Braxton beat out former NFL player Ricky Williams in a unanimously decided vote, 9-0. This is the first time since season 10 that the winner had a clean sweep of jury votes. The last player this has happened with is Dan Gheesling, largely considered to be the greatest Big Brother player of all time.
Braxton’s prize was $250,000, while Williams went home with $50,000. In her last bid to the jury for their votes, Braxton passionately discussed why she deserved the win.
“I am a huge fan of this show. I played the game to the best of my ability,” she explained. “I lost my job publicly in front of everybody. I lost my husband. . . And I almost lost my life.” In 2016, Braxton was dropped from her co-hosting gig on The Real, and she filed for divorce from Vince Herbert just one year later. Recently, she revealed on The Wendy Williams Show that she was molested as a child.
During the game, Braxton won one Head of Household competition and one Power of Veto competition, which gave her control and power of the game. She also had a few spats with fellow houseguests, including Olympian Lolo Jones and comedian Tom Green.