“Celebrity Big Brother (US)” has crowned its winner on Sunday night, February 25, 2018 at the final episode of the show.
The competition chose its winner from the five houseguests, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ross Mathews, Ariadna Gutierrez, Mark McGrath and Omarosa who made it to the final stage.
Marissa Jaret Winokur got most votes from the jury, she was crowned the first-ever champion of “Celebrity Big Brother” and claimed the $250,000 prize. Mathews emerged the runner-up, he took home $50,000 as well as another $25,000 as America’s Favorite Houseguest after besting Shannon and James.
For the final Power of Veto competition, the contestants were required to match the correct days for when events happened by climbing on a wall. The person with the most right in the fastest time won. Both Mathews and Marissa got 8 days correct, Mark got 6 and Ariadna got 4. Meanwhile, Omarosa only got 1 right.
As Mathews finished the challenge in less than 6 minutes while Marissa took over 12 minutes, Ross won the PoV. However, he didn’t use his PoV. Omarosa’s fate was sealed as both Marissa and Mark voted to evict Omarosa during the live eviction.
They continued with the final 4 HoH competition with the winner having to eliminate two people and choose one person to go to the Final 2 with. Marissa won the final HoH and voted Ariadna and Mark for the eviction.
With Ariadna and Mark being eliminated, the final 2 saw the battle between BFFs Mathews and Marissa. When asked by the jury, consisting of nine other eliminated houseguests, what they regretted the most, Marissa said it was hard when she had two friends on the block, while Mathews regretted making a Final 2 deal with Brandi on Day 2.