2022
Princess Jasmine needs to find a whole new game, Michael gave her that win. Yo Princess, remember you might need those crutches next week when you do your exit interview with @JCMoonves.July 18, 2022
@CBSBigBrother #bigbrother24 #BigBrother Not a fan of Jasmine...So Pooch & Taylor are the noms.Not Happy that Nicole is working with Daniel. I liked her, pat tense.July 18, 2022
This is the worst season ever, maybe next season they’ll find people who can actually walk. Jasmine says she’s just gonna sit back and relax, of course you are because you can’t get up cause you don’t know how to walk without breaking a leg and 2July 18, 2022
@CBSBigBrother jasmine should NOT be HOH. Lets play fair. She shouldn’t be there because she touched the ground and she shouldn’t be there because she is hurt. She can’t compete physically unless you rig the games.July 18, 2022
@CBSBigBrother y’all are soooo disappointing. Jasmine’s foot hit the ground so she actually shouldn’t be HOH. Also she’s a huge bully in the house.None of these issues are being addressed. Makes me think BB has a bunch of bullies running the show or a fam member works there.July 18, 2022
@CBSBigBrother Jasmine should not be in the pie HOH competition. She touched the ground. You will lose followers and viewers rigging the game like this.July 18, 2022
I do NOT want a Jasmine HOH 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 #BB24 #BigBrotherJuly 18, 2022
@CBSBigBrother This season is tainted as of tonight. Big Brother, you failed. Jasmine's foot touched the ground in the 1st round of the HOH. The audience saw it! You let it go. Now, she is HOH. #BB24 #CBSJuly 18, 2022
“I want to show respect to the first hoh” and put Taylor on the nomination block Jasmine #bb24 #bigbrother pic.twitter.com/qP8cn8XComJuly 18, 2022
Why does it feel like #bigbrother made up this 2-part HOH just to give Jasmine a fighting chance? This is some b.s. right here.July 18, 2022
No chance!!! Jasmine’s foot touched the ground well all saw and now she is HOH #bb24 #bigbrother24 #cbsbigbrother #bigbrother #bbtaylor #bbjasmine pic.twitter.com/C6XjpYHFhoJuly 18, 2022
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