Janelle Pierzina

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Janelle Pierzina
Born (1980-01-10) January 10, 1980 (age 34)
Grand Rapids, MN, United States
Residence Lakeville, MN, United States
Television Big Brother 6
Big Brother 7: All Stars
Big Brother 14

Janelle Marie Pierzina is an American reality show participant known for her appearances on the sixth, All-Star, and fourteenth seasons of the American version of the CBS reality show Big Brother.

Biography

Pierzina was born on January 10, 1980, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, and graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1998. She earned a degree in communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Before appearing on Big Brother, Pierzina was an actress, model, and cocktail waitress.[1]

In 2000 Pierzina was convicted of a misdemeanor DWI infraction in Minnesota, for which she was fined and sent to an alcohol-awareness program. In 2001 she was charged with and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft from Macy's, for which she was fined.[2][3][4]

Personal life

Pierzina married Jess DeSanto on June 12, 2010.[5] On December 14, 2011, she gave birth to Violet Anne DeSanto. Violet weighed in at 6 lbs. 4 oz.[6]

In January 2013, Pierzina announced she and DeSanto were expecting their second child, a boy due in August 2013.[7] On August 10, 2013, she gave birth to her and DeSanto's second child, Lincoln William DeSanto.[8] In April 2014, Pierzina confirmed that she is currently expecting her and DeSanto's third child in October 2014, the following month she announced they were expecting a girl.[9][10]

Big Brother

In 2005, Pierzina was one of fourteen contestants on Big Brother 6. Her secret partner was former roommate, Ashlea Evans. Pierzina came in third, being evicted on September 16, 2005, Day 76.

In the summer of 2006, Pierzina was chosen by the viewers to participate in Big Brother 7:All-Stars and entered the house on July 3, 2006. Pierzina was eventually evicted on Day 67, again taking third place and becoming a member of the seven-contestant jury. On September 12, 2006, the final day of Big Brother 7:All-Stars, Pierzina was named the winner of the final America's Choice vote, a $25,000 prize to a jury member. Popular with fans, Pierzina won every America's Choice award during Big Brother 6.[citation needed]

In September, 2007, Pierzina returned to host the Power Of Veto competition in the Big Brother 8 house. On August 9, 2008, in the Big Brother 10 house, Pierzina again returned to participate in the week's food competition. Along with other BB alumni, including Mike "Boogie" Malin and Danielle Reyes, Janelle returned to Big Brother in September 2009 for a roundtable discussion of Season 11.[citation needed]

In 2012, Pierzina returned once again to the Big Brother house for the show's 14th season. She was the fourth contestant evicted.[11]

After her appearance on Big Brother All Stars, Pierzina won the VH1 Big Reality Star of '06 award.[12] She is considered the biggest "winner" of Big Brother, with total winnings during her first two seasons of 12.5.[13]

Pierzina holds the record for most days spent in the Big Brother house, at 177 days.

Title Type Date Role Description
Big Brother Canada 1 TV Series April, 2013 Herself Contributed via Skype to a roundtable about the final five houseguests of the first season of Big Brother Canada.
Big Brother 14 TV Series 2012 Herself Was a returning "mentor/coach" along with Mike "Boogie" Malin, Dan Gheesling, and Britney Haynes, later became a player. Finished 12th out of 16.
Big Brother 11 TV Series September, 2009 Herself Contributed to a roundtable about the final three of season 11.
Big Brother 10 TV Series August 10, 2008 Herself Participated in food competition
Big Brother 8 TV series 2007 Herself Hosted a Golden Power Of Veto Competition named "Janelle-O-Vision"
Big Brother 7:All-Stars TV series 2006 Herself Finished 3rd of 14. Voted by viewers a prize of $25,000.00.
Big Brother 6 TV series 2005 Herself Finished 3rd of 14
Nautical Angels TV pilot 2005 Action Angel After production this TV pilot was not picked up by a broadcaster. It featured three "Nautical Angels", who visited various tourist destinations. Pierzina would try out various physical activities for tourists, such as diving. Her fellow "angels" were Sarah Backhouse and Miss Thailand World Cindy Burbridge.

References

  1. ^ "Janelle Pierzina, A Cocktail Waitress on Big Brother 6 | Reality TV Magazine". Realitytvmagazine.sheknows.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  2. ^ Time Waster. ""Big Brother" Contestant Was Wanted Woman". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  3. ^ "Legal woes of 'Big Brother' star revealed". UPI.com. 2005-07-21. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  4. ^ "Breaking Celeb News, Entertainment News, and Celebrity Gossip | E! Online UK". Eonline.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  5. ^ "Janelle Pierzina". Medlibrary.org. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  6. ^ http://tvrealitycentral.com/bigbrother/big-brother-all-star-janelle-pierzina-births-a-baby-girl.html
  7. ^ by Carrie “Spicy” Milburn (2013-01-30). "BB14's Janelle Pierzina is Pregnant With Baby #2!". Reality Nation. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Former Big Brother Contestant Janelle Pierzina Gives Birth to Baby Boy! | E! Online UK". Eonline.com. 2013-08-10. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / JanellePierzina: The rumors are true, I'm". Twitter.com. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  10. ^ "Twitter / JanellePierzina: I will be having a baby girl". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 
  11. ^ 'Big Brother' evicts returning houseguest Janelle Pierzina and determines fifth HoH
  12. ^ 'Big in 2006', VH1, accessed December 16, 2008
  13. ^ By John Kubicek. "BuddyTV Slideshow | The Biggest Winners in ‘Big Brother’ History". Buddytv.com. Retrieved 2014-05-18. 

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