It’s time for viewers to vote for the contestant who will win the title of America’s Favorite Houseguest (also known as America’s Favorite Player) on Big Brother 23 and take home the $50,000 cash prize. Now better known as AFH or AFP, this award was introduced on Big Brother 7: All-Stars. At the time, the title was called America’s Favorite Juror, and its first-ever recipient was Janelle Pierzina. Over the years, eight men and six women have won America’s Favorite.
So far, the public has chosen the following America’s Favorite Players on the show: Janelle Pierzina (BB7), James Zinkand (BB9), Keesha Smith (BB10), Jeff Schroeder (BB11), Britney Haynes (BB12), Jeff Schroeder (BB13), Frank Eudy (BB14), Elissa Slater (BB15), Donny Thompson (BB16), James Huling (BB17), Victor Arroyo (BB18), Cody Nickson (BB19), Tyler Crispen (BB20), Nicole Anthony (BB21), and Da’Vonne Rogers (BB22). Now, the time has come for the fans to pick which player they’d like to win America’s Favorite on BB23.
The voting process for America’s Favorite Houseguest on Big Brother 23 is now open via text messaging. In order to vote for AFP, you must send your favorite houseguest’s name via text message to the number 97979. The voting period opened on Thursday, September 23 and will close on Wednesday, September 29 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET. According to CBS.com, each fan has a “maximum of one (1) vote per device per day” during this voting period of seven days. The winner will be announced at the grand finale airing on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
It’s finally time! 🚨 Want to reward your favorite houseguest of the season? 💰 All you have to do is text their first name to 97979 📲 Terms at https://t.co/2v5GaEaDjM message & data rates may apply. #BB23 pic.twitter.com/xGsIRPLY8b
— Big Brother (@CBSBigBrother) September 24, 2021
Given that the grand prize of BB23 was increased from $500,000 to $750,000, producers decided to also increase the cash prize for America’s Favorite Houseguest. Over the years, the winners of AFH/AFP have each been awarded $25,000. In 2021, however, the chosen America’s Favorite Player will win a cash prize of $50,000, which is a significant step up. At this point, some fans believe that the winner of Big Brother 23 has already been chosen given the players who are left in the final three. However, the competition to win AFP is only getting started, and the outcome is much more undecided right now.
It should be noted that all 16 contestants on BB23 are eligible to receive votes for America’s Favorite Houseguest, regardless of their standing in the game. All pre-jury players, jurors, and finalists can receive votes, so you are welcome to vote for your absolute favorite houseguest, regardless of how long ago that person was evicted or if that contestant is still playing the game. As always, it’s time to expect the unexpected.
Big Brother 23 airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST/PST on CBS.