How Hayden Won 'Big Brother 12'

Sally Mercedes

Big Brother 12 winner Hayden Moss
Big Brother 12 winner, Hayden Moss
By now, you know who won Big Brother 12: Hayden Moss. But what's really on people's minds is exactly how he won.

On the Big Brother 12 finale, Hayden insisted his social game was the same as Lane's, but his competition wins made him stand out.

Let's take a closer look to see if that's the case, and what other factors might be in play.

Hayden was stronger in competitions, that's for sure. He won a handful of competitions throughout the season, including the most important ones: first HOH, last POV, and last HOH. Lane only won two, but they were closer to the end of the game, so they weren't exactly throw-aways.

Still, in terms of competitions, Hayden is the clear winner.

Now let's move on to the all-important social game. A good social game means having strong alliances, making friends in the Big Brother house, and keeping enemies to a minimum.

Regardless of what anyone tells you, Lane's social game was probably the best all season. He was likable and didn't make any enemies, just like Enzo, and had a side alliance, just like Hayden. But unlike Enzo or Hayden, he was part of two strong alliances that both made it to the final four.

So what went wrong?

I may be in the minority here, but I think Lane's performance in the finale hurt him more than anything else. I'm not sure if anything happened behind closed doors that made Lane want to give it to Hayden, or if Lane just completely dropped the ball or what, but Lane probably would have won if he had simply stepped it up at the end.

Hayden, meanwhile, was stronger than ever in his responses and his final plea. In the end, this is what gave him the edge and it's how he won Big Brother 12.

Do you think Hayden played a better game this season, or did Lane blow it at the end?


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