And the winner is…
John Powell – GlobalTV.com
Lucky season seven has a winner.
Dane Rupert, the civil technician from Kelowna, British Columbia, is the unanimous winner of Big Brother Canada season seven.
Dane beat fellow Pretty Boy alliance member Anthony pocking all seven jury votes.
“Honestly, this is a dream come true. I have been watching this show for 20 years and I can’t even think right now. I love you guys!” a jubilant Dane said to host Arisa Cox.
With his mother in the audience, Dane went on to dedicate his win to his father who committed suicide.
“I know he is proud of me. I really miss my dad. Mental health is a serious issue. It is okay to not be okay but it is not okay to stay in the frame of mind. Dad, this one’s for you, baby!” he said with tears in his eyes.
With his five wins this season Dane is now tied with Demetres Giannitsos of season five for the most HoH wins in a single season in the North American version of Big Brother. For overall HoH and PoV wins in a single season, Dane is tied with Demetres as well as Danielle Donato and Vanessa Rousso of Big Brother USA for third place with seven wins.
Anthony, who finished in second and took home $20,000, was grateful for the win and all of the support he had in and outside the house.
In the final Head of Household competition, Dane won the first phase forcing Kyra and Anthony to face off in phase two. Kyra won phase two and took on Dane in the finale. Dane won the final HoH of the season electing to evict Kyra and take Anthony to the finals keeping the promise he made to him.