It’s the last Power of Veto competition of Big Brother 19. Coming in we’ve had a streak of nine male PoV winners in a row, and with Christmas as the only female left in the game, did that pattern continue?

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Paul nominated Josh and Kevin.

Paul won the Power of Veto.

Wow, Paul is definitely ending the game like he planned, by beasting out and winning every competition he can. This is his fifth PoV win of the season and it gives him countless records, most importantly that he is now the all-time competition king with 14 career HoH and PoV wins, more than anyone.

Of course this puts him in a position where he has to betray yet another ally. Kevin believes in him almost as much as Alex did, but it’s likely that Paul will not use it and Christmas will evict Kevin in fourth place, allowing her “team” to make it to the Final 3.


-Paul ties the all-time record for most PoV wins in a single season with 5, which season 7’s Janelle Pierzina and season 8’s Daniele Donato also did.

-Paul also sets new records for most career competition wins (14, beating Janelle’s 13) and most career PoV wins (8, beating Janelle’s 7).

-Paul is the first person ever to win HoH and PoV in the same week three different times in one season. He also did it once last season.

-Paul now has 8 HoH/PoVs this season, tying season 16’s Frankie Grande and just one behind season 7’s Janelle Pierzina.

-Paul has won three HoH/PoV competitions in a row, which has happened 11 other times (one of whlch was Paul at the end of last season). No one has ever won four in a row, which Paul can do if he wins the Final HoH.

-This season saw 12 male winners for the PoV competitions, tying the record for the most set in season 16.

-This season only had 2 female winners for the PoV, tying the all-time low set in season 10. Those two were Alex in week 1 and Jessica in week 4.

-Kevin and Christmas both join the list of 11 other HGs to finish in the Final 4 without ever winning a PoV competition. The only other season to feature two people never winning a Veto was season 16, when Caleb and Derrick both did it.

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