SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on unless you’ve watched the Celebrity Big Brother Season 1 finale
Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ross Matthews, Ariadna Gutiérrez, Mark McGrath and Omarosa Manigault-Newman were left in the competition, but only one celebrity could survive eviction and be crowned champion, while another was voted as America’s Favourite Houseguest by viewers.
Winokur was crowned as the winner of Celebrity Big Brother by a jury of former housemates, defeating Matthews in the final two to claim the US$250,000 prize.
— Marissa J Winokur (@MarissaJWinokur) February 26, 2018
Three other houseguests, Gutiérrez, McGrath and Newman made it to finale night but Newman was eliminated at the beginning of the night.
Winokur won HOH, which allowed her to evict two people, in this case Gutiérrez and McGrath.
She defeated Matthews but he did win US$50,000 as the runner-up of the competition as well as another US$25,000 as America’s Favourite Houseguest.
At the end finale, the jury of all the previously eliminated houseguests were able to vote on whom they believed deserved the win.
Voting for Matthews were McGrath, Brandi Glanville and Metta World Peace.
— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) February 26, 2018
Some fans of Celebrity Big Brother were ecstatic about Winokur’s win.
marissa jaret winokur is the most deserving big brother winner of any season i have ever watched. so happy for her. queen.
— david (@supecut) February 26, 2018
— Derrick Levasseur (@DerrickL) February 26, 2018
Marissa might not have been an ideal winner, but her & her son both love this game and when he cried while hugging her..it was a nice moment. That innocent kid isn't thinking about whether she deserved it or not, his mom just won his favorite game! #CBBUS #BBCeleb
— Norman D. Golden ll (@NormanGoldenll) February 26, 2018
— Jessica Graf (@thejessicagraf) February 26, 2018
Congratulations to you @marissajaretwinokur for this victory, I'm happy for you 🙆♀️🙆♀️ Congratulations To You Too @jamesmaslow You are MY winner of this game, you was a great player, strategic and always yourself, I'm proud of you James 🙆♀️❤
— CélineBMaslowSchmidt (@Maslover72) February 26, 2018
Others wished that the finale had played out differently.
— abbi daigle (@hiitsabbi13) February 26, 2018
— Trap Selena 💅🏽 (@BBHEAUXX) February 26, 2018
— Whitney (@Whip216) February 26, 2018
I have never been so disappointed in my life. Every single juror knew Ross deserved to win over Marissa, yet they voted for the most honest person who was dragged to the finale. It's not about honesty, it's Big Brother! Ross will always be the true winner. 👑❤️ #BBCeleb #CBBUS pic.twitter.com/bz0G7ngN4D
— TheBeardedGent (@_TheBeardedGent) February 26, 2018
— thalia (@thaliafreddie9) February 26, 2018
Were you surprised that Marissa Jaret Winokur won Celebrity Big Brother Season 1?