Jennifer "Jen" Marie Johnson (born April 25, 1984) is a nanny, estate manager bikini model and actress of English descent. Johnson is from Beverly Hills, California. She has appeared on How I Met Your Mother and Revenge in addition to her controversial run on Big Brother 8.
During her stay in the House, Jen's fellow HouseGuest felt that she was "self-centered" and "rude". She was seen as the victim of multiple attacks from eventual winner Dick Donato, which caused controversy outside of the House, with many demanding he be removed from the game. In the first week of the game, Johnson was nearly backdoored due to annoying her fellow HouseGuest and starting lies about some of them. Despite this, however, Daniele chose not to use the Power of Veto that week, leaving the original nominees Amber and Carol on the block. On Day 13, after the first live eviction, Jen became the second Head of Household of the season. She later nominated Dick and Daniele due to their "negative energy", and placed the keys in the nomination box based on how positive people were. Ultimately, Daniele won the Veto and was replaced with Joe, who was subsequently evicted. On Day 21, Jen, alongside Kail, was nominated for eviction by Head of Household Dick, whom she had put up the week before. The following day, however, Jen won her first Power of Veto of the season, and removed herself from the block. On Day 28, Jen and Kail were nominated together for the second week in a row, this time by Dustin. The following day, Jameka won the Power of Veto. Due to Jameka's religious beliefs, she promised Jen she would remove her from the block. On Day 31, Jameka stuck to her word and saved Jen with the Veto. On Day 35, Jen and Kail were nominated for the third week in a row, by Head of Household Daniele, whom Jen had put up during her HoH reign. On this day, the House set a record for having the same two initial nominees for three weeks in a row. On Day 36, however, Jen won her second Power of Veto competition, and third overall competition. Jen made a shocking move during the competition when she offered to give away half of the total grand prize, should she win the game. She also agreed to eat slop for the next thirty days. On Day 38, she removed herself from the block and was replaced by Eric. On Day 52, Head of Household Daniele chose to change her own nominations when she won the Power of Veto. She removed Amber from the block, and named Jen the replacement nominee. On Day 52, Jen was penalized for going against the slop restriction and was given a penalty eviction vote against her. Later that day, she also engaged in a controversial fight with houseguest Dick, in which she was burned by one of his cigarettes. She was evicted by a unanimous five to zero vote (six votes total, due to her penalty vote), and became the second member of the Jury. Despite statements made during the game that she may not go to sequester, she was shown entering the sequester house a few weeks later. She voted for Daniele to win the grand prize. Although Jen and Daniele were enemies on Big Brother 8, they became close friends after the show.
Jen revealed to fellow HouseGuest Kail that she had worked for Vanna White. Mike "Boogie" from Chilltown has reported that he helped train her. Her previous television appearances include playing for the New York Euphoria in the 2006 Lingerie Bowl, and she appeared on an episode of Wheel of Fortune before being employed by Vanna White. Jen was also an extra on the show Las Vegas several times. In 1 episode she was a girl sitting poolside in a red bikini in the episode, "Wagers of Sin". She has also been on multiple episodes How I Met Your Mother, and several other TV shows. Jen briefly returned to the Big Brother house in 2008, where she participated in a food competition with the Big Brother 10 houseguests. The competition was designed to celebrate 10 seasons of Big Brother, with one representative from each season.