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 Evander Holyfield
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Born: 19 October, 1962
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Occupation: Retired Professional Boxer
Celebrity Big Brother 13
Entered: Day 1
Exited: Day 8
Status: Evicted
Nomination(s) Received: 2

Evander Holyfield is a housemate from Celebrity Big Brother 13.


Often referred to as "The Real Deal", Evander is known for being a four-time world heavyweight boxing champion. On 28th June 1997, Mike Tyson bit off part of Evander's ear during the famous Bite Fight at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.

Evander started taking boxing lessons at the age of 8. He competed as amateur in the Golden Gloves competitions in the early 1980s. After winning a national Golden Gloves Championship in 1984, Holyfield made the U.S. Olympic team.

Representing his country at the 1984 Olympics held in Los Angeles, he experienced a great disappointment in the ring. He was disqualified during a semi-final match against Kevin Barry of New Zealand for hitting his opponent after a break but Evander still ended up winning the bronze medal.

In 1990, he became the World Heavyweight Champion, defeating James 'Buster' Douglas, the holder of the WBA, IBF and WBC championship titles. Evander took out Douglas in only seven minutes.

Evander made over $230 million in the ring, giving millions to the church and to various causes he supported, including the Evander Holyfield Foundation.

Celebrity Big Brother 13[]

He entered the house on Day 1 handcuffed to Luisa. On Day 2, Evander was given a formal warning from Big Brother about some of his opinions he used during a conversation with Luisa. They were deemed offensive and homophobic. On Day 3, Evander and Luisa were freed from their handcuffs but were automatically put up for the first eviction as a result of failing the tasks. Evander became the first housemate to be evicted from the House on Day 8 following a twist which involved Casey and Lee deciding who would be evicted out of him and Luisa.

Nominations History[]

Evander's Nominations History
Day Evander's
Nominations Against
3 No nominations
6 Jasmine,
Liz, Ollie
Evicted, Day 8

Post-Big Brother[]



  • Evander was the first Celebrity Big Brother 13 housemate to receive a formal warning from Big Brother.
  • In normal Big Brother rules, the two or more housemates with the most nominations will face the public vote each week. However, this was not the case the week Evander was nominated as the four or more housemates with the most nominations were nominated for eviction. Had the format been the same as usual, Evander would not have faced the public vote.
  • Evander and his partner for the week, Luisa Zissman, were the last housemates to enter the Celebrity Big Brother 13.
  • Evander was the fourth ever male housemate to be the first person evicted from a series of Big Brother.