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|Born||Brendon Josef Villegas
July 2, 1980
Riverside, California, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Television||Big Brother 12 (6th place)
Big Brother 13 (9th place)
The Amazing Race 20 (3rd Place)
The Amazing Race 24 (3rd Place)
Brendon Josef Villegas (born July 2, 1980) is an American television personality and reality show contestant. Villegas appeared in two seasons of the American edition of the television series Big Brother and The Amazing Race. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Early life and education
Villegas first appeared on 12th season of Big Brother in 2010. He began a showmance with fellow contestant Rachel Reilly. In week five he was put up for eviction alongside his show-mantic partner Reilly by HOH Matt. In week 6, he won HOH and nominated Lane and Ragan. Brendon was nominated by Britney in week 7, alongside Enzo, however he saved himself when he won the POV and Matt replaced him as a nominee. Before HouseGuest Matt was evicted it was announced that it was double eviction day. Brendon and Ragan were nominated by Hayden for eviction, but after Ragan won the power of veto, Brendon was evicted over replacement nominee Britney by a vote of 3-0. Brendon became the 4th Big Brother Jury member this season after the immediate eviction of Matt. Brendon voted for Lane to win Big Brother.
Villegas was one of the returning houseguests in the "Double Trouble" twist. His partner is his fiancée Rachel Reilly. On Day 1, Brendon became immune from eviction when Rachel became the first HoH, and later became a part of the Veterans alliance. Brendon and Rachel won the Power of Veto as a team in Week 1 in the competition, Faster than a Speeding Veto, but chose not to use it. In Week 3, Brendon again won the Power of Veto in the competition, Hot Legs, after spelling the word "Understanding", the same word that won him the veto last season. He chose not to use it, angering ally Daniele who had wanted him to use it against Jeff, causing a split in the Veterans alliance. In Week 4, Daniele became the new Head of Household, nominating Brendon and Rachel for eviction. On Day 29, Brendon won the Power of Veto for the third time in four weeks in the competition, Time's Up, but later decided to use it on Rachel. On Day 34, Brendon was evicted by a vote of 5-2 against Jordan, gaining the votes of Rachel and Porsche. However on Day 41, Brendon defeated Lawon in a competition entitled That's How We Roll to return to the house. On Day 48, he was re-evicted by a vote of 5-1. Brendon is the second houseguest in Big Brother history to be evicted three times, the first being Big Brother 6/7 Kaysar Ridha. In the jury house, he seemed to be very good friends with Jeff. Brendon was the 5th evicted HouseGuest and the 1st Jury member and voted for fiance, Rachel to win.
The Amazing Race
The Amazing Race 20
Villegas and fiancé Rachel Reilly were on the 20th season of The Amazing Race, which premiered on February 19, 2012. They ended up in 3rd place out of 11 teams in the final leg in The Amazing Race 20 losing to Border Patrol Agents of Art & JJ (runner-up) and Army Wife Rachel & Combat Pilot Dave, who won the race.
The Amazing Race 24
Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly who become newlyweds were on the 24th season of The Amazing Race, which premiered on February 23, 2014. Reilly and her husband won Legs 2, 7, and 8. They came in last place in Leg 4 but Phil told them that it was a non elimination leg and they are still in the race. However, they need to face a Speed Bump task in Leg 5 and they have manage to avoid elimination. Brendon & Rachel won three legs and survived a Speed Bump task that gives them a spot in the Final Three. They ended up in third place overall again ultimately losing to Country Singers of Caroline & Jennifer (runner-up) and Father/Son of Dave & Connor, who won the race.
- "Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly: Engaged!". The Hollywood Gossip. 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2011-12-30.
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