Adam Jasinski

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Adam Jasinski
Born (1978-04-30) April 30, 1978 (age 39)
Residence Delray Beach, Florida
Television Big Brother 9 (winner)

Adam Jasinski (born April 30, 1978) is the winner of the U.S. series Big Brother 9. Jasinski is a public relations manager from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Jasinski has a master's degree in fashion design and marketing, and has attended Parson's School of Design in New York City, Camden County College in New Jersey, and Fashion Art Italy in Prato-Florence Italy.[1]

Big Brother 9[edit]

On Big Brother, Jasinski was paired with Sheila Kennedy. Jasinski won part two of the three-part final "Head of Household" competition. At the finale, Jasinski became the winner of Big Brother 9 by a vote of 6-1, defeating fellow houseguest Ryan Quicksall and earning the $500,000 prize. Jasinski received votes from Matt McDonald, Chelsia Hart, James Zinkand, Natalie Cunial, Sharon Obermueller, and Sheila Kennedy. Jasinski only lost the vote of Joshuah Welch. He played a great game and said afterwards "only if they knew how easy it was to win it all! I would love to do it all over again and really share with the diary room and America my strategy. I was very skeptical therefore held back from everyone watching what I was truly up to!"[citation needed]

Criminal activity[edit]

Jasinski was arrested on October 19, 2009, and was charged by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in North Reading, MA for possession of 2,000 oxycodone pills with intent to distribute.[2] Jasinski admitted to funding his illegal venture with the $500,000 winnings from the show, and to buying and reselling oxycodone pills for several months.[3][4] Jasinski faced a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.[4][5]

Big Brother finalist Sheila Kennedy, who voted for Jasinski during the "jury house" portion of the show, stated she felt betrayed by him for using his prize money to fund a drug ring, as he had promised to donate $100,000 of it to an autism charity.[citation needed]

On October 4, 2010 Jasinski appeared in U.S. District Court in Boston, Massachusetts and pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone and failure to file a tax return for the year he won the $500,000 prize on Big Brother. Jasinski was remanded to custody. In what has been described as an ironic twist, Jasinski’s lawyer said she planned to recommend a sentence of house arrest.[6]

Jasinski was sentenced in January 2011 to four years in federal prison for the drug charge and tax evasion.[7] Jasinski claims to be suffering from a drug addiction and bipolar disorder.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Adam Jasinski is now an addiction recovery consultant and professional interventionist in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. [9]

Jasinski released a book titled My Kid's On Drugs, Now What? which is a resource for parents on how to guide their child down the path of long-term sobriety after treatment. [10]


  1. ^ "Adam's biography". Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Adam Jasinski, Big Brother Winner, Charged With Selling Oxy". U.S. District Court, Boston, MA. FindLaw. 2009-10-20. Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  3. ^ "'Big Brother' winner Adam Jasinski confesses using $500,000 prize to buy oxycodone pills to resell". Daily News (New York). October 20, 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Adam Jasinski, 'Big Brother' Winner, In Massive Oxycodone Bust". The Huffington Post. October 20, 2009. Retrieved May 17, 2010. 
  5. ^ Beaudet, Mike (19 October 2009). "Big Brother winner Adam Jasinski charged with dealing drugs". Fox Undercover. Archived from the original on 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Note to Game Show Contestants: Big Brother Really *Is* Watching". October 4, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 January 2011. Retrieved January 22, 2011. 
  7. ^ "USDOJ: US Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  8. ^ Denise Lavoie (October 4, 2010). "'Big Brother' Adam Jasinski Pleads GUILTY In Tax, Drug Case". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 
  9. ^ "Adam Jasinski | Author, Addiction Consultant, Interventionist, Speaker". Adam Jasinski. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 
  10. ^ "The Ultimate Resource for Dealing with the Devastating Disease of Addiction". My Kid's On Drugs, Now What?. Retrieved 2017-06-22. 

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Preceded by
Dick Donato
Big Brother U.S. winner
Season 9 (2008)
Succeeded by
Dan Gheesling