The Big Brother Australia 2022 winner has been crowned!
During the grand finale on July 12, Reggie emerged victorious, beating out Johnson and Taras with the public vote. This makes her the first-ever Big Brother competitor to win the series twice!
In the emotional live finale, Reggie reflected on her first win 19 years ago and why Australia still loves her today.
“I resonate with people and I’m a down to earth Aussie battler,” Reggie said.
“She’s just a genuine person. You have a conversation with Reg and she just tells her how it is,” Big Trev said.
She certainly didn’t hold back when asked about the Big Brother nomination challenges, which some fans had previously dubbed as “ableist” and “unfair” due to Reggie’s low vision.
“It was hard. Those challenges were brutal, they were terrible actually,” Reggie said.
When Sonia finally announced the winner live, Reggie immediately thanked her fans for their support.
“Thank you for everyone who voted for me. I hope I did you all proud,” she said.
Reggie Bird’s Road to Victory on Big Brother Australia 2022
The last OG standing, Reggie staked her claim as the housemate to beat, based on her social game and Australia’s love for the former fish and chip shop owner from Tassie.
Throughout the season, the mum-of-two played with a whole lot of heart, ensuring that she had one goal on her mind — her kids.
Taking to her Instagram hours before she was crowned, Reggie urged her fans to vote for her and not be “complacent”, even though she was a shoo-in to win.
However, the newly minted Big Brother Australia 2022 winner almost didn’t make it to the finale.
Halfway through the series, Reggie was voted out in a surprise double eviction alongside fellow OG Estelle Landy but was voted back in by her fellow housemates.
As for the nomination challenges, although legally blind, Reggie had a fierce spirit and tackled every task no matter what lay ahead of her.
Honestly, we could not love this icon anymore!
Congratulations to Reggie!
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