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 Sylvia Barrie
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Born: 31 August, 1986
Hometown: Norwood, London
Occupation: Student
Big Brother 9
Entered: Day 1
Exited: Day 23
Status: Evicted
Nomination(s) Received: 13

Sylvia Barrie is a housemate from Big Brother 9.


Sylvia came to the UK with her family aged 11, when the war started in her native Sierra Leone. Describing herself as feisty and ambitious but soft on the inside, she is equally at home in church or a shopping mall. Sylvia says religion plays a very important part in her life. She believes in God, goes to church every Sunday and prays before she goes to bed every night.

She is currently studying English Literature and Psychology at Derby University, but would ideally like to pursue a career as a singer and says she has a good voice. Sylvia gives herself 5/10 for intelligence and 8/10 for looks, but says the only thing she doesn't like about herself are her wrists as they are too skinny.

Very sociable, she likes to go out to bars, and go clubbing, but also loves reading, with her favourite book being The Colour Purple. Her favourite comics are Alan Carr and Russell Brand, and favourite television shows include Scrubs, Friends, The Simpsons and Family Guy. She gets angered by "unclean individuals, aggressive people and negativity" and admits that her face can be a bit "scowly" at times but is trying to change this. Sylvia applied to Big Brother because she wants to take part in the fun and everything that Big Brother throws at housemates, and says she'd be the fearless one in the House.

Big Brother 9[]

After receiving nine nominations from her fellow housemates, Sylvia was nominated for eviction on Day 19. Sylvia was the second housemate to be evicted on Day 23 with 90.2% of the vote.

Nominations History[]

Sylvia's Nominations History
Week Sylvia's
Nominations Against
1 Passed Task
2 Alexandra,
Kathreya, Lisa, Mario, Rachel
3 Rex,
Darnell, Kathreya, Lisa, Luke, Mario,
Michael, Mohamed, Rachel, Rex
Evicted, Day 23

Post-Big Brother[]

Sylvia became the second black Sun page three girl in 2012 and her first feature was on the 2 April 2012. This caused a lot of stir within the industry, as some Sun page 3 fans wrote racial remarks on Twitter. Sylvia Barrie signed an exclusive contact with MJ Management who kick started her modelling career.



  • Thus far, Sylvia is the only ever housemate to originate from Sierra Leone.
  • Sylvia previously held the record for having received the highest two-way percentage to evict, with 90.2%.
  • Sylvia and Alexandra De-Gale jointly hold the record for having received more nominations in one week then any other housemate in Big Brother 9, with 9 nominations each.