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Rachel wins Big Brother 13!

So what do you think about that? The biggest target, the biggest mouth (at least for the first half of the summer) and the biggest fighter…I guess? Just a few days ago Rachel was award the top $500,000 prize in Big Brother 13.

Rachel’s Big Brother career has not always been stellar; she left the previous season she was on as one of the biggest villains.  No doubt that was why she was brought back on this season…ratings sure would benefit from it. It seemed from the beginning that her game play would be the same this year. She would be loud, obnoxious, a sore looser, catty, spiteful…and a whole list of other adjectives you would not want to be called. Its not that she didn’t realize who she was…she was told! She even commented through tears that all of America hated her and she found it tough to get a job after the last season.

I must admit that for the first half of the summer there was no part of me that did not want to see Rachel get kicked out of the Big Brother house. However, as the summer progressed (somewhere in mid August) I found myself actually changing my feelings towards Rachel. Or wait…was it me that changed or was it Rachel that changed?

I think after her fiancé Brendan was evicted for the second time (hahaha) Rachel realized that she had to make some changes. I think that process of change became complete when Jeff left the house; Rachel and Jordon now had something in common…and a lot more about Jordon started to rub off onto Rachel.

It seems that half way through the season Rachel stopped being all about her and actually started to play a more social game. It even appeared genuine…I think she actually started to care about the other people in the house. She also stopped trying to backstab the people closest to her. If I had to hear her make plans to backdoor Jeff and Jordon one more time I may have had a meltdown. In fact, the new Rachel even stopped mouthing off all the time…AND, she attempted to calm down Jordon when she had her very uncharacteristic blow up at Shelly. May I quote what I said as I watched that play out: “You know its gotten bad when RACHEL is the one attempting to calm someone down and bring peace to the house!”.

In short, Rachel changed. For the better. There are many lessons we can learn from Rachel and the way that she played Big Brother this season. In Rachel’s words, she was either HOH, on the block or winning the veto each week…there was no floating for Rachel.

Rachel, you fought hard and maybe even learned some life lessons in the process. Great job! Keep up the good work!

Somehow I don’t think this is the last we will hear of Rachel and Brendan…

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)

Big Brother followers everywhere are likely cringing after last evening’s episode, which featured houseguest Rachel…pulling a Rachel. When she was first in the house last season I think that most people would suggest that her biggest downfall was her mouth. If you remember near the end of last season when Pandora’s box was opened they repercussion on the house was that something awful would be released for 24 hours; that something that Rachel reentering the house for 24 hours.

As the episode unfolded last we learned that Brendan and Rachel were selected to compete in the Veto Competition. Unfortunately during the competition Jordan (the current Head of Household) was eliminated first; she had the option of remaining eliminated or she could get a second chance if she committed to two weeks of eating nothing but slop. Jordon did not take the slop challenge and remained eliminated – this did not sit well with Rachel. For the remainder of the competition she made snide remarks about Jordon not competing, the foolishness of continuing to compete if Jordon was not competing and other such remarks. Jeff (Jordon’s girlfriend) had all he could do to contain himself during the competition but certainly let Rachel have it after the competition was over.

It’s a shame that Rachel cannot even keep stay in the good books with her own alliance. I feel for Brendan who has to play the game as Rachel’s finance; if she keeps opening her big mouth it puts his game in jeopardy too.

Even though Rachel offered a forced apology to Jordon, I think Jordon’ faithfulness to their alliance (demonstrated through NOT putting Brendan and Rachel on the block even though it would have been a better move than putting Cassi and Shelly) may have Rachel reconsidering her emotional and bitter behavior. I guess time will tell…

Here is some wisdom for Rachel: “The mouths of fools bring them strife, and their mouths invite a beating.” (Prov. 18:6). The fact that she is a girl might protect Rachel from getting a beating from the guys…but I would hold your tongue around Cassi, Rachel!

Lets all learn from Rachel this week and wisely use the words we share with each other!