BY: Derrik J. Lang
LOS ANGELES – The Animal scored the home run on ‘Big Brother 12.’
Hayden Moss won the $500,000 grand prize on the voyeuristic CBS reality TV competition’s season finale Wednesday. He is shaggy-haired 24-year-old college student and former baseball player from Tempe, Ariz., who was dubbed “The Animal” by his secret four-man alliance.
Moss bested 24-year-old oil rig salesman Lane “The Beast” Elenburg from Decatur, Texas.
Moss, who progressed through the competition staying loyal to The Brigade alliance, dominated the 12th edition by both winning several competitions and forming bonds with the other houseguests.
He defeated Elenburg in the last round of a three-part “head of household” contest, which allowed him to pick Elenburg to battle against for jury votes.