From a media release:
Socially Savvy Sarah Hanlon Wins Season Three of Big Brother Canada in Landslide Vote
In the most merciless season of Big Brother Canada yet, Sarah Hanlon, the 27 year-old free spirit from Toronto, was crowned the winner in tonight’s dramatic season three finale on Global. Sarah competed as a socially savvy houseguest, earning the respect of the jury, and winning the crown title in a landslide 7-2 vote against runner-up Godfrey Mangwiza. Sarah takes home a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 home shopping spree from The Brick, and a $10,000 trip of a lifetime courtesy of Twistos. As runner-up, Godfrey takes home $20,000 cash, in addition to a $5,000 prize he picked up while in the house. Big Brother Canada’s third season quickly became the most shocking, twisted, and dramatic season yet, captivating Canadians across the country. The show’s third season, and its inaugural run on Global, grew its audience by 40% over its sophomore season on Slice.
“I honestly felt like I was going to be out every single week. It turned around when Brittnee used the Have Not super power and I won HOH right after â€“ that’s when I thought that I might have a shot to get to the end. I still can’t believe it though, it’s so surreal!” said Sarah Hanlon.
With the house narrowed down to its final three â€“ made up of Sarah Hanlon (Toronto), Godfrey Mangwiza (Toronto), and Ashleigh Wood (Calgary) â€“ the remaining houseguests competed in a three-part HOH competition that secured one person a spot in the final two. Godfrey won the first leg of the competition, while Ashleigh won the second, knocking out Sarah from competing in the third leg of the race. In a tie-breaking trivia challenge, Godfrey won his first HOH of the season, securing himself a spot in the final two. Godfrey chose to take Sarah to the finals, sending Ashleigh out the door to join the jury.
After the jury vote was locked, Big Brother revealed its final twist of the season. The final three houseguests had been given a first-of-its-kind vote to unanimously eliminate one jury member. Arisa revealed to the jury that super fan Jordan Parhar had been evicted from the jury, canceling out his previously cast vote. This season’s houseguests were hand-picked from across the country, representing provinces, cities, and towns from coast-to-coast. But most of all, this season consisted of more BBCAN super fans than ever before, bringing a concoction of knowledge in a house full of game-altering surprises.